JEFF RAPPS IS TANGLED UP IN CICHLIDS                                                         P.O. BOX 181  PHILLIPSBURG, NJ 08865                                     

Phone: (908) 387-9858     Fax:  (908) 387-9859                         email:



                                                                                                STOCK LIST FOR WEEK OF DECEMBER 15th


GENUS                 SPECIES                            SIZE                        COST                    COMMENTS/REMARKS ABOUT SPECIES


                                                                       (total length                  (in US $)                                               (wild collected fish include the word ‘wild’ in description,

                                                                          in inches)                    ‘ea’ = per fish                                      ‘F1’ = 1st generation stock bred from wild collected adults

                                                                                                                ‘pr’ = male/female pair                             cb’ = captive bred of unspecified generation)


                                                                                SOUTH AMERICAN CICHLIDS


Acaronia              nassa                                      3-4”        18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      wild Peru; big red eyes, lg mouth, reflective brass scales, ornate fins

Andinoacara       latifrons                                3-4”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.          wild ‘turquoise acara’ from Colombia-highly spangled, md growing colorful acara

Apistogramma    moaeCruzeiro do Sul    1-1.5”    30.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.      rare collection of wild stock from Brazil state of Acre

Astronotus ocellatus ‘Bahia red tail oscar’ 5-6”       35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.       remarkably unique, F1 red-tailed wild-form Bahia, Brazil oscars

                                                                          7-8”        45.00 or 2 @ 40.00 ea.      next size up on young adult cb Bahia Oscars with very bold patterns

          cf. orbicularis ‘bumble bee oscar     7-8”        65.00                      blk/gold banded ‘Sao Paulo bumble oscar’- remarkably patterned, rare offer

Biotodoma           cupidoNanay                   4-4.5”    35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.      wild Rio Nanay adults in full splendor with very attractive pastel coloration!

                              wavrini                                 1.5-2.5”  15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.     wild collected Rio Inirida stock of seldom imported, earth eater specialist gems

Caquetaia             kraussi                                  4-5”        25.00 or 2 @ 22.50 ea.      wild collected, uniquely yellow stock of lg mouthed Colombian predator cichlid

                              spectabilis                            3-3.5”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      F1 Rio Tapajos juveniles of incredibly beautiful, blue spangled Brazilian gem

                                                                            4-4.5”    25.00 or 2 @ 22.50 ea.      chunky F1 grow outs of F1 Rio Tapajos ‘specs’ beginning to display blue spangling

                                                                            5-5.5”                    30.00                      ltd qty of largest, most colored up F1 grow outs on hand

                                                                            8-11”                     250.00 pr              wild breeding pair (same ones as seen on home page) including largest male I’ve ever seen!

                              umbrifera ‘Rio Magdalena’ 1.5”     10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.      F1 Rio Magdalena juveniles of giant growing ‘blue freckled umbie

                              umbrifera ‘Rio Magdalena’ 4-4.5” 40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.    real wild collected (unsexed) blue-freckled umbies– rare offer!!

Cichla                    orinocensis ‘Rio Inirida  7-8”        100.00 or 2 @ 90.00 ea.    lg wild ‘orinos’ of bright yellow/metallic brass color; seldom imported at this lg size!

Cichlasoma       atromaculatum                   3.5”                        75.00                      wild individual of rarely imported, richly colorful western Colombian (Chuco state) cichlid

                              festae                                     1.25-1.5”   7.50 or 6 @ 7.00 ea.       juveniles of real ‘Ecuador red terror’ from amazing colored pair now available

Crenicichla          lenticulata                           13”                         125.00                   very colorful jumbo wild ‘lent pikes’-stunning color and pattern on very showy species!

Geophagus           abalios                                  1.5-2”    10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.         rare offer- F1 tank bred juves of lg growing & showy Colombian earth eater!

Heroina                                isonycterina                         4-4.5”                    25.00                      F1 grow outs of unique red-eyed, barred green, oval bodies md growing, new/rare import

Heros                     sp. ‘Inirida                          3-3.5”                    25.00                      wild, rarely imported, highly colorful severums from Rio Inirida (Colombia/Venezuela border)

Hoplarchus          psittacus ‘Rio Atabapo    5-6”        75.00 or 2 @ 70.00 ea.      wild ‘true parrot cichlids’! large growing and very showy as adult!

Mesonauta           guyanae                                6”                           50.00                      wild jumbo male from Suriname – just one available

Mikrogeophagus ramirezi ‘electric blue’    1.5”                        12.50                      ‘electric blue rams’ – glowing color on peaceful and small growing dwarf cichlid

Satanoperca        acuticeps                               2.5-3”    20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.      wild Rio Tapajos earth eaters; unique 4 spotted flanks on lime body w/ tall dorsal

                              daemon                                 2.5-3”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      wild Rio Inirida beauties - purplish base color of body w/ rows of pearly spangles

                                                                            3.5-4”    25.00 or 3 @ 20.00 ea.      wild Rio Inirida next size up, impressive trailers on fins, already becoming showy!

                              jurupari ‘orange lips’       2.5-3”    15.00 pr 4 @ 12.50 ea.      wild Peru ‘orange lipped jurupari’, peaceful, unique & colorful earth eater

                              mapiritensis                         3.5-4”    25.00 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.      wild ‘Rio Inirida’ stock of profusely spangled ‘jurupari-like’ Colombian/Venezuelan earth eater

                                                                            6-7”        50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.      jumbo sized wild ‘Rio Inirida’ adults w/ more muzzle spangles than one can count!


                                                                        CENTRAL AMERICAN CICHLIDS


Additional photos of the latest wild Nicaraguan imports (including many red devil photos) can be viewed at the following link:



Amatitlania     siquia ‘Rio Animas’               1.25-1.5”   7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.       F1 juves of red finned, blue/gold barred CR convict

                         siquia ‘Rio Cabuya                1.5-2”                    7.50                        F1 juves of big headed, gold/orange/blue Costa Rica convicts

                                                                          2.5-3”                    12.50                      F1 young adults of fantastically proportioned CR convicts

                         siquia ‘Rio Tempisque          1.5-2”                    7.50                        F1 juves of blue/orange sided Costa Rica convicts  

Amphilophus    labiatus    - captive bred      5-5.5”    25.00 or 3 @ 20.00 ea.      lg adolescents of captive bred true F1 and F2 Lago Nicaraguan ‘red devils’

                                                                       6-6.5”    30.00 or 2 @ 28.00 ea.      large cb young adult Lago Nicaraguan red devil grow-very impressive young adults!

                                                                       7-8”                        40.00                      ltd qty of yellow/ylw & white male cb Lago Nicaraguan red devils available

  labiatus – wild Zapatera Island, L. Nicaragua 5-5.5”         85.00                      super blood red or blood red & black wild caught ‘red devils’

                                                                        6-7”                        110.00                   next size up super blood red or blood red & black wild caught ‘red devils’

                                                                        5-5.5”                    65.00                      black barred, redhead barred, green barred wild caught ‘barred devils’

                                                                        6-7”                        85.00                      next size up black barred, redhead barred, green barred wild caught ‘barred devils’

                              lyonsi                                     1.25-1.5”               8.50                        juveniles of ‘endangered in the wild’, very showy and relatively mild mannered beauties available

Astatheros            robertsoni ‘Rio Jutiapa’   1.25-1.5”               12.50                      F1 juves of red cheek Honduran robertsoni in ltd. qty. only

Archocentrus       centrarchus                          4-4.5”                    25.00                      cb Lake Nicaragua ‘flier cichlids’; md growing, mild mannered, blue/green with vertical bars

                              centrarchusSiquirres     5-6”        50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.      wild Costa Rica ‘flier cichlids’ collected in Rio Pacuare watershed-rare offer of lg, mature wild adults!

Cichlasoma      salvini ‘Rio Grijavla        1.25-1.5”               7.50                        F1 juveniles of glowingly colorful, highly acclaimed Rio Grijalva bred stock

                              trimaculatum                      1.5”           7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.        cb juves from a simply stunning male that was bred in my facility; huge growing, highly colorful

                                                                            2-2.5”                    12.50                      next size up on chunky grow outs

                     uropthalmusCenote Azul      2-2.5”      10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.       wild collected/raised from fry: ‘Mayan red terror’ from Cenote Azul, Mexico-brilliant orng & blue race

Chuco           micropthalmus ‘Rio Copan’ .75-1”                        12.50                      F1 juves of highly prized, red & blue spangled beauties

Cryptoheros        septemfasciatus                  5”                           50.00                      wild Rio San Juan lg adult maroon-red males – ltd. qty. only

Herichthys       carpintisChairel  1.25-1.5”   7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.       juveniles lg turquoise spotted, very colorful carpintis race

Hypsophrys         nematopus                            1.25-1.5”               7.50                        F1 Rio Grande de Matagalpa, Nica. juveniles of feisty little ‘neets’ from stock I collected in ‘12

                      nicaraguensis – captive bred  2-2.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      juveniles bred from beautiful cb Costa Rican stock

                                                                          3-3.5”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      next size up of colorful grow outs from Costa Rican ‘macaw cichlids’

Nandopsis             tetracanthus                         1.5”           7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.        juves of cb ‘Cuban cichlids’- showy as adult w/ attractive blk & wht mosaic pattern

                                                                            2-2.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      next size up on chunky ‘Cuban cichlid’ grow outs

Paraneetroplus ‘formerly Paratheraps & Vieja species’

                              briedohri                              .75-1”      8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.         juves of brilliantly colored, seldom offered gem; the ultimate pastel palette!

                              sp. ‘Coatzacoalcos’            1.5”                        7.50                        juves. of super blue-blue & red spangled, recently introduced to the hobby, showy species

                                                                          2-2.5”                    12.50                      next size up on chunky grow outs beginning to display blue and red spangles

                              fenestratus                           2-2.5”                    12.50                      juveniles of colorful of cb ‘blue fenny’ stock

                                                                            3-3.5”                    18.00                      chunky grow outs beginning to display characteristic colors

                      maculicauda ‘Rio Banano     4-4.5”                    25.00                      wild adolescent ‘black belt cichlids’ collected in Costa Rica-lg growing & impressive species

                                                                          5-6”                        35.00                      wild young adult ‘black belt cichlids’ beginning to display bold markings and color

Rocio                     octofasciata ‘gold dempsey’ 5-6”  40.00 or 2 @ 35.00 ea.      cb lg showy adult males of fully gold jack Dempsey!

                              octofasciata ‘electric blue’ 1.5”                     20.00                      juvenile ‘electric blue dempsey’- a brilliantly colored, mild mannered addition to md. communities

Thorichthys         helleri ‘Rio Chacamax    4-5”                        50.00                      one wild jumbo female in full color

                              sp. ‘gold Mixteco               5”                           50.00                      one wild jumbo male in full color

Tomocichla         sieboldi ‘Rio Gariche    .75-1”       8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.          F1 red spotted Panama juveniles – active, colorful, very entertaining to view


                                                                VARIOUS OLD WORLD CICHLID SPECIES

Haplochromis     orthostoma                          2-3”        12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      seldom offered Uganda Hap- distinctly predatory in appearance, attractive/interesting md growing rarity

Hemichromis      sp. ‘turquoise’                      3-4”                        12.50                      cb ‘electric turquoise’ colored sides with red and blue fins-highly colorful md growing jewel

Paratilapia          sp. ‘large spot Andapa     2-2.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      juves of Madagascar sp.‘large spot Andapa’ w/ jet blk body, lg. white/gold spots covering body & fins

Pelmatochromis buettikoferi                          4-5”                        25.00                      seldom offered, lg adults of attractive/colorful red & yellow West African treat


                                                                NON CICHLID / ODDBALL SPECIES


Arapaima             gigas                                      12”                         275.00                   lg sized (for imported fish) of legendary Amazon ‘pima’ – ltd # of super sized, well conditioned individuals

Chalceus               macrolepidotus                   4-4.5”    30.00 or 3 @ 25.00 ea.     wild Peru ‘pink tail chalceus’ of great size and color; very impressive fish to grace top water in md. community

Charax leticiae ‘Rio Tocantins’    3-4”        35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.      aka ‘Franken Charax’-rare import of humpbacked, predatory characin w/ iridescent orange horizontal stripe

Chromobotia       macracanthus                     4-4.5”    55.00 or 3 @ 50.00 ea.      large clown loaches seldom available at this size; exponentially more rare and expensive if found at larger sizes

Hemiodus             gracilis ‘red tail’                                2-2.5”    10.00 or 5 @ 8.50               wild collected stock of active/attractive, uniquely shaped md growing community species

Heterocharax      virgulatus                             1.5-2”                    15.00                      wild collected, rarely offered, brightly colored, small growing tetra

Hoplias                 curupira                               12”                         225.00                   VERY impressive, very thick Colombian black wolf fish

Laemolyta           taeniata                                 6-7”        75.00 or 2 @ 70.00 ea.      super rarely imported Anostomid with striking silver belly/thick black horizontal stripe/brass back

Lepomis                auritus                                   1.5-2”                    15.00                      F1‘red breast sunfish’ – rare xanthic ‘yellow/orange’ morph of beautifully colored/marked sunfish

Leporinus             fasciatus ‘Rio Tocantins’ 4-5”        60.00 or 2 @ 55.00 ea.      unique and striking Brazilian characin with bold irregular black bands on gold body, red fins

                              pellegrini ‘Rio Tocantins’ 4-5”      65.00 or 2 @ 60.00 ea.      seldom imported characin with wild spots and bands alternating pattern on gold body!
Melanotaenia      herbertaxelrodi                  2.5-3”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      Lake Tebera rainbowfish: highly attractive yellow & blue body w/ red fins

Mylesinus             paraschomburgkii             4-5”                        65.00                      Rio Tapajos ‘dolphin pacu’-highly unusual and very rare import of ‘collector silver dollar species’

Myloplus              rubripinnis                           3-3.5”    20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.      wild collected Colombian ‘red hooks’ of chunky md size

Osphronemus      laticlavius                            4-4.5”    28.00 or 2 @ 25.00 ea.      juvenile real ‘red fin goramy’ – a very special fish and beautiful species for lg. growing, monster fish fans

Osteoglossum      bicirrhosum                         12”                         85.00                      wild Colombian silver arowana of great size – long term captive; 100% pellet trained

                                                                            15”                         100.00                   next size up on wild, pellet trained silver arowana

                              ferreirai                                               7-8”                        225.00                   wild blue/black arowana of great ml size

Piaractus              brachypomus ‘albino’       15”                         150.00                   1st US imported, largest size offered of ‘albino pacu’- only one lg individual available at this time

                              mesopotamicus                   5-6”          35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.    rare import of ‘ylw belly pacu’, ‘pacu caranha’- looks like giant pacu but grows to only 18”

Poecilia                 mexicana                              1.25-1.5”   7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.       F1 lg growing Costa Rica molly w/ orange spotted blue body & fluorescent red/orange edged fins                 

Salminus               brasiliensis                           8-9”                        125.00                   wild Pantanal ‘gold Brazil dorado’ in robust medium size

Semaprochilodus taeniurus                             4”                           35.00                      wild collected, highly desirable ‘red fin/flag tail Prochilodus’ of great size with color

Spinibarbus         denticulatus                         15”                         150.00 pr.             large pair of seldom imported ‘Phoenix barbs’- red cheeks on green body                                                       

Tetragonopterus argenteus ‘Rio Tocantins’ 3-4”      40.00 or 3 @ 35.00 ea.      huge-eyed, seldom imported red-finned tetra grows to 5-6”!


                                                CATFISH SPECIES (INCLUDING FANCY PLECOS)


Ageneiosus           marmoratus                        9-10”                     125.00                   attractively patterned Peru ‘hammer head catfish’ – only one lg individual available!

Amblydoras         affinis                                    4-5”        35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.      lg sized ‘marbled thorny cats’ from Rio Apeu, Brazil.  A seldom imported, long time favorite for md sized tank mates

Anadoras              weddelli                                2-2.5”                    15.00                      wild, md growing attractive marbled thorny cats from Pantanal – really fun to view; active and gregarious catfish

Ancistrus              minutus                 3-4”        35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.      lg wild Rio Tocantins collected, very attractive white spotted bristlenose pleco with marbled fins

Asterophysus       batrachus                             3-3.5”                    90.00                      ‘gulper cat’ – wildly unique and totally pellet trained!               

Hemiancistrus     sp. ‘blue phantom’              5”                           50.00                      L128 ‘blue phantom pleco’ - wild collected stock of impressive jumbo size

Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus                   5-6”                        50.00                      seldom imported, ‘Pinocchio-nosed whiptail cat’ in large adult size- equally bizarre as impressive!

Leiarius                pictus                                     15”                         200.00                   large and knock out attractive ‘painted sailfin cats’-bold pattern, huge dorsal, long banded barbels-crazy looking show cats!

Leporacanthicus triactis                                  3-4”                        60.00                      L091 ‘triple beacon pleco’-remarkable orange/black banded dorsal, adipose, & caudal fin          

Lophiosilurus      alexandri                              5-6”        130.00 or 2 @ 125.00 ea.  Rio Sao Francisco pacman cats; such an unusual, incredibly cool cat!

Panaque                armbrusteri                         3”                           65.00                      L027 Rio Tocantins ‘orange royal pleco’; very colorful, seldom imported race

                cf. nigrolineatus ‘watermelon’     7-8”                        50.00                      L330 ‘spotted royal/watermelon royal plecos’ – stunning display plecos    

Peckoltia              braueri                                  3-3.5”                    50.00                      L305 from Rio Branco, Roraima w/ orange fin & maze-like decorated head

Pimelodella         gracilis                                  5-6”                        15.00                      ‘blue lined Pim cats’ from Peru; stays <6”, active and very easy to maintain in md sized community

Platystomatichthys sturio                                4-5”                        75.00                      ‘sturgeon shovel-nosed cats’ – seldom imported; totally unique and bizarre upturned snout

                                                                            8-9”                        135.00                   ‘sturgeon shovel-nosed cats’ – next size up w/ impressive curved snouts, stays < 17”

Pseudacanthicus leopardus                             6-7”                        225.00                   L600 the truly lg growing ‘red fin leopardus pleco’- rare collection from Rio Branco, Roraima State

                             sp. L097                                3”                           125.00                   L097 remarkable white polka dot cactus pleco from Rio Tapajos

Pseudolithoxus    anthrax                                 2.5-3”                    25.00                      L235 ‘white spotted flyer pleco’ – highly unusual/unmistakably unique profile w/ lg pectorals

                                                                            5-6”            50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.  L235 – the largest adults I have ever seen! Magnificent spread of airplane-like, totally spiny pectoral fins!

                              dumus                                    5-6”                        65.00                      L244 – very rare import of blk spotted gold, flat bodied, highly spiny and ornate pleco

Pseudopimelodus sp. ‘orange Jau Pedra    5-6”                        150.00                   very rare collection of Rio Tocantins monster bee cats in limited quantity only

Pseudorinelepis  genibarbis                            2.5-3”                    18.00                      ‘Peru pinecone pleco’ similar to L152, black spotted body, develops orange fins spines

Pterodoras           granulosus                           5-6”          25.00 or 2 @ 20.00 ea.    jumbo growing ‘prehistoric cats’ – awesome show cats; will not eat tank mates

Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps                             15”                         50.00                      jumbo ‘red marble sailfin gibbiceps pleco’ – only one individual available

Synodontis           eupterus                                5-6”                        35.00                      super sized, ornate African catfish with huge, feathered dorsal fin-great in md-lg communities

Tetranematichthys quadrifilis                       2.5-3”                    28.00                      seldom imported, crazy-looking ‘shoe head cats’; red marbled, hammerhead-looking rarities


Please be aware that size, price, and availability are subject to change. 

There is no minimum quantity of fish or invoice total for any order.  Please keep in mind that shipping & handling costs plus box and seasonal heat pack charges will be added to your order.


I am promoting FedEx shipping on Friday for Saturday delivery.  The 'special Saturday delivery fee' (average cost of 18.00) that FedEx charges will not be applied to fish orders exceeding 100.00.

The regular FedEx next day air weekday cost of delivery is still applicable, but customers will no longer be responsible to pay anything extra for this service provided the fish order is over 100.00.  

So for those of you who are only available to accept a package on the weekend, there is no reason to hesitate ordering due to extra weekend delivery costs.

FedEx ‘ground’ or ‘home delivery’ service level does not operate on Saturday-it is only available on weekdays.


FedEx home delivery/ground shipping with next day by end of day delivery is available to most all of NJ, NY, PA, CT, DE, and MD.  Ground rates are extremely reasonable-even for larger orders.  This mode of shipping is applicable in the warmer seasons but not highly recommended during the winter.

FedEx priority AM delivery, standard next day delivery, and 2nd day delivery are available to most all domestic/US destinations.  Please forward your zip code for shipping quotes.

For airport shipped domestic (US) orders:  A 25.00 airport delivery charge is added to all orders.  You must pick up your order directly from the air cargo facility at specified airport. 

For export orders shipped via airport (including all Canada destinations):  Minimum order is $250.00 of fish and there is an additional clearance fee of $186.00 per shipment for US Fish and Wildlife paperwork clearance and inspections. 

Depending on the final destination, some international shipments require the services of an export broker.  This fee is $100.00 per shipment.   A 25.00 airport delivery charge is added to all orders.

European countries requiring Animal Health Certification from the USDA are subject to a 50.00 fee required to obtain this documentation.


For all fish orders over $350.00, I will deduct 5% from the invoice total of fish.  From fish orders exceeding $500.00, I will deduct 10% from the invoice total of fish.


All shipments are sent prepaid by credit/debit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover), Paypal, Western Union, Money Gram, or money order mailed in advance.

Please allow me to confirm that fish ordered are in stock for all prepaid orders prior to sending funds.


Given the high quality of fish shipped and special care taken to pack safely for transit, losses are very seldom experienced in shipping. 

I guarantee live arrival on FedEx shipments sent and delivered as priority overnight option ‘by 10:30 AM’ – and provided the package is not subject to claim via mishandling by carrier. 

Although I pack safely and successfully for extended transit times, next day delivery via ‘ground shipping/2nd day delivery/standard overnight by end of day delivery’ do not qualify for live arrival guarantee.

I will also guarantee live arrival of fish shipped via same-day air freight to/from airport; provided that flights are on time and shipment is picked up within 2 hours of arrival - and provided the package is not subject to claim due to mishandling by carrier. 

Any claims must be reported on the same day of receipt and photographic proof is required for documentation.  Any credit due will be awarded on your next order-no cash refunds.


Best regards, Jeff Rapps