Tropical Fish Finder

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On this page, I want to talk about the different tropical fish that exist, both in freshwater and in seawater. I will show and discuss some examples. I am thinking especially of the aquarium enthusiasts who are sometimes looking for unique specimens.

Tropical Fish Finder – Tropical freshwater fish

There is an enormous number of tropical freshwater fish that can be divided into 25 categories. I will show you an example in each category.

Category 01: Algae Eaters: Hypostomus Plectomus gold strip

Hypostomus Plectomus gold strip* origin: South America / * living environment: water temperature of 20°-28° Celsius and a pH value of 6.5-8.0

* aquarium size: 60+ cm / * nutrition: soil dirt, granulate, algae, live food, frozen food


Category 02: Barbs: Puntius pentazona / Five Stripe Barbel

* origin: Asia (from the Cyprinidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 22°-27° Celsius and a pH value of 5.0-6.5

* aquarium size: 60+ cm (is usually located in the top-center of the aquarium) / * nutrition: granulate, live food, frozen food


Category 03: Botia: Chromobotia macracanthus (Clown Botia)

Chromobotia macracanthus (Clown Botia)* origin: Asia (from the Cobiditae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 22°-27° Celsius and a pH value of 6.0-7.5

* aquarium size: 150+ cm (is usually located at the bottom of the aquarium) / * nutrition: live food, granulate, frozen food


Category 04: Cichlids: Nimbochromis venustus / Malawicichlid venustus

Nimbochromis venustus / Malawicichlid venustus* origin: Africa (from the Cichlidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 22°-26° Celsius and a pH value of 7.0-8.0

* aquarium size: 110+ cm (is usually located in the bottom center of the aquarium) / * nutrition: live food, granulate, frozen food


Category 05: Corydoras: Corydoras Albino

Corydoras Albino* origin: South America (from the Callichthyidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 22°-26° Celsius and a pH value of 6.0-7.0

* aquarium size: 80+ cm (is usually located at the bottom of the aquarium) / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, granulate, frozen food, soil dirt


Category 06: Danio’s: Celestichthys margaritatus / Galaxy rasbora

Celestichthys margaritatus / Galaxy rasbora* origin: Asia (from the Cyprinidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 20°-25° Celsius and a pH value of 7.0-7.5

* aquarium size: 60+ cm (is usually located in the center of the aquarium) / * nutrition: live food, granulate, frozen food


Category 07: Discus Fish: Violet Discus Fish

Violet Discus Fish* origin: Amazon Region-Brazil, Colombia and Peru (from the Cichlidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 29°-30° Celsius and a pH value of 6.0-7.0

* aquarium size: depending on the number of discus fish / * nutrition: they mainly like frozen food


Category 08: Dwarf Cichlids: Apistogramma Macmasteri

Apistogramma Macmasteri* origin: South America (from the Cichlidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 24°-30° Celsius and a pH value of 6.0-7.0

* aquarium size: 100+ cm / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food


Category 09: Shrimps: Neocaridina dent.sinensis var.red / Cherry Shrimp

Cherry Shrimp* origin: Asia (from the Invertebrates family) / * living environment: water temperature of 20°-28° Celsius and a pH value of 6.5-7.5

* aquarium size: 60+ cm (is usually located at the bottom of the aquarium) / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food, granulate, algae, soil dirt


Category 10: Gobies: Brachygobius doriae / Bumblebee Goby

Bumblebee Goby* origin: Asia (this example comes from Indonesia) / * living environment: water temperature of 24°-30° Celsius and a pH value of 7.5-8.5

* aquarium size: 30+ gallons / * nutrition: flakes, live food, frozen food


Category 11: Gourami: Colisa lalia / Dwarf Gourami

Dwarf Gourami* origin: Asia (from the Anabantidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 20°-27° Celsius and a pH value of 6.5-7.0

* aquarium size: 80+ cm / * nutrition: live food, granulate, frozen food


Category 12: Guppies: Lebistes / Guppy man coral red

Guppy man coral red* origin: South America (from the Tooth Carp family) / * living environment: water temperature of 18°-25° Celsius and a pH value of 7.0-8.0

* aquarium size: 60+ cm / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food, granulate


Category 13: Shark-Like: Balantiocheilus melanopterus / Shark Fin Barbel

Shark Fin Barbel* origin: Asia (from the Cyprinidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 22°-27° Celsius and a pH value of 6.5-7.0

* aquarium size: 80+ cm / * nutrition: frozen food, granulate


Category 14: Labyrinth Fish: Betta splendens male super delta / Siamese fighting fish male super delta

Siamese fighting fish male super delta* origin: Asia (from the Osphronemidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 20°-29° Celsius and a pH value of 7.0-7.5

* aquarium size: 60+ cm / * nutrition: live food, frozen food, granulate


Category 15: L numbers & Ancistruses: Peckoltia vittata / L103-peckoltia vittata

L103-peckoltia vittata* origin: South America (from the Ancistruses family) / * living environment: water temperature of 20°-28° Celsius and a pH value of 6.0-7.5

* aquarium size: 80+ cm / * nutrition: live food, frozen food, plants, algae


Category 16: Angelfish: Pterophyllum scalare koi / Angelfish Koi

Angelfish Koi* origin: South America (from the cichlidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 24°-26° Celsius and a pH value of 6.5-7.5

* aquarium size: 90+ cm / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food, granulate


Category 17: Platies: Xiphophorus Maculatus Rainbow / Platy Rainbow

Platy Rainbow* origin: Central America (from the Poeciliidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 18°-25° Celsius and a pH value of 7.0-8.0

* aquarium size: 60+ cm / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food, granulate, soil dirt


Category 18: Rasbora: Rasbora hengeli

Rasbora hengeli* origin: Asia (from the Cyprinidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 24°-26° Celsius and a pH value of 5.5-6.5

* aquarium size: 60+ cm / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food, granulate


Category 19: Rainbow Fish: Melanotaenia Boesemani / Rainbow Salmon

Rainbow Salmon* origin: Asia (from the Melanoteaniidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 24°-30° Celsius and a pH value of 7.0-8.0

* aquarium size: 100+ cm / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food, granulate


Category 20: Predatory Fish: Pygocentrus Nattereri / Red-bellied Piranha

Red-bellied Piranha* origin: Asia (from the Serrasalmidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 24°-30° Celsius and a pH value of 6.0-7.5

* aquarium size: 100+ cm / * nutrition: live food, black and red mosquito larvae


Category 21: Snails: Neritina Turrita / Turrita Snail

Turrita Snail* origin: Asia (from the Racing Snail family) / * living environment: water temperature of 18°-25° Celsius and a pH value of 6.5-7.5

* aquarium size: 60+ cm / * nutrition: algae, granulate


Category 22: Tetra: Paracheirodon axelrodi euro / Cardinal Tetra

Cardinal Tetra* origin: South America (from the Omnivores family) / * living environment: water temperature of 23°-26° Celsius and a pH value of 6.5-7.0

* aquarium size: 80+ cm / * nutrition: live food, frozen food, granulate


Category 23: Salmon: Phenacogrammus Interuptus / Congo Salmon

Congo Salmon* origin: South Africa (from the Characidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 23°-26° Celsius and a pH value of 6.0-7.5

* aquarium size: 100+ cm / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food, granulate


Category 24: Sword Carriers: Xiphophorus Helleri / Sword Carrier Pineapple

Sword Carrier Pineapple* origin: Central America (from the Poeciliidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 22°-27° Celsius and a pH value of 7.0-8.0

* aquarium size: 60+ cm / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food, granulate, algae


Category 25: Other Fish: Poecilia latipinna black / Black molly

Black molly* origin: South America (from the Poeciliidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 20°-28° Celsius and a pH value of 7.0-8.0

* aquarium size: 80+ cm / * nutrition: black and red mosquito larvae, live food, frozen food, granulate, algae

Tropical Fish Finder – Top 10 saltwater fish

If you want to start with a saltwater aquarium but do not yet have enough knowledge, it is better to start with easy-to-keep fish. These fish really don’t demand anything special and are still fun to keep and especially to look at. Following are the top 10 fishing for beginners.

Saltwater Fish 01: Clownfish (Amphiprion Ocellaris) (remember “Finding Nemo“…)

Clownfish* origin: Indian Ocean, Red Sea and Western Pacific Ocean (from the Pomacentridae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 23°-26° Celsius

* aquarium size: 70+ liter


Saltwater Fish 02: Blue Surgeonfish (Paracanthurus Hepatus)

Blue Surgeonfish* origin: Around Japan, Indian Ocean, East coast of Africa and around the Great Barrier Reef (from the Acanthuridae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 22°-26° Celsius

* aquarium size: 500+ liter


Saltwater Fish 03: Salarias Fasciatus

Salarias Fasciatus* origin: Tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans (from the Blenniidae family) / * living environment: water temperature of 22°-26° Celsius

* aquarium size: 300+ liter


Saltwater Fish 04: Yellow Surgeonfish (Zebrasoma Flavescens)

Yellow Surgeonfish* origin: Close to coral reefs and shallow coastal waters of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, including around Hawaii and east of Japan (from the Acanthuridae family)

* living environment: water temperature of 22°-26° Celsius / * aquarium size: 350+ liter


Saltwater Fish 05: Jewel Cardinal Perch (Pterapogon Kauderni)

Jewel Cardinal Perch* origin: Banggai Islands of Indonesia (from the Apogonidae family)

* living environment: water temperature of 18°-24° Celsius / * aquarium size: 300+ liter


Saltwater Fish 06: Red Dwarf Emperor (Centropyge Loricula)

Red Dwarf Emperor* origin: On coral reefs and along the coastline in the Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef, New Guinea, Guam, Philippines, Cook Islands, and Hawaiian Islands (from the Pomacanthidae family)

* living environment: water temperature of 22°-26° Celsius / * aquarium size: 200+ liter


Saltwater Fish 07: Gramma Loreto

Gramma Loreto* origin: Western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea (from the Grammatidae family)

* living environment: water temperature of 22°-26° Celsius / * aquarium size: 200+ liter


Saltwater Fish 08: Blue Mandarin pit fish (Pterosynchiropus Splendens)

Blue Mandarin pit fish* origin: West of the Pacific (from the Callionymidae family)

* living environment: water temperature of 24°-28° Celsius / * aquarium size: 100+ liter


Saltwater Fish 09: Yellow Lip Fish (Halichoeres Chrysus)

Yellow Lip Fish* Origin: Australia and Bali (from the Labridae family)

* living environment: water temperature of 22°-26° Celsius / * aquarium size: 300+ liter


Saltwater Fish 10: Large Lionfish (Pterois Volitans)

Large Lionfish* origin: East Africa, Indonesia, Japan, Australia (from the Scorpaenidae family)

* living environment: water temperature of 22°-26° Celsius / * aquarium size: 300-700  liter

Finally

With this list and commentary on some tropical freshwater and saltwater fish, I hope you have gained a little knowledge. So you see that there are an enormous number of types that are then subdivided. If you plan to fish for it, you already know where to go. Good luck to everyone.


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