Goldfish
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History:
Goldfish are a type of soft-finned freshwater fish that is part of the minnow family. Goldfish are native to North America, Asia, Europe and many of the Oceanic countries. There are a multitude of different species of Goldfish ranging from plain common Goldfish to fancy Fantail and Lionhead Goldfish. Goldfish are one of the most popular children’s pets and are an excellent choice... Read more

Red Belly Piranha

History:
The Red Belly piranha is a predatory fish that is native to the rivers of South America, particularly the Amazon River. The Red Belly piranha is both one of the most popular carnivorous pet fish and one of the both popular types of tropical freshwater fish. Despite how popular media portrays them, Red Belly piranha are not extremely aggressive or ravenous. However, they are poten... Read more

Iridescent Shark

History:
Iridescent sharks are one of the most popular tropical fish owned by tropical fish hobbyists They are semi-predatory fish that are native to the rivers of Southern Asia, particularly in the Thailand area. Despite their shark-like appearance and large adult size, iridescent sharks are not part of the shark family; they are catfish.

Temperament:
Iridescent sharks are ... Read more

Betta Fish
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History:
Betta fish or Siamese Fight Fish are one of the most popular pet fish kept by children as they are usually kept individually in a small fish tank. Betta fish originally hail from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and parts of China. They live in shallow water and are often found living amongst the rice paddies. Betta fish have been kept as pets for over 800 years and domest... Read more

Walking Catfish

History:
Walking catfish are very unusual fish as they can survive out of water for several hours and can “walk” across the ground. They are fairly popular pet fish in some areas of the world and are a good choice for novice fish owners. Walking catfish are native to the Southern parts of Asia in areas such as Thailand, Burma, and Singapore. However, Walking catfish have become an invasive... Read more

Fire Eel

History:
The Fire eel is a predatory tropical freshwater fish that is native to the rivers of south Asia, particularly Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Borneo. Despite it’s name the fire eel is not actually an eel, instead it is an extremely long fish. Fire eels are relatively new to the pet trade, only becoming available as a pet in the early 1990s; however, du... Read more

Oscars

History:
Oscars are one of the most popular tropical fish owned by tropical fish hobbyists .They are semi-aggressive fish that are native to the rivers of South America and are most commonly seen in the Amazon basin, Brazil, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, and French Guiana.

Temperament:
Oscars are usually slow-moving fish; however, if they get excited or upset they can move surpri... Read more

Freshwater Aquarium Fish

Fish are an extremely popular pets as they are relatively easy to care for, do not require the daily commitment many other pets do and add a lot of beauty to a home. Most pet stores carry a wide selection of freshwater fish- both tropical freshwater and cold-water. There are hundreds of different types of freshwater fish that are sold in pet stores, some are best for experienced fish enthusiast... Read more