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Tropical Dreams
Tropical Dreams
Tropical Dreams

Freshwater Aquarium Maintenance
Services & Design

Freshwater AquariumThere are more than 2,000 species of fish suitable for aquariums. When selecting fish for your aquarium, considerations include:
  • Size at full growth
  • Compatibility
  • Agression
  • Diet
  • Environment
  • Group vs solitary preferences
  • Aquarium location

Popular Aquarium Freshwater Fish:


Cypriniforms


This category of fish is generally social and easy to maintain. A goldfish (Carassius Auratus) can live to 30 years! The Clown Loach has a lifespan of 24 years.


Adult Bala Shark
  • goldfish
  • koi
  • loaches
  • barbs
  • danios
  • rasboras
  • sharks
Betta

Cichlids


Brightly colored and diverse, the tropical Cichlids can be aggressive and territorial.



Rainbowfish


Beautifully colored, iridescent and peaceful.

Cyprinodonts


Cyprinodonts tend to live near the surface and require a higher level of care. Most Killifish have a lifespan of two to five years.
  • toothcarps
  • killifish

Labyrinth Fish


Mostly social and peaceful.
  • gouramis
  • fighting fish
  • combtails
  • paradise fish

Catfish


Catfish are scavenger fish. Some can get very large. The Orangestriped Squeaker can live to 20 years; the Synodontis Multimaculatus to 26 years.

Characiforms


Many of these attractive species are wild caught. Some popular tetras (Neon, Black, Bloodfin, Cardinal, Glass) can live to 10 years or more.
  • characins
  • tetras
  • hatchetfish
  • pencilfish
  • splash tetras

For a comprehensive list of popular freshwater aquarium fish lifespans, visit Aquariuminfo News .

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first month of maintenance
• NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY •
*with 6-month service on 55+ gallon aquarium within Tropical Dream's service area in metro Phoenix.
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-- Richard T.