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White Tamandua Knifefish (Orthosternarchus tamandua)


The bizarre White Tamandua Knifefish is widespread throughout the Amazon and its tributaries but is rarely encountered due to the depths it inhabits (18 – 30 feet). Its deep water habitat in the main river channels is almost entirely dark in most cases, and the fish exhibits a cave fish-like appearance because of this. Like most knifefish, it relies on its ability to sense electrical discharges to navigate and find food. In the aquarium, they are best kept in a specialized tank with few if any tankmates. They are slow to feed at first and may require live foods but will generally learn to take frozen over time. As a large growing, open water swimmer, they will require a very large aquarium built around meeting their unique care requirements.

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CW009 Green Laser Cory (Corydoras sp. “green laser”)


The Green Laser or Green Stripe Cory is one of the most vividly colored fish in its genus, with an unmistakable fluorescent green stripe arching across its back. Known only 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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Red Cetopsis Catfish (Denticetopsis sp.)


This smaller growing relative of the more well-known Blue Dolphin or Blue Cetopsis Catfish is found in the rivers and small creeks surrounding Iquitos, Peru, where it spends most of the day hiding among fallen logs and driftwood. At night, or when they smell food in the water, they are incredibly fast and active swimmers, engaging in a shark-like “feeding frenzy” behavior. Unlike their larger relatives which are known for taking substantial bites out of much larger fish, these catfish seem to be much more peaceful and will coexist with most similarly-sized fish. A somewhat social fish, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more.

Purple Wolf Fish (Erythrinus sp. ‘purple’)


The Purple Wolf (known as ‘shuyo morado’ in its native range) is a smaller species of wolf fish found throughout the middle Amazon Basin in Peru. A fast moving and aggressive predatory fish, they are likely to attack even larger tankmates and are best kept alone or with large, fast moving fish or heavily armored catfish. Smaller specimens can be shy at first and appreciate plenty of cover, and be sure to keep their tanks tightly covered as they are prone to jump if spooked.

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Gold Wolf Fish (Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus)


The Gold or One Lined Wolf Fish is a medium sized predatory species found throughout the Amazon Basin in South America. A fast moving and aggressive  fish, they are likely to attack even larger tankmates and are best kept alone or with large, fast moving fish or heavily armored catfish. Smaller specimens can be shy at first and appreciate plenty of cover, and be sure to keep their tanks tightly covered as they are prone to jump if spooked.

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Paralaubuca harmandi


A unique and rarely seen Cyprinid found throughout much of Southeast Asia’s freshwater rivers and lakes, Paralaubuca harmandi is so poorly known in the aquarium hobby that it does not yet have a common name. A loosely schooling fish usually found in shallow water areas, they are fast swimmers and extremely active in the aquarium – like most schooling species best kept in a group of 3-5 or more. With their size and active nature, they make excellent dither fish for aquariums with larger cichlids or other predatory species.

Peters Elephantnose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii)


One of the most unusual of the Mormyrids (a family of weakly electric fish found primarily in Africa), Peter’s Elephant Nose is found throughout much of Western and Central Africa, where it inhabits slow moving, shallow waters usually over muddy or sandy substrate. Their namesake snout is used to root through substrate to find small prey items. In the aquarium, they can be a somewhat finicky eater at first, but will usually accept frozen bloodworms, mysis, and other similar foods. Ideally, these fish should be kept singly as more than one Elephant Nose in the same tank are likely to fight. They should also be kept with peaceful tankmates to avoid bullying or the fish being outcompeted for food.

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Greenbottle Puffer (Auriglobus nefastus)


A true freshwater puffer found in parts of Southeast Asia, the Greenbottle Puffer is a unique, fast-moving species which is often found in groups in the wild. Like most puffers, they are prone to nipping the fins of other fish, so should be kept with hardy, fast-moving tankmates (if any). This species can be kept in a  group of 5 or more fish, although they should be fed heavily and given plenty of cover to avoid aggression. They are known to inhabit fast flowing waters, so the addition of a powerhead for some current may be beneficial.

Gold Clown Knifefish (Chitala ornata)


One of the larger species of knifefish, the Clown Knife is found throughout much of Southeast Asia, where it is an important food fish. It is now extensively farm raised for food and for the aquarium trade. The Gold color form is a colorful line bred variety of the fish similar to an albino. A predatory species with a surprisingly large mouth, Clown Knives can easily eat fish up to 1/3rd their size in many cases. Despite their predatory nature, they are peaceful towards nearly all tankmates too big to be eaten.

Red Spotted Copeina (Copeina guttata)


A unique and rarely seen characin, the Red Spotted or Pink Copeina is found throughout much of the Amazon Basin where it inhabits shallow riverbanks and swamps. A larger growing relative of the more well-known Splash Tetra, these fish are active and outgoing fish that may bully smaller or more shy tankmates. They are best kept with larger fish and will do well with dwarf cichlids or larger characins. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding, but likely to jump if given the chance so keep tanks tightly covered.

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Giant Bumblebee Catfish (Pseudopimelodus bufonius)


An attractively marked, medium sized catfish, the Giant Bumblebee Catfish (sometimes also called Jello or Jelly Cat) is found throughout the Orinoco and Amazon basins. In the wild, it tends to be found in relatively shallow, slow moving waters – often buried in leaf litter – and is an ambush predator, feeding on small fish, insects, and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they are extremely hardy and undemanding fish, feeding on most sinking prepared foods. Like most catfish, they are nocturnal, and will spend most of the day in hiding so be sure to offer several hiding places.

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Black Pacu (Colossoma macropomum)


One of the larger fish in the Amazon Basin, and an important food fish throughout most of the its range, the Black Pacu is a beautifully marked “gentle giant” suitable for only the largest private aquariums, indoor ponds, or public displays. In the wild, this fish is an opportunistic grazer, which feeds primarily on fallen fruit and nuts from trees overhanging the rivers edge habitat where they are usually found. They are a hardy species, tolerant of a wide range of water conditions – but given their huge size and equally large appetite they will require significant filtration and regular water changes. The Black Pacu will accept almost any frozen or prepared food in the aquarium but should be offered a varied diet heavy in vegetable matter.

L330 Fully Spotted Watermelon Royal Pleco (Panaque cf. nigrolineatus)


One of the most beautifully marked of all Royal Plecos, the L330 “Watermelon” Pleco is found throughout the soft, acidic waters of the middle and upper Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. 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. The L330’s pattern varies significantly, from fully spotted to primarily striped, with the fully spotted variant being the most sought after.

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Rubber Pleco (Chaetostoma cf. formosae)


Found in the fast-flowing, clear waters of Colombia’s Rio Meta and its tributaries, the Rubber Pleco is a hardy, popular species and among the most effective plecos for diatom and other algae control in the aquarium. In the wild, they are commonly found in rocky, shallow water areas and should be provided plenty of cover in the aquarium. They are enthusiastic feeders and will readily accept fresh veggies, Repashy gel diet, and other prepared foods designed for herbivores and algae grazers.


Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata)


One of the most striking of all the Pike Cichlids, the Lenticulata or Spotted Pike is a large growing species found in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, where it tends to inhabit soft, acidic waters. Like many large Pike Cichlids, they are territorial and can be extremely aggressive towards tankmates so any other fish in the aquarium should be chosen with care. With their large adult size and outgoing nature, they make excellent subjects for a species tank or in a suitably large display with other South American species.