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 cacatoides triple red Double Red Cockatoo Cichlid
Apistogramma cacatoides "Double Red"
Triple Red Cockatoo Cichlid
Apistogramma cacatoides "Triple Red"
$25 MFF Trio
The Yellow Head Umbrella Cichlid, Apistogramma borellii Yellow Head Umbrella Cichlid
Apistogramma borelli
Aguaytia Apistogramma allpahuayo Juruensis Apistogramma
Apistogramma juruensis
Aguaytia Apistogramma allpahuayo 'Aguaytia' Apistogramma
Apistogramma allpahuayo 'Aguaytia'
Panda Sky Blue Apistogramma Sky Blue Panda Apisto
Apistogramma panduro
Apistogramma trifasciatus Three Stripe Apisto
Apistogramma trifasciata
$25 PAIR

Steel Blue Apistogramma Steel Blue Apisto
Apistogramma sp. Hybrid?
Very few left.
Apistogramma winkelfleck Winkelfleck Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Winkelfleck"

Other Cichlids

Dicrossus filamentosus Checkerboard Dwarf Cichlid
Dicrossus filamentosus

Very few
Aequidens patricki Patrick's Acara
Aequidens patricki
 Wavrin's Eartheater
Biotodoma wavrini
 Passionate Firemouth Cichlid, Yellow Firemouth
Thorichthys pasionis

A close relative of the Convict, the Siquia cichlid is a popular alternative Siquia Convict Cichlid
Amatitlania siquia

Small guys at about 1.5-2".
A close relative of the Convict, the Siquia cichlid is a popular alternative Siquia Convict Cichlid
Amatitlania siquia

Adults, from 3-4". Show size available; ask.
A large, gentle giant, the Pearsei or Pantano Cichlid is a large guapote that is relatively peaceful Pantano Cichlid
Cencelichthys pearsei

Small guys at about 1.5-2".
A large, gentle giant, the Pearsei or Pantano Cichlid is a large guapote that is relatively peaceful Pantano Cichlid
Cencelichthys pearsei

Larger fish, 4-6" (get much bigger!)
Freckled Cichlid
Theraps lentiginosus
Krobia guianensis Golden Gorilla
Krobia guianensis
Panama Cichlid
Cryptoheros panamensis

Black Belt Cichlid
Vieja maculicauda
3 for $20
Neolamprologus brichardi, the Fairy Cichlid Fairy Cichlid
Neolamprologus brichardi

Mostly fully grown, very few.
Tropheus duboisi Maswa, juveniles. Tropheus duboisi Maswa
Tropheus duboisi
F1 from Wild


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!
L183 Pleco, the Starlight Ancistrus. Starlight Pleco
L183, Ancistrus dolichopterus
Small, tank raised fish.
Snakeskin Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. "Domestic"
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.

Blue Phantom Pleco, Small
L128: Baryancistrus sp.

One left, about 2: (tiny)
Rubberlip Pleco
Chaetostoma spp.
Butterfly Pleco, L052 Pleco, Dekeyseria Butterfly Pleco
L052: Dekeyseria sp.

Purple Panaque, Blue Pleco
L239: Baryancistrus beggini

The Red Fin Leopard Pleco is a beautiful plecostomus or loricarid, once known as the L114 pleco Red Fin Leopard Pleco
Pseudacanthicus leopardus L114
L236 Pleco, Hypancistrus scribbled zebra pleco Scribbled Zebra Pleco
L236: Hypancistrus spp.
The Mega Clown Pleco, L340 Pleco, the Mega Clown Panaque. Mega Clown Pleco
L340: Hypancistrus sp.
Red Fin Cactus Pleco, the L024 Pleco. Red Cactus Pleco
L024: Pseudocanthicus pitanga

Approximately 8" in length.
The Whiptail Catfish, a species of Loricaria, is an interesting fish with great camouflage. Whiptail Catfish
Loricaria spp.
Oto Cat Oto Cats
Otocinclus cf. affins
6 for $15
Common Pleco, Jumbo
Pteroglyptus spp.
Free To Good Home

Only one, adult, 24"+; Local pickup only.

Corydoras and Similar:

Long Nose Cory Cat
Corydoras septentrionalis
3 for $20
Corydoras similis variant Violet, the purple cory cat\ Purple Cory Cat
Corydoras violetti (C. similis variant)
Corydoras gossei, also known as the Pale Spotted Cory Cat Pale Spotted Corydoras
Corydoras gossei
6 for $90
Orangefin Corydoras
Corydoras sterbai
6 for $45
Corydoras rabouti Rabouti's Cory
Corydoras rabouti
Shoulder Spot Cory
Corydoras adolfoi

Corydoras pygmaeus Pygmy Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus
$3, 6 or more $2.50 each
Axelrod's Corydoras
Corydoras axelrodi
3 for $12.99
Asst. Cory Cats
Corydoras spp.
3 for $12

Our choice of Corydoras, including some species not on the list.
Aspidoras Araguaia Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "araguaia"

Other Catfish:

Banjo Catfish Banjo Catfish
Aspredinidae spp.
Hara jerdoni Mini Moth Catfish, Stone Catfish
Hara jerdoni
3 for $12.99

Treat this fish like you would a Corydoras.
 Trachelyopterus fisheri, the Driftwood Catfish, is an interesting schooling catfish  Colombian Wood Catfish
Trachelyopterus fisheri

The Electric Catfish, Malapterus electricus, is a predatory catfish capable of delivering a powerful electric shock Electric Catfish
Malapterurus electricus

This fish can generate an electric shock. Use caution.
Lace Catfish, Small
Synodontis nigrita
Featherfin Catfish, Large
Synodontis eupterus


 Southern Blue Eye Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil tenellus
$6, 3 for $15
Turqoise Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia lacustris Turqoise Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia lacustris
 Bleher's Rainbowfish
Chilatherina bleheri
Zig Zag Rainbowfish Zig Zag Doritya Rainbowfish
Glossolepsis doritya
$8, 6 for $40
Australian Rainbowfish Australlian Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia cf. fluviatilis
$3.99, 6 for $15

Try these super hardy rainbowfish in a small outdoor pond or tub garden this year.
Australian Rainbowfish Australlian Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia cf. fluviatilis
$1.99, 10 for $12

Juvenlies bred 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
Emerald Rainbowfish
Glossolepis wanamensis

Rainbowfish Assorted Jumbo Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia spp.
Limited availability, mixed species, our pick.
Mostly males.

Tetras and other Characins:

Ember Tetra, Hyphessobrycon amanda Ember Tetra
Hyphessobrycon amandae
6 for $15
Albini Glowlight Tetra Albino Glowlight Tetra
Hemigrammus erythrozonus
$2.99, 6 for $14
Golden Rummy Nose Tetras Golden Head Rummynose Tetra
Hemigrammus rhodostomus var
6 for $25
Albino Congo Tetra
Phenacogrammus interruptus
6 for $50

Beautiful green hues on these, especially as adults
Marble Hatchetfish Marble Hatchetfish
Carnegiella strigata
$3, 6 for $15

Cyprinids (Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, etc.)

 Baby Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
10 for $12

Juveniles, about 1/2-3/4".
The bright red Cherry Barb is an excellent aquarium fish Cherry Barb
Puntius titteya
6 for $10
The Black Ruby Barb is an underappreciated, peacceful aquarium barb. Black Ruby Barb
Pethia nigrofasciata
6 for $14
The Odessa Barb, Pethia padamya Odessa Barb
Pethia padamya
6 for $18
Pearl Danio Pearl Danio
Danio albolineatus
SALE: 10 for $10
Asian Rummynose Rasbora
Sawba resplendens
6 for $30
Celestichthys margaritatus, the Celestial Pearl Danio or Galaxy Rasbora Celestial Pearl Danio (Galaxy Rasbora)
Celestichthys margaritatus
3 for $12, 6 for $22

These beautiful microfish make a great addition to a planted tank. Their patterns remind me of microtrout! These are tank raised.

Glowlight Danios, Danio choprae, have been reclassified as Celestichthys choprae Glowlight Danio
Celestichthys (Danio) choprae
6 for $20
Giant Danio Giant Danio
Devario aequipinnatus
6 for $12
Red Line Torpedo Barbs, Puntius denisoni, are excellent aglae eating fishes. Red Line Torpedo Barb
Sahyadria denisoni
6 for $45
Garra ruffa, the Pedicure Fish Pedicure Fish
Garra rufa
Crossocheilus reticulatus is also known as the Network Algae Eater, or sometimes Crosshatch Algae Eater, and eats black beard algae. Network Algae Eater
Crossocheilus reticulatus

Probably the best algae eating machine out there.


Betta splendens Common Betta
Betta sp. "Domestic," Hybrid "Splendens"
$5 and up

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!

Betta splendens Common Betta, Females
Betta sp. "Domestic," Hybrid "Splendens"
$3 and up

Assorted females of the above. Please contact us, and let us know what colours you're looking for. We will try to match up.

Betta rutilans is a species of wild betta often called the Fire Betta Fire Betta
Betta rutilans
Betta simorum is a species of wild betta fish. Green Pearl Betta
Betta simorum
 Flame Badis
Badis hysginon

All Other Fishes:

Glass Knifefish
Eignmannia virescens
  Goldbelly Livebearer
Girardinus falcatus
$12 PAIR (FEW)
Phalloptychus januarius is a small, rare livebearing fish. Mini Livebearer
Phalloptychus januarius

Sold by the pair, generally have extras -- ask. This is a brackish fish.
Albino Halfbeak, Wrestling Halfbeak
Dermogenys pusillus
Norman's Lampeye Killifish
Aplocheilus normani
6 for $12
The Rosy Loach is a small, pink loach known as Tuberschistura arakanensis. 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
Ameca splendens

 Blue Tail Goodeid
Ataeniobus toweri
Xenotaca eiseni, the Red Tail Goodeid, is a critically endangered aquarium fish. Red Tail Goodeid
Xenotaca eiseni
$7.99 Pair


Blue Claw Shrimp
Macrobrachium spp.
Nerite Snail
Nerite spp.
$3 or 6 for $12
Asst. Types, Our Pick
SALE: $2 each or 10 for $15
 Fiddler Crab
Uca spp.
The CPO, Cambarellus patzcuarensis Orange Crayfish is a beautiful dwarf crayfish Dwarf Crayfish, Orange
Cambarellus patzcuarensis "Orange"

Note: Crayfish are illegal to purchase in PA, WV, VA and some other states. Check your local laws before purchase.
   Dwarf Crayfish, Blue
Cambarellus shufeldtii "Blue"

Note: This crayfish is illegal to purchase in PA, WV, VA and some other states. Check your local laws before purchase.
Dwarf Crayfish, like this one, are an interesting addition to a planted aquarium. Big Claw Crayfish
Cambarellus “Vasquez”
3 for $30

All Other Animals


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."

Apistogramma sp. Matses Matses Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. Matses
$19.99 Male
 Rupunun's Cichlid
Apistogramma rupununi

One male ONLY available. Interested in obtaining females or trading to someone with group. F1.