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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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bloodfin Tetra (Aphyocharax anisitsi)

    Don't let this friendly looking tetra fool you. These fish are actually apart of the semi-aggressive category as the bloodfin tetra can be known for nipping at other fish's fins.

    To alleviate the stress on the othe fish, try keeping these guys in numerous numbers; normally 5 or more. These guys come in a glass color as well!

  • Denisonii Barb (Puntius denisonii)

    The denisonii barb is best known for its striking red and patterened tail. Don't underestimate the size of this fish as they can reach up to 5 inches!

    Being apart of the barb family, these guys do well in larger groups consisting of 6 or more and go well with a wide variety of smaller cichlids.

    Denisonii barbs can even be kept in a planted tank but be sure to give them plenty of swimming room.

  • Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona)

    Tiger barbs are another popular freshwater fish and a great beginner fish! Best kept in larger groups of six or more, these fish go well with a lot of other semi-aggressive fish.

    The tiger barb is a plant-friendly shoaling fish that are quite active and require minimal care.

    Check out their close relatives, the albino tiger barb, green tiger barb, and platinum green tiger barb. A small group of each these makes for a colorful and active tank.