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.

We are currently working on adding information on each and every species we stock. Click on the image of a species, and more information, if available, will appear.


Apistogramma pertensis Pertensis Apisto
Apistogramma pertensis

Apistogramma shushupe Shushupe Apisto
Apistogramma bitaeniata var Shushupe

Running fairly small.
Apistogramma flamencia Flamingo Cichlid
Apistogramma agassizii var Flamencia
$50 PAIR

Absolutely stunning!
Blue Cheek Apistogramma agasizzi Blue Cheek Aggie
Apistogramma agassizii "Blue Cheek"
$65 PAIR

Super Red Apistogramma Super Red Agasizzii Cichlid
Apistogramma agasizzi "Super Red"
Redtail MacMasteri Cichlid Redtail MacMasteri Apisto.
Apistogramma macmasteri Redtail
$35 PAIR

Only one pair remaining!

Red Point Apisto.
Apistogramma sp. "Red Point"

Sunshine Apistogramma Sunshine Apistogramma
Apistogramma alpahuayo
Inka Apistogramma Inkan Apisto
Apistogramma baenschi
Mouthbrooding Apistogramma Mouthbrooding Apisto
Apistogramma barlowi
Red Striped Apistogramma Red Striped Apistogramma
Apistogramma bitaeniata "Red"
Cockatoo Apistogramma Cockatoo Cichlid, Wild Form
Apistogramma cacatoides "Wild"
Eunotus Apistogramma Eunotus Apisto.
Apistogramma eunotus
Norbert's Apistogramma Norbert's Apistogramma
Apistogramma norberti
Oregon Apistogramma Oregon Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Oregon"
Panda Apistogramma Panda Apisto
Apistogramma panduro
Apistogramma trifasciatus Trifasciatus Apisto.
Apistogramma trifasciata var "Maciliensis"

Red Neck Apisto.
Apistogramma macmasteri var. "Viejita"
Per each. Male heavy. Great display fish.
Apistogramma pantalones Poofy Pants Apisto
Apistogramma pantalones

Apistogramma rostriche Rostrich Apisto
Apistogramma rostriche

Blueheaded MacMasteri Cichlid Blue Head MacMasteri
Apistogramma macmasteri
Candy Cichlid
Taeniacara candidid

Other Cichlids

Symphysodon spp. Domestic
$40, 3 for $100

We have a handful of quality Stendker Discus available as "leftovers" from a show! They are all in the 2.5" range, and include:
  • Marlboro Red
  • Blue Diamond
  • Red Scribbled
  • Flachen
  • Pigeon Blood Red
  • Stendker Tefe

Sale! Order as "Asst", our pick of colours, and pay just $30 each
Dicrossus filamentosus Checkerboard Dwarf Cichlid
Dicrossus filamentosus

About 10 in stock, very few females.
Honey Dwarf Cichlid Honey Dwarf Cichlid
Nannacara anomola
False Keyhole Cichlid
Laetacara thayeri

3 for $40


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".
Platinum Blue Angelfish
Pterophyllum 'scalare'

Only 2 left
Egyptian Mouthbrooder\ Victorian Mouthbrooder
Pseudocrenilabrus multicolour var. victoriae

Two Stripe Cichlid
Paratheraps bifasciatus

Running about 3-4" right now.
Robertson's Cichlid, F1
Amphilophus robertsoni, F1
Rio Ceibal
Astroloheros spp.

Panama Cichlid
Cryptoheros panamensis

Black Belt Cichlid
Vieja maculicauda
3 for $20
Rainbow Cichlid
Herotilapia multispinosa

Mayan Cichlid
Cichlasoma (Nandopsis) urophthalmus

Juveniles, about 1.5".
Festa Cichlid
Nandopsis festae

Nicaraguense Cichlid Nicaraguense Cichlid, Juveniles
Hypsorphrys nicarauense

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

Signatus Kribensi
Pelvicachromis signatus
$40 PAIR
F0: Wild Caugh
Unga Blackbelly Tilapia
Sarotherodon linnelli

Very few of these beautiful, unusual fish!
Maleri Sunshine Peacocks
Aulonocara maleri
6 for $50


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. . .

Albino Blue Eye Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic

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

Similar to above, but with red eyes.
Calico Ancistrus Bushynose Pleco Calico Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic

Gorgeous colours on these Red Calicos!
Veil Finned Bushy Nose Pleco, Large
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.

Green Phantom Pleco, HiFin
L200: Baryancistrus demantoides

Only one left, about 5"

Colombian Snowball Pleco
L201: Hypancistrus sp.
Purple Panaque, Blue Pleco
L239: Baryancistrus beggini

no image available Banjo Catfish
Aspredinidae spp.
Oto Cats
Otocinclus cf. affins
6 for $15

Corydoras and Similar:

Corydoras erhartii
3 for $15
Orangefin Corydoras
Corydoras sterbai
Rabouti's Cory
Corydoras rabouti
Shoulder Spot Cory
Corydoras adolfoi

Striped Elegant Cory
Corydoras sp.
3 for $60
Pygmy Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus
$2.50, 6 or more $2 each
Asst. Cory Cats
Corydoras spp.
3 for $12

Our choice of Corydoras, including some species not on the list.
Blackfin Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "blackfin"
3 for $15
Arigua Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "Arigua"

Other Catfish:

Mini Moth Catfish, Stone Catfish
Hara jerdoni
3 for $12

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

Ornate Yellow Striped Catfish
Peltobagrus ornatus

Valentine Synodontis
Synodontis sp. "Valentiana"

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


Gertrude's Blue Eye Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil gertrudae
6 or more @ $8.00 each
Irian Dwarf Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil cf. paskai

Praecox Rainbow, Dwarf Neon Rainbow
Melanotaenia praecox
$6, 6 for $30

Dwarf Flame Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia parva

Lake Tebra Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi

Splendid Rainbowfish, Redtail Rainbowfish
Melantaenia splendida
Zig Zag Rainbowfish Zig Zag Doritya Rainbowfish
Glossolepsis 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.
Blushing Millennium Rainbowfish
Glossolepis pseudoincisus
6 for $50

Parkinson's Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia parkinsoni

Tetras and other Characins:

Emperor Tetra, LG
Nematobrycon palmeri
6 for $15
Jelly Bean Tetra
Ladegesia roloffi
6 for $12
Ember Tetra
Hyphessobrycon amandae
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
Blind Cave Tetra Blind Cave Tetra
Astyanax jordani
$4, 6 for $18
Beckford's Pencilfish
Nannostomus beckfordi
6 for $15
Dwarf Pencilfish, Golf Pencilfish
Nannostomus marginatus
6 for $12

Rocket Pencilfish (Hockey Pencilfish)
Nannostomus eques
6 for $20

Small schools of this little fish often just hover together in the "hockey stick" position. Very placid, peaceful fish.

Arnold's Splashing Tetra
Copella arnoldi
6 for $25
Red Spotted Tetra
Copeina guttata
6 for $15

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

Red Belly Splashing Tetra
Copella vilmae
6 for $90

Only six in stock!
Silver Hatchetfish Silver Hatchet
Thorocharax stellatus
6 for $20
Purple Lined Tetra
Moenkhausia agnesae
6 for $50

Cyprinids (Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, etc.)

Red Panda Barb, Red Melon Barb
Haludaria fasciatia (Puntius fasciatus)
$10, 6 for $50

These are large sized, at about 3-4". They are not to be confused with the wild and F1 Ruby Panda Barbs we had some time ago -- this is a Florida bred fish. Do not mix these two species, as they may hybridise!
Clown Barb, JBO
Barbodes dunckeri (Puntis everetti)

Running jumbo sized
Clown Barb, MD
Barbodes dunckeri (Puntius everetti)

About 1.5-2"
T-Bar Barb
Barbodes lateristriga
6 for $15
Starlight Danio, Yoma Danio
Danio freegrandeii
$9, 6 for $50

Mustache Danio
Danio dangila
$7, 6 for $35

Harlequin Rasbora
Trigonostigma heteromorpha
6 for $10
Gold Neon Rasbora
Rasbora cf. agilis
6 for $10
Volcano Rasbora, Red Cardinal Rasbora
Microrasbora rubescens
$4, 6 for $20

Celestial Pearl Danio (Galaxy Rasbora)
Danio 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.

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

Dwarf Rasbora
Microrasbora erythromicron
6 for $20
Glowlight Danio
Danio choprae
6 for $20
SALE! 12 for $30
Garra birostris, Flame Belly Logsucker Flame Belly Logsucker
Garra birostris

Garra ruffa, Pedicure Fish Pedicure Fish
Garra ruffa


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!

White Edge Betta
Betta albimarginata
True Coccina
Betta coccina

Unsexed individuals.
True Betta Coccina
Betta coccina
$20 PAIR

One male, one female.
Blue Ninja Betta
Betta foerschi
$50 PAIR
Price is per PAIR. Contact for individual fish.
Pearl Betta
Betta simorum
Scarlet Badis
Dario dario
Cupid's Paradise Fish, Spiketail Paradisefish
Pseudosphromenus cupanus

All Other Fishes:

Cornish Jack Fish Cornish Jack
Mormyrops anguilloides

Lapradei Bichir, "Koliba"
Polypterus lapradei

Tank raised, about 8 inches.
Neon Ninja Goby
Rhinogobius cf. giurinus
Desert Goby
Chlamydogobius eremius
Not to be confused with the lesser encountered dessert goby.
Mountain Rock Goby
Sicyopterus longifilus

Kuhli Loach
Pangio kuhli
3 for $10
Burmese Pink Cherry Loach
Tuberschistura arakanensis
3 for $10

Great little dwarf loach; reaches about 1.5 inches.
Triple Banded Sumo Loach
Schistura balteata

Tiger Loach
Syncrossus helodes, (Botia helodes)
$12, 3 for $30
Butterfly Goodeid, Juvenile
Ameca splendens

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

Adults, from 3-5" (some massive)


Cherry Shrimp
Neocaridina heteropoda
Nerite Snail
Nerite spp.
$3 or 6 for $12
Asst. Types, Our Pick
Small Thorn Nerite Snail
Nerite thornus
$2.50, 6 for $12

White Spotted Monster Snail
Tylomelania spp.
Thai Microcrab
Limnopilos naiyanetri
6 for $20
Red Claw Crab
Perisesarma bidens
Vasquez Crayfish
Cambarellus “Vasquez”
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

Ambystoma mexicanum axolotl

Last one.
Siren, Lesser
Siren intermedia

Iberian Ribbed Newt
Pleurodeles waltl

Iberian Ribbed Newt, Xanthix Form
Pleurodeles waltl

Fire Belly Newt
Cynops orientalis

SALE: $4 each
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."

Chocolate Cichlid, Male
Hypselacara temporalis
Large adult male. Would prefer pick-up. Show quality.
Keyhole Cichlid
Cleithracara maroni

Fully grown, adult fish at about 3-4". Three available. All three appear to be male.
Rohan Barb, Imperial Barb
Dawkinsia rohani

One adult female fish at about 6", plus two smaller fish at about 3-4"