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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

List of freshwater aquarium fish species

A vast number of species of fish have been successfully kept in the home aquarium. This list gives only some of the most commonly-kept species. * Live-bearing o Guppies & Mollies (Poecilia) + Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) + Sailfin Molly (Poecilia latipinna) o Platies & Swordtails (Xiphophorus) + Southern Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) + Variable Platy (Xiphophorus variatus) + Green Swordtail (Xiphoporus helleri) * Egg-laying o Catfish (Siluriformes) + Armored Catfish (Callichthyidae) # Cory catfish (Corydoras sp.) + Armored Suckermouth Catfish (Loricariidae, aka Plecos) # Bristlenose Catfish # Whiptail and twig catfish * Longnose Whiptail Catfish * Regal Whiptail Catfish * Leopard Catfish # Common Plecos * Liposarcus pardalis * Sailfin Catfish * Suckermouth Catfish * Suckermouthed Catfish # Dwarf Suckermouth Catfish (Otocinclus) + Glass catfish + Iridescent Shark + Redtail catfish o Characins (Characidae) + Black tetra + Cardinal tetra + Cave tetra + Common hatchetfish + Green neon tetra + Neon tetra + Serpae tetra + Silver Dollar o Cichlids (Cichlidae) + Eartheater Cichlid + Firemouth Cichlid + Jack Dempsey + Managuense Cichlid + Green Terror + Jewel Cichlid + Angelfish + Discus + Electric Yellow + Red Empress Cichlid + Oscar + Red Zebra + Zebra Tilapia o Cyprinids (Cyprinidae) + Barbs # Checker Barb # Cherry Barb # Clipper Barb # Gold Barb # Pentazona Barb # Red Line Torpedo Barb # Rosy Barb # Black Ruby Barb # Shortfin Barb # Tiger Barb # Ticto Barb # Tinfoil Barb + Cold-water fish # Goldfish # Common Carp # Koi # White Cloud Mountain minnow + Daces # Common Dace + Danios # Bengal Danio # Giant Danio # Malabar Danio # Pearl Danio # Queen Danio # Spotted Danio # Turquoise Danio # Zebra Danio + Rasboras # Harlequin Rasbora o Knifefish and Eels (Gymnotiform) + Black Ghost Knifefish o Labyrinth fishes (Anabantidae, Osphronemidae, Helostomatidae) + Blue Gourami (The Three spot gourami) + Siamese Fighting Fish + Kissing Gourami o Loaches (Cobitidae) + Burmese Border Loach + Clown Loach + Dojo Loach + Dwarf Loach + Skunk Loach + Horseface Loach + Kuhli Loach + Longnose Loach o Mormyridae o Elephantnose Fish (Gnathonemus petersii) o Bichirs and Reedfish (Polypteriformes) + Senegal Bichir o Bonytongues (arowanas) + Asian Arowana + Silver arowana + Arapaima

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Tropical Fish Secrets
It's always fun when a guest comes into my home for the first time... you can see their eyes light up like a little kids' and exclaim, "Wow, an aquarium!" as they make a "B-line" for it and proceed to gawk in amazement!
Tropical Fish Secrets