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  • Snow White Crayfish (Procambarus alleni)

    The snow white crayfish should be kept in a species only tank as they are opportunistic eaters; meaning they'll eat anything if they can catch it.

    These guys can be kept in groups but adequate hiding spots must be provided. They can be kept with plants as well!

  • Assorted Male Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

    The male guppy, one of the most colorful fish in the freshwater world. These fish come in numerous colors and patterns. A great beginner fish, these fish are wonderful starter fish for all ages.

    A prolific breeder, these fish will easily breed if females are introduced. Make sure you have some hiding spots for the little ones though!

  • Pearl Gourami (Trichopodus leerii)

    The pearl gourami is a colorful fish that can live with a variety of other community fish. They can show some aggression towards others of its own kind, especially during breeding season.

    These egg laying, bubble nest blowing fish may tear up your plants in order to build their nest. If enough surface tension is provided, this may help prevent them from building their nests and thus tearing up your precious plants.

  • Albino Bristlenose Pleco (Ancistrus)

    One of the best algae eaters out there, the bristlenose pleco will surely help clean up your aquarium without you having to get your hands wet too much. These fish come in an albino, common, and darker red color as well. Some even have longer fins.

    These fish are often mistaken for the common pleco which gets much larger than the bristlenose pleco. Topping out at around 6 inches, the males get larger bristles on their face, thus why they are called bristlenose.

  • Ghost/Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus minor)

    Did you see that? Indeed, that is a fish! With all the bones and insides included, these fish have a fitting name, the ghost catfish. They're also called glass catfish.

    Glass catfish are a peaceful fish that enjoy hanging out in larger groups. They are plant friendly and go well in almost any established aquarium.

  • Bala shark (Balantiocheilos melanopterus)

    These large fish are, believe it or not, actually part of the barb family and are not true sharks. Often seen at a small size of 2-3 inches, these silver, shark-like fish can get up to an astonishing 14 inches!

    Care for these guys well though as they have been listed as an endangered species since 2006.

  • Odessa Barb (Puntius padamya)

    The odessa barb is another semi-aggressive barb that tends to be kept better in larger numbers. These fish are plant friendly with tougher plants versus grass-like plants.

    They can be mixed with other species of barbs for a colorful, active aquarium!

    Other tankmates may include different plecos and loaches.

  • Silver Angelfish (Pterophyllum)

    The angelfish is one of the most recognized fish in the entire freshwater world. A popular choice for any community aquarium, these fish come in multiple strands and colors.

    Careful with adding plants with these fish as sometimes they will eat softer plants such as swords, vallisnerias, rotalas, and lotuses.

    The silver angelfish is a unique coloration composing of a dull silver color with distinct black markings. Some even come with pearl-scales.

  • Firemouth cichlid (Thorichthys meeki)

    The firemouth cichlid is a long time favorite amongst beginner aquarists because of its unique red throat. These fish do best with other larger cichlids but be sure to leave plenty of room for them to have their territory.

    An easy breeder as well, the firemouth cichlid is usually a good parent and will often raise their own fry with little to no work. 

  • Flavescent Peacock (Aulonocara stuartgranti "Usisya")

    For the most part peacock cichlids in the aquarium all behave relatively the same.  They are semi-aggressive compared to any of the Mbuna from Lake Malawi.  As far as African Cichlids go they are one of the most sought after groups of fish due to their color and finnage.  The thoughtful aquarist should never keep fry from a tank where more than one species of peacock is present as they will interbreed very easily.  Most hobbyists want their fish pure and will not accept "mutt" peacocks.

    These fish prefer open waters with a couple caves for spawning.  Keep the pH higher by omitting driftwood from their aquariums and adding rock that helps buffer the water such as Texas Holey rock or lace rock.

  • Flametail Peacock (Aulonocara stuartgranti "Ngara")

    Also Known As:
    Mdoka Peacock
    Ngara Peacock

    For the most part peacock cichlids in the aquarium all behave relatively the same.  They are semi-aggressive compared to any of the Mbuna from Lake Malawi.  As far as African Cichlids go they are one of the most sought after groups of fish due to their color and finnage.  The thoughtful aquarist should never keep fry from a tank where more than one species of peacock is present as they will interbreed very easily.  Most hobbyists want their fish pure and will not accept "mutt" peacocks.

    These fish prefer open waters with a couple caves for spawning.  Keep the pH higher by omitting driftwood from their aquariums and adding rock that helps buffer the water such as Texas Holey rock or lace rock.


  • Trilineatus Cory (Corydoras trilineatus)

    The Trilineatus cory is a popular, friendly cory catfish. Great for planted aquariums, corys prefer to be kept in larger groups. Keeping these fish in higher numbers will help their comfort levels in your aquariums.

    When young, these fish will eat a lot, so don't forget to throw in some carnivore wafers for them! Thankfully, they won't eat plants or their tankmates. They do love blackworms though!

  • Panda Cory (Corydoras panda)

    The panda cory is a popular, friendly cory catfish. Great for planted aquariums, corys prefer to be kept in larger groups. Keeping these fish in higher numbers will help their comfort levels in your aquariums.

    When young, these fish will eat a lot, so don't forget to throw in some carnivore wafers for them! Thankfully, they won't eat plants or their tankmates. They do love blackworms though!

  • Synodontis Multipunctatus (Synodontis multipunctata)

    These active and friendly-looking catfish make greats tankmates for nearly all African cichlids. Be sure to keep a group of 5 or more though as they're more social when kept in larger groups.

    An easy fish to breed in the home aquarium, these catfish will lay eggs in the gravel. 

    The synodontis multipuncatuts orginates from Lake Tanganyika but can be kept easily with the other two lakes as well.

  • Silver Dollar (Metynnis argenteus)

    The popular silver dollar, most commonly known for being the same shape and color of a true silver dollar, is indeed a tetra. Reaching approximately 5 or 6 inches, these fish are shy and should be kept with a few others.

    These fish are herbivores and will most likely eat a majority of live plants. Anubias, java fern, and some swords may be able to be kept with these shiny fish.

    Tankmates may include bala sharks, rainbowfish, angels, and larger danios. Don't mistake these for the Pacu fish, which have human-like teeth and can get about as big as a smaller dinner table!

  • Pristella Tetra (Pristella maxillaris)

    The pristella tetra has a unique pattern to its dorsal and anal fins, composing of a yellow-ish white color and black pattern. Though they stay smaller, they can be semi-aggressive towards other fish.

    They should get along just fine with the other semi-aggressive tetras if kept in larger numbers, or with other fish that are bigger than them. These fish are plant friendly too!

  • Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi)

    These tetras get a bit bigger than your common, more well-known tetra, but don't overlook these guys. They come in an albino and common color as well, they do well in large groups.

    Being a semi-aggressive fish, be sure to put other semi-aggressive fish with these guys as they may pick on smaller tetras. Reaching a whopping 3 inches, they're sure to make a good impression across your living room!

  • Gold Tetra (Hemigrammus rodwayi)

    The gold tetra possesses a bit of gold shimmer to it, as well as grey and black. These friendly little tetras like to be kept in groups and are fairly easy to keep.

    They fit easily into a planted aquarium, fake or real. Possible tankmates include small loaches, corydoras, other tetras, danios, and platys.

  • Lemon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis)

    These yellow fish are the perfect addition to a newer aquarium. Best kept in larger groups, these fish can be bothersome to smaller tetras, so try and do some planning when adding these fish to your aquarium at home!

    As another plant friendly tetras, these schooling fish do better in groups of 5 or more.

  • Emperor Tetra (Nematobrycon palmeri)

    The emperor tetra have quite a few distinct traits to them. Both male and female exhibit a solid black line going down the body while males will have longer fins and are generally larger. These fish sometimes even have blue or red eyes!

    Plant friendly, these fish sometimes breed in a heavily planted aquarium. Be careful what you put them with though as they can be semi-aggressive towards other tetras.

  • Red Tail Hemiodus (Hemiodus gracilis)

    On the larger side for a tetra, the redtail hemiodus is indeed part of the tetra family. These fish are classified as semi-aggressive but go well with rainbowfish, bala sharks, and angelfish.

    These fish are going to demand a higher water quality than some and should be added later than sooner in a new aquarium.

  • Black Skirt Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi)

    The black skirt tetra comes in both black and white. When mixed together, these fish make for a really neat looking aquarium! Again, best kept in larger numbers, these fish are a good schooling and beginner fish.

    Though they are a larger bodied tetra, these fish are normally peaceful unlike other tetras with a similar body shape.

  • Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi)

    The black neon tetra has similar requirements to other smaller tetras such as cardinal tetras, neon tetras, and rummynose. These fish like to be kept in larger groups and go well with plants and other friendly fish.

    Reaching a max size of around 2 inches, a 20 gallon tank makes a good starter for a small school of these fish.

  • Diamond Tetra (Moenkhausia pittieri)

    The diamond tetra sparkles like a bunch of tiny dimaonds all put together when swimming around happily in your aquarium. Another schooling fish, these guys like to be kept with others of the same species.

    Similar to other larger bodied tetras, these guys make great beginner fish but can be on the semi-aggressive side.

  • Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma)

    As a great beginner fish, the bleeding heart tetra is known for the "bleeding heart" on the center of the fish. These hardy fish like to be kept in groups of 5 or more.

    They can easily be kept with other larger bodied tetras, platys, swordtails, and miscellaneous bottom dwellers.