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

MEMBER TANKS

German Blue Ram

freshwater fish - papiliochromis ramirezi - german blue ram stocking in 55 gallons tank - another look at one of my german rams....
Fish Name German Blue Ram
Scientific Name Papiliochromis Ramirezi
Description: another look at one of my german rams....

Brichardi Cichlid

freshwater fish - neolamprologus brichardi - brichardi cichlid stocking in 150 gallons tank - Fairy Tail
Fish Name Brichardi Cichlid
Scientific Name Neolamprologus Brichardi
Description: Fairy Tail

Jaguar Cichlid

freshwater fish - parachromis managuensis - jaguar cichlid stocking in 5 gallons tank - JAGUAR CICHLID(MALE) this is the most aggresive fish I have ever had! This fish has to be kept alone! This fish is now about 15 inches long now and is about 3 years old. This fish was in a 75 gallon tank, but I had to move him back to a 69 gallon hex tank because he would swim as fast as he could into side of the 75 gallon tank trying to attack anything that came near the tank.I feared the fish would kill himself one day doing this as he has already broke the 2 front teeth he used to have.He will also pick up anything (rocks decorations etc..) and ram the tank with them so hard you will think the glass is going to break!(Pea size gravel is best with this fish)He will also attack the tube on the filter and push it sideways to the point that he almost knocks the filter off the back of the tank.As for water changes and cleaning of the tank this is a good 1...Majority of people will not agree with my upkeep of this fishes tank.I dont do hardly nothing!(magnetic scraper for algea and filter changes) This fish moves gravel ALL the time sturring the tank up! So the filter does all the work plus some help from the fish.THIS FISH WILL JUMP OUT OF THE TANK TO ATTACK YOU! So trying to put your hands in the tank with this fish is questionable or putting your face around an uncovered tank.I feed this fish pellet food and occasionally i will feed live shiners from the bait store,but Ive found live food creates high nitrates so filter changes are more often with live food.
   Overall this is an exciting fish to have it is the most interactive fish I have ever seen and is always getting my attention
Fish Name Jaguar Cichlid
Scientific Name Parachromis Managuensis
Description: JAGUAR CICHLID(MALE) this is the most aggresive fish I have ever had! This fish has to be kept alone! This fish is now about 15 inches long now and is about 3 years old. This fish was in a 75 gallon tank, but I had to move him back to a 69 gallon hex tank because he would swim as fast as he could into side of the 75 gallon tank trying to attack anything that came near the tank.I feared the fish would kill himself one day doing this as he has already broke the 2 front teeth he used to have.He will also pick up anything (rocks decorations etc..) and ram the tank with them so hard you will think the glass is going to break!(Pea size gravel is best with this fish)He will also attack the tube on the filter and push it sideways to the point that he almost knocks the filter off the back of the tank.As for water changes and cleaning of the tank this is a good 1...Majority of people will not agree with my upkeep of this fishes tank.I dont do hardly nothing!(magnetic scraper for algea and filter changes) This fish moves gravel ALL the time sturring the tank up! So the filter does all the work plus some help from the fish.THIS FISH WILL JUMP OUT OF THE TANK TO ATTACK YOU! So trying to put your hands in the tank with this fish is questionable or putting your face around an uncovered tank.I feed this fish pellet food and occasionally i will feed live shiners from the bait store,but Ive found live food creates high nitrates so filter changes are more often with live food. Overall this is an exciting fish to have it is the most interactive fish I have ever seen and is always getting my attention

Boesemani Rainbow

freshwater fish - melanotaenia boesemani - boesemani rainbow stocking in 46 gallons tank - rainbow
Fish Name Boesemani Rainbow
Scientific Name Melanotaenia Boesemani
Description: rainbow

Albino Peacock Cichlid

freshwater fish - aulonocara sp. - albino peacock cichlid stocking in 55 gallons tank - Albino Zebra Mbuna Cichlids. .
Fish Name Albino Peacock Cichlid
Scientific Name Aulonocara Sp.
Description: Albino Zebra Mbuna Cichlids. .