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Tangled Up in Cichlids

  Week of June 3 - 9 , 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 siquia 'Rio Bagaces' F2

F2 juveniles from my Rio Bagaces, Costa Rican breeding colony that display beautiful bright yellow face & fins over purple/blue body at maturity

1": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 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!

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

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

2.5 - 3":  $15 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

CB grow outs of bright, electric blue, large spotted race; most similar to the popular 'Escondido' form once distributed by TUIC. $20 ea or 6 @ 3.5 - 4": $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea. 

Herichthys tamasopoensis

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

3 - 3.5": $15 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": $12.50 ea. 

Mayaheros urophthalmus 

CB 'Mayan cichlids' featuring beautiful orange bodies with wide black vertical bar pattern and extra large caudal spot 

3.5 - 4": $15 ea. 

Nandopsis haitiensis

CB juvenile 'black nasty'; a large growing, highly interactive, excellent show fish as adults that display black & white patterned body with long trailing fins and huge fan tails. 

1.5 - 2": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Nandopsis tetracanthus

Juvenile 'Cuban' cichlids that mature to an impressive ornate black mosaic pattern over pearl white colored bodies 

1 - 1.5": $12.50 ea.

Parachromis dovii ' Lago Nicaragua'

CB juveniles of giant growing predatory  'wolf cichlid' bred from Lake Nicaraguan stock that display intensive blue coloring with heavy spotted pattern. A true show species for the large aquaria

11.5 - 12": $250 - 1 show male only

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. 

2 - 2.5": $10 ea. 

Rocio octofasciata - Leucistic

CB great sized & super showy rarely seen gold/ leucistic jack dempsey!

2 - 2.5": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 ea. 

Talamancaheros sieboldii 

CB juveniles of uncommon robust, red spotted, black 'bandit-masked' Panamanian riverine species

2.5 - 3": $25 ea.

Thorichthys meeki

Super colorful and perfect sized CB juvenile 'firemouth' that feature intense scarlet red head and throat with brilliant blue sheen on body 

2.5 - 3": $12.50 ea. or 6 @ $10 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 - 2.5": $12.50 ea. or Sexed pairs @ $30 pr.

Vieja maculicauda

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

2.5 - 3": $18 ea. or 6 @ $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": $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. 

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": $30 ea. 

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 pulcher

CB juvenile  'wild type' blue acaras from long term tank bred Trinidad breeding stock displaying brilliant blue spanglings & vermiculation's on the face and body

2.5 - 3.5": $15 ea. 

Andinoacara rivulatus 

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

2 - 2.5": $15 ea.


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 s

1.5 - 2": $35 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 - 1.5": $35 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

1.25 - 1.5": $15 ea. 

Bujurquina mariae 'Leticia' WC

Potentially first US commercial import of rarely seen or collected, Rio Amazonas @ Leticia acara available in a limited quantity. A TUIC exclusive!

3.5 - 4": $35 ea. 

Caquetaia myersi 'Rio Guayas' WC

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

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea. 

6.5- 7": $100 - 1 only

Cichlasoma orinocense 'Rio Meta' WC

RARE! wild collected Rio Meta, Casanare dept. 'Orinoco cichlasoma' featuring bronze colored body with bold black pepper spots along rear flanks

2.5 - 3": $45 ea. - limited qty avail.

Crenicichla lenticulata 'Rio Orinoco' WC

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

7.5 - 8": $75 ea. 

Crenicichla marmorata 'Rio Xingu' WC

Single large wild sexed male of more pink/white Rio Xingu population

11": $300 sexed male! - 1 only

Crenicichla semifasciata 'Pantanal' WC

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

3.5 - 4": $75 ea.


Crenicichla zebrina 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Wild collected, sexed male! of highly desirable and incredibly colorful Colombian 'zebra pike' 

9": $400.00 - sexed male! 

Geophagus pyrocephalus 'Rio Tapajos' F1

F1 juveniles of recently described (finally!) 'redhead Tapajos' from my 2022 wild collected stock

1.5 - 2": $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea. 

Geophagus steindachneri 'Rio Magdalena' WC

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

2.5 - 3": $50 - sexed M/F/F trio

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. 

Gymnogeophagus balzanii

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

3 - 3.5": $35 ea. 

Laetacara dorsigera

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

2 - 2.5": $15 ea. 

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! 

2.5 - 3": $20 ea. 

Mesonauta mirificus 'Lecticia' WC

Wild collected 'yellow side flag cichlids' – uncommonly imported/identified juveniles from the mighty Rio Amazonas at the uniquely placed political borders of Colombia, Peru, and Brazil 

2.5 - 3": $18 ea. or 6 @ $15 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": $22 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea. 

Pterophyllum altum 'Rio Orinoco' WC

Absolutely amazing wild Orinoco altums in nearly perfect condition with impressive fins and color; some of the nicest I've seen in a long while. (Listed size is body length, not height. Height is about double the listed length)

2 - 2.5": $75 ea. 

Pterophyllum scalare 'Rio Xingu'

CB juveniles of rarely offered Rio Xingu Brazilian angels from stock I imported in 2022 that display sharp pointed noses and impressive bold pattern at maturity

1.5": $15 ea, (nickel-sized)


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


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": $10 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 

2- 2.5": $18 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

3 - 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 fasciatus

Highly requested small-medium growing CB ‘tiger striped silver dollars from Brazilian collected breeding stock ’ outstanding when kept in groups and feature incredible tiger stripes as they mature

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

6": $75 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

6.5": $75 ea. 

Siluriformes species (other catfish species)
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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": $20 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 sp. CW106 'Rio Vaupes' WC

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

1.5 - 2"" $30 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. 

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": $28 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": $45 ea. 

Baryancistrus demantoides L200 'Rio Inirida' WC

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

3": $45 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": $35 ea.

Hypostomus faveolus L037 'Rio Tocantins' WC

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

5 - 5.5": $60 ea.

Leporacanthicus cf. galaxias L240 'Rio Inirida' WC

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

3 - 4": $55 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": $500 ea.  (*ships extra large)

Ancients / Oddballs / Brackish

Potamotrygon sp. motoro 'hybrid'

One tank raised, super well cared for & hand fed, motoro stingray hybrid featuring rich chocolate colored body with tan /orange 'flowers' on back. (7" diameter, 12" long w/tail)

7": $700.00

North American Native Species


Ambloplites rupestris

Juvenile 'rock bass' a South American Acaronia species-like species in appearance & temperament that mature to a golden-yellow color with lateral rows of black/brown spots w/ huge red eyes! Peaceful w/ fish they can't swallow and will shoal together in large aquaria 

2.5 - 3": $15 ea. 

Lepomis auritus

Young adult 'redbreast sunfish' w/ elongated operculum flap 'long ear', brilliant red/orange cheeks and belly; may be kept w/ similar sized, md aggression species

4 - 5": $15 ea. 

Lepomis cyanellus

Young adult 'Green sunfish', blue-green in color with gorgeous orange trimmed fins and large predatory mouth and cichlid-like attitude

3.5 - 4.5": $15 ea. 


Lepomis gibbosus

Young adult 'pumpkinseed sunfish w/ a rainbow of color including red/blue face and sides, yellow belly

3 - 3.5": $15 ea

Lepomis microchirus

Adolescent 'bluegill sunfish' w/ deep blue/purple face and honey colored belly. Fully acclimated - eating flakes and pellets 

4 - 4.5": $15 ea. 

Morone americana

Young adult uncommonly available 'white perch' North America's 'barramundi' look-a-like without the massive size

4 - 5": $20 ea.

Perca flavescens

Adolescent 'yellow perch' a true coldwater piscivorous species featuring bright green, yellow and orange 'peacock bass-like coloration & pattern

4 - 5": $18 ea. 

Week of June 3 - 9, 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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