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Black Dragon Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus serratus)

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One of the most distinctive of all the Cactus Plecos of the genus Pseudacanthicus, the Black Dragon or Serratus Pleco is a jet black, heavily spined species known only from Suriname. Like most of its relatives, they are largely carnivorous and prefer a protein rich diet. In the aquarium, they should be given ample hiding places and care should be taken with any other bottom dwelling tankmate as they can be extremely territorial.

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Leporinus granti

$139.99 $99.99

One of the most attractively marked of all Leporinus, L. granti is found throughout much of South America but extremely rare in the hobby. A large, fast-swimming, but relatively peaceful species, they make an excellent tankmate for large, peaceful cichlids.

Caqueta Gold Eartheater (Geophagus sp. ‘Caqueta gold’)

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This colorful eartheater from the ‘surinamensis’ group of the genus Geophagus originates from the fast-flowing waters of the Rio Caqueta in Colombia. The vivid gold color form may represent a new and undescribed species. In the aquarium, they are peaceful for a cichlid, and prefer to live in groups. They rarely attempt to eat smaller fish but will actively sift through fine sand or gravel substrate so are not ideal for aquascaped or planted tanks.

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Orinoco Big Spot Pleco (Hypancistrus contradens)

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The Orinoco Big Spot or Polka-Dot Pleco is one of several small spotted species of Hypancistrus found in the Orinoco and Negro basins in South America. This species is distinguished by its large number of large, yellowish spots and is one of the more colorful pleco species found in the soft, acidic waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. Like its relatives, they prefer warm, slightly soft water and are sensitive to poor water quality so regular water changes are a must. They should be fed a varied diet high in proteins, including frozen bloodworms, sinking prepared foods, and Repashy gel diet.

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Goldline Caqueta Knifefish (Sternopygus sp. ‘Caqueta’)

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A new and likely undescribed species of knifefish originating in Colombia’s Rio Caqueta, this species appears to be related to the Goldline Knifefish (Sternopygus macrurus). A large species which will readily eat small fish, these knifefish are ideal for a species tank or a community aquarium consisting of large but relatively peaceful tankmates. Like most knifefish, they appreciate having ample hiding places but are not particularly shy.

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Pink Spot Choco Tetra (Pseudochalceus kyburzi)

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A unique and rarely seen characin from Colombia’s Pacific Coastal drainages, the Pink Spot Choco Tetra or Kyburz’ Tetra is a fairly large, robust, and fast moving schooling fish ideal for a species tank or display. In the aquarium, they are likely to bully or nip at smaller or more fragile tankmates, and are best kept with similarly-sized, fast moving fish.

Wild Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) – Rio Caqueta Locale

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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.

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“Flower” Orinocensis Peacock Bass (Cichla orinocensis) – Rio Meta Locale

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A powerful and large growing predator, the Orinocensis Peacock Bass is found in parts of the Orinoco and Meta river drainages in Colombia and Venezuela. The rarely seen population from the upper Rio Meta in Colombia is especially sought after for its vivid yellow coloration and unique patterning . Like all peacock bass,  they are a voracious fish eater by nature and newly imported fish tend to prefer live foods at first but can be weaned onto frozen and prepared foods over time. They are fast growing and can be aggressive towards tankmates, especially other cichlids. Best kept with larger, fast-moving fish.

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Common Wolf Fish (Hoplias malabaricus)

$29.99$179.99

The Common or Malabaricus Wolf Fish is found in a wide range of habitats throughout all of tropical and subtropical South America. Aggressive, fast moving, and fearless, this fish is a favorite among keepers of predatory or “monster” fish. Tankmates (if any) should be chosen with extreme care.

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Intermedia Peacock Bass (Cichla intermedia) – Rio Caqueta Locale

$37.99$99.99

A powerful and large growing predator, the Intermedia Peacock Bass is found in parts of the Orinoco and Casiquiare river drainages in Colombia and Venezuela. The rarely seen population from the Rio Caqueta in Colombia may represent a distinct subspecies. Like all peacock bass,  they are  voracious fish eater by nature and newly imported fish tend to prefer live foods at first but can be weaned onto frozen and prepared foods over time. They are fast growing and can be aggressive towards tankmates, especially other cichlids. Best kept with larger, fast-moving fish.

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Apure Jelly Catfish (Cephalosilurus apurensis)

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An unusual predatory catfish with an enormous mouth, the Apure Jelly Catfish is found in parts of the Orinoco drainage in Colombia and Venezuela. An ambush predator by nature, they tend to lie in wait for their prey at the bottom of shallow waters partially buried in leaf litter or sandy substrate. In the aquarium, they should only be kept with tankmates of equal (or ideally, larger) size, as they will attempt to eat fish close to their own size.

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L091 Three Beacon Pleco (Leporacanthicus triactis)

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The Three Beacon or Redfin Black Spot Pleco is a distinctively colored pleco found in the upper Orinoco in Colombia and Venezuela, where they tend to be found in rocky, fast-moving waters. More carnivorous than many other plecos, they should be fed accept a variety of protein rich sinking prepared foods. They can be aggressive and territorial for a pleco and should be provided with ample hides and rockwork in the aquarium.