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

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                                                                                                STOCK LIST FOR WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 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                                      2.5-3”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      wild Peru; big red eyes, lg mouth, reflective brass scales, ornate fins

Aequidens       diademaJenaro Herrera’    2-2.5”                    18.00                      wild Peru rainbow colored acara in juvenile size

                                                                        3-3.5”                    25.00                      next size up on wild Peru ‘rainbow acara’ already displaying brilliant color

                              metae                                     4-5”                        25.00                      F1 young adults of highly red, blue, ylw acara Colombian acara displaying adult color and markings

Andinoacara       stalsbergi                              1.5”            8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.     cb juveniles of incredible white trim ‘Peru green terror’

Apistogramma    atahualpa ‘Peru’                1.5-2”     20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.      wild Peru stock of ‘sunset Apisto’ – gorgeous violet w/ orange

                              borelliPantanal               1-1.25”   20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.     wild stock of high finned blue and gold beauties from Pantanal, Brazil

                              gephyra ‘Rio Negro’         1.5-2”     20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.      wild Brazilian gem w/ gold head & violet colored body

                              hippolytae ‘Rio Negro’     1.5-2”+  20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.     wild Brazil dwarf; org fins, turq. body; unique mini acara-like appearance

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

                              sp. ‘Acre orange belly’      1.25-1.5” 30.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.    rare collection of wild stock from Brazil state of Acre

                              sp. ‘morado’ ‘Peru’            1.5-2”    20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.     wild Peru ‘purple Apisto’ – striking royal blue to purple w/ yellow fins

Astronotus            ocellatus ‘red oscar          4-4.5”    12.50 or 4 @ 10.00 ea.      captive bred ‘red oscar’ juveniles – great wet pets with color and personality +

                              ocellatus ‘Marajo’             8-9”        55.00 or 2 @ 50.00 ea.      lg wild oscars from Marajo Island, Brazil-bright red spots w/ blk bars!

           cf. 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     5-6”       55.00 or 2 @ 50.00 ea.       blk/gold banded ‘Sao Paulo bumble oscar’- remarkably patterned, rare offer

Biotodoma           cupidoNanay                   2.5-3”                    18.00                      wild Rio Nanay cupido – very attractive, pastel-colored, md. Growing gem

                                                                          4-4.5”    35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.      wild Rio Nanay adults in full splendor!

                              cupido ‘Araguaia’              1.5-2”                    25.00                      rare collection of wild Rio Araguaia juveniles

Bujurquina          robusta                                  3-4”                        35.00                      wild Peru, iridescent gold, mouth brooding acara – a beautiful and rare import

Caquetaia             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 @ 22.00 ea.      chunky F1 grow outs of F1 Rio Tapajos ‘specs’ beginning to display blue spangling

                                                                            8-11”                     250.00 pr              incredible wild breeding pair (same ones as seen on home page)!

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

                                   ‘Rio Magdalena’         3.5-4”     40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.      real wild collected (unsexed) blue-freckled umbies– rare offer!!

Chaetobranchus flavescens                             4-5”                        65.00                      wild adults from Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre, Brazil

Cichla              orinocensis ‘Rio Vichada’     2.5-3”      25.00 or 4 @ 22.50 ea.    wild juveniles of nice chunky size now available! R. Vichada is tributary of R. Orinoco

Cichlasoma       festae                                     1”              7.50 or 6 @ 7.00 ea.        juveniles of real ‘Ecuador red terror’ from amazing colored pair now available

Crenicichla          jegui                                      3.5-4”                    125.00                   very rare collection of wild <looking!>  Rio Tocantins pikes

                              lenticulata                            13”                         125.00                   very colorful jumbo female ‘lent pike’-long term tank maintained, very good condition

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

                              altifrons ‘Tapajos’             4-5”        65.00 or 3 @ 60.00 ea.     wild young adults of absolutely stunning, lg growing earth eater

                              iporagensis                          2.5-3”    12.50 or 4 @ 10.00 ea.     cb juveniles of colorful, beautifully spangled, large growing S. Brazil earth eater

                              steindachneri                       2-2.5”     10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.        F1 uniquely colored/very attractive ‘green-faced red hump Geos’ from Colombia

Gymnogeophagus meridionalis ‘Norte’       2.5-3”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      bright blue, gold, and red striped cb Uruguay earth eater w/ blue spotted tail

          rhabdotus ‘neon blue/Valentines’      2.5-3”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      bright blue and red striped Uruguay earth eater with blue striped tail

Heroina                                isonycterina                         3-3.5”    20.00 or 3 @ 17.50 ea.      F1 grow outs of unique red-eyed, barred green, oval bodies md growing, new/rare import

                                                                            4-4.5”    25.00 or 2 @ 22.00 ea.      adolescent grow outs of F1 stock displaying attractive mature coloration

Heros                     sp. ‘rotkeil                           3-3.5”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      md captive bred sized ‘red shoulder/rotkeil severum’; beginning to color up-stunning as adult!

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

Hypselecara        temporalis ‘Peru’               5-5.5”    28.00 or 2 @ 25.00 ea.      young adult, mature colored red/purple/green wild ‘Peru chocolate cichlids’

Ivanacara            adoketa ‘Rio Uaupes’        2-2.5”                    100.00                   crazy colored/patterned wild young adults – pairs available!

Laetacara            thayeri                                  3-3.5”                   15.00                      wild Peru ‘smiling acara’-a ‘lg dwarf species’ w/ ylw & blk facial markings, ornate ylw fins

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

Mikrogeophagus ramirezi ‘electric blue’    1.5-2”    15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.      ‘electric blue rams’ – glowing color on peaceful and small growing dwarf cichlid

                              ramirezi ‘Rio Meta’          1.5-2”    12.50 or 4 @ 10.00 ea.      jumbo wild Colombian ‘blue rams’ in excellent condition/gorgeous color!

Pterophyllum      scalare ‘Peru spotted’       lg-xl       35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.      wild Peru adult angels w/ blue sheen and spots on boldly barred body

Satanoperca        acuticeps                               2.5-3”    25.00 or 3 @ 20.00 ea.      wild Rio Tapajos earth eaters; unique 4 spotted flanks on lime body w/ tall dorsal

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

                              lilith                                       5-5.5”    55.00 or 2 @ 50.00 ea.      wild from Santarem, Brazil – large growing, rarely imported- must-have for earth eater collectors/fans

Uaru                      amphiacanthoides              2.75-3”  20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.     juvenile cb Uaru of chunky md size; very impressive show cichlid as adult!


                                                                        CENTRAL AMERICAN CICHLIDS


Amatitlania     cf. nigrofasciata ‘marbled’ 1.25-1.5”               7.50                        juvenile ‘calico/marbed convicts’ bred from select super marbled pairs

                              siquia ‘Rio Animas’           2.5-3”                    18.00                      wild juves collected up by CR/Nica. Border-notable blue body, male w/ red fins, fem w/ orange

                              siquia ‘Rio Cabuya           1.25-1.5”    7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.      F2 juveniles of ‘Rio Cabuya Nicoya Peninsula’ Costa Rican orange-colored convicts

                                                                        2-2.5”        12.50 or 4 @ 10.00 ea.  next size up on highly colorful Costa Rican convict

                              siquia ‘Rio Tempisque     3-4”                        18.00                      wild orange sided/blue faced CR convicts; boldly colored/marked; outstanding example of convict cichlids!

  cf. siquia ‘Honduran redpoint-leucistic’ 1.5-2”     7.50                        leucistic/platinum’ form of cb Hond. RP: high shine pearl body-beautiful little fish

Amphilophus       hogabomorum                    1-1.25”                  7.50                        F1 Rio Choluteca beasts from AquaMojo’s Honduran-collected breeders             

                              labiatus                                 4-4.5”    20.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      adolescent captive bred Lago Nicaraguan ‘red devils’; coloring up nicely

                                                                            5-5.5”    25.00 or 3 @ 20.00 ea.      lg adolescents available of captive bred true 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”                        50.00                      ltd qty of yellow/ylw & white male cb Lago Nicaraguan red devils available (photos available)

Archocentrus       centrarchus                          3.5-4”    15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea       cb Nicaraguan ‘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      grammodes                          1.5-2”                    8.50                        cb juves of highly colorful red and blue spangled, md. growing guapote

                                                                            3.5-4”                    25.00                      super sized cb grow outs with super red and blue color

                              salvini                                   1.5-2”                    7.50                        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

                                                                            3”+                         25.00                      young sexed males beginning to color up

                     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

Cryptoheros        panamensis                          1.5-2”                    12.50                      cb juves - beautiful red form of highly desirable sm-md growing species

                              sajica                                     1.5”                        7.50                        cb juves of highly requested blue and yellow, sm-md growing beauty

                                                                            2-2.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.     next size up on colorful cb grow outs

Herichthys           carpintisEscondida        1-1.5”                    7.50                        the real thing - big spotted, Laguna Escondida juveniles bred in my facility

Hypsophrys (formerly Neetroplus) nematopus 2-2.5”             12.50                      F1 juveniles of stock I collected in Rio Grande de Matagalpa, Nicaragua

Nandopsis             tetracanthus                         1.25-1.5”   7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.       juves of cb ‘Cuban cichlids’- showy as adult w/ attractive blk & wht mosaic pattern

Parachromis       dovii ‘Rio Tempisque      1.5”                        8.50                        1st time offer of F1 juves ‘wolf cichlids’ from gorgeous adults collected in Rio Tempisque, Costa Rica

                              loisellei ‘Rio Banano       3-3.5”                    28.00                      wild adolescents collected from SE Costa Rica watershed-remarkable orange base body color

                                                                        4-4.5”                    35.00                      wild gold/orange young adults displaying characteristic color

Paraneetroplus ‘formerly Paratheraps & Vieja species’

                              argentea                               2-2.5”    15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.      juveniles of super showy species w/ blk freckled pearl body and tall profile

                              fenestratus ‘blue’                3-3.5”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.      cb red head/blue ‘Rio Antigua’ fenes; very impressive and highly colorful as adult

                                                                          4-4.5”    20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.      next size up on ‘Rio Antigua’ grow outs beginning to color up

                              fenestratus ‘pink’               3-3.5”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.      cb juves of red/pink and black marbled form of very impressive, lg growing species

                                                                          4-4.5”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.      next size up on grow outs that are changing color to pink

                              heterospilus                         2-2.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      cb juves of seldom offered, mild-mannered & colorful Guatemalan treat

                      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

                              synsplilus                              4-4.5”    20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.      cb adolescents of really red-headed race already beginning to display color

                                                                            7-8”                        50.00                      lg sized, highly colorful cb young adults of really red-headed race

Rocio                     octofasciata ‘gold dempsey’ 5-6”  50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.      cb lg showy adult males of fully gold jack Dempsey!

                              ‘electric pink dempsey     2”          25.00 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.        incredible line bred form of dempsey featuring pink & gold body w/ intricate dark blue markings!               


                                                                VARIOUS OLD WORLD CICHLID SPECIES


Hemichromis      sp. ‘turquoise’                      3-3.5”    12.50 or 4 @ 10.00 ea.      cb ‘electric turquoise’ colored sides with red and blue fins-highly colorful md growing jewel

Paratilapia          sp. ‘small spot’                    2”           12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      juveniles of Madagascar species ‘small spot polleni’ w/ jet blk body, gold & turq. spangles

Pelmatochromis buettikoferi                2.5-3” fem/4-5” male  35.00 pr                seldom offered, cb very attractive/colorful red & yellow West African treat


                                                                NON CICHLID / ODDBALL SPECIES


Acestrorhynchus pantaneiro                           5”                           65.00                      extremely rare import of Pantanal ‘red fin barracuda’! Already eating 100% frozen/freeze dried foods

Arapaima             gigas                                      10”                         275.00                   lg sized (for imported fish) of legendary Amazon ‘pima’ – ltd # of super sized, well conditioned individuals

Astyanax              aeneus                                   2.5-3”      12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.     iridescent green sided, highly active wild Costa Rican tetras

Brachyrhaphis    rhabdophorus                     1.25-2.5”     5 lot @ 40.00                 wild Costa Rican live bearer from Rio Tempisque drainage; sunset colored w/ orng & blk fins & vertical bars on body

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

Characidium       fasciatum                             2.5-3”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.     wild ‘tiger darter characin’ from Mage, Rio de Janeiro- cool poise and comport of small, peaceful aquarium denizen

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

Esox                       americanus                          4-5”                        85.00                      ‘red fin pickerel’! Grows to only 12” & highly colorful.  Uniquely predatory species that can be kept as tropical

Hoplias                 curupira ‘black wolf fish’ 8”                          220.00                   ‘Orinoco black wolf fish’ of great md size

Hydrolycus          armatus                                5-6”        85.00 or 3 @ 75.00 ea       Orinoco armatus! Avail. only few weeks per year;  great, hardy md size - fully frozen food trained now

Laemolyta           taeniata                                 5-7”        75.00 or 2 @ 70.00 ea.      super rarely imported Anostomid with striking silver belly/thick black horizontal stripe/brass back

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

Metynnis               fasciatus                               4-4.5”    55.00 or 3 @ 50.00 ea.       real ‘banded silver dollars’ from Rio Capim, Brazil – bold tiger stripes/very attractive!

Mylesinus             paraschomburgkii             4-4.5”    65.00 or 3 @ 60.00 ea.      Rio Tapajos ‘dolphin pacu’-highly unusual and very rare import of ‘collector silver dollar species’

Myleus                  micans                                   9-10”             425.00 ea. net cost      very rare import of highly coveted Rio Sao Francisco blood-red fin pacu-type-incredible show fish!

Osphronemus      laticlavius                            14”                         150.00                   jumbo ‘red fin goramy’ – attractive blue body with deep red fins

Osteoglossum      bicirrhosum                         9-10”                     85.00                      wild Colombian silver arowana of great md size

Paracheirodon    axelrodi                ‘cardinal tetra’   lg                       12 lot @ 30.00           jumbo wild ‘Colombian cardinals’ for one of the most inspiring and colorful school of fish!

Piaractus             brachypomus ‘albino’        14-15”                   150.00                   1st US imported, largest size offered of ‘albino pacu

                              mesopotamicus                   5”             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 ‘Limon’             2.5-3.5”                 45.00 trio              wild Costa Rica, lg growing blue spangled molly with red/orange trimmed fins

Potamotrygon     motoro ‘marbled’              10”                  325.00-400.00            select top quality wild Orinoco marbles-each w/ unique & stunning patterns; photos available

Salminus               brasiliensis                           5-6”                        125.00                   wild Pantanal ‘gold Brazil dorado’ in robust medium size

Scleropages         jardini                                   4”                           75.00                      juvenile Australian arowana – solid/robust body on truly stunning and prehistoric species!                                                                        

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

Tetragonopterus argenteus ‘Rio Tocantins’ 3-3.5”  40.00 or 3 @ 35.00 ea.      huge-eyed, seldom imported red-finned tetra grows to 5-6”!

Tucanoichthys    tucano ‘Rio Uaupes’          md          30.00 or 5 @ 28.00 ea.      rarely offered/newly imported ‘toucan tetras’ – highly coveted for nano tanks and breeding


                                                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”        45.00 or 3 @ 40.00 ea.      lg sized ‘marbled thorny cats’ from Rio Apeu, Brazil.  A seldom imported, long time favorite for md sized tank mates

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

Anadoras              weddelli                                1.5-2”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.      wild, md growing attractive marbled thorny cats from Pantanal – really fun to view; active and gregarious catfish

Auchenoglanis    occidentalis                          17”                         200.00                   jumbo ‘giraffe nosed cat’ from home tank w/ remarkably clear retention of bold, round spots over body & fins

Baryancistrus     beggini                                  3.5-4”                    40.00                      L239 ‘blue Panaque pleco’ – jumbo size of deep navy blue, md growing and hardy pleco

                              sp. ‘snow ball pleco           2.5-3”                    35.00                      LDA33/L142 ‘snow ball pleco’ from Rio Tapajos–bold contrast of lg white polka dots on jet black body & fins

Corydoras            ambiacus                              1.5-2”      10.00 or 4 @ 8.50 ea.       wild Peru ‘Cory cat’ with iridescent green sides covered in large black spots

                              ephippifer                            2-2.5”    35.00 or 3 @ 32.00 ea.      seldom imported, wild lg growing Rio Amapari Cory; gold collar, black saddle, pepper-spotted body – very attractive

                             nattereri                               1.5-2”                    15.00                      wild blue lined Cory cat from Mage, Rio de Janeiro

                              virginiae                               2.5-3”                    25.00                      seldom imported wild Peru ‘Cory cat’ w/ sharp blk bandit eye stripe & blk saddle on each side of gold/green nape

                              weitzmani                             2-2.5”    25.00 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.      rarely imported, remarkable wild Peru ‘Cory cat’ with large, bold ‘panda saddle/spots’

Hemiancistrus     subviridis                             3.5-4”                    40.00                      L200 ‘green phantom pleco’ – lime green body with yellow spots and yellow fins – very attractive and hardy

Hoplosternum     magdalenae                         4-5”        25.00 or 2 @ 22.00 ea.      wild Colombian ‘hoplo cats’ – totally unique and peaceful md growing cat, one of the best to root around substrate day/night

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

Hypancistrus       sp. ‘mega clown’ 2-3”                        28.00                      L340 – stays small, hardy w/ very attractive blk/white maze pattern

Megalonema       platycephalum                    5-6”                        100.00                   very striking ‘Pim cat’ w/ opalescent, highly reflective pearl-like skin; stays < 10”

Leiarius                pictus                                     10-12”                   200.00                   large and knock out attractive ‘painted sailfin cats’-bold pattern, huge dorsal, long banded barbels-crazy looking show cats!

Leporacanthicus galaxias                               2.5-3”                    50.00                      L240 ‘vampire plecos’ – stunning large cream polka dots on jet black, long-nosed pleco!

                              triactis                                   3.5-4”                    65.00                      L091 ‘triple beacon pleco’-remarkable orange/black banded dorsal, adipose, & caudal fin

                              sp. L263                                4-4.5”    85.00 or 2 @ 80.00 ea.      rare import of L263 from Rio Tapajos-grey spiny body covered in black spots, white tipped fins     

Lophiosilurus      alexandri                              3-3.5”    130.00 or 2 @ 125.00 ea.  Rio Sao Francisco pacman cats; such an unusual, incredibly cool cat!

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

                cf. nigrolineatus ‘watermelon’     6-8”        55.00 or 2 @ 50.00 ea.      L330 ‘spotted royal/watermelon royal plecos’ – stunning display plecos

                cf. nigrolineatus ‘green royal’      2.5-3”    35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.      L191 Orinoco ‘green royal pleco’ w/ unique broken lined pattern       

Peckoltia              braueri                                  2.5-3”                    50.00                      L305 from Rio Branco, Roraima w/ orange fin & maze-like decorated head

                              sp. L288                                3-4”        35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.      rare import of L288 from Rio Tapajos- boldly barred, gold body, orange/red fins

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

                              sp. L025                                3”                           225.00                   L025 amazing scarlet fin cactus plecos from Rio Xingu

                              sp. L097                                3-3.5”                    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 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.    ‘Peru pinecone pleco’ similar to L152, black spotted body, develops orange fins spines

Pterodoras           granulosus                           3-4”          15.00 or 3 @ 12.50 ea.    jumbo growing ‘prehistoric cats’ – awesome show cats; will not eat tank mates

                                                                            5-6”          25.00 or 2 @ 20.00 ea.    great chunky size of stately and impressive ‘prehistoric cats’

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

Scleromystax      barbatus                               2.5-3”                    28.00                     large growing, highly impressive, wild ‘Cory cat’ from Mage, Rio de Janeiro

                             prionotus                              1.5-2”                    25.00                      seldom imported, elongated species from Mage, Rio de Janeiro

Synodontis           decorus                                 5”                           35.00                      great sized, very showy African catfish that can be kept in md-lg communities

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

Tetranematichthys quadrifilis              2.5-3”/3.5-4”         28.00/35.00                 two sizes of seldom imported, crazy-looking ‘shoe head cats’; red marbled, hammerhead-looking rarities

Trachelyopterichthys taeniatus                3-3.5”/5”            28.00/35.00                 two sizes of attractive, gold & black striped cats – very ornate color & pattern on seldom seen catfish


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