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

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                                                                                                STOCK LIST FOR WEEK OF JULY 21ST  


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


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

                              tetramerus ‘Peru’               3.5-4”                    18.00                      wild Peru acara; matures into iridescent green adult w/ red throat

                                                                          5-6”                        30.00                      young adult males in ltd qty now available

Andinoacara       stalsbergi                              1.5”        15.00 or 5 @ 12.50 ea.     cb juveniles of incredible white trim ‘Peru green terror’

Apistogramma    agassiziIgarape Jua      2.5”                        25.00                      wild males only of beautiful turquoise colored Brazilian morph-ltd qty only

                              agassiziBarra Mansa’    1.25-1.75”            25.00                      wild adolescents, predominantly sky blue with gold – beautiful race

                              gephyra ‘Rio Negro’         1.25-1.75”            25.00                      wild adolescents of Brazilian gem w/ gold head & violet colored body

                              hippolytae ‘Rio Negro’     1.5-2”                    25.00                      wild adolescents from Brazil; org fins, turq. body; unique mini acara-like appearance

Astronotus            ocellatus ‘red oscar          3-4”        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

Austaloheros       scitulus                                  2.5-3”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      F2 Lunarejo, Uruguay pastel-colored ‘chanchito-type’ w/ attractive red chest and yellow face

Caquetaia             spectabilis                            3-3.5”    20.00 or 3 @ 18.00 ea.      F1 Rio Tapajos juveniles of incredibly beautiful, blue spangled Brazilian gem

                                                                            4-4.5”                    25.00                      chunky F1 grow outs of F1 Rio Tapajos ‘specs’ beginning to display blue spangling

                      umbrifera ‘Rio Magdalena’    3-3.5”                    40.00                      real wild collected (unsexed) blue-freckled umbies in two sizes– rare offer!!

Cichla              orinocensis ‘Rio Vichada’     2-2.5”        25.00 or 4 @ 22.50 ea.  wild juveniles of nice chunky size now available! R. Vichada is tributary of R. Orinoco
Crenicichla          lugubris ‘red Tapajos l’    6-7”                        175.00                   wild Rio Arapiuns origin-purported to be the reddest race of this stunning all red pike cichlid!

                              marmorata ‘Rio Xingu’   6-7”                        150.00                   ltd qty of very rarely imported black/white Rio Xingu marbled pikes

Dicrossus              maculatus ‘Tapajos’          1.5-2”     20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.    wild ‘checker board cichlids’ from Brazil – remarkably patterned dwarf cichlids

Geophagus           abalios                                  1.25-1.5” 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

                              brasiliensis                           7-7.5”                    50.00                      absolutely stunning color and size on cb jumbo adults! Pairs available

                              iporagensis                          2.5-3.5”   15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.    cb juveniles of colorful, beautifully spangled, large growing S. Brazil earth eater

                              steindachneri                       2-2.5”      10.00 or 4 @ 8.50 ea.       F1 uniquely colored/very attractive ‘green-faced red hump Geos’ from Colombia

                              sp. ‘red head Tapajos’       3-3.5”                    25.00                      great size on cb adolescent/young adults showing great color

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                         2-2.5”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.      F1 juveniles of unique and spectacular, md growing, new/rare import

                                                                            3-3.5”                    20.00                      adolescent grow outs of F1 stock beginning to display attractive mature coloration

Heros                     sp. ‘rotkeil                           4-4.5”                    25.00                      adolescent/young adults of beautifully colored cb ‘red shoulder severum

                              sp. ‘super red severum   3-3.5”      30.00 or 3 @ 28.00 ea.      great size and awesome color on highly sought after ‘super red severum

Hoplarchus          psittacus ‘Rio Atabapo    4-5”                        65.00                      wild ‘true parrot cichlids’! large growing and stunning looking as adult!

Hypselecara        temporalis                            4-5”                        25.00                      super size on 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            araguaiae ‘Rio Tapajos’  2-2.5”    20.00 or 4 @ 18.00 ea.     wild ‘buckelkopf’-rainbow of color on dwarf ‘smiling acara

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

Mesonauta           acora                                     3-3.5”                    25.00                      wild Rio Bujaru, Brazil ‘banded festivum’ – sharp fish, uncommon import

Mikrogeophagus ramirezi ‘electric blue’    1.5”        18.00 or 5 @ 15.00 ea.      ‘electric blue rams’ – glowing color on peaceful and small growing dwarf cichlid

                              ramirezi ‘Rio Meta’          1.5-2.5”                 12.50                      jumbo wild Colombian ‘blue rams’ in excellent condition/gorgeous color!

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

                              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 @ 18.00 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’           2-3”                        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

                              siquia ‘Rio Tempisque     2.5-3”      18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.    wild collected orange sided/blue faced Costa Rican convicts

                                                                          3.5-4”                    25.00                      large wild adults of boldly colored/marked; outstanding example of convict cichlids!

              cf. siquia ‘Honduran red point’      1.25-1.5”               7.50                        cb ’Rio Danli’ juveniles that mature to display attractive blue body w/red tail

  cf. siquia ‘Honduran redpoint-leucistic’ 1.25-1.5”   7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.        leucistic/platinum’ form of cb Hond. RP: high shine pearl body-beautiful little fish

Amphilophus       labiatus                                 4-4.5”    20.00 or 3 @ 18.00 ea.      adolescent captive bred Lago Nicaraguan ‘red devils’; coloring up nicely

                                                                            5-5.5”    28.00 or 2 @ 25.00 ea.      lg adolescents available of captive bred true Lago Nicaraguan ‘red devils’

                                                                            6-6.5”                    35.00                      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)

                              sagittae                                 1”                           10.00                      F2 juves from gorgeous mostly white w/ red adults – the most rarely occurring color morph in wild

Archocentrus       centrarchus                          3-3.5”    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”        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

                              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 beginning to display color

                     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”        12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      cb juves - beautiful red form of highly desirable sm-md growing species

                              sajica                                     1.5”           8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.        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           

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

                              nicaraguensis                      4-4.5”                    25.00                      cb adolescents of highly colorful ‘macaw cichlids’ already displaying great color

Parachromis       dovii ‘Rio Tempisque      1-1.25”                  8.50                        1st time offer of F1 juves from gorgeous adults collected in Rio Tempisque, Costa Rica

                              dovii ‘L. Nicaragua’          2-2.5”                    10.00                      cb huge growing, turquoise colored Lago Nicaraguan bred wolf cichlids

                              loisellei ‘Rio Tempisque 1.5-2”                    12.50                      wild juveniles of very colorful gold w/ orange finned Costa Rican guapote

                                                                          3-3.5”    28.00 or 4 @ 25.00 ea.      wild adolescents of next size up displaying color

                              loisellei ‘Rio Banano       4-4.5”    38.00 or 2 @ 35.00 ea.      wild gold/orange young adults; collected from SE Costa Rica watershed-remarkable color/pattern!

                              managuensisSiquirres   6-7”                        40.00                      wild Costa Rican ‘jaguar cichlids’ of great size with bold markings

Paraneetroplus ‘formerly Paratheraps & Vieja species’

                              bifasciatus                            4-4.5”    20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.      cb adolescents of lg growing, highly impressive red-spotted head beauties

                              fenestratus ‘blue’                3-3.5”    15.00 or 5 @ 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

                                                                          10-12”                   175.00 pr              giant breeding pair of cb ‘Rio Antigua’ adults-super color on prolific pair

                              fenestratus ‘pink’               3-3.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      cb juves of red/pink and black marbled form of very impressive, lg growing species

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

                      maculicauda ‘Rio Banano     3-3.5”    20.00 or 4 @ 17.50 ea.      wild adolescent ‘black belt cichlids’ collected in Costa Rica-lg growing & impressive species

                                                                          4-5”                        35.00                      wild young adult ‘black belt cichlids’ beginning to display bold markings and color

                              synspilus                               5-6”                        35.00                      adolescent/young adults of distinctly red-headed cb beauties

Petenia                  splendida                              6-7”                        60.00 pr                ‘red bay snook’ m/f pair- menacing appearance, yet mild mannered temperament

Rocio                     ‘electric blue dempsey     2-2.5”       22.50 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.   electric blue dempseys of outstanding color and pattern!

                              ‘electric pink dempsey     1.25-1.5”  36.00 or 4 @ 32.00 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

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                           4-5”                        65.00                      extremely rare import of Pantanal ‘red fin barracuda’!

Astyanax              aeneus                                   2-3”      12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.        iridescent green sided, highly active wild Costa Rican tetras

Brachyrhaphis    rhabdophorus                     1.5-2”          5 lot @ 40.00                 wild Costa Rican live bearer from Rio Tempisque drainage; sunset colored w/ orng & blk fins & vertical bars on body

                              roseni                                    1.5-2”          5 lot @ 50.00                 wild red-finned ‘cardinal Brachy’ live bearer from La Cuesta/Laurel in extreme S. Costa Rica

Characidium       fasciatum                             1.5-2.5” 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                      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

Dormitator          latifrons                                7-9”        45.00 or 2 @ 40.00 ea.      glowing rainbow colored ‘fat sleeper gobies’! Mostly red w/ yellow & blue-rare import from Pacific slope of Costa Rica

Glossolepis           pseudoincisus                      2.5-3”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      Tami River rainbowfish: incredibly deep red colored species; a spectacle for sm-md communities

Hemigrammus    ulreyi                                     1.5”        10.00 or 6 @ 8.50 ea.         ideal for small community/dwarf cichlid tank - wild Rio Paraguay ‘broken line tetra

Hoplias                 curupira ‘black wolf fish’ 7-8”                       220.00                   ‘Orinoco black wolf fish’ of great md size

Hydrolycus          armatus                                5”           85.00 or 3 @ 75.00 ea       real Orinoco armatus! Highly seasonal / available only few weeks per year;  great, hardy md size on hand now!!

Laemolyta           taeniata                                 5-6”                        85.00                      super rarely imported Anostomid with striking silver belly/thick black horizontal stripe/brass back

Lepomis                marginatus                          2-2.5”                    12.50                      F1 bred ‘dollar sunfish’ – an absolutely gorgeous orange spotted, mild mannered, small-growing warm water sunfish

Leporinus             fasciatus ‘Rio Tocantins’ 4-4.5”                     60.00                      unique and striking Brazilian characin with bold irregular black bands on gold body, red fins

                              pellegrini ‘Rio Tocantins’ 3.5-4.5”                75.00                      seldom imported characin with wild spots and bands alternating pattern on gold body!
Lutjanus               griseus                                   3-3.5”                    50.00                      freshwater collected juveniles of yellow sided snapper w/ brilliant blue facial stripes; can hang w/ cichlids!

Melanotaenia      boesmani                              2.5-3”    18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      very striking rainbowfish: blue/purple head with yellow/orange back end

                              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”   115.00 or 3 @ 100.00 ea.   real ‘banded silver dollars’ from Rio Capim, Brazil – bold tiger stripes/very attractive!

Mylesinus             paraschomburgkii             4-4.5”    85.00 or 3 @ 75.00 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!

Osteoglossum      bicirrhosum                         7-8”                        85.00                      wild Colombian silver arowana of great md size

Paracheirodon    axelrodi                ‘cardinal tetra’   xl         12 for 30.00, 25 for 45.00    jumbo wild ‘Colombian cardinals’ for one of the most inspiring and colorful school of fish!

Piaractus             brachypomus ‘albino’        12-14”                   150.00                   1st US imported, largest size offered of ‘albino pacu

                              mesopotamicus                   3-3.5”      28.00 or 3 @ 25.00 ea.    rare import of ‘yellow belly pacu’, ‘pacu caranha’- looks like giant pacu but grows to only 18”

                                                                            4-4.5”      35.00 or 3 @ 32.00 ea.    next size up of seldom seen in trade ‘yellow belly pacu

Poecilia                 gilliTempisque                2.5-3.5”                 45.00 trio              wild Rio Tempisque, lg growing orange spotted molly with red/orange fins

                              mexicana ‘Limon’             3-3.5”                    45.00 trio              wild lg and gorgeous adults of Costa Rica molly w/ fluorescent orange edged fins on male

Potamotrygon     motoro ‘marbled’              9-10”              350.00-400.00            select top quality wild Orinoco marbles; each with unique and stunning patterns

Rivulus                  hildebrandi                          2.5-3”                    15.00                      wild Rio Chirrique, red/brown marbled Panama killifish

Serrasalmus        rhombeus                             7-8”                        275.00                   big, bad, black Tocantins piranha!  Lg diamond scales, red eyes & operculum, thick jaw-100% pellet trained:)

Scleropages         jardini                                   3-3.5”                    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’ 2-2.5”    25.00 or 4 @ 22.50 ea.     huge-eyed, seldom imported red-finned tetra grows to 5-6”!

                                                                          3-3.5”                    40.00                      large sized, very impressive individuals available in very ltd qty only

Tucanoichthys    tucano ‘Rio Uaupes’          1”           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)


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

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

                              xanthellus ‘gold nugget’   2.5-3”                    35.00                      L081 ‘gold nugget pleco’ from Rio Xingu-one of the favorite fancy plecos w/ gold polka dots and gold trimmed fins

                              sp. ‘snow ball pleco           2-3”                        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                      wild Peru ‘Cory cat’ with iridescent green sides covered in large black spots

                              ephippifer                            2-2.5”    35.00 or 4 @ 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                      rarely imported, remarkable wild Peru ‘Cory cat’ with large, bold ‘panda saddle/spots’

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!

Hemiancistrus     sabaji                                     3.5-4”                    35.00                      L075 ‘decorus pleco’ from Rio Tapajos; ornate lg blk spots on yellow body and throughout tall spotted dorsal

                             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                      wild Colombian ‘hoplo cats’ – totally unique and peaceful md growing cat, one of the best to root around substrate day/night

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

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                               4-5”        85.00 or 2 @ 80.00 ea.      rare import of L263 from Rio Tapajos-grey spiny body covered in black spots, white tipped fins

Panaque                armbrusteri ‘Xingu’          3.5”                        65.00                      L027 red finned, long nosed royal pleco; a true pleco-collector’s cat!

                cf. nigrolineatus ‘watermelon’     6-8”                        65.00                      L330 ‘spotted royal/watermelon royal plecos’ – stunning display plecos

                cf. nigrolineatus ‘green royal’      2.5-3”                    40.00                      L191 Orinoco ‘green royal pleco’ w/ unique broken lined pattern       

Peckoltia              braueri                                  2.5-3”                    55.00                      L305 from Rio Branco, Roraima w/ orange fin & maze-like decorated head

                              sp. L288                                3-3.5”    40.00 or 3 @ 35.00 ea.      rare import of L288 from Rio Tapajos- boldly barred, gold body, orange/red fins

Pimelodella         gracilis                                  4-5”                        15.00                      ‘blue lined Pim cats’ from Peru; stays <6”, active and very easy to maintain in md sized community

Pseudacanthicus leopardus L600                  5-6”                        220.00                   the only truly lg growing ‘red fin leopardus pleco’- rare collection from Rio Branco, Roraima State

                              sp. L025                                3-3.5”                    225.00                   L025 amazing scarlet fin cactus plecos from Rio Xingu

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

Pseudolithoxus    anthrax                         2.5-3”/4-4.5”       35.00/50.00                  L235 ‘white spotted flyer pleco’ – highly unusual/unmistakably unique profile w/ lg pectorals

                                                                            5-6”                        65.00                      L235 – the largest adults I have ever seen! Magnificent spread of airplane-like, totally spiny pectoral fins!

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

                              sp. C113 ‘black laser’        1.5-2.5”                 65.00                      very rare import of wild collected ‘C113’ from Salvador, Bahia!  Thick black horiz. band w/ iridescent gold/green back

Scobinancistrus  aureatus ‘sunshine pleco’ 3-3.5”                    55.00                      L014 ‘sunshine’ or ‘goldie pleco’ – brilliantly ornate ylw-orange fins, lg white spots covering black body

Synodontis           decorus                                 4-4.5”                    35.00                      great sized, very showy African catfish that can be kept in md-lg communities

                              eupterus                                4-5”                        35.00                      super sized, ornate African catfish with huge, feathered dorsal fin-great in md-lg communities


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