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African Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus vittatus)


One of the largest and most fearsome predatory fish species found in Africa’s freshwater rivers and lakes, the African Tigerfish is a challenging fish to keep both due to its huge adult size and somewhat delicate temperament. They require clean, well-oxygenated water and will do best with moderate to high water flow. Recommended only for experienced fishkeepers with the largest home aquariums.

African Pike Characin (Hepsetus odoe)


A predatory pike-like characin found throughout much of tropical Africa, H. odoe inhabits shallow rivers and lakes where it primarily feeds on smaller fish. A fast-moving predator, these fish prefer clean, well-oxygenated water and will do best with some cover in the form of floating plants or vegetation. Be sure to keep their aquariums tightly covered as they are likely to jump, especially if spooked.

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Neon Green Silver Dollar (Myleus sp. ‘green’)


This rare and recently discovered species of Silver Dollar originates in the upper Rio Nanay in Peru. Juvenile fish display an intense, unmistakable iridescent green coloration throughout their entire body. As they grow, this color fades slightly but adult fish retain a distinctive green hue, with males developing reddish pink patches on their sides. Like most silver dollars, they are schooling fish and do best in a group. A great, unusual dither fish for larger South or Central American Cichlids.

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Jaguar Catfish (Liosomadoras oncinus)


A unique and beautifully patterned driftwood catfish found in blackwater tributaries of the Amazon, the Jaguar Catfish spends most of its time hidden among submerged logs and tree roots, emerging at night to feed. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, but seem to do best in small groups.

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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. With their distinctive yellow or orange spots, it would be hard to confuse this species for any other. 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.

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Peru Piraiba Catfish (Brachyplatystoma capapretum)


One of the largest of the Amazon giant catfish, the Piraiba (or Salton, as it is known in Peru) is an important food fish throughout much of its range, which extends from the headwaters of the Amazon in the Andes to its mouth at the far Eastern edge of Brazil. Known to undertake massive migrations to spawn, this open water predator is typically found in murky, fast-moving waters in main river channels and due to its huge adult size and active nature is only suitable for the largest custom aquariums or indoor ponds.

Black-barred Myleus (Myleus schomburgkii)


A distincively marked schooling characin, the Black Bar Silver Dollar makes an impressive dither fish in a tank of large cichlids or predatory fish or as a centerpiece fish on their own. With their distinctive vertical black bars, elongated dorsal and anal fins, and combination of silver, red, and iridescent blue coloration, mature specimens are impressive fish and will display the best behavior and color in a group of 5 or more fish. With a wide range spanning much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, M. schomburgkii has several distinctive regional color variants, with the Orinoco form also known as “blue hook” or “emperor blue hook” due to the iridescent blue they display as adults.

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Parrot Catfish (Rhynchodoras woodsi)


One of the more bizarre looking woodcat species, the Parrot Catfish is called the ‘mutante’ (mutant) in its native Peru due to its unusual snout and overall strange appearance. A shy and somewhat cryptic species, it is best kept with peaceful, slow moving tankmates. These catfish are largely nocturnal and will often only search for food at night, especially at first.

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Laulau Catfish (Brachyplatystoma cf. vaillanti)


One of several Amazonian giants in the genus, the Laulau Catfish is found throughout the entire Amazon Basin and is thought to undertake lengthy migrations throughout its lifespan. Typically found in the fast-flowing main river channels, they use their long, sensitive barbels to locate food. In the aquarium, they will do best in large aquaria with plenty of open swimming space and moderate to strong water movement.

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Flat Whiskered Catfish (Pinirampus pirinampu)


A large growing catfish found in the open waters of the Amazon and its tributaries, the Flat Whiskered Catfish is an active, fast moving predator and requires an enormous aquarium with ample open space. As a powerful, large predator it is best suited for experienced aquarists with the largest of aquariums or indoor ponds.

Vulture Catfish (Calophysus macropterus)


The Vulture Catfish is a common species throughout much of the Amazon, typically in shallow waters where it often scavenges on discarded fish from fishing boats and villages. Despite its relatively small mouth, it has a powerful bite and is thought to actively attack weak or injured larger fish in nature. In the aquarium, it has a well-deserved reputation for being aggressive and so it should only be kept with hardy, fast-moving tankmates.

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Spotted Flathead Catfish (Platysilurus mucosus)


A rare, smaller growing predatory catfish from the Amazon, the Flathead Spotted Catfish is found throughout much of the middle Amazon, where it inhabits murky, fast moving waters. In the trade it is often mislabeled as P. malarmo, which is only known from Venezuela. With a maximum reported size of around 8-10″, this fish is much more suitable for the aquarium than some of its larger relatives.

Hognose Brochis (Brochis multiradiatus)


One of the largest species of Cory Catfish, the Hognose Brochis is found in shallow streams and lakes in the Eastern Amazon and Napo rivers in Peru and Ecuador. It is distinguished by its extremely long snout, which it uses to forage for food in sandy substrate, and by its bulky, heavily armored appearance. Like most Corys, they are peaceful, hardy, and best kept in groups due to their schooling nature. Because of their size, Hognose Brochis make for great bottom feeders or dithers in aquariums with medium South or Central American Cichlids or other predatory fish which aren’t large enough to try to make a meal of them.

New Guinea Red Rainbowfish (Glossolepis incisus)


A beautiful and larger-growing species, the New Guinea Red Rainbow makes for a stunning centerpiece fish for medium to large community or planted aquariums. With their deep red coloration (more intense in males) and extremely active nature, they add a splash of color to almost any freshwater aquarium. As with most rainbowfish, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more fish and will do best in an aquarium with ample cover (such as live or artificial plants).