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Tetragonopterus chalceus

$12.99

A larger growing characin found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, Tetragonopterus chalceus is relatively uncommon in the aquarium hobby.  With their size and bold demeanor, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.

Coral Red Pencilfish (Nannostomus mortenthaleri)

$12.99

One of the most strikingly beautiful species of pencilfish, the Coral Red Pencil originates from the soft, acidic waters of the upper Rio Nanay in the Peruvian Amazon. A schooling fish, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more as they will display the best color in the presence of a group. In the aquarium, they make stunning display fish, and are both hardy and active. Feeding a diet high in red color enhancers (like astaxanthin or other carotenoids) will help ensure they maintain their brightest colors.

New Guinea Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus)

$12.99

A beautiful and larger-growing species, the New Guinea Red Rainbow makes for a stunning centerpiece fish for medium to large community or planted aquariums. With their deep red coloration (more intense in males) and extremely active nature, they add a splash of color to almost any freshwater aquarium. As with most rainbowfish, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more fish and will do best in an aquarium with ample cover (such as live or artificial plants).

Xingu Apistogramma (Apistogramma agassizzi ‘Xingu’)

$12.49

A colorful and rarely seen dwarf cichlid, the Xingu Apistogramma is found in shallow areas of the fast-moving clear water Rio Xingu in Eastern Brazil. Like most Apistogramma species, they will do best in a tank with peaceful tankmates like small tetras or dwarf rainbows – or in a species tank if breeding is to be attempted. The Xingu Apistogramma requires excellent water quality and regular partial water changes will ensure they thrive in the aquarium.

A note on wild Apistogramma: Unless otherwise specified, wild Apistogramma are sold as unsexed individuals. We will make our best efforts to send pairs or a requested ratio of male to female but we do not guarantee sex on these fish. We recommend buying in groups to ensure adequate males and females for breeding.

Sunset Apisto (Apistogramma atahualpa)

$9.99

One of the most strikingly colorful and attractively patterned Apistogramma, the Sunset or Atahualpa Apisto is found in small forest pools and shallow reaches of flooded forest along the lower Itaya River Drainage in Peru. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

Spotted Shortnose Cory (Corydoras brevirostris)

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An attractively marked and somewhat uncommon Corydoras from the Orinoco Basin, the Spotted Shortnose Cory is a peaceful shoaling fish often found in  large groups in the wild. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, an excellent and active bottom-dweller for most community tanks. Like most Corydoras they should be kept in groups of at least five fish.

Clown Pleco (Panaqolus maccus)

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One of the most popular small plecos in the aquarium hobby, the Clown Pleco or L104 is found in the rocky waters of the Rio Meta and its tributaries in Colombia. A scavenger and algae grazer, they will feed on nuisance algae in the aquarium but prefer more protein rich foods and should be supplemented with a variety of foods including gel diet, sinking pellets or wafers, and fresh veggies. Peaceful and generally safe with live plants, they are an excellent pleco for small or medium aquariums with a maximum size of just over 3″

Porthole Catfish (Dianema longibarbus)

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A unique armored catfish and a favorite in the aquarium hobby for decades, the porthole catfish is found in shallow waters throughout much of the Amazon Basin. Peaceful, active, and social, they are best kept in small groups in the aquarium and will get along well with most similarly-sized tankmates.

Checkerboard Cichlid (Dicrossus filamentosus)

$9.99

An attractive and peaceful dwarf cichlid, the Checkerboard Cichlid is found in acidic, blackwater streams in the Orinoco and Negro river basins in Brazil and Colombia. Typically found in extreme shallow water in and around dense piles of fallen leaves, they are social fish and do best in groups of 5 or more (or as male/female pairs). A good community fish in most cases, they appreciate plenty of cover and are ideal fish for planted aquariums.

Spotted Silver Hatchet (Gasteropelecus maculatus)

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One of the larger species of the popular surface dwelling Hatchetfish, the Spotted Silver Hatchet is found in the Eastern end of the Amazon Basin in Colombia, Peru, and Ecuador. In the aquarium, they are hardy and peaceful schooling fish that due to their size will do well with larger tankmates – making an ideal dither fish for small and medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.

Wild Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) – Rio Caqueta Locale

$9.99

A wild form of the aquarium hobby classic, the Oscar from Colombia’s Rio Caqueta represents a new locality of the species with a distinctive color pattern. As with all Oscars, these are a large growing and predatory fish that require large aquariums as adults. Feeding a varied diet of high quality prepared and frozen foods will help ensure their best colors as they grow.

Dusky Narrow Hatchetfish (Triportheus angulatus)

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A larger growing, surface dwelling species, the Dusky Narrow Hatchet is found throughout much of the Amazon basin. In the aquarium, they are fast moving and always in motion, best kept in a school of 5 or more fish.  With their size and speed, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.