CICHLIDS  (sick-lids)

Those looking to add color to an aquarium need to look no further than African cichlids.

Their bright colors and social lifestyle make them an ideal way to liven up a tank. These are an incredibly diverse group of fish. Each species has its own pattern and coloration, so there is one to suit everybody. They are very active fish. Whenever they sense movement outside of the tank, they will follow it in the hope that they are about to be fed. Another thing to consider is their aggression. They can be territorial at times, especially when mating, which can lead to the death of weaker fish in the tank.

GLO FISH

The most dazzling fluorescent fish for the most amazing aquarium.

GloFish® fluorescent fish are born brilliant! They are not painted, injected, or dyed. They inherit their harmless, lifelong color from their parents. They get their stunning color from a fluorescence gene and are best viewed under blue light. Great for any home, office, or classroom, these fun little fluorescent fish are perfect for hobbyists and beginners alike.

TETRAS

With over 150 different and unique tetra species, fishkeepers of every experience level can find a variety to enjoy. And due to their hardiness and easiness of care, they are suitable for almost any kind of tank setup. Tetras are small, active, beautiful fishes that can make a wonderful addition to a lively, peaceful community setup. Alternatively, a tank containing several different species of tetra can rival the impact made by one feature fish. For example, schools of brightly colored neon, diamond head, and rainbow tetra flitting through vivid green aquatic plants create an awesome eye-catching display.

 

PLECOS

So many cool kinds to choose from.

Bristlenose Plecos (sometimes called the Bushy Nose Pleco or Bristlenose Catfish) are incredibly unique and fun creatures that are quite popular in freshwater tanks. With their unique appearance and penchant for keeping algae at bay, Bristlenose Plecos (Ancistrus Cirrhosus in the Loricariidae family) are a great addition to any aquarium. They’re particularly popular among novice fish owners. These little critters are very easy to care for and can help improve the quality of the tank. Plus, they’re fun to watch! Some kinds of plecos that we carry in-store are as follows: Golden Vampire, Snowball Pleco, King Tiger Pleco, Orange Seam Pleco, Gold Nugget, clown Pleco, Super red Bushynose, Long Fin Gold Bnose, Blue Eye BNose, and more.  Call the store for an updated inventory.

 

Bristlenose Pleco

 

 

 

CORY CATFISH

Often found in shoals in large community tanks, they are beautiful additions that bring personality to the lower levels of the tank. Cory catfish are petite: between one and four inches in length. Because they are small and graze at the bottom of the tank, they don’t get in the way of quicker, larger fish in other regions. They are not aggressive and pose no threat to smaller fish. Cory catfish suck up food with their mouths and will not bite other fish intentionally or by accident. They are social in nature and are happiest when kept with at least three members of the same species.

FANCY GOLDFISH

Long, flowing fins, amazing color patterns, and prominent features make them a very popular fish for aquariums, smaller ponds, and water gardens.
It’s this variety that attracts most people to them because you can pick your own personal favorite. They look different from most other fish, so they get chosen over the less distinctive slim-bodied goldfish varieties. They’re peaceful and slow-swimming so you don’t need to worry about your other fish, you only need to consider if their tank mates are aggressive enough to attack them. If you’re going to get some fancies, you need to be prepared to regularly clean the tank to help prevent illnesses.

 

 

 

 

GUPPIES

Guppies are one of the most popular fish in the aquarium hobby because of their brilliant colors, lively personalities, and ease of breeding. Guppies are one of the easiest freshwater fish to take care of. They are very hardy and can tolerate a wide range of water parameters. You'll just need to keep your fish tank clean, maintain the ideal water parameters and feed high-quality food to keep guppies successfully in your aquarium

LOACHES

So many cool kinds to choose from.

Loaches are a fun addition to any tropical freshwater aquarium. Generally, they are peaceful scavengers that spend their time rooting about for tidbits of food on the bottom. Many loach species actually prefer to be kept in schools, and some species will literally pine away with loneliness if kept alone. Popular loaches that we usually have in stock are Clown Loach, Kuhli Loach, Horseface Loach, Weather Loach, and Yoyo Loach.

 

Clown Loach

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARBS

TIGER, CHERRY, ODESSA, GREEN, ALBINO OH MY!

Barbs are lively, hardy, and colorful fish in the minnow family Cyprinidae. They are all schooling fish that do best if kept in groups of at least five or more, so keep that in mind when considering tank size for these fish. Because barbs are so active, tank mates should only be species that can tolerate boisterous companions. Long-finned fish, in particular, are usually not the best tank mates for some, such as the tiger barb. However, selective breeding has produced long-fin varieties of many barb species, including the tiger barb! The following barb species overviews will help you choose one that is right for you.

 

PLATIES/MOLLIES/SWORDTAILS

LIVEBEARERING COMMUNITY FISH

Three of the most popular aquarium fish, the Swordtails, Mollies, and Platies, share similar needs and behaviors in the aquarium. These fish are relatively small, hardy, peaceful, and are available in a huge variety of colour forms, making them an ideal aquarium fish.  All livebearers share a common trait: they reproduce by producing well-developed live young. The fact that they bear live young isn't the only reason aquarium enthusiasts finds them so desirable. They are also prized for their hardiness, their ability to adapt to a variety of habitats, and their attractive coloration