A Helpful List of Aquarium Fish Species by Common Name

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A complete alphabet of all the fish species in the world would have at least 27,300 items, and those are just the official names. Many fish—especially popular varieties for aquariums—also have any number of nicknames. For example, the Corydorus matae, or Bandit Cory, is also known as a Bandit Catfish, Masked Cory, Meta River Catfish, and Rio Meta Cory. The following—obviously partial— list includes many popular aquarium fish, from A to Z.

A

Adolfo's Cory
Adonis Tetra
African Peacock Cichlid
Angel Fish
Archerfish
Atlantic Mudskipper
Auratus
Australian Rainbowfish
Azureus Chiclid

B

Bandit Cory
Barb - Gold
Barb - Rosy
Barb - Schwanefeld's
Barb - Tiger
Betta - female
Betta - male
Black-Banded Leporinus
Black Neon Tetra
Black Phantom Tetra
Black Skirt Tetra
Black Widow Tetra
Blind Cavefish
Blood Parrot
Blue Gourami - Albino Morph
Blue Gourami - Cosby Hybrid
Blue Gourami - Traditional Color
Boeseman's Rainbowfish
Bronze Cory

C

Cardinal Tetra
Catfish - Jordan's
Catfish - Upside Down
Cavefish - Blind
Cichlid - Five-bar
Cichlid - Purple
Cichlid - Six-bar
Clown Loach
Cory - Bandit
Cory - Bronze

D

Danio - Pearl
Danio - Zebra
Debauwi Cat
Deepwater Hap
Denison's Flying Fox
Dojo Loach
Dovii

Dragon Fish
Dusky Piranha
Dwarf Croaking Gourami
Dwarf Gourami
Dwarf Pencilfish
D
warf Snakehead

E

Earth Eater
Eastern Mudminnow
Edible Gourami
Eduard's Mbuna
Ell Loach
Egyptian Mouthbrooder
Eight-Barb Loach
Electric Blue Hap
Electric Catfish
Electric Yellow Hap
Elegant Rasbora
Elephant-Nose Cichlid
Emperor Tetra

F

Fairy Cichlid
False Bumblebee Catfish
Fathead Bichir
Fighting Fish
Figure Eight Puffer
Five-bar Cichlid
Five-stripe Lamprologus

G

Gold Barb
Gourami - Blue
Gourami - Dwarf
Gourami - Golden
Gourami - Kissing
Gourami - Leeri
Gourami - Marbeled
Gourami - Moonlight
Gourami - Opaline
Gourami - Pearl
Gourami - Three Spot

H

Harlequin
Haitian Cichlid
Half-Lined Pyrrhulina
Hampala Barb
Harlequin Rasbora
Harlequin Shark
Harrison's Pencilfish
Hatchetfish
Heterotis
Hi-Fin Banded Shark

J

Jack Dempsey
Jae Barb
Jaguar Catfish
Jelly Bean Tetra
Jewel Cichlid
Johanni Mbuna
Jordan's Catfish
Jumping Charcin

K

Kafirnigani Gray Loach
Katangae Nile Bichir
Keyhole Cichlid
Kissing Gourami
Kribensis

L

Labidochromis sp "Yellow"
Lamprologus - Five-stripe
Lamprologus - Six-stripe
Leeri Gourami
Leporinus - Black-Banded
Loach - Clown
Loach - Dojo
Loach - Weather

M

Marbled Gourami
Marigold Lyertail Swordtail
Marigold Wag Swordtail
Melanotaenia splendida tatei
Moonlight Gourami

N

Nandus
Needle Fin Eater
Needlefish
Neon Tetra - Black
Nigerian Red Krib
Nile Puffer
Nyerere's Victoria Cichlid

O

Obese Syndontis
Obliquidens Hap
Obscure Snakehead
Ocellated Freshwater Stingray
Ocellated Shell-Dweller
Ocellated Synodontis
Opaline Gourami
Oxeye Herring
Ozola Barb

P

Palembang Puffer
Papuan Rainbowfish
Parrot - Blood
Pearl Danio
Pearl Gourami
Platy - Red Wagtail
Puffer - Figure Eight
Purple Cichlid

R

Rainbowfish - Boeseman's
Rainbowfish - Papuan
Rasbora - Red
Red Eye Tetra
Red Rasbora
Red Wagtail Platy
Rosy Barb

S

Schwanefeld's Barb
Siamese Fighting Fish
Silver Dollar - Metynnis argenteus
Six-bar Cichlid
Six-stripe Lamprologus
Swordtail - Marigold Lyertail
Swordtail - Marigold Wag

T

Tetra - Black Neon
Tetra - Black Phantom
Tetra - Black Skirt
Tetra - Black Widow
Tetra - Cardinal
Tetra - Emperor
Tetra - Red Eye
Tetra - White Skirt
Three Spot Gourami
Tiger Barb

U

Uaru
Unicorn Fish
Upside Down Catfish

V

Vampire Pleco
Variegated Platy
Variegated Shark
Venustus
Violet Goby

W

Wallago Catfish
Warmouth
Weather Fish
Weather Loach
West African Bichir
West Australian Pygmy Perch
White Skirt Tetra
Whiptailed Banjo Catfish

Y

Yellow Banded Moenkhausia
Yellow Julie
Yellow King Piranha
Yellow Kribensis
Yellow Lab
Yellow Regal Peacock Cichlid
Yellow-Finned Xenotilapia
Yellow-Tailed Conga Tetra
Yo-Yo Loach

Z

Zebra Danio