May Long Weekend Sale
25% off all Tropical Fish
(excluding New Arrivals, Shrimp & Crays)
25% off all Tropical Fish
(excluding New Arrivals, Shrimp & Crays)
Asian Stone Catfish: $5.00 each
The Asian Stone Cat is a delightful little species that can be distinguished from others in the genus by its elongated pectoral spines. It, and others in the genus (and also the closely related genus Erithistes), also go by the common name of moth catfish due to their patterning and shape when viewed from above.
Distribution: India, Bangladesh
Habitat: Inhabits slow-moving streams and small rivers. It's preferred habitats are characterised by soft substrates.
Maximum Standard Length: 1.2" (3cm).
Minimum Tank Size: 12" x 8" x 8" (30cm x 20cm x 20cm) - 12.5 litres. Not only is this species tiny, it's also very inactive, and so doesn't need much room. If keeping it in a very small tank you must pay extreme care to water parameters.
Tank Setup: Provide as many hiding places as possible, along with a soft, sandy substrate. The addition of some dried beech or oak leaves and pieces of driftwood would simulate the natural habitat of the fish nicely. The water must be kept clean, relatively cool and well-oxygenated or the fish will suffer as its natural waters are high in dissolved oxygen.
Temperature: 64-75°F (18-24°C)
pH Range: 5.6-7.6
Diet: It will accept most small foods, including dried pellets, but should be offered a diet composed mainly of live and frozen varieties, such as bloodworm, daphnia etc. It's strictly a noctunal feeder so add food after lights out to ensure it gets its share.
Compatibility: A very peaceful little cat that fits well into communities of other small species, or into a biotope setup with other Asian stream-dwelling species, such as Dario sp. and danios. Don't keep it with any active bottom-dwelling species or it will be out-competed for food easily. It can be kept with others of its own kind without any problems, and in fact prefers to be kept in a group.
Sexual Dimorphism: Unknown. It is likely that females will appear broader than males when full of eggs.
Has been bred in aquariums, but unfortunately very few details are available. Apparently the eggs were deposited in spawning mops.
Rasbora Espei: $2.50
Etymology: Named after it's discoverer, Heinrich Espe
Synonyms: Rasbora heteromorpha espei
First import: Germany, 1967, by H. Espe.
Description: Similar to Rasbora heteromorpha, but the black spot is thinner and smaller, and the fish are more reddisch in color. Rasbora hengeli remains smaller and is more transparent.
Care: Shoalfish, keep 5 or more Rasbora espei in a 60 cm tank, which should be well planted in the back. A dark soil, some floating plants and peat filtration will create a suitable environment for the fish, and will get them to fully show their colors. The water should be slightly acidic to acidic, and soft. Temperatures in the higher regions. The fish can well be combined with labyrinthfish.
Temperature: 24-28 degrees.
Feeding: Small live frozen and flake food.
Size: Up to 4.5 cm
Breeding: Difficult, requires extremely soft and acidic water, that should be kept painfully pure. A lowered water level and densely planted zones, a bit higher temperatures(27 degrees), frequent water changes with RO water, and some sunlight in the morning may induce spawning. The up to 200 eggs are sensitive to light, and are placed beneath plant leaves,and will hatch in 24 hours. Remove the parents after spawning.
Sexual dimorphism: Males slimmer and with brighter colors.
Mountain Fan Shrimp: $10.00 each
This interesting crustacean has only become popular in the hobby within the last several years. It is extremely variable in its coloration, but most specimens are a brownish base color with a lighter stripe down their back. Some specimens have reddish, greenish, or yellow base colors with or without a distinct dorsal stripe. Differing still are some shrimp with a heavily mottled coloration. The Singapore Shrimp's coloration also depends on its surroundings and how it is feeling, and most shrimp become bright red immediately after shedding.
Common Names: Mountain, Asian, Singapore, Wood & Bamboo Fan Shrimp
Distribution: Several countries in Southeast Asia.
Care: Provide a tank of at least 20 gallons. The tank should be well-established and planted with live plants. Hiding places are appreciated, although the Singapore Shrimp is not a shy species and will often be seen during the day. Do not house it with crustacean-eating fish such as puffers, large cichlids, and loaches, because they will usually make short work of this shrimp.
Mountain Shrimp can be kept in groups, though they are slightly territorial among themselves. Due to the fact that they have fan-like appendages instead of claws, they are completely harmless to their tankmates.
Drops in temperature of more than a few degrees can be fatal to the Mountain Shrimp, so use a reliable heater. These shrimp are not picky when it comes to water conditions. Water with a pH of about 6.8 to 7.5 and moderate hardness suits it well, though it can adapt to almost any conditions provided as long as the water is clean.
Feeding: Mountain Shrimp feeds using specialized fan-like appendages near its head to filter small food particles from the water. If kept in a well-established planted tank, there is usually enough suspended particulate matter to feed the shrimp. If, however, it does not appear to be getting enough to eat, a turkey baster may be used to squirt some zoo and phytoplankton near the shrimp when it is in the feeding position.
Temperature: 22°C - 26°C, 72°F - 79°F
Potential Size: Male: 12cm (4.7"), Female: 12cm (4.7")
The Mountain Shrimp is easy to sex when mature. Males will have much larger and thicker forelegs than the females. In females, the forelegs are about the same size as the second pair of legs. While this shrimp is easy to sex, it is extremely difficult to breed. Brackish water is required to raise the newly hatched larvae. The young exist in a drifting, plank-tonic state before changing into a miniature adult-like form after several molts.
Uaru Cichlid Babies 3+ inches: $20.00 each
From a local breeder the Uaru amphiacanthoides, whose common name is the Uaru, is one of the medium to large New World Cichlids. There are actually two species of Uaru, Uaru amphiacanthoides and the Uaru imperialis, both rarely exported. Although the Uaru can attain sizes up to 12 inches or so, it is rare to see one over 10 inches. The coloration of the adult Uaru is rather bland. They are greenish brown with a little black along their sides. But when spawning time comes along they color up magnificently. The whole sides of their bodies turn black leaving just a little brown around the edges and their eyes brighten to a coppery red color as if someone turned on a light inside their heads. Their young are a beautifully mottled version of their parents but lose this coloration around the 3-4 inch size.
Habitat: They are a very abundant fish along the Amazon River basin and have long been a favorite of native cichlid lovers er, eaters as a source of food. Because of this, they aren't exported as readily as other South American Cichlids.
Care: Their natural environment is the soft acid waters of the Amazon river, but they tolerate just about any ph well. I know people who have spawned them successfully in ph's ranging from 5.5 to 7.4. They do however like a warmer water temperature range of 75 degrees to 85 degrees with 81-84 degrees optimum.
Feeding: The Uaru will eat just about anything. They will eat flake foods, pellets, worms, or any type of vegetable matter that you have around. They love aquarium plants and will eat them down to the roots.
Baby Uarus, when newly hatched, will eat the slime from their parents sides. After about two weeks they will eat a finely granulated flake or newly hatched brine shrimp or anything else they can it into their mouths. They are incredibly fast growers. The fry pictured with their parents are four weeks old. The parents are about 8 inches to compare size.
Note: You can pull the eggs before hatching without fear of losing the fry. The young don't seem to be as dependent on their parents slime as the Discus.
Breeding: Uarus have always had the rap as being extremely difficult to breed. They certainly aren't like convicts but most aquarists can accomplish the mission at hand. You know what they say about patience being a virtue. The best way to sex them is to let them pair off on their own. Keep about six or eight in a large tank and they will do the rest. Remove the other fish and you have a pair. Uarus' are substrate spawners and will lay from 100 to 800 eggs at a time, maybe more. They will spawn on the floor of a tank, on a piece of slate or in a large flowerpot. They, like most South American cichlids, will tend to their young if in a separate tank from other fish. If you keep the fry in too long, they will disappear. If they spawn in a community tank, you will have a hard time separating the fry from the parents. If they spawn in a community tank, siphon the wrigglers out using airline tubing.
Rummynose Tetra: $2.50 each
The Rummynose Tetra is a pretty and very peaceful tetra that spends its time actively schooling with others of the same species. Fits into almost any community tank, so long as the water conditions are high quality and some hiding places.
Listed tank sizes are the minimum
Size: 2 inches (5 cm)
Tank: 30 inches
PH: 6.0 to 7.5
Hardness: Soft to neutral
Temperature: 74ºF to 82ºF (23-29°C)
Common name: Rummy-nose tetra
Distribution: Lower Amazon region, Aripiranga & Paraguay
General Body Form: Torpedo shaped, elongate body.
Coloration: This is a distinctive looking little tetra with black and white "checkerboard" markings on its tail and a bright red nose, for which it is named. The red nose is actually the best indication of the fish's health and well-being--when it is feeling ill at ease or not in tiptop shape (for example, when first introduced to the tank), this red will fade to a dull pink, barely distinguishable from its unremarkable gray body color.
Maintenance: The rummy-nose tetra is an excellent fish for the community tank once it is adjusted to its surroundings, but this initial adaptive phase can be a bit longer than for some fish. In the meantime, it tends to be sensitive to water quality, so test this frequently. It does not take well to addition of salt and many chemical additives, and pH fluctuations can kill it. It must be kept with at least 3 members of its own species, or else it will sulk in the corner and show signs of stress. Healthy species will adapt eventually to a well-planted tank and school actively in and out of every corner of the aquarium, their noses glowing brightly.
Panda Cory: $4.00 each
A peaceful community fish. Loves a planted tank, preferably with sandy substrate, or rounded gravel.
This species has distinctive black patches around its eyes, giving rise to its name.
Should be kept as a small group, rather than alone or in pairs.
Common name: Panda cory
Scientific name: Corydoras panda
Size: 2" (5cm)
Origin: South America, Peru
Temperature: 22-26oC (72-79oF)
Water chemistry: Soft to slightly hard, neutral water.
Feeding: Omnivore: sinking granular, wafer and pellet foods, supplemented with frozen/live foods.
Sexing: This species has been spawned in typical Corydoras fashion.
Current Stock List
Silvertip Bristlenose: $7.00 each
Albino Bristlenose: $8.00 each
Long Finned Albino Bristlenose: $10.00 each
Long Finned Calico Bristlenose: $30.00 each
L204 Flash: $50.00 each
L52 Butterfly: $25.00 each
L106 Orange Seam: $30.00 each
L66 King Tiger: $30.00 each
L128 Blue Phantom: $60.00 each
L418 Green Panaque: $60.00 each
LDA-33 Snowball: $70.00 each
Bred By Kirk:
Apistio Borrelli: $15.00 each
Nanochromis Transvestitus: $15.00 each
Moscow Blue Guppies: $15.00 trio
White Dwarf Balloon Parrot Cichlid: $6.00 each
Red Wag Platies: $3.00 each
Smokey, Gold, Albino & Marble Twoonie Size Angels: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
Fundulopanchax Gardneri Nigerianus Lafia: $20.00/ trio
Fundulopanchax Gartneri Mamfensis Ossing: $20.00/ Trio
Neon Swordtails: $3.00 each
Pineapple Swordtails: $3.00 each
Kribs: $3.00 each
Zebra Shrimp: $1.50 each
Amano Shrimp: $2.50 each
Crystal Red Shrimp: $5.00 Coming Soon
Cherry Shrimp: $1.50 Sold Out
Pearl Blue Shrimp: $5.00 each
Mountain Fan Shrimp $10.00 each
Marble: Sold Out
Electric Blue Special: 2 for $5.00
Australian Red Claw: $10.00 each Coming Soon
Lrg. Australian Rainbow: $10.00
Lrg. Bosami Rainbow: $10.00 each
Lrg. Red Iran Rainbow: $10.00 each Sold Out
Lrg. Katubu Blue Rainbow: $10.00 each Sold Out
Threadfin Rainbow: $4.00 each
Bolivian Rams: $8.00 each
Apisto Inka 50: $15.00 each
Apisto Bitaeniata SP. Orange: $15.00 each
Apisto Cacatuoides Wild Caught: $15.00 each
Apisto SP. Steel Blue: $15.00 each
Sebae Monos: Coming Soon...Reserve Now
African Butterfly Fish: $15.00 each
Large Dennisioni Barbs: School of 6: $150.00
Jumping Characin: $6.00 each
Large Clown Loaches: School of 6: $150.00
Blue Emperor Tetras: $3.00 each
Pencil Fish: $3.00 each
Yellow Meeki: $12.00 each
Skunk Botia: $6.00 each
Moenkausia Agnesae: $12.00 each
Keyhole Cichlids - Mated Pair: $25.00 Pair
Sterbai Cory: $6.00 each
Siamese Algae Eater: $3.00 each
Phoenix Flagtails: Coming Soon...Reserve Now
Foot Long Bala Shark: $50.00
Huge 9" Black-Spotted Upside Down Cat: $20.00
18" Albino Chocolate Chip Safin Pleco: $40.00
Rummynose tetras: $2.50
Rasbroa Espeii: $2.50
Croaking Gourami: $2.50
Asian Stone Cat: $5.00
Rummynose Rasbroa: $3.00 Coming soon
Uaru Cichlids: $20.00
Electric Blue Rams: $30.00 Coming Soon
South American Lung Fish: $25.00 Coming soon
Rainbow Snakehead: $25.00 Coming Soon
Panda Cory: $4.00