Freshwater Aquarium Fish

Paradise Fish -- Macropodus opercularis See more aquarium fish pictures.
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Choosing the right fish for your freshwater aquarium depends on a number of factors, including the tank's size, the fish's diet, and more. The following fish profiles will allow you to select the perfect blend of fish, no matter how large or small your aquarium.

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Freshwater Fish A-D


Black Molly

Black Neon Tetra

Black Phantom Tetra

Black Ruby Barb

Black Tetra

Bleeding Heart Tetra

Bloodfin Tetra

Bristlenose Catfish

Bronze Catfish

Cardinal Tetra

Cherry Barb

Clown Loach

Common Krib

Congo Tetra

Coolie Loach

Diamond Tetra

Dwarf Gourami

Dwarf Pencilfish

Dwarf Rainbowfish

Dwarf Sucking Catfish

Penguin Fish -- Thayeria obliqua
Penguin Fish -- Thayeria obliqua
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Freshwater Fish E-P

Egyptian Mouthbrooder

Firemouth Cichlid

Glass Catfish

Glowlight Tetra

Golden Barb


Harlequin Rasbora

Head and Tail Light Tetra

Keyhole Cichlid

Kissing Gourami

Madagascan Rainbowfish

Marbled Hatchetfish

Neon Tetra

Orange Chromide

Paradise Fish

Pearl Gourami

Penguin Fish

Pictus Cat


Bristslenose Catfish -- Ancistrus temmincki
Bristslenose Catfish -- Ancistrus temmincki

Freshwater Fish R-Z

Red Rainbowfish

Red-Eye Tetra

Red-Humped Eartheater

Red-Tailed Shark

Rosy Barb

Scissortail Rasbora

Siamese Fighting Fish

Spotted Pleco

Striped Raphael Catfish

Stripe-Tailed Catfish

Swallowtail Cichlid


Three-Spot Gourami

Tiger Barb

Upside-Down Catfish

Variatus Platy

White Cloud Mountain Minnow

X-Ray Tetra

Zebra Danio

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