These Are Some Of The Coolest Freshwater Fish You Can Have In Your Aquarium

Posted by Missy aka Tizzy in Nature and Travel On 22nd March 2018

Fish tanks are a lot of fun. The fish make for great pets that take very little to take care of them save for regular tank cleanings. When choosing the kind of fish you want, you have to consider how much time you have. While saltwater fish are pretty spectacular in colors, taking care of a saltwater tank is a lot of work. There are a ton of amazing and cool-looking freshwater fish out there. You just have to look. Here is a list of the coolest ones we could find.


This is also known as the Mexican Salamander or Mexican walking fish. They are pretty easy to take care of and are healthy eaters. It is best to keep them with fish that are larger than they are so they do not eat them. They grow to be about a foot long and can live up to 20 years, so be prepared for a commitment.


Frog Fish

These members of the anglerfish family can be anywhere from 1 to 15 inches long. Most of them are pretty calm natured, but some can be aggressive. If you want these in your aquarium, you will want to have some live rocks in there as they are usually found hidden among coral in the wild. They prefer live feeder shrimp instead of frozen meaty foods, but they can be transitioned to the latter over time. They are super cool, but you might not always be able to spot them in your tank as they are masters of disguise.

Mexican Tetra

These fish are pretty cool. They are also known as blind cave fish because they do not have any eyes. These are tropical fish, so you must have a heated tank to keep them healthy and active. They only grow to be about three inches long, so a ten-gallon tank would be fine for them. However, you will want to pick up at least three of these as they prefer to be in groups. They are definitely a conversation starter.



Before you freak out, please understand that not all blowfish are poisonous creatures. In fact, there are tons of blowfish that are totally safe for you to have in your aquarium. They are not aggressive and can live with other non-aggressive freshwater fish. Just be sure to ask your pet store a ton of questions or do your research before picking one out for your tank.

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