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

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                                                                                                STOCK LIST FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2ND  


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 ‘albino’                  4-5”                        200.00                   lg albino adult males!  Very sharp in albino form; really showy!

Acaronia              nassa                                      3-3.5”     18.00 or 4 @ 15.00 ea.      wild Peru; big red eyes, lg mouth, reflective brass scales, ornate fins

                                                                            4-5”        25.00 or 4 @ 22.50 ea.      wild adults from Peru; very impressive-will not harass what it can’t swallow

Aequidens             metae                                     3-3.5”                    25.00                      limited # of rainbow colored cb Colombian acara

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

                              pulcher                                  2-2.5”                    12.50                      cb ‘blue acara’, the long time aquarium favorite of Trinidad origin

                              rivulatus                               2-2.5”                    12.50                      cb ‘green terror’ in chunky juvenile size

                                                                            5”           40.00 or 2 @ 35.00 ea.      cb beautiful ‘green terror’ (gold suam) w/ red-orange trimmed fins

Apistogramma    mendezi                                1-1.25”  30.00 or 4 @ 27.00 ea.      wild Santa Isabel, Jaguari Reservoir – rare import of highly ornate species

                              moaeCruzeiro do Sul    1-1.5”                    50.00 pr                rare collection of wild stock from Brazil state of Acre

                              wilhelmi                                1-1.25”  35.00 or 4 @ 30.00 ea.      wild Rio Abacaxi; rare import of purple faced, rainbow colored rare import

Astronotus ocellatus ‘Bahia red tail oscar’ 7-8”        50.00 or 2 @ 45.00 ea.     remarkably unique, F1 young adult cb Bahia Oscars with very bold patterns

                              ocellatuslongfin red oscar’ 5-5.5”               25.00                      cblongfin or veil tail red oscars’ in limited quantity

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

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

                              spectabilis                            4-4.5”    25.00 or 2 @ 22.50 ea       chunky F1 grow outs of F1 Rio Tapajos ‘specs’ displaying blue spangling

                                                                            5-5.5”                    30.00                      largest grow outs of incredibly beautiful, blue spangled Brazilian gem

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

                                                                          2-2.5”       15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.   next size up on chunky F1 umbies

Cichla                    kelberi                                   3.5-4”                    150.00                   wild Ipatinga, Rio Doce collected race of brilliant yellow spangled rarity in ltd qty only

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

                              pinima                                   3.5-4”                    125.00                   wild Rio Jaguaripe, Bahia; rare import of lg growing, ylw/org finned, white spotted beauties

                              piquitiAzul                       2.5-3”                    75.00                      wild Rio Paranaiba juveniles of attractive ‘Azul peacock bass’

Cichlasoma          amazonarum                       3-3.5”    30.00 or 4 @ 28.00 ea.      wild Rio Amapari, Brazil ‘black & gold port cichlids’; at maturity displays ornate fins

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

Crenicichla          acutirostris                          7-8”                        175.00                   rarely Tapajos import, uniquely elongated, small mouthed, colorful pike

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

                              regani ‘Tapajos’ 1.5-2”                    35.00 pr                wild pairs of colorful dwarf pikes from Rio Tapajos

Dicrossus              maculatus                             1.5-2”    22.50 or 4 @ 20.00 ea.      wild Rio Tapajos ‘dwarf checkerboard cichlids’; very attractive red, yellow, blue colors

Geophagus           abalios                                  2-2.5”    10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.         rare offer- F1 tank bred juves of lg growing & showy Colombian earth eater!

                              winemilleri                          4.5-5”                    40.00                      lg sized F1 earth eaters already displaying brilliant characteristic color of adult

Guianacara         stergiosi                                1.5-2”    10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.         cb ‘bandit cichlid’; attractive md growing sp. w/ that is like both acara & earth eater!

Heros                     appendiculatus                    3-3.5”                    25.00                      wild Peru ‘red & turquoise severum’, seldom offered, gorgeous wild severums

                              sp. ‘Inirida                          5”                           50.00                      wild, rarely imported, highly colorful red spotted severums from Rio Inirida (COL/VEN border)

                              sp. ‘rotkeil/red shoulder’ 5-6”                        125.00 pr              wild Peru ‘red head/rotkeilseverum pairs in full color! 

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                            3.5-4”    25.00 or 3 @ 22.50 ea.      wild Peru ‘chocolate cichlids’-already displaying red/purple color w/ red eyes

Laetacara            araguiaiae                           1.5-2”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      wild Rio Araguaia; brightly colored ‘dwarf smiling acara’, formerly known as ‘buckelkopf

Mesonauta           acora                                     3-3.5”                    35.00                      wild Rio Tocantins ‘banded festivum/flag cichlids’

                              guyanae                                3.5-4.5”                 40.00                      wild Tartaruga Grande, Brazil collected; very rare import!

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

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

Retroculus            xinguensis                            2-3”                        65.00                      wild Rio Xingu, rarely offered goby-earth eaters. One of my all time favorite fish!

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

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

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

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

                                                                            5-5.5”                    35.00                      large sized wild ‘Rio Inirida’ adults w/ more muzzle spangles than one can count!

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


                                                                        CENTRAL AMERICAN CICHLIDS


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                      citrinellus ‘wild Managua’   5-5.5”                       75.00                      black barred/redhead barred wild caught San Francisco Libre, Managua ‘barred midas

                                                                         6-6.5”                    95.00                      next size up on wild caught San Francisco Libre, Managua ‘barred midas
 labiatus – wild Zapatera Island, L. Nicaragua 3.5-4”         50.00                      red or red & black lg wild juveniles (already turning color); 1st time import of this size

                                         colored               5-5.5”                    75.00                      blood red or blood red & black wild caught ‘red devils’
                                         ‘colored’               6-6.5”                    100.00                   next size up blood red or blood red & black wild caught ‘red devils’

                                          ‘colored’               7-8”                        125.00                   ltd qty of largest sized blood red wild ‘red devil’ adults
                                          ‘barred’                5-5.5”                    65.00                      wild caught ‘barred devils’
                                         ‘barred’                6-6.5”                    85.00                      next size up wild caught ‘barred devils’

                                          barred                7-8”                        100.00                   ltd qty of largest sized barred wild adults

Astatheros            rostratus ‘Managua’         5-6”                        85.00                      wild caught San Francisco Libre, lg emerald spangled, long-snouted beauties; very rare to see at this size

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

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

exCichlasomasalvini ‘Rio Grijavla        1.5”                        7.50                        F1 juveniles of glowingly colorful, highly acclaimed Rio Grijalva bred stock

                                                                            2-2.5”                    12.50                      next size up on chunky F1 grow outs with 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

                     uropthalmusCenote Azul      2.5-3”      10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.       wild collected/raised from fry: ‘Mayan red terror’ from Cenote Azul, Mexico-brilliant orng & blue race

Chuco           micropthalmus ‘Rio Copan’  1-1.25”                     12.50                      F1 juves of highly prized, red & blue spangled beauties

Cryptoheros        nanoluteus                            1.5”        10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.         cb highly colorful Panamanian beauties; sm. growing/very desirable for sm-md communities

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

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

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

                              nematopus ‘Managua’      3.5-4.5”                 35.00                      wild caught San Francisco Libre; stocky adult ‘neets’ - rarely seen at this size

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

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

Nandopsis             tetracanthus                         2-2.5”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      cb ‘Cuban cichlids’ grow outs - showy as adult w/ attractive blk & wht mosaic pattern

Paraneetroplus ‘formerly Paratheraps & Vieja species’

                              argentea                               1.5-2”      10.00 or 5 @ 8.50 ea.       cb juves of lg growing, very showy sp. w/ iridescent pearl body covered in black freckles

                              briedohri                              1-1.25”    8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.         cb juves of brilliantly colored, seldom offered gem; the ultimate pastel palette!

                              sp. ‘Coatzacoalcos’            2-2.5”                    12.50                      cb juves. of super blue-blue & red spangled, recently introduced to the hobby, showy species

                                                                          3-3.5”                    18.00                      next size up on chunky grow outs beginning to display blue and red spangles

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

Rocio                     octofasciata ‘gold dempsey’ 6-7”  40.00 or 2 @ 35.00 ea.      cb lg showy adult males of fully gold jack Dempsey!

                              octofasciata ‘electric blue’ 1.5-2”                  20.00                      juvenile ‘electric blue dempsey’- a brilliantly colored, mild mannered addition to md. communities

Tomocichla         sieboldi ‘Rio Gariche    1-1.5”       8.50 or 6 @ 7.50 ea.          F1 red spotted Panama juveniles – active, colorful, very entertaining to view


                                                                VARIOUS OLD WORLD CICHLID SPECIES

Etroplus                maculatus                             1.5”                        12.50                      cb ‘red chromide’; bright orange/red colored, peaceful, stays small

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

Hemichromis      stellifer                                 2-2.5”                    10.00                      cb red, pink, and yellow colored jewel cichlid

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

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

Placidochromis  phenochilus ‘Tanzania’    1.5-2”                    12.50                      cb cobalt blue Lake Malawi ‘Hap’- mature fish are solid colored cobalt w/ gold flecks; very beautiful!

                                                                          3”                           20.00                      next size up on colorful grow outs; ltd qty only

Tilapia                  buttekoferi                           2.5-3”    12.50 or 5 @ 10.00 ea.      highly attractive, lg growing & showy sp.; mixes well w/ lg. growing American species in lg. communities


                                                                NON CICHLID / ODDBALL SPECIES


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

Amia                      calva                                      1.5-2”      20.00 or 3 @ 17.50 ea.    juvenile ‘bowfin’; an ancient N. Am. species that grows large & makes incredible wet pet!

Arapaima             gigas                                      15”                         350.00                   long term captive, wild legendary Amazon ‘pima’ – 100% pellet trained, beginning to show red color

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

Datnioides            polota                                    2-2.5”                    20.00                      ‘silver tiger fish’ from Thailand in chunky medium size
Enneacanthus      gloriosus                               1.5-2”                    15.00                      wild Florida ‘blue spotted pygmy sunfish’; well acclimated, black body w/ turquoise spangling!

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

Hoplias                 curupira                               12”                         225.00                   scary impressive! Very robust Colombian black wolf fish

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

Lepomis                auritus                                   1.5-2”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.      F1‘red breast sunfish’ – rare xanthic ‘yellow/orange’ morph of beautifully colored/marked sunfish
Melanotaenia      herbertaxelrodi                  2.5-3”    15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.      Lake Tebera rainbowfish: highly attractive yellow & blue body w/ red fins

Metynnis               fasciatus                               2-2.5”    30.00 or 3 @ 27.00 ea.      wild Rio Capim ‘banded silver dollars’; md growing, highly ornate ‘silver $’

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

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

Osteoglossum      bicirrhosum                         14-15”                   100.00                   wild Colombian silver arowana of great size – long term captive; 100% pellet trained

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

Piaractus              macropomum                     8-9”                        50.00                      wild Brazil  tambaqui or ‘black pacu’, only one individual available

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

Poecilia                 gilli ‘Nicaragua’                 2-3”                  6 lot @ 50.00             red/orange finned Nicaraguan mollies, huge growing, seldom offered wild live bearers

                              mexicana ‘Costa Rica’      1.5-2”          7.50 or 6 @ 6.50 ea.     F1 lg growing Costa Rica molly w/ orange spotted blue body & fluorescent red/orange edged fins

Potamotrygon     castexiOtorongo ray’     9-10”                     375.00 net             wild Peru ‘red/gold tortoise shell/Otorongo ray’ – very beautiful young male available

                              cf. motoro ‘Mantilla’        8-9”                        375.00 net             wild Peru ray w/ outrageously unique ‘crater/maze’- crazier than ‘king marbled motoro’ patterns            

Pygopristis           denticulata                           4-5”                        85.00                      wild Rio Capim, Brazil; shoaling piranha species of gorgeous yellow color!

Salminus               brasiliensis                           9-10”                     125.00                   wild Pantanal ‘gold Brazil dorado’ in robust medium size

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

                              rhombeus                             18”                         1250.00 net          not for the light hearted! Giant, jet black, red eye, sharp toothed monster of a rhom!

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


                                                CATFISH SPECIES (INCLUDING FANCY PLECOS)


Ageneiosus           marmoratus                        9-11”                     125.00                   attractively patterned Peru ‘hammer head catfish’ – several impressive individuals available!

Aguarunichtys    torosus                                  6-7”                        200.00                   wild Peru ‘bolt cat’ – chunky size, clear adult pattern

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

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

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

Bagarius               suchus                                    8-9”                        350.00 net             robust-bodied, lesser encountered ‘Thai goonch cat’ of large size

                              yarelli                                   10”                         350.00 net             ‘giant devil Thai goonch cat’ individual of outstanding large size

                                                                            15”                         500.00 net             a very large individual of rarely imported size and girth – incredible fish!

Cephalosilurus    apurensis                              7-8”                        250.00                   large ‘Apure orange jelly cat’; outstanding show cat/wet pet!

Corydoras            amapaensis                          2.5-3”    50.00 or 3 @ 45.00 ea.      wild Rio Amapari; long-nosed, larger growing, handsomely marked and seldom imported

                              duplicareus                          1.5-2”    25.00 or 3 @ 22.00 ea.      wild São Gabriel, Rio Negro; ornately orange crowned, blk bandit/blk backed rarity!

                              eques                                      2.5”        30.00 or 3 @ 27.00 ea.      wild Anori, Rio Solemoes; orange cheek w/ blk face & body

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

                              trilineatus                             1.25-1.5”  15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.   wild Rio Branco; intricately marked blk & white mosaic, very ornate in school

Baryancistrys     xanthellus                             3-3.5”                    40.00                      L177 Rio Iriri ‘gold nugget plecos’; large gold spots, thick gold trim

                              sp. L142/LDA033               2”                           35.00                      Rio Tapajos ‘snow ball plecos’, jet black with lg spot ‘snow ball’ spots

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

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

Hassar                   orestis                                    3-4”                        25.00                      wild Peru ‘black top mouse cats’; peaceful, active, sm-md growing, greenish Doradid cats             

Hemiancistrus     sabaji                                     4”                           35.00                      L075 Rio Tapajos; ornately marked ‘decorus pleco’ w/ tall spotted dorsal

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

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

Megalechis           thoracatum                          2.5”        15.00 or 4 @ 12.50 ea.      wild Peru ‘spotted Hoplo cats’; peaceful, attractive, excellent scavenging cats

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

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

Leporacanthicus galaxias                               4-5”                        50.00                      L007 Rio Guama; lg gold spotted ‘vampire plecos’-very attractive!

                              triactis                                   3.5-4”                    50.00                      L091 ‘triple beacon pleco’-remarkable orange/black banded dorsal, adipose, & caudal fin

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

Megalonema       platycephalus                      5-6”                        65.00                      wild Peru, very beautiful md growing Pimelodid cat; iridescent/opalescent body

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

                              bathyphilus                          8-9”                        125.00                   L090 wild Peru ‘white lyre tailed royal pleco’ – gorgeous, showy, highly impressive!

Peckoltia              braueri                                  4-5”                        65.00                      L305 Rio Branco; psychedelic scribble on head, orange fins – very beautiful and rare in trade        

Platystomatichthys sturio                                8-9”                        135.00                   ‘sturgeon shovel-nosed cats’ – seldom imported; totally unique w/ impressive curved snouts, stays < 17”

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

                             sp. L097                                3-3.5”                    125.00                   L097 remarkable white polka dot cactus pleco from Rio Tapajos

Pseudancistrus    sp. L067                                4-5”                        40.00                      Rio Xingu; lg white spots w/ gold edged fins, md growing

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  sp. L095                                10-11”                   250.00                   real Rio Branco ‘orange cheek/orange fin pinecone plecos’ in impressive lg size

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

Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps                             14”                         50.00                      L083/L165 jumbo ‘red marble sailfin gibbiceps pleco’ – only one individual available

                              gibbiceps ‘albino’               2-2.5”                    15.00                      L083/L165 ‘albino sailfin pleco’ in juvenile size

Sorubimichthys planiceps                                2”                           50.00                      wild Peru ‘firewood cat’ juveniles, very rare import of incredibly showy, lg growing cats

                                                                            2.5-3”                    75.00                      limited quantity of next size up ‘firewood cats’ from Peru

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

Zungaro               zungaro                                2.5-3”                    75.00                      formerly known as ‘Paulicea lutkeni’-lg growing, remarkably patterned show type cats from Peru


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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Best regards, Jeff Rapps