Freshwater Aquarium Fish Species

Popular Fish Name Fish Family Scientific Name

Egg-laying

Angelfish Cichlids Pterophyllum
Bengal Danio Cyprinids Danio devario
Black Ghost Knifefish Knifefish and Eels Apteronotus albifrons
Black Ruby Barb Cyprinids Barbus nigrofasciatus
black tetra Characins Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Bristlenose Catfish Catfish Ancistrus sp.
Cardinal tetra Characins Paracheirodon axelrodi
Cave tetra Characins Astyanax mexicanus
Checker Barb Cyprinids Barbus oligolepis
Cherry Barb Cyprinids Barbus titteya Deraniyagala, 1929
Clipper Barb Cyprinids Barbus callipterus
Clown Loach Loaches Botia macracanthus
Common Carp Cyprinids Cyprinus carpio
Common Dace Cyprinids Leuciscus leuciscus
Common hatchetfish Characins Gasteropelecus sternicla
Cory catfish Catfish Corydoras sp.
Discus Cichlids Symphysodon
Dwarf Suckermouth Catfish Catfish Otocinclus
Electric Yellow Cichlids Labidochromis caeruleus
Giant Danio Cyprinids Danio aequipinnatus
Glass catfish Catfish Kryptopterus bicirrhis
Gold Barb Cyprinids Barbus semifasciolatus Guenther, 1868
Goldfish Cyprinids Carassius auratus auratus
Green neon tetra Characins Paracheirodon simulans
Horseface Loach Loaches Acantopsis choirorhynchus
Koi Cyprinids Cyprinus carpio
Kuhli Loach Loaches Pangio kuhlii
Liposarcus pardalis Catfish Liposarcus pardalis
Malabar Danio Cyprinids Danio malabaricus or Devario malabaricus
Neon tetra Characins Paracheirodon innesi
Oscar Cichlids Astronotus ocellatus
Pearl Danio Cyprinids Danio albolineatus
Pentazona Barb Cyprinids Barbus pentazona
Queen Danio Cyprinids Devario regina
Red Empress Cichlid Cichlids Protomelas taeniolatus
Red Line Torpedo Barb Cyprinids Barbus denisonii
Rosy Barb Cyprinids Barbus conchonius
Sailfin Catfish Catfish Liposarcus multiradiatus
Siamese Fighting Fish Labyrinth fish Betta splendens
Silver Dollar Characins Metynnis argenteus Ahl, 1923
Spotted Danio Cyprinids Danio nigrofasciatus
Suckermouth Catfish Catfish Hypostomus plecostomus
Suckermouthed Catfish Catfish Hypostomus punctatus
Ticto Barb Cyprinids Barbus ticto
Tiger Barb Cyprinids Barbus tetrazona
Tinfoil Barb Cyprinids Barbus schwanefeldi
Turquoise Danio Cyprinids Danio kerri
White Cloud Mountain minnow Cyprinids Tanichthys albonubes
Zebra Danio Cyprinids Brachydanio rerio or Danio rerio

Live-bearing

Green Swordtail Platies & Swordtails Xiphoporus helleri
Guppy Guppies & Mollies Poecilia reticulata
Sailfin Molly Guppies & Mollies Poecilia latipinna
Southern Platy Platies & Swordtails Xiphophorus maculatus
Variable Platy Platies & Swordtails Xiphophorus variatus

NikkiB's Fishtank

My Gourami
Description: My Gourami

drjames's Fishtank

My yellow chiclid
Description: My yellow chiclid

laniea83's Fishtank

55 gal discus tank
Description: 55 gal discus tank

poconoboss's Fishtank

Highfin Ram
Description: Highfin Ram

Sarajute's Fishtank

This is Freddy the betta
Description: This is Freddy the betta.