In honor of Pi Day

Protocheirodon pi

(named after the Greek character pi which looks like it’s airbladder)
Regular Price $16 each
Pi Day Sale (you must order today)
$12 each (when you order 6 or more)

These are a very peaceful calm fish that school well. Rather undemanding in terms of water chemistry but they look their best in a slightly acid softer water planted tank. To show them off to their full potential keep them in as large of a school as possible.

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Fish Specials


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Finally!  It looks like the next few days will be approaching 50 here is balmy Wisconsin.  That means I can safely ship fish again assuming your part of the world isn’t having some cold weather or heavy snow.  Contact me at to place your order, get a shipping quote, and to line up a shipping date.

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Wild Caught Uruguay Gymnogeophagus

Is anyone interested in these guys? I need to know ASAP (today) if you are to be able to get them into the country. This is a rare opportunity to say the least.

Gymnogeophagus setequedas $85 each

Gymnogeophagus caaguazuensis $65 each

Gymnogeophagus caaguazuensis

Gymnogeophagus terrapurpura $85 each

Gymnogeophagus meridionalis $55 each

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Apistogramma agassizi Careiro



Apistogramma agassizi Careiro wild caught 1 ½”+ $65/pr

Both yellow and blue males are found in this population.  Pictured is a young yellow type male.

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Apistogramma borellii

Hands down my all time favorite Apistogramma! It was one of the first species that I had spawning success with back in the early 1990’s when you could find wild caught borellii in almost any good independent store (remember those?). What’s not to like? Big fins, lots of color and color variation (a single population can have multiple color patterns in males from all blue, blue and yellow, near yellow, and any of those can have a red face too), and they don’t get huge. Ive kept a trio in a 10 gallon tank and had both females tending to (and stealing each others) fry with the male over seeing the whole ordeal!
Unfortunately as Brazil greatly reduced allowed collecting and exports in the late 1990’s A. borellii along with many other aquarium staples started to disappear in the trade. Czech breeders have offered several selectively bred forms of borellii but the line breeding to isolate specific color traits have left the fish unusually weak, especially males, A very beautifully high yellow form of A. borellii shows up now and again from Uruguay, specifically found at Bella Union, but they are far and few between. (This population does very well in warm if nor down right hot conditions by the way. Their small pockets of water heat up during the day unlike the cool flowing water we often think of for the region.)
But once again Apistogramma borellii are coming out of Brazil! The last few imports I was able to get have come from the Pantanal Region (think giant seasonal river/swamp) between Brazil and Bolivia. THIS is the fish I remember! Small, attractive, and variable in color. Not to mention hardy and pretty easy to breed.
I have a limited number of small unsexed fish available yet. Get your’s before it’s to late, again!

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Fish Handling Advice

I would highly recommend you don’t drip acclimate. As the fish release waste (ammonia) in the water the pH also drops. That is good as ammonia becomes less toxic the lower the pH. But as you drip acclimate the pH rises and the ammonia becomes more and more toxic. Just allow the bags to warm or cool as needed and then open the bags, pull the fish out (or pour them into a net) tossing the toxic shipping water, and get the fish into the tank/clean water ASAP. Scarry, I know. But that is how I handle all of my fish. MUCH better results this way.

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Internet Explorer Users

Unfortunately the software I use for this web site does not work well with internet explorer.  With all of the other major browsers the text is light on a dark background but with internet explorer the text and background are both light making it difficult to read.  If you can try using a different browser or simply copy and paste the the text into Word or a similar program so it can be easily seen.  I’m sorry for the great inconvenience.  

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Breeding Bells and Cones

Discus breeding cones and pleco breeding bells (spawning caves) now in stock.

Breeding Cones $18 each 3 or more $15 each

Unglazed Pleco Bells $7 each 3 or more $6 each
Glazed Pleco Bells $9 each 3 or more $8 each

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