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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.

Aba Aba Knifefish (Gymnarchus niloticus)

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One of the more unique species of knifefish, the Aba Aba is found throughout much of Africa, where it inhabits shallow, slow moving bodies of water. While juvenile fish are often found in small groups, adults become solitary large predators which like most knifefish use a specialized organ to detect the weak electrical currents generated by other fish. In the aquarium, they tend to be extremely aggressive, often attacking tankmates at night. This combined with their huge adult size makes them best suited for a species tank.

Goldline Knifefish (Sternopygus macrurus)

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A large, robust, and uniquely patterned species, the Goldline Knifefish is found throughout the Pacific coastal drainage of Colombia and Ecuador, where it inhabits a wide variety of habitat types. These knifefish can be found in fast-moving freshwater streams as well as brackish water estuaries so they appear to tolerate a wide variety of water conditions. A large and outgoing 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.

Shipping Note: Due to their large size, large, extra large, and jumbo sized Goldline Knifefish are NOT eligible for our $55 flat rate shipping. If at all possible we recommend shipping these fish via air cargo (rates start at $45). Contact us for more information or for a quote.

Tiger / Curare Severum (Heros severus ‘curare’)

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The rare and exceedingly beautiful Tiger or Curare Severum originates from the far upper reaches of the Rio Negro in Colombia, near the town of San Felipe. This large growing fish are likely the “true” Heros severus, and only very recently have made their way into the hobby. As wild fish from extremely acidic waters, they will display their best colors in a similar setup with soft, low-pH water. Generally peaceful towards similar sized tankmates, they can be aggressive towards each other and should be kept singly or in a large group of 5 or more fish (they will get along with most other Heros species as long as the group is large enough).

Atabapo Fire Pike (Crenicichla sp. ‘Atabapo I’)

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The Atabapo I or Red Fire Pike is one of the most vibrantly colored of all Pike Cichlids, with distinctive blood red blotches on the gill covers and a solid red body coloration that can vary with temperatures, water conditions, or breeding condition. These fish are among the larger and more aggressive species of Crenicichla to tankmates should be chosen carefully even in huge aquariums.

Rio Negro Heckel Discus (Symphysodon discus)

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One of the most colorful forms of wild discus, heckel discus are known for their vivid striated pattern of reds and blues. The Rio Negro heckel is found in the soft, acidic waters of Brazil’s Rio Negro and display vivid blues. They are best kept in soft water with a pH of 6-6.5 and temperatures in the low 80s. Regular water changes and maintaining excellent water quality are important to successfully keep wild discus long term.

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Royal Clown Knifefish (Chitala blanci)

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An uncommon and distinctive species of knifefish from Southeast Asia, the Royal Clown Knife is found in fast-moving waters of the middle Mekong. A predatory species with a surprisingly large mouth, they 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.

Peru Piraiba Catfish (Brachyplatystoma capapretum)

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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.

True Parrot Cichlid (Hoplarchus psittacus)

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A large growing and unique cichlid from the warm, acidic waters of the Orinoco and Negro rivers, the True Parrot Cichlid gets its name from the vibrant markings around its face (which locals in its native range consider similar to their native macaws). In the wild, they are usually found in slow moving, relatively shallow water habitat, where temperatures may exceed 86F and pH as low as 4.0. In the aquarium, they are quite adaptable but will show their best coloration in warm, slightly acidic water. Parrot Cichlids are sensitive to water quality and regular large water changes should be performed to ensure low levels of nitrate and organics.

Sabertooth Barracuda / Payara (Hydrolycus scomberoides)

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One of the most distinctive predators of the Amazon, the Sabertooth Barracuda or Payara is found throughout much of South America, where it tends to inhabit waters with moderate to strong current. With their unique, flattened body shape, they spend most of their time hanging motionless against the direction of the water flow, waiting for prey to drift by. They use lightning-fast reflexes and their namesake saber-like teeth to grab hold of their prey, which can be fish up to half their own size. In the aquarium, payara often require live foods – at least at first – and do best in well-oxygenated water with plenty of water movement.

Sturio / Zorro Catfish (Platystomatichthys sturio)

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One of the more unusual-looking Amazonian Catfish, the Sturio or Zorro Catfish is found in relatively fast-moving, turbid waters in the wild, where it uses its elongated and highly sensitive barbels to find prey. In the aquarium, they require well-oxygenated water and do best with plenty of water movement. Although predatory, they are fairly peaceful towards any tankmates too big to eat.

Gulper Catfish (Asterophysus batrachus)

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With its prehistoric appearance and exaggerated, oversized mouth, the Gulper Catfish is hard to mistake for any other species. A voracious predator, they are amazingly able to consume fish even larger than they are. In the wild, they tend to inhabit deeper stretches of blackwater rivers, and their eyesight is relatively poor – relying instead on their sensitive barbels and sense of smell to find prey. Gulpers are relatively adaptable in the aquarium, but as a scaleless fish can be somewhat sensitive to water quality. Although they can be finicky eaters at first, they will quickly learn to accept frozen, protein rich feeds and even pellets.