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Tangled Up in Cichlids

  September 23 - 29 , 2023 stock availability

WC = Wild caught fish taken 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' = Sexed male and female sold as pair

'Breeding Pair' = Male and Female that have previously spawned successfully

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

Listed sizes indicate the range of size in 'TL' (total length) for the 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.  Most fish will be somewhere between the listed size rangeFish will never be smaller than advertised size (within 1/16th +/- ) but may arrive reasonably upsized due to growth. 


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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!

1.5 - 2": $10 ea. 

Amatitlania sp. 'Honduran Redpoint' - Leucistic 

CB juveniles of platinum-pink bodied Honduran redpoints also featuring blue hues with red tail & fins

1.5 - 2": $10 ea. 

Cryptoheros cutteri

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

2 - 2.5": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 

Cincelichthys bocourti

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

1.5  - 2": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Herichthys tamasopoensis

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

3 - 3.5": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Maskaheros regani 

CB juveniles of beautifully colored, rarely available, large growing showy species featuring emerald green body w/ red spotted scales

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Mayaheros urophthalmus

Beautifully colored single 'Mayan cichlid' grow out featuring beautiful orange body with wide black vertical bar pattern and extra

large caudal spot

5": $25 - 1 only

Oscura heterospilus 

Juveniles of uncommon & desirable, mild mannered, a rainbow of pastel colors and large black blotch at center of flanks as adult 

1 - 1.5": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 

2 - 2.5": $18 ea. 

Rocio octofasciata

Juvenile CB aquarium classic 'Jack Dempsey' that develop brilliant blue spangled bodies & purplish colored heads at maturity. The parents produce electric blue offspring so these carry the 'blue' Dempsey gene. 

1.5 - 2": $10 ea. 

2.5 - 3": $15 ea.


Thorichthys maculipinnis 

CB juveniles of incredibly showy species adorned with brilliant blue spangling with red/orange bellies and extra tall profile as adults

1.5 - 2": $15 ea. 

Trichromis salvini

Juveniles from long term captive bred stock that feature striking red and blue spangled patterns over bright yellow bodies at maturity

2.5 - 3": $15 ea. 

Vieja melanura 'var. synspila'

CB 'red head synspila' grow outs that display a rainbow of color w/ extensive red head & ventral coloration at maturity

3.5 - 4": $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea. 

South American Cichlids
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Acarichthys heckelii

CB 'threadfin acara' golden colored grow outs that become covered with rows of sparkling diamond spots and long fin extentions at maturity

2.5 - 3": $15 ea.


Aequidens sp. Mitu 'Rio Vaupes' WC

Limited quantity available of wild collected large growing metae-like acara found on recent exploration of a small unnamed tributary of Lower rio Vaupes @ Mitu featuring  deep orange/red fins, large black center blotch and long vertical band on operculum

1.5  - 2.5": $15 ea.

3.5": $35 - 1 only  

Andinoacara biseriatus 'Rio Atrato' WC

Single wild collected & show perfect specimen of rarely collected Rio Atrato 'blue-faced biseriatus' population featuring an incredibly unique blue colored face and scattered blue spangles on flanks

3.5": $25 - 1 male only

Andinoacara latifrons 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Wild Rio Orinoco, Vichada department collected 'blue acara' a gorgeous, mild-mannered, easy to keep and breed species covered in turquoise blue spangles 

3 - 3.5": $25 ea.  

Andinoacara rivulatus 'Orange Saum'

Brightly colored CB juvenile 'green terrors' displaying bright blue/green body coloring with orange trimmed fins

1.5 - 2": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea.


Andinoacara sp. 'Rancheria' WC

Single wild collected specimen of incredibly blue spangled acara from Rio Rancheria in extreme north eastern Colombia, Guajira dept. along VZ border. Likely same fish that was imported only a few times in the late 90s that was known then as 'Aequidens sp. Orinoco/Venezuela'. a must have for the true acara fan! 

4.5": $50 - 1 male only 

Apistogramma cf. alacrina 'D18' 'Rio Guayas' WC

Wild Rio Guayas, Caqueta dept. collected large & robust growing blue-faced Apisto and is one of the largest growing Apistogramma

1.5 - 2": $150 lot - 1 male / 3 female lot ea. 

Apistogramma cf. macmasteri 'D33' 'Rio Meta' WC

Rare offer of potentially first US import of Lower Rio Meta collected 'D33' macmasteri-like Apisto featuring butter-yellow body and

red-tipped ventral & caudal fins at maturity

1.5 - 2": $75 sexed m/f pair - 1 pair only 

Apistogramma sp. D39 'Rio Vaupes' WC

Beautifully colored and recently discovered(2017) dwarf cichlid from upper Rio Vaupes. Also, has been referred to as Apistogramma

sp. Alto Vaupes I

1 - 1.5": $30 ea. 

Astronotus ocellatus

Single, well cared for common tiger Oscar displaying spectacular, bold red pattern and in perfect condition

8": $55 - 1 only

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": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 

2.5 - 3": $20 ea.


Astronotus sp. Rio Negro WC

Wild collected, long-time absent, undescribed Brazilian oscar (aka 'sp. rubroocellatus') from Rios Branco/Negro watershed. 

Displaying incredible ornate juvenile swirl patterns and quite possibly the most remarkable looking of the wild oscars. A rare treat

for Astrontus fans!

2.5 - 3": $75 ea. 

Cichlasoma orinocense 'Rio Meta' WC

Wild collected Rio Meta, Casanare dept. 'Orinoco cichlasoma' featuring bronze colored body with bold black checkered pattern along

rear flanks

2.5 - 3": $35 ea. 

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

3 - 3.5": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Geophagus dicrozoster 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Single wild collected juvenile of rarely offered earth eater featuring iridescent green & gold spangles on streamlined body and black 'dash' on cheek 

3.5":$20 - 1 only

Geophagus megasema 'Rio San Martin'

CB juveniles bred from Rio San Martin, Bolivia collected stock; red & blue horizontal striped pattern, huge black lateral spot over

golden colored body

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

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 pellegrini 'Rio San Juan' WC

Wild collected upper Rio San Juan, Choco, Colombia "Yellow hump head' Geos. available in fantastic large young adult size with a limited quantity of sexed pairs available

5.5 - 6.5": $75 ea. or sexed m/f pairs @ $175 pr. 

Geophagus pyrocephalus 'Rio Tapajos' WC

Limited quantity available of large sized wild collected 'red head Tapajos' sexed females

4.5 - 5": $90 ea. - sexed females

Geophagus pyrocephalus 'Rio Tapajos' F1

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

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea.

Geophagus sp. Alto Sinu

Highly requested juveniles of stunning 'Gold Dust Geo' from Rio Sinu, Cordoba Department, Colombian bred beauties and arguably

one of the most beautiful of all of the Andean earth eaters

1 - 1.5": $20 ea. 

Geophagus winemilleri 'Rio Inirida' WC

Very impressive and large/tall growing, mild mannered wild collected Colombian 'stripetail eartheater' with red striped tails and black 'check mark' on cheek at maturity

4" m/f pair: $100 sexed m/f pair - 1 only

5" m/f pair: $125 sexed m/f pair - 1 only

7" m: $150 sexed male - 1 only

Hoplarchus psittacus 'Rio Inirida' WC

Wild unsexed adolescent Rio Inirida, Colombian collected true 'parrot cichlids' in great size w/ characteristic turquoise color & huge

red eyes

3.5 - 4": $40 ea.

5 - 5.5": $50 ea. 

Hypselacara coryphaenoides 'Rio Preto de Ava' WC

Wild juveniles of gorgeous Brazilian 'yellow nape chocolate cichlid' featuring turquoise face, scarlet red body & yellow nape. This population is regarded as the most beautiful race of the species. 

2 - 2.5": $45 ea. or 6 @ $40 ea. 

Kronoheros cf. umbriferus 'Rio Magdalena' WC

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

5 - 5.5": $50 ea. - unsexed

6 - 6.5" m/f pairs: $150 pr.  - sexed m/f pairs

7.5" m / 6.5" f: $250 pr. sexed m/f pair - 1 only

8.5" m / 7.5" f: $300 pr. sexed m/f pair - 1 only

8.5" m: $225 sexed male - 1 only

Laetacara fulvipinnis 'Rio Atabapo' WC

Rarely imported colorful Colombian 'smiling acara' with purple-striped face and amber & blue fins available at a great size 

3 - 4": $30 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! 

2.5 - 3": $15 ea. 

Lugubria(formally Crenicichla) 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 m/f pair from rarely offered northern Rio Atrato population

4 - 5": $50 ea. 

4 - 5": $150 sexed m/f pair - 1 pair 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 gephyrus 'Rio Calima' WC

Wild Rio Calima juveniles from the extreme south of Choco State, Colombia; a rarely imported, large& impressive growing, brilliant

red & blue spangled beauty 

3 - 3.5": $50 ea. 

4 - 4.5": $70 ea. 

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": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea.


Microgeophagus ramirezi 'Rio Manacacias' WC

Wild Rio Manacacias @ Puerto Gaitán collected, super colored Colombian ‘blue rams’- peaceful, easy to keep, showy  dwarf species

1 - 1.5": $10 ea. or 10 @ $8 ea,  

Pterophyllum altum 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Absolutely amazing wild collected Rio Orinoco altums in nearly perfect condition with impressive fins and color and already eating

flakes and pellets!

1.5 - 2": $50 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 feature hints of shimmering blue spangles and a unique black blotch just behind the eye.

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. or 5 @ $15 ea. 

Satanoperca daemon 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Stunning wild Colombian collected juvenile 'threespot eartheaters' that develop super impressive trailers on fins at maturity

4 - 4.5": $35 ea. 

Uaru amphiacanthoides

Juveniles of large growing and peaceful but tough 'triangle cichlid' that is often accompanied by oscars, chocolate cichlids, and many characins as common tank mates

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. 

Old World Cichlids (Africa, Madagascar, Asia, etc).
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Heterotilapia buttikoferi 

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

1.5 - 2": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 


Metriaclima fainzilberi 'Maison Reef'

CB  'Zebra Chilumba' grow outs from Maison Reef, Lake Malawi breeding stock featuring beautiful baby blue bodies with dark navy

blue vertical stripes and black-masked faces

2.5 - 3": $15 ea. 

Rubricatochromis exul

Absolutely gorgeous pure bred light orange/red 'Turkana Jewel' that turn to a intense, electric glowing, orange/ red color when in

breeding color! A very showy species! 

2 - 2.5": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Characins (Tetra types), Cyprinids (Barb/Carp types)
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Chalceus macrolepidotus 'Rio Manacacias' WC

Wild collected Colombian 'pink tail chalceus’ very impressive top water species of great size and deep pink colored tail & fins

3.5 - 4": $18 ea. or 5 @ $15 ea. 

Chromobotia macracanthus

Colorful 'clown loaches' in great size; a playful and active addition to medium-large sized community tanks

2.5 - 3": $65 - 3pk. 

Hemigrammus coeruleus 'Rio Negro' WC

Wild import of brilliant pink striped Brazilian 'watermelon tetra' from Rio Negro @ Manaus ; a colorful and acrive species where breeding males are scarlet red with blue face!

1.5 - 2": $10 ea. 

Hemiodus vorderwinkleri 'Rio dos Apiacas' WC

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

3 - 3.5": $90 ea. 


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

3 - 3.5": $20 ea. 

Leporinus pellegrini 'Rio Tocantins' WC

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


3 - 3.5": $55 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": $65 ea.

Metynnis maculatus

CB juveniles of  'spotted metynnis' silver dollars, featuring bold black spots over shimmering silver body and red anal fin

1.5 -2": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 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": $25 ea or $145 lot of 6 ea.

Moenkhausia sp. 'redfin' 'Rio Vaupes' WC

GORGEOUS!  Newly collected, first time import from recent exploration of small unnamed tributary of Rio Vaupes featuring

silver with blue/green hued body and stunning red/orange fins with black lateral stripe from base of caudal to edge of tail

1.5 - 2": $10 ea. 

Myleus cf. schomburgkii 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Wild undescribed Colombian 'wide bar' silver dollars displaying impressive thick/wide  black vertical mid-lateral band

4": $25 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

2.5 - 3": $20 ea. or 5 @ $18 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 5 @ $25 ea. 

Siluriformes species (other catfish species)
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Ageneiosus magoi 'Rio Inirida' WC

Intricately marked, unmistakingly shaped, remarkable 'Orinoco Dolphin Cat' a rare treat for catfish fans

3 - 4": $45 ea. 


Corydoras cf. brevirostris CW027 'Rio Guaviare' WC

Wild Colombian collected 'high-fin cory' that feature an extra tall dorsal fin and a bright 'glow spot' on the top of head in front of


2 - 2.5": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Corydoras concolor 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Wild juvenile 'slate cory' catfish featuring pewter/slate colored body with bronze/green colored cheeks & tail, and with mature adult males displaying an extra tall bronze colored dorsal fin

1 - 1.5": $10 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 sp. CW106 '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": $30 ea. 

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

6": $50 - 1 only

10": $100 - 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 smal groups

2.5 - 3": $12.50 ea. or 5 @ $10 ea. 

Pimelodus tetramerus 'Rio Tocantins' WC

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

3 - 3.5": $35 ea. 

Rhinodoras gallagheri 'Rio Ariari' WC

Rarely imported, attractively marked, non-predatory Doradid catfish; a real treat for catfish collectors that won't grow >10"

5.5 - 6.5": $55 ea. 

Scleromystax barbatus 'Mage' WC

One of,  if not the most impressive and largest growing 'Cory cats';  an uniquely shaped and cool hardy species wild collected from Mage by Rio de Janeiro

2 -2.5": $25 ea. 

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

3.5 - 4": $35 ea. 


Baryancistrus xanthellus L177 'Rio Xingu' WC

Incredible wild Rio Xingu L177 'yellow seam gold nugget' displaying large bright yellow spots and thick yellow trimed fins

3.5 - 4": $55 ea. 

Parancistrus sp. LDA046 'Rio Tocantins' WC

Medium sized, robustly built, wild collected Rio Tocantins 'chubby' plecos

3.5 - 4": $50 ea. 

Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus L001

Single young adult of intricately patterned Brazilian 'gold spot' pleco featuring pearl white/ gold colored oblong spots and huge sailfin dorsal fine

5.5 - 6": $50


September 23 - 29, 2023 stock availability


​WC = Wild caught fish taken 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' = Sexed male and female sold as pair.

'Breeding Pair' = Male and Female that have previously spawned successfully.

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


Listed sizes indicate the range of size for the 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 of smallest listed size. 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 growth.  .


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