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Water Colors Aquarium Gallery Podcast
157. Top 5 Non-Cichlid South American Fish

Cichlids get too much love… so in this episode, we’re discussing our top 5 list from South America – but we’re excluding all cichlids! There are so many exciting fishes from South America that get overlooked due to the popularity of SA cichlids. This diverse list includes corydoras, tetras, puffers, killis, and even some unique oddball species. What are your favorites?


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Species mentioned in this episode:

  • Brochis cat, Brochis splendens
  • C125, Aspidoras spilotus
  • South American puffer, colomesus asellus
  • Flameback bleeding beart tetra, hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus
  • Black butterfly tetra, hyphessobrycon negodagua
  • Crystal tetra, protocheirodon pi
  • Galaxy oto, Parotocinclus haroldoi
  • Splash tetra, copella arnoldi
  • Cenepa red pencilfish, nannostomas sp. ‘Cenepa Red’
  • Marbled hatchetfish, carnegiella strigata
  • Striped cory, scleromystax barbatus
  • Adolfo’s cory, corydoras adolfoi
  • Cardinal tetra, paracheirodon axelrodi
  • Black ghost knifefish, apteronotus albifrons
  • L134 Leopard frog pleco, peckoltia compta
  • Blue striped rivulus killifish, laimosemion xiphidius

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