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"
Males Only
The Yellow Head Umbrella Cichlid, Apistogramma borellii Yellow Head Umbrella Cichlid
Apistogramma borelli
$39.99 PAIR
Spadetail Apistogramma Assorted Spadetail Apistogramma
Apistogramma agassizii
Mixed types; image representative.
Apistogramma alenquer Alenquer's Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma alenquer
$45 PAIR
Apistogramma macmasteri Wild MacMaster's Apistogramma
Apistogramma macmasteri WILD
Apistogramma viejita Viejita Cichlid
Apistogramma macmasteri var Viejita
$39.99 PAIR
 Algodon II
Apistogramma ortegai

The Three Stripe Apistogramma trifasciatus Three Stripe Apistogramma
Apistogramma trifasciatus
Taeniacara candidi Ribbon Fin Apistogramma
Taeniacara candidi

Other Cichlids

Mikrogeophagus ramirezi, the Ram Cichlid Ram Cichlid, Wild
Mikrogeophagus ramirezii
6 for $19.99
Philander's Mouthbrooder
Pseudocrenilabrus philander
VERY Small
 Flag Cichlid, Wild
Mesonauta mirificus
6 for $19.99
 Parrot Cichlid, MD/LG
Hoplarchus psittacus
 Parrot Cichlid, LG
Hoplarchus psittacus
A close relative of the Convict, the Siquia cichlid is a popular alternative Siquia Convict Cichlid
Amatitlania siquia

Small guys at about 1.5-2".
A close relative of the Convict, the Siquia cichlid is a popular alternative Siquia Convict Cichlid
Amatitlania siquia

Adults, from 3-4". Show size available; ask.
Pike Cichlid Pike Cichlid
Crenicichla sveni
Black Belt Cichlid
Vieja maculicauda
3 for $20


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.

Baby Blue Phantom Pleco, L128 Blue Phantom Pleco
L128, Hemiancistrus(?) spp.
Small sized, about 2-3".
Butterfly Pleco, L168, Dekeysia Black Butterfly Pleco
L168, Dekeysia brachyura
L183 Pleco, the Starlight Ancistrus. Starlight Pleco
L183, Ancistrus dolichopterus
Small, tank raised fish.
L201 The Colombian Snowball PLeco Orinoco Angel / Snowball Pleco
L201 Hypancistrus(?) spp.
L330 The Watermelon Pleco Watermelon Pleco
L330 Panaque spp.
Local Pick Up Only
L340 Mega Clown Pleco Mega Clown Pleco
L340 Peckoltia(?) spp.
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.

The Whiptail Catfish, a species of Loricaria, is an interesting fish with great camouflage. Whiptail Catfish
Loricaria spp.
The Twig Catfish, or Farlowella, is an excellent algae eater. Twig Catfish
Farlowella vittata
3 for $11.99
 Royal Twig Catfish
Sturisoma cf. aureum
Oto Cat Oto Cats
Otocinclus cf. affins
6 for $15

Corydoras and Similar:

Orangefin Corydoras
Corydoras sterbai
6 for $45
Corydoras rabouti Rabouti's Cory
Corydoras rabouti
Shoulder Spot Cory
Corydoras adolfoi

Corydoras pygmaeus Pygmy Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus
$3, 6 or more $2.50 each
Corydoras elegans, the Elegant Corydoras, is a midwater swimming catfish Elegant Cory
Corydoras elegans
$4.99, 6 for $20
Olga's Corydoras, Corydoras simulatus Olga's Corydoras
Corydoras simulatus
3 for $20
Asst. Cory Cats
Corydoras spp.
3 for $12

Our choice of Corydoras, including some species not on the list.
Aspidoras spilotus Dwarf Aspidoras
Aspidoras spilotus
3 for $12.99

Other Catfish:

Banjo Catfish Banjo Catfish
Aspredinidae spp.
 Trachelyopterus fisheri, the Driftwood Catfish, is an interesting schooling catfish  Colombian Wood Catfish
Trachelyopterus fisheri

Wood Cat, Wood Catfish, Morrow's Catfish Morrow's Wood Catfish
Liosomadoras morrowi

The Electric Catfish, Malapterus electricus, is a predatory catfish capable of delivering a powerful electric shock Electric Catfish
Malapterurus electricus

This fish can generate an electric shock. Use caution.
Synodontis eupterus, the Featherfin Catfish Featherfin Catfish, Large
Synodontis eupterus
 Yellow Net Synodontis
Synodontis schoutedeni


Red Rainbow Fish, Glossolepis incisus. Red Rainbowfish
Glossolepis incisus
Males: $20
Female: $15
Pair: $30
 Threadfin Rainbows are also known as Featherfin Rainbowfish Threadfin Rainbowfish
Iriatherina werneri
$9.99 PAIR
Huge, great colour.

Tetras and other Characins:

Ember Tetra, Hyphessobrycon amanda Ember Tetra
Hyphessobrycon amandae
6 for $15
Red Phantom Tetra Red Phantom Tetra
Megalamphodus sweglesi
6 for $10, 12 for $15
Red Spotted Splash Tetras, Copeina guttata Red Spotted Splash Tetra
Copeina guttata
12 for $30
 Black and Gold Tetra
Moenkhausia phaeonota
6 for $45 (Only 6)
Marble Hatchetfish Marble Hatchet Fish
Carnegiella strigata
6 for $10

 Ruby Tetra
Axelrodia riesei
6 for $8.99

  Diptail Pencilfish
Nannostomus eques
10 for $12.99

Cyprinids (Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, etc.)

Rosy Barbs are excellent algae eaters, and will even eat duckweed. Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
6 for $12
Large Available: $4.99
The bright red Cherry Barb is an excellent aquarium fish Cherry Barb
Puntius titteya
6 for $10
The Odessa Barb, Pethia padamya Odessa Barb
Pethia padamya
6 for $18
Pearl Danio Pearl Danio
Danio albolineatus
SALE: 10 for $10
Celestichthys choprae, the Glowlight Rasbora Glowlight Danio (Glowlight Rasbora)
Celestichthys choprae
6 for $15
The Crosshatch Siamese Algae Eater is one of the best algae eating fish, and will even eat black brush algae. Crosshatch Siamese Algae Eater
Crossocheilus reticulatus
3 for $15


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

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 splendens Common Betta, Females
Betta sp. "Domestic," Hybrid "Splendens"
$3 and up

Assorted females of the above. Please contact us, and let us know what colours you're looking for. We will try to match up.

Paradise Fish Paradise Fish, Albino
Macropodus opercularis
(Note, picture is of a blue one. These are albino).
Betta mandor Ninja Betta
Betta mandor

All Other Fishes:

Teacup Stingray Teacup Stingray
Potamotrygon reticulatus
NOTE: Stingrays are restricted in several states and smaller municipalities. Know your local laws. We will not ship to you.
  Goldbelly Livebearer
Girardinus falcatus
$12 PAIR (FEW)
  Highland Swordtail
Xiphophorus malinche
$40 PAIR
Phalloptychus januarius is a small, rare livebearing fish. Mini Livebearer
Phalloptychus januarius

Sold by the pair, generally have extras -- ask. This is a brackish fish.
Ameca splendens, the butterfly goodeid, is a critically endangered fish that is renowned as an algae eater in the aquarium. Butterfly Goodeid
Ameca splendens


Freshwater Nerite Snail Nerite Snail
Nerite spp.
$3 or 6 for $12
Asst. Types, Our Pick
Batik Snail
Neritina sp. "Batik"
$3 or 6 for $12
Amano Shrimp, Algae Eating Shrimp Amano Shrimp
Caridinia multidentata
6 for $20
Blue Dream Shrimp
Neocaridinia davidi
6 for $45
Tiger Shrimp
Caridinia cantonensis
6 for $20
The CPO, Cambarellus patzcuarensis Orange Crayfish is a beautiful dwarf crayfish Dwarf Crayfish, Orange
Cambarellus patzcuarensis "Orange"

Note: Crayfish are illegal to purchase in PA, WV, VA and some other states. Check your local laws before purchase.
   Dwarf Crayfish, Blue
Cambarellus shufeldtii "Blue"

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. Big Claw Crayfish
Cambarellus “Vasquez”
3 for $30

All Other Animals


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."