Archive | Brackish Water Fish

West African Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus)

The West African Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus)

The West African Mudskipper (Periophthalmus barbarus) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Atlantic Mudskipper, is found throughout the west African coastline as far north as Mauritania, to as far south as Angola including most of the offshore islands in the Indian Ocean and into the western Pacific Ocean to Guam. The West […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Oddball Fish, Tropical Fish Species0 Comments

Indian Mudskipper (Periophthalmus Septemradiatus)

Indian Mudskipper (Periophthalmus Septemradiatus)

The Indian Mudskipper (Periophthalmus Septemradiatus) is a brackish water member of the Gobiidae family that is found throughout northern India, Myanmar, Thailand, peninsular and insular Malaysia; and locally near the Ganges delta in India. Not only are Indian Mudskippers able to breathe air through their skin, and the lining of their mouth and throat; they […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Oddball Fish, Tropical Fish Species0 Comments

Spotted Sleeper Goby (Eleotris picta)

Spotted Sleeper Goby (Eleotris picta)

The Spotted Sleeper Goby (Eleotris picta) is a large species that is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Spiny Cheek Sleeper Goby, Water Cow, or Water Cow Goby. Several species of Sleeper Gobies are found in fresh and brackish water rivers, estuaries, and coastal regions throughout the Indo-west Pacific, from the eastern […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Freshwater Fish, Oddball Fish, Tropical Fish Species0 Comments

Scarlet Livebearer (Micropoecilia picta)

Scarlet Livebearer (Micropoecilia picta)

The Scarlet Livebearer (Micropoecilia picta)  is a highly sought after, brackish water guppy species known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Swamp Guppy, Painted Guppy, or Barrigudinho Guppy.  They are distributed throughout Central and South America, from Trinidad to the Amazon River Delta countries of Brazil, French Guiana, Guyuana, and Trinidad Tobago. Scarlet Livebearers […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Guppies, Tropical Fish Species0 Comments

Dragon Goby (Gobioides broussonnetii)

Dragon Goby (Gobioides broussonnetii)

The Dragon Goby (Gobioides broussonnetii) is a bizarre looking species that is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Violet Goby, Prehistoric Dragon Goby, Eel Goby, Peruvian Goby, and Dragon Fish. The Dragon Goby is widely distributed throughout the Southern United States, Central America, The Caribbean Islands and Northeastern South America. They have […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Oddball Fish, Tropical Fish Species0 Comments

Purple Spaghetti Eel (Moringua raitaborua)

Purple Spaghetti Eel (Moringua raitaborua)

The Purple Spaghetti Eel (Moringua raitaborua) is an extremely rare member of the moringua family that is found in the Gangetic estuary (West Bengal) in India, Matla and Bidyadhari river, and probably Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippines.   They are also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Pink Paddletail Eel, Purple Spaghetti Eel, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Oddball Fish0 Comments

Silver Tiger Fish (Datnioides polota)

Silver Tiger Fish (Datnioides polota)

The Silver Tiger Fish (Datnioides polota) is a brackish water species that is widely distributed throughout India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and New Guinea.   It is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Silver Datnoid, Silver Dat, American Tigerfish, and Four Barred Datnoid. Although Silver Tiger Fish are occasionally […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Tropical Fish Species1 Comment

New Guinea Tigerfish (Datnioides Campbelli)

New Guinea Tigerfish (Datnioides Campbelli)

New Guinea Tigerfish (Datnioides Campbelli) are also known as Campbell’s Tigerfish, Freshwater Tripletail or just Tigerfish by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts and are one of just five species of Siamese Tigerfish (Indo-Pacific Tigerperches). New Guinea Tigerfish are found in the brackish water river mouths, the river waters that are beyond the influence of tidal changes, and […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Tropical Fish Species3 Comments

Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis)

Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis)

The Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis) is also known by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Pearl Spot, Banded Pearl Spot, Banded Chromide, Banded Etroplus, Karimeen, or Pearlspot Cichlid. It is native to Sri Lanka and possibly Peninsular India, Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore however, it is believed to have been introduced to India and Malaysia for […]

Read the full story

Posted in Asian Cichlids, Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Tropical Fish Species0 Comments

Largescale Archerfish (Toxotes chatareus)

Largescale Archerfish (Toxotes chatareus)

Largescale Archerfish (Toxotes chatareus) are also referred to by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Sevenspot Archerfish and are frequently mixed with Banded Archer Fish (Toxotes jaculatrix) and sold generically as “archer fish“. Largescale Archerfish are found in the warm water mangrove swamps of Burma, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Freshwater Fish, Oddball Fish, Tropical Fish Species1 Comment

Banded Archer Fish (Toxotes jaculatrix)

The Banded Archer Fish (Toxotes jaculatrix) also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Common Archer Fish or Archer Fish, is found in river mouths and estuaries in the waters of the Indo Pacific, northern Australia, from India east to the Philippine Islands, the waters of the Solomon Islands and the Indonesian Archipelago. The Banded […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Oddball Fish2 Comments

School Of Mono Argentus (Monodactylus argenteus)

Mono Argentus (Monodactylus argenteus)

Mono Argentus (Monodactylus argenteus) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as Mono Fish, Silver Moony, Moonfish, Silver Moonfish, Diamond Moonfish, Diamondfish, Mono, Silver Batfish, Fingerfish, Kitefish, Singapore Angelfish, or Malayan Angel. Mono Argentus are widely distributed inland and throughout the coastal areas of the Red Sea, Australian coast, Eastern AFrica and Southeast Asia. Mono […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Tropical Fish Species2 Comments

School of Mono Sebae (Monodactylus sebae)

Mono Sebae (Monodactylus sebae)

Mono Sebae (Monodactylus sebae) are collected from the mangrove swamps and estuaries of West Africa, Gambia, the Canary Islands and Senegal to Angola. Mono Sebae are found in fresh, brackish, and marines environments and are also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the African Moony. Guinean Fingerfish, Rambali Finger Fish, Mono, and African Mono The […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Tropical Fish Species0 Comments

Spotted Scat (Scatophagus argus)

Spotted Scat (Scatophagus argus)

The Spotted Scat (Scatophagus argus) is known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Common Scat, Green Scat, Argus Fish,Butter fish, Spotted Butt, Spotted Butterfish, Spotted Scad, Spadefish, or Leopard Scat. Although it is distributed throughout the Indo Pacific, most aquarium specimens are collected from the fresh and brackish waters in and around Thailand. The […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles1 Comment

Red Scat (Scatophagus argus arromaculatus)

Red Scat (Scatophagus argus arromaculatus)

The Red Scat (Scatophagus argus arromaculatus) is found in muddy coastal areas and is found only in Sri Lanka, New Guinea, and Australia.   They live in estuaries, harbors, around mangroves and in the lower courses of rivers where the waters are brackish to marine in salinity. There are two color morphs of Scatophagus argus which are […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles2 Comments

Orange Saddle Fugu Puffer (Takifugu ocellatus)

Orange Saddle Fugu Puffer (Takifugu ocellatus)

The Orange Saddle Fugu Puffer (Takifugu ocellatus) is found in Asia, primarily China and Vietnam and is often collected from the Yangtze River during breeding season. The Orange Saddle Fugu Puffer (Takifugu ocellatus) is also referred to by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Fugu Puffer, Fugu Ocellatus, Orange, or Saddleback Puffer. The Orange Saddle […]

Read the full story

Posted in Brackish Water Fish, Featured Articles, Puffer Fish0 Comments

Figure Eight Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus)

Figure Eight Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus)

The Figure Eight Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus) is also known as the Eye Spot Puffer and is found in the rivers and coastal waters of Cambodia, Malaysia, Borneo, and Indonesia. The Figure Eight Puffer is a colorful little fish that is dark brown to green on the back with a white belly.  It has greenish yellow […]

Read the full story

Posted in Freshwater Fish, Oddball Fish, Puffer Fish, Puffer Fish0 Comments


Recommended Fish Keeping Products