Freshwater fish live in lakes, rivers, ponds and streams. Common freshwater fish include carp, bass, trout and catfish.
In 2023, 11-year-old Charlie Clinton from Oklahoma made headlines by catching a pacu — a South American fish known for its human-like teeth — in a pond behind his house, far from its native Amazon habitat.
The snakehead fish can breathe air, double its population in 15 months and has a huge appetite, which is not a good thing for native species.
A Texas man caught an alligator gar estimated to be over 300 pounds in May 2022. The alligator gar is sometimes referred to as a "living fossil" and, while it may look threatening, it's harmless to anything larger than itself.
Maybe the shark in 'Jaws' really did have a personal vendetta after all. Scientists have found at least one species of fish that can distinguish between human faces.
A new study looks into the impact trace amounts of antidepressants in water has on the behavior of Siamese fighting fish.
Contrary to popular belief, freshwater sawfish are not sharks. These fish are from the ray species and can grow up to 20 feet (6 meters) in length.