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

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                                                                                                STOCK LIST FOR WEEK OF MAY 18TH  


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


Acarichthys         heckelii                                                 3-3.5”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.     wild Brazilian ‘threadfins’- very impressive/showy acara-like eartheater     

Acaronia              nassa                                      4-4.5”     18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      wild Peru; big red eyes, lg mouth, reflective brass scales, ornate fins

                                                                            5-5.5”     25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.      wild adults from Peru; very impressive-will not harass what it can’t swallow

Aequidens             metae                                     2.5-3”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.     highly attractive wild Colombian acaras displaying a rainbow of color as adult

Apistogramma    macmasteri                          1.5-2”    12.50 or 4 @ 10.00 ea.     wild Rio Meta basin collected; displaying attractive yellow & red colors

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

                              pulcher                                  2.5-3”                   12.50                      cb ‘blue acara’, the long time aquarium favorite of Trinidad origin

                              rivulatus                               3-3.5”                    15.00                      cb adolescent orange trimmed ‘green terror’ or ‘gold suam’ with great color

Astronotus ocellatus ‘Bahia red tail oscar’ 9-10”                    65.00                      F1 young adult cb Bahia oscars with very bold patterns

                              ocellatuslongfin red oscar’ 7-7.5”  35.00 or 2 @ 32.00 ea.   cblongfin or veil tail red oscars’ in limited quantity

                              sp. ‘Orinoco oscar            3-3.5”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.      wild Rio Atabapo collected oscars; distinctly different from oscars collected in Peru or Brazil

Biotodoma           cupidoNanay                   4-4.5”                    35.00                      wild Rio Nanay adults in full splendor with very attractive pastel coloration!

Caquetaia             spectabilis                            1.25-1.5”               7.50                        F2 juveniles of highly attractive, large mouthed, blue spangled & showy species

                                                                            5-5.5”    30.00 or 2 @ 27.00 ea.      lg F1 Rio Tapajos ‘specs’ displaying extensive blue spangles

                              umbrifera ‘Rio Magdalena’ 3-3.5”               20.00                      F1 Rio Magdalena; lg juveniles of giant growing ‘blue freckled umbie

Cichla                    pinima                           4-4.5” @ 115.00 and 5-6” @ 125.00 ea.   wild Rio Jaguaripe, Bahia; rare import of lg growing, ylw/org finned, white spotted beauties

                              piquitiAzul                       3.5”                        75.00                      wild Rio Paranaiba juveniles of attractive ‘Azul peacock bass’

                              temensis                        7-7.5” @ 110 ea. and 8-9” @ 125 ea.   beautifully spangled wild Rio Atabapotems’ in two beefy sizes

Cichlasoma          amazonarum                       4-4.5”    20.00 or 3 @ 17.00 ea.      wild Rio Amapari, Brazil young adults; metallic gold & blk scales w/ highly ornate lattice patterned fins

                              cf. paranaense                     2.5-3”                    15.00                      wild Rio Parana, Brazil w/ attractive red throat & blue back                      

Ex ‘CichlasomaornatumPatia                  1.5-2”    28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.      wild Rio Patia collected (many folks ‘dream cichlid’) juveniles now available!

Dicrossus              maculatus                             2.5”                        20.00                      lg wild Rio Tapajos ‘dwarf checkerboard cichlids’; very attractive red, yellow, blue colors

Geophagus           abalios                                  1.5-2”                    10.00                      wild Rio Atabapo juveniles of large growing, showy earth eater

                              brasiliensis                           4-5”                        25.00                      cb young adults of super size, color, and fins; a very showy fish!

                              sp. ‘red head Tapajos’       1.5”                        12.50                      F1 ‘red head Tapajos Geos’ juveniles; super colored, md growing earth eater

                                                                          2.5-3”    18.00 or 5 @ 15.00 ea.      cb ‘red head Tapajos Geos’ of chunky grow out size w/ color

Gymnogeophagus balzani                             3-3.5”    25 male, 40 pr, 55 trio         cb young adults of gorgeous ylw belly/sided Rio Uruguay race

                              meridionalis ‘Norte’          3-4”                        15.00                      cb Uruguay earth eater-highly colorful red & blue stripes on gold body

Heros                     severus                                  3-4”        28.00 or 2 @ 25.00 ea.      wild Rio Inirida true ‘mouth brooding severum’, blood red eyes w/ red stripes

                              sp. ‘rotkeil                           3-3.5”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      cb ‘red shoulder/rotkeil severums’ adolescents – displaying color already

                                                                            4-4.5”                    25.00                      next size up of ‘red shoulder/rotkeil severum’ in ltd qty

                              sp. ‘super red severum     2”           25.00 or 6 @ 22.00 ea.      juvenile ‘super red/red spotted severums’ displaying great color already

Hypselecara        coryphaenoides                  3.5-4”    50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.      wild Orinoco ‘yellow nape chocolates’; due to origin, this species is an uncommon import

                              temporalis                            3.5-4”    25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.      wild Peru ‘chocolate cichlids’-already displaying red/purple color w/ red eyes

Mesonauta           guyanae                                3.5-4.5” 40.00 or 3 @ 35.00 ea.     wild Tartaruga Grande, Brazil collected; very rare import!

Mikrogeophagus altispinosa                           1.5-2”      8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.         cb ‘rainbow ram/Bolivian ram’, gorgeous and peaceful, smaller growing beauties

Pterophyllum      leopoldi                                 lg (3-4”)                35.00                      wild Rio Negro, Brazil ‘long-nosed angels’ of great size!

Teleocichla          sp. ‘Rio Negro’                    2-2.5”                    35.00                      wild undescribed dwarf pike species originating from Rio Negro

Uaru                      amphiacanthoides              7-8”        160.00 or 2 @ 150.00 ea.  wild Rio Tapajos lg adults!  Very rare to see adults, not to mention wild stock?!


                                                                        CENTRAL AMERICAN CICHLIDS


Amatitlania     siquia ‘Rio Animas’               1.5”           6.50 or 6 @ 5.50 ea.        F1 juves of red finned, blue/gold barred CR convict

                                                                          2-2.5”       10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.      next size up on chunky F1 grow outs

                         siquia ‘Rio Tempisque          1.25-1.5”  6.50 or 6 @ 5.50 ea.        F1 juves of blue/orange sided Costa Rica convicts

                 cf. siquia ‘Honduran red point’   4-4.5”                    35.00                      ltd qty of xl red fin/blue body cb Rio Danli males

                       sp. ‘calico/marble convict’     1.25-1.5”   6.50 or 6 @ 5.50 ea.       attractively marked juveniles of ‘marbled cons’

Amphilophus       labiatus - captive bred      5-5.5”    25.00 or 3 @ 20.00 ea.      lg adolescents of captive bred true F1 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

                      citrinellus ‘wild Managua’   6-7”                          75.00                      black barred/redhead barred wild caught San Francisco Libre, Managua ‘barred midas
 labiatus – wild Zapatera Island, L. Nicaragua 4-4.5”         40.00                      red or red & black lg wild juveniles (already turning color); 1st time import of this size

                                         ‘colored’               5-5.5” @ 60 and 6-6.5” @ 80          blood red or blood red & black wild caught ‘red devils’
                                          ‘barred’                5-5.5” @ 50 and 6-6.5” @ 65          wild caught ‘barred devils’

                                          barred                7-8”                        85.00                      ltd qty of largest sized wild barred wild adults

                              sagittae                                 1.5”       7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.            F2 juves from the cream sickle colored jumbo pair I breed from previous Lago Xiloa import

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                      wild Costa Rica ‘flier cichlids’ collected in Rio Pacuare watershed-rare offer of lg, mature wild adults!

                              multispinosus ‘Limon’      .75-1”                    7.50                        F1 super colored ‘rainbow cichlids’ from Costa Rican collection

Cichlasoma       salviniCandelaria          1-1.5”                    15.00                      F1 juveniles of only known race in which both male & female display extensive red!

                              salviniGrijalva               1-1.5”                    7.50                        F1 juveniles of super colorful/rainbow colored salvini

                              trimaculatum                      2-2.5”                    12.50                      cb juveniles from super impressively colored male

                                                                            3-3.5”                    20.00                      limited quantity of super chunky, highly colorful cb grow outs

Cryptoheros        myrnae                                 1-1.5”                    8.50                        F1 juveniles of copper/orange Costa Rican sm-md growing beauties

Herichthys         carpintisChairel                1.25-1.5”   6.50 or 6 @ 5.50 ea.       cb juveniles lg turquoise spotted, very colorful carpintis race

                                                                          2.5-3”      12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.    next size up on chunky and colorful juveniles

Hypsophrys         nematopus ‘Managua’      3.5-4.5”  35.00 or 2 @ 32.00 ea.    wild caught San Francisco Libre; stocky adult ‘neets’ - rarely seen at this size

                      nicaraguensis – captive bred 4-4.5”        25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.    colorful cb grow outs from Costa Rican ‘macaw cichlids’

Nosferatu             labridens ‘yellow’              .75-1”                    20.00                      F1 rare offer of ‘Media Luna yellow labs’ in juvenile size

Parachromis       dovii                                      1”                           7.50                        F1 juvenile ‘wolf cichlids’ from Costa Rican collections in Rio Tempisque

                              managuensis                        2-2.5”    8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.          cb Nicaraguan ‘jaguar cichlids’

                              motaguensis ‘red tiger’     1.5-2”    10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.         cb juveniles of colorful ‘Rio Blanco red tiger’ population

Paraneetroplus ‘formerly Paratheraps & Vieja species’

                              argentea                               2.5-3”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.     chunky juveniles of spectacular show species w/ blk freckles over pearl body

                              bifasciatus ‘Rio Grijalva’ 1-1.25”  7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.         F1 juveniles of very red colored ‘bifas

                              briedohri                              1.5”          7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.         cb juves of brilliantly colored, seldom offered gem; the ultimate pastel palette!

                              synspilus                               5-6”                        35.00                      cb young adults ‘red heads’ of super size and color

Petenia                  splendida                              5-6”                        25.00                      young adult cb ‘red bay snook’-solid red/orange; won’t harass what it can’t swallow

Rocio           octofasciata ‘gold dempsey     7-8”                        50.00                      cb showy jumbo adult males of fully ‘gold Jack Dempsey’ w/ pink highlights

                    octofasciata ‘blue dempsey      1.5”                        25.00                      juvenile ‘electric blues’ in great shape and color

Theraps                coeruelus ‘Rio Bascan     .75-1”                    25.00                      F1 juveniles of rarely offered, elongated blue/pink riverine jewel

Thorichthys         helleri ‘Rio Chacamax    1.25”                      10.00                      F1 juveniles of highly colorful blue/pink/yellow beauties

Tomocichla         sieboldi ‘Rio Gariche       .75-1”    7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.           F1 juveniles of attractive red spotted Panama race


                                                                VARIOUS OLD WORLD CICHLID SPECIES


Cyrtocara            moorii                                   1.5-2”    7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.           cb juveniles of ‘Malawi blue dolphin Haps’- matures to stunning show cichlid; solid blue w/ nuchal hump

Hemichromis      sp. ‘turquoise’                      3.5-4”                    15.00                      colorful ‘turquoise jewel’; red & blue spangles

Paratilapia          sp. ‘small spot’                    2-2.5”                    12.50                      aka ‘polleni; ‘Madagascar marakely’- jet black body covered with gold and turquoise spangles

Paretroplus          menarambo                         1.5-2”    25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.      cb juveniles of large growing and showy ‘pin striped damba’ of Madagascar

Pelmatochromis buettikoferi                          5-6”                        25.00                      seldom offered, jumbo male of attractive/colorful red & yellow West African treat

Tilapia                  buttekoferi                           3-3.5”                    15.00                      highly attractive, lg growing & showy sp.; mixes well w/ lg. growing American species in lg. communities


                                                                NON CICHLID / ODDBALL SPECIES


Acestrorhynchus falcatus ‘red tail’               5”                           65.00                      Para, Brazil ‘red tailed baracuda’; great size w/ highly attractive red fins!

Datnioides            polota                                    2-2.5”    20.00 or 2 @ 17.00 ea.      ‘silver datnoid or tiger fish’ from Thailand in chunky medium size

Distichodus          sexfasciatus                         2-2.5”    30.00 or 2 @ 27.00 ea.      wild ‘six bars’ – gorgeous red/orange and black banded

Hemigrammus    stictus                                    1.5”   5.50, 12 @ 5.00 ea, 25 @ 4.50 ea.  wild Brazil ‘red base tetra’ w/ blood red caudal area; perfect to keep with dwarf cichlids, Corys, plecos, etc.

Laemolyta           taeniata                                 7-8”        55.00 or 2 @ 50.00 ea.      super rarely imported Anostomid with striking thick blue-black horizontal stripe & gold back

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

Mylesinus             paucisquamatus  7”                           100.00                   rarely imported red finned Brazilian silver dollar

Myleus              schomburgkii ‘wide bar’   3-4”           60.00 or 4 @ 50.00 ea.      very rarely imported wild ‘wide bar/blue hook’ silver dollars

                                                                          5-6”        100.00 or 3 @ 85.00 ea.    large ‘wide bar/blue hook’ silver dollars – very rare offer at this size!

Piaractus              macropomum                     10-12”                   50.00                      wild Brazil  tambaqui or ‘black pacu’, only one individual available

                              mesopotamicus                   6-7”          40.00 or 3 @ 35.00 ea.    rare import of ‘ylw belly pacu’, ‘pacu caranha’- looks like giant pacu but grows to only 18”

Poecilia                 gilli ‘Nicaragua’                 2-3”          50.00 for colony of 5       red/orange fin huge growing Nicaraguan molly; F1 male + 4 wild females

                              mexicana ‘Costa Rica’      2-3”         50.00 for colony of 5       F1 lg growing Costa Rica molly w/ orange spotted blue body & fluorescent red/orange edged fins

Potamotrygon     castexiOtorongo ray’     9-10”                     350.00                   wild Peru ‘red/gold tortoise shell/Otorongo ray’ – very beautiful young male available

                           cf. motoro ‘Mantilla’           8-9”                        350.00                   wild Peru ray w/ outrageously unique ‘crater/maze’- crazier than ‘king marbled motoro’ patterns            

Pygopristis           denticulata                           4-5” @ 85 ea, 3 @ 75 ea, 5 @ 65 ea.   wild Rio Capim, Brazil; shoaling piranha species of gorgeous yellow color!

Semaprochilodus laticeps                                5-6”        50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.      big Orinoco ‘flag tails’! seldom imported at this great size

Serrasalmus        gibbus                                    4-4.5”                    175.00                   wild Rio Tocantins collected rarity! Seldom correctly identified, colorful red eyed, gold piranha

Synaptolaemus   latofasciatus                        2-3”        125.00 or 3 @ 115.00 ea.  real ones w/ red & black bands; 1st time I’ve seen these imported in >20 years!!!                  


                                                CATFISH SPECIES (INCLUDING FANCY PLECOS)


Ageneiosus           marmoratus                        9-10”                     125.00                   attractively patterned Peru ‘hammer head catfish’ – several impressive individuals 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

Ancistrus              minutus                 4-4.5”    35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.      lg wild Rio Tocantins collected, very attractive white spotted bristlenose pleco with marbled fins

Bagarius               yarelli                                   15”                         500.00 net             ‘giant devil Thai goonch cat’ individual of rarely imported size and girth - incredible fish!

Baryancistrus     subviridis                             4-5”        50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.      L200 ‘green phantom plecos’ of super size and color

                              sp. L142/LDA033               2-2.5”    35.00 or 2 @ 32.00 ea.      Rio Tapajos ‘snow ball plecos’, jet black with lg spot ‘snow ball’ spots

Cephalosilurus    apurensis                              8-9”                        225.00                   large Colombian ‘Apure orange jelly cat’; outstanding show cat/wet pet!

Corydoras            robustus                                3-3.5”    50.00 or 3 @ 45.00 ea.      wild Rio Pixuna; already huge w/ striking tall dorsal

                              sp. CW051                            1.5”        28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.      beautifully marked panda pattern on rarely imported wild Colombian Cory

Chaetostoma       cf. milesi                               2-2.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      L445 ‘black spotted bulldog pleco’- md growing, adorable & very efficient at algae control

Brachyplatystoma platynema                        5-6”                        200.00                   Peru ‘slobbering cats’ (formerly known as Goslina)-super impressive, rarely imported show cats

Farlowella           henriquei                              7-8”                        35.00                      Rio Araguaia; remarkable honeycomb pattern w/ iridescent blue. Awesome show ‘whiptail species’

Hassar                   orestis                                    3-4”        25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.      Peru ‘black top mouse cats’; peaceful, active, md growing, greenish Doradid cats    

Hemiancistrus     guahiborum                         3-4”        20.00 or 2 @ 17.00 ea.      L106 ‘spotted orange seam pleco’-md growing, hardy and colorful

                              sabaji                                     4”           35.00 or 2 @ 32.00 ea.      L075 Rio Tapajos; ornately marked ‘decorus pleco’ w/ tall spotted dorsal

                              sp. ‘blue phantom’              5”           50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.      L128 ‘blue phantom pleco’ - wild collected stock of impressive jumbo size

Hypostomus         soniae                                    3.5-4”                    45.00                      L137 Rio Tapajos ‘red fin blue eye pleco

Lasiancistrus       sp. L033                                3-3.5”    28.00 or 3 @ 25.00 ea.      Rio Araguaia; md growing, dark body w/ bold white spots, wide, flat head & body

Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias                          4-5”        50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.      L240 ‘Venezuelan vampire pleco’-jet black body covered in white polka dots

Lophiosilurus      alexandri                              5-6”     125.00 or 2 @ 115.00 ea.    Rio Sao Francisco pacman cats; such an unusual, incredibly cool cat!

Panaque                bathyphilus                          8-9”        100.00 or 2 @ 90.00 ea.    L090 Peru ‘white lyre tailed royal pleco’ – gorgeous, showy, highly impressive!

Peckoltia              braueri                                  4-5”                        50.00                      L305 Rio Branco; psychedelic maze/scribbling on head, orange fins – very beautiful & rare in trade             

                              compta                                  2.5-3”    45.00 or 4 @ 40.00 ea.      L134 ‘leopard frog pleco’; a must have for those attempting to breed plecos

                              lineola                                   3.5”        35.00 or 2 @ 32.00 ea.      L202 attractive wide, wavy black bars over a light colored body, hardy & md growing

Pimelodus            albofasciatus                       4”           15.00 or 3 @ 12.50 ea.      ‘four lined Pim cats; active species that mixes well in md-lg community tanks

Platystomatichthys sturio                                8-9”     125.00 or 2 @ 115.00 ea.    ‘sturgeon shovel-nosed cats’ – seldom imported; totally unique w/ impressive curved snouts, stays < 17”

Pseudacanthicus sp. L273                                2-2.5”                    135.00                   L273 ‘titanic pleco’; absolutely incredibly beautiful w/ red-orange & black marbling

Pseudolithoxus    anthrax                                 2.5-3”      20.00 or 2 @ 17.00 ea.     L235 ‘white spotted flyer pleco’ – highly unusual/unmistakably unique profile w/ lg pectorals

                                                                            5-6”          40.00 or 2 @ 35.00 ea.    L235 – the largest adults I have ever seen! Magnificent spread of airplane-like, totally spiny pectoral fins!

                              dumus                                    5-6”                        50.00                      L244 – very rare import of blk spotted gold, flat bodied, highly spiny and ornate pleco

Pseudopimelodus cf. mangurus ‘orange Jau Pedra’ 5-6” 150 or 2 @ 135 ea.   very rare collection of Rio Tocantins monster bee cats in limited quantity only

Pseudorinelepis  sp. L095                                10-11”     250.00 or 2 @ 225 ea.     real Rio Branco ‘orange cheek/orange fin pinecone plecos’ in impressive lg size

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

Pterygoplichthy  gibbiceps ‘albino’               2.5-3”                    15.00                      L083/L165 ‘albino sailfin pleco’ in juvenile size

Sorubimichthys planiceps                                4-4.5”                    75.00                      Peru ‘firewood cat’ juveniles, very rare import of incredibly showy, lg growing cats

Squaliforma        emarginata                          5-6”        20.00 or 2 @ 17.00 ea.      L011 ‘red fin thresher pleco’-uniquely stretched body covered in blk spots, red edged tail

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

Tatia                      musaica                                1.5”        75.00 or 5 @ 65.00 ea.      incredibly rare in trade, unbelievably attractive ‘Ninja woodcats’!

Trichomycterus  gabrielli                                                4-6”        28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.      rarely imported Brazilian ‘eel-like cat’; very attractive w/ jaguar spots over entire body

Zungaro               zungaro                                5-6”                        125.00                   formerly known as ‘Paulicea lutkeni’-lg growing, remarkably patterned show type cat from Peru


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

There is no minimum quantity of fish or invoice total for an 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