Welcome to AmazonTropics.com!

Mission statement, “Better Buckeye Bred”

We hope that you find our page informative and innovative! We specialize in fish species from Neotropical ecozones. With over 25 years of experience with fish, we are a leading authority on freshwater tropical fish. We not only have fish spawning in our aquaria but we also offer juvenile fish for sale and are available for speaking engagements. We try to be: Environmental, Ecological and Economical!

Once again, welcome! If you have any further questions, please contact us at: jeremybasch@gmail.com.

Thank you for visiting AmazonTropics.com!

Jeremy Basch – Owner

About

AmazonTropics.com is the culmination of over 25 years in the fish industry. Owner, Jeremy Basch, started keeping fish when he was just 10 years old! He became hooked when his father took him into a local pet shop. While at the pet shop, Jeremy just could not take his eyes off the saltwater aquarium in front of him. From there he saved his money for a big reef tank.

At the age of 16, Jeremy started working for the largest and local fish store in Ohio. While working at this store, he met a few co-workers around his age who suggested that he experiment with freshwater fish first before going all in on saltwater. Jeremy began by setting up one tank, then two and eventually he had a fish tank in 7 different rooms in his parents’ house! To this day, he is still friends with many of his former coworkers.

Jeremy spent 12 years working for the local fish store and assisted with fish husbandry, quarantine and eventually an assistant manager. This exposed Jeremy to almost every type of fish that comes into the hobby. With an average of 30-40 boxes of fish per week, he lived and breathed fish every day!

Jeremy has also been involved with the local fish club, the Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts (CAFÉ). With Jeremy at the helm and through club’s efforts, the club grew from less than 12 members to over 75! After 10 years as chairman, Jeremy has since passed on his duties but still assists the club with various duties. You can still catch him at regular club meetings and auctions in and around Columbus.

Through the years of his fishkeeping, Jeremy has kept various species of fish but he found his passion with South American fish species. He also has an attraction to the killifish of West Africa. Jeremy started his first fishroom in 2004 and it has gone through various modifications through the years.

Today, AmazonTropics.com houses over 100 aquariums ranging in size from a few gallons to well over one hundred gallons! AmazonTropics.com specializes in catfish of the families, Loricariidae and Auchenipteridae. In fact, we were the first in the world to have Liosomadoras oncinus spawn in our aquaria! We also have on hand species from the families, Callichthyidae and Aspredinidae. Along with catfish, we also keep some species of cichlids from the family Cichlidae, the Geophaginae which include Geophagus and Apistogramma.

Blog

Our Worst Year

We will sum things up in that life is short and live your life to the fullest! This has been by far the most difficult year for my family and I. It first started with the loss of one of our brother’s in June. And now in October, the loss of our father. Both were …

It Is Finally Here

The Columbus Area Fish Enthusiasts (CAFE) Fall Auction is finally here! Join us tomorrow for an epic auction! There will be a ton of rare fish species that have been lined up by the club. A special thanks to Paul Wingert for acquiring and housing most of the New and Rare (NAR) species that will …

Fish Availability

Shipping Update:

At this time, we cannot offer shipping due to unforeseen circumstances. If you plan to attend a fish event in or around the Ohio area, please feel free to email us at: jeremybasch@gmail.com.

Below is our availability for the upcoming Ohio Cichlid Association Extravaganza in Strongsville, OH. For more details about this event, please visit their website at: https://www.ohiocichlid.com/

Catfish Species Available Common Name Size Price
Centromochlus perugiae F-1 Oil Woodcat 1″+ 10/$60
Corydoras duplicareus F-1 Duplicate Cory 1″+ 10/$60
Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus F-1 Knobnose Whiptail 2.5″ 4/$80
Hypancistrus debilittera L-129 F-1 Colombian Zebra Pleco 1 1/2″+ $20 ea. 5/$80
Hypancistrus zebra F-2 Zebra Pleco 1 1/2″+ $150 ea. 4/$560
Hypancistrus sp. “L-333” F-1 White/Black King Tiger Pleco 1 1/2″+ $25 ea. 5/$100
Hypancistrus sp. “L-333” F-1 White/Black King Tiger Pleco 2 1/2″+ $30 ea. 8/$200
Hypancistrus sp. “L-333” Porto de Moz F-2 Yellow King Tiger Pleco 1″+ $25 each 4/$100
Hypancistrus sp. “L-345” F-2 (Small) Silver Prince Pleco 1 1/4″+ $25 each 4/$100
Hypancistrus sp. “L-411”  F-2 Monte Dourado Pleco 1″ $25 each 4/$100
Micracanthicus (Hypancistrus) vandragti F-1 Nano Pleco 1″ $40 each 6/$200
Panaqolus claustellifer “L-306” F-1 Rio Branco Tiger Pleco 1 1/2″ $30 ea. 8/$200
Panaqolus sp. “L-397” F-1 Rio Alenquer Tiger Pleco 1 1/2″ $30 ea. 8/$200
Tatia strigata F-2 Rare! Pinstripe Woodcat 3/4-1″ $30 ea. 4/$100
Invertebrates Common Name Size Price
Asolene spixi Spixi Snail 1″+ shell $5 each
Neocaridinia davidi Blue Dream Shrimp 3/4″+ 12+/$40
Live Foods Common Name Size Price
Daphnia sp. Red Russian Daphnia Water Fleas Starter $5
Panagrellus nepenthicola Banana Worms Starter $5
Turbatrix aceti Vinegar Eels Starter $5

Terms and Conditions

AmazonTropics.com currently only sells tank raised fish, plants, invertebrates, and live food cultures. As a result, we offer THE healthiest livestock and live food for your aquaria. All livestock is examined prior to shipping for size and health.

AmazonTropics.com has a minimum order of $75. This price does not include shipping charges or PayPal.com fees. We accept payments through PayPal.com only. An additional 4% is required for all PayPal.com transactions. All funds must clear before shipping arrangements can be made. For PayPal.com payments, please send funds to: jeremybasch@gmail.com.

Pick up is available if arranged to be picked up at local fish club events or regional conventions. This gets the fish directly to you without the hassle of dealing with shipping charges and fees. Please consider this option when possible.

We ship all our fish next day air to your door via FedEx. Please email us prior to shipping so we can provide shipping charges. Shipping is available Monday through Wednesday and needs to be arranged ahead of time. We will only ship weather permitting and at our discretion. Cool packs or heat packs are available for $3/box.

Live arrival is guaranteed through shipments sent and delivered priority overnight by 10:30am. You must be present for delivery of your fish at the address provided. All shipping charges are non-refundable. If you have any issues with our fish, please contact us at: jeremybasch@gmail.com.

All fish should not be drip acclimated as the buildup of waste products during shipping will cause an increase in ammonia upon opening the bags. Instead, turn the lights off the aquarium of which the new acquisitions will be entering. You may float the unopened bags for 15-20 minutes to acclimated to temperature. Then open the bags and dump the entire contents through a brine shrimp net discarding the water the fish arrived in. Then place the fish in their new aquarium. Wait to feed your new fish until the next day and offer food sparingly until they are willing to accept food.