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Imitator Catfish (Brachyrhamdia meesi)


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.

Orange Congo Puffer (Tetraodon miurus ‘orange’)


A unique true freshwater puffer found throughout much of Central Africa’s Congo River Basin, the Orange Miurus or Orange Congo Puffer is a uniquely adapted ambush predator best suited to a species-only aquarium. In the wild, they tend to inhabit fast-moving stretches of water with sandy substrate, where they bury themselves with only their upward-facing eyes and mouth visible. They wait in this position for potential prey items to swim overhead, and then dart upwards, using their sharp beak to tear into their prey (which can include much larger fish). In the aquarium, they will display this same behavior which is why tankmates, even larger fish, are not recommended. A relatively hardy fish, they do best in clean, neutral or slightly alkaline well-oxygenated water with some current. Most Congo Puffers are a tan or beige, but the much rarer orange variant is unmistakable and sought after in the hobby.

Wild Oscar (Astronotus ocellatus) – Ilha do Marajo Locale


A wild form of the aquarium hobby classic, the Oscar found at the mouth of the Amazon around the ‘Ilha do Marajo’ (Marajo Island) is distinctly patterned and among the reddest wild forms in the hobby. As with all Oscars, these are a large growing and predatory fish that require large aquariums as adults. Feeding a varied diet of high quality prepared and frozen foods will help ensure their best colors as they grow.

Hengeli / Glowlight Rasbora (Trigonostigma hengeli) – Group of 10 Fish


A colorful and actively schooling Rasbora found throughout parts of Indonesia, the Hengeli or Glowlight 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 soft, acidic and often tannin-stained 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 distinctive markings. Like most schooling rasboras, they are best kept in groups of 10 or more and will thrive with most similarly-sized peaceful tankmates.

Sailfin Red Hook Silver Dollar (Myleus setiger)


A rarely seen species of Myleus (commonly referred to as Silver Dollars in the trade), the Sailfin Red Hook or Myleus setiger originates in the rivers and streams of Guyana and Suriname. It has only rarely been seen in the aquarium hobby, but adults develop extremely elongated, deep red dorsal and anal fins as well as a reticulated or blotchy pattern on the body. These tank-bred specimens from Asia are a new and rare offering.

Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)


The Common Bristlenose or Bushynose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) is an ideal aquarium inhabitant, grazing on diatom algae while still being safe with live plants and peaceful towards all tankmates.

Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.)


The albino form of the Common Bristlenose or Bushynose Pleco (Ancistrus sp.) stands out well against dark or dimly light aquariums.  As with all Common Bristlenose Plecos, these fish are ideal aquarium inhabitants, grazing on diatom algae while still being safe with live plants and peaceful towards all tankmates.

L191 Dull Eyed Royal Pleco (Panaque cf. nigrolineatus)


The L191 or Dull Eyed Royal Pleco is a large growing Panaque and one of the more common variants of what is known as Royal Plecos in the trade. Widespread in Colombia and Venezuela, these plecos are typically collected in the Rio Meta and Caqueta basins in areas with acidic water with moderate to fast flow. Like all species in the genus Panaque they are wood eaters by nature, and should be offered plenty of driftwood in the aquarium. Specialized diets like Repashy’s xylivore formula gel premix or Sera Catfish Chips are ideal for this species.

Krobia guianensis


A medium – growing cichlid found throughout much of the Guiana Shield drainages, Krobia guianensis is attractively marked and fairly peaceful, making them ideal for a mixed species South American Cichlid community. A hardy and undemanding fish, they prefer soft, acidic water but are adaptable in the aquarium.

Electric Blue Acara (Aequidens pulcher)


A recently developed line bred form of the well-known Blue Acara (A. pulcher), the Electric Blue Acara has become an instant favorite in the hobby due to its stunning powder blue coloration. With a manageable adult size of around 6″ and being relatively peaceful (for a cichlid), this species makes an impressive centerpiece fish for a medium to large mixed species tank or a mixed cichlid community with similarly sized South American cichlids. Like all cichlids, they are territorial as adults and should be provided with plenty of structure in the form of caves, rock work, or artificial plants.

Nicaraguan Cichlid (Hypsophrys nicaraguense)


A spectacularly colored cichlid found in lakes and rivers in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the Nicaraguan Cichlid or Nicaraguense has been popular in the hobby for years. Like most Central American Cichlids, they can be fiercely territorial and tankmates should be chosen carefully. In the wild, they are social fish and are often found in large aggregations. An extremely hardy fish, they prefer slightly alkaline water and will do best with a varied diet.

Siamese Algae Eater (Crossocheilus oblongus)


One of the most sought after and effective of all of the so-called “algae eaters” in the aquarium hobby, the Siamese Algae Eater (commonly abbreviated SAE) or Flying Fox is an active, medium-sized social fish that feeds on a variety of common nuisance algae species in the aquarium. They will graze on diatom algae films on glass and decor as well as the difficult to eradicate black hair or black beard algae. Best kept in groups of 6 or more, they are live plant safe and hardy additions to most medium to large community aquariums.

Green Gold Cory (Corydoras melanotaenia)


A popular and attractively marked species of Corydoras found throughout much the Meta and Orinoco basins in Colombia and Venezuela, the Green Gold Cory has been popular in the aquarium hobby for many years . Like most Corys, they are peaceful, hardy, and best kept in groups of at least 5 due to their schooling nature. This species is a medium-growing Corydoras and will do well with nearly any non-aggressive tankmates.