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Red Wolf Fish (Erythrinus erythrinus)


The Red, Rainbow, or High Fin Wolf is a smaller species of wolf fish found throughout the Amazon Basin in South America. A fast moving and aggressive predatory fish, they are likely to attack even larger tankmates and are best kept alone or with large, fast moving fish or heavily armored catfish. Smaller specimens can be shy at first and appreciate plenty of cover, and be sure to keep their tanks tightly covered as they are prone to jump if spooked.

False Tigrinus / Juruense Catfish (Brachyplatystoma juruense)


A remarkably patterned, large-growing predatory catfish, the Juruense or False Tigrinus is widely distributed throughout the Amazon Basin, where it is a prized food fish. Although juvenile fish tend to be a drab dark gray with some striping, as they grow this fish will develop a striking pattern of black stripes on an off white or occasionally even cream-colored background, extending to the intricately striped tail. There is an enormous amount of variability in this species so it is extremely difficult to predict how young fish will develop as they get older. Juruense Catfish tend to be found in fast-moving stretches of murky water, and they rely on their sensitive barbels much more than their limited eyesight to find prey. In the aquarium, they prefer dim lighting, ample hiding places, and pristine water quality (maintaining high levels of dissolved oxygen is especially important).

L200 Green Phantom Pleco (Hemiancistrus subviridis)


The Green Phantom Pleco originates in fast-moving, rocky areas of the Orinoco and Ventuari Rivers in Colombia and Venezuela. With their light green body coloration and distinctive yellow spots, this pleco makes a colorful and unique addition to most medium aquariums. An omnivore, they will graze on algae but also accept a variety of sinking prepared foods – preferably a protein rich diet. Green Phantoms are sensitive to poor water quality so be sure to perform frequent water changes.

Amazon Crystal Tetra (Protocheirodon pi) – Group of 5 Fish


A unique transparent characin found throughout the middle Amazon and its tributaries in Peru, the Amazon Crystal or Pi Tetra is an ideal aquarium fish, peaceful and loosely schooling. In the wild, they are usually found in groups along sandy shallows in clear or black water conditions. A hardy and undemanding fish, they add a unique flair to planted or aquascaped aquariums and are best kept in groups of 5 or more.

Humpback / Dragon Puffer (Pao palembangensis)


A colorful and unique freshwater puffer found throughout Southeast Asia, the Dragon or Humpback Puffer is an ambush predator, spending much of its time laying in wait on the substrate for unsuspecting prey to pass in front of them. In the aquarium, they are a relatively hardy puffer but they do have a tendency to bite other fish so tankmates should be chosen carefully.

Red Banded Leporinus (Synaptolaemus latofasciatus)


A rare and vividly colored characin found throughout several major river systems in South America, the Red Banded Leporinus is a loose schooling species similar to the more well-known banded Leporinus (L. fasciatus). In the wild, they tend to inhabit moderate to fast moving acidic waters. With a maximum size of only 5-6″, they are a smaller and more manageable species for most aquariums than some of the larger Leporinus and Anostomus species but general care and behavior in the aquarium is similar.

Jelly Bean Tetra (Ladegasia roloffi)


A rarely seen nano-sized tetra from West Africa, the Jelly Bean Tetra is found in shallow, warm waters in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. A peaceful schooling fish, their care requirements are similar to most small tetra species and they are a hardy and colorful community fish.

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.

Red Fin Johanna Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla johanna)


A medium growing Pike Cichlid, the Red Fin or Johanna Pike is a large growing species found throughout much of the Amazon basin, where it tends to inhabit soft, acidic waters. Like many large Pike Cichlids, they are territorial and can be aggressive towards tankmates so any other fish in the aquarium should be chosen with care. With their large adult size and outgoing nature, they make excellent subjects for a species tank or in a suitably large display with other South American cichlids.


Rubber Pleco (Chaetostoma cf. formosae)


Found in the fast-flowing, clear waters of Colombia’s Rio Meta and its tributaries, the Rubber Pleco is a hardy, popular species and among the most effective plecos for diatom and other algae control in the aquarium. In the wild, they are commonly found in rocky, shallow water areas and should be provided plenty of cover in the aquarium. They are enthusiastic feeders and will readily accept fresh veggies, Repashy gel diet, and other prepared foods designed for herbivores and algae grazers.

Pignose Puffer (Pao suvattii)


A highly adapted ambush predator found in the fast-flowing waters of the middle Mekong, the Pignose or Arrowhead Puffer spends most of its time buried in sandy or silty substrate in the wild. Its upward facing mouth and excellent vision allow it to lie in wait for other fish or invertebrates to pass overhead, striking almost instantaneously to take a bite of the unprotected underbelly with their sharp beaks. In the aquarium they are interesting if not particularly active fish, best kept in a species tank. Any tankmates are generally at risk of being eaten.

Caqueta Gold Eartheater (Geophagus sp. ‘Caqueta gold’)


This colorful eartheater from the ‘surinamensis’ group of the genus Geophagus originates from the fast-flowing waters of the Rio Caqueta in Colombia. The vivid gold color form may represent a new and undescribed species. In the aquarium, they are peaceful for a cichlid, and prefer to live in groups. They rarely attempt to eat smaller fish but will actively sift through fine sand or gravel substrate so are not ideal for aquascaped or planted tanks.

Orinoco Big Spot Pleco (Hypancistrus contradens)


The Orinoco Big Spot or Polka-Dot Pleco is one of several small spotted species of Hypancistrus found in the Orinoco and Negro basins in South America. This species is distinguished by its large number of large, yellowish spots and is one of the more colorful pleco species found in the soft, acidic waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. Like its relatives, they prefer warm, slightly soft water and are sensitive to poor water quality so regular water changes are a must. They should be fed a varied diet high in proteins, including frozen bloodworms, sinking prepared foods, and Repashy gel diet.

Black-barred Myleus (Myleus schomburgkii)


A distincively marked schooling characin, the Black Bar Silver Dollar makes an impressive dither fish in a tank of large cichlids or predatory fish or as a centerpiece fish on their own. With their distinctive vertical black bars, elongated dorsal and anal fins, and combination of silver, red, and iridescent blue coloration, mature specimens are impressive fish and will display the best behavior and color in a group of 5 or more fish. With a wide range spanning much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins, M. schomburgkii has several distinctive regional color variants, with the Orinoco form also known as “blue hook” or “emperor blue hook” due to the iridescent blue they display as adults.