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 (, this is the best referance available.
  • Use the fishbase: site ( 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 NameFamily Order, Scientific Name



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