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Our Fish

Tetras

Tetras are the true rainbow fish of the freshwater species. With colors ranging all over the spectrum and around 150 species, tetras exhibit a lot of variation. They range from chubby to slim, spotted to striped, multi-colored to neon. These freshwater fish are quite the swimmers, and they prefer to do so in the middle of the tank. Tetras are social so be sure to have a school of them in your tank.

Some of the stock we keep are as follows:

  • Neon Tetras
  • Cardinal Tetras
  • Serpae Tetras
  • Glowlight Tetra
  • Black Neon Tetra
  • Rummy-Nose Tetra
  • Gold Phantom Tetra
  • Black Phantom Tetra
  • Colombian Tetra
  • Black Widow Tetra
  • White Tip Tetra
  • X-Ray Tetra
  • Ghost Tetra
  • Kerri Tetra
  • Super Blue Kerri Tetra
  • Flame Tetra
  • Head and Tail Tetra
  • Emperor Tetra
  • Black Emperor Tetra
  • Lemon Tetra

Cichlids

Cichlids are rather deep-bodied and have one nostril (rather than the usual two) on each side of the head. The lateral line is discontinuous, and there are three or more anal spines. They generally have rounded tails and, though sizable for aquarium fishes, usually do not grow longer than about 30 cm. In many species, the rear edges of the dorsal and anal fins are pointed and the pelvic fins are elongated. Depending on the species, cichlids range from vegetarian to carnivorous.

Some of the stock we keep are as follows:

  • Angelfish
  • Discus Fish
  • Electric Blue Cichlid/ Ram
  • German Blue Cichlid/ Ram
  • Cockatoo Cichlid
  • Peacock Cichlid
  • Malawi’s
  • Oscar Cichlid
  • Jack Dempsey Cichlid

Catfish

The term catfish is used very broadly in the aquarium industry, and describes a number of bottom-dwelling, scavenger-type fish.

Some types that we keep in stock are:

Cories – Panda, Pepper, Bronze, Metea, Sterbia

Plecostomus – Bristlenose Pleco, Sailfin Pleco, Snowball (Inspector Pleco), Royal Pleco, Veil Tail Ancistrus Pleco , Blue Eye Lemon Ancistrus Pleco

Otocinclus: Sometimes called the “dwarf sucker fish”, otos are my favorite algae eaters and they are appropriate for any tank over ten gallons.

Any time you add bottom feeders or algae eaters to your tank you want to be sure to feed sinking pellets and algae wafers. While they can and will scavenge food and algae on their own, supplementing their diet ensures they are getting the proper nutrition.

Livebearers

Some of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish are livebearers. Instead of laying eggs, they give birth to tiny versions of themselves.

Some of the stock that we keep:

  • Guppies
  • Platies
  • Swordtails
  • Endlers
  • Mollies

The Best Shrimp for Freshwater Tanks

There are many different species of freshwater shrimp to consider for your tank, but some of them are better suited to aquarium life than others – there are also certain species which are more readily available in the aquarium trade.

Some of the stock that we keep:

  • Red Cherry Shrimp
  • Orange Pumpkin Shrimp
  • Black Shrimp
  • Wild Type / Glass Shrimp
  • Crystal Shrimp
  • Dream Blue Shrimp

Aquatic Plants

Aquatic plants are plants that have adapted to living in aquatic environments (saltwater or freshwater). They are also referred to as hydrophytes or macrophytes. A macrophyte is an aquatic plant that grows in or near water and is either emergent, submergent, or floating. In lakes and rivers macrophytes provide cover for fish and substrate for aquatic invertebrates, produce oxygen, and act as food for some fish and wildlife.

Some of the stock we keep:

  • Rotala Macrandra
  • Echinodorus Parviflorus Tropica
  • Echinodorus Peniculatus
  • Echinodorus Decumbens
  • Cryptocoryne Becketii
  • Hemianthus Micranthemoides
  • Rotala Wallichi
  • Anubias Barteri
  • Aponogeton Crispus