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Sveni Eartheater Wild Rio Parana (Geophagus sveni ‘Rio Parana’)


A colorful and uncommon eartheater found only in a few river systems in Southern Brazil, the Sveni Eartheater is considered part of the ‘Surinamensis’ complex of closely-related species. With intense blue, red, and green coloration and long, flowing ventral fin streamers, this showy species is best kept in groups in an aquarium with fine sand substrate. Like most of its relatives, it is a fairly peaceful cichlid.

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Costae Tetra (Moenkhausia costae)


A rarely seen and highly sought-after species of schooling tetra, the Costae or Blackline Tetra is found in the shallow reaches of the Rio Sao Francisco and its tributaries in Southern Brazil. An extremely active species, they form large schools or shoals in the wild as a defense from predation. In the aquarium, their fast-moving nature and unique tail stripe pattern adds flash and movement to the middle and upper levels of the aquarium which has made them extremely popular with planted tank hobbyists and aquascapers. A hardy species, they are tolerant of a wide range of water conditions but should be kept in a well-covered aquarium as they are likely to jump. As a shoaling species, they should be kept in larger groups, with 5 fish being the minimum (more fish are better if space allows).

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Titan Pleco (Panaque titan)


A rarely seen and, as the name implies, a huge growing species of Panaque, the Titan Pleco or Titan Panaque is found in upper tributaries of the Eastern Amazon in Ecuador and Colombia (possibly Peru). A robust and relatively hardy fish, they primarily inhabit fast-moving whitewater stretches of river and prefer well-oxygenated water with some current in the aquarium. Like all Panaque species, it is a specialized wood eater and requires driftwood in its diet. They should also be offered a variety of other foods, including fresh veggies and specialty diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel diet.

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Striped Pike Characin (Boulengerella lateristriga)


A unique predatory characin found throughout the Rio Negro and Orinoco, the Striped Pike Characin or Striped “Gar” is commonly found in small groups at the surface of shallow water in the wild, where they hunt for shoals of smaller fish and insects. In the aquarium, they can be skittish fish, especially at first, and will do best with some cover in the form of floating plants or driftwood close to the surface. They are best kept in groups of 3 or more, and will school with other larger characins. Primarily a live fish eater, they will usually require live food at first but can be weaned onto frozen or prepared diets over time.

L190 Royal Pleco (Panaque nigrolineatus)


The L190 or Royal Pleco is a large growing Panaque and probably the most well-known of the several species and variants known as Royal Plecos in the trade. Found in the Orinoco basin in Colombia and Venezuela, this distinctively marked pleco inhabits acidic water with moderate to fast flow. Like all species in the genus Panaque they are wood eaters by nature, and should be offered plenty of driftwood in the aquarium. Specialized diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel premix or Sera Catfish Chips are ideal for this species.


Peru ‘Diadema’ Cichlid (Aequidens sp. ‘jenaro herrera’)

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The Peru Diadema Cichlid, or Royal Acara, is a colorful, medium-sized cichlid found in the Peruvian Amazon in a wide variety of habitat types. A hardy and colorful fish, they are fairly aggressive for their small adult size and are best kept with larger cichlids or dither species like silver dollars or other large characins. They make a great addition to a large cichlid community aquarium.

L204 Flash / Emperor Pleco (Panaqolus albivermis)


A beautiful pleco found in the Ucayali and Maranon river drainages in Peru, the Flash or Emperor is a relatively small species with a maximum adult size of 5″. Hardy and undemanding, the L204 is not an algae eater by nature but more than makes up for it with their striking striped pattern and distinctive lyretail.  They should be fed a varied diet high in protein.

Wild Apistogramma cacatuoides (Apistogramma cacatuiodes)


One of the most popular dwarf cichlids in the hobby, Apistgramma cacatuoides (also known as the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid) is an attractive and interesting addition to smaller community aquarium. They have been bred in the hobby for decades, resulting in a number of color morphs and strains. A widespread fish in the Amazon Basin, they have a number of wild color forms as well corresponding to different catch locations. These fish originate from the Rio Nanay 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.

Mexican Dwarf Orange Crayfish (Cambarellus patzcuarensis ‘orange’) – Group of 3


The Orange Dwarf Crayfish is a selectively bred form of a tiny dwarf species native to crater lakes in Mexico. While the wild form of this crustacean is normally an unremarkable grey or brown, this form has become extremely popular in the hobby due to its vibrant orange coloration. Ideal for planted or nano aquariums, they are plant and fish safe, and unlikely to harm any tankmates. As a scavenger, they will feed readily on most frozen or prepared sinking diets.

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Peru Orange Spot Motoro Stingray (Potamotrygon motoro)


One of the most widespread species of freshwater ray in the world, the Motoro or Ocellated River Ray can be found in almost every major river basin in South America, and rays from different geographical regions often show variations in color and pattern. The Peru “Orange Spot” Motoro is found in the Rio Ucayali in Peru and display a distinctly colorful and high-contrast pattern of bright orange spots surrounded by deep black rings. Although they grow to a fairly large size, Motoro Stingrays are generally considered to be the best “starter ray” for hobbyists looking to keep freshwater stingrays (although they are by no means a fish for beginners). Like all freshwater rays, they require perfect water quality, large, frequent water changes, and a very large aquarium. Recently imported rays may take some time to wean off live foods but will readily accept chopped earthworms or nightcrawlers right away.

Due to their sensitive nature and specialized care requirements Freshwater Rays are not eligible for our normal guarantee. We guarantee live arrival only.