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"
$10 Males Only
Had an interesting spawn of these turn out to be all males. Small, super colourful.
Threadfin Dwarf Cichlid, or Apistogramma iniridae

Threadfin Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma iniridae

Fire Red Apistogramma agassizii Fire Red Apistogramma
Apistogramma agassizii "Fire Red"
The Yellow Head Umbrella Cichlid, Apistogramma borellii Yellow Head Umbrella Cichlid
Apistogramma borelli
$35 PAIR
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 Juruensis Apistogramma
Apistogramma juruensis
Aguaytia Apistogramma allpahuayo 'Aguaytia' Apistogramma
Apistogramma allpahuayo 'Aguaytia'
Apistogramma sp. Matses Matses Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. Matses
$79.99 Trio
Diamond Apistogramma eremnopyge Diamond Apistogramma
Apistogramma eremnopyge

Apistogramma pantalones Poofy Pants Apisto
Apistogramma pantalones

Rio Tigre Apistogramma Tiger River Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Rio Tigre"
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"
 Payaminonis Apistogramma
Apistogramma cf. payaminonis
$74.99 PAIR
Apistogrammoides pucallpaensis, the T-Bar Dwarf Cichlid T-Bar Dwarf
Apistogrammoides pucallpaensis

Other Cichlids

Keyhole Cichlid
Cleithracara maronii
3 for $25


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".

Note: Only males remaining. Please Contact Me if you have female False Keyholes!

Neon Yellow Fin Green Dwarf Pike
Crenicichla cf. compressiceps
Robertson's Cichlid, F1
Amphilophus robertsoni, F1
SALE: $15, Last one!
Panama Cichlid
Cryptoheros panamensis

Only two left.
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.


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!
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.

 Redfin Leopard Pleco
Pseudacanthicus 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
Orangefin Corydoras
Corydoras sterbai
Panda Corydoras Panda Cory
Corydoras panda
Corydoras rabouti Rabouti's Cory
Corydoras rabouti
Corydoras pygmaeus Pygmy Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus
$3, 6 or more $2.50 each
 Diamond Pygmy Cory
Corydoras hastatus (true)
$4.99, 6 or more $3.99 each
Corydoras nanus Nano Cory
Corydoras nanus
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"

Aspidoras senger Senger's Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. signifersenger

Other Catfish:

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

Treat this fish like you would a Corydoras.


Pseudomugil signifer Signifer Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil signifer
Pygmy Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia pygmaea
$15, 3 for $40

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
Running Creek Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia sp. "Running Creek"

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

Melanotaenia parkinsoni rainbowfish Parkinson's Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia parkinsoni

Tetras and other Characins:

Emperor Tetra, Nematobrycon palmeri Emperor Tetra
Nematobrycon palmeri
6 for $15
Beckford Pencilfish Tetra, Nannostomus beckfordi Beckford's Pencilfish
Nannostomus beckfordi
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

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

Cyprinids (Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, etc.)

Juvenile mascara barbs, Dawkinsia assimilis. Mascara Barb
Dawkinsia assimilis
$5.99, 6 for $25

Small -- about 1.5"
 Baby Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
10 for $12

Juveniles, about 1/2-3/4".
 Glass Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
6 for $19.99
The Odessa Barb, Pethia padamya Odessa Barb
Pethia padamya
6 for $18
Pearl Danio Pearl Danio
Danio albolineatus
SALE: 10 for $10
Dwarf Rasbora, Microrasbora erythromicron or Celestichthys erythromicron Dwarf Rasbora
Celestichthys (Microrasbora) erythromicron
6 for $20
Siamese Algae Eater Crossocheilus siamensis or Crossocheilus atrilimes Siamese Algae Eater
Crossocheilus atrilimes (siamensis)
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"

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!

The Green Spot Betta is a beautiful species of wild betta brownorum Green Spot Betta
Betta brownorum
Betta coccina, also known as the Wine Betta, is one of the most beautiful of the wild Bettas Blue Spot Betta
Betta coccina
The Emerald Betta, Betta smaragdina. Emerald Betta
Betta smaragdina
 Flame Badis
Badis hysginon

All Other Fishes:

Gnathonemus petersii
About 8"
Gold Mickey Mouse Platy Assorted Platy
Xiphophorus sp. "Platy"
6 for $10
Freshwater Puffers like the Amazon Pufferfish are an oddball aquarium addition. Friendly Puffer
Colomesus asellus
3 for $50

Unlike most puffers, the "Friendly Puffer," or Asellus Puffer, is a truly freshwater fish, native to the Amazon. There, they form fairly large shoals and forage for food together. As a result, they're not aggressive monsters, like most puffers you're familiar with. They're peaceful, non aggressive, and will shoal together. It is important to give these guys a diet rich in crunchy items, like snails, to keep their beaks trimmed down.
Albino Halfbeak, Wrestling Halfbeak
Dermogenys pusillus
The Desert Goby, Chlamydogobius eremius, is a beautiful nano aquarium fish. Desert Goby
Chlamydogobius eremius

Not to be confused with the lesser encountered dessert goby.
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


Algae eating shrimp, or Amano Shrimp Amano Shrimp
Caridina multidentata
6 for $20
Running massive right now.
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

Thai Microcrab
Limnopilos naiyanetri
6 for $20
 Fiddler Crab
Uca spp.
Geosesarma, Vampire Crabs, are a true freshwater crab Purple Vampire Crab
Geosesarma spp.
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.
Dwarf Crayfish, like this one, are an interesting addition to a planted aquarium. Vasquez Crayfish
Cambarellus “Vasquez”
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.

Texanus Crayfish
Cambarellus texanus
3 for $30

All Other Animals

Ambystoma mexicanum axolotl

Last one.
Lesser Siren intermedia Siren, Lesser
Siren intermedia

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."

 Rupunun's Cichlid
Apistogramma rupununi

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