South American Oddballs
AquariumFishSale.com specializes in importing and housing exotic freshwater species. AFS groups these “oddballs” by region: African, South American, and Asian. AFS avoids collecting species known to be harvested improperly, particularly in the African region. Certain species, such as Arapaima, are endangered in the wild and AFS only imports these species through CITES certification to ensure future sustainability. Oddball fish range in size due to the season and maturity or even the particular part of the lake or river from which they were caught.
Red Prochilodus (2” to 5” body)
Aquarium Fish Sale offers the colorful red prochilodus. Contrary to web sources which say the silver and the red prochilodus are the same, they are not. One has color, one does not. They are amazing jumpers so keep a good cover. These fish are herbivores so they require prepared food with some veggies. They are known to eat small fish from time to time, so best kept with somewhat aggressive tank mates.
Lifespan: 15 years
Max size: 10” inches
Food: Pellet, flake, frozen, some live feeders, live plants