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This page will give a completely detailed profile of the selected fish, from A to Z. The profiled fish will be chosen randomly by Badman, and will come from the complete genre of tropical fish. New profiles are added on a regular basis. If you would like to submit a profile for the site please contact me. Don't forget to let us know you experiences with this fish by filling out the


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 Snakeskin Barb

Indian Glass Fish


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    Some notes on the Profiles:

  • Common name: This is the name usually used in the aquarium trade Many species go by a number of common names. Use the scientific name as the final guide to identifying your fish.
  • Scientific name: All fish are assigned a two-part scientific name. As the relationships between species are revised, new scientific names are sometimes assigned. The scientific names used for each species were correct at the time of writing, but are may not be the most current.
  • Fish Size: Almost all the sizes quoted come from the fishbase site (www.fishbase.org), this is the best referance available.
  • Use the fishbase: site (www.fishbase.org) to find the current valid scientific name of a species. Where the scientific name has changed recently, or where an incorrect synonym is still in common use, this synonym is provided in brackets

Profiled Fish

Alphabetical Order / Family Order, Common Name / Family Order, Scientific Name

Cichlids
Scientific
Common
Aequidens pulcher Blue Acara
Aequidens rivulatus Green Terror
Amatitlania (Archocentrus) nigrofasciata Convict
Amphilophus labiatum Red devil
Apistogramma bitaeniata Banded Dwarf Cichlid, Two-Stripe Apisto
Apistogramma borelli Umbrella Cichlid
Apistogramma cacatuoides Cockatoo Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma eunotus Blue Cheek Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma nijsseni Panda Cichlid, Nijssen's Dwarf Cichlid
Apistogramma trifasciata Three-Striped Dwarf Cichlid
Astronotus ocellatus Oscar
Aulonocara baenschi Sunshine Peacock
Cleithracara maronii Keyhole Cichlid
Copadichromis borleyi Redfin kandango
Cyphotilapia frontosa Frontosa
Geophagus surinamensis Red Striped Eartheater
Heros efasciatus Severum
Herotilapia multispinosa Rainbow Cichlid
Hybrid species Flower Horn Fish
Labidochromis caeruleus Electric Yellow Labidochromis
Melanochromis auratus Auratus
Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Electric Blue Maingano
Mesonauta festivus Festivum
Metriaclima callainos (Maylandia zebra) Zebra cichlid
Mikrogeophagus ramirezi Ram
Neolamprologus brichardi Fairy Cichlid
Neolamprologus caudopunctatus Caudopunctatus
Nimbochromis venustus Giraffe Cichlid
Pelvicachromis pulcher Kribensis
Pseudotropheus elongatus-ornatus Pseudotropheus ornatus
Pterophyllum scalare Angelfish
Rocio octofasciata,(Cichlasoma octofasciatum) Jack Dempsey
Satanoperca jurupari Eartheater
Symphysodon aequifasciata Discus
Thorichthys (Cichlasoma) meeki Firemouth
Uaru amphiacanthoides Uaru
Xystichromis phytophagus Christmas Fulu cichlid

 

Livebearers
Scientific
Common
Dermogenys pusilla Wrestling Halfbeak
Girardinus metallicus Metallic Livebearer, Metallic Topminnow
Neoheterandria elegans Elegant poeciliid, Tiger Teddy
Poecilia latipinna, Poecilia sphenops Black Molly (and other mollies)
Poecilia parae Para Molly
Poecilia reticulata Guppy
Xiphophorus maculatus Platy
Xiphophorus hellerii Swordtail
Zoogoneticus tequila Tequila fish, Tequila Splitfin

 

Tetras (Characoidei)
Scientific
Common
Anostomus anostomus Anostomus
Aphyocharax rathbuni Green Fire Tetra
Carnegiella strigata Marbled Hatchet
Chalceus macrolepidotus Pinktail Chalceus
Colossoma macropomum Black-finned Pacu
Hasemania nana Silver-tipped Tetra
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi Black Neon Tetra
Hyphessobrycon megalopterus Black Phantom Tetra
Gasteropelecus sternicla Silver Hatchet
Gymnocorymbus ternetzi Blackskirt (Goldskirt) Tetra
Hemigrammus erthrozonus Glowlight Tetra
Hemigrammus rhodostomus Rummy Nose Tetra
Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma Bleeding Heart Tetra
Hyphessobrycon pulchripinnis Lemon Tetra
Hyphessobrycon serpae Serpae Tetra
Hyphessobrycon sweglesi Red Phantom Tetra
Iguanodectes spilurus Slender Tetra
Leporinus fasciatus Banded Leporinus
Metynnis argenteus Silver Dollar
Moenkhausia pittieri Diamond Tetra
Nematobrycon palmeri Emperor Tetra
Paracheirodon axelrodi Cardinal Tetra
Paracheirodon innesi Neon Tetra
Phenacogrammus interruptus Congo Tetra
Prionobrama filigera Glass Bloodfin Tetra
Pristella maxillaris Pristella Tetra
Pygocentrus nattereri Red-Bellied Piranha
Thayeria boehlkei Penguin Fish

 

Barbs, Danios and Rasbora (Cyprinids)
Scientific
Common
Balantiocheilos melanopterus Bala Shark
Barbus eutaenia Orangefin Barb
Boraras maculatus Dwarf Rasbora
Crossocheilus siamensis Siamese Algae Eater
Danio albolineatus Pearl Danio
Danio choprae Glowlight Danio
Danio erythromicron (Microrasbora erythromicron) Emerald Dwarf Rasbora
Danio margaritatus (Celestichthys margaritatus) Celestial Pearl Danio, Galaxy rasbora
Danio nigrofasciatus Dwarf Danio, Dwarf Spotted Danio
Danio rerio Glofish
Danio rerio Zebra Danio
Danio roseus Purple Passion Danio
Devario aequipinnatus Giant Danio
Epalzeorhynchos bicolor Red-Tailed Black Shark
Epalzeorhynchos frenatum Red-Finned Shark (Rainbow Shark)
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri Chinese Algae Eater
Jordanella floridae American Flag Fish
Parambassis ranga Indian Glass Fish
Puntius arulius Arulius Barb
Puntius conchonius Rosy Barb
Puntius denisoni Denison Barb, Red Line Torpedo Barb
Puntius filamentosus Filament Barb
Puntius johorensis Striped Barb
Puntius lateristriga Tee Barb
Puntius rhomboocellatus Rhomb Barb, Rhombo Barb, Round-Banded Barb, Snakeskin Barb.
Puntius tetrazona Tiger Barb
Sawbwa resplendens Asian Rummynose
Tanichthys albonubes White Cloud
Trigonostigma hengeli Glowlight Rasbora, Hengel Rasbora.
Trigonostigma heteromorpha Harlequin Rasbora

 

Anabantids
Scientific
Common
Betta splendens Betta
Colisa chuna, Colisa sota Honey Gourami
Colisa fasciata Banded Gourami
Colisa lalia Dwarf Gourami
Ctenopoma acutirostre Spotted Climbing Perch
Helostoma temmincki Kissing Gourami
Macropodus opercularis Paradise Fish
Trichogaster leeri Pearl Gourami
Trichopsis pumila Sparkling Gourami
Trichogaster trichopterus Opaline Gourami

 

Loach
Common
Scientific
Acanthocobitis botia Zipper Loach
Acanthopsis choirorhynchus Horsefaced Loach
Beaufortia kweichowensis Butterfly Hillstream Loach
Botia almorhae Yo yoLoach
Botia kubotai Angelicus Botia Loach
Botia modesta Blue Loach
Botia striata Zebra Loach
Chromobotia macracanthus Clown Loach
Misgurnus anguillicaudatus Dojo, Weather loach
Pangio kuhlii Kuhli Loach
Psuedogastromyzon cheni Cheni Loach
Schistura Mahnerti Burmese Border Loach
Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki Chain Loach
Yunnanilus cruciatus Hovering Zebra Loach, Vietnamese Multi Banded Zebra Loach, Mottled Loach

 

Rainbows and similar species
Common
Scientific
Bedotia geayi Madagascan Rainbow
Glossolepis incisus Red Irian Rainbowfish
Iriatherina werneri Threadfin rainbowfish
Marosatherina ladigesi Celebes Rainbow
Melanotaenia boesemani Boesemani Rainbowfish
Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi Axelrodi Rainbow
Melanotaenia lacustris Lake Kutubu Rainbowfish (Turquoise Rainbow)
Melanotaenia maccullochi Dwarf Rainbow
Melanotaenia praecox Dwarf Neon Rainbowfish
Pseudomugil gertrudae Spotted Blue-eye

 

Catfish
Common
Scientific
Acanthicus adonis Adonis - L155 Pleco
Ancistrus temminckii Bristlenose Pleco
Baryancistrus sp. (L142) Snowball Pleco
Baryancistrus sp. (L047) Magnum Pleco, Mango Pleco
Baryancistrus sp. (L177), (L081), (L018/85) Gols Nugget Pleco
Brachyrhamdia meesi Mees' Pimelodid
Brochis multiradiatus Hognosed brochis, Brochis Cory Cat
Corydoras adolfoi Adolph's Cory
Corydoras aeneus Bronze Catfish
Corydoras arcuatus Skunk Cory
Corydoras panda Panda Cory
Corydoras pygmaeus Pygmy Cory
Farlowella acus (SP) Farlowella Cats
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri Chinese Algae Eater
Hara jerdoni Anchor Catfish, Asian Moth Catfish, Asian Stone Cat, Mini Moth Catfish
Hemiancistrus subviridis (L200) Green Phantom Pleco
Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus Knob Nose Whiptail Catfish, Knobnose Whiptail Catfish, Pinocchio Whiptail Catfish
Horabagrus brachysoma Sun Catfish
Hypostomus plecostomus Common Pleco
Ictalurus punctatus Channel Catfish
Liosomadoras oncinus Jaguar Catfish
Malapterurus electricus Electric Catfish
Mystus leucophasis Giant Black Upside Down Asian Catfish
Otocinclus sp. Oto Cat
Panaqolus albomaculatus (Panaque albomaculatus) Mustard Spot Pleco, LDA031, Orange Spot Plec
Panaqolus maccus (Panaque maccus) Clown Pleco
Parotocinclus maculicauda Red Fin Dwarf Pleco
Pimelodus pictus Pictus Cat
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (L083 & L165) Sailfin Pleco
Sciades seemanni (Arius seemani) Columbian Shark
Synodontis contractus Big-nosed Upside Down Catfish, Bugeye Squeaker, Bug Eyed Squeaker
Synodontis euptera Featherfin Squeaker
Synodontis frontosus Sudan Squeaker
Synodontis multipunctata Cuckoo Catfish
Synodontis notata Domino Synodontis, Domino Syno, Onespot Squeaker, One-spot Synodontis

 

Miscellaneous species and inverts.
Common
Scientific
Ambystoma mexicanum Ajolote, Axolotl, Mexican Salamander, Mudpuppy
Anableps anableps Anableps
Apteronotus albifrons Black Ghost Knife
Badis badis Badis Badis
Brachygobius xanthozona Bumble Bee Goby
Caridina multidentata (Caridina japonica) Amano Algae Eating Shrimp
Carinotetraodon travancoricus Dwarf Puffer
Channa bleheri Asiatic Snakehead, Rainbow Snakehead, Smooth-Breasted Snakehead
Chitala chitala Clown-Knife Fish
Erpetoichthys calabaricus Reedfish / Ropefish
Gnathonemus petersi Elephantnose
Gobioides broussonnetii Dragon Goby, Dragon Fish
Humanicus fishicus strangeicus Limpit Fish
Hymenochirus Sp. African Dwarf Frog
Jordanella floridae American Flag Fish
Mastacembelus armatus Tire-Track Eel
Mastacembelus erythrotaenia Fire Eel
Monodactylus argenteus Mono, Silver Mono, Silver Moonfish, Silver Moony
Neocaridina denticulata sinensis? Cherry Red Shrimp
Osteoglossum bicirrhosum Arowana
Palaeomonetes species Ghost Shrimp
Pantodon buchholzi Butterfly Fish
Parambassis ranga Indian Glass Fish
Periophthalmus argentilineatus Mudskipper
Perisesarma bidens Red Claw Crab
Polypterus senegalus Senegal (Cuvier) bichir
Pomacea bridgesii Apple Snail
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black Crappie
Procatopus aberrans Blue Green Lampeye, Bluegreen Lampeye
Scatophagus argus Scat
Scleropages jardini Jardini Arowana
Stigmatogobius sadanundio Knight Goby
Tateurndina ocellicauda Peacock Gudgeon
Tetraodon lineatus Fahaka Puffer
Tetraodon mbu Mbu Puffer
Tetraodon nigroviridis Green Puffer
Toxotes jaculatrix Archer Fish
Xenopus laevis, etc. African Clawed Frog

 

 

 

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