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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 DECEMBER 10TH 2018 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"35.00 or 4 @ 32.00 ea.wild 'threadfin acara' from Sacambu, Brazil; unique lg lateral blotch, amber cheeks/abdomen, orange anal fin, diamond spotted flanks
"heckelii 'Rio Negro'2.5-3"30.00 or 4 @ 27.00 ea.wild 'threadfin acara' from R. Negro, Brazil; very sm lateral blotch nearly covered by rows of diamond spots, honey colored anal fin
Aequidensmetae2-2.5"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.wild Puerto Gaitán, R. Manacacias, COL 'yellow saddle acara'; highly colorful, mild temperament for larger growing acara
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 'Trinidad'2.5-3"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.cb wild form of 'Trinidad blue acara' w/ brilliant blue spangling & vermiculations
"pulcher 'Venezuela'2-2.5"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.cb wild form of 'Venezuelan blue acara' - bright blue spangles over darker body than common Trinidad form
"rivulatus3.5-4" 30.00 or 4 @ 27.00 ea.cb 'Ecuador green terror' or 'gold suam' of great grow out size & color
""5-5.5"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.cb 'Ecuador green terror' or 'gold suam' of seriously robust size & gorgeous color
""6"+65.00 ea.cb 'Ecuador green terror' or 'gold suam' of seldom offered super size w/ impressive profile in ltd qty only
Caquetaiaspectabile1-1.25"10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.F1 juves of Rio Tapajos gems; electric blue spangled body w/ red-orange abdomen & red eyes
Cichlasomadimerus1-1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.F1 juveniles from Uruguay collection of iridescent green/gold 'port-type cichlid'
""2-2.5"4 fish @ 50.00 lotnext size up on F1 grow outs - only 4 fish available
"sp. 'Esmeraldas gold'3.5-4"50.00 ea.wild individuals collected from lagoon by Rio Esmeraldas, Ecuador-gorgeous golden/xanthic acara in very ltd qty
Crenicichlaacutirostris6-7" / 9-10"150.00 ea. / 175.00 ea.wild R.Tapajos pikes possessing extraordinarily elongated body & head, small mouth w/ very appealing orange & black bands- ltd qty
"sp. 'Colombian belly hopper'5-6"22.00 ea.lg wild Colombian 'yellow belly hopper pikes'-nearly full grown, entertaining pikes that 'hop' due to uniquely modified swim bladder
Geophagusaltifrons4"85.00 ea.wild individual (just 1 avail) of Rio Tapajos collected altifrons; super impressive & lg growing earth eater
"argyrostictus4.5-5.5"85.00 or 4 @ 80.00 ea.F1 beautiful Rio Xingu stock of very rarely offered lg size; electric blue w/ red & yellow - truly spectacular, showy earth eater
"brasiliensis4-4.5"/5-6"/8"50.00 / 65.00 / 85.00 ea.wild collected from Rio Guandu near Rio de Janeiro; very robust, lg growing eartheater w/ orange & purple eyes, lg blue spangles
"dicrozoster3-3.5"22.00 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.wild Colombian earth eater of high energy w/ black cheek spot & rainbow of color at maturity
"proximus3.5-4.5"85.00 ea.wild Rio Branco, Brazil rarity-crimson red & turquoise finned, honey striped sides w/ huge lateral blotch
"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
"sveni 'Rio Parana'4-5"100.00 or 4 @ 85.00 ea.wild Rio Parana collected stock of super size w/ fin streamers; perhaps the most impressive of all 'Surinamensoid' Geos
"winemilleri1.5"22.00 or 5 @ 18.00 ea.cb juveniles of stunning, lg growing & impressive earth eater; beautiful red fins w/ streamers on mature fish
Gymnogeophagusbalzanii3-3.5"22.00 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.cb 'Uruguayan hump head Gymnos' of impressive size & color
Heroscf. efasciatus 'Peru red spot'3.5-4"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 ea.cb Rio Ucayali, 'Peru red spotted severum' aka 'H. appendiculatus'; gorgeous lime green, profusely red spotted w/ red anal fin
"liberifer5-6"55.00 ea.wild Rio Negro collected severum w/ red lined body; unique characteristic of breeding mode for severum w/ oral incubation
""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
Hoplarchuspsittacus4.5-5.5"75.00 or 4 @ 70.00 ea.wild Colombian parrot cichlids of great size w/ characteristic turquoise color & red eyes
Hypselecaratemporalis3.5-4" 25.00 ea.cb adolescent 'Peru chocolates'; richly colored, mild mannered & showy sp. featuring emerald body, plum fins, blood red eyes
Kronoherosumbriferus 'Magdalena'3-3.5"25.00 ea.cb Rio Magdalena 'blue freckled umbies'- lg juveniles of one of the largest growing, most impressive S. Am cichlids; very ltd qty
"cf. umbriferus 'Guatape'7-8"200.00 ea.wild Rio Guatape, Colombia rare collection of 'red streaked umbies'; most unlike 'Magdalena form'-only 3 males still available
Laetacaradorsigera1.5-2"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.wild Rio Parana collected 'red breast dwarf acara'; spectacular md growing dwarf acara sporting magenta colored throat/abdomen
"fulvipinnis2-2.5"15.00 ea.wild Rio Guaviare, COL collected 'orange finned smiling acara' in ltd qty
Mesonautafestivus2.5-3"20.00 or 4 @ 17.00 ea.wild 'festivum, flag cichlids' - colorful yellow belly species from Rio Tapajos @ Santarem
Pterophyllumscalare 'Manacapuru red back'1.5 x 2.5"35.00 or 5 @ 30.00 ea.cb 'Rio Manacapuru, Brazilian red back angel' juves; highly sought after/seldom available, tall bodied wild form w/ crimson red back
"scalare 'Peru'2.5 x 4"25.00 ea.wild Peru angels of great ml size-an exceptionally tall growing, very showy wild angel that frequently display spotting at maturity
"scalare 'Rio Negro'2.5 x 3-3.5"25.00 ea.wild Rio Negro angels w/ bold bands & dark colored throat in ltd qty
Rondonacarahoehnei6-7"100.00 ea.one jumbo wild male of uber rare, colorful & peaceful acara; a monotypic genus/species from Pantanal, Brazil
Satanopercajurupari2.5-3"30.00 or 5 @ 25.00 ea.wild Rio Negro gems of glowing chartreuse yellow color w/ honey colored abdomen
Tahuantinsuyoamacantzatza1.5-2"35.00 or 5 @ 30.00 ea.wild 'Peruvian stone rolling acara'-rarely imported, beautifully colored mouth breeding acara covered w/ elec. blue ornamentation
Uaruamphiacanthoides2.75-3"30.00 ea.cb 'triangle cichlid, lg blotch Uaru' of robust grow out size available in ltd qty
Amatitlanianigrofasciata2-2.5"25.00 paircb 'old school type' orange sided/broad blue/black banded convicts of great grow out size
"sajica1.5"12.50 or 6 @ 10.00 ea.cb juves of Costa Rica gem; beautifully colored blue/red (males) & blue/yellow (females); s/m growing, low aggression
"sp. 'Honduran redfin blue'2-2.5"12.50 or 6 @ 10.00 ea.cb colorful grow outs of Danli, HON brilliant blue convicts
""3"+18.00 ea.cb super impressive jumbo males of Danli, HON brilliant blue convicts
Amphilophuscitrinellus 'gold barred'5-6"35.00 ea.F1 'gold barred midas' bred from the only two gold barred individuals of TUIC exclusive SF Libre, Lago Managua, NIC import-ltd
"labiatus2.5-3"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
"lyonsi1.5-2"20.00 ea. cb Panamanian juveniles of mild mannered, lg growing beauty w/ red/orange fins, vertical bars, blood red eyes
"sagittae 3-3.5"20.00 ea. cb juves from 2 generations of creamsicle colored breeders; grow outs of TUIC exclusive Lago Xiloa, Nica import in ltd qty
"trimaculatus 'Rio Naranjo'1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.F2 Rio Naranjo, Guatemala trimac juveniles
""2-2.5"12.50 or 6 @ 10.00 ea.F2 Rio Naranjo, Guatemala trimac juveniles of next size up
""3-3.5"18.00 or 5 @ 15.00 ea.F2 Rio Naranjo, Guatemala trimac of chunky grow out size
""4-4.5"25.00 ea.F2 Rio Naranjo, Guatemala trimac adolescents of robust size
""9-10"200.00 ea.F1 Rio Naranjo, Guat. lg adult male; very rare offer of one super clean/impressive invidivual
Cincelichthysbocourti1"12.50 or 6 @ 10.00 ea.F1 Lago Izabal, Guatemala collection; highly impressive, large growing - yet amicable and colorful species for larger communities
""9-11"150.00 ea.two gorgeous cb males of super size displaying full mature coloration w/ amber orange sides & blue spangles on posterior fins
"pearsei2.5-3"20.00 or 4 @ 17.00 ea.cb juveniles of chunky size; a jumbo growing, mild mannered species suitable to mix w/ many less aggressive S. Am species as well
Herichthyscarpintis1.5-2"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.cb juveniles of glowing green w/ super large pearl spots - aka 'electric blue carpintis'
""3.5-4"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 ea.cb young adults of phenominal 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
Maskaherosargentea2.5-3"20.00 or 4 @ 17.00 ea.cb large juveniles of super showy, lg growing/tall profiled beauty featuring opal-pearl sides & black freckles
Nandopsistetracanthus2.5-3"20.00 or 4 @ 17.00 ea.cb 'Cuban cichlids' of great size & patterns
Parachromisdovii2.5-3"18.00 or 5 @ 15.00 ea.cb juvenile grow outs of turquoise finned 'Nicaraguan wolf cichlids'
"friedrichsthalii2-2.5"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.cb juves of Panamamian amber colored guapote formerly known as 'P. loisellei'
"managuensis 'gold'1.5"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
""2-2.5" / 3-3.5"15.00 ea. / 25.00 ea.cb 'gold jaguar cichlids' of next chunky size up
""10"150.00 ea.cb adult male 'gold jaguar cichlid' of very clean, super size & impressive color/pattern - just one available
"managuensis 'black & white'5-6" 35.00 ea.cb young adults of 'wild color/pattern' black & white jaguar cichlids
"motaguensis 'red tiger'2.5-3"22.00 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.cb juvenile 'Honduran red tigers' of nice grow out size & displaying color
"multifasciatus1-1.25"10.00 ea.F1 Cenote Escondido, Quintana Roo, MX (formerly friedrichsthalii); intricate patterned form from northern extent of species range
Peteniasplendida4-4.5"25.00 ea.cb 'red bay snook' - lg growing, solid carrot orange colored species w/ huge mouth, yet low aggression level
Rociooctofasciata4-5"25.00 ea.cb young adult 'jack dempsey' w/ brilliant blue spangling & purplish colored head on male, blue cheek on female - pairs available
Talamanchoherossieboldii1"10.00 ea.F2 Rio Gariche, Panama juves; active, riverine sp. sporting red spotted flanks - often w/ bold black/white mask & body
Thorichthysmeeki4-4.5"20.00 ea. cb 'firemouth' of robust grow out size w/ extensive scarlet colored throat/abdomen-an extremely colorful form; 3-4" prs @ 35 pr avail
Trichromissalvini 'Candelaria'1-1.25" 15.00 ea.F1 'Rio Candelaria' juves boasting beautifully unique feature of shared red coloration for each gender
Viejabifasciata 'Rio Grijalva'1.25-1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.F1 'red & blue bifas' of Rio Grijalva, Chiapas, MX collected population; colorful red spotted/blue face w/ red sides & fins
""2-2.5"15.00 ea.F1 'red & blue bifas' of Rio Grijalva, Chiapas, MX juveniles of next size up
"breidohri 'Presa de Angustora'1-1.5"10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.cb juveniles of 'Angusora Dam, Rio Grijalva, Chiapas' collections; this is the more robust bodied form of this species
"breidohri 'Rio Salado'1-1.5"12.50 ea.F1 1st time offer of riverine/small tributary collection- less blocky/more streamlined form of highly colorful breidohri
"coatlicue1.25-1.5"8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.F1 Rio Carolino, Oaxaca, MX juves of lg growing species (formerly know as 'Coatzacoalcos)-mostly blue color w/ red spots & fins
"fenestrata 'pink'4.5-5"28.00 ea.cb 'pink fenestrata' w/ magnolia pink body; uniquely colored, lg growing, very showy species
"hartwegi6-7"35.00 ea.F1 Rio Comitan, Chiapas, MX origin adolescents of great size displaying red & blue spotting
"maculicauda5-6"35.00 ea.cb 'black belt cichlids' of great size & color; rich red colored throat & caudal fin are characteristic of mature individuals
""12"100.00 ea.cb jumbo adult 'black belt' of super size & color; rare offer of very impressive, adult male individual
"var. synspilus5-6"55.00 ea.cb great sized 'red head synspila' - rainbow of color w/ extensive red head & ventral coloration at maturity
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
Heterotilapiabuttekoferi3-3.5"25.00 ea. cb 'hornet Tilapia' - boldly banded yellow & black, lg growing & showy cichlid in very ltd qty only
Oreochromisniloticus13-14"75.00 ea.one cb jumbo male of very attractive calico/creamsicle color w/ red tail
Paratilapiapolleni2"15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.cb 'Madagascar black diamond cichlid' - remarkably showy as adult w/ jet black body covered in white-gold 'starry night' spangling
Paretroplusdambabe2.5"55.00 ea.cb Madagascar 'red side damba' - rare offer of lg growing, showy & unique 'Tang-like' cichlid in ltd qty
"kieneri2-2.5"40.00 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 @ 50 lot, 8 fish @ 85 lotcb 'butterfly goodeid'; critically endangered in wild, colorful/unique Mex. livebearer; 4 lot includes mixed sexes-ideally 2 sexed pairs
Chromobotiamacracanthus2.75-3"28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.chunky medium sized 'clown loaches'; bold black bars on orange body w/ red fins, unmistakably eye-catching when kept in shoal
Cirrhinusmicrolepis6-7"25 ea, 3 @ 22 ea, 5 @ 18 ea.seldom imported red-finned Thai mud carp; semi-elongated iridescent body w/ very cool red tail
Cyclocheilichthysapogon3-3.5"55.00 or 3 @ 50.00 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
Glossolepispseudoincisus3"+/-50.00 pr or 2 pr @ 45.00 prcb 'Millennium red rainbowfish, Tami River rainbowfish' of great size w/ blood red males; sold by the pair
Hampalamacrolepidota6.5-7.5"55.00 or 3 @ 50.00 ea.rare import of lg growing, robust, colorful, & active cyprinid; coveted sport fish that amounts to a great larger community species
Hypsibarbuswetmorei4-5"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.Thai 'lemon fin barb'; a seldom imported, very active & attractive cyprinid w/ ylw fins & cross hatched scale pattern
Incisilabeobehri4-4.5"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
Labeodyocheilus6" / 10"50.00 ea. / 75.00 ea.Thai 'blue shark'; a rarely collected, lg growing & impressively finned cyprinid- ltd qty only
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
"klausewitzi3-3.5"36.00 or 4 @ 32.00 ea.Rio Atabapo, Colombia 'clown spotted Leps' w/ red fins & lips - rare import for Anostomidae fans
Leptobotiataeniops3.5-4"65.00 or 2 @ 60.00 ea.very rare import of Chinese loach w/ highly attractive chestnut honeycomb pattern over ivory & gold body; only two available
Limiaperugiae2-2.5"4 fish @ 50.00 lotcb Dominican livebearer; 4 lot includes mixed sexes-ideally two sexed pairs
Metynnisfasciatus2.5"22.00 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.cb 'tiger silver dollar' - always a pleasure to see in md communities; vertical bars on muliple individuals makes impressive sight
Misgurnusanguillicaudatus 'albino'5-6"35.00 ea.true red eyed 'albino dojo/weather loach'; remarkable bright gold body w/ red eyes-extremely peaceful - only 1 still available
Moenkhausiacostae2-2.5"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.Rio Itapicuru robust 'giant penguin-like tetra';sharply contrasting wide black band along base of anal fin & through upper dorsal
Mylopluscf. schomburgkii8-9"150.00 ea.jumbo 'wide bar blue hook' Colombia-collected individual - very rare offer of super sized, highly impressive individual
Opsariuspulchellus2.5-3.5"35.00 or 4 @ 32.00 ea.rare import of Thai 'royal Opsarius'-incredibly striking to see in aquarium; very active w/ rainbow of color + vertical bars
Osteochilusvittatus8-10"100.00 ea.seldom imported 'Thai redfin hardlip barb' of super rare size; only two jumbo individuals available
Probarbuslabeamajor4-5"75 ea, 4 @ 67 ea, 8 @ 60 ea.Thai '7 striped golden carp'-stunning lg community inhabitant w/ blood red eyes
Puntioplitesfalcifer5-5.5"150.00 ea.uber rare import of Thai high-backed 'sicklefin barb'; highly impressive & unusual in appearance - a true collector's barb
Pygocentruscariba5"65.00 ea.great sized, highly colorful 'cariba piranha' - only one colorful & chunky individual available
Pygopristisdenticulatus2.5-3"4 lot @ 150.00 lotgroup of 4 fish; highly colorful/attractive piranha juveniles of species that I've successfully maintained in mixed communities
Rhoadsiaaltipinna2-3"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.wild Nariño, Colombia 'giant pink diamond tetra'-seriously rare import of 6-8" growing, spectacularly colored, robust characin
Salminushilarii7-8"100.00 ea.Puerto Gaitán, R. Manacacias-lg growing, active & robust 'Colombian dorado' w/ red & black fins, black mask in ltd qty
Scaphognathopsstejnegeri4-4.5"85.00 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"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.wild Puerto Carreño, Colombia 'flagtails' of super size & color'; highly impressive for large communities
Serrasalmusrhombeus5-6"185.00 or 3 @ 175.00 ea.Rio Xingu rhoms of easily shipped md size- only 3 individuals available
Systomusrubripinnis4-4.5"75.00 ea.Thai 'red cheek' or 'Javaen barb'-incredibly rare import of highly attractive, peaceful & unusually colored barb-only one still avail
Tordouronensis4-5"35.00 or 4 @ 32.00 ea.Thai 'rose mahseer' of easily shipped md size; colorful & active 'river carp' for larger communities
Triportheusangulatus7"75.00 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    
Anabastestudineus5"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
Atractosteustropicus4-4.5"75.00 ea.cb juveniles of ancient & remarkble 'tropical gar' - ltd qty only
Mastacembeluserythrotaenia6-7"35 ea, 3 @ 32 ea, 5 @ 30 ea.Thai 'fire eels' of easily shipped md size; immediately recognized & highly attractive - ideal choice for lg community species
Osteoglossumferreirai16-17"350.00 ea.lg sized, perfectly clean 'blue-black arowana' individual available; long term pet, 100% pellet trained
Polypterussenegalus 'albino'6"50.00 ea.cb grow out 'albino bichir' of robust size & girth - only one still available
Potamotrygonmarinae9-10"750.00 net priceone male of uber rare Suriname imported ray-literally one of very few ever imported into US. A md growing (16") species
Pristolepisfasciata4-5"55 ea, 3 @ 50 ea, 5 @ 45 eahighly unusual 'Malayan leaffish'; hardy, 10" growing Thai perch w/ vertical bars over pastel colored body
LORICARIIDAE - PLECOSTOMUS SPECIES - wild collected unless indicated otherwise    
Ancistomussnethlageae3.5-4"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 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
Baryancistruschrysolomus3.5-4"75.00 ea.L047 'mango pleco' from Rio Xingu; remarkable evergreen body w/ gold trimmed fins-just one still available
"sp. L0192-2.5"50.00 ea.L019 rare Xingu collection of profusely lg cream polka dotted pleco -only one available
"sp. L1283" 35.00 ea.L128 'blue phantom pleco' w/ denim blue body & fins covered by arctic blue spots/spangles
"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
Crossoloricariavariegata8-10"95.00 ea.wild Rio San Juan, Colombia 'whiptails' - boldly marbled rare import of impressive size - ltd qty only
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
Hypostomussp. L1454-5"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.L145 from Rio Guama; rarely imported, large spotted Hypo in ltd qty
Leporacanthicuscf. galaxius L0072.5-3"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.L007 'gold spot vampire pleco'; a robust & attractive species from Rio Guama, Brazil
"cf. galaxius L2413-3.5"45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.L241 'flat vampire pleco'; a rare import from Orinoco basin w/ markedly flattened, jet black body w/ bright white spots
"heterodon2.5-3"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 ea.gold vampire plecos from R. Xingu; attractive gold body w/ black polka dots, unusually long trunk-like snout
Panaqoluschangae2.5-3"25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.L226 Peru collected, attractively banded md growing species
Parancistusaurantiacus3-3.5"35.00 ea.Rio Tocantins 'chubby pleco' of robust size
"nudiventris3-3.5"45.00 ea.L031 'peppermint pleco' from Rio Xingu; jet black w/ small white-light blue spots over body & fins; ltd qty
Peckoltiabraueri3.5" / 5"55.00 ea. / 75.00 ea.L305 'orange fin/psychedelic head' pleco from rare collections in Rio Branco of N. Brazil including one jumbo adult individual
"compta2.5-3"85.00 or 4 @ 80.00 ea.L134 'leopard frog pleco' of R. Tapajos; highly attractive gem featuring individually patterned fish
"sabaji4.5-5"50.00 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. 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
Pseudacanthicusspinosus2.5-3"65.00 or 4 @ 60.00 ea.L096/L160 'spiny monster pleco' Rio Camaraipi collection of attractive spotted cactus pleco
Pseudancistrusasurini5-6"85.00 or 2 @ 75.00 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
Pterygoplichthysgibbiceps 'albino'10-12"75.00 ea.cb L083 / L165 'albino sailfin plecos' - super showy morph of ivory color w/ red eyes-one more available
"scrophus4-5"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
Rhadinoloricariacf. macromystax6"85.00 ea.wild Rio Guayas, Caquetá, Colombia 'whiptails' w/ serious mustache & bold marbling - ltd qty only
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. pariolispos5-5.5" 100.00 ea.L048 R. Xingu 'gold spotted cloud pleco'; showy, lg growing species w/ gold polka dots over black body & fins-two fish available
Spectrancistrusmurinus3-3.5"50.00 or 4 @ 45.00 ea.Rio Tapajos rarity; blue/purple cast to body w/ fine light spots
"zuanoni2-2.5"50.00 ea.L020 - rare Xingu collection w/ huge dorsal & large cream polka dots covering robust, black body - just 1 available
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    
Ameiurusnatalis3.5-4"15.00 ea.juvenile N. American 'yellow bullhead catfish'; large growing, extemely hardy cats capable of living in indoor or outdoor environs
Anadorascf. regani3-4"45.00 ea.Rio Branco collected extreme rarity in trade; md growing Doradidae cats 'thorny cats' w/ ornate marbling
Bagariussuchus12-13"350.00 ea.amazing 'crocodile goonch'; a very rare import of unreal 'show/display cats' - only one available
Brachyrhamdiameesi2.5-3"15.00 or 6 @ 12.50 ea.gregarious dwarf species of 'imitator Pim cat' that mimics Corydoras in nature; grows to only 3"
Callophysusmacropterus7-8"125.00 ea.Peru 'vulture cats'-easily shipped juv size-active/not light shy, highly attractive; possesses 'giant cat appeal' yet grows to only 17"
Dianemaurostriata3-3.5"25.00 ea.Brazilian 'flagtail porthole cats'- md growing, peaceful, functional scavengers w/ remarkable blk/white striped tail; great in shoal
Hassarorestis2.5"25.00 ea.wild Puerto Gaitán, R. Manacacias, COL 'black top mouse cats'; peaceful, active, non-predatory, md growing thorny cat
Hemibagrusfilamentus8-10"55.00 ea.rarely imported Thai bagrid cat of tawny/caramel body color; grows to about 18"
"wyckii7-9"185.00 ea.Thai 'black devil' or 'crystal eyed cat'; one of kind pet catfish - only two individuals available
Liosomodorasoncinus4-4.5" / 5-5.5"55.00 ea. / 65.00 ea.wild Rio Inirida, Colombia 'jaguar cats' of super size; boldly patterned w/ unique black jaguar-like blotches on amber body
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
Pimelodusornatus4-4.5"55.00 ea.wild R. Guayas, Caquetá, Col. 'ornate Pims'; md growing, highly active/social/attractively patterned cats - ideal for md communities
Pseudomystussiamensis3.5-4"18.00 ea.Thai 'bumble bee cat' of super size & bold color/pattern
Scleromystaxbarbatus2.5-3"25.00 ea.Mage, Rio de Janeiro collected stock of highly impressive, lg growing 'epitome of Cory cats' in ltd qty
Sperataacicularis6-8"50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.seldom imported, copper colored, lg growing 'Burmese shovelnose cat' - 100% pellet trained
Synodontisangelicus3-3.5"40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.F1 robustly sized juveniles of highly attractive, boldly polka dotted Congo catfish
"decorus3-4"40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.cb grow out beauties of large growing, mild mannered, boldly patterned African catfish
Tetranematichthyswallacei4-5"40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.wild Rio Inirida, Colombia mahogony-red marbled 'shoe head cats'

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.



rh tap






















peru scalare

Negro scalare

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


























flagtail cat




vulture cat




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.








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.







pink fene





gold man

rt mot










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



























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


tropical gar

fire eel


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