Tropical Fish

At Carine we have a huge selection of tropical fish in 72 display tanks. Come and talk to our fish experts. With years of experience and a passion for tropical fish. We'll be able to set you up with everything you need if you are a beginner or offer some expert advice for the more knowledgable tropical fish keeper.

We supply Aqua One tank care products and Aqua One Fish Tanks from 22 litres to 245 litres. An option for beginners is to buy a complete aquarium kit that provides everything you need to get started except for the fish.

If you are looking for a unique feature, maybe for a restaurant, a waiting room or a foyer, consider asking Carine to design and build you a large purpose built aquarium.

As a garden centre, you would expect us to know our plants and we have a comprehensive range of plants suitable for tropical and cold water tanks and ponds.

Tropical fish have specific requirements. Find out which are the best tropical fish for your aquarium. Our range of tropical fish includes the following. Not all varieties are available at all times and we also stock some varieties that are not listed here so please get in touch to check availability.

 

tropical fish and fish supplies

Siamese Algae Eater (Crossochelius siamensis) Max Size:16cm Temp:24°C - 26°C pH: 6.5 – 8.0

Normally Peaceful fish that feeds on algae, however it will also eat most other foods presented to it. Fast swimming active fish that does well in a planted community tank. Warning: Known as a very good jumper and must be kept in a well enclosed aquarium

Siamese Algae Eater

Dwarf Flag Cichlid (Laetacara curviceps) Max Size: 9cm Temp: 25°C-29°C pH: 6.0 – 7.5

Peaceful Dwarf cichlid, can be shy so plenty of hiding places should be provided. Individuals suit regular community tank, pairs should be kept with larger peaceful fishes as spawning can trigger aggressive behavior. This fish is monogamous so if they pair up they should be kept together.

Dwarf Flag Cichlid

Veiltail Blue Ram (Microgeophagus ramirezi) Max Size: 5cm Temp: 25°C - 28°C pH: 6.5 – 7.0

Peaceful Dwarf cichlid suitable for community aquarium. Needs caves to feel comfortable. Can become aggressive and territorial during spawning. This is a longfinned variety that should not be kept with fish that are known fin nippers (i.e. Tiger Barbs)

Veiltail Blue Ram

Silver Hatchet Fish (Thoracocharax stellatus) Max Size: 8cm Temp: 24°C - 27°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Peaceful community fish that spends its time near the surface. Highly active and interesting fish that are great jumpers and must have a tightly closed tank. Feeds well on flake but prefer live foods such as daphnia or mosquito larvae

Silver Hatchet Fish

Black Wing Hatchet Fish (Carnegiella marthae)Max Size:8cm Temp:23°C - 28°C pH:5.5 – 7.5

Interesting fish that spend a lot of time at the surface of the tank. Best kept in schools of 5 or more to prevent shyness. Has the ability to ‘Fly’ by flapping its pectoral fins while jumping. Needs a well covered tank to prevent escape. Suitable for most community aquariums.

Blaack Wing Hatchet Fish

Red-Cheeked Spotted Metynnis (Metynnis maculatus) Max Size: 18cm Temp: 24°C-28°C pH: 6.0 – 7.0

Generally peaceful community fish, best kept with larger fishes as it may eat much smaller fish. Likes a diet rich in vegetable food. Best kept in schools of 3 or more. Needs a larger deeper tank. Good tank mate for larger peaceful cichlids.

Red Cheeked Spotted Metynnis

Vulcanus Rasbora (Rasbora vulcanus) Max Size: 5cm Temp: 23°C - 27°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Highly active and peaceful fish that will suit most community aquariums. Best kept in schools of 5 or more. Males colour up to a bright orange red when in peak condition.Shows best in a darker tank with plenty of plants.

Vulcanus Rasbora

Odessa Barb (Puntius padamya) Max Size: 7cm Temp: 21°C - 26°C pH: 6.0 – 8.0

Very hardy highly active fish that suits most community aquariums as long as tank mates are not small enough to swallow. Tends to lack the fin nipping trait of most barbs, but does nibble on softer leaved plants. Best kept in groups of 3 or more.

Odessa Barb

Black Ruby Barb (Puntius nigrofasciatus) Max Size: 6cm Temp: 22°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 7.0

One of the best Barbs for a community setup, peaceful, active and friendly. Males develop a deep almost translucent red to their head and belly when in courtship colours. Best in schools of 5 or more. Shows best in a darker, well planted tank.

Black Ruby Barb

Apple Snail (Pomacea diffusa) Max Size: 15cm Temp: 17°C - 28°C pH: 6.0 – 8.5

Great aquarium cleaner eats all forms of algae including black beard algae. Cannot be kept with plants. Normally quite active and interesting. Grows very large (15cm Diameter) and brightly colours, guaranteed to catch peoples attention.

Apple Snail

Blue Mystery Snail (Pomacea bridgessii)Max Size:7cm Temp:16°C - 28°C pH:7.0 – 8.5

Peaceful and interesting animals that have a lot more personality than expected. Can be hand tamed.  Cannot be kept with live plants. Prefers warm water and may require calcium addition. Enjoys softened pumpkin.

Blue Mystery Snail

Royal Red Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia) Max Size: 8cm Temp: 26°C - 28°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Great fish for a small community aquarium, brightly coloured, active and friendly. Normally peaceful, but can become a bit territorial. Best kept on its own or in groups of 3 (1 male to 2 females) . Normally swims in top half of tank.

Royal Red Dwarf Gourami

Cobalt Blue Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia) Max Size: 8cm Temp: 26°C - 28°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Great fish for a small community aquarium, brightly coloured, active and friendly. Normally peaceful, but can become a bit territorial. Best kept on its own or in groups of 3 (1 male to 2 females) . Normally swims in top half of tank.

Cobalt Blue Dwarf Gourami

Dwarf Gourami (Colisa lalia) Max Size: 8cm Temp: 26°C - 28°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Great fish for a small community aquarium, brightly coloured, active and friendly. Normally peaceful, but can become a bit territorial. Best kept on its own or in groups of 3 (1 male to 2 females) . Normally swims in top half of tank.

Dwarf Gourami

Red Honey Gourami (Colisa chuna) Max Size: 7cm Temp: 22°C - 27°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

One of the best fish for a community aquarium. Very peaceful and friendly, also less territorial than the Dwarf gourami. Can be kept in a very small aquarium setup. It is know to spit water at surface insects similar to an Archerfish.

Red Honey Gourami

Lyretail Cichlid (Neolamprologus brichardi) Max Size: 12cm Temp: 23°C - 27°C pH: 7.5 – 9.0

Beautiful and relatively peaceful fish (unless spawning) best suited to a Lake Tanganyika setup due to the requirements of a higher pH and hardness for the water. Best kept in a school of 3 or more in a tank with lots of caves and rock work.

Lyretail Cichlid

Featherfin Synodontis (Synodontis eruptera) Max Size: 25cm Temp: 22°C - 27°C pH: 6.0 – 7.5

Beautiful catfish that can become quite tame. Happier in a darker tank, with hiding places. it can be kept with most other peaceful fish that are not ‘Bite sized’. Has been known to live for over 15 years. Care must be taken when handling due to sharp dorsal spine.

Featherfin Synodontis

Opaline Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) Max Size: 15cm Temp: 23°C - 28°C pH: 6.0 – 7.0

Larger community fish although males can become quite aggressive and territorial. Good for a tank with robust fish such as Barbs, Angel fish and more peaceful cichlids. Extremely hardy fish good for beginners that can handle their aggressive nature.

Opaline Gourami

Golden Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) Max Size: 15cm Temp: 23°C - 28°C pH: 6.0 – 7.0

Larger community fish although males can become quite aggressive and territorial. Good for a tank with robust fish such as Barbs, Angel fish and more peaceful cichlids. Extremely hardy fish good for beginners that can handle their aggressive nature.

Golden Gourami

Mother of Pearl Gourami (Trichogaster trichopterus) Max Size: 15cm Temp: 23°C - 28°C pH: 6.0 – 7.0

Larger community fish although males can become quite aggressive and territorial. Good for a tank with robust fish such as Barbs, Angel fish and more peaceful cichlids. Extremely hardy fish good for beginners that can handle their aggressive nature.

Mother of Pearl Gourami

Kyathit Danio (Danio kyathit) Max Size: 4.5cm Temp: 20°C - 26°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Highly active and very peaceful, another very good choice for the commfunity aquarium. Very hardy and gets spectacular bright orange fins when in good condition. Best kept in a school of 5 or more, will happily school with other similar sized Danios.

Kyathit Danio

Albino Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi) Max Size: 4cm Temp: 23°C - 28°C

pH: 5.5 – 8.0 Very hardy small tetra suitable for most small community aquariums. Peaceful and adds an unusual mix of colour. Best kept in a school of 5 or more. Quite active fish that add movement to your tank.

Albino Black Neon Tetra

Black Neon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi) Max Size: 4cm Temp: 23°C - 28°C pH: 5.5 – 8.0

Very hardy small tetra suitable for most small community aquariums. Peaceful and adds an unusual mix of colour. Best kept in a school of 5 or more. Quite active fish that add movement to your tank.

Black Neon Tetra

Pygmy Corydoras (Corydoras pygmaeus) Max Size: 3cm Temp: 22°C - 26°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Very peaceful catfish for the smaller community tank. Best to be kept with smaller species such as Neon Tetras. Quite active fish that are best kept in schools of 3 or more. Likes a bit of plant cover such as Java Moss. Good for keeping tank bottom clean.

Pygmy Corydoras

Cochu’s Blue Tetra (Boehlkea fredcochui) Max Size: 5cm Temp 22°C - 26°C pH: 5.5 – 7.5

Stunning iridescent light blue fish that adds a bit of difference to a community tank. Generally quite peaceful but does tend to nip fins. Good for a general community tank. Shows best colour in a heavily planted tank with subdued lighting.

Cochu's blue tetra

Panda Corydoras (Corydoras panda) Max Size: 5cm Temp: 22°C - 26°C pH: 6.0 – 7.5

Cute, active and interesting. A great Corydoras that adds a bit of action to the bottom of a general community tank. Peaceful and not shy will constantly search through the gravel looking for bits of food. Best kept in schools of 3 or more.

Panda Corydoras

Adolfoi Corydoras (Corydoras Adolfoi) Max Size: 6.5cm Temp: 20°C - 26°C pH: 5.5 – 7.0

Peaceful active Corydoras that develops a patch of bright gold above its head as it matures. Suits most community aquariums as long as the other fish are not too big or aggressive. Best kept in schools of 3 or more.

Adolfi Corydoras

Pretty Tetra (Hemigrammus pulcher) Max Size: 4.5cm Temp: 23°C - 27°C pH: 5.5 – 7.0

Hardy attractive schooling fish that will do well in most community setups. Does best in heavily planted tanks with a bit of driftwood. Can be quite shy so it is best kept in a school of 3 or more.

Pretty Tetra

Otocinclus (Otocinclus macrospilus) Max Size: 3.5cm Temp: 21°C - 26°C pH: 5.5 – 7.5

One of the most efficient algae cleaners. Will not damage plants and will keep tank very clean. Always active and feeding. Best kept in groups of 3 or more, better in larger schools. Can be shy but active nature ensures visibility. Best kept with peaceful community fish.

Otocinclus

Wild-Strain Guppy (Male) (Poecilia reticulata) Max Size:4cm Temp:20°C - 28°C pH:6.5 – 8.5

One of the most common community fish in the world. Hardy and easy to keep. Is a live bearing species and very prolific best kept in schools of 5 or more with a male to female fatio of 1male for every 2 females.

Wild Strain Guppy

Fancy Guppy (Male) (Poecilia reticulata) Max Size: 4cm Temp: 22°C-28°C pH: 7.0 – 8.5

One of the most common community fish in the world. Hardy and easy to keep. Is a live bearing species and very prolific best kept in schools of 5 or more with a male to female fatio of 1male for every 2 females.

Fancy Guppy

Guppy (Female) (Poecilia reticulata) Max Size: 6cm Temp:20°C-28°C pH: 6.5 – 8.5

One of the most common community fish in the world. Hardy and easy to keep. Is a live bearing species and very prolific best kept in schools of 5 or more with a male to female fatio of 1male for every 2 females.

Guppy

Emerald Eye Rasbora (Brevibora dorsiocellata) Max Size: 3.5cm Temp: 20°C - 26°C pH: 5.0 – 7.5

Perfect small community fish for the small aquarium. Best kept in schools of 5 or more. Extremely peaceful and active. Attractive light green patch under eye reflects light well earning its name.

Emerald Eye Rasbora

Bumblebee Goby (Brachygobius xanthozonus) Max Size: 4.5cm Temp: 24°C - 29°C pH:7.5 – 8.5

Reasonably peaceful smaller fish that does well in a group of 4 or more. Suitable for freshwater aquariums but prefers slightly brackish water. Slower feeder so best kept in a species only tank, but will do well in a peaceful community tank with smaller tankmates

Bumblebee Goby

Dwarf Chain Loach (Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki) Max Size: 6cm Temp: 24°C - 30°C pH: 6.0 – 7.5

Great community fih, peaceful and smaller size. Has been known to nip fins. Best kept in schools of 3 or more. Spends more time off the bottom than most loach species and will join in with other schools of fish of similar size. Best added to a well established tank.

Dwarf Chain Loach

Butterfly Sucker (Beaufortia kweichowensis) Max Size: 7.5cm Temp: 20°C - 25°C pH: 6.5 – 8.0

Completely peaceful fish that is quite interesting. Best kept either singly or in groups of 3 or more. Prefers cooler temperatures so suits a community setup with other similar fish. Good algae cleaner that doesn’t damage plants.

Butterfly Sucker

Molly (Poecilia sphenops/latipinna) Max Size: 12cm Temp: 21°C - 28°C pH: 7.0 – 8.5

Peacefull fish well suited to a community tank. Live bearer that produces constantly. Better in slightly brackish water. Highly active, colourful and friendly. Males grow smaller (around 8cm) and can be told apart by having a long slender anal fin.

Molly

Zodiac Loach (Mesonoemacheilus triangularis) Max Size: 6cm Temp: 18°C - 25°C pH: 6.0 – 7.5

Normally peaceful, however some individuals can be territorial and aggressive. Known fin nipper. Best kept in a group of 3 or more. Highly active and interesting fish, useful for keeping snail populations down. Reletively hardy, but can be succeptable to some medications.

Zodiac Loach

Green Severum (Heros efasciatus) Max Size: 30cm Temp: 22°C - 29°C pH: 5.5 -7.0

One of the more peaceful large cichlids. Great pet fish. Good option for a large fish community setup. Has a habit of pulling up plants so best kept with artificial plants. Will eat fish that are bite sized but will not actively hunt them unless spawning. Best kept individually or in schools of 3-5 if large enough tank provided.

Green Severum

Gold Severum (Heros efasciatus) Max Size: 30cm Temp: 22°C - 29°C pH: 5.5 -7.0

One of the more peaceful large cichlids. Great pet fish. Good option for a large fish community setup. Has a habit of pulling up plants so best kept with artificial plants. Will eat fish that are bite sized but will not actively hunt them unless spawning. Best kept individually or in schools of 3-5 if large enough tank provided.

Gold Severum

Banded Leporinis (Leporinis fasciatus) Max Size: 30cm Temp: 22°C - 28°C pH: 5.5 – 7.5

Good option for the larger fish community setup, does well with larger peaceful cichlids. Best kept on their own or in groups of 6 or more. (tends to fight in smaller schools.) enjoys a diet of regular fresh/frozen food supplimented with fresh vegetables.

Banded Leporinis

Slender Hemiodus (Hemiodus gracilis) Max Size: 16cm Temp: 23°C - 27°C pH: 5.8 – 7.2

Highly active and flashy fish that suits a larger community tank. Due to larger size and speed it can intimidate smaller fish, but generally leaves them alone. Should always be kept in a school of 3 or more.

Slender Hemiodus

Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher) Max Size: 10cm Temp:24°C -27°C pH: 5.0 – 7.5

Very peaceful dwarf cichlid suitable for a community tank. Can be shy but if offered lots of hiding places will become quite tame. Can become territorial while spawning. Forms monogamous pairs that should always be kept together once bonded.

Kribensis

Albino Kribensis (Pelvicachromis pulcher) Max Size: 10cm Temp:24°C -27°C pH: 5.0 – 7.5

Very peaceful dwarf cichlid suitable for a community tank. Can be shy but if offered lots of hiding places will become quite tame. Can become territorial while spawning. Forms monogamous pairs that should always be kept together once bonded.

Albino Kribensis

Golden Bristlenose Catfish (Ancistrus sp. (3)) Max Size: 13cm Temp: 22°C -27°C pH: 5.5 – 7.5

Highly efficient algae eater, very peaceful and not too large for average aquarium. Only males develop the bushy nose growth that gives this fish its name. Needs drift wood as part of diet.

Golden Bristlenose Catfish

Bristlenose Catfish (Ancistrus sp. (3)) Max Size: 13cm Temp: 22°C -27°C pH: 5.5 – 7.5

Highly efficient algae eater, very peaceful and not too large for average aquarium. Only males develop the bushy nose growth that gives this fish its name. Needs drift wood as part of diet.

Bristlenose Catfish

Spotted Bristlenose Catfish (Ancistrus triradiatus?) Max Size: 12cm Temp: 24°C -30°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Highly efficient algae eater, very peaceful and not too large for average aquarium. Only males develop the bushy nose growth. Needs drift wood as part of diet. This Bristlenose variety prefers more water movement than other Ancistrus species.

SPotted Bristlenose Catfish

Bolivian Butterfly Ram (Mikrogeophagus altispinosis) Max Size: 9cm Temp: 25°C - 28°C pH: 6.0 – 8.0

Very peaceful dwarf cichlid that has heaps of character. Suitable for a community tank. Females are smaller than males (only grow to 6.5cm). can be a bit territorial during spawning but will not normally cause problems. Best kept in harem groups of 1 male for every 2 females.

Bolivian Butterfly Ram

Silver Shark (Balantiocheilos melanopterus) Max Size: 35cm Temp: 22°C - 28°C pH: 6.0 – 8.0

Highly active and visual fish that grows rather large. Suitable for larger aquariums only. At larger sizes will eat smaller fishes, but generally peaceful towards similar size fish. Best kept in schools of 3 or more.

Silver Shark

Red Tail Black Shark (Epalzeorhynchos bicolor) Max Size: 15cm Temp: 22°C - 27°C pH 6.5 – 8.0

Very active and beautiful fish that requires special care. Grows large and becomes very territorial and aggressive with age. Prefers good water movement. Only one should be kept at a time and only with similar size or larger fish that do not occupy the bottom of the tank.

Red Tail Black Shark

Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum) Max Size: 15cm Temp: 22°C - 27°C pH: 6.5 – 8.0

This fish requires special consideration in tank mates, and due to size, activeness and territorialnezz needs a larger tank. Has unusual habits and can become quite friendly. Has a tendancy to form bonds with certain larger loach species such as the Clown Loach.

Rainbow Shark

Golden Rainbow Shark (Epalzeorhynchos frenatum) Max Size: 15cm Temp: 22°C - 27°C pH: 6.5 – 8.0

This fish requires special consideration in tank mates, and due to size, activeness and territorialnezz needs a larger tank. Has unusual habits and can become quite friendly. Has a tendancy to form bonds with certain larger loach species such as the Clown Loach.

Golden Rainbow Shark

Blue Ram (Microgeophagus ramirezi) Max Size: 5cm Temp: 26°C - 30°C pH: 6.5 – 7.0

Peaceful Dwarf cichlid suitable for community aquarium. Needs caves to feel comfortable. Can become slightly aggressive and territorial during spawning, but normally doesn’t cause to much problems. Prefers slightly higher than average temperatures

Blue Ram

Albino Plecostomus (Pterygoplicthis pardarlis?) Max Size: 45cm Temp: 21°C - 27°C pH: 6.0 – 7.5

Will grow into a large peaceful fish that will become quite friendly with age. A mainly vegetarian scavenger best kept on its own as it can be aggressive to other plecostomus when larger

Albino Plecotomus

Golden Red Eye Plecostomus (Pterygoplicthis gibbiceps?) Max Size: 45cm Temp: 24°C - 29°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Most likely the albino form of the Red Spot Pleco. Very peaceful fish that will become the show point of any tank, gets rather friendly with age. Will learn to take food from surface and can be very entertaining to watch.

Golden Red Eye Plecostomus

Red Spot Plecostomus (Pterygoplicthis gibbiceps) Max Size: 45cm Temp: 24°C - 29°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Very peaceful fish that will become the show point of any tank, gets rather friendly with age. Will learn to take food from surface and can be very entertaining to watch. Good tank mate for larger fish

Red Spot Plecostomus

Madagascan Rainbow (Bedotia geayi) Max Size: 12cm Temp: 20°C - 25°C pH: 5.5 – 7.5

Great schooling fish with lots of personality, has an unusual look that stands out in any aquarium. Gets a bit large for some community set ups. Prefers cooler water temps.

Madagascan Rainbow

Threadfin Rainbow (Irietherina werneri) Max Size: 5cm Temp: 24°C - 30°C pH: 5.5 – 7.5

Stunning little beauty that rightly earns its name with long flowing fins. Males display to each other and to females by flashing their fins creating a great display. Best kept in groups of 3 or more with smaller community species.

Threadfin Rainbow

Boesemani Rainbow (Melanotaenia Boesemani) Max Size: 11cm Temp: 26°C - 30°C pH: 7.0 – 8.0

Brightly coloured, peaceful and friendly. Very good fish for many tanks, avoid keeping with skittish fish due to size. Able to be kept in African Rift setups as it prefers hard alkaline water. Very versatile fish

Boesemani Rainbow

Silver Dollar (Metynnis hypsauchen) Max Size: 15cm Temp: 24°C - 28°C pH: 6.0 – 7.0

Generally peaceful fish that does well in groups of 3 or more. Requires a diet rich in vegetable matter. Best kept in tanks with artificial plants as they tend to eat real ones. Great tank mates for more peaceful cichlids.

Silver Dollar

Jurupari (Satanoperca jurupari) Max Size: 26cm Temp: 26°C - 30°C pH: 6.0 – 7.5

Very peaceful cichlid that can be kept with fish that are too large to swallow. Earns its name due to local legends in its native habitat. Best kept over a sand substrate as they will sift through the sand for food. Will become quite tame as they age.

Jurupari

Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona) Max Size:6cm Temp:22°C -26°C pH: 6.0 – 8.0

Highly active and attractive fish that is very hardy and recommended for the beginner. Has a habit of nipping fins of tank mates though so should kept with tougher tank mates that don’t have flowing fins. Best kept in schools of 5 or more.

Tiger Barb

Fancy Tiger Barb (Puntius tetrazona) Max Size:6cm Temp:22°C -26°C pH: 6.0 – 8.0

A range of highly active and attractive fish that is very hardy and recommended for the beginner. Has a habit of nipping fins of tank mates though so should kept with tougher tank mates that don’t have flowing fins. Best kept in schools of 5 or more.

Fancy Tiger Barb

Butterfly Fish (Pantodon bucholzi) Max Size:12cm Temp: 24°C - 28°C pH:6.0- 7.5

Fascinating fish from Africa that spends its entire time near the surface. Completely peaceful as long as tank mates are not bite sized. Trailing fins prone to being targeted by fin nipping species. Best kept on their own in a darker tank. Enjoys live insects floated on or near the surface.

Butterfly Fish

Clown Synodontis (Synodontis decora) Max Size: 30cm Temp: 22°C-27°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Peaceful towards fish it cannot swallow, this attractive catfish will suit most larger fish community setups. Tends to be a bit shy due to nocturnal habits but can be fooled into showing of by using a ‘Moonlight’ bulb. Best kept alone

Clown Synodontis

Red Top Zebra (Maylandia greshakei) Max Size: 14cm Temp: 24°C 28°C pH:7.6-8.8

Standard African cichlid with a colourful dorsal fin. Best kept in a dedicated African rift lake setup with lots of caves and other similar species but will do well in a community tank with other tankmates of similar aggression levels.

Red Top Zebra

Pearl Danio (Danio albolineatus) Max Size: 6cm Temp: 21°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Peaceful and highly active fish suitable for a community setup. Likes to be kept in a school of 5 or more. Has a brilliant iridescent colouring in the right light making it a good choice for a well planted community tank. Needs a well covered tank as it is an excellent jumper.

Pearl Danio

Black Ghost Knife Fish (Apteronotus albifrons) Max Size: 50cm Temp: 23°C-28°C pH:6.5 – 7.5

Highly unusual and highly intelligent fish that is known to become very tame. Requires a Large tank of at least 500L. Can swim in any direction. Normally extremely peaceful to fish that are not bite sized. Best kept on its own with other larger fish.

Black Ghost Knife Fish

Electric Blue (Maylandia zebra) Max Size: 15cm Temp 24°C - 28°C pH:7.5 – 8.8

One of the most common Rift lake cichlids available in New Zealand. Best kept in larger schools of same or similar species in a typical Lake Malawi tank. Can be kept as a single specimen with other cichlids of similar aggression levels and size.

Electric Blue Fish

Electric Yellow (Labidochromis caeruleus) Max Size: 10cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH: 7.6 – 8.8

One of the most striking fish to come from Lake Malawi, always an attention getter as it is highly active and not shy. More peaceful and smaller than some common Malawi cichlids so best kept in a highly stocked tank or with more peaceful species such as Peacock Cichlids.

Electric Yellow Fish

Lionhead Cichlid (Steateocranus casuarius) Max Size: 12cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Unusual fish that attracts attention. Likes a tank with plenty of rockwork and lots of current. Can be territorial so best kept singly or in known pairs. Tank mates should be robust and faster moving such as barbs or larger tetras. Fish have distinct personalities and can become quite tame over time.

Lionhead Cichlid

Jewel Cichlid (Hemichromis bimaculatus) Max Size: 15cm Temp: 24°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 7.8

Amazingly beautiful and amazingly aggressive. Best kept in a dedicated tank of their own, especially in known pairs. The spawning colouration of this fish stand near the most striking in the world. Highly active and rarely shy. Tank mates should be very robust, fast and able to be re-homed if spawning occurs.

Jewel Cichlid

Cardinal Tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) Max Size: 5cm Temp:24°C - 29°C pH: 4.0-7.0

Beautiful fish that stands out in any tank, best kept in schools of 6 or more in a peaceful community tank with smaller tank mates. Grows larger and is more colourful than the Neon Tetra, also tends to be hardier and lives longer.

Cardinal Tetra

Angel Fish (Pterophyllum scalare) Max Size:15cm Temp:24°C - 30°C pH:6.0 – 7.4

Reasonably peaceful for a cichlid, will eat smaller fish so best kept with larger tank mates. Can be aggressive during spawning. Require a deeper tank due to body shape, best kept singly or in schools of 3 or more to prevent squabbling. They enjoy a well planted tank.

Pearl Gourami (Trichopodus leerii) Max Size: 12cm Temp: 24°C - 30°C pH: 5.5 – 8.0

Generally very peaceful fish that displays brilliant colouration during breeding. Great for a community setup with medium to larger species. Very hardy fish great for the beginner, best kept as the largest fish in a tank with lots of hiding places and a maximum of 1 male per tank.

Pearl Gourami

Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus) Max Size: 20cm Temp:26°C - 30°C pH:4.2 – 7.0

The ultimate in freshwater fish for many hobbyists, completely peaceful, large, colourful and intelligent. The only problem with these fish is the advanced skills required to keep them alive. Not a beginners fish, requires pristine water to survive.

Discus Fish

Snow White Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus) Max Size: 20cm Temp:26°C - 30°C pH:4.2 – 7.0

The ultimate in freshwater fish for many hobbyists, completely peaceful, large, colourful and intelligent. The only problem with these fish is the advanced skills required to keep them alive. Not a beginners fish, requires pristine water to survive.

Snow White Discus Fish

Siamese Fighter Male (Betta splendens) Max Size: 8cm Temp: 24°C - 30°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Stunning showpiece for any aquarium, is peaceful towards most other fish, but will attack fish with long flowing fins such as male guppies. Only one can be kept in a tank at a time, females must be removed after spawning. Will display fins in front of a mirror. Comes in a range of colours.

Siamese Fighting Fish

Crowntail Siamese Fighter Male (Betta splendens) Max Size: 8cm Temp: 24°C - 30°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Stunning showpiece for any aquarium, is peaceful towards most other fish, but will attack fish with long flowing fins such as male guppies. Only one can be kept in a tank at a time, females must be removed after spawning. Will display fins in front of a mirror. Comes in a range of colours

Crowntail Siamese Fighting Fish

Siamese Fighter Female (Betta splendens) Max Size: 8cm Temp: 24°C - 30°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Stunning showpiece for any aquarium, is peaceful towards most other fish, but will attack fish with long flowing fins such as male guppies. Only one can be kept in a tank at a time, females must be removed after spawning. Will display fins in front of a mirror. Comes in a range of colours

Siamese Fighting Fish Female

Glass Bloodfin Tetra (Prionobrama filigera) Max Size: 6cm Temp:23°C - 27°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Extremely peaceful, hardy and interesting, This fish is a great choice for the beginner. Suits a community setup with similar sized tank mates. Best in a school of 3 or more. Males sometimes squabble but rarely do damage.

Glass Bloodfin Tetra

Albino Corydoras (Corydoras paleatus) Max Size: 7cm Temp:22°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 7.0

Highly active, peaceful and useful catfish. The Corydoras catfish will constantly search through the gravel of your tank looking for leftover food, keeping your gravel clean. Best kept in groups of 3 or more. Great for all tanks where they can roam the bottom in peace.

Albino Corydoras

Peppered Corydoras (Corydoras paleatus) Max Size: 7cm Temp:22°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 7.0

Highly active, peaceful and useful catfish. The Corydoras catfish will constantly search through the gravel of your tank looking for leftover food, keeping your gravel clean. Best kept in groups of 3 or more. Great for all tanks where they can roam the bottom in peace.

Peppered Corydoras

Bronze Corydoras (Corydoras aeneus) Max Size: 8cm Temp:22°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 7.0

Highly active, peaceful and useful catfish. The Corydoras catfish will constantly search through the gravel of your tank looking for leftover food, keeping your gravel clean. Best kept in groups of 3 or more. Great for all tanks where they can roam the bottom in peace.

Bronze Corydoras

Julii Corydoras (Corydoras julii) Max Size: 6cm Temp:22°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 7.0

Highly active, peaceful and useful catfish. The Corydoras catfish will constantly search through the gravel of your tank looking for leftover food, keeping your gravel clean. Best kept in groups of 3 or more. Great for all tanks where they can roam the bottom in peace.

Julii Corydoras

Rummy-Nose Tetra (Hemigrammus bleheri) Max Size: 5cm Temp:23°C - 28°C pH: 5.5 – 7.0

Very peaceful community fish best kept with smaller less boisterous species. Likes to be in a school of 5 or more. Rummy nose tetra’s nose colour shows best in clean, slightly acidic water, tends to fade a bit in alkaline or less than ideal water conditions

Rummy Nose Tetra

Leopard Danio (Danio rerio) Max Size:5cm Temp: 18°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Active, peaceful, hardy, this is possibly the perfect aquarium fish. Will survive in both tropical and warmer coldwater tanks. Great addition to most tanks. Best in schools of 5 or more, will school with other danio types and species. Also available in a long-fin variety

Leopard Danio

Zebra Danio (Danio rerio) Max Size:5cm Temp: 18°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Active, peaceful, hardy, this is possibly the perfect aquarium fish. Will survive in both tropical and warmer coldwater tanks. Great addition to most tanks. Best in schools of 5 or more, will school with other danio types and species. Also available in a long-fin variety

Zebra Danio

Golden X-Ray Pristella (Pristella maxillaries) Max Size: 5cm Temp: 24°C- 28°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Hardy, peaceful schooling tetra that will suit most community aquariums. Best in schools of 5 or more. Interesting fish that shows the full body structure. Becomes more active in larger schools. Golden form of the Pristella Tetra

Golden X Ray Pristella

Pristella Tetra (Pristella maxillaries) Max Size: 5cm Temp: 24°C- 28°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Peaceful schooling tetra that will suit most community aquariums. Best in schools of 5 or more. Becomes more active in larger schools. Very hardy, great choice for beginner fish keepers.

Pristella Tetra

Bleeding Heart Tetra (Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma) Max Size: 8cm Temp:23°C - 28°C pH:5.5 – 7.2

Extremely hardy and popular tetra, has a larger adult size and tends to nip fins so must be matched to suitable tank mates, however this stunning Tetra will reward the fish keeper once it hits maturity with amazing colours and personality.

Bleeding Heart Tetra

Spotted Hoplo Catfish (Megalechis thoracata) Max Size: 15cm Temp:20°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Very hardy, friendly and interesting catfish. Suitable for the medium to larger size community tank. Happy to be kept alone or in schools with a higher female to male ratio. Males develop a bright orange leading edge to their pectoral fins.

Spotted Hoplo Catfish

Glow Light Tetra (Hemigrammus erythrozonus) Max Size: 4cm Temp:24°C- 28°C pH:5.5 – 7.5

Very peaceful tetra great for most community aquariums. Best kept in schools of 5 or more. Great counter point to Neon Tetras. Very hardy, great for the beginner fish keeper. Shows the best colours in a planted tank with a darker background.

Glow Light Tetra

Rino Whiptail Catfish (Rineloricara parva) Max Size: 11cm Temp: 20°C - 27°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Extremely peaceful catfish suitable for most aquariums. Hardy enough for most fish keepers. Interesting body shape and normally not too shy. Happy on their own or in groups. Needs a diet high in vegetable matter such as algae wafers, blanched spinach or pumpkin.

Rino Whiptail Catfish

Serpae Tetra (Hyphessobrycon eques) Max Size:4cm Temp:22°C - 28°C pH:5.5 – 7.5

Stunning Schooling tetra that shows best against a planted tank. Best in schools of 5 or more. Known fin nipper so best kept with more robust species. Very hardy so makes a great choice for beginners.

Serpae Tetra

Penguin Tetra (Thayeria boehlkei) Max Size:7.5cm Temp:22°C - 28°C pH: 5.5 – 8.0

Highly active and visible tetra that becomes more playful the bigger the school, it is best to keep at least 5 together. Generally peaceful, may nip fins of slower moving fish occasionally. Has the unusual habit of sitting mid-water at a 40° angle.

Penguin Tetra

Black Widow Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) Max Size:6cm Temp:20°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 7.0

Peaceful and lively this tetra is very well suited to the average community tank. Best kept in schools of 5 or more, it will make a good contrast to the more colourful species. Extremely hardy so this is a great fish for beginners.

Black Widow Tetra

Long Fin Black Widow Tetra (Gymnocorymbus ternetzi) Max Size:6cm Temp:20°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 7.0

Peaceful and lively this tetra is very well suited to the average community tank. Best kept in schools of 5 or more, it will make a good contrast to the more colourful species. Extremely hardy so this is a great fish for beginners.

Long Fin Widow Tetra

Silver Tip Tetra (Hasemania nana) Max Size:5cm Temp:23°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 6.0

Lively colourful and peaceful. A great choice for the general community tank. Single specimens can become fin nippers, but this rarely occurs when kept in groups of 5 or more. Should be kept with smaller tank mates due to small adult size.

Silver Tip Tetra

Black Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus) Max Size:5cm Temp:22°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Very hardy, peaceful and active community fish that adds a bit of difference to your tanks colour scheme. Best kept in schools of 5 or more, preferably in a mix of males and females to promote spawning displays.

Black Phantom Tetra

Red Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon sweglesi) Max Size:4cm Temp:22°C - 28°C pH:5.5 – 7.5

Hardy and peaceful, this fish is a great addition to most community tanks. Best kept with smaller tank mates as it can be scared easily by larger more boisterous fish. Likes being kept in a school of 3 or more.

Red Phantom Tetra

Yellow Phantom Tetra (Hyphessobrycon roseus) Max Size: 3cm Temp:23°C - 27°C pH:5.5 – 7.5

Very peaceful species perfect for the small community setup. Due to small adult size must be kept with similarly small species such as neons. Best kept in a school of 5 or more.

Yellow Phantom Tetra

Rosy Tetra (Hyphessobrycon rosaceus) Max Size:4cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:5.5 – 7.5

Beautiful Tetra that has been a mainstay of the hobby for a long time. Very peaceful, hardy and active, this fish will suit most community tanks. Best kept in schools of 5 or more with several males to promote fin flaring as they try to impress the females.

Rosy Tetra

Head and Tail Light Tetra (Hemigrammus ocellifer) Max Size:5cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:5.5 – 7.5

The interesting colouring of this fish makes for an attractive community tank option. Very peaceful and hardy it is recommended for beginners. Enjoys being in a school of 5 or more which also helps to show off the iridescent spots that give it its name.

Head and Light Tetra

Red Eye Tetra (Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae) Max Size:7cm Temp:22°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Very hardy and attractive Tetra suitable for a community tank requiring larger,more visible and robust fish. A schooling fish that needs to be in a group of 5 or more. Is known to nip fins so should be kept with faster swimming, short finned species.

Red Eye Tetra

Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) Max Size:4cm Temp:21°C - 27°C pH:5.0 – 7.5

Possibly the most common aquarium fish in the world. Extremely peaceful, generally hardy and stunningly coloured the Neon Tetra will suit most tanks as long as tank mates are not to big or boisterous. Is less shy and happier in a larger school of at least 8 fish.

Neon Tetra

Rose Diamond Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) Max Size:4cm Temp:21°C - 27°C pH:5.0 – 7.5

An interesting colour morph of the common Neon Tetra created by selective breeding.Extremely peaceful, generally hardy and stunningly coloured the Neon Tetra will suit most tanks as long as tank mates are not to big or boisterous. Is less shy and happier in a larger school of at least 8 fish.

Rose Diamond Neon Tetra

Golden Pencil-Fish (Nannostomus beckfordi) Max Size:7cm Temp:24°C - 27°C pH:5.5 – 7.0

Very Peaceful and gentle fish that needs gentle and less boisterous tank mates to really thrive. Best kept in schools of 3 or more, they make a wonderful addition to smaller tanks or even as a centerpiece school.

Golden Pencil Fish

Swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri) Max Size:11cm Temp:20°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Colourful, friendly, and generally peaceful. Suits a community tank with similar sized species. Some males occasionally become aggressive. Only males develop the ‘Sword’ on the tail as a way to attract females. The Swordtail is a very hardy livebearer that prefers slightly hard, basic water. Best kept in schools with 1 male for every 3 females.

Swordtail

Lemon Tetra (Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis) Max Size:4cm Temp:22°C - 28°C pH:5.5 – 7.5

Very attractive, hardy and peaceful. This tetra is a real gem who’s subdued colouring offers a welcome counterpoint to some of the more brightly coloured community fish. Great choice for the beginner. Best in schools of 5 or more in a well planted tank to show it at its best.

Lemon Tetra

Platy (Xiphophorus maculatus) Max Size:7cm Temp:20°C - 28°C pH:7.0 – 8.5

Hardy, peaceful fish suitable for a general community tank. Has been line bred into many colour morphs. Best kept in a school with 1 male for every 2-3 females. Prefers slightly hard, basic water. Great fish for a small tank or for the beginner.

Platy

Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus minor) Max Size:8cm Temp:21°C - 27°C pH:5.5 – 7.0

Unusual and interesting fish that always attracts attention. Extremely peaceful, may be frightened by overly active / inquisitive tank mates. MUST be kept in a school of at least 5 or they will often refuse to feed. Likes a well planted tank with lower current flow and clean water.

Glass Catfish

Clown Loach (Chromobotia macracanthus) Max Size:35cm Temp:25°C - 30°C pH:5.0 – 7.0

Amazingly coloured fish that is always active and generally peaceful. known to nip fins. Needs to be kept in a school of 3 or more to show off its personality best. Due to large size really required larger tank and tank mates. Is well known as a great snail eater so good for larger planted tanks. For snail control in smaller tanks please consider smaller loach species.

Clown Loach

Golden Zebra Loach (Botia histronica) Max Size:13cm Temp:24°C = 28°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Extremely active and friendly fish that goes best in schools of 3 or more. Black stripes down sides break up into a more marbled pattern as the fish ages. Suits a tank with similar sized tank mates. Also a known fin nipper so avoid keeping with long flowing finned or slow moving fishes.

Golden Zebra Loach

Zebra Loach (Botia striata) Max Size:9cm Temp:23°C - 27°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Extremely peaceful member of the loach family suitable for most community aquariums. Is known as a fin nipper so avoid keeping with flowing finned fish. Likes to be kept in a school of 3 or more and is very playful. Likes schooling with other Botia species.

Zebra Loach

Kuhli Loach (Pangio semicincta) Max Size:10cm Temp:23°C - 29°C pH:3.5 – 7.0

One of the most peaceful and entertaining loaches available. Best kept in a school of 5 or more. Likes to bury itself in the substrate and can be hard to see. Will become more active and visible if provided with lots of hiding places.

Kuhli Loach

Bumble-Bee Cichlid (Pseudotropheus crabro) Max Size:15cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:7.8 – 8.4

Strikingly coloured Malawi cichlid that will suit the more aggressive Malawi tank. Often changes colour and can do so very quickly, sometimes appear to be completely black which signals spawning pheromones in the aquarium. Best in groups of 5 or more, or in a mixed Malawi tank.

Bumble Bee Cichlid

Yo-Yo Loach (Botia almorhae) Max Size:16cm Temp:20°C - 27°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Very hardy and amusing to watch fish that actively schools and needs at least 3 other fish to feel comfortable. Enjoys socializing with other Loach species such as Clown Loaches. Peaceful but is reported to occasionally nip fins.

Yo Yo Loach

Salvin’s Cichlid (Cichlasoma salvini) Max Size:15cm Temp:22°C - 27°C pH:6.5 – 8.0

Very beautiful yet very aggressive, one of the more interesting South American Cichlids. Needs to be kept on its own, in a breeding pair or in a South American Cichlid setup with similarly aggressive fish.

Salvins Cichlid

Borelli’s Dwarf Cichlid (Apistogramma borelli) Max Size:6cm Temp:20°C - 27°C pH:5.5 – 8.0

Very Hardy, Very peaceful and full of character, these dwarf cichlids make a great addition to any community tank. Best kept in a harem with one male for 2-5 females. Will spend more time out if provided with lots of hiding places.

Borellis Dwarf Cichlid

Orange Cockatoo Cichlid (Apistogramma cacatuoides) Max Size:8cm Temp:22°C - 29°C pH:5.0 – 7.0

Amazingly coloured Dwarf cichlid that is reasonably peaceful. Males can become territorial during spawning but generally will leave most other fish alone. Best in groups with one male to several females. Enjoys a planted tank with plenty of caves and driftwood.

Orange Cockatoo Cichlid

Surinamensis (Geophagus surinamensis) Max Size:25cm Temp:25°C - 30°C pH:5.5 – 7.5

Peaceful larger cichlid that is normally only aggressive during spawning. Best kept on their own or in breeding pairs. Likes to dig and sift through sand so a finer substrate should be used. Good fish for the Large fish community tank, or as a single ‘Pet’ specimen.

Surinamensis

Malawi Butterfly Cichlid (Aulonocara jacobfreibergi) Max Size:23cm Temp:25°C - 29°C pH:7.5 – 8.5

Larger sized Malawi Cichlid, best kept on its own as a specimen fish, or in a harem of 1 male to several females in a Malawi community with other large, less aggressive species such as the Electric Yellow. As fish get larger they tend to display brighter colours.

Malawi Butterfly Cichlid

Convict Cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) Max Size:15cm Temp:20°C - 32°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Strikingly patterned in black and light grey, the Convict Cichlid is full of personality and makes a great first cichlid species due to its toughness and hardiness. Not suitable for any tank mates that can’t take a beating especially during spawning. Best kept as single ‘pet’ specimens or in breeding pairs.

Convict Cichlid

White Convict Cichlid (Amatitlania nigrofasciata) Max Size:15cm Temp:20°C - 32°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Bright white variety of the popular cichlid, the Convict Cichlid is full of personality and makes a great first cichlid species due to its toughness and hardiness. Not suitable for any tank mates that can’t take a beating, especially during spawning. Best kept as single ‘pet’ specimens or in breeding pairs.

White Convict Cichlid

Red Hump Cichlid (Geophagus steindachneri) Max Size:17cm Temp:24°C - 30°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Generally peaceful species that will suit itself to a community tank with larger tank mates. Males get larger than females and tend to be aggressive towards one another, so it is best to keep only one male per tank. Only males develop the red hump and have a longer more pointed dorsal fin.

Red Hump Cichlid

Firemouth Cichlid (Thorichthys meeki) Max Size:18cm Temp:22°C - 27°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Very interesting fish for a Cichlid tank, the throat of the Firemouth develops a bright red colouring and will be flared out at any intruders, especially when spawning. Not overly aggressive unless breeding but best kept with larger more robust species such as barbs, catfish or other more peaceful cichlids.

Firemouth Cichlid

Tri-Colour Golden Barbs (Puntius semifasciolatus) Max Size:8cm Temp:18°C - 25°C pH: 6.0 – 8.0

Extremely hardy, peaceful, brilliantly coloured and highly recommended for the beginner aquarium keeper. Likes slightly cooler temperatures, but will still thrive in the average Tropical community tank. Best kept in schools of 3 or more, they are not shy at all and can be trained to hand feed.

Tri Colour Golden Barbs

Green X Gold Severum (Heros efasciatus) Max Size: 30cm Temp: 22°C - 29°C pH: 5.5 -7.0

One of the more peaceful large cichlids. Great pet fish. Good option for a large fish community setup. Has a habit of pulling up plants so best kept with artificial plants. Best kept individually or in schools of 3-5 if large enough tank provided. This is a cross between a Green and Gold severum so will be lighter in colour and show more vertical banding, and red facial marking.

Gold x Green Severum

Gold Spot Plecostomus (Pterygoplicthis joselimaianus) Max Size: 35cm Temp: 24°C - 29°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

Very peaceful fish that will become the show point of any tank, gets rather friendly with age. Will learn to take food from surface and can be very entertaining to watch. Good tankmate for larger fish. Grows slightly smaller than some plecostomus species.

Gold Spot Plecostomus

Albino Senegal Bichir (Polypterus senegalus) Max Size:50cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:6.2 – 7.8

Highly intelligent fish that is great for a single specimen ‘Pet’ tank. Is relatively peaceful so can be kept with fish that are too large to be swallowed. Is thought to be the link between fish and land animals as it has a modified air bladder that can be used to breath with and has been traced back over 200 million years.

Albino Senegal Bichir

Senegal Bichir (Polypterus senegalus) Max Size:50cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:6.2 – 7.8

Highly intelligent fish that is great for a single specimen ‘Pet’ tank. Is relatively peaceful so can be kept with fish that are too large to be swallowed. Is thought to be the link between fish and land animals as it has a modified air bladder that can be used to breath with and has been traced back over 200 million years.

Senegal Bichir

DemIsoni (Pseudotropheus demasoni) Max Size:8cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:7.6 – 8.8

Highly Aggressive and territorial Malawi cichlid that will attack fish much larger than itself. Best kept in a Very crowded Malawi tank with similarly highly aggressive fish that show different colour patterns. Needs a diet rich in vegetable matter.

Demlsoni

Gold Honey Gourami (Colisa chuna) Max Size: 7cm Temp: 22°C - 27°C pH: 6.5 – 7.5

One of the best fish for a community aquarium. Very peaceful and friendly, also less territorial than the Dwarf gourami. Can be kept in a very small aquarium setup. It is know to spit water at surface insects similar to an Archerfish.

Gold Honey Gourami

terbBalzani (Gymnogeophagus balzanii) Max Size:20cm Temp:21°C - 27°C pH:6.5 – 7.5

Amusing and intelligent Cichlids best kept in a Cichlid only tank, or on their own. Males develop a humped head as they age giving them a comical appearance. More peaceful than most other cichlids but will target small fish and males can become quite territorial. Enjoys a period of cooler temperatures over winter months.

terbBalzani

Dwarf Rasbora(Boraras maculatus) Max Size:2.5cm Temp: 24°C - 28°C pH:4.5 – 7.0

Tiny fish perfect for a micro tank, enjoys a heavily planted tank and being kept in a school of 5 or more. Stunning body colour will shine with the use of a pink coloured light. Happy to eat flake foods but will thrive even more if offered regular feeds of bloodworms and live mosquito larvae.

Dwarf Rasbora

Albino Mexican Tetra (Astyanax mexicanus)Max Size:10cm Temp:20°C - 25°C pH:6.5 – 8.0

The same fish as the Blind Cave Tetra but found above ground. This is the Albino form. Highly active and friendly. Has a tendency to nip fins so must be kept with tougher tank mates. Also like to nibble plants so best kept with artificial. Best kept in schools of 3 or more.
Albino Mexican Tetra

Skunk Loach Max Size:8cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Very playful and pretty Loach that is bound to become a tank favorite. Best kept in groups of 3 or more, is known to nip fins occasionally so not a good choice for tank mates with longer flowing fins. Happy to be kept with other species of Loach.
Skunk Loach

Jumbo Female Golden Barbs(Puntius semifasciolatus) Max Size:8cm? Temp:18°C - 25°C pH: 6.0 – 8.0

Extremely hardy, peaceful, brilliantly coloured  and highly recommended for the beginner aquarium keeper. Likes slightly cooler temperatures, but will still thrive in the average Tropical community tank. Best kept in schools of 3 or more, they are not shy at all and can be trained to hand feed.
Jumbo Female Golden Barb

Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi) Max Size:7cm Temp:18°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Extremely hardy and pretty tetra suitable for the medium to large community aquarium. Is a known fin nipper but this trait tends to die down in larger schools of 5 or more. Best kept with larger more robust species

Buenos Aires Tetra

Albino Buenos Aires Tetra (Hyphessobrycon anisitsi) Max Size:7cm Temp:18°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Extremely hardy and pretty tetra suitable for the medium to large community aquarium. Is a known fin nipper but this trait tends to die down in larger schools of 5 or more. Best kept with larger more robust species.

Albino Beunos Aires Tetra

Red Dwarf Neon Rainbow (Melanotaenia praecox)Max Size:8cm Temp:22°C - 28°C pH:6.5 – 7.5

Flashy, peaceful and hardy. This small member of the rainbow fish family suits most community aquaria and a school of 5 or more will draw the eye from a distance as they show off to each other in open water. Can be a little skittish so best in a densely planted or decorated tank.

Red Dwarf Neon Rainbow

Dwarf Puffer-Fish (Carinotetraodon travanocoricus)Max Size:3cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:7.0 – 8.0

Interesting, intelligent and very friendly, makes an amazing small tank pet. Best kept on their own in a small tank of around 15-20L or in a species only tank allowing at least 15L each. They do nip fins and have extremely strong jaws so tend to do a lot of damage. Need a regular supply of live snails for food but will also eat frozen bloodworm and pellet foods.

dwarf puffer fish

Glowlight Danio (Danio choprae) Max Size:4cm Temp:21°C - 26°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Very peaceful active and colourful, these fish make a wonderful addition to any community tank. Spend a lot of time near the surface of the tank. Best kept in a school of at least 5, they will join in schools of other danio species. Colour up even more with regular feedings of bloodworm.

glowlight danio

Orange Zebra (Pseudotropheus sp. “Orange”) Max Size:14cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:7.5 – 8.5

Colourful addition to any African cichlid tank. Needs to be kept with species of similar size and aggression levels, or kept as a single specimen. Providing plenty of caves and hiding areas will help make these fish more outgoing and friendly.

Orange Zebra

Snow White Zebra (Pseudotropheus sp. “White tropheops”) Max Size:20cm? Temp:24°C - 28°C pH: 7.5 – 8.5

Stunning Red-eyed white bodied variant, sure to make an impression in any African cichlid tank. This type tends to be more peaceful than most African cichlids so will suit a tank with less aggressive species such as Electric Yellows or Peacock Cichlids.

Snow White Zebra

Paradise Fish (Macropodus opercularis) Max Size: 10cm Temp:14°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Extremely hardy interesting fish suitable for Cold water tanks or even in sheltered outdoor ponds. Does best in slightly warmer water around 20⁰C. Needs access to air as it can breath air through a special organ called a labyrinth. Can be aggressive so should be kept on its own or in groups of at least 5 in a well planted environment.

Paradise Fish

White Cloud Mountain Minnow (Tanicthys albonubes) Max Size: 4cm Temp:14°C - 22°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Stunning small fish suitable for a small coldwater setup. Is a bit too small to be kept with medium or larger goldfish but does well in some tanks. Very hardy, peaceful and attractive fish great for beginner aquarium keepers. Likes to be kept in a school of at least 5.

White Cloud Mountain Minnow

Long Fin White Cloud Minnow (Tanicthys albonubes) Max Size: 4cm Temp:14°C - 22°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Long finned variety of the common White Cloud Mountain Minnow. Suitable for a small coldwater setup. Is a bit too small to be kept with medium or larger goldfish but does well in some tanks. Very hardy, peaceful and attractive fish great for beginner aquarium keepers. Likes to be kept in a school of at least 5. Will school happily with other variants of White Cloud Minnows.

Long Fin White Cloud Minnow

Gold White Cloud Minnow (Tanicthys albonubes) Max Size: 4cm Temp:14°C - 22°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Golden Variety of the common White Cloud Mountain Minnow. Stunning small fish suitable for a small coldwater setup. Is a bit too small to be kept with medium or larger goldfish but does well in some tanks. Very hardy, peaceful and attractive fish great for beginner aquarium keepers. Likes to be kept in a school of at least 5. Will school happily with other White Cloud Minnow variants

Gold White Cloud Minnow

Sterbai Cory (Corydoras sterbai) Max Size:7cm Temp: 24°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Stunningly coloured and extremely active cories that have become a firm favorite with fishkeepers worldwide. Need to be kept in groups of at least 3 to see them at their best. Constantly foraging for food on the bottom and playing along the glass front their bright orange pectorals ensure they remain highly visible wherever they are.

Sterbai Cory

Mosquito Rasbora (Bororas brigittae) Max Size:2cm Temp:23°C - 28°C pH:5.0 – 7.0

Intensely coloured little fish perfect for the extremely small community tank or a heavily planted tank. Growing to only 2cm these little fish are among the smallest fish available in the hobby, they are extremely peaceful and unless kept in a school of at least 5 they can be quite shy. Care must be taken with tank mates as they are bite sized for all but the smallest species . They show their colours best in a heavily planted tank with a dark substrate.

Mosquito Rasbora

Scarlet Badis (Dario Dario) Max Size:2cm Temp:18°C - 26°C pH:6.5 – 8.5

Stunning little fish with serious personality, perfect for a tiny tank with lots of plants. Males can be a bit territorial so should be provided with adequate area to set themselves up or kept with one or 2 females.. One of the smallest perch like fish in the world. Show their best colour on a dark substrate with a dark background and lots of hiding places.

Scarlet Badis

Licorice Gourami (Parosphomenus bintan) Max Size:4cm Temp:24°C -27°C pH:5.5 – 7.0

Stunning little fish perfect for a tiny community aquarium or a species only tank. Males have fantastic colouring when breeding. Can be quite shy so needs a tank with plenty of hiding places and plants. Likes slightly acidic water and thrives on live and frozen foods.

Licorice Gourami

Clown Striped Pleco (Peckoltia pulcher) Max Size:10cm Temp:24°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 8.0

Peaceful and pretty small pleco species perfect for a smaller tank, only growing to 10cm this pretty little fish will suit many community aquariums. Needs access to drift wood and feeding of algae or algar wafers to thrive, best kept on their own or in larger tanks in groups of 3 or more.

Clown stiped pleco

Tiger Pleco (Peckoltia vittata) Max Size:10cm Temp:22°C - 26°C pH:5.5 – 7.0

Stunning little striped pleco perfect for smaller community aquariums. Is more omnivorous than many pleco species so should be provided with feedings of meaty foods occasionally, is not a very good algae eater. Can become a bit territorial if kept in groups so best kept alone or with around 90cm² per fish.

Tiger Pleco

Zebra Hillstream Loach (Pseudogastromyzon fasciatus) Max Size:7cm Temp: 20°C - 24°C pH:6.5 – 8.0

Friendly active and interesting fish that does best in a tank with lots of current. Enjoys grazing on algae growing on smooth rocks in a high current zone. Is rather playful and entertaining to watch. They make good algae eaters and should be kept in groups of at least 3. Generally peaceful but can be a bit pushy in some situations

Zebra Hillstream Loach

Leopard Ctenopoma (Ctenopoma acutirostrae) Max Size: 20cm Temp: 23°C - 28°C pH: 6.0 – 7.5

An interesting and unusual fish that is not overly aggressive. It is a predator however and should not be housed with fish that can fit into its mouth (which is extremely large). Best kept singly or in groups of 3 or more, may become territorial but this can be dispersed with adequate hiding places and plants.

Leopard Ctenopoma

Moonlight Gourami (Trichopodus microlepis) Max Size:15cm Temp:24°C - 30°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Stunning addition to any larger community tank. Has a subtle but attractive colouration and extra long feelers that make it stand out in any tank. May be a bit skittish so best kept with similar sized fish that are not too boisterous, or fish that are small enough to eat. Besk in a group of 5 or more, or as a single specimen.

Moonlight Gourami

Keyhole Cichlid (Cleithracara maronii) Max Size:11cm Temp:21°C - 28°C pH:4.0 – 7.5

Friendly active and intelligent, these Cichlids are Extremely peaceful unless breeding and can be kept with fish smaller than them. They do well in a planted tank with schools of smaller fish to help draw them out. Males grow noticeably larger than the females.

Keyhole Cichlid

Upside Down Catfish (Synodontis nigriventris) Max Size: 10cm Temp: 24°C - 28°C pH:6.0 – 7.5

Strange fish that spends most of its time upside down, to the point its colouring is also upside down . Extremely peaceful should only be housed with other peaceful species as they may get bullied and become very shy Best kept in schools of 3 or more.

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