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L155 Black Adonis Pleco (Acanthicus hystrix)

$399.99

A giant growing and extremely impressive pleco, the L155 Black Adonis or Hystrix Pleco is found in the middle Amazon and some of its tributaries. With their heavy armor, sharp spines, and huge adult size, this pleco is a true monster fish and adults are suitable only for the largest aquariums. Like most of the genus, they are aggressive and not at all shy, often spending time swimming in open water. They prefer fast-flowing, well-oxygenated water and will do best in a tank with ample open space along with caves and hides to provide territory.

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Five-Banded Barb (Desmopuntius pentazona) – Group of 5 Fish

$16.99

A peaceful, small schooling barb originating in the acidic, blackwater streams and swamps of Borneo, the Five Banded Barb makes an attractive display fish for a medium sized community or aquascaped tank. Active and hardy, they are found in large groups in the wild and should be kept in groups of at least 5 in the aquarium. Unlike their similar relative the Tiger Barb, this species is peaceful and not prone to nip fins, and should be kept with similarly peaceful fish.

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Dwarf Redtail Barracuda (Acestrorhynchus nasutus)

$22.99

Unlike their larger namesake, the rarely-seen Dwarf Redtail Barracuda only grows to a manageable 6″ size, although they are often misidentified in the trade. A fast-moving predatory characin, they are commonly found in small groups in shallow water in the wild, where they hunt for shoals of smaller fish like tetras. In the aquarium, they can be skittish fish, especially at first, and will do best with some cover in the form of floating plants or driftwood close to the surface. They are best kept in groups of 3 or more, and will school with other larger characins. Primarily a live fish eater, they will usually require live food but can be weaned onto frozen or prepared diets over time.

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Guapore Cory (Corydoras guapore)

$24.99

An uncommon and attractively marked species of Corydoras, the Guapore Cory gets its name from the river system it inhabits in Southern Brazil and Bolivia. Unlike most Corys which are almost entirely bottom-feeders, the Guapore Cory is uniquely adapted for mid-water swimming and generally spend their time hovering within the water column which makes them a much more active addition to the aquarium than most Corydoras. A hardy species, care requirements in the aquarium are similar to most of their close relatives.

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Spot Cheek Cichlid (Thorichthys maculipinnis)

$19.99

One of the more colorful Central American Cichlids, the Spot Cheek Cichlid is a close relative of the popular Firemouth Cichlid (T. meeki) found in the streams and ponds of Honduras, Belize, and Guatemala. With their outgoing, semi-aggressive nature, vibrant colors, and relatively small adult size this species is an uncommon but sought after species in the cichlid hobby.

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L333 Black and White King Tiger Pleco (Hypancistrus sp. L333)

$59.99

One of several strikingly marked black and white species from the Rio Xingu in Brazil, the L333 “Black and White” or Black and White King Tiger Pleco inhabits rocky areas of warm, fast-moving water. In the aquarium, they need excellent water quality and do best when provided lots of cover in the form of caves or driftwood. A carnivore, they should be fed protein rich foods like frozen bloodworms, carnivore pellets, or gel diets.

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Krobia xinguensis

$39.99

A rare, medium-growing dwarf cichlid from Brazil’s Rio Xingu, Krobia xinguensis is found in shallow, clear water areas of moderate flow. In the aquarium, they are a hardy and colorful fish with adults developing bright red coloration around the face. Relatively peaceful for a cichlid, they may be aggressive towards conspecifics or similar-looking cichlid species.

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L340 Mega Clown Pleco (Hypancistrus sp. L340)

$39.99

A strikingly patterned, small growing species of Hypancistrus from the warm, acidic water of the Orinoco and its tributaries, the L340 or Mega Clown Pleco is an ideal species for the small to medium community aquarium. Although normally shy at first, they will become more comfortable spending time out in the open over time and especially when food is added to the tank. Like most of their close relatives, the L340 is not a particularly good algae eater and prefers a more protein rich diet than some plecos. Peaceful toward nearly all tankmates, they can be territorial towards other plecos but will typically coexist without problems long as plenty of cover is provided in the aquarium.

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Rio Negro Heckel Discus (Symphysodon discus)

$119.99

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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Senegal Bichir – Wild Chad (Polypterus senegalus)

$74.99

The Senegal, or Common Bichir is the most widespread species of Polypterus in Africa, inhabiting shallow waters across a huge geographic area. This species is also the most common in the aquarium hobby and has been commercially bred in Asia for years. Wild specimens like this one from Lake Chad are less common and more sought after in the hobby.

 

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Super Orange Spotted Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata ‘super orange’)

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One of the most striking of all the Pike Cichlids, the Lenticulata or Spotted Pike is a large growing species found in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela. Like many large Pike Cichlids, they are territorial and can be extremely aggressive towards tankmates so any other fish in the aquarium should be chosen with care. The Super Orange Spotted Lenticulata is a rare regional variant which exhibits intense orange coloration behind the operculum and around the caudal spot along with extensive spotting on the head and face.

 

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Delhezi Bichir (Polypterus delhezi)

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A medium sized member of the so-called “upper jaw” complex of Polypterus, the Delhezi or Armored Bichir is found throughout much of the Congo River Basin in Central Africa. With their heavy body, prehistoric appearance, and striking banded pattern, this species is popular in the hobby and is now being bred commercially in Southeast Asia. Like most Bichir species, they are hardy and undemanding like but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night

Note on Origin: Small and Medium sized Delhezi Bichirs in most cases are aquacultured in Asia while larger sizes are wild collected from Central Africa.

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Hampala Barb (Hampala macrolepidota)

$39.99

A large growing schooling fish found in clear, fast-moving waters in Thailand and Myanmar, the Hampala or Sidebar barb is a predatory but relatively peaceful barb. In the aquarium, they make an excellent dither fish for other large predatory fish and will do best with some water movement and frequent large water changes. Like many larger barbs, they can be skittish and first and will do best in a group of 3-5 fish. Some cover in the form of driftwood or artificial plants (live ones will be eaten) will help them settle into the aquarium environment.