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Eques Pencilfish (Nannostomus eques) – Group of 5 Fish


The Eques or Diptail Pencilfish is a widely distributed loosely schooling fish found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins.With their distinctive ‘head up’ posture (which helps them remain invisible to predators in the wild) and peaceful demeanor they have been a popular fish in the freshwater hobby for decades. Typically found in warm, extremely shallow waters alongside other tetra species, they prefer soft, acidic water conditions but are adaptable in the aquarium. Best kept in groups of 5 or more, they are relatively easy to care for but care should be taken to ensure larger or faster moving tankmates don’t outcompete them for food.

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L351 Sachamama Pleco (Panaqolus sp. ‘L351’)


A rare and attractively marked wood eating pleco found in the Peruvian Amazon and some of its tributaries, the ‘Sachamama’ Pleco usually inhabits fast-moving, sediment-rich waters in the wild. This species is sometimes misidentified as the L090 “Papa Lyretail Pleco”, especially as smaller specimens. Like its relatives, this pleco is highly adapted to feeding on submerged wood and should be offered plenty of driftwood and specialty foods for wood eaters in the aquarium.

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L129 Colombian Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus debilittera)


A strikingly patterned, small growing species of Hypancistrus from the warm, acidic water of the Orinoco and its tributaries, the L129 Colombian or False Zebra Pleco is an ideal pleco for the small to medium community aquarium. Although normally shy at first, they will become more comfortable spending time out in the open over time and especially when food is added to the tank. Like most of their close relatives, the L129 is not a particularly good algae eater and prefers a more protein rich diet than some plecos. Peaceful toward nearly all tankmates, they can be territorial towards other plecos but will typically coexist without problems long as plenty of cover is provided in the aquarium.

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Leopard Candiru Catfish (Ituglanis amazonicus)


A beautifully marked member of the pencil catfish family – more commonly known in the Amazon as Candiru – many of which are parasitic in nature, attaching themselves to the inside of the gills or other surfaces of larger fish and feeding on blood. In the aquarium, most of these species will readily adapt to a more conventional diet, and the Leopard Spotted Candiru accepts most sinking frozen or prepared foods. A shy species, they will typically hide during the day and emerge at night to explore and search for food.

CW010 Orange Laser Cory (Corydoras sp. “orange laser”)


The Orange Laser or Orange Stripe Cory is one of the most vividly colored fish in its genus, with an unmistakable fluorescent orange stripe arching across its back. Known from the Ucayali and Maranon rivers in Peru, two headwaters of the Amazon, it is unknown what purpose this unusually bright streak of color serves in the wild but in the aquarium it makes for a remarkable display. Like most Corydoras they are active, peaceful schooling fish that will display their best colors and behaviors in a larger group.

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Lince Catfish (Platynematichthys notatus)


An large, open-water-dwelling predatory catfish found throughout the Amazon and Orinoco Basins, the Lince Catfish is a challenging but unmistakably impressive fish to maintain in an appropriately sized aquarium or pond. Found in fast-moving, well-oxygenated waters in main river channels, they require excellent water quality, high levels of dissolved oxygen, and ideally plenty of water movement. Realistically only a heated pond or enormous custom aquarium can house this species for life. Although generally not aggressive with comparably-sized tankmates, they will attempt to eat fish half their own size or smaller.

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Pelican Knifefish Pair (Compsaraia samueli)


A rare knifefish found in the deep water channels of the middle Amazon River in Peru and Brazil, the Pelican Knifefish is a distinctive species, with males of the species developing extremely elongated snouts which are assumed to be for interspecific competition for females, which have a more typical head shape for a knifefish. Little is known about their behavior in the wild, but they are likely an insectivore, using their highly developed ability to detect electrical current in order to locate food. In the aquarium, they are shy and best kept in a species tank or with other very peaceful fish. Due to their deep water habitat, very dim lighting, if any, is preferred, and they should be offered plenty of cover.

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L418 Green Royal Pleco (Panaque titan)


A unique and large growing variant of Royal Pleco, the L418 Green Royal Pleco is found in fast-moving, white water reaches of the upper Amazon and its tributaries. 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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Ossa / Trumpet Knifefish (Rhamphichthys rostratus)


A unique and beautifully patterned knifefish, the Ossa or Trumpet Knifefish is a cryptic species often found hiding among leaf litter. Like most knifefish, they are primarily nocturnal, and use their long snouts to root for insect larvae and crustaceans to eat. In the aquarium, they are peaceful and somewhat shy, and best kept with other peaceful species. They will usually accept frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, and other frozen foods, but are easily outcompeted for food by fast-moving or more aggressive eaters.

Yellow Tail Barracuda (Acestrorhynchus microlepis)


A fast-moving predatory characin, the Yellow Tail Barracuda is commonly found in small groups in open water in the wild, where they hunt for shoals of smaller fish like tetras. 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 but can be weaned onto frozen or prepared diets over time.

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Prehistoric Monster Fish (Thalassophryne amazonica)


A rarely seen and cryptic species found throughout the middle Amazon, the Prehistoric Monster Fish is actually a pure freshwater species of toadfish. Like its marine relatives, it is an ambush predator, lying in wait (often buried in sand) for prey to swim by. It is also venomous, and care should be taken when netting or otherwise handling the fish. In the aquarium, they are shy and spend most of their time hiding and camouflaged to their surroundings but can be weaned onto non-live food over time.

Amazon Crystal Tetra (Protocheirodon pi) – Group of 5 Fish


A unique transparent characin found throughout the middle Amazon and its tributaries in Peru, the Amazon Crystal or Pi Tetra is an ideal aquarium fish, peaceful and loosely schooling. In the wild, they are usually found in groups along sandy shallows in clear or black water conditions. A hardy and undemanding fish, they add a unique flair to planted or aquascaped aquariums and are best kept in groups of 5 or more.