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Hifin Green Phantom Pleco (Baryancistrus demantoides)

$44.99$64.99

The Hifin Green Phantom Pleco – like the very similar common Green Phantom Pleco – originates in fast-moving, rocky areas of the Orinoco and Ventuari Rivers in Colombia and Venezuela. With their light green body coloration and distinctive yellow spots, this pleco makes a colorful and unique addition to most medium aquariums. As the name suggests, this species can be distinguished by an even more prominent dorsal fin than the common Green Phantom, as well as the fact that this species’ dorsal fin and adipose fin are fused. An omnivore, they will graze on algae but also accept a variety of sinking prepared foods – preferably a protein rich diet. Green Phantoms are sensitive to poor water quality so be sure to perform frequent water changes.

Gilled African Lungfish (Protopterus amphibius)

$254.99$299.99

The rarest species of lungfish in the hobby and an Aqua Imports exclusive, the African Gilled Lungfish originates in the freshwater streams and wetlands of East Africa. This species is the smallest of all the lungfish, growing to only 18-20″ in length, and is distinguished by the three external gills which it keeps into adulthood. These lungfish are extremely active and tolerant of a wide variety of water parameters. Like most of the African species in the genus Protopterus, they have powerful jaws and have a tendency to take bites out of tankmates – so they are best kept singly or with smaller, fast moving species like Congo Tetras or peaceful species of barbs. Although juvenile fish are primarily gray in color, rare photographs of adult specimens indicate they will develop a marbled pattern with heavy black spotting.These lungfish are enthusiastic feeders, and quickly learn to “beg” for food at the front of the tank – most will even hand feed.

The specimens we offer have been carefully quarantined for several weeks and are actively feeding on a variety of frozen and prepared foods, including pellets.

Blackhawk Catfish (Wallagonia micropogon)

$49.99

A recently described and massive growing catfish from the Mekong Basin in Southeast Asia, the Blackhawk Catfish (Wallagonia micropogon) is a large and distinctive predatory species. With its characteristic large mouth and eel-like body, this catfish makes for a unique display fish in a suitably large aquarium. They can be distinguished from their close relatives in the genus Wallago by their solid black dorsal and pectoral fins and distinctive black marbled pattern. Tankmates for this species should be chosen carefully as they will attempt to eat anything that can fit in their surprisingly large mouth. Due to their enormous adult size, this fish is recommended only for experienced hobbyists with the largest aquaria.

Zebra Loach (Botia striata)

$7.99

With its intricate pattern and active nature, the Zebra Loach is a beautiful and interesting addition to most medium-sized community aquariums. Generally peaceful, this smaller species of loach is a social fish and best kept in groups of 5 or more – single specimens may become shy and hide. In addition to their attractive coloration, Zebra Loaches serve a useful function for planted tanks, actively hunting down and consuming pest snails.

Zebra Pike (Crenicichla zebrina)

$349.99$379.99

The recently discovered Zebra Pike (C. zebrina) has quickly become one of the most sought after and popular species of pike cichlid in the trade, and deservedly so. With its vibrant red-orange coloration and distinctive vertical yellow barring, it is hard to confuse the Zebra Pike for any other species. It is also among the most peaceful of the large pike cichlids, and has been successfully kept in community aquariums with other appropriately sized fish. Despite its rarity and high price, the Zebra Pike is generally hardy and undemanding, although they may take some time to wean on to prepared foods.

Zebra Nerite Snail

$2.99

Zebra Nerite Snails are an ornate species of snail known for their voracious appetites for algae.  They are plant safe and great addition to any freshwater aquarium without snail predators.  The can not reproduce successfully without brackish water and therefore will not overpopulate the aquarium.

L034 Medusa Pleco (Ancistrus ranunculus)

$39.99$44.99

A unique, oddly-shaped Loricariid, the L034 Medusa Pleco is distinguished by its flattened body and prominent fleshy tentacles surrounding the nose which gives them their common name. This pleco is found in the clear, fast-moving waters of the Xingu in Brazil where it inhabits rocky shallows. In the aquarium, they prefer clean, well-oxygenated water and ample hiding places in the form of rocks, driftwood, or caves. Although both males and females have extensive bristles on the nose, mature males are easy to distinguish as the bristles grow to a huge size. An omnivore by nature, they will readily accept veggies, sinking prepared foods like Fluval Bug Bites Pleco formula, or Repashy Gel Diet.

Mbu Puffer (Tetraodon mbu)

$149.99$449.99

Few freshwater fish are as immediately eye catching and engaging as the Mbu Puffer, an African species of true freshwater pufferfish found in the Congo River Basin. Intelligent, personable, but also extremely aggressive, this fish is a unique display animal and has a well-deserved following among keepers of large, predatory fish. They are relatively hardy and undemanding about water conditions, but with their often underestimated razor sharp beak they will typically finish off any tankmates over time. This species is therefore best kept alone. They are enthusiastic eaters and will learn to beg for food at the front of the tank quickly – the best food items for Mbu are protein-rich frozen feeds like clam, squid, etc. Their beaks grow quickly so frozen (or live) crayfish and other hard-shelled food items are an important addition the diet to help wear down their sharp beaks.

Temensis Peacock Bass (Cichla temensis)

$19.99$199.99

A large, beautifully marked, and sought after species of Peacock Bass, Cichla temensis is found in the warm blackwater reaches of the Negro and Orinoco River basins in Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. in its native range, it is an important food fish, and its huge adult size and predatory nature make them suitable for only huge aquariums. These fish are powerful swimmers and need ample open space in the aquarium (which should also be tightly covered, as they can easily jump). An impressive show fish for the experienced hobbyist.

 

Alligator Gar (Atracosteus spatula)

$39.99$64.99

The largest species of true gar, the Alligator Gar is native to the temperate and subtropical waters of North America. Like all gar, they are predators, feeding on fish, frogs, and vertebrates. In the wild, the fish can easily get 8 feet or more in length, and should be considered only suitable for the largest custom aquariums or large ponds.

African Afer Knife (Papyrocranus afer)

$29.99$74.99

This uncommon and beautifully marked knifefish is found in slow moving streams and lakes throughout much of Central and West Africa. It is fairly bold for a knifefish and can be aggressive toward some tankmates, so is best suited to an aquarium with similarly-sized fish. They will appreciate some cover in the form of driftwood or aquatic plants (live or artificial).

Fire Eel (Mastacembalus erythrotaenia)

$24.99$149.99

A beautiful and personable large predatory fish, the Fire Eel is found in river systems throughout Southeast Asia. Although it will eat small fish, it is a generally peaceful fish and can be shy at first. Over time, however, they learn to recognize their owners and can often be fed by hand. A beautiful and hardy addition to a large predatory fish tank.

Orange Shrimp (Caridina cf. propinqua)

$7.49

The Orange Shrimp, also known as Orange Borneo or Orange Sunkist Shrimp is both hardy and vibrantly colored – an excellent choice for those just starting with freshwater shrimp. Originating from Borneo, little is known of its wild habitat but it appears that like Amano Shrimp their larvae require marine conditions to develop.

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Crystal Red Shrimp (Caridina cf. cantonensis) Grade S

$9.99 $7.99

Crystal Red Shrimp are a selectively bred form of Caridina which supposedly originated in Japan some years ago. They are enormously popular due to their striking solid red and white coloration and can be a bit more delicate than some of the more common Neocaridina species, so are best kept by hobbyists with some experience keeping shrimp already. Crystal Red Shrimp prefer soft, lower pH water and do best at slightly lower temperatures. Breeders and serious hobbyist utilize a grading system for these shrimp, with higher grade specimens having a more solid white base coloration with specific shapes and patterns for the red bands. Our SS grade shrimp are selectively bred to these standards yet still have impressive amounts of deep red on them.

Yellow Fire Shrimp (Neocaridina davidi)

$7.49

The Yellow Fire Shrimp is a selectively bred form of Neocaridina shrimp very similar to the popular and common Red Cherry Shrimp. Like the Red Cherries, they are remarkably hardy and adaptable, excellent shrimp for beginners. Yellow Fire Shrimp have a uniform yellow body coloration with a vibrant dark yellow strip along the back.