Freshwater Tropical Fish Species and Saltwater Fish Species

Finding fish care and fish profile information can be challenging for those aquarium hobbyists just starting out. We've broken the fish profiles down by common name here to hopefully make it easier for you to find your species. When discussing your fish species it is advisable to use the scientific name since it should eliminate confusion that common names can cause. While those in the states would call it the Bala Shark, those from the UK might call it the Silver Shark. Try to stick to scientific names when possible.

We can't stress enough the need for hobbyists to research any and all fish before purchasing them! Don't make that impulse buy when shopping for your fish if you don't know it's care requirements. You are only doing a disservice to yourself and the animal. While our list of fish species isn't exhaustive, it is growing all the time.

Pet Fish Care Information and Pictures By Fish Species / Fish Types:

Freshwater Fish

Anabantoids - Bettas and Gouramis

Betta
Blue Gourami
Dwarf Gourami
Kissing Gourami
Mahachai Betta
Pearl Gourami
Sparkling Gourami

Archerfish

Archerfish

Arowana

Silver Arowana

Butterfly Fish

African Butterfly Fish

Catfish

Bristlenose Pleco
Bronze Corydoras
Chinese Algae Eater
Corydoras Catfish
Corydoras trilineatus
Dwarf Corydoras
Gold Nugget Pleco
Iridescent Shark
Julii Corydoras
Otocinclus Catfish
Panda Corydoras
Pictus Catfish
Plecostomus
Redtail Catfish
Royal Pleco
Sterbai Corydoras
Upside Down Catfish
Zebra Pleco

Characins - Tetras

Black Neon Tetra
Black Phantom Tetra
Black Skirt Tetra
Bleeding Heart Tetra
Bloodfin Tetra
Bucktooth Tetra
Buenos Aires Tetra
Cardinal Tetra
Cochu's Blue Tetra
Diamond Tetra
Disk Tetra
Ember Tetra
Emperor Tetra
Head and Tail Light Tetra
glowlight Tetra
Green Neon Tetra
Neon Tetra
Penguin Tetra
Piranhas
Pristella Tetra
Red Belly Pacu
Red Colombian Tetra
Red Eye Tetra
Rummy Nose Tetra
Serpae Tetra
Silver Dollar
White Skirt Tetra

Cichlids

Afra Cichlid
Angelfish
Blue Dolphin Cichlid
Blue Ram Cichlid
Cockatoo Cichlid
Convict Cichlid
Demasoni Cichlid (Dwarf Mbuna)
Discus
Firemouth Cichlid
Jack Dempsey
Jaguar Cichlid
Jewel Cichlid
Kenyi Cichlid
Kribensis Cichlid
Oscar
Blood Red Parrot Cichlid
Polit Cichlid
Red Devil Cichlid
Red Empress Cichlid
Saulosi Cichlid (Dwarf Mbuna)
Severum
Yellow Lab Cichlid
Zebra Cichlid

Cyprinids - Barbs

Bala Shark
Cherry Barb
Glofish
Gold Barb
Goldfish
Harlequin Rasbora
Koi
Odessa Barb
Rainbow Shark
Red Tail Shark
Rosy Barb
Scissor Tail Rasbora
Tiger Barb
Tinfoil Barb
White Cloud
Mountain Minnow

Zebra Danio

Hatchetfish

Common Hatchetfish
Marble Hatchet Fish

Killifish

Killifish

Loaches

Clown Loach
Dojo Loach
Hillstream Loach
Kuhli Loach

Livebearers

Endlers Livebearer
Guppy
Mollies
Platy
Swordtails

Freshwater Invertebrates

Crayfish
(aka Crawfish or Crawdad)

Ghost Shrimp
Gold Inca Snail

Mormyridae

Elephantnose Fish

Brackish Water Fish Profiles

Columbian Shark
Figure 8 Puffer
Green Spotted Puffer

Saltwater Fish

Large Angelfish

Bellus Angelfish
Blue Angelfish
Blueface Angelfish
Blue Ring Angelfish
Emperor Angelfish
French Angelfish
Koran Angelfish
Queen Angelfish
Regal Angelfish
Scribbled Angelfish

Dwarf Angelfish

Bicolor Angelfish
Coral Beauty Angelfish
Eibli Angelfish
Flame Angel fish
Lemonpeel Angelfish
Potter's Angelfish
Pygmy Angelfish

Blennies

Bicolor Blenny
Lawnmower Blenny
Midas Blenny

Butterfly Fish

Copperband Butterfly Fish
Lined Butterflyfish
Longfin Bannerfish
Raccoon Butterfly Fish

Cardinal Fish

Banggai Cardinal Fish
Pajama Cardinal Fish

Clownfish

Clownfish (Ocellaris)
Maroon Clownfish
Tomato Clownfish

Damselfish

Azure Damselfish
Blue Damselfish
Blue Green Chromis
Blue Reef Chromis
Three Stripe Damselfish
Yellowtail Blue Damselfish

Dottybacks

Orchid Dottyback
Striped Dottyback

Dragonets

Green Mandarin
Ocellated Dragonet, Scooter Dragonet

Eels

Snowflake Moray Eel

Goby, Gobies, Dartfish

Diamond Goby
Neon Goby
Purple Firefish
Yellow Watchman Goby

Basslets

Blackcap Basslet
Fairy Basslet, Royal Gramma

Groupers

Coral Grouper
Panther Grouper

Hawkfish

Longnose Hawkfish

Marine Invertebrates

Chocolate Chip Starfish
Coral Banded Shrimp
Emerald Crab
Hermit Crab
Nassarius Snail
Pencil Urchin
Peppermint Shrimp
Red Fire Shrimp
Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
Turbo Snail
Tridacna Clam - Crocea Clam

Jawfish

Yellowhead Jawfish

Lionfish

Lionfish
Radiata Lionfish

Porcupine & Puffer Fish

Porcupine Puffer Fish

Rabbitfish

Magnificent Foxface Rabbitfish
One Spot Foxface Rabbitfish

Sea Basses

Peach Anthias

Seahorses

Common Seahorse
Great Seahorse

Tangs & Surgeonfish

Black Tang
Convict Tang
Gem Tang
Lavender Tang

Mimic Eibli Tang
Moorish Idol
Naso Tang
Orange Shoulder Tang
Pacific Blue Tang
Pacific Sailfin Tang
Powder Blue Tang
Powder Brown Tang
Purple Tang
Red Sea Sailfin Tang
Tomini Tang
Unicorn Tang
Yellow Tang

Trigger Fish

Blue Throat Triggerfish
Clown Triggerfish
Niger Triggerfish
Picasso Triggerfish
Pink Tail Triggerfish

Sea Anemone Species

Bubble Tip Sea Anemone
Condy Anemone

Saltwater Wrasses

Harlequin Tuskfish
Six Line Wrasse

Other

Emperor Snapper
Marine Betta

Coral Profiles

Hard Coral

Acanthastrea Coral
Acropora Coral Brain Coral
Blastomussa Coral
Birdsnest Coral
Candy Cane Coral
Chalice Coral Frogspawn Coral
Montipora Capricornis
Montipora Digitata Coral
Montipora Spongodes Coral
Pavona Coral

Soft Coral

Green Star Polyps Pulsing Xenia
Ricordea Florida Coral
Zoanthids - Button Polyps

Author : Mike FishLore


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