Tangled Up in Cichlids

 Week of November 28, 2022 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 - 1.5": $12.50 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.

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 

2 - 2.5": $12.50 ea. 

Herichthys tamasopoensis

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

2.5 - 3": $12.50 ea. 

Herotilapia multispinosa

Great sized CB 'rainbow cichlids' - a medium growing, very well behaved & easy to breed species that can be kept in low aggression community

2 - 2.5": $15 ea. 

Maskaheros argenteus

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 'Red' 

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

3.5 - 4": $35 ea.

Vieja breidohri 'Rio Salado' F2

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

2.5 - 3": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 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 - 2.5": $15 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

1.5 - 2": $25 ea.

2.5 - 3" $30 ea. 

Biotodoma wavrini 'Rio Inirida' WC

Seldom imported & perfect sized wild Rio Inirida Colombian collected peaceful earth eating specialists that develop soft pastel pink, blue, & yellow colors at maturity

1.5 - 2": $12.50 ea.

Bujurquina mariae 'Leticia' WC

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 - 4.5": $30 ea. - limited quantity available

Cichla mirianae 'Rio Braco Norte' WC

Real wild collected adolescent 'Fogo' peacock bass from Rio Braco Norte, Mato Grosso, Brazil. One of the most sought after Cichla species with throat & belly turning 'fire red'

3 - 3.5": $175 ea. 

Crenicichla chicha 'Rio Papagaio' WC

Uber rare offering of draw dropping beautiful, multi-colored, medium growing, wild collected pike cichlid from Rio Papagaio, Mato Grosso State of Brazil

3 - 3.5": $200 ea. - unsexed

4 - 4.5": $250 ea. - sexed males

Crenicichla frenata 'Trinidad' WC

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   

3 - 3.5": $20 ea. 

Crenicichla multispinosa 'Suriname' WC

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

8.5 - 9": $225 - Limited quantity available

Crenicichla semifasciata 'Pantanal' WC

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 Uatuman'

Perfect sized grow outs of large growing eartheater from Rio Uatuman, Brazilian breeding stock

2.5 - 3" $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 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

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Geophagus neambi 'Rio Tocantins' WC 

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

2.5 - 3": $45 ea. 

3.5 - 4':  $55 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

2.5 - 3": $18 ea.  

Geophagus sveni 'Rio Parana' WC

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

3.5 - 4": $90 ea.

Guianacara cf. owroewefi

CB juveniles of rarely offered Suriname sourced breeding stock that develop red spotting over bronze flanks at maturity similar to G. sphenozona from neighboring watershed

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea. 

Guianacara dacrya 'Roraima' WC

Rare offering of wild collected juvenile hump headed, bandit eye-striped earth eater from far northern state of Roraima along Guyana political boundary

1.5 - 2": $40 ea. 


Heros liberifer 'Rio Inirida' WC

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

4.5 - 5": $55 ea.

Hypselecara coryphaenoides 'Rio Preto Da Eva' WC

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

7 - 8": $115.00 ea.  - limited quantity available

Hypselecara temporalis

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

7 - 7.5": $70 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!

3 - 3.5": $60 ea. - unsexed

4 - 4.5": $75 ea.  - unsexed

Laetacara fulvipinnis 'Rio Atabapo' WC

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

2 - 3": $25 ea.

3.5 - 4": $35 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 - 2.5": $25 ea. 

Mesoheros festae 'Narino' WC

Wild Colombian collected 'red terrors' exclusively collected over several trips from Narino dept. of Colombia in extreme Southwestern most dept. of Col. that forms the political boundary with northwestern Ecuador. A TUIC exclusive! 

3.5 - 4": $85 ea. - unsexed

Pterophyllum altum 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Absolutely amazing wild Orinoco altums in nearly perfect condition with impressive fins and color; some of the nicest ive seen in a long while

2 - 2.5": $85 ea. 

Pterophyllum leopoldi 'Rio Negro' WC

Wild adolescents of seldom imported, uniquely long nosed, hardy 'Roman nosed' Brazilian angelfish; a rare treat for angelfish fans. Listed size is body size, not height

3.5 - 4": $75 ea. 

Pterophyllum scalare 'Rio Nanay' WC

Large, impressive sized, wild collected Rio Nanay 'Peruvian altums' already begging to display adult color & spotted pattern (listed size is body length, not height)

3 - 3.5": $50 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 (listed size is body length, not height)

2 - 2.5": $20 ea.

Uaru amphiacanthoides

CB 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

2.5 - 3": $28 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

2 - 2.5": $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

2.5 - 3": $15 ea. 

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. 

Hampala macrolepidota WC

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. 

8 - 8.5": $65 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

2.5 - 3.5": $100 ea. or 3 @ $90 ea. 

Hyphessobrycon melanostichos 'Comodoro' WC

Amazing wild Comodoro, Mato Grosso collected 'Black banded Tetra' displaying bright sky-blue body coloration with bold black longitudinal band from eye to caudal

1.5" $18 ea.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Hyphessobrycon negodagua 'Rio Pratinha' WC

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

1 - 1.5": $15 ea.  

Iguanodectes geisleri 'Rio Negro' WC

Elegant looking slender bodied 'lizard tetra' featuring horizontal red & black bands running from operculum to caudal base. Prefers to be in groups and does well with other small & delicate tetras such as cardinals, dwarf pencil fish, and Mikrogeophagus 

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. 

Leporinus nijsseni

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

2.5 - 3.5": $25 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": $65 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": $75 ea. 

Metynnis maculatus

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

2.5 - 3": $15 ea.

Myleus cf. schomburgkii 'Puerto Carreno' WC

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

4 - 4.5": $50 ea. 

Myleus cf. schomburgkii 'Rio Vichada' WC

Robust clear water collected 'wide bar' silver dollars displaying impressive thick/wide vertical mid-lateral line and bold red/orange throats

4.5 - 5": $60 ea. - limited quantity available

Myloplus rubripinnis 'Rio Inirida' 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": $40 ea. or 6 @ $35 ea.  

Osteochilus waandersii 'Thailand' WC

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

4 - 4.5": $28 ea.

Pseudochalceus kyburzi 'Rio Dagua' WC

Rare offer of 'pink spot Choco tetra' a unique & robust pink spotted tetra that grows to about 4"

2 - 3.5": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 

Semaprochilodus laticeps 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Large sized Colombian ‘flagtails’ with black checkerboard pattern on rear of body and black & red striped tails

3.5 - 4": $38 ea. or 5 @ $35 ea. 


Tetragonopterus argenteus 'Rio Tocantins' WC

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

3.5 - 4": $36 ea. 

Utiaritichthys sennaebragai 'Rio Papagaio' WC

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 - 3.5": $110 ea. - limited quantity available

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

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

6": $75 ea. 

Bagroides melapterus

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

8.5 - 9": $90 ea. 

Corydoras araguaiaensis 'Rio Araguaia' WC

Rare offering of amazing Araguaia 'spotted corys' featuring rows of large black pepper-like spots over silver bodies. An undemading species that is peaceful and is great is in groups 

2 - 2.5": $70 ea.- limited quantity available


Corydoras eques 'Anori' WC

Beautiful emerald green body with brilliant orange over operculum and nape medium growing, wild collected, true eques cory from Anori cty, Amazonas state of Brazil

1.5 - 2": $35 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": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 

Corydoras melini  'Rio Ariari' WC

Wild collected small growing (less than 2") 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

1.25 - 1.5": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 ea. 

Corydoras pulcher 'Labrea' WC

Impressive wild Labrea cty, Amazonas state collected 'pretty cory' featuring bright orange line from eye to tip of extra tall first dorsal ray and dual black spotted lateral lines

2.5 - 3": $35 ea. 

Corydoras robustus 'Rio Madeira' WC

Large sized 'robust cory' wild collected from Rio Madeira, Humaitá featuring bronze colored vertical band from eye and along the first ray of its extra tall dorsal fin

3 - 3.5": $55 ea.

Corydoras sp. CW051 'Rio Caqueta' WC

Wild  Colombain 'Panda-cory like' species collected from Rio Caqueta along southeastern political border with Brazil where Rio Caqueta becomes known as Rio Japura. Super uncommon treat for cory fans

1 - 1.5": $35 ea. 

Corydoras sp. CW127 'Jacareacanga' WC

Splendid 'Super Parallelus' cory cats wild collected from Jacareacanga cty, Para state of Brazil where Rios Tapajos, Teles Pires and Cururu all meet. One of the most impressive cory cats to exist! A must have for the serious cory cat fan

2 - 2.5": $90 ea. 

Corydoras seussi 'Rio Mamore'  WC

Impressively colored and boldly patterned wild collected cory cat from Rio Mamore @ Guajará Mirim, Rondonia State where far eastern political boundary of Brazil & northern Bolivia meet

2.5 - 3": $35 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. or 5 @ $15 ea 

Pimelodus pictus ' Rio Orinoco' WC

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

2.5 - 3": $12 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": $50 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": $65 ea. 

Scleromystax barbatus 'Magé' WC

One of - if not the most impressive and largest growing 'Cory cat';  an uniquely shaped and cool hardy cory-like species wild collected from Mage @ 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": $50 ea. 

Ancistrus claro LDA-008 'Rio Claro' WC

Attractive and fun-sized, wild collected from type locality Rio Claro, Mato Grosso 'gold marbled' bristlenose pleco; a small growing algae eating super species!

2 -2.5": $50 ea. 

Baryancistrus xanthellus L177 'Rio Xingu' WC

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

3.5 - 4": $50 ea. 

Hypostomus faveolus L037 'Rio Tocantins' WC

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

5 - 5.5": $70 ea.

Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias L240 'Rio Inirida' WC

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

3 - 4": $80 ea.

Leporacanthicus triactis L091 'Rio Orinoco' WC

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

2.5 - 3": $50 ea. 

Megalancistrus parananus L113 'Pantanal' WC

Adolescents of incredibly rare & seriously spiny, robustly built, ‘Mega pleco' that are completely covered with odontodes like an aquatic porcupine! A must have for the serious pleco collector

13 - 14": $625 ea.  

Panaque nigrolineatus laurafabianae 'Rio Ariari' L330 WC

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. 

Parancistrus sp. LDA046 'Rio Tocantins' WC

Medium sized, robustly built, wild collected Rio Tocantins 'wormline /tiger striped chubby' plecos displaying incredibly bold pattern on its 'chubby' body. This species as unique ability to randomly change from this brown color as shown to an incredible bright yellow color!

3.5 - 4": $50 ea. 

Parotocinclus maculicauda 'Magé' WC

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

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. or 5 @ $18 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 in very limited quantity

6 - 6.5": $85 ea. 

Scobinancistrus cf. pariolispos L048 'Rio Xingu' WC

Impressive Rio Xingu 'gold spotted cloud pleco' showy, large growing species with gold polka dots over black body & fins

2.5 - 3": $60 ea. 


Osphronemus goramy 'Albino'

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

6 - 6.5": $50 ea.


Week of November 28, 2022 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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