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Welcome to the Tangled Up In Cichlids web page. Posted below is a spread sheet of immediately available fish listed by latin name with size, price, and a brief description of each species.

Following the stock list are select photos highlighting just some of the many beautiful and rare species currently available.
TANGLED UP IN CICHLIDS STOCKLIST FOR WEEK OF MARCH 18, 2019 email: jeff.tuic@gmail.com, phone: 908-387-9858    
GenusspeciesTotal Length of fish in InchesCost in US$(Wild fish include the word 'wild' in description, 'F1' = 1st generation stock bred from wild collected adults, 'cb' = captive bred of unspecified generation)
Acarichthysheckelii 'Lago Sacambu'3-3.5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.wild 'threadfin acara' from Sacambu, Brazil; unique lg lateral blotch, amber cheeks/abdomen, orange anal fin, diamond spotted flanks
"heckelii 'Rio Negro'3-3.5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.wild 'threadfin acara' from R. Negro, Brazil; very sm lateral blotch nearly covered by rows of diamond spots, honey colored anal fin
Acaronianassa2.5-3"18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.wild R. Nanay Peru oddity, primitive, effective predatory sp. w/ big red eyes & metallic gold body; great addition to md/ml community
"vultuosa1.5-2"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.wild & rare import of 'Orinoco big eye cichlid'; md growing w/ attractively decorated head-does well w/ similar sized, calm S. Am spp.
Aequidensdiadema 'Jenaro Herrera'3-3.5"20.00 or 4 @ 17.00 ea.wild R. Nanay Peru acara comes w/ rainbow of color; attractive addition to md/ml communities including severums, earth eaters, etc.
Andinoacarabiseriatus1.5-2"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.F1 Upper San Juan, COL juveniles of incredibly colorful and rarely collected/imported acara
"pulcher 'electric blue'2.5"3 fish @ 50.00 lotcb beautifully colored 'electric blue acaras' available in a 3 lot (only 3 individuals in stock)
"rivulatus 'gold suam'3.5-4" 25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.cb 'Ecuador green terror' w/ red-orange trimmed fins of great grow out size & color
""5-5.5"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.cb 'Ecuador green terror' w/ red-orange trimmed fins of robust size & gorgeous color
""6"+50.00 ea.cb 'Ecuador green terror' males only w/ red-orange trimmed fins of seldom offered super size w/ impressive profile in ltd qty
Astronotuscf. ocellatus1.5-2"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.wild 'Orinoco oscar' juves; yet-to-be described oscar w/ intricate gold/blk ornamentation when young & displays red/gold/blk as adult
"cf. 'rubrocellatus'5.5-6.5"175.00 ea.remarkable wild Rio Branco, Brazil oscars only collected 1x/yr; distinct vertical lateral cream band + hockey stick band on head-ltd!
Biotodomacupido3.5-4"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.wild Rio Nanay, Peru collected gems in adult size & super mature color; gregarious, mild mannered, graceful-ideal for md S. Am. biotope
"wavrini2.5-3"22.00 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.wild Orinoco rarity of peaceful, ornate, pastel colored earth eater that sports ornate caudal extensions at maturity
Caquetaiamyersi1.5-2"18.00 or 5 @ 15.00 ea.wild Colombian juveniles w/ beautifully colored yellow body, red eyes, blue spangled fins, lg mouth
Cichlaintermedia2"75.00 ea.wild Rio Casiquiare, Col. collection of highly sought after, not huge growing 'intermedia peacock bass' - very ltd qty avail
Cichlasomadimerus1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.F1 juveniles from Uruguay collection of iridescent green/gold 'port-type cichlid'
"sp. 'Esmeraldas gold'3.5-4"75.00 pr.wild pair collected from lagoon by Rio Esmeraldas, Ecuador-gorgeous golden/xanthic acara
Crenicichlaacutirostris6-6.5"135.00 ea.wild R. Tapajos individual (1 avail) of very rarely imported, uniquely elongated, small mouthed, red/black banded pike
"lenticulata5-6" / 9-10"55.00 ea. / 90.00 ea.wild R. Inirida, Col. pikes of super color & pattern; blk spotted head, red/blk banded back, lg red & blk 'flower' behind gills
"lucius3-3.5" / 4.5"28.00 ea. / 40.00 ea.wild R. Nanay, Peru pikes w/ attractive yellow & red color on body & fins, md growing, easily maintained in md-ml communities-ltd qty
"sipaliwini10"150.00 ea.wild Suriname adult male of super rare, super spangled beauty - just one individual available
"sp. 'Colombian belly hopper'5-6"22.00 ea.wild Colombian 'yellow belly hopper pikes'-nearly full grown, entertaining sp. that 'swim/hop' due to unique swim bladder modification
"zebrina9-10"275.00 ea.wild R. Ventuari gem of a pike w/ red throat & fins, intricately gold & black 'zebra striped' sides - ltd qty only
Geophagusbrasiliensis4-4.5" / 5-6"35.00 ea. / 50.00 ea.wild collected from Rio Guandu near Rio de Janeiro; very robust, lg growing eartheater w/ orange & purple eyes, lg blue spangles
"pellegrini5-6"65.00 ea. males onlywild R. San Juan, Choco, Col. young adult males of 'yellow lip red hump' that grows to 10"- very showy, rarely imported earth eater
"sp. 'Tapajos red head'4-4.5"85.00 or 4 @ 80.00 ea.wild R. Tapajos red head Geos of great size & color - rare offer of wild collected adults
Gymnogeophagusbalzanii3-3.5"22.00 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.cb 'Uruguayan hump head Gymnos' of impressive size & color
Heroscf. efasciatus 'Peru red spot green'3.5-4"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.cb Rio Ucayali, 'Peru red spotted severum' aka 'H. appendiculatus'; gorgeous lime green, profusely red spotted w/ red anal fin
"cf. efasciatus 'rotkeil'2.5-3" / 4-5"40.00 ea. / 150.00 pr.Rio Nanay, Peru collection of seldom offered wild stock; the super colorful 'rotkeil/red head severum' inc. one young adult sexed pair
"liberifer1-1.25"10.00 ea.F1 juveniles of Rio Negro collected adult pair listed below - ltd qty only
""5-6"55.00 ea.wild Rio Negro collected severum w/ red lined body; unique characteristic of breeding mode for severum w/ oral incubation-1 avail
""7-8"200.00 prwild jumbo breeding pair of Rio Negro 'red lined mouth brooding severum' - very rare offer of an actively breeding, bonded pair
"severus 'red tiger/Curare'2.5-3"65.00 or 4 @ 60.00 ea.wild from Col-Venez border @ Cumaribo on R. Vichada; profuse red spots, chartruese green body-1st time I've imported wild juves
Hoplarchuspsittacus4.5-5.5"75.00 or 4 @ 70.00 ea.wild Colombian parrot cichlids of great size w/ characteristic turquoise color & red eyes
Hypselecaracoryphaenoides5-6"75.00 ea.wild Colombian 'gold nape chocolate'; seldom collected/imported ml growing, may display unique gold blaze/nape at maturity-ltd qty
"temporalis3-3.5"20.00 or 4 @ 17.00 ea.wild R. Nanay 'Peru chocolates' - lg growing, purple/green/red colored at maturity; great oscar, acara, severum, earth eater tankmate
Ivanacaraadoketa2-3"100.00 pr.wild Rio Uapés, Col. collection of very rarely seen red form of this unusual 'giant dwarf cichlid'; remarkable color & patterns
Kronoheroscf. umbriferus 'Rio Magdalena'2-2.5"25.00 ea.wild Rio Magdalena 'blue freckled umbies' md juvenilesuge of growing, very showy, highly decorated monster cichlid
""3-3.5"35.00 ea.wild Rio Magdalena 'blue freckled umbies' of robust size beginning to color up; these fish are not sold as gender specific- very ltd qty
"cf. umbriferus 'Rio Atrato'3.5-4.5" / 5-6"125.00 ea. / 175.00 ea.wild Rio Atrato 'red spot/red line umbies'; more primitive, extremely rare offer of unsexed 'Atrato umbies'
Mesoherosatromaculatus4-4.5"55.00 or 4 @ 50.00 ea.wild Rio San Juan, Col. collected lg growing, sturdy Andean cichlids w/ black vertical bars, orange-red sides, yellow fins
"festae 'Narino'3.5-4"100.00 ea.wild Nariño Dept collected 'Colombian red terror'; 1st import of unsexed stock collected from newly defined northern limit-ltd qty only
"gephyrus3-3.5" 75.00 ea. wild Rio San Juan, Col. collected red & blue spangled, lg growing Andean gem of a cichlid- ltd qty only
Mikrogeophagusaltispinosus2"+/-18.00 or 5 @ 15.00 ea.wild 'rainbow rams' (aka Bolivian ram) from Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sol, Brazil; rare import of ylw & red rams w/ fin streamers
Pterophyllumaltummd 2 x 3"55.00 or 4 @ 50.00 ea.remarkable, conditioned wild altums collected from lake near Rio Vichada, Col.; reminds me of sturdy Venezuelan altums of decades past
""lg 3 x 4"+85.00 or 4 @ 80.00 ea.lg wild adults of same amazing Vichada collection - to 8" full height already w/ mahogany fins & spots on body
Rondonacarahoehnei6-7"75.00 ea.one jumbo wild male of uber rare, colorful & peaceful acara; a monotypic genus/species from Pantanal, Brazil
Satanopercadaemon3.5-4.5"28.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.wild 'daemon earth eater' of robust size; grows large, mild mannered, develops remarkably ornate streamers on dorsal & anal fins
"jurupari2.5-3"20.00 or 4 @ 17.00 ea.wild Rio Negro gems of glowing chartreuse yellow color w/ honey colored abdomen & blue spangled fins
Symphysodonaequifasciatus/tarzoo?2.5-3"75.00 or 4 @ 70.00 ea.wild Rio Nanay, Peru 'red-green discus' lg juves displaying honey-lime colored body, red & blue anal fin, 9 vertical bars
Tahuantinsuyoamacantzatza1.5-2"20.00 or 5 @ 17.00 ea.wild 'Peruvian stone rolling acara'-rarely imported, beautifully colored mouth breeding acara covered w/ elec. blue ornamentation
Amatitlaniasajica1.5"12.50 or 6 @ 10.00 ea.cb juves of Costa Rica gem; beautifully colored blue/red (males) & blue/yellow (females); sm-md growing, low aggression
"nigrofasciata2-3"25.00 pr.cb breeding pair of 'old school convicts' w/ bold, wide black bands - just one pair available
"sp. 'Honduran redfin blue'2.5-3"12.50 or 6 @ 10.00 ea.cb colorful grow outs of Danli, HON brilliant blue convicts
Amphilophuscitrinellus 'gold barred'5-6" males50.00 ea.F1 'gold barred midas' sexed all males from the only two gold barred individuals of TUIC exclusive SF Libre, Lago Managua import
"labiatus3-3.5"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.cb lg lipped 'red devil' grow outs of Isla Zapatera, L. Nicaragua origin - already displaying conspicuously enlarged lips
"trimaculatus 'Rio Naranjo'3-3.5"18.00 or 5 @ 15.00 ea.F2 Rio Naranjo, Guatemala trimac juveniles
""4-4.5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.F2 Rio Naranjo, Guatemala trimac adolescents of robust size
Herichthyscarpintis1.5-2"12.50 ea.cb juveniles of glowing green w/ super large pearl spots - aka 'electric blue carpintis' or 'Laguna Escondida' type
""3.5-4"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.cb young adults of phenomenal color & covered w/ lg pearl spots; excellent addition to any md-lg cichlid community
Hypsophrysnicaraguensis2.5-3"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.cb 'macaw cichlid' juveniles of multicolored Costa Rican race; super addition to ml communites w/ or w/o cichlids
Nandopsistetracanthus4"40.00 ea.cb young adult male 'Cuban cichlid' - just one individual available
Parachromisdovii1.25-1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.cb Nicaraguan 'wolf cichlids' of juvenile size
""2-2.5" 12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.cb Nicaraguan 'wolf cichlids' of robust grow out juvenile sizes
"dovii 'Costa Rica'12"+350.00 ea.wild Rio Tempisque adult male dovii - one of kind (literally) offer of personally collected, mature male w/ turquoise fins, etc. (net price)
"managuensis 5-6"35.00 ea.cb 'black & white jaguar cichlid' of great size - only one available
"managuensis 'gold'1.5-2"10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.cb 'gold jaguar cichlids' as solid gold colored juveniles; does well with similar sized cichlids, grow to impressive size
"motaguensis5"50.00 ea. cb young adult 'red tiger' female in perfect shape w/ bright color - just one available
Peteniasplendida - wild form10-14"350.00 prwild jumbo breeding pair of personally collected (as fry) wild snook from Cenote Encantado, Quintana Roo, MX (net price)
Peteniasplendida - 'orange/red'4-4.5"25.00 ea.cb 'red bay snook' of mature orange/red color - only one available
Hemichromislifalili2.5-3"18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.cb 'dwarf Congo red jewel'; ridiculously glowing red body covered w/ turquoise jewel spots - not a large growing species @ 4" max
Heterotilapiabuttikoferi1.5"3 fish @ 30.00 lotcb 'hornet' or 'zebra Tilapia';lg growing, immediately recognizable by bold ylw & blk vertical bars; only one 3 lot available
Oreochromisniloticus13-14"75.00 ea.one cb jumbo male of very attractive calico/creamsicle color w/ red tail
Paratilapiapolleni2-2.5"15.00 ea.cb 'Madagascar black diamond cichlid'-remarkably showy as adult w/ jet black body covered in gold 'starry night' spangling-ltd qty
Paretroplusdambabe2.5"25.00 ea.cb Madagascar 'red side damba' - rare offer of lg growing, showy & unique 'marine tang-like' cichlid in ltd qty
"kieneri2-2.5"25.00 ea.cb Madagascar 'calico damba' - an attractive & uniquely patterned rare offer in ltd qty
CHARACINS (TETRA TYPES), CYPRINIDS (BARB/CARP TYPES), RAINBOWFISH, LOACHES - wild collected unless indicated otherwise    
Amecasplendens1.5-2"4 fish @ 25 lot, 8 fish @ 45 lotcb 'butterfly goodeid'; critically endangered in wild, colorful/unique Mex. livebearer; 4 lot includes mixed sexes-ideally 2 sexed pairs
Bryconamericusemperador2.5-3"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.rare Choco, Colombia collection of stunning & active ml (to 6") tetra w/ bright red abdomen-also known from Panama (C. Am biotope ;)
Chalceusepakros3.5-4"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.rare import of red-violet finned, red spotted Chalceus collected from Colombia; a very hooked-up, attractive top water characin
"erythrurus1.5-2"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.Peru 'yellow fin tucan fish'; super cool surface water interest w/ lg metallic scales, yellow fins w/ pink tail
Chromobotiamacracanthus2.75-3"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.chunky medium sized 'clown loaches'; bold black bars on orange body w/ red fins, unmistakably eye-catching when kept in shoal
Cirrhinusmicrolepis7-8"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.seldom imported red-finned Thai mud carp; semi-elongated iridescent body w/ very cool red tail
Cyclocheilichthysapogon3-3.5"30.00 or 4 @ 27.00 ea.super rare import of Thai 'beardless barb'; graceful & attracive, 12" growing species w/ black spot-lined gold body & red fins
Dawkinsiafilamentosa4-4.5"3 fish @ 100.00 lotjumbo wild Thai 'filamentosa barb'; three large adults of chartreuse green, red, & black-extremely active & colorful - only 3 lot avail
Desmopuntiusjohorensis2-3"18.00 or 6 @ 15.00 ea.wild 'Thai striped barb' of nice size - an active, shoaling species reaching 5"; really attractive w/ yellow & black horizontal stripes
Erythrinuserythrinus3.5-4.5"50.00 ea.Peruvian 'red hifin/rainbow wolf fish', md growing (8") vividly colorful predator that can be kept w/ similar sized fish-ltd qty only
Hampalamacrolepidota7-8"65.00 or 3 @ 60.00 ea.lg growing, robust, colorful, & active 'jungle perch'; coveted sport fish that amounts to a great larger community species
Hemigrammussilimoni1.5"25.00 or 6 @ 22.00 ea.new tetra to the trade from Vilhena, Rondônia Brazil; iridescent green, yellow fins w/ ornate caudal markings
Hyphessobryconelachys1"12.50 ea.outstanding 'reed tetra' from Mimoso, Mato Grosso; gem of a tetra w/ streamer fins, unique black/white caudal ornamentation
"hexastichos1.5-2"25.00 or 6 @ 22.00 ea.unmistakeably attractive tetra from Comodoro, Mato Grosso; maroon & turquoise striped beauty - ideal for md communities
"myrmex1.5"30.00 or 6 @ 27.00 ea.new tetra to the trade from Comodoro, Mato Grosso; gorgeous red & yellow species displaying sexual dimorphism at maturity
"peugoti1.5-2"40.00 or 6 @ 35.00 ea.new tetra to the trade from Rio Juruena, Mato Grosso; brilliantly colored red species w/ long, red fins
Hypsibarbuswetmorei4-5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.Thai 'lemon fin barb'; seldom imported, very active & attractive cyprinid w/ ylw fins & cross hatched scale pattern
Incisilabeobehri4-5"40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.Thai 'dolphin' or 'hump head carp' of perfect size to ship; these robust individuals are already displaying large lips
Labeodyocheilus10"75.00 ea.Thai 'blue shark'; a rarely collected, lg growing & impressively finned cyprinid- only one available
Leporinusbrunneus5.5-6.5"55.00 or 4 @ 50.00 ea.Rio Atabapo, Colombia 'red face/red fin Leps' of great size - rare import of robust, highly attractive Anostomidae
"jatuncochi1.5-2"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.Peru rarity sporting attractive yellow/black vertical bands, more robust/higher back - very attractive as shoal in active community
"klausewitzi4-5"3 fish @ 100.00 lotRio Atabapo, Colombia 'clown spotted Leps' w/ red fins & lips - rare import for Anostomidae fans, only 3 fish available
"striatus2-2.5"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.cb 1st offer of F1 juves-bold gold & black horizontally striped, highly attractive ml growing rarity for active md-ml communities
Moenkhausiacostae2-2.5"5 fish @ 75.00 lotRio Itapicuru robust 'giant penguin-like tetra';sharply contrasting wide black band along base of anal fin & through upper dorsal
"levidorsa2"28.00 ea.new tetra to the trade from Comodoro, Mato Grosso; metallic gold, green back, yellow fins, robust/rounded body - ltd qty
Mylesinusparaschomburgkii4-5"125.00 or 4 @ 115.00 ea.super rare, unique & colorful pacu-type that grows 15-18" from Rio Tapajos; red hooked anal, red tail, beaked mouth-ltd qty
Myloplusrubrpinnis3.5-4"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.Colombia 'red hook silver $' of robust ml size displaying characteristic elongated red anal fin; great interest/movement for lg community
"cf. schomburgkii4-4.5"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.Colombia 'wide bar blue hook silver $' of ml size; another super showy characin for lg community
Opsariuspulchellus2.5-3.5"30.00 or 5 @ 25.00 ea.rare import of Thai 'royal Opsarius'-incredibly striking to see in aquarium; very active w/ rainbow of color + vertical bars
Osteochilusvittatus8-10"75.00 ea.seldom imported 'Thai redfin hardlip barb' of super rare size; only two jumbo individuals available
Probarbuslabeamajor4-5"65 ea, 4 @ 60 ea, 8 @ 55 ea.Thai '7 striped golden carp'-stunning lg community inhabitant w/ blood red eyes
Puntioplitesfalcifer5-5.5"115.00 or 3 @ 100.00 ea.uber rare import of Thai high-backed 'sicklefin barb'; highly impressive & unusual in appearance - a true collector's barb
Pygocentruscariba5-6"125.00 ea.one perfect, well cared for individual w/ brilliant glowing red throat, abdomen, anal fin
Pygopristisdenticulatus3-3.5"4 fish @ 100.00 lotgroup of 4 fish; highly colorful/attractive piranha juveniles of species that I've successfully maintained in mixed communities
""5-6"3 fish @ 250.00 lotgroup of 3 gorgeous adults: ideal tank mates for plecos, catfish, active characins (silver $, etc)
Rhoadsiaaltipinna2-3"6 fish breeding colony @ 150wild Nariño, Col. 'giant pink diamond tetra'-seriously rare import of 6-8" growing, spectacularly colored - 2 breeding colonies avail
Salminushilarii7-8"75.00 ea.Puerto Gaitán, R. Manacacias-lg growing, active & robust 'Colombian dorado' w/ red & black fins, black mask in ltd qty
Scaphognathopsstejnegeri4-4.5"75.00 ea.perhaps never before imported 'Thai sharp lip barb' w/ cross hatch pattern on scales, tall body w/ gold-red colored fins, only 1 avail
Semaprochilodusinsignis4-5"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.wild Puerto Carreño, Colombia 'flagtails' of super size & color'; highly impressive for large communities
Serrasalmusrhombeus5-6"150.00 ea.Rio Xingu rhoms of easily shipped md size- only 2 individuals available
Tordouronensis4-5"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.Thai 'rose mahseer' of easily shipped md size; colorful & active 'river carp' for larger communities
Triportheusangulatus7"55.00 ea.one jumbo 'triport hatchet' in very rarely offered jumbo size; high energy rarity w/ impressive black filamented tail
ANCIENTS, ODDBALLS, ETC - wild collected unless indicated otherwise    
Anabastestudineus6"25.00 ea.the 'banded climbing perch'-hardy gourami w/ amazing ability to remain out of water for days if kept moist; grows to 10"-1 avail
Mastacembeluserythrotaenia6-7"30 ea, 3 @ 28 ea, 5 @ 25 ea.Thai 'fire eels' of easily shipped md size; immediately recognized & highly attractive - ideal choice for lg community species
Pristolepisfasciata4-5"45 ea, 3 @ 40 ea, 5 @ 35 ea.highly unusual 'Malayan leaffish'; hardy, 10" growing Thai perch w/ vertical bars over pastel colored body
LORICARIIDAE - PLECOSTOMUS SPECIES - wild collected unless indicated otherwise    
Ancistomussnethlageae4-4.5"40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.L141 Rio Tapajos 'ghost pleco'; light body w/ polka dots & sky blue trimmed tail
Ancistrinisp. L0692.5-3"28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.L069 rarely collected gold & black uniquely banded gem from Alenquer, R. Amazonas
Ancistrussp. L0192.5-3"50.00 ea.L019 rare Xingu collection of profusely lg cream polka dotted pleco -only one available
Baryancistrusdemantoides4-4.5"55.00 or 4 @ 50.00 ea.L200 'hifin green phantom pleco' of super size; chartreuse green body w/ huge, triangular gold dorsal fin - beautiful plecos
"sp. LDA0333-3.5"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.LDA033/L142 'snowball pleco' collected from Pimental, Rio Tapajos; sports bold contrast of lg white polka dots on solid black body
Hypancistrussp. L0662.5-3"70.00 or 4 @ 65.00 ea.L066 Rio Xingu 'King Tiger'; remarkably striped on white-last wild import I can obtain of this pleco due to US import regulations
"sp. L2602.5-3"75.00 or 4 @ 70.00 ea.L260 Rio Tapajos 'Queen Arabesque'; intricately marked gems - also my last wild import of this pleco due to US import regulations
"sp. L3331-1.25"35.00 ea.L333 Rio Xingu 'gold lined tiger' F1 juveniles of highly attractive gem of a pleco
Hypostomussp. L1454-5"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.L145 from Rio Guama; rarely imported, ornate large spot Hypo in ltd qty
Leporacanthicuscf. galaxius L0072.5-3"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.L007 'gold spot vampire pleco'; a robust & attractive species from Rio Guama, Brazil
"cf. galaxius L2413-3.5"40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.L241 'flat vampire pleco'; a rare import from Orinoco basin w/ markedly flattened, jet black body w/ bright white spots
"heterodon2.5-3"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.gold vampire plecos from R. Xingu; attractive gold body w/ black polka dots, unusually long trunk-like snout
"triactis4-4.5"55.00 or 4 @ 50.00 ea.L091 'three beacon pleco' of great size; attractive high contrast of orange/red & black banded fins on spiny, blk spotted mahogany body
Panaqolusalbivermis1.5-2"30.00 or 4 @ 27.00 ea.L204 Peru 'flash pleco' - colorful, bold gold/black banded, md growing gem that develops streamers on caudal fin
"changae2.5-3"25.00 ea.L226 Peru collected, attractively banded md growing species
Panaquebathyphilus2-2.5" / 3-3.5"30.00 ea. / 45.00 ea.L090 Peru 'white lyre tailed royal pleco'; juveniles of lg growing, super showy species avail in two sizes
Parancistusaurantiacus3-3.5"30.00 ea.Rio Tocantins 'chubby pleco' of robust size
"nudiventris3-3.5"40.00 ea.L031 'peppermint pleco' from Rio Xingu; jet black w/ small white-light blue spots over body & fins; ltd qty
Peckoltiabraueri3.5" / 5"45.00 ea. / 65.00 ea.L305 'orange fin/psychedelic head' pleco from rare collections in Rio Branco of N. Brazil
"compta2.5-3"75.00 or 4 @ 65.00 ea.L134 'leopard frog pleco' of R. Tapajos; highly attractive gem featuring individually patterned fish
"sp. L0763.5-4"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 ea.L076 'orange seam pleco' from Rio Camaraipi; md growing, hardy species w/ attractive orange edged fins
Pseudacanthicusleopardus L6003-3.5" / 4-4.5"185.00 / 215.00 ea.L600 jumbo growing 'redfin leopard spiny pleco' collected only 1x/yr from Rio Branco, Roraima -super rare & truly gorgeous
""5-6"250.00 ea.L600 jumbo growing 'redfin leopard spiny pleco' of next size up on impressively colored individuals
"spinosus2.5-3"55.00 or 4 @ 50.00 ea.L096/L160 'spiny monster pleco' Rio Camaraipi collection of attractive spotted cactus pleco
Pseudancistrusasurini5-6"75.00 or 2 @ 70.00 ea.L067 attractive & robust white spotted pleco from R. Xingu w/ gold trimmed fins; great size in ltd qty only
"sp. L2593.5-4"45.00 ea.L259 - uncommon import of lg cream spotted/wavy spotted pleco- only one available
Pseudorinelepissp. L0958-9"225.00 ea.very rare import of 'red cheek pinecone pleco' - particularly at this md size; ltd qty only
Pterygoplichthysscrophus4-5"28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.Peruvian 'rhino pleco' w/ unmistakable large 'horn-like' nostril flaps
"weberi4-4.5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.juvenile Peruvian 'ranger pleco'- seriously cute w/ lg polka dots, matures to profusely blk. spotted pleco w/ golden body
Scobinancistrusaureatus3-3.5"115.00 or 3 @ 100.00 ea.L014 'sunshine/Goldie pleco' of R. Xingu; one of the most brighly colored gems to grace our trade
"cf. pariolispos5"100.00 ea.L048 R. Xingu 'gold cloud pleco'; very showy jet black body & fins covered in cream polka dots - only 2 avail
Squaliformaemarginata5-6"35.00 ea.L011 'red fin thresher pleco' - named after resemblance to thresher shark w/ elongated lower lobe of caudal fin
CATFISH SPECIES - wild collected unless indicated otherwise    
Brachyplatystomatigrinum3.5-4"225.00 ea.highly cherished Peru 'tigrinus cats' of juvenile size; unparallelled among prize catfish for incredibly bold zebra stripes-ltd qty only
Brachyrhamdiameesi2.5-3"6 fish @ 75.00 lotgregarious dwarf species of 'imitator Pim cat' that mimics Corydoras in nature; grows to only 3" - just 6 fish still available
Callophysusmacropterus4-5"85.00 ea.Peru 'vulture cat'; seldom imported ml growing (17") beauty w/ ornate bluish polka dots-great cat for larger communities in ltd qty
Corydorascf. cervinus C0281-1.25"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.F1 juves of Rondonia, Brazil collected stock; long nosed, jumbo growing, very impressive Cory
"eversi C0651.5"35.00 ea.cb true 'guarana Cory' of the same namesake stock originally collected by Hans-Georg Evers;honey-amber sides w/ intricate blk spots
"sp. CW0911-1.25"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.F1 Rio Vaupes, COL juves of boldly striped, gregarious 'melini-like' species
"sp. CW1401-1.25"25.00 ea.F1 Mato Grosso collected stock of round nosed, rotund, intricately spotted, gregarious Cory w/ golden 'cheeks'
"reticulatus1.5"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.F1 Para, Brazil 'reticulated' or 'network' Corys of substantial size; attractive, gregarious md growing Cory
Goldiellaeques4-4.5"35.00 ea.just one individual of 10" growing 'horse head shovelnose cat'; attractively patterned, easily kept in md community
Hemibagrusfilamentus8-10"55.00 ea.rarely imported Thai bagrid cat of tawny/caramel body color; grows to about 18"
"wyckii7-9"150.00 ea.Thai 'black devil' or 'crystal eyed cat'; one of kind pet catfish - only two individuals available
Hemidorasmorrisi4-4.5"35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.Peru 'green Turushuqui' of nearly full size; well-armoured, long nosed w/ feathery barbels-peaceful & very unusual scavenger
"stenopeltis3-3.5"28.00 or 3 @ 25.00 ea.Peru 'black fin dolphin cat'; another well-armoured, semi-long nosed sp. w/ black topped dorsal & pink cheeks
Liosomodorasoncinus5-5.5"55.00 ea.wild Rio Inirida, Colombia 'jaguar cats' of super size; boldly patterned w/ unique black jaguar-like blotches on amber body
Megalechispicta1-1.25"12.50 or 6 @ 10.00 ea.ornate Peru 'tail bar/marbled/orange fin Hoplo cats'; adorably patterned juveniles of active, small mouthed, very effective clean cats
Mystusatrifasciatus4-5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.seldom imported Thai bagrid cat w/ wine & white horizontal stripes
"mysticetus5-6"50.00 ea.rarely imported Thai bagrid cat w/ bold indigo & white horizonal stripes- very ltd qty only
Ossancorapunctata4-4.5"55.00 ea.Rio Branco collected extreme rarity in trade; md growing Doradidae cats 'thorny cats' w/ ornate spots over body - only 1 left
Pseudomystussiamensis4-4.5"18.00 ea.Thai 'bumble bee cat' of super size & bold color/pattern, ltd qty avail
Sperataacicularis6-8"45.00 or 2 @ 40.00 ea.seldom imported, copper colored, lg growing 'Burmese shovelnose cat' - 100% pellet trained
Synodontisangelicus3-3.5"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.F1 robustly sized juveniles of highly attractive, boldly polka dotted Congo catfish
"decorus3-4"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.cb grow out beauties of large growing, mild mannered, boldly patterned African catfish

pictured below: Some of the many species of earth eaters, acaras, and other South American cichlids available. If applicable, adult photos are shared for reference. Stock sizes are posted on stock page.



































pictured below: Just some of the remarkably colored and attractively patterned plecos and catfish species on hand.

































pictured below: Some of the many Central American cichlid (and a few Old World) species immediately available. If applicable, adult photos are shared for reference. Stock sizes are posted on stock page.


gold man



pictured below is reference photo of wild Isla Zapatera red devils. From this stock, the captive bred juveniles as seen in above photo are offered.








pictured below: Some of the many seldom seen characins 'mostly tetra types', cyprinids 'carps/barbs', loaches, rainbowfish in stock.












red hook

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pictured below: Some of the ancient species, oddballs, etc. currently in stock.

fire eel


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