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Cuckoo Catfish (Synodontis multipunctatus)


One of the more colorful and popular species of Synodontis, S. multipunctatus is known as the Cuckoo Catfish due to its habit of laying eggs in the nests of larger cichlid species, which then care for the young catfish as if they were their own offspring (a practice known as “brood parasitism”). Found in the cichlid-rich, rocky waters of Lake Tanganyika in Central Africa, these fish make excellent aquarium specimens and are typically bold and active fish. We are pleased to offer locally bred F1 specimens from wild-collected broodstock.

Red Hook Silver Dollar (Myloplus rubripinnis)


The Red Hook Silver Dollar is a popular, colorful schooling fish found throughout the Amazon Basin in South America. A relatively peaceful fish, they do best in groups of 5 or more and make an excellent “dither” fish for large cichlids or other predatory fish species. They also add activity to the upper levels larger aquariums with their constant, rapid swimming and close schooling behavior.

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


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.

Spot Cheek Cichlid (Thorichthys maculipinnis)


One of the more colorful Central American Cichlids, the Spot Cheek Cichlid is a close relative of the popular Firemouth Cichlid (T. meeki) found in the streams and ponds of Honduras, Belize, and Guatemala. With their outgoing, semi-aggressive nature, vibrant colors, and relatively small adult size this species is an uncommon but sought after species in the cichlid hobby.

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Gold Line Panda Loach (Yaoshania cf. pachychilus)


The Gold Line Panda Loach is variant of the popular Panda Loach, exhibiting a unique striped pattern. This small species originating from cool, fast flowing streams in Southern China is an algae grazer and scavenger.  They will do best in an aquarium with some current and ample rocks or driftwood for cover and grazing surfaces. Although they will adapt to warmer temperatures for a time they will do best at cooler temperatures (68-75) long term.

Proteus Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla proteus)


A smaller growing pike in the saxatilis group, the Proteus Pike Cichlid is found throughout Peru and Ecuador where it inhabits shallow water areas with ample cover. Despite their relatively small adult size, they are aggressive and territorial much like their larger relatives. In the aquarium, they are a hardy species and will readily take to frozen foods. They can be successfully kept in groups but should be provided plenty of cover so each fish can defend its own territory. The addition of dither fish like larger tetra species can help diffuse aggression.

Gold Clown Knifefish (Chitala ornata)


One of the larger species of knifefish, the Clown Knife is found throughout much of Southeast Asia, where it is an important food fish. It is now extensively farm raised for food and for the aquarium trade. The Gold color form is a colorful line bred variety of the fish similar to an albino. A predatory species with a surprisingly large mouth, Clown Knives can easily eat fish up to 1/3rd their size in many cases. Despite their predatory nature, they are peaceful towards nearly all tankmates too big to be eaten.

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.

Black Ghost Knifefish (Apteronotus albifrons)


A long time aquarium favorite, the Black Ghost Knifefish is a distinctive and unusual fish originating from the Amazon and its tributaries. A nocturnal and generally shy fish, like all knifefish they use a weak electrical discharge to sense their surroundings and find food. Although slow growing, they can reach the impressive size of 14″ or more and tend to prey on smaller fish as they grow. Black Ghost Knifefish are intelligent, often learning to eat from their owner’s hands or even to allow themselves to be “pet” once adapted to aquarium life.

Pinktail Chalceus (Chalceus macrolepidotus)


A larger growing and colorful characin, the Pinktail Chalceus is found throughout much of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. In the aquarium, they are hardy and long lived, but tend to be skittish and shy if not kept in a group of 3 or more fish.  With their size and bold demeanor, these tetras make an ideal dither fish for medium sized South American Cichlids. Their tank should be kept tightly covered as they are easily spooked and likely to jump out if given the opportunity.


Gold Saum Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus ‘gold saum’)

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The Gold Saum Green Terror (Andinoacara rivulatus), with its brilliant green body coloration and high contrast orange fins, has been a hobby classic for decades – and the wild form of this fish is the “original” version of Green Terror. Found throughout the coastal regions of Ecuador and Northern Peru, these fish are found in a wide variety of freshwater habitats. Territorial and aggressive, these vibrantly colored cichlids make impressive specimens for appropriately large aquariums, but tankmates should be chosen carefully. Wild collected specimens are uncommon in the trade and often display brighter coloration than the more commonly seen tank bred specimens.

Thayeri Dwarf Acara (Laetacara thayeri)


An attractive and uncommon small cichlid, Thayer’s Dwarf Acara is found throughout the Amazon Basin, where it typically inhabits shallow, slow moving bodies of water. They are relatively peaceful (for a cichlid) but can become fiercely territorial when breeding.

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Panda Loach (Yaoshania pachychilus)


The Panda Loach is an attractively marked small species originating from cool, fast flowing streams in Southern China. An algae grazer and scavenger in nature, they will do best in an aquarium with some current and ample rocks or driftwood for cover and grazing surfaces. Although they will adapt to warmer temperatures for a time they will do best at cooler temperatures (68-75) long term.

L129 Colombian Zebra Pleco (Hypancistrus debilittera)


A strikingly patterned, small growing species of Hypancistrus from the warm, acidic water of the Orinoco and its tributaries, the L129 Colombian or False Zebra Pleco is an ideal pleco for the small to medium community aquarium. Although normally shy at first, they will become more comfortable spending time out in the open over time and especially when food is added to the tank. Like most of their close relatives, the L129 is not a particularly good algae eater and prefers a more protein rich diet than some plecos. Peaceful toward nearly all tankmates, they can be territorial towards other plecos but will typically coexist without problems long as plenty of cover is provided in the aquarium.