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

Threadfin Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma iniridae
$25


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

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


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

Inka Apistogramma Inkan Apisto
Apistogramma baenschi
$15
Mouthbrooding Apistogramma Mouthbrooding Apisto
Apistogramma barlowi
$15
Mouthbrooding Apistogramma Mouthbrooding Apisto
Apistogramma kelleri
$12
Red Striped Apistogramma Red Striped Apistogramma
Apistogramma bitaeniata "Red"
$15
Eunotus Apistogramma Eunotus Apisto.
Apistogramma eunotus
$10
Oregon Apistogramma Oregon Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Oregon"
$15
Panda Apistogramma Panda Apisto
Apistogramma panduro
$12
Apistogramma trifasciatus Trifasciatus Apisto.
Apistogramma trifasciata
$21

Apistogramma viejita, the Red Neck MacMasteri Apistogramma Red Neck Apisto.
Apistogramma macmasteri var. "Viejita"
$40 PAIR
Blueheaded MacMasteri Cichlid Blue Head MacMasteri
Apistogramma macmasteri
$15
Sunset Apistogramma atahualpa Sunset Apistogramma
Apistogramma atahualpa
$10
Rio Tigre Apistogramma Tiger River Apistogramma
Apistogramma sp. "Rio Tigre"
$30
Apistogramma cruzi Cruz's Apistogramma
Apistogramma cruzi
$7
 Steel Blue Apisto
Apistogramma sp. Hybrid?
$10
6 for $50

Other Cichlids

Honey Dwarf Cichlid Honey Dwarf Cichlid
Nannacara anomola
$10
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".
 Daycra Cichlid
Guinacara cf. daycra, F2
$15
Egyptian Mouthbrooder\ Victorian Mouthbrooder
Pseudocrenilabrus multicolour var. victoriae
$8


Herichthys pearsei, the Pantanomo Cichlid Pearsei Cichlid
Herichthys pearsei
$7

Small guys at about 1.5-2" right now; be prepared for them to grow.
 Honduran Red Point Cichlid
Cryptoheros sp.
$5
Robertson's Cichlid, F1
Amphilophus robertsoni, F1
$20
Panama Cichlid
Cryptoheros panamensis
$7


Black Belt Cichlid
Vieja maculicauda
$7
3 for $20
Nicaraguense Cichlid Nicaraguense Cichlid, Juveniles
Hypsorphrys nicarauense
$6

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

Red Tiger Motaguense cichlid Red Tiger Cichlid
Parachromis motaguense
$10
Red Lipped Kribensis
Pelvicachromis rubrolabiatus WILD
$45 PAIR


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.

Calico Ancistrus Bushynose Pleco Calico Ancistrus
Ancistrus sp. Domestic
$15

Gorgeous colours on these Red Calicos!
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.

 LDA-31 Gold Spot Pleco
Panaqolus albomaculatus
$28
Twig Catfish, or Farlowella acus, are excellent algae eating catfishes. Twig Catfish, LG
Farlowella acus
$10
3 for $25

The Whiptail Catfish, a species of Loricaria, is an interesting fish with great camouflage. Whiptail Catfish
Loricaria spp.
$8
 Royal Pleco
Panaque nigrolineatus L190
$100
Approximately 10" in length. Pick up strongly preferred.

Corydoras and Similar:

Corydoras erharti Corydoras ehrhardti
$6
3 for $15
Purple Cory Cat
Corydoras violetti (C. similans variant)
$8
Panda Corydoras Panda Cory
Corydoras panda
$5
Corydoras rabouti Rabouti's Cory
Corydoras rabouti
$15
Shoulder Spot Cory
Corydoras adolfoi
$14


Corydoras habrosus Dwarf Cory
Corydoras habrosus
$5
3 for $12

Not the Panda Cories in the picture, but the little guy.
Asst. Cory Cats
Corydoras spp.
$5
3 for $12

Our choice of Corydoras, including some species not on the list.
Laser Orange Corydoras are a beautiful and unusual corydoras catfish Laser Orange Corydoras
Corydoras sp. "Laser Orange"
$15
3 for $40
Long fin varieties of the Paleatus Corycat Longfin Paleatus Corydoras
Corydoras paleatus Longfin
$10
3 for $25
Blackfin Aspidoras Blackfin Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "blackfin"
$7
3 for $15
Aspidoras Araguaia Aspidoras
Aspidoras sp. "araguaia"
$9


 Senger's Aspidoras
Aspidoras senger
$15


Other Catfish:

Dwarf Syno
Synodontis lucipinnis
$9

Rainbowfish:

Praecox Rainbowfish Praecox Rainbow, Dwarf Neon Rainbow
Melanotaenia praecox
$7.50, 3 for $20


Turqoise Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia lacustris Turqoise Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia lacustris
$10
3 for $25
Boesman's Rainbowfish, Melanotaenia boesmani Boesman's Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia boesmani
$10
3 for $25
Running Creek Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia sp. "Running Creek"
$10


 Dwarf Kamaka Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia kamaka
$6
Emerald Rainbowfish
Glossolepis wanamensis
$9


Melanotaenia parkinsoni rainbowfish Parkinson's Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia parkinsoni
$10


Tetras and other Characins:

Emperor Tetra, Nematobrycon palmeri Emperor Tetra, LG
Nematobrycon palmeri
$3
6 for $15
Jellybean Tetra, Ladegesia roloffi Jelly Bean Tetra
Ladigesia roloffi
$2.50
6 for $12
Ember Tetra, Hyphessobrycon amanda Ember Tetra
Hyphessobrycon amandae
$3
6 for $15
Blind Cave Tetra Blind Cave Tetra
Astyanax jordani
$4, 6 for $18
Rummynose Tetra, Hemigrammus rhodostromus Rummynose Tetra
Hemigrammus rhodostomus
$3.50
Sailfin Tetra
Crenuchus spilurus
$5
3 for $12
Serpae Tetra Serpae Tetra
Hyphessobrycon eques
$3
6 for $9
Black Splashing Tetra Black Dotted Splashing Tetra
Copella spp.
$6, 6 or more @ $5 each
Blue Splashing Tetra Blue Dotted Splashing Tetra
Copella spp.
$6, 6 or more @ $5 each
Elachocharax pulcher, Black Darter Tetra Black Mini Darter Tetra
Elachocharax pulcher
$7, 6 or more @ $6 each
Odontocharacidium aphanes, the Green Dwarf Tetra Green Dwarf Tetra
Odontocharacidium aphanes
$7, 6 for $35

Cyprinids (Barbs, Danios, Rasboras, etc.)

Dracula's Mini Danio, Danionella dracula Dracula's Mini Danio
Danionella dracula
6 for $25

Please research this fish, and be prepared for its small size!
Tiger Barbs Tiger Barb, Sm
Puntigrus tetrazona
$2
6 for $9


Longfin Rosy Barb Longfin Rosy Barb
Puntius conchonius
$3.50
6 for $12
The bright red Cherry Barb is an excellent aquarium fish Cherry Barb
Puntius titteya
$2
6 for $10
The bright red Cherry Barb is an excellent aquarium fish Gold Barb, Jumbo
Barbodes semifasciolatus
$5
6 for $20
Pearl Danio Pearl Danio
Danio albolineatus
$2
6 for $10
Rasbora agilis, the Gold Neon Rasbora Gold Neon Rasbora
Rasbora cf. agilis
$2.50
6 for $10
Emerald Eye Rasboras, or Eye Spot Rasboras, are excellent fish for the nano aquarium Emerald Eye Rasbora
Brevibora dorsiocellata
$2.50, 6 for $12

Giant Danio Giant Danio
Devario aequipinnatus
$3
6 for $12
Siamese Algae Eater Crossocheilus siamensis or Crossocheilus atrilimes Siamese Algae Eater
Crossocheilus atrilimes (siamensis)
$4
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
$6

Probably the best algae eating machine out there.

Anabantoids

Betta splendens 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!

Betta dennnisyongi, Betta rubra Crimson Red Betta
Betta dennisyongi
Reverse Trio: $150

Only one group available, 2-Males, 1-Female, perfect for breeding this paternal mouthbrooder!
the blue paradise-fish gourami is one of the oldest fish in the aquarium hobby Paradise Fish (Blue)
Macropodus opercularis
$5

All Other Fishes:

Gold Mickey Mouse Platy Assorted Platy
Xiphophorus sp. "Platy"
$2
6 for $10
Weather Loach, Dojo Loach Weather Loach, JBO
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus
$12
3 for $25
 Baby Whale
Brienomyrus spp.
$15

Inverts:

 Bloody Mary Shrimp
Neocaridinia spp.
$12
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
Small Thorn Nerite Snail
Nerite thornus
$2.50, 6 for $12

VERY SMALL
Red Claw Crab
Perisesarma bidens
$3
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!

All Other Animals

Axolotl
Ambystoma mexicanum axolotl
$20

Last one.
Siren, Lesser
Siren intermedia
$30

Iberian Ribbed Newt
Pleurodeles waltl
$30

Firebelly Newt Oriental Newt Cynops orientalis Fire Belly Newt
Cynops orientalis
$6

SALE: $4 each
Blue Tailed Fire Belly Newt
Cynops cyanurus
$25
2 for $40

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."