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 AUGUST 31st   


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.     cb ‘thread fin earth eater’; super showy species

Acaronia              nassa                                      4-5”                        20.00                      wild Peru; big red eyes, lg mouth, reflective brass scales, ornate fins

Aequidens             pallidus                                 1.5”         7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.          F1 Rio Branco, Brazil juves; super rare in the trade; intricately ornate turq. facial mask

Andinoacara       stalsbergi                              3.5-4”                    75.00                      very rare import of wild Peru ‘green terror’ w/ white trim & blue scales

                                                                            5-5.5”                    100.00                   next size up on wild young adults with super color

                                                                            6-7”                        125.00                   largest size available of wild imported adults; absolutely spectacular

Apistogramma    atahualpa ‘sunset’              1.5”                        30.00 pr                wild Peru blue & orange beauties; pairs sexed to the best of my ability

                              eremnopyge ‘strawberry’ 1.5”                       30.00 pr                wild Peru: a coveted Apisto in which males display remarkable red facial mask; pairs sexed to the best of my ability

                              sp. ‘Pebas morado’            1.5”                        30.00 pr                wild Peru: unique blue/purple colors of mature males are stunning; pairs sexed to the best of my ability

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

                              ocellatus ‘longfin red oscar’ 8”     35.00 or 2 @ 32.00 ea.       cb ‘longfin or veil tail red oscars’ in limited quantity

                              sp. ‘Orinoco oscar’            5-6”        20.00 or 3 @ 17.00 ea.      wild Rio Atabapo collected oscars; distinctly different from oscars collected in Peru or Brazil

Biotodoma           cupido ‘Itaya’                      4-4.5”    28.00 or 2 @ 25.00 ea.      wild adults in full blown pastel-rainbow colors

Caquetaia             kraussii                                 6-7”                        100.00 pr              wild breeding pair of beautiful yellow/green, orange-eyed piscivores

                                                                            8”                           150.00 pr              incredible jumbo wild pair from Upper Rio San Juan, Colombia

                              spectabilis                            2.5”        10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.         F2 juveniles of highly attractive, large mouthed, blue spangled & showy species

                                                                            5-6”        30.00 or 2 @ 27.00 ea.      lg F1 Rio Tapajos ‘specs’ displaying extensive blue spangles

                              umbrifera                            4-4.5”    40.00 or 4 @ 35.00 ea.      wild ‘blue freckled umbies’ from Giradot, Rio Magdalena

Cichla                    pinima                                   5-6”    125.00 or 2 @ 120.00 ea.     rare import of wild Rio Jaguaripe, Bahia collected stock-all 100% freeze dried food trained

                              temensis                                8-9”    125.00 or 2 @ 120.00 ea.     beautifully spangled wild Rio Atabapo ‘tems’ in two beefy sizes-100% pellet trained

Cichlasoma          amazonarum                       4-5”        20.00 or 2 @ 17.00 ea.      wild Rio Amapari, Brazil young adults; metallic gold & blk scales w/ highly ornate lattice patterned fins                      

Ex ‘Cichlasoma’ atromaculatum      2-2.5” @ 25.00 and 3-3.5” @ 35.00 ea.  wild stock from Rio Calima, Choco, Colombia of gorgeous orange/black/yellow lg growing rarity

                              festae                                     1.5”         8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.          F1 Ecuador ‘red terror’ juveniles; highly coveted, large growing & very colorful  

                              ornatum                                2.5-3”    40.00 or 4 @ 36.00 ea.      wild stock from Rio Calima, Choco (many folks ‘dream cichlid’) now available

Crenicara             punctulata                            1.5”                        12.50                      wild Peru red/orange finned md growing ‘checkerboard cichlid’

Geophagus           abalios                                  3.5-4”    25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.     great sized wild young adults of gorgeous red & green Orinoco earth eater

                              altifrons ‘Tocantins’         6-6.5” @ 65 and 7-8” @ 85.00        jumbo F1 adults! Rarely offered and extremely showy at extraordinary sizes

                              sp. ‘red head Tapajos’       1.5-2”    10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.        cb juveniles of ever popular ‘red head Tapajos’ race

                                                                            4-4.5”    65.00 or 3 @ 60.00 ea.     lg wild adults in gorgeous color; awesome for breeding stock or show fish

                              sveni                                      3.5-4”    85.00 or 3 @ 80.00 ea.     wild Rio Parana collected rarity; maybe most spectacular earth eater w/ longest streamers

                              winemilleri                          3.5-4.5” 50.00 or 3 @ 45.00 ea.     lg F1 beauties of super colorful, very showy red finned earth eater

Guianacara         cf. dacyra                             2.5-3”    35.00 or 3 @ 30.00 ea.     wild Rio Cumina (trib. of Trombetas), Brazil; bluish & gold ‘bandit acara’

                              stergiosi                                1.5-2”    10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.         cb ‘bandit acara’ w/ big lateral spot & lots of spangles

Gymnogeophagus balzani                             3-4”       20 male, 35 pr, 50 trio         cb young adults of gorgeous ylw belly/sided Rio Uruguay race

Heros                     efasciatus ‘rotkeil’             6-7”                        75.00                      jumbo wild males in full blown color; spectacular examples of this fish

                                                                          1.5”        10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.        cb ‘orange shoulder/rotkeil severums’

Hoplarchus          psittacus                                2.5-3”    25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.      F1 Orinoco ‘true parrot cichlids’; become stunning blue/green w/ red chest as adult

Hypselecara        temporalis                            5-5.5”    35.00 or 2 @ 32.00 ea.      wild Peru ‘chocolate cichlids’-already displaying red/purple color w/ red eyes

Laetacara            thayeri                                  1.5-2”      10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.       wild Peru ‘smiling acara’; semi-dwarf w/ pastel colors & mild disposition

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

Pterophyllum      leopoldi                                 2.5-3”    28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.      wild Rio Negro ‘Roman-nosed’ or ‘teardrop angels’ of solid md size

Satanoperca        jurupari ‘orange lip’         3.5-4”                    30.00                      wild ‘orange lip Peru jurupari’-diamond gold scales w/ unique orange lips

                              leucosticta                            1.5-2”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      F1 Guyana earth eaters known for ornately spangled muzzle and body

Symphysodon      aequifasciatus ‘green’       5-6”     150.00 or 2 @ 140.00 ea.    wild ‘royal red spot green discus’ from Rio Tarapaca, Colombia

                              aequifasciatus ‘red’           5”        150.00 or 2 @ 140.00 ea.     wild ‘red Rio Uatuma, Brazil discus’


                                                                        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’          1.5”           6.50 or 6 @ 5.50 ea.        F1 juves of blue/orange sided Costa Rica convicts

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

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

Amphilophus       citrinellus ‘wild Managua’ 7-8”     65.00 or 2 @ 60.00 ea.      black barred/redhead barred wild caught San Francisco Libre, Managua ‘barred midas’

                       citrinellus ‘Rio Tempisque’    3-3.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      F1 redhead barred midas cichlids from Costa Rica

                              labiatus - captive bred      6-6.5”    30.00 or 2 @ 28.00 ea       lg adolescents of captive bred true F1 Lago Nicaraguan ‘red devils’

                                                                       7-8”                        40.00                      large cb young adult Lago Nicaraguan red devil grow-very impressive young adults

  labiatus – wild Zapatera Island, L. Nicaragua 5-6”             55.00                      wild ‘red devils’ of deep red color pattern
                                          ‘barred’                8-9”                        65.00                      largest size of wild ‘barred devil’ 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

                                                                            2-2.5”       10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.      next size up on F2 juveniles from cream sickle colored parents

Archocentrus       centrarchus ‘Siquirres’     4-4.5”                    35.00                      wild Costa Rica ‘flier cichlids’ collected in Rio Pacuare watershed-rare offer of lg, mature wild adults

Cryptoheros        cutteri                                    1.25-1.5”               8.50                        smaller growing, attractive blue & ylw Honduran gems

Herichthys         carpintis ‘Chairel’                3-3.5”                    15.00                      cb grow outs of lg turquoise spotted, very colorful carpintis race

Hypsophrys         nematopus                            1.5”            7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.       F1 ‘blue faced neets’ from previous collecting trip in Rio Grande de Matagalpa, Nicaragua

                              nicaraguensis                      5-6”                        50.00 pr                beautifully colored cb adults from Costa Rican ‘macaw cichlids’

Parachromis       dovii                                      1.5”                        7.50                        F1 juvenile ‘wolf cichlids’ from Costa Rican collections in Rio Tempisque

Paraneetroplus   argentea                               3.5-4”                   25.00                      chunky adolescents of spectacular show species w/ blk freckles over pearl body

                              melanurus                            1.5”          7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.         juves. of orange/gold/blue ‘Rio Yaxha, Guatemala’ race

                              synspilus                               4.5-5”    28.00 or 2 @ 25.00 ea.     great sized cb adolescents of very red headed synspilus; beginning to display adult colors

Petenia                  splendida                              6-6.5”                    35.00                      cb young adult ‘red bay snook’ of super size and color

Rocio           octofasciata ‘gold dempsey’      7-8”                        40.00                      cb showy jumbo adult males of fully ‘gold Jack Dempsey’ w/ pink highlights

                    octofasciata ‘electric blue’        1.5”                        25.00                      cb ‘electric blue dempsey’ juveniles; super color and pattern

Tomocichla         sieboldi ‘Rio Gariche’       1.5”        8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.           F1 juveniles of attractive red spotted Panama race


                                                                VARIOUS OLD WORLD CICHLID SPECIES


Anomalochromis thomasi ‘Guinea’              1.5-2”                    10.00                      beautiful African ‘dwarf butterfly cichlids’ w/ prominent red/orange sides, blue spangles

Cyrtocara            moorii                                   2.5-3”    10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.         cb juveniles of ‘Malawi blue dolphin Haps’- matures to stunning show cichlid; solid blue w/ nuchal hump

Hemichromis      fasciatus                               3-3.5”                    35.00                      cb & rarely offered: large growing, red and gold predatory ‘jewel cichlid’

                                                                            4-5”                        50.00                      young adult males of great size and color in limited qty only

Paretroplus          menarambo                         2-2.5”    25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.      cb juveniles of large growing and showy ‘pin striped damba’ of Madagascar

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

Placidochromis  phenochilus ‘Tanzania’    2-2.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      deep blue colored Malawi species that develops large gold spots in maturity

Tilapia                  buttekoferi                           5-6”                        25.00                      highly attractive, lg growing & showy sp.; mixes well w/ lg. growing American species in lg. communities


                                                                NON CICHLID / ODDBALL SPECIES


Atractosteus         tropicanus                            16”                         150.00                   pet individual of large ‘tropical gar’; super pattern w/ slight bend at base of caudal

Awaous flavus                                    2.5-3”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      Para, Brazil ‘candy striped goby’; vertical maroon stripes on gold body

Chitala                  ornata ‘albino’                    18”                         150.00                   pet individual of large ‘albino clown knife’; distinct yellow ocellated spots, missing right eye

Distichodus          sexfasciatus                         3-3.5”    30.00 or 2 @ 27.00 ea.      wild ‘six bars’-gorgeous red/orange & black banded, lg growing showy Afr. characin

Dormitator          latifrons                                8”                           50.00                      very rare offer of individual Costa Rica ‘Pacific rainbow sleeper goby’

Gymnotus             chaviro                                 5”           75.00 or 2 @ 70.00 ea.      wild new import of ‘gold head zebra knife fish’

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

Metynnis               fasciatus                               4-4.5”    65.00 or 4 @ 60.00 ea.      Rio Capim ‘tiger striped silver dollars’; incredibly marked, outstanding in groups!

Moenkhausia       agnesae                                 1.5”          8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.         seldom imported, ml growing Peruvian tetra w/ blue eyes, blue scales & red stripes

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

Myleus              schomburgkii ‘wide bar’   4-4.5”        60.00 or 4 @ 50.00 ea.     very rarely imported wild ‘wide bar/blue hook’ silver dollars

                                                                          5-6”        85.00 or 3 @ 75.00 ea.     large ‘wide bar/blue hook’ silver dollars – very rare offer at this size

Osteoglossum      bicirrhosum                         5”           50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.     wild silver arowana from Colombia of chunky md size

Piaractus              macropomum                     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”          

Potamotrygon     cf. motoro                            14-15”                   500.00                   one of a kind Peruvian ‘celestial’ black ray covered in white stars and red spots

Pygocentrus         cariba                                    5-5.5”      85.00 or 4 @ 80.00 ea.    wild brilliant red ‘caribe piranha’ from Colombia in super chunky size

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

Scatophagus        tetracanthus                         2.5-3”    200.00 or 3 @ 185.00 ea.  very rarely imported fresh water ‘African banded scat’- incredible fish!!

Serrasalmus        compressus                          5-6”                        200.00                   rarely imported purple/black spotted, red finned piranha

                              spilopleura ‘ruby’              4-4.5”                    175.00                   wild Rio Tocantins collected rarity! Seldom correctly identified, colorful red eyed, red cheeked piranha

Tetragonopterus argenteus                             1.5”        7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.           md-lg growing ‘big eyed/red fin stoplight tetras’


                                                CATFISH SPECIES (INCLUDING FANCY PLECOS)


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

Ancistrus              claro                                      1.5-2”    25.00 or 4 @ 22.00 ea.      LDA008 wild Mato Grosso ‘gold marbled bristlenose plecos’-super breeding project species

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

                              sp. ‘albino bristlenose’      3.5-4”                    35.00                      awesome large cb large male ‘albino bushynose plecos’, aka Ancistrus sp. (4)

Bagarius               yarelli                                   15”                         500.00                   ‘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               2.5”        35.00 or 2 @ 32.00 ea.      Rio Tapajos ‘snow ball plecos’, jet black with lg spot ‘snow ball’ spots

                             xanthellus                             3-3.5”                    45.00                      L081 ‘gold nugget plecos’, lg size, yellow spots w/ thick yellow trimmed fins

Brachyrhamdia  meesi                                     1.5-2”    15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.      rarely imported ‘dwarf imitator Pim. cats’; very active, attractive, stays small

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

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

Hassar                   orestis                                    4”                           20.00                      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

Hypostomus         faveolus                                2.5-3”    25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.      L037 ‘honeycomb pleco’; remarkably patterned w/ bold honeycomb networking over head & back                 

Lasiancistrus       sp. L033                                4.5”                        35.00                      Rio Araguaia; md growing, dark body w/ bold white spots, wide, flat head & body

Leporacanthicus joselimai                              3-3.5”                    55.00                      L264 ‘sultan pleco’- Jacareacanga, Rio Tapajos collected- lg black polka dots w/ white tipped dorsal & caudal

Lophiosilurus      alexandri                              5-6”     100.00 or 2 @ 90.00 ea.       Rio Sao Francisco pacman cats; such an unusual, incredibly cool cat!

Ossancora            punctata                                2.5” @ 15.00 and 3-3.5” @ 20.00   attractively peppered, sm-md growing ‘spotted zipper/mouse cat’

Oxydoras             niger                                      6-7”                        40.00                      lg growing ‘purple/black turushuki catfish’; outstanding pet/show catfish species

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

                              cf. nigrofasciatus               10”                         200.00                   L330 jumbo ‘watermelon pleco’! 100% fully spotted show specimen

Panaqolus            albivermis                            1.5-2”    25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.      L204 ‘flash emperor pleco’; very bold ylw/blk barred, small growing pleco

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 3 @ 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 bold, attractive wide, wavy black bars over a light colored body, hardy & md growing

Pimelodus            albofasciatus                       4-4.5”    15.00 or 3 @ 12.50 ea.      ‘four lined Pim cats; active species that mixes well in md-lg community tanks

Pseudacanthicus spinosus                                5-6”                        125.00                   L160 ‘spiny monster plecos’, very impressive at this large size

                              sp. L025                                2.5-3”   150.00 or 2 @ 140.00 ea.   L025 ‘red devil spiny pleco’ – one of the most remarkable show pleco species

                              sp. L273                                2.5-3”   150.00 or 2 @ 140.00 ea.   L273 ‘red fin titanic pleco’ from Jacareacanga, Rio Tapajos; crazy patterned, highly showy pleco

Pseudancistrus    asurini                                   3.5-4”                    45.00                      L067 profusely white/yellow spotted w/ yellow trimmed fins

Pseudolithoxus    anthrax                                 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”       150.00                   very rare collection of Rio Tocantins monster bee cats in limited quantity only

Pseudorinelepis  sp. L095                                10-11”   225.00 or 2 @ 200.00 ea.  real Rio Branco ‘orange cheek/orange fin pinecone plecos’ in impressive lg size

Pterodoras           granulosus                           6-7”          25.00 or 2 @ 20.00 ea.    jumbo growing ‘prehistoric cats’ – awesome show cats; will not eat tank mates

Rhinodoras          boehlkei                                2-2.5”                    15.00                      Peru ‘marbled thorny catfish’; md growing, intricately marbled catfish

Scobiancistrus     aureatus                                2.5”        50.00 or 3 @ 45.00 ea.      L014 ‘sunshine pleco’; gorgeous orange finned, gold spotted, lg growing & showy pleco

Sorubimichthys planiceps                                5-6”                        50.00                      Peru ‘firewood cat’ - very rare import of giant growing cat; missing right pectoral fin

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

Tenellus                ternetzi                                  3-4”                        20.00                      md growing blue/purple-backed ‘mouse catfish’ w/ feathered barbells from Peru

Trachelyopterus galeatus                                3.5-4.5”                 35.00                      Peruvian ‘marbled wood cats’ w/ sharp ‘jaguar-like’ markings

Trichomycterus  gabrielli                                                5-6”        28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.      rarely imported Brazilian ‘eel-like cat’; very attractive w/ jaguar spots over entire body

Zungaro               zungaro                                8-9”                        150.00                   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 priority 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