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

Fire Red Apistogramma agassizii Fire Red Apistogramma
Apistogramma agassizii "Fire Red"
$35 PAIR
Blue Cheek Apistogramma agasizzi Blue Cheek Aggie
Apistogramma agassizii "Blue Cheek"
$65 PAIR


Red Point Apisto.
Apistogramma sp. "Red Point"
$20

Aguaytia Apistogramma allpahuayo 'Aguaytia' Apistogramma
Apistogramma allpahuayo 'Aguaytia'
$14.99
Inka Apistogramma Inkan Apisto
Apistogramma baenschi
$15
Red Striped Apistogramma Red Striped Apistogramma
Apistogramma bitaeniata "Red"
$15
Cockatoo Apistogramma Cockatoo Cichlid, Wild Form
Apistogramma cacatoides "Wild"
$7.50
Eunotus Apistogramma Eunotus Apisto.
Apistogramma eunotus
$10
Oregon Apistogramma Oregon Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Oregon"
$15
Panda Apistogramma Panda Apisto
Apistogramma panduro
$12
Apistogramma trifasciatus Trifasciatus Apisto.
Apistogramma trifasciata
$21

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
$10

Very small.
Blueheaded MacMasteri Cichlid Blue Head MacMasteri
Apistogramma macmasteri
$15
Sunset Apistogramma atahualpa Sunset Apistogramma
Apistogramma atahualpa
$10
Rio Tigre Apistogramma Tiger River Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Rio Tigre"
$30
Apistogramma cruzi Cruz's Apistogramma
Apistogramma cruzi
$7
Steel Blue Apistogramma Steel Blue Apisto
Apistogramma sp. Hybrid?
$10
6 for $50
Apistogramma huascar Rio Galves Huascar Apistogramma
Apistogramma huascar 'Rio Galves'
$49.99 PAIR
Apistogramma sp. Matses Matses Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. Matses
$49.99 PAIR
Apistogramma winkelfleck Winkelfleck Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Winkelfleck"
$24.99

Other Cichlids

Dicrossus filamentosus Checkerboard Dwarf Cichlid
Dicrossus filamentosus
$8

Honey Dwarf Cichlid Honey Dwarf Cichlid
Nannacara anomola
$10
False Keyhole Cichlid
Laetacara thayeri
Adults:

$15
3 for $40

Juveniles:

$8
3 for $20


This is the "False Keyhole Cichlid," a very peaceful, shy substitute for the true Keyhole. Juveniles are available, at about an inch or less; adults are at least 3-4".
Guinacara Daycra Cichlid
Guinacara cf. daycra, F2
$15
Egyptian Mouthbrooder\ Victorian Mouthbrooder
Pseudocrenilabrus multicolour var. victoriae
$8


Herichthys pearsei, the Pantanomo Cichlid Pearsei Cichlid
Herichthys pearsei
$7

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.
$5
Robertson's Cichlid, F1
Amphilophus robertsoni, F1
$20
Panama Cichlid
Cryptoheros panamensis
$7


Black Belt Cichlid
Vieja maculicauda
$7
3 for $20
Nicaraguense Cichlid Nicaraguense Cichlid, Juveniles
Hypsorphrys nicarauense
$6

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

Red Tiger Motaguense cichlid Red Tiger Cichlid
Parachromis motaguense
$10
Red Lipped Kribensis, Pelvicachromis rubrolabiatus dikiya Red Lipped Kribensis
Pelvicachromis rubrolabiatus WILD
$45 PAIR


Loricarids

Lemon Drop Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic "Lemon Drop"
$8

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"
$12

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

Calico Ancistrus Bushynose Pleco Calico Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic
$10

Gorgeous colours on these Red Calicos!
Green Dragon Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic Green Dragon
$12


Albino "Snakeskin" Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. "Domestic"
$15
New Morph!
Longfinned "Pineapple" Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. "Domestic"
$45
New Morph!
Bushy Nose Pleco
Ancistrus sp. "Domestic"
$6
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.

Green Phantom Pleco, L200 Green Phantom Pleco, HiFin
L200: Baryancistrus demantoides
$65
Green Phantom Pleco, L200 Green Phantom Pleco, Regular
L200: Baryancistrus demantoides
$65
Only one left, about 8".
Butterfly Pleco, L052 Pleco, Dekeyseria Butterfly Pleco
L052: Dekeyseria sp.
$20


Starlight Pleco
L183, Ancistrus dolichopterus
$36
Great colour on these guys - solid black.
 LDA-31 Gold Spot Pleco
Panaqolus albomaculatus
$28
Large Royal Pleco, L190 Royal Pleco
Panaque nigrolineatus L190
$100
Approximately 10" in length. Pick up strongly preferred.
Large Royal Pleco, L190 Royal Pleco
Panaque nigrolineatus L190
$25
Approximately 2-3" in length.
 Redfin Leopard Pleco
Pseudoancistrus leopardus L114
$60
 Three Beacon Pleco
Leporacanthicus triactis L091
$95
Only one. Approximately 7-8" in length.
Oto Cat Oto Cats
Otocinclus cf. affins
$3
6 for $15

Corydoras and Similar:

Corydoras erharti Corydoras ehrhardti
$6
3 for $15
Corydoras leopardus is an unusually type of Cory Catfish Corydoras leopardus, LG
$8
6 for $40
Orangefin Corydoras
Corydoras sterbai
$9
Slate Cory Cat
Corydoras concolor
$8
3 for $20
Panda Corydoras Panda Cory
Corydoras panda
$5
Corydoras rabouti Rabouti's Cory
Corydoras rabouti
$15
Shoulder Spot Cory
Corydoras adolfoi
$14


Corydoras weitzmani Weitzman's Cory
Corydoras weitzman
$14


Corydoras habrosus, the Dwarf Cory Cat Dwarf Cory
Corydoras habrosus
$5
3 for $12
Corydoras pygmaeus Pygmy Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus
$3, 6 or more $2.50 each
Asst. Cory Cats
Corydoras spp.
$5
3 for $12

Our choice of Corydoras, including some species not on the list.
Laser Orange Corydoras are a beautiful and unusual corydoras catfish Laser Orange Corydoras
Corydoras sp. "Laser Orange"
$15
3 for $40
Long fin varieties of the Paleatus Corycat Longfin Paleatus Corydoras
Corydoras paleatus Longfin
$10
3 for $25
Blackfin Aspidoras Blackfin Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "blackfin"
$7
3 for $15
Aspidoras Araguaia Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "araguaia"
$9


Aspidoras senger Senger's Aspidoras
Aspidoras senger
$15


Other Catfish:

Very similar in appearance to Synoodontis petricola, Synodontis lucipinnis is a much smaller fish. Dwarf Syno
Synodontis lucipinnis
$9
Red Whale Catfish Red Whale Catfish
Denticetopsis seducta
$25
 Ghost Catfish, Glass Catfish
Kryptopterus vitreolus,
$9

Rainbowfish:

Pseudomugil signifer Signifer Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil signifer
$10
Forktail Rainbowfish Forktail Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil furcata
$10
6 for $50
Praecox Rainbowfish Praecox Rainbow, Dwarf Neon Rainbow, Jumbo
Melanotaenia praecox
$12, 3 for $30


Dwarf Maccullochi Rainbowfish Dwarf Macculochi Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia macculochi
$10, 6 for $50


Turqoise Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia lacustris Turqoise Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia lacustris
$10
3 for $25
Boeseman's Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesemani Boeseman's Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia boesemani
$15
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.
Running Creek Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia sp. "Running Creek"
$10


Blushing Millenium Rainbowfish Blushing Millennium Rainbowfish
Glossolepis pseudoincisus
$12
6 for $50


Melanotaenia parkinsoni rainbowfish Parkinson's Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia parkinsoni
$10


Tetras and other Characins:

Jellybean Tetra, Ladegesia roloffi Jelly Bean Tetra
Ladigesia roloffi
$2.50
6 for $12
Ember Tetra, Hyphessobrycon amanda Ember Tetra
Hyphessobrycon amandae
$3
6 for $15
Blind Cave Tetra Blind Cave Tetra
Astyanax jordani
$4, 6 for $18
Beckford Pencilfish Tetra, Nannostomus beckfordi Beckford's Pencilfish
Nannostomus beckfordi
$3
6 for $15
Black Neon Tetra Loreto Tetra
Hyphessobrycon loretoensis
$3
6 for $12
Serpae Tetra Serpae Tetra
Hyphessobrycon eques
$3
6 for $9
 Black Widow Tetra
Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
$2.50
6 for $10
 Bloodfin Tetras
Aphyocharax anisitsi
$2.50, 6 for $12


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


Flame Back Bleeding Heart Tetra Flame Back Bleeding Heart Tetras
Hyphessobrycon pyrrhonotus
$5, 6 for $25


Black Splashing Tetra Black Dotted Splashing Tetra
Copella spp.
$6, 6 or more @ $5 each
Blue Splashing Tetra Blue Dotted Splashing Tetra
Copella spp.
$6, 6 or more @ $5 each
Elachocharax pulcher, Black Darter Tetra Black Mini Darter Tetra
Elachocharax pulcher
$7, 6 or more @ $6 each
Odontocharacidium aphanes, the Green Dwarf Tetra Green Dwarf Tetra
Odontocharacidium aphanes
$7, 6 for $35
Fire Glass Tetras, Hummingbird Tetras, Trochilocharax ornatus, a rare nano fish for a small aquarium Fire Glass Tetra
Trochilocharax ornatus
$7, 6 for $35

Cyprinids (Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, etc.)

Dracula's Mini Danio, Danionella dracula Dracula's Mini Danio
Danionella dracula
6 for $25

Please research this fish, and be prepared for its small size!
Tiger Barbs Tiger Barb, Sm
Puntigrus tetrazona
$2
6 for $9


Longfin Rosy Barb Longfin Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
$3.50
6 for $12
Longfin Rosy Barb Neon Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
$5
6 for $20
The bright red Cherry Barb is an excellent aquarium fish Cherry Barb
Puntius titteya
$2
6 for $10
The bright Gold Barb is an excellent aquarium fish Gold Barb, Jumbo
Barbodes semifasciolatus
$5
6 for $20
 Flying Barb
Esomus danricus
$5
6 for $20
The Odessa Barb, Pethia padamya Odessa Barb
Pethia padamya
$4
6 for $18
Pearl Danio Pearl Danio
Danio albolineatus
$2
6 for $10
Scissortail Rasbora Scissor-Tail Rasbora
Rasbora cf. trilineatus
$2.50
6 for $10
Rasbora agilis, the Gold Neon Rasbora Gold Neon Rasbora
Rasbora cf. agilis
$2.50
6 for $10
Emerald Eye Rasboras, or Eye Spot Rasboras, are excellent fish for the nano aquarium Emerald Eye Rasbora
Brevibora dorsiocellata
$3, 6 for $15

Giant Danio Giant Danio
Devario aequipinnatus
$3
6 for $12
Siamese Algae Eater Crossocheilus siamensis or Crossocheilus atrilimes Siamese Algae Eater
Crossocheilus atrilimes (siamensis)
$4
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
$6

Probably the best algae eating machine out there.

Anabantoids

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

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 coccina, also known as the Wine Betta, is one of the most beautiful of the wild Bettas Blue Spot Betta
Betta coccina
$8
Betta dennnisyongi, Betta rubra Crimson Red Betta
Betta dennisyongi
Reverse Trio: $150

Only one group available, 2-Males, 1-Female, perfect for breeding this paternal mouthbrooder!
Trichogaster leeri is known as the Pearl Gourami Pearl Gourami
Trichogaster leeri
$7
Dwarf Gouramis, Trichogaster lalius, display sexual dichromatism.  The male dwarf gourami is much more colourful than the female Dwarf Gourami
Trichogaster lalius
$10 PAIR (Pairs only)
The Sparkling Gourami, Trichopsis pumila. Sparkling Gourami
Trichopsis pumila
$3
6 or more @ $2.50 each

All Other Fishes:

Gold Mickey Mouse Platy Assorted Platy
Xiphophorus sp. "Platy"
$2
6 for $10
Redtail Blue Variatus Redtail Blue Variatus
Xiphophorus sp. Variatus
$4
3 for $10
Pea Puffer
Carinotetraodon travancoricus
$5
3 for $12
Weather Loach, Dojo Loach Weather Loach, JBO
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
$12
3 for $25
An unusual mormyrid, this baby whale (Brienomyrus psp) is an unusual and rare aquarium fish Baby Whale
Brienomyrus spp.
$15
Burmese Pink Cherry Loach, Rosy Loach
Tuberschistura arakanensis
$4
3 for $10

Great little dwarf loach; reaches about 1.5 inches.
Needle Nose Gar Needle Nosed Gar
Xenentodon cancila
$25
3 for $60

Inverts:

Algae eating shrimp, or Amano Shrimp Amano Shrimp
Caridina multidentata
$4
6 for $20
Bloody Mary Shrimp Bloody Mary Shrimp
Neocaridinia spp.
$12
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
Blue Rabbit Snail Blue Body Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania spp.
$10
3 for $28

A rabbit snail Volcano Snail
Tylomelania spp.
$10
3 for $28

Perisesarma bidens, the Red Claw Crab, is a great crab for a freshwater aquarium Red Claw Crab
Perisesarma bidens
$3
Dwarf Crayfish, like this one, are an interesting addition to a planted aquarium. Vasquez Crayfish
Cambarellus “Vasquez”
$12
3 for $30

We have been asking around trying to get a positive ID on these crawfish. They're not particularly big, don't seem to bother fish, and haven't destroyed our plants.

All Other Animals

Axolotl
Ambystoma mexicanum axolotl
$20

Last one.
Lesser Siren intermedia Siren, Lesser
Siren intermedia
$30

The Iberian Ribbed Newt, or Spanish Ribbed Newt, is a great aquarium resident Iberian Ribbed Newt
Pleurodeles waltl
$30

Firebelly Newt Oriental Newt Cynops orientalis Fire Belly Newt
Cynops orientalis
$6

SALE: $4 each
Blue Tailed Firebelly Newt Blue Tailed Fire Belly Newt
Cynops cyanurus
$25
2 for $40

COLLECTOR SPECIALS and LONELY HEARTS

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."