Category: Freshwater Fish Species Guide

The aim of the freshwater fish species guide is to provide a snapshot into the life and needs of the fish. In your comments please be kind to us we are enthusiastic hobbyists, if you can offer any help and support it would be much appreciated and look forward to hearing from you.

Betta albimarginata

Betta albimarginata is a species of betta fish, endemic to the island of Borneo where it is only found in the Indonesian province of Kalimantan Timur. It inhabits the shallows (5 to 10 cm (2.0 to 3.9 in)) of forest streams amongst vegetation and debris along...

Goldfish (disambiguation)

The goldfish (Carassius auratus) is a freshwater fish in the family Cyprinidae of order Cypriniformes. It is one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. A relatively small member of the carp family (which also includes the Prussian carp and the crucian carp), the goldfish is native to East Asia....

Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna)

These small, oblong fish are generally gray with rows of spots that almost blend to look like stripes. Males have an enlarged dorsal fin, but otherwise they have small fins in general, including a...

Cauca molly (Poecilia caucana)

The Cauca molly (Poecilia caucana) is a freshwater fish in the family Poeciliidae, also called the South American molly.This fish is found in Panama, Venezuela, and Colombia, where it lives in shallow waters in the basins of the Lebrija, Magdalena, Cauca and other...

Molly: Poecilia gillii

Poecilia is a genus of fishes in the family Poeciliidae of the order Cyprinodontiformes. These livebearers are native to fresh, brackish and salt water in the Americas, and some species in the genus are euryhaline. A few have adapted to living in waters that contain high levels of toxic hydrogen...

Bandit cory

The pretty little Bandit Cory is a scaleless fish, and peaceful addition to a community tank. They are very social, and do best in groups of at least three; lonely Bandit Cory fish often pine...

Betta care

Fighting Fish Sometimes called “Siamese Fighting Fish”, betta belong to the family Osphronemidae, which includes a number of gourami species. They live in shallow pools, small streams, roadside ditches and even rice paddies. The...

Snakeskin gourami (Trichopodus pectoralis)

The snakeskin gourami (Trichopodus pectoralis) is a species of gourami native to Southeast Asia. Etymology The name Trichopodus comes from the Ancient Greek words θρίξ (thríx) which means hair and πούς (poús) which means foot while pectoralis comes from the Latin words pectus which means “chest” and ālis which...

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