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Tangled Up in Cichlids 
February 17 - 23, 2024 stock availability

TUIC stock list key:

WC = Wild caught fish collected from nature.

F1 = First generation fish spawned from wild fish.

F2 = Second generation spawned from F1 fish.

CB = F3 or greater; tank raised fish and/or of unknown provenance.  

'M/F Pair' = Individual sexed Male and Female sold as a pair.

'Breeding Pair' = Male and Female that have spawned together under my observation.

Sex of fish:

Sex of fish is never guaranteed. All fish are unsexed unless specifically listed as such.


Listed sizes indicate the range of size in total length ('TL') for the specifically listed species as measured from smallest to largest of the actual current stock and are guaranteed to be within 1/16th +/-  of an inch of accuracy and are backed by the industries only size guarantee. Most fish will be somewhere between the listed size range. Fish will never be smaller than advertised size (within 1/16th +/- ) but may arrive reasonably upsized due to recent growth.


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South American Cichlids

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Acaronia vultuosa 'Rio Inirida' WC

Wild caught, fantastic sized, Rio Inirida 'big-eyed cichlid' w/ distinct war painted face markings over golden body; a rarely imported treat for basket mouth cichlid fans.

2.5 - 3": $20 ea.​


Andinoacara pulcher

Adolescents of 'wild type' blue acaras from long term captive bred Trinidad breeding stock featuring impressive olive-green body covered in bright blue/green blue spangling & vermiculation on the face and body.

3 - 3.5": $15 ea. 


Astronotus sp. Jurua 'Rio Caqueta' WC

Wild collected undescribed 'Oscar' from Rio Caqueta provenance currently displaying ornate juvenile swirl patterns and later mature into gorgeous black & tan band pattern with rows of bright red lateral spotting on rear flanks.

1.5 - 2": $15 ea.

Australoheros sp. 'Local' F1

F1 juveniles of undescribed 'chanchito' collected on the family ranch of the late Felipe Cantera near Canada El Local, Valentines, Uruguay. Similar to sp. 'Red Ceibal'.  Males grow to 7" for males and smaller for females.

1 - 1.5": $10 ea.  


Bujurquina syspilus 'Leticia' WC

Rarely seen or collected species collected from Rio Amazonas @ Leticia at the political borders of Brazil Colombia, and Peru.

3 - 3.5": $30 ea. 


Cichlasoma dimerus 'Arroyo Chelsea' F1

A mild-mannered acara from east of Constitucion in Salto Department of northwestern Uruguay. A population that has only ever been collected once!

1 - 1.5": $5 ea. 

2 - 2.5": $10 ea. 

3 - 3.5": $90 - lot of 5


Cichasoma dimerus 'Bella Union' F2

F2 grow outs of brilliant emerald blue-green colored ovaline bodied acara from Bella Union, Uruguay stock.  

2 - 2.5": $50 - lot of 6

Cichlasoma dimerus 'Rio Cuaro' F1

Rare offer of medium-sized, beautifully blue colored acara from North Central uruguay

1 - 1.5": $50 - lot of 6 

2 - 2.5": $10 ea. - limited quantity available

Geophagus abalios 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Wild collected juveniles of larger growing, high-backed green & red showy earth eater with striped tails that sport impressive fin filaments as adults

2.5 - 3" $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Geophagus altifrons 'Rio Uatuman'

Limited quantity available of perfect sized grow outs of large growing eartheater from Rio Uatuman, Brazilian breeding stock

3 - 3.5": $20 ea.

Geophagus brasiliensis

Single juvenile of blue spangled, large growing & robust Brazilian eartheaters that make a great centerpiece fish or can mix well as a mild mannered large community cichlid

3": $15 - 1 only


Geophagus pellegrini 'Rio Atrato' WC

Wild collected 'Yellow hump head' Geo juveniles from rarely offered northern Rio Atrato collection.

2 - 2.5": $35 ea. 


Geophagus pyrocephalus 'Rio Tapajos' F1

F1 juveniles of recently described 'red head Tapajos' from my 2022 wild collected stock.

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. 

3 - 3.5": $35 ea. - limited quantity available

Geophagus sp. Alto Sinu

Highly requested juveniles of stunning 'Gold Dust Geo' from Rio Sinu, Cordoba Department Colombian bred beauties; arguably one of the most beautiful of all of the Andean earth eaters

2.5": $20 - 1 avail. 

Gymnogeophagus balzanii

CB adolescents of highly requested, yellow belly/sided hump headed delayed mouthbrooding, cool water tolerant earth eaters.

2.5 - 3": $18 ea.

Kronoheros cf. umbriferus 'Rio Magdalena' WC

Wild m/f pairs of highly requested & desirable wild collected Rio Magdalena, Colombian - 'blue freckled monsters' one of the largest growing, most impressive of all cichlids and the ultimate show fish. The 'breeding pair' is my in-house backup breeding pair.

5"f / 6.5" m: $300 Sexed male/female pair - 1 only

6"f / 8" m: $350 m/f breeding pair - 1 pair only


Kronoheros cf. umbriferus 'Rio Magdalena' F1

True F1 'blue umbie' juveniles from 2022 wild collected Rio Magdalena breeding adults.

2 - 2.5": $15 ea.

Kronoheros cf. umbriferus 'San Rafael' F1

Pure F1 juvenile 'black' umbies from San Rafael on Rio Guatape, Antioquia Dept., Colombia 2020 collected wild breeders. Incredible intricate indigo blue, red and gold colored large growing predatory species

1": $15 ea. 

Laetacara thayeri 'Rio Negro' WC

Wild collected 'Thayer’s Dwarf Acara' collected from Rio Negro @ Manaus, this is rare offer for small growing acara fans! 

3 - 3.5": $10 ea. 


Lugubria (form. Crenicihcla) lenticulata 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Attractive, spotty-faced juveniles of large growing Colombian 'pike cichlid' featuring a rainbow of color at maturity.

7.5 - 8.5": $75 ea. 

Mesoheros atromaculatus 'Rio Atrato' WC

Large sized wild collected adolescent 'atro' from rarely offered northern Rio Atrato population

5 - 5.5": $50 - 1 only


Mesoheros atromaculatus 'Rio San Juan' WC

Juveniles of wild collected Upper Rio San Juan, extreme south of Choco State, red-orange and black barred Colombian beauty.

2 - 2.5": $35 ea. 


Mesoheros festae 'Narino' F1

F1 juveniles from 2022 TUIC exclusive collection in extreme southwestern Narino dept.  Colombian collected ‘red terrors’.

1.5 - 2": $15 ea.

Mesonauta mirificus 'Lecticia' WC

Singel wild collected 'yellow side flag cichlid' – uncommonly imported/identified juveniles from the mighty Rio Amazonas at the political border of Colombia, Peru, and Brazil

3.5": $20 - 1 only


Mikrogeophagus altispinosus

Large sized and impressive, CB 'Bolivian' or 'rainbow rams'; a md-lg growing 'dwarf cichlid' featuring a literal rainbow of color and personality in a small package and is hardy in cooler temps as well

2.5 - 3": $10 ea. 

Pterophyllum scalare 'Leticia' WC

Wild collected from Rio Amazonas @ Leticia; the political borders of Brazil Colombia, and Peru each meet. This population of scalare angels features hints of shimmering blue spangles and a unique black blotch just behind the eye.

2 - 2.5 length (3 - 3.5" height): $150  - lot of 8

Satanoperca maripitensis 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Large sized western Colombia collected earth eater featuring golden body covered in iridescent green spangles with profusely spangled faces and orange lips available in a limited quantity.

5.5 - 6.5": $75 ea.


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North ('Central') American Cichlids

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Amatitlania sp. Honduran redpoint

Real 'Honduran red point' juveniles bred from long term kept pure Rio Los Almendros @ Danli CB breeding colony. Super blue & red, the real thing!

1 - 1.5": $10 ea.


Amphilophus labiatus 'Lago Nicaragua' F1

Stunning F1 male / female breeding pair of Lago Nicaragua @ Grenada purebred 'red devils' from Rusty Wessels wild breeding group and are/were a pair of my in-house breeders. Male is orange with some black marking on head and female is all orange.

8.5" / 7":  $275 pr. - M/F breeding pair

Cincelichthys bocourti

​Giant growing, yet peaceful and great for large communities; golden body, orange spangled sides w/ multiple vertical black bars

2 - 2.5": $25 ea. 


Cribroheros longimanus 'Rio San Juan'

CB grow out adolescents of colorful gold/yellow bodied violet red breasted beauties bred from Rio San Juan, Costa Rican stock.

2.5 - 3": $10 ea.

3.5 - 4": $18 ea.


Cryptoheros cutteri

CB juveniles of medium growing with vertical black striped pattern displaying horizontal electric blue stripe over yellow body.

1 - 1.5": $10 ea.


Herichthys carpintis

Gorgeous CB juveniles of brilliant electric blue large spotted stock; most similar to the popular 'Escondido' population originally imported by TUIC

1.5 - 2": $10  ea. 

Herichthys tamasopoensis

Juveniles of bright green/blue spangled beauties that display a striking black/white breeding color.

3 - 3.5": $18 ea.

Hypsophrys nicaraguensis

Juvenile & grow out sized, multi-colored, Costa Rican 'macaw cichlid' A medium - large growing species with mild aggression that feature a rainbow of colors as adults.

1.5 - 2": $10 ea.

3.5 - 4": $35 sexed males

Maskaheros argentea 'Rio Tzendales' F1

Single, show quality grow out F1 Rio Tzendales, Chiapas Mexican male featuring pearl white body covered with black 'pepper' spots and long fin extensions

9": $250 sexed male - 1 only


Mayaheros urophthalmus

Single grow out 'Mayan cichlid' featuring beautiful orange body with wide black vertical bar pattern and extra-large caudal spot.

4": $15 - 1 only

Parachromis dovii 'Costa Rica'

Single grow out female from mixed red & blue morph Costa Rican breeding stock. Father was red morph, mother was normal blue morph. This female will carry red morph gene, she may even eventually turn red

6": $75 - 1 female only

Parachromis motaguensis 'Rio Blanco'

Juvenile 'red tigers' from Rio Blanco breeders that mature to ornate red and black patterned beauties

3 - 3.5: $25 ea. unsexed

4 - 4.5": $100 pr. - sexed m/f pairs


Rocio octofasciata

Juvenile CB aquarium classic 'Jack Dempsey' that develops brilliant blue spangled bodies & purplish colored heads at maturity.

1.5 - 2": $10 ea.

2.5 - 3": $15 ea.

Thorichthys meeki  'Laguna Coba'

Gorgeous CB 'firemouth' from 2015 Laguna Coba, Quintana Roo, Mexico collected breeding stock displaying intense scarlet red head and throat with brilliant blue sheen on body even at smaller size!

1 - 1.5": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 


Trichromis salvini 'Rio Grijalva'

Juveniles from long term captive bred Rio Grijalva (formally Rio Tabasco) MX stock that feature striking red and blue spangled patterns over bright yellow bodies at maturity.

2.5 - 3": $15 ea.


Vieja maculicauda

Adolescent grow outs of large growing 'black belt' featuring silver bodies covered in black 'pepper' spots with distinct black "belt" and blood red throats at maturity.

5 - 5.5" $30 ea. 

Vieja melanura 'Lago Peten Itza'

Chunky grow outs already developing impressive gold/yellow color from tank bred Lago Peten Itza, Guatemala breeding stock

2.5 - 3": $25 ea.


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Old World Cichlids (Africa, Madagascar, Asia, etc.)
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Chindongo demasoni 'Pombo Rocks'

Beautiful CB grow outs from Pombo Rocks, Lake Malawi, Tanzania breeding stock featuring alternating vertical bands of black and extreme blue for both males and females.

2 - 2.5": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 


Heterotilapia buttikoferi 

Juveniles of rarely offered large & robust growing West African tank buster featuring bold, wide black and yellow banded body.

2.5 - 3": $15 ea.  


Labridochromis caeruleus 'Lions Cove'

Great sized, incredibly bright colored, aquarium favorite bred from Lion's Cove, Lake Malawi breeding stock. These 'electric yellow labs' are mild mannered, easy to care for species that do well in groups of its own as well as many other cichlid species.

2 - 2.5": $10 ea.

Labidochromis sp. 'Perlmutt'

Magnificently colored Mbuna from Lake Malawi displaying and opaque/pearl baby blue body with bright yellow fins and faint black vertical bands

2.5 - 3.5": $20 ea. unsexed

Rubricatochromis exul

Absolutely gorgeous pure bred light orange/red 'Turkana Jewel' that turn to an intense, electric glowing, orange/ red color when in breeding color! A very showy species! 

2 - 2.5": $15 ea.


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Characins (Tetra types), Cyprinids (Barb/Carp types),

Cyprinodontiformes (livebearers), Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes)

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Hemiodus vorderwinkleri 'Rio dos Apiacas' WC

Rare offer from first ever trade offering of impressively patterned Anostomid from Rio dos Apiacas; a northern tributary of the Teles Pires, Mato Grosso state of Brazil featuring 3 bold vertical blotches along upper to mid body

3.5": $90  - 1 only


Leporinus nijsseni 'Suriname'

CB juveniles of rarely offered Suriname characin w/ red fins and black spots/bands over gold body; these are super exotic options for active medium sized communities and are far less nippy with tankmates.

3 - 3.5": $18 ea.​ 


Leporinus pellegrini 'Rio Tocantins' WC

Rarely imported wild collected Rio Tocantins @ Imperatris Characin featuring alternating black spots and vertical bands over gold body.

3 - 3.5": $50 ea. ​


Leporinus striatus 'Pantanal' WC

Super cool 'striped' characin wild collected from Pantanal, Mato Grosso Brazil featuring torpedo shaped, golden/yellow body with rows of lateral black bands from nose to tail and red lips.

3 - 3.5": $55 ea.

Moenkhausia sp. kogal 'Yellow' WC

Absolutely amazing, wild Comodoro, Mato Grosso collected super showy tetra featuring glimmering yellow body with, blue eyes! 

1.5 - 2": $20 ea.

Myloplus rubripinnis 'Leticia' WC

Wild Colombian 'red hook' silver dollars - a super asset to larger communities for activity and are a great dither for shy cichlids.

3.5 - 4": $30 ea.  

Semaprochilodus laticeps 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Perfectly sized wild Colombian collected ‘flagtails’ with black checkerboard pattern on rear of body and black & red striped tails.

3.5 - 4": $28 ea.​ or 4 @ $25 ea. 


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Siluriformes species (other catfish species)

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Ageneiosus magoi 'Rio Inirida' WC

Intricately marked, unmistakenly shaped, remarkable 'Orinoco Dolphin Cat’, a rare treat for catfish fans.

3 - 4": $45 ea. 


Corydoras loxozonus 'Rio Ariari' WC

Attractive, fun-sized, bronze colored body covered with black pepper spots and black band on back that looks like a reversed checkmark starting at top of dorsal and down to tip of lower caudal fin.

1.5 - 2": $10 ea. or 6 @ $8 ea


Corydoras melini 'Rio Ariari' WC

Wild collected small growing Colombian 'false bandit cory' cats that feature cream colored body with vertical black band running through the eyes and a lateral black band from dorsal to caudal fins.

1.5 - 2": $10 ea. or 6 @ $8 ea


Corydoras schultzei 'Black'

Spectacular CB juveniles of German created Peruvian 'Black Schultzei' displaying midnight black body and maroon-colored fins & tail.

1.5 - 2": $25 ea. 

Corydoras sp. CW 106 'Rio Vaupes' WC

Wild collected 'Mitu cory' featuring vertical black band over face & eyeball and a thick longitudinal black band on its back from dorsal to lower caudal fin

1.5 - 2": $200 - (lot of 7)


Notoglanidium macrostoma WC

Impressive, large sized wild Central Africa collected 'dwarf giraffe catfish'; a predatory but peaceful dwarf catfish that mixes will with South American Corydoras, Pimelodus, or similar cats as well as with most cichlids that it cannot easily crab & swallow.

10": $85 - 1 only (super impressive!) 


Pimelodus pictus 'Leticia' WC

Colombian collected 'Dalmatian spotted' pictus cats; peaceful & active addition to medium community aquarium and does well in small groups.

2.5 - 3": $10 ea. 


Pimelodus tetramerus 'Rio Tocantins' WC

A unique offering of Rio Tocantins collected 'striped Pimelodus' featuring multiple dark lateral stripes over golden colored body.

4 - 4.5": $28 ea. or 5 @ $25 ea. 


Rhinodoras gallagheri 'Rio Ariari' WC

Rarely imported, attractively marked, non-predatory Doradid catfish; a real treat for catfish collectors that stays under 10".

5.5 - 6.5": $50 ea.


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Loricariid species (armored catfish & pleco)

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Ancistomus snethlageae L141 'Rio Tapajos' WC

Fantastic sized 'ghost pleco' featuring silver-white body covered in rows of fine black spots and thick white trimmed fins.

3 - 3.5": $30 ea. 


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