Best Freshwater Fish Species

From Microcosm Aquarium Explorer

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Panda Corydoras Catfish. Aaron Norman
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Black Phantom Tetra. Aaron Norman
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Gold Angelfish. JJPhoto.dk

101 Hardy, Commendable Species That Should Thrive in Your Home Aquarium

Among the growing world of choices available to freshwater aquarium keepers, some species are time-tested survivors and good candidates for the community aquarium. Here are the top prospects, as chosen by expert aquarists, aquarium authors, and local pet store owners.


Barbs (Cyprinids)


Betta (Siamese Fighting Fish)


Catfishes

Catfishes: Plecos & Pleco-types

Catfishes: Synodontis

Catfishes: Corydoras


Tetras (Characins)


Cichlids


Danios (Cyprinids)


Gouramis


Guppy


Hatchetfishes


Loaches


Mollies


Platy


Rainbowfishes


Rasboras (Cyprinids)


Siamese Algae Eater


Swordtails


White Cloud Mountain Minnow