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Chocolate Cichlid (Hypselecara temporalis)


An interestingly marked Cichlid found throughout much of the Amazon Basin, the Chocolate Cichlid (also sometimes known as Chameleon Cichlid) has been popular in the aquarium hobby for decades. As the name implies, they are largely a chocolate brown color but able to quickly change their colors and patterns into shades of green, tan, black, and red. Adult fish have vivid red colors around the face and gill plates. A fairly peaceful cichlid, they make an excellent addition to most large Central/South American Cichlid communities and will typically not bother any non-cichlid tankmate large enough not to be eaten.

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Giraffe Catfish (Auchenoglanis occidentalis)


A gentle giant found throughout much of West and Central Africa, the Giraffe Catfish is a hardy and adaptable species with a distinctive spotted pattern. In the wild, it inhabits shallow, slow-moving areas of rivers and lakes where they use their large barbels to sift for food in the sand and mud. In the aquarium, they are undemanding and make excellent tankmates for similarly peaceful large fish.

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Needle Nose Gar (Xenentodon cancila)


A unique predatory needlefish found throughout fresh and brackish waters across Southeast Asia, The Needle Nose Gar inhabits shallow, quiet streams and smaller rivers, usually in areas with overhanging vegetation. As a highly adapted surface-dwelling predator, they use their long jaws and lightning fast reflexes to capture small fish and insects at the water’s surface. In the aquarium, they require plenty of open space for swimming, floating plants or similar surface cover, and are best kept in groups. Although they can easily adapt to brackish and almost full strength marine conditions, most collected for the trade originate in areas of pure freshwater.

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Orinoco Dwarf Eartheater (Biotodoma wavrini)


A peaceful smaller cichlid found throughout the Rio Orinoco and Rio Negro drainages , the Orinoco Dwarf Eartheater is both beautifully marked and rarely seen in the hobby. A social species, they tend to do best in groups and will coexist with a variety of similarly peaceful cichlids or other fish species. A close relative of the more well known species in the genus Geophagus, they will sift through sand looking for food particles and are generally planted tank safe.

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Ornate Pimelodus Catfish (Pimelodus ornatus)


A larger-growing cousin of the popular, well-known Spotted Pictus, the Ornate Pim Catfish is found throughout much of the Amazon and its tributaries but is uncommon in the hobby. With its distinctive black and white banding, silver base, and striped pattern, they are a beautiful and extremely active fish in the aquarium. With a maximum size of around 12″, they are much more manageable as adult fish than many other large growing catfish seen in the trade. Although they are generally peaceful, tankmates should be chosen with care as they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their mouths.

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Marble Sailfin Catfish (Leiarus marmoratus)


A large-growing, active, and beautifully marked catfish, The Marble Sailfin Cat originates in the Peruvian Amazon. With their distinctive spotted pattern, huge dorsal fin, and extremely long barbels, they are a beautiful and active fish in the aquarium. With an adult size of around 24-28″, however, they require an enormous aquarium or pond as an adult. Tankmates should be chosen with care as they will eat any fish small enough to fit in their huge mouths.

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Borneo Dragon Catfish (Hemibagrus olyroides)


A rarely seen catfish found in parts of Borneo, Indonesia, very little is known about the Dragon or Rooster Catfish in the wild. In the aquarium, it appears to be hardy and undemanding, and with a maximum size of about 8″ it is very suitable for medium to large tanks. With their unmistakable long, flowing tail and active nature they make for a unique and showy addition to any medium/large fish community.

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Peru Orange Spot 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, and rays from different geographical regions often show variations in color and pattern. The Peru “Orange Spot” Motoro is found in the Rio Ucayali in Peru and display a distinctly colorful and high-contrast pattern of bright orange spots surrounded by deep black rings. 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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Wild Apistogramma cacatuoides (Apistogramma cacatuiodes)


One of the most popular dwarf cichlids in the hobby, Apistgramma cacatuoides (also known as the Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid) is an attractive and interesting addition to smaller community aquarium. They have been bred in the hobby for decades, resulting in a number of color morphs and strains. A widespread fish in the Amazon Basin, they have a number of wild color forms as well corresponding to different catch locations. These fish originate from the Rio Nanay in Peru. A hardy and relatively peaceful species, they are ideal for smaller aquariums and do best with ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and small caves.

Note on wild-collected Apistogramma sp.:
While we will make our best efforts to select male/female pairs for customer orders, sexing small- and medium-sized wild Apistogramma is not always exact and we do not guarantee a particular sex ratio. We recommend buying these fish in larger groups if a particular ratio of males to females is desired.

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L204 Flash / Emperor Pleco (Panaqolus albivermis)


A beautiful pleco found in the Ucayali and Maranon river drainages in Peru, the Flash or Emperor is a relatively small species with a maximum adult size of 5″. Hardy and undemanding, the L204 is not an algae eater by nature but more than makes up for it with their striking striped pattern and distinctive lyretail.  They should be fed a varied diet high in protein.

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Peru ‘Diadema’ Cichlid (Aequidens sp. ‘jenaro herrera’)

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The Peru Diadema Cichlid, or Royal Acara, is a colorful, medium-sized cichlid found in the Peruvian Amazon in a wide variety of habitat types. A hardy and colorful fish, they are fairly aggressive for their small adult size and are best kept with larger cichlids or dither species like silver dollars or other large characins. They make a great addition to a large cichlid community aquarium.

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Red Tapajos Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. Tapajos I)


A rare and spectacularly colored Pike Cichlid known only from Brazil’s Rio Tapajos, this large growing cichlid inhabits warm, clear waters with moderate current in the wild. A member of the so-called ‘lugubris’ group of Pikes, the Tapajos Red or Tapajos I pike display vivid red coloration as adults. Like most of their relatives, they are predatory and extremely aggressive, especially towards other cichlids. In the aquarium, they require plenty of space and clean, well-oxygenated water with some current. Although some hobbyists have successfully kept them in groups or pairs in extremely large tanks, maintaining these fish (even a male/female pair) together long term is challenging and requires careful observation.


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Marbled Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla marmorata)


A large, heavy-bodied Pike Cichlid found throughout parts of the middle Amazon and its tributaries in Brazil, the Marbled Pike Cichlid is a powerful, aggressive and predatory species. In the wild, they tend to be found in shallow, clear water defending territories around fallen logs or areas of aquatic vegetation. Care in the aquarium is similar to other large Pike Cichlids, with soft, clean, well-oxygenated water and moderate to strong current required for the fish to remain in optimal condition. As one of the most aggressive members of the genus Crenicichla, tankmates should be chosen with extreme care, and other cichlids (including conspecifics) are usually not tolerated. Populations from different regions tend to show some variation in pattern and color, and those from the Tapajos and Trombetas are generally considered the most colorful and sought after.