TUIC week of June 24 - 30, 2023 stock availability

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Week of June 24 - 30, 2023 stock availability

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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 range. Fish will never be smaller than advertised size (within 1/16th +/- ) but may arrive reasonably upsized due to growth.

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Week of June 24 - 30, 2023 stock availability

Central American Cichlids

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.

Amphilophus labiatus 'Isla Zapatera'
CB pure 'red devil' juveniles of Isla Zapatera, Lago Nicaragua stock previously and exclusively imported by TUIC that display the characteristic enlarged lips of true labiatus.
1": $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": $10 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.

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.
1.5 - 2": $10 ea.
2.5 - 3": $15 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
3 - 3.5": $15 ea.

Trichromis salvini
Juveniles from long term captive bred stock that feature striking red and blue spangled patterns over bright yellow bodies at maturity
2.5 - 3": $15 ea. or Sexed pairs @ $35 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
3 - 3.5": $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

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.

Aequidens metae 'Rio Meta' WC
Impressively colored and sized, 'yellow acara' from type locality Rio Meta collection
3 -3.5": $40 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 sp.
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. Rio Negro WC
Wild collected long-time absent undescribed Brazilian oscar, formally known as sp. rubroocellatus from Rio Negro & Rio Branco region displaying incredible ornate juvenile swirl patterns and are quite possibly the most remarkable looking of the wild oscar. A rare treat for oscar fans!
2 - 2.5": $75 ea.

Australoheros ipatinguensis 'RDJ' WC
RARE!! Likely first ever offering of wild collected from Northwestern corner in State of Rio de Janeiro of rarely, if ever, seen coastal 'chanchito' the displays hues of yellow/green, blue and red when settled in and colored up.
2 - 3": $45 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
6.5 - 7": $100

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 chicha 'Rio Papagaio' WC
Another rare offering of draw dropping beautiful, multi-colored, medium growing, wild collected pike cichlid from Rio Papagaio, Mato Grosso State of Brazil
3.5 - 4": $225 ea. (unsexed)

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": $375.00 - sexed male!

Geophagus pyrocephalus 'Rio Tapajos' WC
Hard to find & rarely offered larger sized wild young adults of highly requested, medium growing eartheater featuring signature bright red heads and electric blue striped tails
2.5 - 3": $65 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

Geophagus sveni 'Rio Parana' WC
Wild juveniles of exceedingly desirable Rio Parana sveni; the epitome of a showpiece species with electric blue & red pattern and extra long fin extensions at maturity
1.5 - 2": $60 ea.

Hypselacara coryphaenoides 'Rio Preto de Ava' WC
Wild juveniles of beautiful Brazilian 'yellow nape chocolate cichlid' featuring turquoise face, scarlet red body & yellow nape
2 - 2.5": $45 ea.

Hypselacara temporalis 'Rio Negro' WC
Wild Brazilian ‘chocolate cichlids’ ; a large growing, mild mannered & showy species featuring red wine to plum purple colored body with emerald green hue and blood red eyes at maturity
3 - 3.5': $40 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
3 - 4": $30 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 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)

Satanoperca acuticeps 'Rio Tapajos' WC
Unique 'four spotted earth eaters' from Rio Tapajos wild collection sporting absolutely amazing spangled lime colored bodies and extra tall dorsal fins that will develop with extra-long streamers
3 - 4": $75 ea.

Old World Cichlids (Africa, Madagascar, Asia, etc)

Coptodon kottae
CB md growing, gold colored, turning bright yellow & black in spawning dress; endangered species endemic to only 2 lakes in SW Cameroon. C.A.R.E.S species
1.5 - 2": $10 ea.
2.5 - 3": $15 ea.

Metriaclima sp. Daktari 'Hai Reef'
Bright yellow gems from CB Hai Reef, Lake Malawi 'Doctors cichlid' breeding stock that make a peaceful addition to the rift tank community
2.5 - 3": $125 per lot- 1m / 4 f (sold as lots only)

Metriaclima fainzilberi 'Maison Reef'
CB 'Zebra Chilumba' grow outs from Maison Reef, Lake Malawi breeding stock featuring beautiful baby blue bodies with dark navy blue vertical stripes and black-masked faces
2.5 - 3": $15 ea.

Rubricatochromis exsul
Absolutely gorgeous pure bred light orange/red 'Turkana Jewel' that turn to a intense, electric glowing, orange/ red color when in breeding color! A very showy species!
2 - 2.5": $20 ea. or 6 @ $18 ea.

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

Hemigrammus coeruleus 'Rio Negro' WC
Wild import of brilliant pink striped Brazilian 'watermelon tetra' from Rio Negro @ Manaus ; a colorful and acrive species where breeding males are scarlet red with blue face!
1.5 - 2": $12.50 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
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.

Moenkhausia sp. kogal 'Yellow' WC
Absolutely amazing, wild Comodoro, Mato Grosso collected super showy tetra featuring glimmering yellow body with, blue eyes!
1.5 - 2": $25 ea.

Siluriformes species (other catfish species)

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 pantanalensis 'Mato Grosso' WC
Gorgeous!! Emerald green Brazilian beauties! Wild Western Mato Grosso collected juvenile 'pantanal cory'; where femaels remain emerald green and fully mature males will develop and intricate, mosaic pattern of green and bronze. A must have for cory cat fans!
2 - 2.5": $90 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.

Scleromystax barbatus 'Mage' WC
One of, if not the most impressive and largest growing 'Cory cats'; an uniquely shaped and cool hardy species wild collected from Mage by Rio de Janeiro
2 - 2.5": $25 ea.

Loricariid species (armored catfish & pleco)

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.

Hypostomus faveolus L037 'Rio Tocantins' WC
Wild great sized adolescents of distinctive patterned 'honeycomb pleco' from Rio Tocantins collection
5 - 5.5": $60 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)

Parotocinclus haroldoi 'Rio Piaui' WC
Wild collected 'Galaxy oto' from Rio Paui, Eastern-most State of Sergipe, Brazil; a small growing super algae eating species featuring dark black body with scattered small white pin-spots
1": $25 ea. or 6 @ $22 ea.

Ancients / Oddballs / Brackish / Stingrays / Misc.

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": $650

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Dec 4, 2017
Real sour about the fact that I don't have space for the rubroocellatus, or any oscar for that matter lol
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