Fish Species Demographics

Ive always loved fish since I was a little girl and now that I have my own home I am free to own however many my heart desires. However, here is a list of species I notably like and either have already owned or would like to own.



Bettas are the most complex when it comes to variety within aquarium fish. Known as the siamese fighting fish, it comes in mostly three distinguishing traits: color, fin type, and patterns.

Picture
Species
Care Level
Rarity
Fin Type
Pattern
Diet
Blue Dream Betta

Betta mahachaiensis
Intermediate
Semi-Rare / Wild caught
Spade
Blue, Snake-like
Omnivore
Spot Fin Betta

Betta macrostomas
Experienced
Rare / Vulnerable
Plakat
Solid with black accents
Omnivore




Picture
Species
Care Level
Schooling
Size
Diet
Lifespan
Clown Loach

Chromobotia macracanthus
Intermediate
Yes, minimum of 5
12 inches
Omnivore
10+ years
Burma Border Loach

Botia kubotai
Intermediate
Yes, minimum of 4
4-5 inches
Omnivore
8-12 years
Kuhli Loach

Pangio semicincta
Easy
No, however, minimum of 3
3-4 inches
Omnivore
7-10 years
Borneo Sucker Loach

Gastromyzon punctulatus
Intermediate
No, however, minimum of 4
1.5-2 inches
Omnivore
4 years




Picture
Species
Care Level
Schooling
Size
Diet
Lifespan
Neon Tetra

Paracheirodon innesi
Easy
Yes, minimum of 6
1-1.5 inches
Omnivore
6-8 years
Black Skirt Tetra

Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Intermediate
Yes, minimum of 6
1-2.5 inches
Omnivore
3-5 years
Rummy Nose Tetra

Hemigrammus bleheri
Easy
Yes, minimum of 6
1.5-2.5 inches
Omnivore
6-8 years




Picture
Species
Care Level
Schooling
Size
Diet
Lifespan
Celestial Pearl Danio aka Galaxy Rasbora

Danio margaritatus
Intermediate
Yes, minumum of 5-6
1 inch
Omnivore
3-5 years
Cherry Barb

Puntius titteya
Easy
Yes, minimum of 6. 1 male to 2 female ratio
1-2 inches
Omnivore
5-6 years
Harlequin Rasbora

Trigonostigma heteromorpha
Easy
Yes, minimum of 4
2 inches
Omnivore
5-8 years
Zebrafish aka Leopard Danio

Danio rerio
Easy
Yes, minimum of 5-10
2-2.5 inches
Omnivore
3-5 years
Rainbow Shark

Epalzeorhynchos frenatum
Intermediate
No
4-6 inches
Omnivore
5-8 years




Picture
Species
Care Level
Schooling
Size
Diet
Lifespan
Sunset Platy

Xiphophorus Maculatus
Easy
Yes, minimum of 6
3 inches
Omnivore
2-3 years
Black Moscow Guppy

Poecilia reticulata
Easy
Yes, minimum of 3
2.5 inches
Omnivore
2 years
Red Blonde Guppy

Poecilia reticulata
Easy
Yes, minimum of 3
2.5 inches
Omnivore
2 years




Picture
Species
Care Level
Schooling
Size
Diet
Lifespan
Bluefin Notho Killifish

Nothobranchius rachovii
Intermediate
Yes, one male to 6 female ratio
2.5-3 inches
Carnivore
1-2 years




Picture
Species
Care Level
Schooling
Size
Diet
Lifespan
Three Spot Gourami

Trichopodus trichopterus
Easy
Yes, 4 with a 1 male to 3 female ratio
5 inches
Omnivore
5 years
Powdered Blue Gourami

Trichogaster lalius
Easy
Yes, 2-3 with 1 male to 2-3 female ratio
3-5 inches
Omnivore
5 years




Picture
Species
Care Level
Schooling
Size
Diet
Lifespan
Dwarf Pea Puffer

Carinotetraodon travancoricus
Intermediate
Yes, 4-5 with 1 male to 3-4 females
1.5 inches
Carnivore
4 years




Picture
Species
Care Level
Size
Diet
Lifespan
Cherry Shrimp

Neocaridina davidi
Easy
1.5 inches
Omnivore
1-2 years
Blue Dream Shrimp

Neocaridina davidi
Easy
1.5 inches
Omnivore
1-2 years





Plecos and other catfish have a special place in my heart so here is a closer look at each species I find the most interesting.

Plecostomus



Picture
Species
L Number
Native Area
Size
Lifespan
Notes
Albino Bristlenose

Ancistrus sp.
-
South America
3-5 inches
5 years
Nocturnal when full grown
Clown Pleco

Panaque maccus
L104
South America
3.5 inches
10-12 years
Is a wood-eating fish
Blue Phantom Pleco

Hemiancistrus sp.
L128
Venezuela
7 inches
6-8 years
Prefers some current with water just on the soft side of neutral
Green Phantom Pleco

Hemiancistrus subviridis
L200
South America
5-6 inches
10-12 years
This fish revels in fast flowing water
Longfin Green Dragon Pleco

Ancistrus sp.
-
South America
4-5 inches
5-6 years
Bogwood is an essential part of this fishes diet
Chameleon Whiptail Catfish

Pseudohemiodon apithanos
-
South America
5.5-6 inches
5-8 years
-
Farlowella aka Twig Catfish

Farlowella platorynchus
-
South America
9 inches
5-15 years
-
Atabapo Butterfly Pleco

Dekeyseria picta
L052
Colombian Zebra Pleco

Hypancistrus debilittera
L129

Corydora



Picture
Species
L/CW Number
Native Area
Size
Diet
Lifespan
Bandit Corydora

Corydoras metae
ln9
South America: Meta River basin in Colombia
2-3 inches
Omnivore
5 years
Panda Corydora

Corydoras panda
ln9
South America: Upper Amazon River basin
1.5-2 inches
Omnivore
10 years
False Network Catfish

Corydoras sodalis
ln8sc3
South America: Amazon River in Loreto, Peru and Amazonas, Brazil
2.5-3 inches
Omnivore
5 years