Top 5 Freshwater Fish for Your Home Aquarium

Top 5 Freshwater Fish for Your Home Aquarium

Setting up a new fish tank takes a bit of work, but it can be rewarding once you have colorful tenants swimming around. At Natural Environment Aquatix, we’re always ready to help you select compatible fish to stock your tank. To get you started, here are our picks for the top five freshwater fish for your home aquarium.


Stalwarts of many a beginner’s fish tank, guppies are easy to care for and come in a variety of colors. They like to hang out with friends, so buy three to give them pals to swim around with. Also, male guppies are more colorful than females, and when guppy gals and guys mix, they tend to breed fast!

Angel Fish

Elegant and eye-catching, Angel Fish have an appealing triangular form. Angel Fish can get big—six to eight inches at maturity. They’re also omnivorous and can be aggressive and territorial, so give them plenty of fin-room and don’t mix them with smaller fish that they’ll regard as food.

Neon Tetra

These fellows are small, schooling, and long-living when treated carefully. They’re lovely to look at, with an iridescent stripe down their bodies that makes them fun to watch as they swim around.


Mollies are small but grow a bit larger than guppies. They come in a variety of colors and shapes, but most available Mollies are black, which provides an interesting contrast in the tank. Mollies breed quickly, but they don’t lay eggs—they give birth to live babies! It’s best to keep just one gender unless you want a tank that’s overbalanced with them.

Corydoras Catfish

Corydoras Catfish are a mini breed of catfish and are reliable bottom feeders. Tanks benefit from bottom feeders that scoop up bits of uneaten food and plant matter that otherwise might reduce water quality.

These are our top five freshwater fish for your home aquarium. Find freshwater fish for sale online here at Natural Environment Aquatix. We’ll be happy to help you decide how to stock your freshwater aquarium with fish that will get along with each other and provide hours of enjoyment as you watch them swim about.

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