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Thayeri Dwarf Acara (Laetacara thayeri)

$15.99$24.99

An attractive and uncommon small cichlid, Thayer’s Dwarf Acara is found throughout the Amazon Basin, where it typically inhabits shallow, slow moving bodies of water. They are relatively peaceful (for a cichlid) but can become fiercely territorial when breeding.

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Hujeta Gar (Ctenolucius hujeta)

$14.99$39.99

A unique predatory fish found throughout South America, the Hujeta or Silver Gar is not a true gar but related to tetras and other characins. Although they will readily hunt and eat fish smaller than they are, these fish are fairly peaceful towards appropriately-sized tankmates and will do best in small groups. They are fairly hardy fish, and will thrive in a variety of water parameters. Hujeta Gars are surface-dwelling fish, and will jump if given the opportunity so a tight fitting lid is essential.

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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 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.

 

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

$69.99$129.99

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.

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Black Wolf Fish (Hoplias curupira)

$69.99$199.99

A medium sized and widely distributed species of Hoplias, the Black Wolf or Curupira is found in a wide range of habitats throughout the Amazon Basin. With its stocky build and dark color, it is popular among predatory fish keepers and although less aggressive than some wolf fish species tankmates (if any) should be chosen with extreme care.

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Royal Farlowella (Sturisomatichthys aureus)

$34.99

A unique, stick-shaped Loricariid found throughout the Pacific coastal drainages of Panama, Colombia, and Ecuador, the Royal Farlowella can be found in a variety of habitats including fast-flowing streams and slow blackwater creeks. They are often found heavily camouflaged on or near stands of driftwood and in the aquarium should be given plenty of cover as well as open areas of substrate. A grazer and omnivore, they will do best when offered a varied diet of herbivore and carnivore diets such as Repashy gel diet, Fluval Bug Bites pellets, frozen foods and fresh vegetables.

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Longfin Banded Hill Trout (Opsariichthys evolans)

$29.99

A stream-dwelling cyprinid found in the shallow, rocky waters of China and Taiwan, the Longfin Banded Hill Trout is a unique and rarely seen schooling fish. Adults develop elongated fins and vibrant yellow and blue coloration, making them an attractive dither fish for medium to large cichlids or as centerpiece fish for a planted aquarium. They prefer slightly cooler, well-oxygenated water and enjoy moderate to strong current in the aquarium, so the addition of one or more powerheads or circulation pumps is recommended.

Chinese High Fin Banded Shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus)

$24.99$49.99

An unusual and mostly temperate water species from China, the Hifin Banded Shark or Loach is actually a relative of the North American suckerfishes. An algae grazer and herbivore, these fish are found in clear, well-oxygenated waters and will do best with some current. Due to their huge adult size, this fish is best suited for temperate ponds, and often kept with koi or goldfish.

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Freshwater Lionfish/Toadfish (Allenbatrachus grunniens)

$29.99

A unique predatory species, the freshwater “lionfish” is actually a species of toadfish found in marine and brackish waters throughout coastal Southeast Asia. A well-camouflaged ambush predator, they lie in wait for unsuspecting smaller fish and can take down fish nearly their own size with their surprisingly large mouths. In the aquarium, they are best kept in at least lightly brackish conditions and certainly benefit from the addition of some salt.

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Humphead Carp (Bangana behri)

$19.99

This unusual cpyrinid is found through the Mekong and its tributaries in Southeast Asia in fast-moving waters. While juvenile fish are not particularly distinctive, as these fish grow they develop a large, distinctive hump on their forehead (similar to the nuchal hump seen on cichlids). A grazer and omnivore, they will readily eat hair algae and diatoms, making them a useful as well as impressive addition to large predatory fish tanks. Best kept in groups of 3 or more.

Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracantha)

$9.99$349.99

With their vibrant coloration and active nature, Clown Loaches have been a staple in the aquarium hobby for years. A schooling fish, they are best kept in groups of 5 or more as smaller groups of fish will be shy and rarely display their active, almost comical natural behavior. Clown Loaches inhabit a variety of different habitats in their native Indonesia, and will adapt to most conditions in the aquarium. As a carnivore with a fast metabolism, they should be fed often with a variety of prepared and frozen foods to ensure they are well-fed. Although they can grow fairly large, they are slow growers and it may take years for them to reach their full adult size.

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Goldline Torrent Catfish (Glyptothorax laosensis)

$24.99

A rarely seen and unique catfish species from the fast-moving waters of the middle Mekong and its tributaries, the Goldline Torrent Catfish is a micropredator and scavenger which uses modified fins to hold on to rocks and driftwood against rapidly flowing water. In the aquarium, they should be kept with substantial water movement and well-oxygenated water.

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Aba Aba Knifefish (Gymnarchus niloticus)

$149.99

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.