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Dusky Narrow Hatchetfish (Triportheus angulatus)

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A larger growing, surface dwelling species, the Dusky Narrow Hatchet is found throughout much of the Amazon basin. In the aquarium, they are fast moving and always in motion, best kept in a school of 5 or more fish.  With their size and speed, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.

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Red Morph Chameleon Loricaria (Pseudohemiodon apithanos ‘red’)

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The exceedingly rare red color morph of Chameleon Loricaria is found alongside the more commonly seen black and white form, but very few make their way into the trade. The Chameleon Loricaria is typically found in shallow, fast-moving stretches of river. In the aquarium, they prefer moderate to high water movement and large open areas of sand substrate. As their name suggests, these fish are capable of changing color, but the red morph seems to lack a pattern altogether and ranges from pale reddish white to a deep brick red.

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Choco Green Terror (Andinoacara sp. ‘choco’)

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A smaller and brightly colored relative of the well-known Green Terror (A. rivulatus), the Choco ‘Green Terror’ is found in the Choco region of Colombia. Although they are slightly smaller growing and less overtly aggressive than their close relatives, they can still be territorial as adults and tankmates should be chosen carefully.

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Gold Spot Caqueta Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla cf. anthurum ‘Caqueta’)

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A rarely seen Pike Cichlid from the fast moving tributaries of Colombia’s Rio Caqueta, this Pike is in the so-called “saxatilis group” of the genus Crenicichla which are found throughout the Amazon Basin. Like most cichlids in this group, they display attractive gold spotting which intensifies as they grow. These are a medium sized and extremely hardy Pike Cichlid and usually do well in a cichlid community with other South and Central American cichlids.

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Venezuelan Striped Pike (Crenicichla sp. ‘Venezuela’)

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A common and attractively marked species, the Venezuelan Striped Pike is often misidentified as C. strigata in the trade but in fact is an undescribed species found throughout much of the Orinoco River basin along the Colombia/Venezuela border. They are hardy and easy to wean off of live/frozen food but like most Pike Cichlids in the so-called “Lugubris Group” grow large and aggressive.

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Panda Uaru (Uaru fernandezyepezi)

$49.99$74.99

Rare, distinctive, and one of the more sought after South American Cichlids, the Panda Uaru owes its name to the high contrast black and white pattern adult fish display. These fish are found in blackwater habitat in the upper Atabapo in Colombia and Venezuela , and will do best in an aquarium which replicates their native habitat – low pH, soft water, and warm temperatures. Similar to wild Discus or Angelfish, Panda Uaru are best kept in a group of 5 or more.

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.

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Ornatus Cichlid (Mesoheros cf. ornatus)

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A rarely seen South American Cichlid and close relative to M. festae, the true Red Terror, the Ornatus Cichlid is found along the Pacific slopes of Colombia and Northern Ecuador. Although not particularly colorful as juveniles, adult fish develop an attractive pattern of iridescent blue/green spots. The Ornatus is not overly aggressive but can still be quite territorial, so tankmates should be chosen carefully.

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Gold Saum Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus ‘gold saum’)

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The Gold Saum Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus), with its brilliant green body coloration and high contrast orange fins, has been a hobby classic for decades – and the wild form of this fish is the “original” version of Green Terror. Found throughout the coastal regions of Ecuador and Northern Peru, these fish are found in a wide variety of freshwater habitats. Territorial and aggressive, these vibrantly colored cichlids make impressive specimens for appropriately large aquariums, but tankmates should be chosen carefully. Wild collected specimens are uncommon in the trade and often display brighter coloration than the more commonly seen tank bred specimens.

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White Saum Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus ‘white saum’)

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The White or Silver Saum variant of Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus), once thought to be a distinct species, is now considered to be a naturally occurring color morph of the original Green Terror. Found throughout the coastal regions of Ecuador and Northern Peru, these fish are found in a wide variety of freshwater habitats. Territorial and aggressive, these vibrantly colored cichlids make impressive specimens for appropriately large aquariums, but tankmates should be chosen carefully. Wild collected specimens are uncommon in the trade and often display brighter coloration than the more commonly seen tank bred specimens.

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).

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Tefena Whiptail Loricaria (Loricaria sp. ‘Tefena’)

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The Tefena Whiptail Loricaria is an attractively marked medium sized Loricariid found throughout much of Colombia in sandy and rocky shallow water habitat. An omnivore and grazer, they will readily feed on algae or vegetable matter along with more protein rich foods. In the aquarium, they are not shy, and will often be seen perched above the substrate in the middle of the tank. Any tank housing this species should offer plenty of open sandy or rocky areas for them to stake out territories.

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Dragon Loricaria (Rhandinoloricaria sp. ‘Caqueta’)

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A unique and heavily armored Loricaria from the fast-flowing waters of Colombia’s Rio Caqueta, the Dragon Loricaria is a gentle giant in the aquarium and an impressive addition to an appropriately large tank. Coming from fast moving, well-oxygenated waters they prefer a significant amount of water movement and an ideal setup would include large open stretches of sandy substrate and some flat rocks. They will eat a variety o foods, with a preference for vegetable matter or whole fresh veggies.

Orinoco Peacock Bass (Cichla orinocensis)

$27.99$169.99

A powerful and large growing predator, the Orinoco Peacock Bass is found throughout the Orinoco and Meta river drainages in Colombia and Venezuela. A voracious fish eater by nature, 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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Rainbow Cichlid (Herotilapia multispinosa)

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The Rainbow Cichlid originates from rivers and lakes in Central America but has been bred commercially for the aquarium trade for decades. As a small, colorful, and fairly peaceful species it remains a popular cichlid in the hobby and is a great centerpiece fish for a medium sized aquarium. This species is extremely hardy and relatively easy to breed.