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Guinean Bichir (Polypterus ansorgii)


An exceptionally rare, large growing Polypterus found in the waters of Guinea and possibly Guinea-Bisseau, the Guinean Bichir is distinguished by irregular dark markings, a tall dorsal fin, and 12-15 dorsal finlets extending to the rear of the pectoral fins. In most specimens, the upper and lower jaw are of equal length, although very large adults may have a slightly protruding lower jaw. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding like most bichir species, but should be kept with a tight-fitting and possibly weighted lid as they will attempt to jump if spooked or at night. Due to their very large adult size they require an enormous aquarium or indoor pond when full grown.


L260 Queen Arabesque Pleco (Hypancistrus sp. ‘L260’)


With their intricate black and white pattern, the L260 Queen Arabesque Pleco is one of the most striking of the Hypancistrus and has been popular in the hobby for decades. These fish originate in the clear waters of the Rio Tapajos in Brazil, where they inhabit rocky, fast-moving shallows. In the aquarium, they are hardy and will feed on a variety of sinking foods but should be given plenty of protein rich foods like Repashy’s insectivore gel diets.

True Pygmy Cory (Corydoras pygmaeus) – Group of 10


One of the smallest species of Corydoras and an ideal, active schooling fish for the aquarium, the true Pygmy Cory is found in the middle to upper Amazon and Napo rivers in Colombia, Brazil, and Peru. In the wild, they are usually found in shallow white or clear water creeks with moderate current, and are a true shoaling fish which aggregates in groups of hundreds to thousands of individual fish. In the aquarium, they will exhibit this same ‘swarming’ behavior and constant activity if kept in groups of 10 or more. With their small adult size and compatibility with almost any other small fish or invertebrate, they are an extremely popular addition to planted and shrimp tanks.

Gold Giant Gourami (Osphronemus goramy ‘gold’)


The largest of the labyrinth fish species commonly known as Gourami, the true Giant Gourami lives up to its name, reaching an adult size of over 20″ in many cases. Despite their large size, they are typically gentle giants, and are extremely personable “pet” fish that will beg for food and often learn to recognize their owners. The gold or white form of this fish is similar to the albino form but lacks the distinctive red eyes. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding but will need a suitably large tank to be kept successfully.

Dwarf Pea Puffer (Carinotetraodon travancoricus)


The smallest known species of pufferfish and a true freshwater species, the Pea or Indian Dwarf Puffer is found in shallow, warm, slow-moving waters in Central and Southwestern India. With their small adult size, inquisitive nature, and interesting group dynamics, they are deservedly popular among nano aquarium keepers and they will do well in an aquascaped or planted tank. Best kept in groups, like all puffers they are prone to nip at the fins of their tankmates (especially slow moving or long finned species) so tankmates should be chosen with caution. This species has been successfully bred in the aquarium.


Lenticulata Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla lenticulata)


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, where it tends to inhabit soft, acidic waters. 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. 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 species.



Greenbottle Puffer (Auriglobus nefastus)


A true freshwater puffer found in parts of Southeast Asia, the Greenbottle Puffer is a unique, fast-moving species which is often found in groups in the wild. Like most puffers, they are prone to nipping the fins of other fish, so should be kept with hardy, fast-moving tankmates (if any). This species can be kept in a  group of 5 or more fish, although they should be fed heavily and given plenty of cover to avoid aggression. They are known to inhabit fast flowing waters, so the addition of a powerhead for some current may be beneficial.

Peters Elephantnose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii)


One of the most unusual of the Mormyrids (a family of weakly electric fish found primarily in Africa), Peter’s Elephant Nose is found throughout much of Western and Central Africa, where it inhabits slow moving, shallow waters usually over muddy or sandy substrate. Their namesake snout is used to root through substrate to find small prey items. In the aquarium, they can be a somewhat finicky eater at first, but will usually accept frozen bloodworms, mysis, and other similar foods. Ideally, these fish should be kept singly as more than one Elephant Nose in the same tank are likely to fight. They should also be kept with peaceful tankmates to avoid bullying or the fish being outcompeted for food.

Gold Wolf Fish (Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus)


The Gold or One Lined Wolf Fish is a medium sized predatory species found throughout the Amazon Basin in South America. A fast moving and aggressive  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.


Electric Eel (Electrophorus electricus)


One of the most iconic fish species of the Amazon, the Electric Eel is not a true eel but a knifefish – the only one in its family capable of delivering a powerful electrical shock. In the wild, these fish tend to be found in shallow, slow moving waters with lots of cover in the form of vegetation or fallen branches. Their electrical organ is used as both a defense mechanism against predators and to stun prey items. In the aquarium, electric eels are fairly hardy, but due to their huge adult size and dangerous shock they should only be kept by experienced hobbyists with a dedicated, large aquarium designed around this fish’s special requirements. Larger fish should be treated with extreme caution.

Ruby Tetra (Axelrodia riesei) – Group of 5 Fish


A stunning dwarf tetra found in Colombia's Rio Meta drainage, the Ruby Tetra lives up to its name, exhibiting a deep red coloration throughout its entire body. With an adult size of only 1″, they are an ideal nano aquarium fish and are deservedly popular with planted aquarium hobbyists as well. Best kept in schools of 5 or more, the Ruby Tetra is an active and hardy fish which will display their best color in a large group an when kept in ideal water conditions.


Harlequin Lancer Catfish (Bagroides melapterus)


A uniquely patterned catfish species originating in freshwater streams and rivers of Indonesia, the Harlequin Lancer is an active, aggressive fish which will do best in a large tank with ample hiding places. Tankmates should be chosen carefully as they will attack slower or more docile fish, especially at night.

Chili / Mosquito Rasbora (Boraras brigittae) – Group of 10 Fish


An ideal fish for nano aquariums, the Chili, Mosquito, or Brigittae Rasbora is found in warm, acidic, shallow waters throughout the island of Borneo. With their vibrant red color and peaceful, active nature, they are extremely popular in the hobby and a favorite with planted tank hobbyists. In the aquarium, they are hardy and will generally thrive under a wide range of conditions but will exhibit their best color if kept in warm, slightly soft water and in a group of 10 or more.

Neon Green / Kubotai Rasbora (Microdevario kubotai) – Group of 5 Fish


A brilliantly colored and actively schooling “micro” rasbora found throughout parts of Indonesia, the Kubotai or Neon Green Rasbora makes an ideal addition to a small to medium sized community aquarium or planted tank. In the wild, they inhabit slow moving streams and creeks with sandy substrate and clear waters, usually among aquatic plants or fallen branches. A hardy and adaptable fish in the aquarium, they are popular with aquascapers due to their small adult size, active nature, and brilliant coloration. Like most schooling rasboras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more and will thrive with most similarly-sized peaceful tankmates. Darker substrate, somewhat subdued lighting, and plenty of cover in the aquarium will help bring out their most vibrant green coloration.

Peacock Gudgeon (Tateurndina ocellicauda)


One of the most beautifully marked of all freshwater gobies, the Peacock Gudgeon originates from rainforest streams in Papua New Guinea but is now commercially bred for the aquarium trade all over the world. In the wild, they are found in loose aggregations in warm, clear water areas of low to moderate current. With their small adult size and peaceful nature, they are a popular species for nano and planted aquariums and will do well under a range of conditions. They will exhibit their best coloration and behavior when kept in groups of 3-5 fish or more and prefer ample cover in the form of plants, driftwood, and other hardscape materials.