Common Fish Names Beginning With F

Cyphotilapia frontosa
Frontosa. Guerin Nicolas

Common Fish With the Letter "F"

  • Fairy Cichlid  - Neolamprologus brichardi: This fish will entertain you with its interesting social interaction. They build a thriving colony that can grab that will occupy your attention for hours with their antics. 
  • False Bumblebee Catfish - Leiocassis stenomus: The bumblebee catfish displays vibrant coloring. When it comes out of its hole to scavenge for food, it can be amusing, burying its head in a substrate to get a snack.
  • Fathead Bichir - Polypterus weeksii: This fish gets its name from its large head. While it's relatively peaceful, it will eat smaller fish, so it should only be kept with larger, heartier tankmates.
  • Feather-Barbel Catfish - Opsodoras stubelii: A barbel on a fish is a thin, sensory organ like a whisker near the mouth. It's used to find food and also contains the taste buds.
  • Featherfin - Hemigrammus unilineatus: Native to the White Nile, Volta and Niger Rivers and the Chad Basin, this fish is prized by hobbyists because of its high fin that looks like a feather. The fish makes a squeaking noise to communicate.
  • Featherfin Synodontis - Synodontis eupterus: This fish likes a sandy bottom with crevices to hide and requires a tank of 50 gallons or more.
  • Festivum - Mesonauta festivus: Festivum are very picky when it comes to choosing a mate. Once they do find a partner, they will be faithful to their mate for life.
  • Fighting Loach - Nemacheilus notostigma: Clown Loaches will flick their tails at each other, engage in mouth-to-mouth combat which looks like kissing, and chasing each other to establish dominance.
  • Figure Eight Pufferfish - Figure Eight Puffer: Puffers like to explore and like complex decor with an intricate layout along with lots of room to swim. If a puffer is pacing along the glass, he's likely bored! These are very personable and interactive fish, and they will grow to recognize you -- especially when you have food!

More Fish With the Letter "F"

  • Filament Tetra - Bryconaethiops microstoma
  • Fingerfish - Monodactylus argenteus
  • Fire Eel - Mastacembelus erythrotaenia
  • Fire Stingray - Potamotrygon henlei
  • Fire Tail - Epalzeorhynchus bicolor
  • Firemouth Cichlid - Thorichthys meeki
  • Fire-Tailed Gudgeon - Hypseleotris galii
  • Five-Banded Barb - Barbus pentazona
  • Five-Bar Cichlid - Neolamprologus tretocephalus
  • Five-Spot African Cichlid - Thysochromis ansorgii
  • Flag Cichlid - Laetacara curviceps
  • Flag-Tailed Catfish - Dianema urostriata
  • Flag-Tailed Corydoras - Corydoras robineae
  • Flame Tetra - Hyphessobrycon flammeus
  • Flat-Whiskered Catfish - Pinirampus pirinampu
  • Florida Gar - Lepisosteus platyrhincus
  • Fly River Rainbowfish - Melanotaenia sexlineata
  • Flying Fox - Epalzeorhynchus kallopterus
  • Fly-Speckled Hardyhead - Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum
  • Fork Tailed Lamprologus - Neolamprologus furcifer
  • Four-Barred Tigerfish - Datnioides quadrifasciatus
  • Four-Eyes - Anableps anableps
  • Four-Spine Cichlid - Neolamprologus tetracanthus
  • Four-Stripe Julie - Julidochromis regani
  • Freiberg's Peacock - Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
  • Freiberg's Peacock Cichlid - Aulonocara jacobfreibergi
  • Freidrichsthal's Cichlid - "Cichlasoma" freidrichsthalii
  • Freshwater Barracuda - Ctenolucius hujeta
  • Freshwater Bat Fish- Myxocyprinus asiaticus
  • Freshwater Moray Eel - Echidna rhodochilus
  • Freshwater Ray - Potamotrygon hystrix
  • Frogmouth Catfish - Chaca chaca
  • Frontosa Cichlid - Cyphotilapia frontosa