Tropical fish

Cuckoo Synodontis

Cuckoo Synodontis
Synodontis multipunctata

you tube video of fish available

Pic is off the web

Approx 5cm currently

Max Size Usually around 6? (15cm) in aquaria

Should be housed in a Lake Tanganyika biotope setup, with piles of rocks arranged to form caves and areas of open water for swimming. Dim lighting will encourage the fish to be seen more often

Water Conditions
Temperature: 75 to 82°F (24 to 28°C)
pH: 7.5-8.5
Hardness: 15-35 dH

Synodontis are omnivorous and are most unfussy in terms of feeding. Frozen, live and dried foods are all accepted. It also relishes vegetable matter in the form of shelled peas, cucumber etc., which it will rasp at with the teeth in its lower jaw.

Should not be kept with any fish so small as to be considered food but makes a good addition to a community of hard water cichlids, ideally mouthbrooding species of Rift Lake origin.


Price: $75.00

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Cuvier’s Bichir

Polypterus senegalus

Cuvier’s Bichir

currently approx 5-7cm

A wonderful primitive fish that has remained remarkably unchanged since fossils of it were found dating back to the mesozoic period. If truly prepared for the responsibility of its predatory habits , the fish can be successfully introduced into communities of larger fish. These fish are hardy, and although nearly all will be wild caught, they adapt to a captive life quite well. They are inveterate escape artists, able to use their limblike fins and powerful tails to launch themselves from aquaria, and since they are quite mobile on land when they do escape, there no guarantee youll find them near the tank they left behind. A note of caution though, they can be outcompeted at feeding times by faster more visually oriented fish. Make sure these fish get their share of the food.

Temperament Predatory; This fish can be  e to in-fighting with its own species and conspecifics, and the jaw structure and skull are capable of supporting powerful bites. The teeth are locked in place and the powerfully muscular bodythrashes causing severe single bites that may effectively kill opponents by both the fluid and tissue loss and severe bruising. Territorial disputes are rarely fatal, but the potential is always there, especially if there is a significant size difference in specimens, one may be cannibalised. Generally a peaceful companion to unrelated fish of equal size or greater. A polypterus may elect to try and eat any fish up to roughly 3 times the width and four times the length of its own head. They prefer to swallow prey whole, but some specimens are not above mutilating a larger than average fish by ruining the tail end and debilitating it. Do not take their relatively peaceful nature for granted, In the confines of a tank, any new fish introduced may be attacked as part of a reinforced learned behaviour. The result may be mutilated cagemates. The author has seen evidence of feeder goldfish being mutilated and then not eaten because they were simply too large. The polypterus did associate the form and the colour of the goldfish with its smaller usual prey. Most specimens are relatively peaceful.Many keepers do seem to have astounding luck keeping them with smaller fish, but this cannot be relied upon.

Potential Size:Male: 30cm (11.8″)
Female: 30cm (11.8″)

Diet: Carnivore; A willing predator and capable of taking live or dead foods with gusto. Prefers meaty foods like fish portions, peeled shrimp, cockle,beefheart,mealworms, and most aquatic worm types and midge larvae are accepted. Some specimens will take carnivore pellets , but most specimens are not stimulated by them. Prekilled food ,and prekilled frozen and thawed foods are perfectly acceptable to them . Live feeds are optional and not usually required.In this instance unless the fish are very small and quickly injested, live feeding are an unrequired cruelty.
Care: Tolerant of water quality , this is a good beginner fish for those wishing to start with a larger predators. They are tolerant of a number of conditions and their primitive lung enables them to survive in deoxgenated water for limited periods. It also gives them a predational edge when hunting oxgen deprived fish. These advantages may be helpful but should not be taken undue advantage of, under normal keeping conditions the owner of this fish should make every effort to maintain the regular water changes neccessary with large predators. For adult specimens an aquarium of at least three to four feet is recommended. Plants and decor will be appreciated as this ambush predator will feel happier if allowed cover, they are not however , especially reclusive fish.



Price: $30.00

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Dalmatian Molly

The Dalmatian Molly prefers a tank of at least 30 gallons, densely planted with plenty of strong plants such as Java fern, Sagittaria, Vallisneria and Anubias. They require a good filtration system because of their hearty appetites. The Dalmatian Molly is well suited for the community tank because of its peaceful nature, and is compatible with other peaceful, large fish that can withstand hard water. They may pursue their young and the young of the other fish.

The pointed anal fin and much larger dorsal fin on the male, and the rounded anal fin and pregnancy spot on the female differentiate the two. The Dalmatian Molly is a livebearer that requires a spawning box in a large 25 gallon, or larger breeding tank. The aquarium should be planted as densely as possible or have a thick algae mat. Having a group of floating plants in the corner of the aquarium will promote rearing outside of the breeding tank. Every 60-70 days the female will give birth to 10-60 young that are already approximately one-half inch long.

The Dalmatian is omnivorous and requires algae. Provide these fish with an algae-based flake food, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and brine shrimp.

currently approx 4-5cm

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 10-25, pH 7.0-7.8
Max. Size: 4¾”
Color Form: Assorted, Black
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: east coast of Florida, Gulf of Mexico, North Carolina
Family: Poeciliidae

Price: $10.00

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Dwarf Chain Loach

Dwarf Chain Loach

currently approx 3-4cm

The Sidthimunki Botia Loach is a bottom-dweller that originated from the streams in India. Currently due to the low numbers in the wild, they are being farm-raised. The body of this Botia Loach is silver to tan in coloration and, like other Botia loaches, this fish is identified by the four pairs of barbels protruding from the mouth area. The upper half of this fish is decorated with a checker-like pattern of black bars, which give this fish a very interesting look. The Sidthimunki Botia Loach is sometimes referred to as a scaleless fish; however, they do in fact have small scales that are embedded in their skin.

The Sidthimunki Botia Loach is an active scavenger . It will school with others of the same age and size. The Sidthimunki Botia Loach appreciates caves, holes, and other places to hide, especially when it sleeps. Because it originates from streams, it requires water currents in the aquarium.

The Sidthimunki Botia Loach requires small amounts of food several times a day. Younger Loaches will eat most prepared foods while older ones may be more finicky. Feed them a varied diet of bloodworms, brine shrimp and a quality flake or pellet food.

Great addition to a planted tank as they love to eat snails.



Price: $22.00

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Dwarf Gourami Female

Dwarf Gourami Female
Colisa lalia

These rarely are available

These can be put with the
Cobalt Blue Dwarf Gourami
Neon Dwarf Gourami
Flame Red Dwarf Gourami


Price: $18.00

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Electric Yellow

Available Size Approx 5cm
Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 10-15, pH 7.8-8.5
Max. Size: 5″
Color Form: Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Compatibility: Other African Cichlids and Catfish
Family: Cichlidae

The Electric Yellow Cichlid is set apart from other African Cichlids by its striking electric yellow coloration. It injects an irresistible splash of bold color to the cichlid aquarium. Mature specimens flaunt contrasting horizontal black stripes and vertical bars to provide additional visual interest.
The Electric Yellow African Cichlid is also known as the Yellow Lab or Electric Yellow Lab. Considered a newer species and referred to commercially as Labidochromis tanganicae, this cichlid lives in the waters of Lake Malawi between the islands of Charo and Mbowe. First displayed at Burundi in the early 1980’s and exported from there, the Electric Yellow was mistakenly believed to come from Lake Tanganyika.

A peaceful and shy cichlid compared to other African Cichlids, the Electric Yellow still displays distinct social and territorial behaviors. The Electric Yellow will act aggressively towards fish of similar body shape and color perceived to be a threat for food and mate. The aquarium should include a sandy bottom, robust plants, caves, and rocks.

The female lays her eggs on the surface of rocks and then scoops them into her mouth where they brood for 18 days before being released.

The Electric Yellow Lab needs both meaty foods and greens such as brine shrimp, bloodworms, and quality flake or pellet food containing vegetable matter.


African Cichlids need to be kept only with other African Cichlids due to their high ph requirements and aggressive nature. They are the closest you will get to Marine colours at a much easier care aquarium.


Price: $18.00

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Ember Tetra

The Ember Tetra is a peaceful, schooling fish that originates from the Araguaia River basin. This beautiful reddish/orange fish is mildly translucent near its pelvic fin. The Ember Tetra’s eyes are the same color as the fish, outlined in black and is a great fish for the community aquarium.

Hiding spaces such as rocks, plants, and driftwood are recommended to give this fish a sense of security. Taller plants should be used to coincide with its mid-level swimming habits along with plenty of rock formed cave structures.

The Ember Tetra will accept many small foods such as brine shrimp or daphnia, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex, micro pellet food, and a high quality flake food.


Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Peaceful
Water Conditions: 72-77° F, KH 4-8, pH 5.5-7.0
Max. Size: 1″
Color Form: Orange, Red

Price: $4.00

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Feather Fin Synodontis 5cm.

Auction is for one Feather Fin Synodontis

Currently approx 5cm

Tropical fish

Scientific Name: Synodontis eupterus

Common Name: Featherfin Synodontis

Family: Mochokidae

Species Type: African Catfish

Adult Size: Potential 8-9 inches 6-8 inches is more typical

Water Region: Bottom dweller

Water Temp: 71-78 F

PH: 6.0-7.5 not picky but should be consistent.

Diet: Omnivore, this species is not picky and will consume just about anything you put in front of it. A high quality pellet staple should be provided and can be supplemented with live black worms, earthworms, frozen brine shrimp, and spirulina.

Temperament: Peaceful but territorial. If keeping more than one make sure to give them room to set up territory.

it is a wide-bodied catfish and is pale in coloration with many black spots. This species is also known as an upside-down catfish, as it will hang in an inverted position.
As a digger, the Synodontis Eupterus Catfish will appreciate a fine sandy bottom with large roots and crevices for hiding places in a tank of 50 gallons or more. Sensitive to nitrates, good water conditions are necessary. It prefers a current in the aquarium.

Please note that delivery charge includes chilli bag or box, 40 hr heatpad, and courier fees.

I can combine delivery with other fish and plants


Price: $20.00

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Fire Eel 8cm Mastacembelus erythrotaenia

Fire Eel 8cm
Mastacembelus erythrotaenia

The fire eel is not a true eel, but an extremely elongated fish with a distinctive pointed snout and underslung mouth. It is part of a group of fishes called spiny eels that also includes Tire Track and Peacock eels. The group gets its common name from the many small dorsal spines that precede the dorsal fin. The body is laterally compressed, particularly the rear third, where it flattens as it joins the caudal fin and forms an extended tail. The fire eel’s base coloring is dark brown/grey, while the belly is generally a lighter shade of the same color. Several bright red lateral stripes and spots mark the body, and vary in intensity depending on the age and condition of the individual. Usually the markings are yellow/amber in juvenile fish, changing to a deep red in larger ones. Often the anal, pectoral, and dorsal fins have a red edging.

The fire eel can grow to a considerable size in the wild with specimens often exceeding 1.2 meters (3.9 ft) in length. However, due to limiting factors in the captive environment they usually reach a maximum of around 55 centimeters (22 in), even in very large aquaria.


Price: $55.00

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Firemouth Cichlid

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Water Conditions: 70-75° F, KH 4-10, pH 6.0-7.5
Max. Size: 6″
Color Form: Blue, Red
Diet: Omnivore
Origin: Farm Raised, USA
Family: Cichlidae


The Firemouth Cichlid is a beautiful cichlid that is somewhat territorial, especially during spawning. Their background color is a pearlescent turquoise-blue with red edging the scales. The throat and breast are red in color, ranging from a brick shade to a fiery red. There is a series of black marks running along the body, starting behind the eye, extending to the base of the caudal fin. The membranes of the fins have turquoise spots and the dorsal fin is edged in red. The pelvic and anal fins are edged in black. They form pairs, make a nuclear family and are excellent parents.

The Firemouth Cichlid requires a tank of a minimum of 30 gallons, with a fine sand bottom for burrowing and plenty of open swimming room. Plants should be hardy, likeSagittaria, and potted with their root surfaces protected. There should also be rocks available, as they like to hide among the rocks and roots. They do get territorial during spawning and will harass smaller tank mates of their own species, so keeping fish that are similar in size is recommended. When attempting to threaten members of their same species, the Firemouth Cichlid will inflate a throat sac and extend its gill covers in an aggressive stance.

The females are less brightly colored than the males and have a blunt genital papilla. The male also has sharply pointed dorsal and anal fins. Firemouth Cichlids make excellent parents, and both the male and female share in the rearing of the fry. After carefully cleaning the rocks in the tank, the female will deposit 100-500 eggs on them. The fry are protected in pits at the floor of the tank and moved several times. The fry may be fed newly hatched brine shrimp and finely crushed flakes. The Firemouth Cichlid parents may raise several broods in a year.

The Firemouth Cichlid is omnivorous, and will eat most prepared and frozen foods, including freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex, and ocean plankton, as well as flake food and Cichlid pellets.


Price: $18.00

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Freshwater Dwarf Puffer

Freshwater Dwarf Puffer
Carinotetraodon travancoricus


This small freshwater puffer fish is endemic to the river Pamba in Kerala, Southwest India. Males have a brown stripe on their abdomen and they reach a size of about 2.5cm. Like all puffer fish, Dwarf Puffers can be aggressive and may nip the fins of other fish so it is therefore best to keep them in a species only tank.  They are a very inquisitive species, being very aware of what is going on outside of their tank, making them a fun fish to keep. They prefer slow moving water and a heavily planted tank but unlike other puffers, do not require salt.
The best type of food is frozen bloodworms, brine shrimp, daphnia with the occasional earth worm as a treat. They will also appreciate finely grated frozen mussels and like all puffers, they love to eat small snails!
Ideal water conditions would be water temperature of 22°C – 28°C and pH 7.0 – 8.0
Currently approx 1cm

Price: $15.00

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Freshwater Puffer – Tetraodon travancoricus

The Freshwater Puffer is also known as the Bumblebee, Indian Dwarf, Malabar, or Pygmy Puffer. This puffer is much smaller than other puffers in the same family, as it only reaches a maximum length of 1 inch. It is golden-brown on the back which fades to an off white on the belly. Dark brown to black spots covers most of this fish. The male of this species is leaner, with less of a round shape when compared to the female. Also, the male has a pronounced black stripe running from the tail to the pectoral fin.

The ideal set up for the Freshwater Puffer is a planted aquarium of at least 30 gallons with plenty of hiding places. Unlike the other puffers in this family, the Freshwater Puffer requires freshwater with no salt content. The males are very territorial and only one per aquarium is suggested unless it is a large system.

The Freshwater Puffer should be fed crustacean foods such as brine shrimp, krill, mollusks and earthworms. They love Whiteworms, snails and Repashy Grub Pie.

They are wormed on arrival to our store and a repeat worming is recomended 2weeks later I will let you know if this has already been done.

currently approx 1cm

Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Aggressive
Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 5-15, pH 7.0-8.0
Max. Size: 1″
Color Form: Tan, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Freshwaters of India
Family: Tetraodontidae

Price: $16.00

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Glass Catfish

The Ghost Glass Cat is a unique fish that offers fish-keepers an incomparable view of its internal organs. Thanks to its low-pigment and almost clear body, the Ghost Glass Cat is like a living skeleton whose organs, including its swim bladder and vertebral column, are visible.

Ghost Glass Cats, also known as Indian Ghosts, Ghost Fish, Glass Catfish, or Glass Cats, are very peaceful, and a great community fish that will give their caretakers hours of enjoyment. Ghost or glass-like in appearance, the Ghost Glass Cat loves a low light condition and is most active during dawn and dusk. As a true schooling fish, it needs other Ghost Glass Cats in the aquarium in order to survive and thrive.

Ghost Glass Cats should be kept in groups of five or more to stay healthy and happy. If they are not kept in groups, they will often go into a state of stress, stop eating, and waste away. The Ghost Glass Cat does not like a lot of light and in brightly illuminated aquariums, it will usually hide from the light. However, they will come into the open and swim around in darkness or low light conditions. Ghost Glass Cats should be kept in aquariums with plenty of rocky coves and hiding places, as well as dense, live vegetation.

It is extremely rare and difficult to breed Ghost Glass Cats in captivity. No techniques have been discovered to breed them in an aquarium. It is generally believed that Glass Catfish lay and scatter their eggs.

Ghost Glass Cats are omnivores and should be fed a diet of flake and frozen foods, as well as freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex.


Price: $16.00

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Glowlight Tetra

Glowlight tetra information:

Scientific name: Hemigrammus erythrozonus

Common name: Glowlight tetra, Glo-light tetra, Glo light, Glolight

Max. size: 3.3 cm / 1.3 inches

pH range: 6.0 – 8.0

dH range: 5 – 12

Temperature range: 24 – 28°C / 75 – 82.5°F

The Glowlight tetra has a silvery body colour and is decorated with a bright shimmering stripe that runs from the snout to the tail-base. The stripe colour varies from red to orange, and the same colour can be seen on the front part of the dorsal fins. The rest of the fins are transparent or silvery.

The Glowlight tetra is a shoaling fish that should be kept with at least four other members of its own species.

The Glowlight tetras are peaceful and can be combined with other non-aggressive species in a community aquarium.

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Price: from $3.50

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Gold Spot Plecostomus

Gold Spot Plecostomus

The fish sold as a Common Pleco in fish stores is normally no bigger than 5-10 cm but this doesn’t mean that it will stay like that forever. In the case of the common pleco, you should expect your fish to eventually reach a size of 30-60 cm

Plecos are nocturnal creatures that are quite passive during the day

Large adult specimens normally need at least 200 – 375 litres

It is important to cover the aquarium when keeping pleco because they are capable jumpers. In the wild, plecos can use this ability to escape to better conditions during dry periods. They can not really travel on land, but they are strong enough to wiggle their way from a shallow puddle to deeper puddle in a drying riverbed. To a certain extent, they are capable of absorbing oxygen directly from the air so they will last longer on land than many other fish. If you come home and find your pleco seemingly unconscious on the floor, you should put it back in the aquarium because it might not be dead yet.

Do not let the water go all the way up to the lid, because the pleco wants to be able to swim up to the surface and gulp air. The fish uses the air to control its buoyancy.

The water temperature should be kept in the 20-28 degrees C (68-82 degrees F) range and rapid changes in water temperature should be avoided.

In addition to dry prepared foods, give your  pleco some fresh fruits and vegetables. You can for instance serve cucumber, zucchini, squash and similar vegetables. Lettuce and other leafy vegetables are also highly appreciated. There is no need to boil of blanch fruits and vegetables. A practical way of feeding pleco is to get a vegetable holder for the aquarium or make one using a clothes-pin or similar.

Last but not least, an aquarium where you keep pleco should always include driftwood since the fish needs wood to chew on. Wood is an importance source of fibre for plecos.


Price: $19.00

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Goldfin Borleyi Hap Kadango

Scientific Name: Copadichromis borleyi(Kadango)
Pronunciation: k-p-d-kr-ms br-l
Common Name(s): Red Fin
Geo. Origin: Found at nearly every rocky habitat along the shoreline of Lake Malawi.
Habitat: Rocks
Diet: Carnivore
Gender Differences: Dimorphic
Breeding: Maternal Mouthbrooder
Temperament: Peaceful
Conspecific Temperament: Peaceful
Maximum Size: 8″
Temperature: 78 – 82°F
pH: 7.8 – 8.6
Water Hardness: Hard
Difficulty: 1

Currently approx 5cm

Photo Credit: Marc Elieson
Nicknamed the “Red Fin” because females and juveniles sport red fins, which contrasts beautifully with a grayish black body. A very mild mannered species. Multiple males and females will school together in the aquarium when not sexually active. Males are mildly aggressive during active courtship. Spawning takes place usually atop a rock or flat surface. This is certainly one of the fastest growing cichlids and “fattens up” quite easily.
African Cichlids need to be kept only with other African Cichlids due to their high ph requirements and aggressive nature. They are the closest you will get to Marine colours at a much easier care aquarium.

Price: $22.00

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Green Phantom L200 8cm

Common name: Green Phantom Plecostomus, L200

Current size 8cm

Average Adult Fish Size: 7 inches / 18 cm

Place of Origin: Rio Orinoco, Venezuela

Typical Tank setup: Rocky S. American biotope with a lot of caves and hiding places. Driftwood or bogwood is considered unnecessary by some, and a requirement by others. It can’t hurt, so it should be included to be safe.

Recommended Minimum Aquarium Capacity: 30 gallon / 120 litre

Compatibility: Peaceful if given enough hiding places to call its’ own.

Temperature: 72 – 77 Deg F / 22 – 25 Deg C

Water chemistry: pH 6.0 – 7.2

Feeding: Though it is an effective algae eater it should be considered omnivorous and fed a balanced staple diet of wafers, sticks, and pellets along with frozen foods such as brine shrimp and blood worms.

Additional Information: The Green Phantom Pleco is a stunning bright green-yellow suckermouth catfish, suitable for large, mature softwater aquaria. In the wild, they are found in the cracks/interstices between granite rocks amongst fast flowing waters.

second photo of actual fish


Price: $240.00

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Green Spotted Puffer

Scientific Name : Tetraodon nigroviridis

Common Names : Green Spotted Puffer, GSP

Care Level : Moderate

Size : 6″ (15 cm)

pH : 7.5 – 8.2

Temperature : 78 – 82 °F (25 – 28 °C)

Specific Gravity : adaptable, from low-end brackish (1.005) up to low-end saltwater (1.20)

Lifespan : to 10 years, sometimes as much as 15

Origin / Habitat : brackish rivers and estuaries of Borneo and Sumatra

Temperament / Behavior : aggressive fin-nippers

Breeding : practically non-existent in captivity

Aquarium Size : Minimum of 30 gallons (113.5 L)

Green Spotted Puffer Tank Mates : Must be chosen with caution. Most will just be eaten. Some possible companions are: mollies, scats, monos, archerfish, bumblebee gobies, and other green spotted puffers.

Fish Disease : Freshwater Fish Disease – Diagnose, Symptoms and Treatment – Be sure to quarantine, as they are wild caught and often come in with parasites.

Green Spotted Puffer Fish Food : When young their diet consists of snails, brineshrimp, plankton, krill, crickets, cockles, prawns, whitebait, worms, ghost shrimp. When larger (about 4″ or so): all the above, and also clams, mussels, squid, scallops, shrimp, crab legs, oysters, lobster, and crayfish.

Tank Region : Middle. Very active swimmers.

Gender : Even for experts, it is nearly impossible to sex them. Usually the only way is by dissection, or if they happen to lay eggs (an unlikely occurrence).


Price: $22.00

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Green Terror – Aequidens rivulatu

Green Terror – Aequidens rivulatus

currentlt approx 5cm

picture off the net

Species name: Aequidens rivulatus

Synonym: Chromis rivulata

Common name: Green Terror

Family: Cichlidae

Order: Perciformes

Class: Actinopterygii

Maximum size: 20 cm / 8 inches

Environment: freshwater

Origin: South America

Temperament: Aggressive

Company: best kept with other cichlids of the same temperament.

Water parameters: Temperature 20-25C / 68-67F; pH 6.5 – 8.0

Aquarium setup: Aequidens rivulatus (Green Terror) Needs a big aquarium. The aquarium should be decorated with rocks and roots. They like to dig so any rocks should be placed directly on the bottom of the aquarium to avoid damage to the aquarium when they dig. Any planted plants will be dug up.

Feeding: Aequidens rivulatus (Green Terror) accepts all types of food.

Breeding: Aequidens rivulatus (Green Terror) breeds on rocks that have been carefully cleaned in advancee. The pair takes care of the fry togheter and they are usually excellent parets. This species is very aggressive while they are protecting their fry. Each spawning can result in over 400 fry which can be feed mashed flake food right from the start.


Price: $17.00

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Hillstream Loach – Borneo Sucker

Scientific Name: Pseudogastromyzon myersi (Herre, 1932)Pseudogastromyzon myersi

Common name: Myer’s Hillstream loach

Synonyms: Hemimyzon myersi

Distribution: Hong Kong, Kwongtung Province & Guangdong Province, China

Sexual Dimorphism: Males have more prominent nasal tubercules, especially when sexually active.

Maximum size: 2.25 inches (6cm)

Similar to: Pseudogastromyzon cheni

Care: Inhabit fast flowing streams over boulders. Aquarium must duplicate these conditions as fish have very high oxygen requirements.

With all sucker-type Hillstream species, care is broadly the same. All need excellent water-flow and aeration, numerous rocky hiding places and smooth pebbles and boulders to graze over. Lighting should be bright to encourage algal growth in the aquarium. Plants are not necessary as the fish do not normally encounter them in the wild, but they will help with water-quality. Suitable plants for high-flow environments are Anubias and Microsoreum. These will grow on rockwork or driftwood.

Feeding: Good quality flake, sinking pellets, algae wafers, thawed frozen Bloodworm, Mysis Shrimp, blanched Spinach, Kale, natural algae an advantage.

Water parameters: pH:7.0-8.0. Hardness: Medium. Max dh: 12

Temperature: 68ºF to 75ºF(20-23.8°C)

In a properly set up aquarium they are lively and entertaining inhabitants, almost constantly on the move.

The fish eat micro-organisms growing on the rocks and also algae. There should be bright lighting to encourage algae growth.


currently Approx 3cm



Price: $16.00

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