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Freshwater fish include some of the most beautiful creatures on earth. These fish are very popular because they are easy to care for and maintain. They are also known as tropical aquarium fish. There are over 30,000 different types of freshwater fish species. They come in many shapes and sizes. Some are colorful, while others are plain. Most freshwater pet fish do not require much maintenance. They need water changes every two weeks or so and should be fed once a day. They are also very colorful, making them popular pets. 

Fish are interesting creatures that come in many shapes and sizes. Some are colorful while others are plain white or black. There are many types of tropical fish species that live in freshwater. These include catfish, goldfish, guppies, koi, minnows, platys, and tetras.

A diverse freshwater fish tank gives you a window into the aquatic world. We want to give you the inspiration you need to get started. Which fish do you choose to keep in your best freshwater aquarium?

Species of Freshwater fish have better survival skills than saltwater marine fishes because of their ability to survive without salt. They have more efficient kidney systems to get rid of excess salt.

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Angelfish are fish that are found in both fresh and saltwater. They are usually brightly colored and have large eyes. They are also known as the king of the aquarium because of their size and beauty.

Angelfish are peaceful fish that make good introductions to other peaceful cichlids. They are very easy to breed in captivity. Their parents raise their fry for about two months after hatching.

Angelfish are popular pets that are easy to care for. They are often kept in bowls or small tanks. Their long tails make them look like ladies’ dresses. They should never be kept in bowls or small aquariums. They need large aquariums with lots of underwater plants.

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Bettas are very easy to care for. You should not keep more than one in a tank. They need to come up to the surface for air every few minutes. Cleaning the water is important because they can get sick if there is dirt or algae in the water.

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Plecos are helpful fish. They will eat algae if you have a problem with it. They should be kept in a tank with lots of rocks and gravel. They need to be kept around 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Cardinal tetras add color to tanks.

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These beautiful fish are called Tetras. Their colors are blue, red, yellow, green, orange, purple, pink, white, black, brown, or grey. They are cold-blooded vertebrates and they breathe air. They eat plants and algae. 

These fish stand out in the most beautiful way when they’re paired with Java Ferns and other low-light plants. 

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Sumatran Clown Lizards are brightly colored while Bornean Clown Lizards are black. Both species have no scales on their heads. Clown Lizards are ideal tankmates with other loaches but are also compatible with cichlids.

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South American cichlids are some of the most popular tropical freshwater fishes. There are many different types of cichlids that come from Africa. If you are keeping different types of Cichlid species together, make sure the tank is big enough for them to stay away from each other.

Cichlids are very aggressive fish that need to be kept in groups. They are also territorial. They are great for small aquariums because they are easy to care for.

Cichlids are colorful fish that are easy to care for. They are also very active and fun to watch. They are great additions to any aquarium.

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Corys are colorful fish that come in many different colors. They are usually found in community aquariums. They get along well with other fish like tetras and rasboras. They eat algae and nitrate-rich foods.

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Discus are peaceful fish that love to swim together in groups. They are very sensitive to changes to the water quality and require regular water changes. They are not territorial but bullies can bully other fish for food and space. 

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Sparkling gourami is one of the smallest gouramis. They are very colorful and bright. Their colors are mostly neon blue and yellow. They have some black spots and stripes. They are kept in freshwater tanks.

Dwarf gourami is a hardy fish that can be kept in a 10-gallon aquarium. They thrive in a tank with a temperature above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Goldfish are very popular pets. They are easy to care for and require minimal maintenance. They are known for being friendly and docile.

Goldfish are fish that come in many colors. They grow fast and eat algae. Most goldfish are kept in bowls, but some are kept in tanks. Goldfish live about two years. Some goldfish have tails and others don’t.

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Guppies are temperate fish, and their maximum water temperature should never exceed 72 degrees Fahrenheit. Their colorful appearance makes them very attractive to children. Guppies are easy to care for and make excellent community fish. They should be kept in groups ranging from five to ten.

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Rasboras are social fish that like to play together. They are easily cared for and are suitable for beginners. They prefer dark environments with lots of plants and moss. Java Ferns and Cryptocoryne are great low-light plants.

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Killifish are social and get along with other small fish. There are many different types of killifish, but most people know them by their common name, Mummichog.

Aquarium killifish are beautiful tropical fish that are easy to care for. There are many different kinds of them, and they’re colorful. They love low-light conditions and need a 20-gallon tank with shady plants. Blue and red lyretails are especially popular among aquarium owners.

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Kuhli Loaches are cute tiger-striped fish. They are very active and playful. They love to swim around and play with each other. They eat insects, worms, snails, and algae. They need a lot of space to grow.

Loaches are freshwater fish that are great for beginners. They are also very easy to care for. They are known to eat almost anything, including plants and other fish. Loaches are often used as an alternative to goldfish.

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Otocinclus are a great alternative to Plecos if you don’t have enough room for one. These fish grow up to two inches long. They are bottom dwellers and need a soft substrate that won’t cut their fins. They also need lots of rocks and plants to help them hide.

Pearl-colored fish are very pretty. They clean algae out of your tank. They’re also great algae cleaners.

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Pictus Catfish are cute little fish that are quite friendly. They are known for being very social, and they love to swim together in groups. They will stay in shoals, and they will eat algae if there isn’t enough food available. A large aquarium is needed to house them.

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Sharks are cold-blooded creatures that need warm water to survive. They are usually found in tropical waters, but some species can be found in colder climates as well. These sharks are often kept as pets because they are docile and easy to care for.

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Tiger barbs are playful fish. They are usually silver with orange fins and a black band. They love to play around and get into trouble. They bite at the fins of other fish. They are also known for being aggressive towards other fish.

Tiger Barb is a very aggressive fish and should be kept alone.

These rowdy little guys get together well with other barbs.

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Shoals are fish that live in groups. They prefer to live in water that is around 65°F. They can be found in ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, and even swimming pools. Shoals are great companions for other fish.

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