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Freshwater Fish at Preuss Pets

Build a delightful freshwater aquarium with beautiful, healthy fish from Preuss Pets.

Our Commitment to Your Aquarium

At Preuss Pets, we’re committed to helping you get a beautiful aquarium, full of thriving, healthy fish and underwater life. That’s why we offer free water testing, on-site medical treatment, and breed many species in-house. So, when you take one of our fish home with you, you know it’s healthy. Visit our store today & see for yourself what sets us apart.

Some of the Freshwater Species We Have in the Store…

We have lots of freshwater fish in the store and we even breed our own! Here’s a taste of what we have…come on in to see the rest!


A fully aquatic salamander, this animal originates in Mexico and is one of our unique creatures at Preuss Pets. Fairly low-maintenance and easy to care for, it’s an attractive pet. All locally bred.


Originating from South America, these fish normally have vertical stripes, which provide camoflauge in their natural environment. Ambush predators, they prey on small fish and macroinvertebrates.

Stunningly beautiful, they’ll make a wonderful addition to your freshwater aquarium.

Most are bred here at Preuss Pets!

Microfish & Shrimp

Our freshwater microfish and shrimp help to keep your freshwater aquarium algae-free by feeding on it. An important member of your tank’s ecosystem, you can always find them at Preuss Pets.


One of the most admired and beautiful fish in a freshwater aquarium, these fish enjoy warm water. Showing a variety of colors from brilliant blues to vibrant reds, and everything in between.

Rainbow Fish

Rainbow fish are small, colorful, freshwater fish found in northern and eastern Australia. Usually less than 5 inches in length, they live in a variety of freshwater habitats, including rivers, lakes, and swamps.

And now, you don’t have to go down under to get one for your aquarium. Because we have them at Preuss Pets.


With distinguishing colors, patterns, and scalation, these domesticated carp are often kept for decorative purposes in ponds or water gardens. Carried seasonally from spring till fall.

And, at Preuss Pets, we not only have them swimming around our in-store river, but also available for you.


Livebearers include guppies, swordtails, and a host of other fish. Because these fish give birth to larger, live, free-swimming young, they are easier to care for and have a lower chance of mortality.

Visit the store today to see which of our livebearers might be a good fit for your aquarium.


Tetras are small freshwater fish easily distinguished by the presence of a small adipose fin between their dorsal and caudal fins. Many are brightly colored and easily kept in captivity. They are schooling fish

With several different species to choose from, we’re sure we’ve got a few in the store that would look great in your home or office.

Aquatic Plants

In addition to adding a flair of vibrant decor to your freshwater aquarium, aquatic plants help to keep your aquarium’s ecosystem healthy and vibrant. They accomplish this by filtering waste, aerating the environment, repelling algae, and providing a comfortable home for your fish.

To learn more about the benefits of aquatic plants and see what might work well for your aquarium, come in and talk to us!

Fancy Goldfish

Fancy goldfish are identified by their tails, which possess double caudal and anal fins. One of the earliest fish to be domesticated, these fish are common in many aquariums around the world. With several different species to choose from, we invite you to come to our store and see if one of these fish is right for your aquarium.


Barbs are freshwater fish easily recognized by the little “barbs” that stick out underneath their mouth. Often colorful, these fish can be a beautiful addition to your freshwater aquarium.

And That’s Not All!

Come and visit the store today to see our huge selection of fish and begin building your freshwater aquarium today!

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