Freshwater Fishes

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.

Apistogramma

Mega Red Cockatoo Cichlid / Red Flash Cockatoo
Apistogramma cacatoides "Red Flash"
$60 PAIR
Sold by PAIR only. One pair left!
 Triple Red Cockatoo Cichlid
Apistogramma cacatoides "Triple Red"
$28 PAIR
Sold by PAIR only

Threadfin Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma iniridae
$25


This is a beautiful, wild caught Apistogramma with long, flowing fins.

Double Orange Agasizzi
Apistogramma agasizzi
$30 PAIR
Blue Tail Apisto.
Apistogramma agasizzi "Bluetail"
$60 PAIR
Sold by M/F Pair Only

Not sure on the variety of these guys; they've got a lot of orange on the tails.

Yellow Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma cf. borellii
$10

Small, unsexed juvenile Apistos. On closer inspection, not true Ap. borelli, and not sure which species these are -- looks like the picture.

Urtega Apisto.
Apistogramma urteagai
$45 PAIR
Sold by pair.

Red Neck Apisto.
Apistogramma macmasteri var. "Viejita"
$35 PAIR
Sold by pair.
Apistogramma sp. "apache"
Apache Dwarf Cichlid $12
3 for $30

This is an undescribed species of Apistgramma, and may be Apisto. paulmuelleri.

Pertensis Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma pertensis
$25 each
no image available Black Chin Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma sp. "Blackchin"
$60 each
Tucurui Dwarf Cichld
Apistogramma tucurui
$30 each
Azul's Dwarf Cichld
Apistogramma sp. "Azul."
$60 PAIR

Other Cichlids

Checkerboard Cichlid
Dicrossus filamentosa
$6
no image available Golden Dwarf Cichlid
Nannacara aurocephalus
$9
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".

Bandit Acara
Acarichthys geayi
$9
3 for $25


Beautiful little semi-dwarf cichlid.
 Brazilian Earth Eater
Geophagus brasiliensis
$8
 Steindacheri Earth Eater
Geophagus steindacheri
$15
 Electric Blue Acara
Aequidens sp.
$30
 Angelfish, Asst.
Pterophyllum scalare
Small: $8
Medium: $15
Large: $25
 Pearsei Cichlid
Ex-Cichlasoma pearsei
$7

Small guys at about 1.5-2" right now; be prepared for them to grow.
 Limon Cichlid
Amatitlania nigrofasciata "Limon"
$45
3 for $120

Big, wild caught "Convict" variant, with bright yellow body and bold, black stripes. Males get a HUGE nuchal hump. At about 4".

 Yellow Convict Cichlid
Cryptoheros nanoluteus
$4
3 for $10
Tank bred Yellow Dwarf cichlid, not particularly aggressive.
 Black Belt Cichlid
Vieja maculicauda
$7
3 for $20

Nicaraguense Cichlid, Juveniles
Hypsorphrys nicarauense
$4


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

Ophthalmotilapia nasutus
Ophthalmotilapia nasutus
$30
5 for $120
Sale!: $20 each

 Midnight Hueseri Peacock
Aulonacara hueseri, F1
$12
6 for $50
 Blue Dolphin Cichlid
Cyrtocara moorii
$7

Loricarids

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

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

 Albino Blue Eye Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. "L114"
$9

Neat albino bushynose with blue coloured eyes.
no image available Calico Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. "L114"
$15

Gorgeous colours on these Red Calicos!
 Veil Finned Bushy Nose Pleco, Large
Ancistrus sp. "Domestic"
$18
 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.

 Twig Catfish
Farlowella acus
Small: $6
3 for $15

Large: $10
3 for $25

 Whiptail Catfish
Loricaria spp.
$8
no image available Banjo Catfish
Aspredinidae spp.
$6
 Oto Cats
Otocinclus cf. affins
$3
6 for $15
 Spiny Monster Pleco, Cream and Coffee Pleco
L160, Pseudacanthicas spinosis
$35
 Butterfly Pleco
L052, Dekeyseria spp.
$20

Nice size, about 5-6"
 Orange Seam Pleco
L106, Hemiancistrus guahiborum
$12
 Mango Pleco, LARGE
L047, Baryancistrus chrysolomus
$150
SALE $75. Very Few Left

Other Catfish:

 Corydoras erhartii
$6
3 for $15
 Corydoras napoensis
$8
 Purple Cory Cat
Corydoras violetti (C. similans variant)
$8
 Orangefin Corydoras
Corydoras sterbai
$9
 Pink Cory Cat
Corydoras axelrodi
$4
 Weitzman's Corydoras
Corydoras weitzmani
$18
3 for $45
 Venezualan Cory Cat
Corydoras venezuelanus
$5
3 for $12

Supposedly an Aeneus variant, by those who have never actually seen the fish. These guys get incredibly dark black as they mature, with bright orange spots. Gorgeous catfish.
 Elegant Cory Cat
Corydoras elegans
$5
3 for $12
Very cool, often midwater swimming Corydoras.
 Slate Cory Cat
Corydoras concolor
$8
3 for $20
 Panda Cory
Corydoras panda
$5
3 for $12

Spot the cute little baby Panda in the photo. The other fish is a Cory. habrosus.
 Long Finned Panda Cat
Corydoras panda var "Longfin"
$10
6 for $50
 Rabouti's Cory
Corydoras rabouti
$15
 Striped Elegant Cory
Corydoras sp.
$25
3 for $60
 Masked Cory
Corydoras kanei
$8
3 for $21
 Dwarf Cory
Corydoras habrosus
$4
3 for $10

Not the Panda Cories in the picture, but the little guy.
 Pygmy Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus
$2.50, 6 or more $2 each
 Nano Cory
Corydoras nanus
$15
Sale! 3 for $22
 True Black Corydoras
Corydoras sp. "Black"
$25
3 for $60
 Asst. Cory Cats
Corydoras spp.
$5
3 for $12

Our choice of Corydoras, including some species not on the list.
 Blackfin Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "blackfin"
$7
3 for $15
 Six Ray Aspidoras
Aspidoras pauciradiatus
$4
3 for $10
 Mini Moth Catfish, Stone Catfish
Hara jerdoni
$4
3 for $10

Treat this fish like you would a Corydoras.
 Indiant Torrent Cat
Amblyceps mangois
$8
6 for $40

These are a very uncommon, riverine species. They do best in tanks with a fair amount of flow, but seem pretty forgiving. They tend not to like one another, make sure you either have plenty of hiding spaces, or just one.

 Dwarf Syno
Synodontis lucipinnis
$6

Rainbowfish:

 Gertrude's Blue Eye Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil gertrudae
$9
6 or more @ $8.00 each
 Dwarf Flame Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia parva
$10, 6 for $50
 Red Tail Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia splendida
$18
 Zig Zag Doritya Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia doritya
$8, 6 for $40

Tetras and other Characins:

 Emperor Tetra
Nematobrycon palmeri
$3
6 for $15
 LaCorte's Emperor Tetra
Nematobrycon lacortei
$5
 Ember Tetra
Hyphessobrycon amandae
$3
6 for $15
 Flame Tetra, Von Rio Tetra
Hyphessobrycon flammeus
$2, 6 for $8
 Glowlight Tetra
Hemigrammus erythrozonus
$1.50, 6 for $7.50
 Loreto Tetra
Hyphessobrycon loretoensis
$4
3 for $10
 Super Green Darter Tetra
Ammocryptocharax elegans
$20
 Beckford's Pencilfish
Nannostomus beckfordi
$3
6 for $15
 Dwarf Pencilfish, Golf Pencilfish
Nannostomus marginatus
$2.50
 Glass Bloodfin Tetra
Prionobrama filigera
$3
6 for $15.
 Albino Congo Tetra
Phenacogrammus interruptus "Albino"
$10
3 for $26
 Red Spotted Tetra
Copeina guttata
$3
6 for $15

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

 Pretty Tetra
Hyphessobrycon sp. HY511, H. cf. bentosi
$3
 Colombian Redfin Tetra
Hyphessobrycon colombianus
$2

Cyprinids (Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, etc.)

 Barred Barb, Fire Barb
Barbus barriloides
$3
 Red Panda Barb
Haludaria cf. fasciata/
$5
3 for $12

These are F1 fry of a really super cool barb we wild imported last year, bred in a pond by one of our customers. We're not sure just what species they are; they seem to get a lot more red than the true H. fasciata, and their pattern isn't quite right, but they're similar otherwise. This entire genus and species complex is under a lot of revision -- there's likely a lot of similar species. Please don't mix this one with other strains / populations of Haludaria.

 Clown Barb, Everett's Barb
Puntius everetti
$3, 6 for $12
 Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
$2
6 for $10
 Cherry Barb
Puntius titteya
$2
6 for $10
 Red Line Torpedo Barb
Puntius denisoni
$15
6 for $75

Excellent algae eaters, active schooling fish.
 Dolphin Barb
Bangana behri
$25
Sale!$15 each

Probably the most incredibly algae eating fish I've ever seen. Tend to bicker with one another, best to keep only one. Unimpressive as a juvenile, looks cool as an adult.

 Giant Red Torpedo Shark
Cyclocheilichthys janthochir
$45
 Harlequin Rasbora
Trigonostigma heteromorpha
$1.50
6 for $7
 Celestial Pearl Danio (Galaxy Rasbora)
Danio margaritatus
$5
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.

 Dwarf Rasbora
Microrasbora erythromicron
$4
6 for $20
 Glowlight Danio
Danio choprae
$4
6 for $20
 Axelrod's Rasbora
Sundanio axelrodi
$5
6 for $25
 Fire Ring Danio
Brachyodanio stansungi
$4
 Phu'ket Ahl Danio
$5

Pronounced Fooh-Ket. Not, y'know, the way you did in your head.

 Giant Danio
Devario aequipinnatus
$3
 Pearl Danio
Danio albolineatus
$1
6 for $4.50

Anabantoids

 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.

 White Edge Betta
Betta albimarginata
$16
 Rocket Betta
Betta antoni
$20

I call this fish the "Rocket Betta," as they are one of the jumpiest wild bettas I've ever maintained. For a wild betta, that's saying something. One PAIR left.

 Green Spot Betta
Betta brownorum
$40 PAIR
Sold By Pair Only
 Red Wine Betta
Betta coccina
$5
 Edith's Betta
Betta edithae von palangkaraya
$25 PAIR

Sold by the pair. Males have been holding.


Green Gecko Betta
Betta enisae
$30 MALES
Only males remaining (FEW)
 Mandor Betta
Betta mandor
$18
 Pudu's Clown Betta
Betta sp. "Pudu"
$85 PAIR
Sold by PAIR only

One pair left.
 Schaller's Mouthbrooding Betta
Betta schalleri
$60 PAIR
Sold by PAIR only
 Blue Licorice Gourami
Parosphromenus gunawani
$7
 Sparkling Gourami
Trichopsis pumila
$3
6 or more @ $2.50 each
no image available Croaking Gourami
Trichopsis vitatta
$3
6 or more @ $2.50 each
 Burmese Chocolate Gourami
Parasphaerichthys lineatus
$6
3 for $15
 Giant Chocolate Gourami
Sphaerichthys acrostoma
$7

All Other Fishes:

 Mini Livebearer
Phalloptychus januarius
$8 PAIR

Sold by the pair, generally have extras -- ask. This is a brackish fish.
 Redfin Halfbeak, Wrestling Halfbeak
Dermogenys pusillus
$3
 Glass Goby
Stiphodon spp.
$15
 Neon Goby
Stiphodon spp.
$15
 Burmese Pink Cherry Loach
Tuberschistura arakanensis
$5
3 for $12

Great little dwarf loach; reaches about 1.5 inches.
 Clown Loach
Chromobotia macracanthus
$14
3 for $36

Good size, about 2.5"
 Butterfly Goodeid, Juvenile
Ameca splendens
$4

Juveniles, up to 1.5"
 Butterfly Goodeid, Adults
Ameca splendens
$10

Adults, from 3-5" (some massive)

Inverts:

 Red Claw Crabs
Perisesarma bidens
$2.50
6 or more @ $2.00 each
 Amano Shrimp
Caridina multidentata
$2
10 for $15
 Cherry Shrimp
Neocaridina heteropoda
$1
 Nerite Snail
Nerite spp.
$3 or 6 for $12
Asst. Types, Our Pick
 Turtle Nerite Snail
Nerite teementi
$5
 Orange Faced Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania spp.
$10
3 for $28

Pictured above is a generic rabbit snail, until I replace the image.
 Vasquez Crayfish
Cambarellus “Vasquez”
$12
3 for $30

We have been asking around trying to get a positive ID on these craws. They're not particularly big, don't seem to bother fish, and haven't destroyed our plants. Buy one and tell us what it is!

 Texanus Crayfish
Cambarellus texanus
$12
3 for $30

We have been asking around trying to get a positive ID on these craws. They're not particularly big, don't seem to bother fish, and haven't destroyed our plants. Buy one and tell us what it is!

All Other Animals

 Axolotl
Ambystoma mexicanum axolotl
$20

Last one.

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."

 Incan Stonefish
Tahuantinsuyoa macantzatza
$35
Priced each, about five let.

Fully grown, adult fish.
Amazon Cichlid
Cichlasoma amazona
$100
Group of 6 fish, adults

Small group of Cichlasoma amazona, personal fish that I've had for about 3 years. Surely one of the most beautiful plain brown fish out there. Four individuals, mix of sizes, I think two pairs.