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Tangled Up in Cichlids 
April 20 - 26, 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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Acarichthys heckelii 'Rio Nanay' WC

Wild Peruvian 'threadfin acara' with amber cheeks/abdomen, orange anal fin, and diamond spotted flanks at maturity

3.5 - 4": $48 ea. or 4 @ $45 ea. 

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.​

Aequidens diadema 'Jenaro Herrera' WC

Rarely collected or imported Peruvian 'royal acara' already displaying a rainbow of color

2 - 2.5": $25 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. 

Andinoacara pulcher 'Electric blue'

Highly requested, perfect sized, chunky 'EBA/ Electric Blue Acara' featuring brilliant iridescent blue bodies available

2.5 - 3": $18 ea. 

Andinoacara rivulatus 'Gold Saum'

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

1.5 - 2": $15 ea. 

Apistogramma sp. D6 - Mitu 'Rio Vaupes' WC

Smaller, slender built yellow & red faced apisto collected from tributary of Rio Vaupes tributary near city of Mitu

1 - 1.5": $25 ea. (unsexed)

Apistogramma sp. D37 'Rio Inirida' WC

Gorgeous, colorful and robustly built 'Kiemenfleck' apisto; wild collected from lagoon near headwaters of Rio Inirida

1 - 1.5": $25 ea. (unsexed)

Apistogramma sp. D39 'Rio Vaupes' WC

Beautifully colored and recently discovered(2017) dwarf cichlid from upper Rio Vaupes. Also, known as Apistogramma sp. Alto Vaupes I

1 - 1.5": $35 ea. (unsexed)

Apistogramma sp. D50 'Rio Vaupes' WC

Handsome red & blue faced, larger growing apisto collected from Rio Vaupes headwaters 

 1.5 - 2": $25 ea. (unsexed)


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.

2 - 2.5": $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": $5 ea.


Biotodoma wavrini 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Seldom imported wild collected Colombian earth eating specialists; a peaceful species that does well in groups or in mixed communities of similarly mannered species 

2.5 - 3": $15 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 orinosense 'Rio Meta' WC

Wild collected impressively sized adolescents from small tributary of Rio Meta, Casanares dept, Eastern Colombia llanos region

3.5 - 4": $18 ea. 

Crenicichla zebrina 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Wild collected juveniles of highly desirable and incredibly colorful Colombian 'zebra pike' 

2.5 - 3": $105 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 steindachneri 'Rio Magdalena' F1

F1 Colombian 'red hump' Geos; medium growing, very hardy species displaying deep red humped heads with sky blue sheen on sides of body

1.5 - 2": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 

Heros sp. 'red spotted gold'

Highly requested juvenile golden bodied & red spotted severum that mature into colorful, showy gold & red adults

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. or 6 @$18 ea. 


Hoplarchus psittacus 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Wild adolescent Orinoco collected, Colombian true 'parrot cichlids' in great size w/ characteristic turquoise color & huge red eyes

4 - 4.5": $50 ea. 

Hypselecara temporalis 'Rio Itaya' WC

Wild Peruvian collected 'chocolate' cichlids a robust, richly colored, and mild mannered species featuring red wine & emerald green colored body and blood red eyes at maturity

1.5 - 2": $15 ea. 

Ivanacara adoketa 'Rio Icana' WC

Amazingly colored wild juveniles of small growing (less than 5") colorful amber and turquoise blue faced, black banded 'zebra acara' from the most colorful known, and extremely remote population of Rio Icana @ Colombia/Brazil border

2 - 2.5": $30 ea. 

Kronoheros cf. umbriferus 'Rio Magdalena' F1

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

1 - 1.5": $10 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 dorsiger

Beautiful CB grow outs of peaceful 'red breast acara', featuring brilliant yellow and blue bodies with red edged fins and chest at maturity. Perfect for that Amazon community tank

1.5 - 2": $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. 


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" tall): $20 ea.

Pterophyllum scalare 'Rio Nanay' WC

Wild caught Peruvian scalare angels  already displaying spotted pattern

3.5 - 4": $75 ea. (6 - 7" tall)

Satanoperca jurupari 'Rio Nanay' WC

Wild Rio Nanay jurupari-like earth eater also known as sp. 'orange lips' due to unique orange lips at maturity

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. 


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North ('Central') American Cichlids

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Amatitlania myrnae 'Rio Lari' F2

F2 juvenile Rio Lari, Costa Rican 'topaz cichlid' that display purple and amber/yellow adult coloration. C.A.R.E.S species. 

1.5 - 2": $25 pr. - sexed m/f pairs

Amatitlania nigrofasciata 'Rio Monda'

Juveniles from long-maintained tank bred, Rio Monda, tributary of Rio Aquan, from near westernmost locality on Atlantic slope of Honduras collected 'convicts'; featuring bold black stripe patterned males and impressive blue & yellow base on fins with orange belly on breeding females

2 - 2.5": $25 - sexed m/f/f trios

Amphilophus citrinellus

Large sized bright orange tank bred grow outs of Lake Nicaraguan 'Midas' available in a limited quantity

6 - 6.5": $75 ea. - limited quantity available

Amphilophus labiatus 'Lago Nicaragua' F1

Stunning real F1 male / female breeding pair of Lago Nicaragua @ Grenada purebred 'red devils' from Rusty Wessels famous 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":  $250 - m/f breeding pair

Amphilophus lyonsi 'Rio Platanal' F2

Juveniles of large growing & less aggressive Amphilophus rarity from Rio Plantanal, Panamanian bred stock that feature colorful orange and black barred pattern and an outgoing personality! C.A.R.E.S species

1": $15 ea. 

Amphilophus trimaculatus 'Rio Tehuantepec'

Juvenile & grow out sizes available of highly requested 'trimac' from 3 spotted, Rio Tehuantepec, Mexico breeding stock from circa 2013 collection featuring  lime green/yellow body with small blue 'sprinkles' on the face and deep red throats

1.5 - 2": $15 ea. 

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

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

2 - 2.5": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10  ea.

Herichthys tamasopoensis

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

2 - 2.5": $18 ea. or 5 @ $15 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": $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea. 


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 'Red'

Juveniles of highly requested, large growing red morph Costa Rican 'wolf cichlids'; offspring from the famously documented breeding pair belonging to 'AquaMojo'

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea.


Parachromis managuensis

Juvenile hobby favorite, 'Jaguar' cichlids beginning to display intricate bold black pattern over golden/yellow bodies

2 - 2.5": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea.  


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

Extra-large sized young adults of beautifully colored aquarium bred strain 'Firemouth' with glowing red and blue colors

4 - 5": $25 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 salivini 'Rio Grijalva'

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

3 - 3.5": $18 ea. or sexed pairs @ $45 pr.


Vieja maculicauda

Juvenile 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

3 - 3.5": $25 ea. 

6 - 6.5": $55 ea. or sexed pairs @ $120 pr.

Vieja melanura 'var. synspila'

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

3 - 3.5": $28 ea. or 6 @ $25 ea. 

8 - 9": $100 ea.  - limited quantity avail. 


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Old World Cichlids (Africa, Madagascar, Asia, etc.)
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Aulonocara hueseri 'Likoma' F2

F2 juveniles of beautiful blue & yellow Likoma Island, Lake Malawi 'midnight peacock' 

2 - 2.5": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. (unsexed)

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": $65 lot - lot of 6 ea. (unsexed)


Heterotilapia buttikoferi 

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

3 - 3.5" : $20 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.

1.5 - 2": $55 lot - lot of 6 (unsexed)

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

3 - 3.5": $110 lot (1 male / 3 female lot)

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! 

2.5 - 3": $10 ea.


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

Cyprinodontiformes (livebearers), Melanotaeniidae (Rainbowfishes)

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Chalceus macrolepidotus 'Rio Orinoco' WC

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

3.5 - 4": $28 ea.


Chilodus punctatus 'Rio Vaupes' WC

Wild Colombian collected 'spotted head stander'; a peaceful, small sized, and attractive characin that does well in groups & community planted aquaria

2.5 - 3": $25 - 3 pk. 

Devario aequipinnatus 'Giant danio'

Great sized tank born & raised 'giant danios', large growing, incredibly hardy, and tolerate a wide range of temperature and water chemistries. An excellent dither/target species to the small-medium growing cichlid tank or just a great highly active addition to a peaceful community 

2 - 2.5": $20 - lots of 6 ea. 

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": $75  - 1 only

Hyphessobrycon columbianus

Beautiful 'Colombian tetras' featuring mirror like iridescent blue body with impressive red colored fins at maturity. A medium growing, attractive & highly active tetra from extreme northern Colombia

1.5": $20 - lots of 6 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 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.

Melanotaenia boesemani

Remarkably striking ½ blue, ½ yellow New Guinea rainbowfish that makes for a mesmerizing display when groups are kept and can shoal together! 

2 - 2.5": $15 ea. 

Metynnis fasciatus 'Rio Capim'

Large size available of highly requested 'tiger striped' silver dollars from Rio Capim, Brazilian collected breeding stock; outstanding when kept in groups and feature incredible tiger stripes!

4.5 - 5": $50 ea. 

Moenkhausia dictyota 'Rio Vaupes' WC

Rare! GORGEOUS & Newly collected from recent exploration of small unnamed tributary of Rio Vaupes, near Mitu 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": $18 ea. or 10 @ $15 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.

Paracheirodon innesi

Tank born & raised aquarium hobby staple 'neon tetra' featuring iconic neon blue, red & silver body. A small growing, very peaceful species that look absolutely amazing when kept in large groups

1": $25 - lots of 10 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.

4 - 4.5": $40 ea. 

Xiphophorus helleri 'Rio Otapa'

Great sized wild-type 'swordtail' from Rio Otapa, Veracruz, Mexico long-term tank maintained breeding stock displaying brilliant red, blue & yellow bodies with heavy 'pepper spotted' patterns. Perfect for your North/Central American biotope tank

2 - 2.5": $20 - lots of 6 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.

Bagroides melapterus

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

12": $150


Calophysus macropterus 'Rio Amazonas' WC

Peruvian collected 'vulture cat' possessing all the 'giant' cat attributes except titanic size; grows to 18"

3 - 4": $45 ea.  

Corydoras cf. burgessi C121 'Rio Negro' WC

Wild Rio Negro, Colombian collected undescribed C. burgessi-like cory cat featuring unique darkened gill covers with gold 'helmet', black vertical band over eyes, and black dorsal fin with extended black lateral band to top of caudal base

1 - 1.5": $30 ea. or 5 @ $28 ea. 

Corydoras cf. brevirostris CW027 'Rio Inirida' WC

Perfect sized and brilliantly colored 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 dorsal

2 - 2.5": $90 - lot of 5


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)

Leiarius marmoratus 'Rio Nanay' WC

Wild Peruvian 'marble achara' catfish; a large growing, attractive, and showy cat with chocolate brown & tan marble patterned body and huge sailfin like dorsal fin: 

3.5 - 4": $45 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.

10": $75 - 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.

Sorubim lima 'Rio Amazonas' WC

Wild Peruvian Amazon collected 'duckbill cat' featuring wide, flat head and bold blakc lateral band that runs entire length of body

3.5 - 4": $40 ea. 

Synodontis eupterus

Great sixed medium & large African 'featherfin squeaker' catfish displaying long streaming fins with chocolate colored body and black spotted patterns

4 - 4.5": $25 ea. 

7.5 - 8": $50 ea. 


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Loricariid species (armored catfish & pleco)

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Baryancistrus beggini L239 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Wild Upper Rio Orinoco collected beautiful navy blue 'Panaque' from Colombia

2.5 - 3": $45 ea. 

Baryancistrus demantoides L200 ' Rio Orinoco WC

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

2.5 - 3": $45 ea. 

Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias L240 'Rio Orinoco' WC

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

2.5 - 3": $45 ea. 

Leporacanthicus triactis L091 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Remarkable orange/black banded dorsal, adipose, & caudal fins ‘triple beacon pleco’ in a great size

3 - 4": $45 ea. 

Panaqolus albivermis L204 'Rio Ucayali' WC

Great sized, bold pinstripe patterned Peruvian 'flash pleco'

3.5 - 4": $60 ea. 

Pseudohemiodon apithanos 'Rio Guayas' WC

Formally known as P. sp. 'Caqueta'; only recently identified as the true 'chameleon whiptail'; this is the intricately marked, variably patterned, one of a kind specimens available in a limited quantity

7 - 7.5": $75 ea. 


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