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Redline Moenkhausia Tetra (Moenkhausia agnesae)

$9.99$59.99

An uncommon, larger growing tetra from is found in Peru’s Rio Itaya, where it is typically found along stream banks close to overhanging vegetation or fallen trees. Hardy and bold, the Redline or Red Striped Moenkhausia is a loosely-schooling fish and makes an ideal tankmate for smaller or medium-sized cichlids.

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Albino Red Pacu (Piaractus brachypomum ‘albino’)

$19.99

One of the larger fish in the Amazon Basin, and an important food fish throughout most of the its range, the Red Belly Pacu is a beautifully marked “gentle giant” suitable for only the largest private aquariums, indoor ponds, or public displays. In the wild, this fish is an opportunistic grazer, which feeds primarily on fallen fruit and nuts from trees overhanging the rivers edge habitat where they are usually found. They are a hardy species, tolerant of a wide range of water conditions – but given their huge size and equally large appetite they will require significant filtration and regular water changes. The Red Pacu will accept almost any frozen or prepared food in the aquarium but should be offered a varied diet heavy in vegetable matter. The Albino morph of this fish only recently entered the market from commercial farms where they are raised primarily as food fish.

Imitator Catfish (Brachyrhamdia meesi)

$10.99$89.99

A rare and unique catfish found throughout much of the Amazon and its tributaries, the Imitator Catfish or Mees’ Pimelodelid is adapted to spend most of its life as a mimic among shoaling species like Otocinclus and Corydoras species, where it likely finds safety from predators among the large groups of more armored catfish. An active fish, it should be kept in groups or at least with other actively schooling species. In the aquarium, they are hardy and undemanding, and will accept a wide variety of sinking prepared or frozen foods.

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Centipede Knifefish (Steatogenys duidae)

$16.99

A peaceful and cryptic knifefish species, the Centipede or Sierra Knife is found throughout much of the Amazon basin where it is found in shallow water areas, usually among leaf litter. They feed on insect larvae and crustaceans in the wild but in the aquarium usually take to frozen foods very quickly. A social species, they are best kept in groups in the aquarium and should be provided with plenty of cover in the form of driftwood and leaf litter.

 

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Red Head Tapajos Eartheater (Geophagus sp. ‘Red Head Tapajos’)

$9.99$14.99

A medium growing and spectacularly colored eartheater from the extensive ‘Surinamensis’ complex of similar-looking species of Geophagus, the Red Head Tapajos Eartheater gets its name from the vivid reddish-orange coloration adult fish display on the front surface of their face. Originally found in the clear, warm waters of the lower Rio Tapajos in Brazil, the species has become widely popular in the hobby and now is regularly aquacultured for the aquarium trade. A fairly peaceful cichlid, they do best in groups of 5 or more and will coexist peacefully with most fish too large to be eaten.

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Compressiceps Dwarf Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla compressiceps)

$14.99

One of the smaller species of Pike Cichlids, the Compressiceps or Green Dwarf is a miniature Crenicichla found in the Tocantins River in Brazil. A hardy and active species, they are usually found in small groups or harems in the wild. Despite their small size, they can be extremely aggressive towards each other and should be provided with plenty of space and lots of cover in the aquarium in order to maintain a group successfully.

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Dorado (Salminus hilarii)

$49.99

A large predatory shoaling fish, the Dorado is an important food fish throughout its range in the Southern Amazon and Paraguay river basins where it is found in a wide variety of habitats. Typically found in clear, fast-moving, well-oxygenated water, these fish are powerful, active swimmers and require an enormous tank or ideally an indoor pond to maintain adult fish. A fast and aggressive fish by nature, tankmates should be chosen carefully.

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L600 Orange Seam Leopard Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus leopardus)

$249.99 $199.99

A beautifully patterned pleco, the L600/LDA007 or Orange Seam Leopard Cactus Pleco is found in stretches of the Rio Branco, a whitewater tributary of the Rio Negro in Brazil. In the wild, they are known to inhabit rocky, deep water channels in high-current areas. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable, but will do best in relatively soft water with some current and when given plenty of driftwood or other hides. A mainly carnivorous species, they should be offered protein-rich foods like Repashy Gel Diets or Fluval Bug Bites.

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L168 Demini Butterfly Pleco (Dekeyseria brachyura)

$129.99

A beautifully patterned pleco found throughout Brazil’s Rio Negro, the L168 Butterfly Pleco or Brazil Butterfly Pleco inhabits warm, acidic blackwater areas in the wild. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable, but will do best in relatively soft water and when given plenty of driftwood or other hides. They should be offered a varied diet including fresh veggies, sinking prepared foods, and gel diets like Repahy’s Soylent Green or Bottom Scratcher.

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L114 Leopard Cactus Pleco (Pseudacanthicus cf. leopardus)

$69.99

A beautifully patterned cactus pleco known only from a tributary of Brazil’s Rio Negro, the Leopard Cactus Pleco inhabits warm, acidic blackwater areas in the wild. In the aquarium, they are hardy and adaptable, but will do best in relatively soft water and when given plenty of driftwood or other hides. A mainly carnivorous species, they should be offered protein-rich foods like Repashy Gel Diets or Fluval Bug Bites.

Orinoco Medusa Pleco (Ancistrus cf. macrophthalmus)

$34.99

A unique, oddly-shaped Loricariid, the Orinoco Medusa Pleco is distinguished by its flattened body and prominent fleshy tentacles surrounding the nose which gives them their common name. Very similar in appearance and habits to the more well-known L034 (Ancistrus ranunculus), which is found in the fast-moving clear waters of the Xingu in Brazil, the Orinoco Medusa Pleco is found in similar habitat type in the Orinoco basin and its tributaries in Colombia and Venezuela. In the aquarium, they prefer clean, well-oxygenated water and ample hiding places in the form of rocks, driftwood, or caves.