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Amazon Otocinclus (Otocinclus cf. macrospilus) – Group of 5


One of the most popular aquarium algae eaters (and for good reason), the Oto Cat or Otocinclus is a small, schooling suckermouth catfish found throughout much of South America. There are several species commonly imported for the aquarium trade, but of these the larger, more robust species found in the Colombian Amazon (O. cf. macrospilus) is probably the hardiest and best choice for most aquariums. Safe for all planted tanks and compatible with any peaceful tankmates, the Amazon Oto will feed readily on diatom and other forms of nuisance algae in the aquarium but should be supplemented regularly with sinking veggie-based foods, gel diet, and fresh vegetables like zucchini or romaine lettuce.

Wild Green Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon simulans) – Group of 10


A smaller but equally colorful relative to the popular Cardinal and Neon Tetra, the Wild Green Neon inhabits shallow, acidic waters along the Rio Negro and Orinoco in Brazil and Colombia. A peaceful schooling fish, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more, and will display their best coloration in warm, soft water in the aquarium. The addition of tannins to their water by products like Indian Almond Leaves or the use of natural driftwood will also help promote their most vibrant colors and behaviors. A great species for the smaller planted aquarium.

Rummynose Tetra (Hemigrammus rhodostomus) – Group of 10


A hobby classic, the Rummynose Tetra has been popular with generations of aquarium keepers due to its high contrast coloration, peaceful nature, and active schooling behavior. Their characteristic red “nose” is a good indicator of water quality as it will be most vibrant when the fish are healthy and in warm, slightly acidic water. Unfortunately, inbreeding and hybridization of this fish in the aquarium trade have caused many tank raised specimens to lose some of their best color; we offer carefully acclimated wild collected specimens that exhibit vibrant coloration. Best kept in groups of 10 or more fish, they make ideal inhabitants for medium to large planted tanks.

Glowlight Danio (Celestichthys choprae) – Group of 5


A vividly colored and hardy species of Danio originating in the shallow waters of Myamnar’s rivers and lakes, the Glowlight Danio has become a favorite in the hobby in recent years. In the wild, they inhabit clear, well-oxygenated water, usually close to aquatic vegetation or overhanging branches. An extremely active schooling fish, they do best in groups of 10 or more and prefer plenty of open space for swimming. Like most of its close relatives, they are peaceful community fish which will do well with most similarly-sized peaceful tankmates.

Habrosus Pygmy Cory (Corydoras habrosus) – Group of 10


One of the smallest species of Corydoras, the Habrosus or Salt and Pepper Pygmy Cory originates in slow moving shallow waters along the Llanos region of the Orinoco Basin in Colombia and Venezuela. This highly social species is usually found in large groups and should be kept in schools of at least 10 in the aquarium. Like most corys, they use their barbels to find food in fine, sandy substrate and will do best under similar conditions in the aquarium. Ideal for planted or shrimp tanks due to their small size and peaceful nature.


Apure Jelly Catfish (Cephalosilurus apurensis)


An unusual predatory catfish with an enormous mouth, the Apure Jelly Catfish is found in parts of the Orinoco drainage in Colombia and Venezuela. An ambush predator by nature, they tend to lie in wait for their prey at the bottom of shallow waters partially buried in leaf litter or sandy substrate. In the aquarium, they should only be kept with tankmates of equal (or ideally, larger) size, as they will attempt to eat fish close to their own size.


Common Wolf Fish (Hoplias malabaricus)


The Common or Malabaricus Wolf Fish is found in a wide range of habitats throughout all of tropical and subtropical South America. Aggressive, fast moving, and fearless, this fish is a favorite among keepers of predatory or “monster” fish. Tankmates (if any) should be chosen with extreme care.

Pink Spot Choco Tetra (Pseudochalceus kyburzi)


A unique and rarely seen characin from Colombia’s Pacific Coastal drainages, the Pink Spot Choco Tetra or Kyburz’ Tetra is a fairly large, robust, and fast moving schooling fish ideal for a species tank or display. In the aquarium, they are likely to bully or nip at smaller or more fragile tankmates, and are best kept with similarly-sized, fast moving fish.


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.

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.


Leporinus granti


One of the most attractively marked of all Leporinus, L. granti is found throughout much of South America but extremely rare in the hobby. A large, fast-swimming, but relatively peaceful species, they make an excellent tankmate for large, peaceful cichlids.

L239 Blue Panaque Pleco (Baryancistrus beggini)


A uniquely colored and small growing species of pleco, the L239 or Blue Panaque is not actually a member of the genus Panaque but instead is grouped in with the Gold Nugget Plecos and their close relatives. Found in the soft, acidic waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries, these are a hardy, relatively peaceful pleco. In the aquarium, a varied diet including plenty of vegetable-based foods is ideal.


Lemon Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus)


A selectively bred form of the popular Oscar, the Lemon Oscar displays vibrant yellow and gold coloration as its name suggests. A large growing, predatory fish, Oscars require large aquariums and should be kept with similarly sized tankmates.

Ornate Bichir (Polypterus ornatipinnis)


The Ornate Bichir is a distinctively marked, large growing species found throughout parts of the Congo River Basin and surrounding areas in Central and East Africa. This species is exported from the Congo but is also commercially bred in Asia for the aquarium trade. The largest of the “upper jaw” group of bichirs, they can reach an impressive 24″ in size as adults in the wild. In the aquarium, they have been popular for many years due to their eel-like body shape, predatory nature, and unique appearance. Like all bichirs, they are hardy fish, requiring a large tank due to their adult size but are otherwise undemanding.