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Banded Apisto (Apistogramma bitaeniata) – Wild Nanay

$7.99

The Banded or Bitaeniata Apisto is found throughout much of the Amazon in Colombia, Peru, and Brazil and is known to have many regional color forms. Like most Apistos, it is found in small forest pools and shallow reaches of flooded forest in warm, acidic water. 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.

Red Eye Lyretail Pleco (Lasiancistrus heteracanthicus)

$39.99

An unusual pleco found in parts of the upper Amazon river in Peru, the Red Eye Lyretail Pleco tends to be found in fast moving water but little else is known about its habits in the wild. In the aquarium, they are hardy and outgoing for a pleco, and will accept a wide range of foods from Repashy gel diet to sinking wafers.

Reticulated Cory (Corydoras reticulatus)

$5.99$6.99

An attractively marked and uncommon Corydoras from the middle Amazon in Peru and Brazil, the Reticulated or Network Cory is a peaceful shoaling fish often found in  large groups in the wild. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, an excellent and active bottom-dweller for most community tanks. Like most Corydoras they should be kept in groups of at least five fish.

False Julii Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

$4.99$5.99

An attractively marked and longtime hobby favorite, the False or Colombian Julii Cory is a peaceful shoaling fish often found in large groups in the wild. Often misidentified in the trade as C. julii (which is only known from Brazil), this very similar species is found throughout much of the middle Amazon in Colombia and Peru. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, an excellent and active bottom-dweller for most community tanks. Like most Corydoras they should be kept in groups of at least five fish.

Bandit / Metae Cory (Corydoras metae)

$4.99$5.99

An attractively marked and longtime hobby favorite the Bandit or Metae Cory is a peaceful shoaling fish often found in large groups in the wild. It inhabits clear water streams and pools throughout the Rio Meta in Colombia. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, an excellent and active bottom-dweller for most community tanks. Like most Corydoras they should be kept in groups of at least five fish.

Spotted Shortnose Cory (Corydoras brevirostris)

$9.99

An attractively marked and somewhat uncommon Corydoras from the Orinoco Basin, the Spotted Shortnose Cory is a peaceful shoaling fish often found in  large groups in the wild. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, an excellent and active bottom-dweller for most community tanks. Like most Corydoras they should be kept in groups of at least five fish.

Leucomelas Cory (Corydoras leucomelas)

$5.99

A colorful and widespread Cory Cat found throughout much of the Amazon, C. leucomelas is a peaceful shoaling fish often found in very large groups in the wild. In the aquarium they are hardy and undemanding, an excellent and active bottom-dweller for most community tanks. Like most Corydoras they should be kept in groups of at least five fish.

Brown Ghost Knifefish (Apteronotus leptorhynchus)

$8.99$12.99

Although less well known than the popular Black Ghost Knifefish, the Brown Ghost is a similarly unique species of knifefish found throughout much of the Amazon basin. A hardy species, they feed on insect larvae, crustaceans, and small fish in the wild but in the aquarium usually take to frozen foods very quickly. They are usually found in areas of slow water movement and in warm, acidic water. Although they can be territorial towards each other in the aquarium, it is possible to keep them in small groups as long as ample cover is provided.

 

Orinoco Dwarf Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla sp. ‘Orinoco dwarf’)

$14.99$19.99

One of the smaller species of Pike Cichlids, the Orinoco Dwarf is a relatively peaceful Crenicichla found in the warm, acidic waters of the Orinoco and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. A hardy and active species, they are usually found in groups in the wild and will form a distinct social hierarchy in the aquarium if given enough space. Be sure to provide plenty of cover for each fish to create and defend its own territory.

Marble Ghost Knifefish (Apteronotus eschmeyeri)

$14.99$89.99

An almost never imported knifefish from the Pacific coastal drainage of Colombia, the Longnose Ghost Knife is similar in care to its more well-known relative the Black Ghost Knife. A shy but seemingly social species, these knifefish do well in groups. Little else is known about their habits in the wild.

 

Goldline Knifefish (Sternopygus macrurus)

$69.99$129.99

A large, robust, and uniquely patterned species, the Goldline Knifefish is found throughout the Pacific coastal drainage of Colombia and Ecuador, where it inhabits a wide variety of habitat types. These knifefish can be found in fast-moving freshwater streams as well as brackish water estuaries so they appear to tolerate a wide variety of water conditions. A large and outgoing species which will readily eat small fish, these knifefish are ideal for a species tank or a community aquarium consisting of large but relatively peaceful tankmates. Like most knifefish, they appreciate having ample hiding places but are not particularly shy.

Shipping Note: Due to their large size, large, extra large, and jumbo sized Goldline Knifefish are NOT eligible for our $55 flat rate shipping. If at all possible we recommend shipping these fish via air cargo (rates start at $45). Contact us for more information or for a quote.

Red Hump Eartheater (Geophagus steindachneri)

$7.99

One of the smaller species of South American eartheater, the Red Hump Eartheater is found throughout Western Colombia and possibly into the middle Orinoco drainage, where it inhabits a variety of habitats. A hardy and adaptable species, they tend to take prepared foods better than some of their more delicate relatives but like all Geophagus prefer a fine sand substrate to sift through. A social fish when young, they can become aggressive and territorial when they are large enough to form pairs and spawn.

Clown Pleco (Panaqolus maccus)

$7.49$9.99

One of the most popular small plecos in the aquarium hobby, the Clown Pleco or L104 is found in the rocky waters of the Rio Meta and its tributaries in Colombia. A scavenger and algae grazer, they will feed on nuisance algae in the aquarium but prefer more protein rich foods and should be supplemented with a variety of foods including gel diet, sinking pellets or wafers, and fresh veggies. Peaceful and generally safe with live plants, they are an excellent pleco for small or medium aquariums with a maximum size of just over 3″

African Red Eye Tetra (Arnoldichthys spilopterus)

$17.49

A larger growing and colorful tetra found in lakes and rivers throughout Nigeria, the African Red Eye or Big Scaled Tetra is a robust and hardy schooling fish. Best kept in groups of at least 5, they will also do well with other larger tankmates. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding. The addition of tannins in the form of Indian Almond Leaves or other botanicals will help bring out their best coloration.

Adonis Tetra (Lepidarchus adonis)

$4.99$44.99

A rarely seen nano-sized tetra from West Africa, the Adonis or Spotted Tetra is found in shallow, warm waters, usually in large shoals. A peaceful schooling fish, their care requirements are similar to most small tetra species and they are a hardy and colorful community fish.