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!

Threadfin Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma iniridae
$25


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

Pertensis Apisto
Apistogramma pertensis
$15


Shushupe Apisto
Apistogramma bitaeniata var Shushupe
$18

Running fairly small.
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.

Blue Cheek Aggie
Apistogramma agasizzi "Blue Cheek"
$65 PAIR


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.

Double Red Apisto.
Apistogramma agasizzi "Double Red"
$15
Only males

Redtail MacMasteri Apisto.
Apistogramma macmasteri Redtail
$35 PAIR

Only one pair remaining!

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

Red Mask Apisto.
Apistogramma cf. borelli "Red Mask"
$50 PAIR

One SMALL pair remaining.

Trifasciatus Apisto.
Apistogramma trifasciata var "Maciliensis"
$21

Purple Apisto.
Apistogramma sp. "Pebas"
$15

Very small

Red Neck Apisto.
Apistogramma macmasteri var. "Viejita"
$18
Per each. Male heavy. Great display fish.
Diamond Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Diamond"
$12

Very small.
Poofy Pants Apisto
Apistogramma pantalones
$18


Rostrich Apisto
Apistogramma rostriche
$28


Tucurui Dwarf Cichld
Apistogramma tucurui
$30 each
Assorted Apistogramma, Wild
Apistogramma spp.
$12

One of the more frustrating things with wild Apistogramma is that the exporters don't seem to always know what species they have. Sometimes, we get a batch of wild Apitos that contains numerous species, even though they were brought in under a single moniker. These guys came in from Peru, and we have no idea what species they may be, or even if they're all one species. It's a mixed lot of Apistos. Beautiful, wild caught Peru Apistos. No choices on sex, size, or type, please.

Other Cichlids

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".
Brazilian Earth Eater
Geophagus brasiliensis
$8
Electric Blue Acara
Aequidens sp.
$15
Pearsei Cichlid
Ex-Cichlasoma pearsei
$7

Small guys at about 1.5-2" right now; be prepared for them to grow.
Siebold's Cichlid
Tomacichla sieboldi
$8


Yellow Convict Cichlid
Cryptoheros nanoluteus
$4
3 for $10
Tank bred Yellow Dwarf cichlid, not particularly aggressive.
Rio Ceibal
Astroloheros spp.
$8


Panama Cichlid
Cryptoheros panamensis
$7


Black Belt Cichlid
Vieja maculicauda
$7
3 for $20
Mayan Cichlid
Cichlasoma (Nandopsis) urophthalmus
$18

Juveniles, about 1.5".
Barton's Cichlid
Nandopsis bartoni
$5


Red Islantum Cichlid
Nandopsis islantum "Red"
$6


Haitian Cichlid
Nandopsis haitiensis
$5


Nandopsis tetracanthus
Agro Cuban Cichlid
$8


Festa Cichlid
Nandopsis festae
$10


Inkspot Calvus
Altolamprologus calvus
$12


Ornate Lamprologus
Lamprologus ornatipinnis
$10


Cylindricus
Neolamprologus cylindricus
$10


Christmas Fulu, X-Mas Fulu
Xystichromis sp. "Christmas Fulu"
$12


Unga Blackbelly Tilapia
Sarotherodon linelli
$15

Very few of these beautiful, unusual fish!

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

Midnight Hueseri Peacock
Aulonacara hueseri, F1
$12
6 for $50

Loricarids

Lemon Drop Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic "Lemon Drop"
$6

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"
$9

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

Albino Blue Eye Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic
$9

Neat albino bushynose with blue coloured eyes.
Albino Bushynose Pleco
Ancistrus sp. Domestic Albino
$7

Similar to above, but with red eyes.
no image available Calico Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic
$15

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


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.

Brevis Pleco
L020: Spectracanthus spp.
$65


Green Phantom Pleco
L200: Baryancistrus demantoides
$75


Blue Phantom Pleco
L128: Baryancistrus cf. demantoides var "Northern"
$85


Butterfly Pleco
L052: Dekeyseria sp.
$15


Purple Panaque, Blue Pleco
L239: Baryancistrus beggini
$45


Megaclown Pleco
L340: Hemiancistrus spp.
$30


Colombian Snowball Pleco
L201: Hypancistrus spp.
$30


Twig Catfish
Farlowella acus
$10
3 for $25

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

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
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
SALE 3 for $25
3 ONLY REMAINING.
Rabouti's Cory
Corydoras rabouti
$15
Shoulder Spot Cory
Corydoras adolfoi
$14


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
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
Arigua Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "Arigua"
$9


Mini Moth Catfish, Stone Catfish
Hara jerdoni
$4
3 for $10

Treat this fish like you would a Corydoras.
Hummingbird Catfish
Chandrarama rama
$8
3 for $20

Zorro Catfish, Sturgeon Catfish
Platystomatichthys sturio
$125

Unusual catfish, reaches about 14". Only the one pictured.
Indiant Torrent Cat
Amblyceps mangois
$8
LAST ONE: $5

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
$9
Valentine Synodontis
Synodontis sp. "Valentiana"
$10

This fish is believed to be a hybrid form of Decorus. Looks very similar to Decorus.

Rainbowfish:

Gertrude's Blue Eye Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil gertrudae
$9
6 or more @ $8.00 each
Forktail Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil furcata
$7
6 or more @ $5.00 each
Irian Dwarf Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil cf. paskai
$10


Dwarf Flame Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia parva
$15

NICE size, adult fish!
Zig Zag Doritya Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia doritya
$8, 6 for $40
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.
SUPER SALE 10 for $10, limit 20 per order.
Threadfin or Feather Fin Rainbowfish
Iriatherina werneri
$7, $12 M/F Pair
 
Praecox Rainbow, Dwarf Neon Rainbow
Melanotaenia praecox
$5, 6 for $20


Running Creek Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia sp. "Running Creek"
$10


Northern Blue Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia affinis
$14


Millennium Rainbowfish
Glossolepis pseudoincisus
$10


Emerald Rainbowfish
Glossolepis wanamensis
$12


Parkinson's Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia parkinsoni
$10


Tetras and other Characins:

Emperor Tetra
Nematobrycon palmeri
$3
6 for $15
LaCorte's Emperor Tetra
Nematobrycon lacortei
$5
Loreto Tetra
Hyphessobrycon loretoensis
$4, 6 for $20


Ember Tetra
Hyphessobrycon amandae
$3
6 for $15
SALE! 10 for $15
Flame Tetra, Von Rio Tetra
Hyphessobrycon flammeus
$2, 6 for $8
Glowlight Tetra
Hemigrammus erythrozonus
$1.50, 6 for $7.50
Paraguay Three Spot Tetra
Aphyocharax paraguayensis
$4
3 for $10

Beckford's Pencilfish
Nannostomus beckfordi
$3
6 for $15
Dwarf Pencilfish, Golf Pencilfish
Nannostomus marginatus
$2.50
Red Arc Pencilfish, Coral Red Pencilfish
Nannostomus martenthaleri
$15, 6 for $75


Glass Bloodfin Tetra
Prionobrama filigera
$3
6 for $15
SALE! 10 for $15
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
SALE: 5 for $10 -- only 5 left!
Colombian Redfin Tetra
Hyphessobrycon colombianus
$2

Cyprinids (Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, etc.)

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.

Red Line Torpedo Barb
Puntius denisoni
$10
6 for $50

Excellent algae eaters, active schooling fish.
Giant Red Torpedo Shark
Cyclocheilichthys janthochir
$45
Longfin Pearl Danio
Danio albilineatus
$2, 10 for $15


Gold Neon Rasbora
Rasbora cf. agilis
$2.50
6 for $10
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.

Eye Spot Rasbora
Brevibora dorsiocellata
$2.50, 6 for $12


Glowlight Danio
Danio choprae
$4
6 for $20
SALE! 12 for $30
Fire Ring Danio
Brachyodanio stansungi
$4
SALE! 5 for $15 (only 5)

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.
SALE! Now includes Crowntails, Twin Tails, Halfmoons and other varieties. Limited quantity, and time!

Snake Headed Betta
Betta channoides
$17

Very small right now; absolutely too small to accurately sex.
Red Wine Betta
Betta cf. coccina
$5

This fish is very similar to the real Betta coccina, but has a lot more blue on it.
True Coccina
Betta coccina
$9

This is the real, actual Betta coccina.
Penang Betta
Betta pugnax
$12

Emerald Betta
Betta smaragdina
$8
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
Scarlet Badis
Dario dario
$5
Rainbow Leaffish
Ctenepoma cf. ansorgii
$14


Leopard Leaffish
Ctenepoma acutirostre
$15


All Other Fishes:

Long Mouthed Pipefish
?
$18

Mini Livebearer
Phalloptychus januarius
$8 PAIR

Sold by the pair, generally have extras -- ask. This is a brackish fish.
Brazilian Stripe Goby
Awaous strigatus
$25
Desert Goby
Chlamydogobius eremius
$6
Not to be confused with the lesser encountered dessert goby.
Glass Goby
Stiphodon spp.
$15
Neon Goby
Stiphodon spp.
$15
Burmese Pink Cherry Loach
Tuberschistura arakanensis
$5

Great little dwarf loach; reaches about 1.5 inches.
Clown Loaches
Chromobotia macracanthus
$10


Tiger Loach
Syncrossus helodes, (Botia helodes)
$12, 3 for $30
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
Armadillo Shrimp
Caridinia rubropunctata
$10

Neat Amano substitute -- has a larger plastron

Cherry Shrimp
Neocaridina heteropoda
$1
Snowball Shrimp
Neocaridina heteropoda
$4


Nerite Snail
Nerite spp.
$3 or 6 for $12
Asst. Types, Our Pick
Turtle Nerite Snail, Limpet
Nerite spp.
$3 or 6 for $12
Asst. Types, Our Pick
Batman Nerite Snail
Nerite waynei
$3 or 6 for $12
Asst. Types, Our Pick
Orange Faced Rabbit Snail
Tylomelania spp.
$10
3 for $28

Pictured above is a generic rabbit snail, until I replace the image.
Thai Microcrab
Limnopilos naiyanetri
$2.50
6 for $12
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!
Snow White Crawfish
Procambarus alleni
$12

About 2" or so currently. Not a dwarf crawfish; not plant safe.

All Other Animals

Axolotl
Ambystoma mexicanum axolotl
$20

Last one.
Siren, Lesser
Siren intermedia
$30

Iberian Ribbed Newt
Pleurodeles waltl
$30

Iberian Ribbed Newt, Xanthix Form
Pleurodeles waltl
$50

Blue Tail Newt
Cynops cyanurus
$18

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.