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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:


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



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


Beautifully colored, iridescent and peaceful.


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


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 .

We are currently only accepting Business clients for new aquarium management services.

Call 480-752-3474 to schedule a visit.
“Tropical Dreams is THE BEST!! Bill has been servicing my saltwater tank for 16 years. My tank is always beautiful; my fish are happy and healthy. My friends always comment on how beautiful it is. You cannot find anyone more experienced, honest and reliable than Tropical Dreams! ”
-- Richard T.