Tangled Up in Cichlids

Week of August 8 - 14, 2022 stock availability

F0 = 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. Fish will never be smaller than advertised size (within 1/16th +/- ) but may arrive upsized.


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Central American Cichlids
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Amatitlania nanolutea

Juveniles of highly requested Panamanian 'yellow convict'. Small growing seldom available bright yellow gems. C.A.R.E.S Species

1 - 1.5": $15 ea. 

Amatitlania sajica

CB juveniles of rarely available, small growing, Costa Rican gem; beautifully colored blue/red (males) & blue/yellow (females) at maturity

1 - 1.5": $15 ea. 

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": $15 ea. 

Astratheros macracanthus 'Rio Los Perros' F2

Uncommon in nature with unique characteristics distinguish it as the only remaining Astatheros species. Grows 10-12" but does well with md growing, md aggression species. Features include robust body shape w/ pastel colors, broad vertical bars w/ pearl scale pattern and orange eyes.

2.5 - 3": $10 ea.

Cibroheros alfari 'Rio Este' F2

F2 juveniles of Rio Este, Costa Rican red breasted beauties

4 - 4.5": $25 ea. - limited quantity available

Cribroheros altifrons

Great sized CB juveniles of colorful golden yellow bodied central American sand sifter covered in blue spangles and hues with black vertical mid-lateral band

2 - 2.5": $18 ea. 

Cryptoheros cutteri

Beautifully colored featuring a horizontal electric blue stripe over brilliant yellow body  and vertical black striped pattern on this small-medium growing mild mannered species 

1.5 - 2" $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 


Herichthys tamasopoensis

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

2.5 - 3": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 

Hypsophrys nicaraguensis

CB adolescent multicolored 'macaw cichlid' medium - large growing with mild aggression that feature a rainbow of colors as adults

3 - 3.5": $18 ea.​​


Maskaheros argentea

CB juveniles of majestic, large growing, tall silver bodied species covered in black pepper spotted pattern

1.5 - 2": $15 ea. 

Oscura heterospilus

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

1 - 1.5": $15 ea. 

Parachromis dovii

Giant growing predatory 'wolf cichlid' bred from colorful CB Costa Rican stock that display intense turquoise blue coloring with heavy spotted pattern at maturity. A true show species for the large aquaria

3.5 - 4": $20 ea. or 5 @ $18 ea. (unsexed)

Parachromis dovii 'Red'

Grow outs of highly requested, large growing red morph 'wolf cichlids' available in a very limited quantity

5": $50 ea. - unsexed

Parachromis manguensis 'Rio Danto'

Juvenile 'Jaguar cichlid' bred from long term kept Rio Danto, La Ceiba Honduran stock already displaying intricate bold black pattern over golden/yellow bodies

2 - 2.5": $15 ea. 

Rheoheros lentiginosum 'Rio Chacamax'

CB juveniles of rarely available slender built riverine species that features gorgeous pastel blue, purple & red hues over silver body with several vertical black bands

2 - 2.5": $20 ea. or 5 @ $18 ea. 

Vieja breidohri 'Rio Salado' F2

Juveniles of less blocky/more streamlined riverine form of highly colorful sky blue & pastel pink race

2 - 2.5": $18 ea. 

Vieja maculicauda

Juveniles of large growing CB Black belts featuring silver bodies covered in black 'pepper' spots with distinct black "belt" and blood red throat 

3 - 3.5": $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 - 3.5": $18 ea. 


South American Cichlids
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Acarichthys heckelii

CB 'threadfin acara' grow outs covered with rows of sparkling diamond spots and long fin extensions at maturity

2.5 - 3": $15 ea. or 6 @ $12.50 ea. 

Aequidens metae 'Rio Manacacias' F0

Impressively colored and sized, 'yellow/orange saddle acara from newly offered Rio Manacacias location, a tributary of Rio Meta

3.5 - 4.5": $28 ea. 

Aequidens tetramerus 'Rio Guayas' F0 

Rarely offered wild collected Rio Guayas, Colombian 'saddle acara', a robust & hardy medium growing species 

3.5 - 4": $45 ea. - limited quantity available 

Andinoacara cf. coeruleopunctatus 'Rio Guale' F1

First ever offering of F1 juveniles of newly discovered coeru-like acara from one time ever collection(2021) from Darien Gap, Choco, Colombia featuring emerald green body covered in blue spangles and striped face 

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. 

Andinoacara pulcher 'Rio Manacas' F2

Single F2 grow out male of pure Tunapuna–Piarco, Trinidad collected 'blue acara' featuring olive green body covered in bright blue/green spangles on face and body

3.5 - 4": $20 ea. - 1 male only

Andinoacara rivulatus

Brightly colored CB juvenile 'green terror' already displaying bright blue/green and orange coloring

3 - 3.5": $15 ea. 

Astronotus crassipinnis 'Rio Araguaia' F0

Wild Brazilian black & gold banded real Rio Araguaia 'bumblebee oscars'; the most requested and sought after 'oscar'

5" - 6": $115 ea.

Astronotus sp. Jurua 'Rio Caqueta' F0

Wild collected juveniles of undescribed (potentially next to be described) '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

2 - 2.5": $18 ea. - limited quantity available

Bujurquina mariae 'Leticia' F0

Rarely seen or collected, potentially first US commercial import, collected from Rio Amazonas @ Leticia by my team of Colombian collectors. A TUIC exclusive!

3.5 - 4": $35 ea. - limited quantity available

Caquetaia myersi 'Rio Guayas' F0

Wild collected juveniles of uniquely specialized large-mouthed piscivore featuring, red eyes, bright yellow body from rarely collected Rio Guayas, Colombia

2.5 - 3": $35 ea -  limited quantity available

Cichla kelberi 'Rio Parana' F0

Wild Rio Parana 'gold spangled peacock bass' - rare wild import of exceedingly beautiful peacock bass

4 - 4.5": $135 ea. -  limited quantity available

Cichla piquiti 'Rio Parana' F0

Wild Rio Parana 'azul peacock bass' multiple vertical bars + blue fins = highly sought after!

4 - 4.5": $135 ea. -  limited quantity available

Crenicichla chicha 'Rio Papagaio' F0

Uber rare offering of draw dropping beautiful, multi-colored, medium growing wild collected pike cichlid from Rio Papagaio, Mato Grosso State of Brazil. A must have for serious Crenicichla collectors!

2.75 - 3": $200 ea. - limited quantity available

Crenicichla frenata 'Trinidad' F0

Gorgeous & great sized medium growing wild Trinidad collected rarity that features bronze colored body with broken black lateral bar, bold ocelli spot on base of caudal, and is covered in brilliant gold spangles   

4 - 5": $35 ea. 

Crenicichla multispinosa 'Suriname' F0

Rare offering of large sized wild Suriname collected 'Suriname Flame Pike' males covered with intense silver spangles over navy blue lateral band along length of body

6": $175 - (male only) - Limited quantity available

8": $225 - (male only) - Limited quantity available

Crenicichla semifasciata 'Pantanal' F0

Adolescents of rarely offered small-medium growing 'pike cichlid' featuring short blunt head and several dark blotches along lateral line

2.5 - 3": $65 ea. 

3.5 - 4": $75 ea.

Geophagus altifrons 'Rio Araguaia'

CB juveniles of large growing earth eater featuring bold electric blue upper lip & lower jaw line and small black lateral blotch from Rio Araguaia Brazilian breeders

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. 

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

2 - 2.5": $20 ea. 

Geophagus neambi 'Ro Tocantins' F0

Rarely offered wild collection of brilliantly blue spangled altifrons-like Rio Tocantins gems

3.5 - 4": $45 ea. or 5 @ $40 ea. 

Geophagus pellegrini 'Upper Rio San Juan' F0

Wild collected upper Rio San Juan, Choco, Colombia 'Yellow hump head' Geos displaying bright golden-yellow and blue colors available in a range of sizes

4 - 4.5": $40 ea. 

Geophagus sp. 'Rio Branco'

CB juveniles of large growing breathtakingly beautiful undescribed eartheaters from Rio Branco @ Roraima Brazil breeding stock

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. 

Geophagus sp. 'Rio Caete'

CB juveniles of rarely offered medium growing Rio Caete, Para Brazilian jewel; featuring wide horizontal red stripes over bronze colored body at maturity

1.5 - 2": $20 ea.  

Geophagus sveni 'Rio Parana' F0

Wild young adolescents of exceedingly desirable Rio Parana sveni; the epitome of a showpiece species that every geo fan should keep

3 - 4": $100 ea.

Geophagus sveni 'Rio Parana' 

CB juveniles of highly requested and possibly most beautiful of all earth eaters

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. or 5 @ $18 ea. 

Geophagus winemilleri

CB adolescents of very impressive and large growing, mild mannered eartheaters with red striped tails and black 'check mark' on cheek at maturity

1.5 - 2": $26 ea. 

Heros efasciatus 'Rio Tapajos' F0

Impressive wild Rio Tapajos 'blue faced severum' showing off an intense indigo blue colored face with violet red vermiculations on head even at smaller size

3 - 4": $65 ea. 

Heros cf. efasciatus 'rotkeil'

Adolescent grow outs of colorful and highly requested Peruvian red shoulder 'Rotkeil' severum in rarely offered size

3 - 4": $28 ea. or 5 @ $25 ea. 


Heros liberifer 'Rio Inirida' F0

Wild incredibly colorful red spotted/sided Colombian mouth-brooding severum available in a limited quantity

4.5 - 5": $50 ea. 

Hypselecara coryphaenoides 'Rio Preto Da Eva' F0

Beautiful scarlet red & yellow wild Brazilian 'yellow nape chocolate cichlid' from Rio Preto Da Eva in a rarely offered large chunky size and one of the nicest populations I have ever seen

5 - 6": $125.00 ea. - limited quantity available

7 - 8": $135.00 ea.  - limited quantity available

Hypselecara temporalis

CB ‘chocolate cichlids’ richly colored, mild mannered & showy species featuring red wine colored body and blood red eyes

3 - 3.5": $25 ea. 

Laetacara araguaiae 'Rio Tocantins' F0

Wild collected young adolescents of super colorful turquoise blue and yellow 'dwarf smiling acara' – formerly known as 'buckelkopf' from rarely offered Rio Tocantins provenance

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea. 

Laetacara thayeri 'Leticia' F0

Rarely collected and imported 'Thayer’s Dwarf Acara' collected from Rio Amazonas by special request of my Colombian collectors. This is rare offer for small growing acara fans! 

2.5 - 3": $15 ea.

Mesoheros festae 'Narino' F0

UBER RARE, offering(3rd ever & potentially last) of wild Colombian collected 'red terrors' exclusively collected over several trips from the northern most known natural occurrence of festae @ Narino, Southwestern most dept. of Colombia that forms the political boundary with northwestern Ecuador. 

4 - 5" : $90 ea. - unsexed -  very limited quantity available

Pterophyllum altum 'Rio Atabapo' F1

Large-sized tank bred altums from wild collected & desirable Rio Atabapo breeding stock in perfect condition

3.5 - 4":  $90 ea. - limited quantity available


Pterophyllum leopoldi 'Rio Negro' F0

Wild adolescents of seldom imported, uniquely long nosed, hardy 'Roman nosed' Brazilian angelfish; a rare treat for angelfish fans

2.5 - 3": $55 ea. 

Pterophyllum scalare 'Rio Nanay' F0

Large, impressive sized, wild collected Rio Nanay 'Peruvian altums' already begging to display adult color & spotted pattern

3 - 3.5": $55 ea. 

Pterophyllum scalare 'Rio Xingu'

CB juveniles of rarely offered Rio Xingu Brazilian bred true scalare angels with sharp pointed noses and an already impressive pattern

2 - 2.5": $20 ea. 

African / Old World Cichlids
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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": $18 ea. - Limited quantity available 

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

CB juvenile 'yellow fin chalceus’ a very impressive top water species that does great in small groups and are excellent dithers in a large cichlid tank

2 - 2.5": $15 ea. 

Cyclocheilichthys apogon F0

Super rare import of wild Thai 'beardless barb'; graceful & attractive, 12" growing species w/ black spot-lined, gold body w/ red fins

5 - 5.5": $45 ea. 

Hampala macrolepidota F0

Rare import of wild collected, large growing, robust, colorful, & active cyprinid; coveted sport fish that amounts to a great larger community species

5.5 - 6": $45 ea. - limited quantity available

8 - 8.5": $65 ea. - limited quantity available

Hemigrammus coeruleus 'Rio Negro' F0

Wild import of brilliant pink striped Brazilian 'watermelon tetra' from Rio Negro @ Manaus breeding males are scarlet red with blue face!

1.5 - 2": $15 ea. 

Hemiodus vorderwinkleri 'Rio dos Apiacas' F0

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

2.5 - 3.5": $100 ea. 

Heterocharax virgulatus 'Rio Jufari' F0

Incredibly colored wild Brazilian tetra that displays an absolute rainbow of breathtaking colors from shimming blue, green, violet, to translucent gold & platinum with every angle you look at it from

1.5": $18  or 5 @ $15 ea. 

Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma

Jumbo sized Peruvian 'bleeding heart tetras featuring deep pink colored bodies with distinctive dark red spot on flanks, black & white tipped dorsal fins; a great schooling fish in groups of 6 or more

2 - 2.5": $55 (lot of 6)

Hyphessobrycon melanostichos 'Mato Grosso' F0

Amazing wild 'Black-banded Tetra' displaying bright electric-blue color on top half of body above the bold black longitudinal band from eye to caudal

1.5 - 2": $18 ea.

Hyphessobrycon negodagua 'Rio Pratinha' F0

Stunning charcoal colored body that turn jet black when in breeding color surrounded by stark white dorsal & anal fins

1": $18 ea. 

Metynnis fasciatus 'Rio Capim' 

Highly requested small-medium growing cb ‘tiger striped silver dollars from Rio Capim, Brazlian collected breeding stock ’; outstanding when kept in groups and feature incredible tiger stripes as they mature 

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


Metynnis lippincottianus 'Mato Grosso' F0

Wild juveniles of rarely offered medium growing Brazilian silver dollar that feature life long black polka dots and red fins over silver body

2.5 - 3:" $40 ea.  

Myleus cf. schomburgkii 'Puerto Carreno' F0

Super colorful 'wide bar' Rio Orinoco Colombian silver dollars of great size that develop intense red spotting on body maturity

3.5 - 4": $55 ea. or 6 @ $50 ea. 

Myleus cf. schomburgkii 'Rio Vichada' F0

Robust clear water collected 'wide bar' silver dollars displaying impressive thick/wide vertical mid-lateral line

4 - 4.5": $60 ea. or 5 @ $55 ea. 

Myloplus rubripinnis 'Rio Inirida' F0

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": $40 ea. or 5 @ $35 ea.  

Osteochilus waandersii F0

Wild Thailand collected red-finned 'hard-lipped barb' species; 10" max size - very ltd qty

4 - 4.5": $28 ea.


Tetragonopterus argenteus 'Rio Tocantins' F0

Large growing, huge-eyed Brazilian high-backed tetra featuring chrome-like colored body, red fins, and black spot at base of caudal fins

3.5 - 4": $40 ea. 

Utiaritichthys sennaebragai 'Rio Papagaio' F0

Extremely rare offer and potentially first US offering of wild collected, medium growing 'Pacu' displaying brilliant silver body with yellow tint and becomes enveloped in large red patches at maturity

2.5 - 3": $110 ea. 

Siluriformes species (other catfish species)
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Bagroides melapterus

Brilliant black & gold marble patterned Indonesian 'harlequin lancer' catfish in large & super impressive show quality size and color

8.5 - 9": $100

Corydoras sp. CW010 ' Peru Orange Stripe Cory'

Peaceful highly desirable, Peruvian 'orange laser' Cory cat featuring a shimmering gold colored body with nearly fluorescent orange horizontal stripe from head to tail

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. 

Corydoras (Brochis) splendens 'Rio Putumayuo' F0

Chunky wild collected brilliant emerald green colored cory cat that is peaceful & gregarious and prefers to be maintained in groups

2 - 2.5": $15 ea. - limited quantity available

Corydoras tukano 'São Gabriel da Cachoeira' F0

Wild Rio Negro @ São Gabriel da Cachoeira Brazilian collected 'bumblebee cory' extremely rare, remarkably attractive Cory sporting bold triple saddle pattern and banded caudal

1.5 - 2": $35 ea. or 6 @ $30 ea. 

Corydoras weitzmani

Gorgeous golden-brown bodied 'two saddle cory' catfish featuring distinct black blotches over eyes and two 'saddle' marks on back half of body

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. 

Pimelodus tetramerus 'Rio Tocantins' F0

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

3 - 3.5": $50 ea. 

Scleromystax barbatus 'Mage' F0

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"$30 ea. or 5 @ $28 ea. 

Loricariid species (armored catfish & pleco) 
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Baryancistrus demantoides L200 'Rio Inirida' F0

Wild juvenile 'hifin L200 green phantom' plecos featuring lime green body with pearl colored spot pattern and yellow fins

2.5 - 3": $48 ea. 

Hypostomus faveolus L037 'Rio Tocantins' F0

Wild great sized adolescents of distinctive patterned 'honeycomb pleco' from Rio Tocantins collection

4 - 5": $70 ea.

Hypostomus plecostomus 'Albino'

Large & impressive long-term tank raised specimen featuring pearl while colored body with laser red eye

9.5 - 10": $35 ea.

Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias L240 'Rio Inirida' F0

White spotted 'vampire pleco' - jet black body & fins covered in large white polka dots

3.5 - 4": $75 ea.

5.5 - 6": $90 ea. 

Megalancistrus parananus L113 'Pantanal'

Adolescents of incredibly rare & seriously spiny, robustly built, ‘Mega pleco' that are completely covered with odontodes like an aquatic porcupine! 

13 - 14": $650 ea.  

Panaque ambrusteri L027 'Rio Tapajos' F0

Beautiful, boldly contrasting bold gold & black striped juveniles of highly requested 'royal' pleco 

2 - 3": $90 ea. 

Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae 'Rio Ariari' L330 F0

Newly described wild collected Colombian spotted 'watermelon royal pleco' a larger growing super showpiece species currently available in a range of sizes

9 - 10": $95 ea. 


Parotocinclus maculicauda 'Mage' F0

Rare wild Mage, Rio De Janeiro collected red finned, spotted Oto cats; peaceful and attractive option for an excellent algea eating tankmate

1.5 - 2": $20 ea.


Osphronemus goramy 'Albino'

Juvenile of large growing gentle 'giant' gourami featuring a platinum pink body with laser red eyes

6": $75 ea. 

Trichropodus pectoralis

Adolescents of large growing and attractive 'snakeskin' gourami maturing to olive & turquoise colored bodies with amber eyes and red thread fins

3.5  - 4": $8 ea. 

Ancients / Oddballs / Brackish - wild unless otherwise noted

Datnioides undecimradiatus

Large and impressive Thai 'thin bar dat' or 'Mekong tiger perch' with cream/yellow body and bold black vertical bars eating dry and frozen food

7": $200 ea. - limited quantity


Week of August 8 - 14, 2022 stock availability


F0 = 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. Fish will never be smaller than advertised size (within 1/16th +/- ) but may arrive upsized.


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