Batfish Aquatics | Freshwater

Freshwater Fish

Batfish Aquatics houses over 300 aquariums full of freshwater fishes. We specialize in unusual and rare species, and, if it is not on our list, we can often get it. To order, please click the contact us link below and send an e-mail. Fish often sell quickly, and we cannot guarantee availability, no matter what is listed below.

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Apistogramma flamencia Flamingo Cichlid
Apistogramma agassizii var Flamencia
$59.99 PAIR

Absolutely stunning!
Blue Face Borelli Blue Faced Umbrella Cichlid
Apistogramma cf. borelli "Blue Face"
Note that this fish is probably not a A. borelli.
Aguaytia Apistogramma allpahuayo 'Aguaytia' Apistogramma
Apistogramma allpahuayo 'Aguaytia'
Sale: Unsexed individuals only: $10.99
Mouthbrooding Apistogramma Mouthbrooding Apisto
Apistogramma barlowi "Red"
Rarely encountered red form of the mouthbrooding Apisto.
Apistogramma sp. Matses Matses Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. Matses
$79.99 Trio
Red Striped Apistogramma Red Striped Apistogramma
Apistogramma bitaeniata "Red"
Apistogramma trifasciatus Trifasciatus Apisto.
Apistogramma trifasciata

Apistogramma macmasteri, a wild MacMasteri Apistogramma MacMaster's Apisto.
Apistogramma macmasteri "WILD"
$10 EACH
Running small, 1-2".
Apistogramma viejita, the Red Neck MacMasteri Apistogramma Red Neck Apisto.
Apistogramma macmasteri var. "Viejita"
$12 EACH
These are 1-2" offspring of a pair that spawned in the shop.
Diamond Apistogramma eremnopyge Diamond Apistogramma
Apistogramma eremnopyge

Rio Tigre Apistogramma Tiger River Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Rio Tigre"
Apistogramma cruzi Cruz's Apistogramma
Apistogramma cruzi
Steel Blue Apistogramma Steel Blue Apisto
Apistogramma sp. Hybrid?
Very few left.
Apistogramma huascar Rio Galves Huascar Apistogramma
Apistogramma huascar 'Rio Galves'
$49.99 PAIR
Apistogramma winkelfleck Winkelfleck Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Winkelfleck"
Apistogrammoides pucallpaensis, the T-Bar Dwarf Cichlid T-Bar Dwarf
Apistogrammoides pucallpaensis

Other Cichlids

The Bolivian Ram, Microgeophagus altispinosa Ruby Ram, Bolivian Ram
Microgeophagus altispinosa

The cooler-water cousin of the true Ram, the Ruby Ram is a much, much easier to keep fish.
Honey Dwarf Cichlid Honey Dwarf Cichlid
Nannacara anomola
False Keyhole Cichlid
Laetacara thayeri
3 for $40

This is the "False Keyhole Cichlid," a very peaceful, shy substitute for the true Keyhole. Adult sized at about 3-4".

SALE: 4 for $30

Guinacara Daycra Cichlid
Guinacara cf. daycra, F2
 Checkerboard Cichlid
Crenicara punctulatum "Rio Tigre"
This fish should not be confused with the other checkerboards of the genus Dicrossus
Herichthys pearsei, the Pantanomo Cichlid Pearsei Cichlid
Herichthys pearsei

Small guys at about 1.5-2" right now; be prepared for them to grow.
Honduran Red Point Cichlid Honduran Red Point Cichlid
Cryptoheros sp.
Robertson's Cichlid, F1
Amphilophus robertsoni, F1
Panama Cichlid
Cryptoheros panamensis

Black Belt Cichlid
Vieja maculicauda
3 for $20
Nicaraguense Cichlid Nicaraguense Cichlid, Juveniles
Hypsorphrys nicarauense

Juveniles of the Nicaraguense cichlids, at about 3". Image shows the adults.

Red Tiger Motaguense cichlid Red Tiger Cichlid
Parachromis motaguense


Lemon Drop Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic "Lemon Drop"

A gorgeous variety of Bushy Nosed Pleco. These are a yellowish green fish. Awesome little algae eaters.

Long Fin Lemon Drop Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic "Lemon Drop"

Same as above, but with, well, long fins. . .

Calico Ancistrus Bushynose Pleco Calico Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic

Gorgeous colours on these Red Calicos!
Bushy Nose Pleco
Ancistrus sp. "Domestic"
3 for $15

The basic aquarium bushy nose pleco or bristle nose pleco, brown, either locally bred (usually) or farm raised. These are the ideal algae eating pleco. If you're still buying regular ol' "plecos," Batfish will have words for you. The BNP gets to a maximum size of about 4", perfect for most tanks, breeds easily, looks cool and ... best of all ... it ... eats ... brown ... algae. The type most of us have in the aquarium. Great algae eaters.

Large Royal Pleco, L190 Royal Pleco
Panaque nigrolineatus L190
Approximately 2-3" in length.
 Redfin Leopard Pleco
Pseudoancistrus leopardus L114
Oto Cat Oto Cats
Otocinclus cf. affins
6 for $15

Corydoras and Similar:

Corydoras paleatus, the salt and pepper cory cat Salt and Pepper Cory Cat
Corydoras paleatus
6 for $19.99
 Albino Cory Cat
Corydoras sp. "Albino" (Likely C. aeneus)
6 for $14.99
Corydoras leopardus is an unusually type of Cory Catfish Corydoras leopardus, LG
6 for $40
Corydoras brevidorsis is an unusually type of Cory Catfish Corydoras brevidorsis, LG
Orangefin Corydoras
Corydoras sterbai
Panda Corydoras Panda Cory
Corydoras panda
Corydoras rabouti Rabouti's Cory
Corydoras rabouti
Corydoras habrosus, the Dwarf Cory Cat Dwarf Cory
Corydoras habrosus
3 for $12
Corydoras pygmaeus Pygmy Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus
$3, 6 or more $2.50 each
Asst. Cory Cats
Corydoras spp.
3 for $12

Our choice of Corydoras, including some species not on the list.
Six Ray Corydoras Aspidoras pauciradiatus Six Ray Corydoras
Corydoras pauciradiatus
3 for $10
Blackfin Aspidoras Blackfin Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "blackfin"
3 for $15
Aspidoras Araguaia Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "araguaia"

Aspidoras senger Senger's Aspidoras
Aspidoras senger

Other Catfish:

Hara jerdoni Mini Moth Catfish, Stone Catfish
Hara jerdoni
3 for $12.99

Treat this fish like you would a Corydoras.
Red Whale Catfish Red Whale Catfish
Denticetopsis seducta


Pseudomugil signifer Signifer Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil signifer
Forktail Rainbowfish Forktail Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil furcata
6 for $50
Boeseman's Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani Boeseman's Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia boesemani
3 for $30
Australian Rainbowfish Australlian Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia cf. fluviatilis
$2.50, 6 for $12

Try these super hardy rainbowfish in a small outdoor pond or tub garden this year.
The threadfin or feather fin rainbowfish, Iriatherina werneri, is a beautiful small rainbow fish. Threadfin or Feather Fin Rainbowfish
Iriatherina werneri
$7, $12 M/F Pair
Blushing Millenium Rainbowfish Blushing Millennium Rainbowfish
Glossolepis pseudoincisus
6 for $50

Melanotaenia parkinsoni rainbowfish Parkinson's Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia parkinsoni

Tetras and other Characins:

Ember Tetra, Hyphessobrycon amanda Ember Tetra
Hyphessobrycon amandae
6 for $15
Dwarf Pencilfish, Golf Pencil Fish, Nannostomus marginatus Dwarf Pencilfish, Golf Pencilfish
Nannostomus marginatus
6 for $15
Loreto Tetra Loreto Tetra
Hyphessobrycon loretoensis
6 for $12
 Colombian Purple Line Tetra
Hyphessobrycon cf. acaciensis
6 for $45
Black Neon Tetra Black Neon Tetra
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
6 for $12
Sailfin Tetra, Crenuchus spilurus Sailfin Tetra
Crenuchus spilurus
3 for $12
 Black Widow Tetra
Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
6 for $10
Bloodfin Tetras are a common aquarium fish Bloodfin Tetras
Aphyocharax anisitsi
$2.50, 6 for $12

Glass bloodfin Tetras Glass Bloodfin Tetras
Prionobrama filigera
$3, 6 for $14

Fire Glass Tetras, Hummingbird Tetras, Trochilocharax ornatus, a rare nano fish for a small aquarium Fire Glass Tetra
Trochilocharax ornatus
$7, 6 for $35
Copeina guttata, Red Spotted Tetra Red Spotted Tetra
Copeina guttata
6 for $20

Pictured are adult fish. These are juveniles at about 1".

 Rio Tigre Splash Tetra
Pyrrhulina cf. brevis
6 for $30
Marble Hatchetfish Marble Hatchetfish
Carnegiella strigata
$3, 6 for $15

Cyprinids (Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, etc.)

Tiger Barbs Tiger Barb, Sm
Puntigrus tetrazona
6 for $9

Longfin Rosy Barb Longfin Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
6 for $12
Longfin Rosy Barb Neon Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
6 for $20
 Glass Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
6 for $19.99
The bright red Cherry Barb is an excellent aquarium fish Cherry Barb
Puntius titteya
6 for $10
The bright Gold Barb is an excellent aquarium fish Gold Barb, Jumbo
Barbodes semifasciolatus
6 for $20
The Odessa Barb, Pethia padamya Odessa Barb
Pethia padamya
6 for $18
Pearl Danio Pearl Danio
Danio albolineatus
6 for $10
Scissortail Rasbora Scissor-Tail Rasbora
Rasbora cf. trilineatus
6 for $10
Siamese Algae Eater Crossocheilus siamensis or Crossocheilus atrilimes Siamese Algae Eater
Crossocheilus atrilimes (siamensis)
Garra ruffa, the Pedicure Fish Pedicure Fish
Garra rufa


Betta splendens Common Betta
Betta sp. "Domestic," Hybrid "Splendens"

We have a good number of various fancy male bettas in stock right now, the hobby B. splendens. Please contact us if you're looking for a really nice Betta, and we can send you some really bad photos.
SALE! Now includes Crowntails, Twin Tails, Halfmoons and other varieties. Limited quantity, and time!

White Edge Betta
Betta albimarginata
Trichogaster leeri is known as the Pearl Gourami Pearl Gourami
Trichogaster leeri
Dwarf Gouramis, Trichogaster lalius, display sexual dichromatism.  The male dwarf gourami is much more colourful than the female Dwarf Gourami
Trichogaster lalius
$6 Females only
The Sparkling Gourami, Trichopsis pumila. Sparkling Gourami
Trichopsis pumila
6 or more @ $2.50 each
the blue paradise-fish gourami is one of the oldest fish in the aquarium hobby Paradise Fish (Blue)
Macropodus opercularis

All Other Fishes:

Gold Mickey Mouse Platy Assorted Platy
Xiphophorus sp. "Platy"
6 for $10
Arrow Goby
$39.99 PAIR
Desert Goby
Chlamydogobius eremius

Not to be confused with the lesser encountered dessert goby.
Weather Loach, Dojo Loach Weather Loach, JBO
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
3 for $25
Burmese Pink Cherry Loach, Rosy Loach
Tuberschistura arakanensis
3 for $10

Great little dwarf loach; reaches about 1.5 inches.
Ameca splendens, the butterfly goodeid, is a critically endangered fish that is renowned as an algae eater in the aquarium. Butterfly Goodeid, Juvenile
Ameca splendens

Juveniles, up to 1.5"
Ameca splendens, the butterfly goodeid, is a critically endangered fish that is renowned as an algae eater in the aquarium. Butterfly Goodeid, Adults
Ameca splendens

Adults, from 3-5" (some massive)
Needle Nose Gar Needle Nosed Gar
Xenentodon cancila
SALE: 2 for $39.99


Algae eating shrimp, or Amano Shrimp Amano Shrimp
Caridina multidentata
6 for $20
Bloody Mary Shrimp Bloody Mary Shrimp
Neocaridinia spp.
6 for $50
Caution This shrimp is of the same species as Cherry Reds and many other colour morphs. Placing in the same tank will result in diluted strains!
Nerite Snail
Nerite spp.
$3 or 6 for $12
Asst. Types, Our Pick
SALE: $2 each or 10 for $15
Blue Rabbit Snail Blue Body Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania spp.
3 for $28

Perisesarma bidens, the Red Claw Crab, is a great crab for a freshwater aquarium Red Claw Crab
Perisesarma bidens
The CPO, Cambarellus patzcuarensis Orange Crayfish is a beautiful dwarf crayfish Dwarf Crayfish, Orange
Cambarellus patzcuarensis "Orange"

Note: This crayfish is illegal to purchase in PA, WV, VA and some other states. Check your local laws before purchase.

All Other Animals

Ambystoma mexicanum axolotl

Last one.
Lesser Siren intermedia Siren, Lesser
Siren intermedia

The Iberian Ribbed Newt, or Spanish Ribbed Newt, is a great aquarium resident Iberian Ribbed Newt
Pleurodeles waltl

Firebelly Newt Oriental Newt Cynops orientalis Fire Belly Newt
Cynops orientalis

Blue Tailed Firebelly Newt Blue Tailed Fire Belly Newt
Cynops cyanurus
2 for $40


These are extremely unusual fish, one of a kind fish, or fish that are ideal for dedicated breeders, as well as "Lonely Hearts." Please only order these fish if you are willing and able to breed them, and/or have mates for these "lonely hearts."