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Tangled Up in Cichlids

Specializing in the New World Cichlids from South and Central America plus South American Catfish

Email: jeff.tuic@gmail.com

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 on home page are select photos highlighting just some of the many beautiful and rare species currently available.

TANGLED UP IN CICHLIDS STOCKLIST FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 15, 2018 email: jeff.tuic@gmail.com, phone: 908-387-9858    
Please note that there will be no communications or shipping week of 1/20 - 1/28    
  (Total Length in Inches)(in USD $)(Wild fish include the word 'wild' in description, 'F1' = 1st generation stock bred from wild collected adults, 'cb' = captive bred of unspecified generation)
Acarichthysheckelii 4-4.5"35.00 ea.lg wild Rio Itapa, Peru 'threadfins' of super size & color
Aequidenstetramerus2.5-3"12.50 or 6 @ 10.00 ea.wild collected at San José del Rio Guaviare 'saddled acara'; juveniles of gold sided 'port acara-type' w/ ornate fins
""4-5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.next size up on wild collected grow outs of chunky size w/ beautifully decorated fins
Andinoacararivulatus4-4.5"35.00 ea.cb 'Ecuador green terror/gold suam' of great size & super color; very nice stock
Astronotuscf. ocellatus 'Orinoco oscar'3"18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.wild juveniles of yet to be described oscar collected from Orinoco basin in Colombia; bold wavy bands on red & gold body
"cf. rubrocellatus5-6"150.00 ea.wild 'Rio Branco oscar'-only 2nd import (1st time 1 yr ago) uber rare oscar from Roraima w/ orange belly & light vertical midsection
Bujurqinamariae3.5-4.5"35.00 or 4 @ 32.00 ea.wild collected at San José del Rio Guaviare gems; this is an attractive acara that has not been in the ornamental trade for many years
"sp. 'Rio Guavaire'3.5-4.5"35.00 or 4 @ 32.00 ea.wild collected at San José del Rio Guaviare; intricate turq. spot cheeks; resembles B. cf. peregrinabunda photographed by U. Werner
Caquetaiamyersi2.5-3"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 ea.wild juveniles of very rarely offered/seen, uniquely shaped/brighly colored sp. collected at San José Del Fragüa, Rio Caquetá
Cichlaorinocensis 'Rio Manacacais'4-4.5"65.00 or 4 @ 60.00 ea.wild collected at Puerto Gaitán on Rio Manacacias (trib of Rio Meta) 'orino bass' of medium size
"cf. orinocensis 'jewel spot'6-7"150.00 eawild collected at Puerto Inírida, Rio Inírida; individuals covered w/ large white jewel spots over sides in very ltd qty
"piquiti2.5-3"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 ea.F1 Rio Tocantins 'azul bass' of chunky juvenile size - ltd qty still available
"temensis6-7"75.00 or 4 @ 70.00 ea.wild collected at Puerto Inírida, Rio Inírida; 'speckled bass' of hefty size
Cichlasomabimaculatum2-2.5"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.wild Saramacca River, Suriname collected 'black acara' is actually a gold/pastel colored sp. w/ ornate fins; very rare wild import
"dimerus1.5"12.50 ea.F1 juveniles from Uruguay collection of iridescent green/gold 'port-type cichlid' in ltd qty only
"sp. 'Esmeraldas gold'3-4"40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.wild R. Esmeraldas, Ecuador collected, absolutely remarkable golden xanthic acara; never imported/seen by me before-sexed prs avail
Crenicichlacoppenamensis7-7.5"100.00 ea.wild Suriname import of extremely rarely encountered pike; covered w/ bronze spangles, amber colored cheeks & red eyes
"marmorata7-8"175.00 ea.wild Santarem, Rio Tapajos collected 'Brazilian marbled pikes' - only ltd qty still available
"cf. lugubris 'red Atabapo ll'3.5-4"35.00 or 4 @ 32.00 ea.wild Puerto Inírida, Rio Inírida collected 'red Atabapo ll pikes'- brick-red colored body w/ maroon 'tear drop' under eyes at maturity
"cf. lugubris 'red Tapajos'7-8" 175.00 ea.wild Rio Arapiuns collection of deep solid red colored, lg growing, remarkable pikes in ltd qty only
"cf. lugubris 'Venezuela'5-6"55.00 or 2 @ 50.00 ea.wild Puerto Inírida, Rio Inírida collected - a large growing, gold/pink pastel colored pike w/ boldly spotted head in ltd qty only
"reticulata5-6"75.00 ea.wild Rio Amazonas collected at Juruti, Para State; single male imported of robust pike w/ yellow fins & purple eyes
"sp. 'cobra'4-4.5"200.00 ea.wild Pimental, Rio Tapajos collected 'cobra pikes'; it's been many years since I've seen any offered/imported-very ltd qty still avail
"sp. 'Orinoco dwarf pike'4"15.00 ea.wild Rio Orinoco watershed collected regani-like dwarf pike; only two males available
Geophagusabalios3-3.5"28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.wild Colombian earth eater w/ orange & green horizonal stripes & red/green spotted tail
"altifrons 'Rio Tapajos'3.5-4"30.00 or 4 @ 27.00 ea.cb R. Tapajos form of lg growing & showy earth eater that develops streamers on fins
"itapicurensis3-4"65.00 ea.wild Rio Itapicuru rarity; lavender/gold sides, lg spangles, red/blue striped fins-last seen by me >20 years ago in one time import
"proximus3.5-4"85.00 or 4 @ 80.00 ea.extremely rare wild Rio Tefé, Amazonas collection of lg growing, gorgeous colored & impressive earth eater; ltd qty avail
"sp. 'Aporema'1.5-2"18.00 or 6 @ 15.00 ea.F1 juves. of very newly collected Brazil gem w/ apricot sizes, alternating orange & lime green horizontal stripes
"sp. 'red head Tapajos'1.5-2"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.cb juveniles of attractive, md growing 'red head Tapajos Geos'
"surinamensis1.5"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.F1 Suriname origin juveniles of recently imported/bred stock of real 'surinamensis'; a red & green striped beauty
"sveni1.5-2"18.00 or 6 @ 15.00 ea.F1 Rio Parana beauties, possibly the epitome of large growing, showy earth eaters w/ ornate filaments on fins of adults
Guianacarastergiosi2-2.5"15.00 ea.cb 'bandit acara'; robust species of earth eater-like acara (or vice versa) that make great tank mates w/ either; ltd qty avail
Gymnogeophaguslabiatus1.5"12.50 or 6 @ 10.00 ea.cb 'blue Yerbalito/Rio Yerbalito, Uruguay' juveniles of beautifully colored/spangled cool-hardy earth eater
Herosefasciatus 'Santarem'3"15.00 ea.cb juveniles Santarem 'red spotted turquoise severum' - develops attractive red spots on face & crown; ltd qty avail
"efasciatus 'Rio Negro'4-4.5"125.00 pr.wild Rio Negro 'red striped turquoise severum' - glowing turquoise severum w/ red striped face & body; 1 pair only still avail
"notatus1.5-2"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.F2 juves of briliantly colored gold/green Guyana severums
"sp. 'red spot gold severum'3.5-4"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.cb 'red spotted gold severum' of super size & color; excellent addition to md-ml, less aggressive community
Hypselecaratemporalis2.5-3"18.00 ea.cb 'Peru chocolate cichlids' of chunky md size; displays rich green/purple/copper color w/ maturity; ltd qty only
Kronoherosumbriferus4-4.5"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 ea.wild from Giradot on Rio Magdalena, Colombia - unsexed 'blue freckled umbies'
Mesoherosfestae4-5"85.00 ea.F1 Rio Babahayo 'red terror' of super size & color; a rare offer in adolescent size
"gephyrus1.5"25.00 or 5 @ 22.00 ea.wild juveniles from R. Calimas in extreme south of Choco State, Colombia - a rarely imported, brilliant red & blue spangled beauty
Pterophyllumscalare 'Leticia'2.5 x 3.5"28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.wild angels collected at Leticia on Rio Amazonas - a uniquely located city at border of Colombia/Peru/Brazil
"scalare 'Manacapuru'1-1.25"18.00 or 6 @ 15.00 ea.F1 'red back Manacapuru angel' juveniles; most red colored wild form of huge growing, highly impressive angelfish
"scalare 'Suriname'3 x 4"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.wild Para River, Suriname collected red spotted scalare in ltd qty
Taeniacaracandidi.50-1"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.wild Rio Negro knock out beautiful dwarf cichlids - please feel free to 'google' images for reference
Amatitlaniakanna3.5-4"25.00 ea.F1 Rio Banano lg 'bull males' of blue throated species w/ purple cheeks & purple sheen to body; very ltd # available
"myrnae1-1.25"8.50 ea.cb juveniles of copper & blue colored, sm-md growing Costa Rican gems
"septemfasciata1.25-1.5"8.50 ea.cb juveniles of Rio San Jose, CR collection
"cf. siquia 'blue Honduran'1.25-1.5"7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.cb 'Honduran redpoint blue convict' juveniles
"cf. siquia 'blue Honduran'3-3.5"15.00 ea.cb 'Honduran redpoint blue convict' lg males of great size & intense blue coloration
"cf. siquia 'marbled Honduran'1.5-2"10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.cb 'marbled Honduran convicts' This is my 1st distribution of this form; unique pearly sides w/ blue-black marbling
"cf. nigrofasciata 'marbled convict'1.5-2"10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.cb 'marbled' or 'calico convict' of stocky md size - no two fish are patterned alike
Amphilophuscitrinellus 'gold barred'3-3.5"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.F1 'gold barred midas' bred from the only two gold barred individuals from SF Libre, Lago Managua, NIC
""4-4.5"20.00 ea.F1 'gold barred midas' of the next size up
"labiatus1.5"10.00 ea.F2 'Isla Zapatera, Lago Nicaragua' juveniles of 'red devil' from wild red female x F1 red/white male
"lyonsi1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.cb juveniles of likely to be extinct in wild species (I've tried unsuccessfully to find them on two occasions in CR and PAN)
"sagittae1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.cb juves from 2 generations of full creamsickle colored adults; already turning white & orange by 1.5" size
""2-2.5"12.50 ea.next size up on colored creamsickle juveniles
Chiapaherosgrammodes1.5"10.00 ea.F1 juveniles from collection at Tuxtla Guttierez, Rio Grijalva, Chiapas, MX
Cincelichthysbocourti1.5"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.cb juves of large growing, mild mannered/well behaved species of amber-orange color
Hypsophrysnicaraguensis2-2.5"10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.cb 'macaw cichlid' juveniles of multicolored Costa Rican race
""3.5-4"20.00 ea.cb Costa Rican 'macaw cichlid' grow outs with great color in ltd qty
Maskaherosargentea2-2.5"18.00 or 6 @ 15.00 ea.cb juves of large growing, very showy species; pearl/opalescent sides, black freckles, high profile w/ tall dorsal
Nandopsistetracanthus3.5-4.5"75.00 pr.cb 'Cuban cichlids' grow outs of uncommon size; a ml growing, highly attractive sp. sporting black/white wavy pattern-very ltd qty
Neetroplusnematopus 3-3.5"18.00 ea.F1 juveniles of robust & uniquely 'blue faced neets' from R. Grande de Matagalpa, Nicaragua in ltd qty only
""4-4.5"35.00 ea.F1 young adult males in ltd qty
Parachromisdovii1"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.juveniles from wild R. Tempisque Costa Rica male & cb Nicaraguan female
"loisellei2.5-3"15.00 ea.cb of Panamanian origin; the southernmost populations of this guapote sport rich honey colored body w/ amber fins-very ltd qty avail
Peteniasplendida3-3.5"15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.cb md juvenile 'red bay snook' - grows large but low on aggression scale; this solid orange-red morph is highly attractive
""8-9"65.00 ea.cb adult 'red bay snook' of very impressive size & color - only one left at this large size
Talamancaherossieboldii1.5"10.00 ea.F2 Rio Gariche, PAN. juveniles of robust, red spotted, black 'bandit-masked' species
Thorichthysmeeki1.5"12.50 ea.F1 'red w/ wide black bars firemouth' from collection at Coba, Quintana Roo, MX - ltd qty only
Trichromissalvini 'Candelaria'1.25-1.5"12.50 ea.F1 juveniles of R. Candelaria, Campeche, MX origin in which both sexes display extensive red color
"salvini 'Grijalva'1.25-1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 8.00 ea.F1 juveniles of Rio Grijalva, Chiapas, MX origin where both sexes are bright yellow and blue; females w/ most red
Viejabifasciata1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 8.00 ea.F1 'red bifas' of Rio Grijalva, Chiapas, MX collected population
"breidohri3"18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.cb pastel colored species of blue & pink w/ red eyes
"cf. fenestrata 'pink'5"35.00 ea.cb young adults of 'pink/pink marbled fenestrata'; lg growing species w/ unusual rose-pink-magenta base color- ltd qty only
"hartwegi3-3.5"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.F1 Rio Comitan, Chiapas, MX origin for large juveniles
""4-4.5"20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.F1 Rio Comitan grow outs of next size up displaying red & blue spotting
""5-6"28.00 ea.F1 Rio Comitan adolescents of chunky size & color
""8-10"150.00 pr.wild jumbo R. Comitan adult pairs in super color - a very rare offer in ltd qty only
"maculicauda5-6"35.00 ea.cb 'black belt cichlids' of great size & color; rich red colored throat & caudal fin are characteristic of mature individuals
"sp. 'Coatzacoalcos'1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 8.00 ea.F2 R. Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, MX origin juveniles of mostly blue colored beauty w/ red fins
"var. 'synspila'3.5-4"30.00 ea.cb 'red head synspila' of chunky grow out size beginning to display colors
Cyphotilapiafrontosa3-3.5"40.00 ea.cb 'Burundi 6 bar fronts' - chunky grow outs of great size & color; ltd qty only
Hemichromisfasciatus2.5-3"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.F1 Lake Volta, Ghana juveniles - the epitome of 'five spot jewels'; a large growing, highly colorful W. African rarity in the trade
"lifalili2.5-3"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.cb neon red colored jewels w/ turquoise spots on body & fins; super md cichlid/community species that stays under 4"
Heterotilapiabuttekoferi3-3.5"18.00 ea.cb 'zebra' or 'hornet Tilapia' juves; a lg growing, boldly patterned/colored sp. sporting wide vertical black bands on gold body-ltd qty
Oreochromissp. niloticus12"50.00 ea.cb cream sickle colored 'Tilapia' of large size & attractive color/pattern - only one available
Paratilapiableekeri3-3.5"20.00 or 4 @ 17.00 ea.cb 'small spot bleekeri' - highly attractive, lg growing Madagascar cichlid; jet black body covered w/ 'starry night' spangles
Placidochromiscf. phenochilus 'Tanzania'4-4.5"40.00 or 3 @ 35.00 ea.cb 'star sapphire Hap'; a spectacularly colorful & showy sapphire blue species w/ white-gold flake pattern-females available
NON-CICHLIDS, ODDBALLS, CHARACINS, CYPRINIDS, ETC. (wild collected unless indicated otherwise)    
Anabastestudineus3-4"25.00 ea.the 'banded climbing perch'-extremely hardy gourami w/ amazing ability to remain out of water for days if kept moist; grows to 10"
Barbodeslateristriga3-4"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.Thai collected 'spanner barb' of great size (wild); an attractively striped/banded barb that grows to robust 6-7" size
Belontiahasselti5-6"65.00 ea.Thai collected 'honeycomb combtail'; a robust & rare import of lg size that competes well w/ ml sized species - only one fish avail
Bryconfalcatus16-17"150.00 ea.jumbo 'personal pet' of robust, active, attractively marked dorado-like characin - just one individual/special offer only
Catlocarpiosiamensis4-4.5" 65.00 ea. Thai 'giant carp'; a very rarely collected/imported, xl growing & highly impressive cyprinid in ltd qty
Centropomusensiferus4-5"100.00 or 3 @ 85.00 ea.Suriname collected 'swordspine snook'; a 100% freshwater snook that grows to only 12"; awesome tank candidate for Cichla, rays, etc
Cirrhinusmicrolepis4.5-5"35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.seldom imported red-finned Thai mud carp; semi-elongated iridescent body w/ very cool red tail
Datnioidespolota3-3.5"40.00 ea.Thai 'silver dats' of robust size - fully trained on prepared/dry foods
Dawkinsiafilamentosa3-3.5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.Myanmar-collected 'filament barb'; a super colorful (chartreuse & red w/ black), md growing (5") barb ideal for md community
Desmopuntiusjohorensis2-2.5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.Thai collected 'striped barb'; a boldly gold/black striped, md growing (5") active, peaceful barb - ideal for md community
Exodonparadoxis1.5-2"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.Colombian 'buck tooth' characin of chunky size; well conditioned, very nicely colored stock
Hampalamacrolepidota4-5" / 6-7"35.00 ea. / 50.00 ea.rare import of lg growing, robust, colorful, & active cyprinid; coveted sport fish that amounts to a great larger community species
Hopliasaimara4"350.00 ea.rare Suriname import of the giant growing 'Aimara wolf' in manageable juvenile size
"curupira 'Suriname'7-8"250.00 ea.Suriname collected 'black wolf fish' of chunky size; an entirely different form than we are used to seeing from Orinoco - very ltd qty
Hoplerythrinusunitaeniatus9-10"125.00 ea.rarely imported/seen in jumbo size: 'gold wolf fish/shuyo amarillo' imported from Peru in ltd qty
Hypsibarbuswetmorei4-4.5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.wild Thai 'lemon fin barb'; a seldom imported & attractive cyprinid that reaches about 10"
Incisilabeobehri3-4"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.wild Thai 'hump head shark'; a rarely imported show species - very seldom offered in juvenile size
Labeodyocheilus4.5-6" / 8-10"35.00 ea. / 100.00 ea.Thai 'blue shark'; a rarely collected, lg growing & impressively finned cyprinid- ltd qty on md & only 2 lg size available
Labiobarbussiamensis3-3.5" / 5-5.5"22.00 ea. / 35.00 ea.seldom imported, Thai barb w/ long dorsal fin, black spotted scales, & pastel colored sides
Lepomisminiatus2.5"15.00 ea.native N. Am. 'red spotted sunfish'; a md growing (5-6") attractively colored & cool hardy addition to md community-ltd qty only
Leporinusfasciatus2.5-3"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.Rio Inírida collected juveniles; very colorful w/ bold yellow & black bands
"gossei4-5"35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.rarely imported Suriname jewel w/ honey colored body & variously sized black spots/bars; an attractive addition to ml community
Leptobotiataeniops3.5-4"65.00 or 3 @ 60.00 ea.rare import of 'Chinese honeycomb loach'; a robust cool-hardy species w/ very attractive, individually intricate pattern
Lobocheilosrhabdoura4-4.5"25.00 ea.rarely imported Thai barb w/ pink tail & pink spots on flanks - ltd qty only
Markiananigripinnis4-4.5"35.00 or 4 @ 32.00 ea.very rarely imported Pantanal, Brazil collection of rubust & unique, ml growing, ventrally red finned tetra
Metynnisfasciatus3.5-4"35.00 or 4 @ 32.00 ea.cb 'tiger silver dollar' of super size - great dither w/ md-ml sized cichlids or mixed communities; will not even eat cichlid fry in tank
Myleusmicans6-7"250.00 ea.Rio São Francisco collected giant growing 'silver dollar/pacu' featuring blood red fins & highly metallic body - only one available
Osphronemusexodon3.5-4"85.00 ea.Thai 'elephant ear gourami'; a very rarely imported red & black scaled giant growing gourami - unique species for lg community
"laticlavis6-7"85.00 ea.giant 'red tail gorami' of Indonesia/Malaysia; a highly attractive show fish for lg communities that can reach 20"
Osteobramafeae3-4"65.00 ea.deeply keeled/knife-like bodied Thai cyprinid; an extremely rare import in very ltd qty only
Osteochilushasselti5-6"35.00 ea.seldom imported red-finned Thai hard lipped barb; attractive red fins, red spotted flanks w/ long dorsal fin
Neolissochilussoroides3-4"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 ea.Thai 'Soro brook carp'; a rarely imported 'yellow fin mahseer' that grows to about 18"
Polypterusenlicheri2.5-3"18.00 ea.cb 'saddle bichir'; attractively marked juveniles with undeniably prehistoric appearance of 'Triassic Africa' - ltd qty only
Potamotrygonmarinae5-6" 1000.00 ea. extreme rare import of recently described, Suriname beauties w/ glowing gold flower pattern in ltd qty-net price/no discount; pairs avail
"motoro7-8"300.00 ea.Rio Vichada, COL collected 'marble motoro', one beautiful pair still available
Pygocentruspiraya5"200.00 ea.R. São Francisco giant growing, brilliantly honey to red colored piranha - only two still available
"ternetzi5"250.00 ea.R. São Francisco collected at Tres Marias, Minas Gerais; brilliant gold colored piranha - only two still available
Sahyadriadenisonii2.5"18.00 or 5 @ 15.00 ea.cb 'red line torpedo barb', highly attractive Indian barb for md communities
Semaprochilodusinsignis2.5"20.00 ea.Rio Meta collected 'red fin flag tail Prochilodus' - active, lg growing, showy species; great in md-ld communities
Serrasalmusrhombeus8-9"200.00 ea.Suriname collected blue/black rhom of large size *imperfect, hence low price - totally healed wound left divot at base of dorsal
LORICARIIDAE - PLECOSTOMUS SPECIES (wild collected unless indicated otherwise)    
Acanthicushystrix8-9"150.00 ea.L155 'lyre tail pleco' of R. Branco, Roraima, Brazil; xl growing, super thorny, jet black, prehistoric-looking showy pleco; just 1 avail
Ancistrinisp. L0692.5-3"40.00 or 3 @ 35.00 ea.L069 rarely collected gold & black uniquely banded gem from Alenquer, R. Amazonas
Baryancistrussp. LDA033/L1423"55.00 or 3 @ 50.00 ea.LDA033/L142 'snowball pleco' collected from Pimental, Rio Tapajos; sports bold contrast of lg white polka dots on solid black body
Chaetostomaformosae2-2.5"12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.L187B 'blonde bulldog pleco' from Rio Guamal, COL; small growing pleco, excellent algae grazer
Hemiancistrusmedians8-9"250.00 ea.extremely rare Suriname import of super spiny, huge headed, big eyed, boldy polka-dotted treasure of pleco
Loricariasp. 'Rio Nanay'4-5"50.00 or 3 @ 45.00 ea.attractively marbled, undescribed Peruvian whiptail in ltd qty only
Hemiodontichthysacipenserinus5"50.00 ea.Peruvian 'Pinocchio-nose whiptail'; incredibly unique w/ super elongated knobbed snout- ltd qty only
Hypancistrussp. L1742"215.00 or 3 @ 200.00 ea.L174 very rare collection of highly coveted Rio Xingu collected individuals
Hypostomussoniae3-4"40.00 ea.L137 'blue eye red fin pleco' from Pimental, Rio Tapajos; chestnut brown body w/ blue eyes
Leporacanthicussp. L2633-3.5"75.00 ea.L263 very rare import of R. Tapajos collected stock; complete w/ characteristic 'horn head' & polka dots-only one still available
Panaqoluschangae2.5-3"35.00 or 3 @ 32.00 ea.L226 Peru collected, attractively banded md growing species
"claustellifer3-3.5"125.00 ea.L306 Rio Takutu, Roraima rarity of bold red & black barred beauties in ltd qty only
"sp. L3972.5-3"100.00 ea.L397 Alenquer, Rio Amazonas; very rare import of red & black barred gems w/ intricately marked heads
Panaquecf. armbrusteri4-4.5"135.00 ea.L027 Rio Araguaia 'gold lined thunder royal pleco'; remarkble contrast of gold w/ thick black stripes, huge head - very sharp pleco
"cochliodon8-10"450.00 ea.Rio Magdalena 'blue eyed Panaque'; truly a prehistoric-looking show pleco w/ blue eyes & jet black body; ltd qty only
"cf. nigrolineatus L3309-11"100.00 ea.Rio Meta collected jumbo sized 'watermelon royal plecos'; super spotted xl individuals in ltd qty
"schaeferi3-3.5"50.00 ea.LDA065/L203 'titanic royal pleco' - an extremely attractive, giant growing 'royal pleco' w/ white lyre tail from Peru
Peckoltiasabaji4.5-5" / 6-7"50.00 ea. / 65.00 ea.L075 'Para pleco' or as I've dubbed it: 'decorus pleco' for Syno. decorus-like lg. spotted fins; hardy & highly attrative of super size
"sp. L1403-3.5"45.00 or 3 @ 40.00 ea.L140 from Rio Tapajos; a rarely imported Peckoltia w/ wide, wavy bands on cream-yellow body
Pseudacanthicussp. L0653-3.5"75.00 or 3 @ 65.00 ea.L065 'blizzard cactus' or 'mustang cactus pleco' - F1 adorable juveniles of very rarely imported Pseuda. species in ltd qty
"sp. LDA1056"600.00 ea.LDA105 'typhoon' or 'fire spot cactus pleco'- very rare import of outrageously colorful show species; only one individual available
Pseudancistrusbarbatus7-8"150.00 ea.extremely rare Suriname import of super wide bodied, gold spangled beauty
"sp. L2593.5-4"50.00 ea.L259 - uncommon import of lg cream spotted/wavy spotted pleco in very ltd qty
Pseudohemiodonapithanos7.5-9"125.00 or 3 @ 115.00 ea.Rio Caquetá collected real 'chameleon whiptail' of remarkable size & pattern
Pseudorinelepissp. L0957-8"250.00 ea.very rare import of 'red cheek pinecone pleco' - particularly at this md size; ltd qty only
Pterygoplichthysgibbiceps 'albino'10-12"75.00 ea.cb L083 / L165 'albino sailfin plecos' - super showy morph of ivory color w/ red eyes-ltd qty available
"scrophus3-4"35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.Peruvian 'rhino pleco' w/ unmistakable large 'horn-like' nostril flaps
"weberi3-4"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
Scobinancistrussp. L3684-4.5"75.00 ea.L368 'white spotted cloud pleco'; lg bold white spots cover black body & fins; incredibly showy Tapajos pleco-just 1 still available
"sp. L2535"125.00 ea.L253 seldom imported lower R. Xingu 'sunshine-like pleco' w/ large pearl spots/streaks over body & fins - 1 available
Squaliformaemarginata4-4.5" / 5-6"25.00 ea. / 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)    
Acanthodorascataphractus2.5-3"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.Suriname collected 'chocolate raphael cats'; a rare offer of attractively colored/marked, md growing & hardy cats
Bagrichthysmajusculus7-8"100.00 ea.uber rare import of highly curious, velvet black 'lancer-type cat' w/ white whiskers & sky blue rimmed eye-only a few available
Bagroidesmelapterus5"150.00 ea.Thai collected uber rare 'Harlequin Lancer'; boldy ornate gold & black - only one individual available
Brachyrhamdiameesi2-2.5"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.gregarious dwarf species of 'imitator Pim cat' that mimics Corydoras in nature; grows to only 3"
Corydorassp. cw1401.5"15.00 ea.F1 juveniles of Rio das Garcas, Mato Grosso collected stock; extremely similar to 'Guarana Cory'
Goldiellaeques6"50.00 ea.Peru collected 'horse head cat' of great size; an attractively patterned cat well suited for md-lg community - remains <12" - only 2 avail
Hemibagrusfilamentosus5-6" / 7-8"75.00 ea. / 100.00 ea.rarely imported Thai bagrid cat of tawny/caramel body color; grows to about 18-20"
"wyckii7-8"175.00 ea.Thai 'crystal eyed cat'-only one individual avail of extraordinary show cats; velvet black w/ white trim tail, glowing/iridescent eyes
Heteropneusteskemratensis6-7"100.00 ea.extremely rare import of Thai clarid cat; attractive mohagany body & fins w/ horizontal gold stripes - only 1 available
Leiariusmarmoratus6-7" / 8-9"50.00 ea. / 65.00 ea.Peru 'marbled sailfin cat' boldly marked juveniles; can grow to spectacular show cat of 20-24"
Mystusalbolineatus4-4.5"25.00 or 3 @ 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
Pangasiusconchophilus8-9"150.00 ea.extremely rare import of lg growing Thai 'paroon shark' species w/ distinctive metallic bronze colored body- only 1 available
Pseudomystussiamensis3.5-4"18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.Thai 'bumble bee cat' of super size & bold color/pattern
Pseudoplatystomafasciatum5-6"95.00 ea.rare import of Suriname collected 'tiger shovelnose cats'; develops individually unique spots/stripes pattern w/ maturity- ltd qty only
"magdaleniatum4.5-5"85.00 ea.rarely collected from R. Magdalena w/ distinct vertical 'tiger' bars at maturity; reported as a smaller growing 'tiger shovelnose'-ltd qty
Sperataacicularis5-6"65.00 or 2 @ 60.00 ea.seldom imported, copper colored, lg growing 'Burmese shovelnose cat' - 100% pellet trained
Synodontisnigrita 'gold form'2.5-3"35.00 ea.cb 'gold/gold marbled lace cats'; a very attractive & hardy addition to md-lg communities
Tatiaintermedia2.5-3"15.00 ea.F1 'milky way wood cats'; md growing, very attractive white spots over velvet black body




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




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pictured above: Some of the many species of earth eaters, acaras, and other South American cichlids available



















marble hrp

marble con




gold bar

gold bar

pictured above: The above Central American cichlid species plus many more are all immediately available. If applicable, adult photos are shared for reference. Stock sizes are posted on stock page.






pictured above: The above Old World cichlid species plus others posted on stock list are also available.




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rt gourami





curupira suri

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pictured above: Some of the many seldom seen characins 'tetras', cyprinids 'carps/barbs', and other odd balls on hand.

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