Top Freshwater Fish for your Fish Tank

Neon Tetras

Neon Tetras are small schooling fish native to South America . They have striking iridescent blue and red bodies that makes them very popular fish. Neons are easy to take care of and are generally non-aggressive. Their brightly colors and simple diet make them a great beginner fish.

Neon Tetra

Peacock Gudgeons

The Peacock Gudgeon is a small non-aggressive fish from the New Zealand and Australia region of the world. It’s known for its vibrant colors of blue, silver and pink, with red dotted stripes and a yellow abdomen. On each side of the body, a single black spot can be found near the caudal fin.

Peacock Gudgeon


Platys come in a range of colors and are easy to care for fish. They are easy to find in any store and are popular fish for any community fish tank. They are livebearing fish. Originally from Central America, these fish make great beginner fish.



Guppies are live bearing fish that are usually bright, colorful and ideally hardy fish that can be found in any fish store. These fish are easy to care for making them a popular fish enjoyed by all. Their vibrant colors make them great additions to any aquarium. They seem to breed easily if your tank has males and females along with plenty of hiding places.


Cory Catfish

These catfish are quite hardy and adaptable. They are peaceful and non-aggressive, making them a great choice for beginner to intermediate level aquariums. Cory Cats are bottom feeders. This makes them perfect for helping to keep the bottom of the aquarium clean by eating up leftover fish food and algae.  They stay mostly on the bottom of the tank, leaving room for your fish that swim near the top of the water.

Cory Cat

Cherry Shrimp

Cherry Shrimp are small fresh water shrimp native to Taiwan. They reach about 1.5 inches at maximum size. They are eat mostly algae but will eat just about anything. Although they are called cherry shrimp, indicating they might be red, they come in multiple colors. They can be the common red, or may also be blue, orange, white, violet and and almost every color in between.

Cherry Shrimp

Betta Splendens

Betta fish, also known as the Siamese fighting fish are native to the Asian countries of  Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. Usually they live in rice paddies and floodplains. They have a range of personalities and can make it interesting if you want to try and add one to an aquarium. Some bettas are super chill while others are more aggressive. Cherry shrimp make good tank mates for most bettas as long as they can’t fit into the betta’s mouth.

Betta Splendens