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More Cool Fish

In More Cool Fish on February 26, 2010 at 5:12 pm

More cool fish from tanks around Mississauga…

Rare morph of bellycrawler pike cichlid (Crenicichla geayi "Gold Spot")

Rarely see the gold flecks on the bellycrawlers. These came in wild caught to a local wholesaler.

Pair of EBJDs

I don’t know what it is about these fish, but they’re hard to resist. Electric blue jack dempseys… Hybrid or line bred colour morph? They’re not pure dempsey for sure.¬† Proof coming in a future post.

Electric Blue Rams

Relatively new import: Electric Blue Rams!

The electric blue ram was one of the hottest new fish at Aquarama 2009.

Rare Crenicichla sp. "Atabapo Red II"

Very distinctive thin bars, teardrop marking under the eye and awesome iridescence on the tail.

This Crenicichla is not often seen, but easily identified. At 7-8″ it stays at a more manageable size than some of it’s more popular relatives.

Endangered cichlid from Madagascar. My friend George is breeding these!

Paretroplus kieneri is an oddball cichlid that has extremely limited availability. They do a lot of digging, likely looking for inverts and other substrate dwellers.

Cool Guianacara sp. from Brazil. Rarely seen.

Guianacaras are cool little cichlids that really don’t get the attention they deserve. These were imported by

Nice big gold nugget pleco!

Of all the plecos I’ve ever kept, the best and fastest glass-cleaning pleco has got to be the gold nugget.

An outstanding male OB Zebra!

Wow these OB Zebras are spectacular! These are coming in from far East.

Female OB Zebra


Cool Fish at Aquatic Kingdom in Mississauga

In Cool Fish at Aquatic Kingdom on February 25, 2010 at 4:51 pm

Dropped in to Aquatic Kingdom the other day. They had some cool fish and I had my camera…

Here are some quick pix!

Little freshwater barracudas

Tiny little unidentified pike cichlids

Unidentified Heros sp. from Peru

Trachelyopterus sp?

Would be nice to have a school of these

A cool-looking loricarid

Erythrinus sp.

Bright bright red!

Very rare wild caught tetra sp.

Only 2" long and already so red. These guys are going to be awesome when they get bigger.

Rhombeus type

There were four of them ranging from 14" up to about 16" long!

This is the legendary Wobbegong from Australia. Eating a goldfish.

Very nice!

Very cool Central American cichlid.

Sternarchus sp