Batfish Aquatics

Your Home for Rare,

Unusual, and Quality

Aquarium Fishes


Welcome to Batfish Aquatics, the premiere provider of unusual, rare, and quality aquarium fishes, aquarium plants, and other animals. We are located in the Greater Washington, DC area and service the entire United States. We specialize in unique aquarium fishes that you can often find nowhere else.

Our warehouse facility houses over 300 aquariums filled with unusual fishes. We ship throughout the country, year round, direct to your doorstep. We also offer retail hours by appointment, be sure to Contact Us to make an appointment. Check out our full selection using the links above!

We specialise in those fishes you won't find anywhere else, such as rare species of Betta, Apistogramma, unique and interesting tetras, danios, cyprinids, corydoras, and loricarids! In addition to freshwater fish, we carry a small selection of aquatic plants, freshwater invertebrates, and marine fishes and invertebrates. We like to say that we carry "interesting" fish -- we stock whatever strikes us as being "cool" this week.

You'll often find Batfish Aquatics at various aquarium shows and events throughout the year. Check out this calendar of events to meet Batfish! Events in BOLD indicate I'll be speaking. If you're interested in having Batfish as a vendor at your event, or having me speak at a local aquarium club, please send an e-mail. If you'd just like your event listed, also please contact me! Please contact to have your club's events listed!

Date Event Location
9 January 2016 Capital Cichlid Association January Meeting Silver Spring, MD
16 January 2016 Aquarium Club of Lancaster County presents Wayne Leibel Lancaster, PA
30 January 2016 Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association January Meeting @ Batfish Aquatics. Silver Spring, MD
Please note that the above event has been rescheduled from the 23rd to the 30th due to weather
6 February 2016 Potomac Valley Aquarium Society February Meeting: Stephan Tanner, Filtration Fairfax, VA
4-6 March 2016 AquaMania IV: The Big Fish Deal Gaithersburg, MD
18 - 20 March 2016 Raleigh Aquarium Society Spring Workshop XXXI Raleigh, NC
7 - 10 July 2016 American Cichlid Association Annual Convention Cincinatti, OH
13 - 16 October 2016 Catfish Convention 2016 Herndon (Dulles), Va

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