The pets below have been tagged and categoriezed as freshwater. Choose one from the list to learn more about the animal. Post comments, and questions on the following page. If you think a pet has been miscategorized, or if you would like to share your photos do so via the contact page. Thanks!

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Angelfish

Type: Fish
Size: 3 to 6 in
Lifespan: 5 to 15 years
Angelfish, scientifically known as Pterophyllum, are a member of the Cichlid family, though by appearance, they are different from many others in the famil...[Read More]

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Fancy Goldfish

Type: Fish
Size: 2 to 8
Lifespan: 8 to 12 years
The beautiful and graceful fancy goldfish include many different sub-breeds of fish. These sub-breeds include all different colors and patterns including o...[Read More]

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Ghost Shrimp

Type: Fish
Size: .5 to 1.5
Lifespan: 1 to 1.5 years
The name "Ghost Shrimp" is very appropriate for these small invertebrates. Ghost shrimp are small, transparent shrimp that tend to walk on the bottom of th...[Read More]

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Gourami

Type: Fish
Size: 2 to 8 in
Lifespan: 3 to 5 years
This varies between subspecies and that variation can be extremely widespread. The typical gourami a hobbyist will put in an aquarium is a dwarf gourami si...[Read More]

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Oscar

Type: Fish
Size: 5 to 18 in
Lifespan: 10 to 15 years
Oscars of all colors and patterns are from the same species Astronotus Ocellatus. They are part of the larger Cichlid family and are available in a number ...[Read More]

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Pictus Catfish

Type: Fish
Size: 1 to 5 in
Lifespan: 4 to 8 years
The pimelodus pictu, better known as the pictus catfish is a freshwater catfish species commonly with a grey and black spotted body. These fish originated ...[Read More]

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Ropefish

Type: Fish
Size: 5 to 25 in
Lifespan: 5 to 20 years
The Ropefish, also known as the reedfish and the snakefish, is a very unique fish in that it can actually breathe air for an unknown length of time. Its no...[Read More]