Freshwater fish live in lakes, rivers, ponds and streams. Common freshwater fish include carp, bass, trout and catfish.



Minnow is a name applied to about 300 species of freshwater fish of North and Central America. Read on to learn more.

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  • Archerfish

    Archerfish is a common name for a family of tropical fish native to the waters of southeastern Asia and northern Australia. Read on to learn more. See more »

  • Blackfish

    Blackfish is a term used for any of several unrelated fish. The Alaska blackfish, found in Arctic and sub-Arctic fresh waters, grows to 7 inches (18 cm) in length. See more »

  • Bluegill

    The bluegill is a freshwater fish of the sunfish group. Bluegills are among the largest of the sunfish, reaching a weight of one pound (454 g) or more. See more »

  • Buffalo Fish
    Buffalo Fish

    The buffalo fish is a North American fish belonging to the sucker family. It is found from Canada to Mexico, chiefly in the lakes and rivers of the Mississippi Valley. See more »

  • Carp

    Carp is the name of a group of freshwater fish. The common, or German, carp is about two feet (60 cm) long and weighs 25 pounds (11.3 kg) or more. See more »

  • Climbing Perch
    Climbing Perch

    The climbing perch (also called Climbing Gourami and Walking Fish), is a freshwater fish that comes out of the water to breathe air for hours at a time. Read on for more information. See more »

  • Crappie

    The crappie is a freshwater fish related to the perch and sunfish. It is a popular food fish. See more »

  • Dace

    Dace is a name used for many different species of freshwater fish belonging to the minnow and carp family. Read on to learn more information. See more »

  • Darter

    Darter is a name for a group of small fish of the perch family. Darters swim about in short dashes, propelled by fins on the breast. See more »

  • Freshwater Sunfish
    Freshwater Sunfish

    Sunfish is a common name for a family of mostly small freshwater fish. Sunfish is also the name of a large ocean fish. See more »

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