List of Non-Aggressive Fresh Water Fish

For new aquarium owners, purchasing non-aggressive fresh water fish may be the best bet. Not sure which freshwater aquarium fishes should be considered? Use this list to find the perfect non-aggressive freshwater fish for your new tank. Some survive best in a group; check how many and which species work best together before making a purchase.

  • Bala Shark. Not a shark, but a relative of carp and minnows. The Bala Shark grows large and needs a large tank.
  • Gold Barb. Active fish related to the carp and minnow family.
  • Guppy. Slow, peaceful fish that works best with other small fish.
  • Hatchetfish. A surface fish with a convex body that can fly through the water.
  • Moonlight Gourami. A simple silver fish.
  • Neon Tetra. A torpedo-shaped fish.
  • Platy. A classic fish that comes in a variety of colors.
  • Ram Cichlid. Plant-loving fish.
  • Serpae Tetra. This tetra should not be paired with the neon tetra.
  • Swordtail. The swordtail sometimes chases other fish, but it's harmless.
  • Tetra. A small fish popular for its bright colors.

Freshwater aquariums offer a lot of entertainment for the aquarium owner. 

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