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The Living room community tank

This is a list of "Community Fish" I keep in my living room tank / community tank. I'll try to keep it updated. 🤣


 

Boeseman's rainbow / Bosemani RainbowBoeseman's rainbow / Bosemani Rainbow

Boeseman's rainbow / Bosemani Rainbow

Melanotaenia boesemani

Habitat
Has a very limited natural range, being known only from an area of three lakes known as Ajamaru, in the remote Vogelkop Peninsula of Irian Jaya, and from nearby Lakes Hain and Aitinjo. The rainbows tend to congregate in the clear shallows of the lakes, where aquatic vegetation grows very densely.
Maximum size
110mm.

 

Black MollyBlack Molly

Black Molly

Poecilia sphenops

Habitat
It’s native range runs north from Venezuela and Colombia to Mexico, with isolated populations on some Caribbean islands. Wild fish are rare in the hobby these days though, with the vast majority of the ones on sale being mass-produced in the Far East and Eastern Europe. Introduced or feral populations also exist in a handful of other countries, including the United States, Japan, Singapore and even parts of Eastern Europe.
Maximum size
80mm.

 

Mickey Mouse PlatyMickey Mouse Platy

Mickey Mouse Platy

Xiphophorus maculatus

Habitat
Native to North and Central America from Ciudad Veracruz, Mexico, to northern Belize in Central America. Nonnative populations now reside in a number of locations within the United States, including California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, and Texas. Different Platy species live in different river systems; none are considered to be endangered.
Maximum size
50mm.

 

PlatyPlaty

Platy

Xiphophorus maculatus

Habitat
Native to North and Central America from Ciudad Veracruz, Mexico, to northern Belize in Central America. Nonnative populations now reside in a number of locations within the United States, including California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, and Texas. Different Platy species live in different river systems; none are considered to be endangered.
Maximum size
50mm.

 

Black WidowBlack Widow

Black Widow

Gymnocorymbus ternetzi

Habitat
Small, slow-moving creeks, tributaries and streams, usually with dense overhanging vegetation.
Maximum size
60mm.

 

Clown LoachClown Loach

Clown Loach

Chromobotia macracanthus

Habitat
Native to the Greater Sunda Islands of Borneo and Sumatra. In the former it’s restricted to river systems of Kalimantan Barat (West Kalimantan), Kalimantan Tengah (Central Kalimantan) and Kalimantan Timur (East Kalimantan) provinces in the Indonesian portion including the Kapuas and Kayan.
Maximum size
300mm.

 

Angel / AngelfishAngel / Angelfish

Angel / Angelfish

Pterophyllum

Habitat
The natural range of this species covers parts of Colombia, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Peru and Brazil. It’s found in numerous river systems, including the Rio Oyapock, Rio Essequibo, Rio Ucayali, Rio Solimões and the main Amazon drainage. It also occurs in various rivers in the Brazilian state of Amapá. Wild fish are rare in the hobby these days though, with the vast majority of the ones on sale being mass-produced in the Far East and Eastern Europe.
Maximum size
150mm.

 

Kuhli LoachKuhli Loach

Kuhli Loach

Pangio semicincta

Habitat
Most commonly found in shallow, slow-moving sections of forest streams or other calm habitats such as swamps, oxbows, and backwaters. Currently accepted to occur in Peninsular Malaysia plus the Great Sunda Islands of Sumatra and Borneo but the true extent of its distribution is unclear.
Maximum size
100mm.

 

Half Banded Spiny EelHalf Banded Spiny Eel

Half Banded Spiny Eel

Macrognathus circumcinctus

Habitat
The Half-banded Spiny Eel Macrognathus circumcinctus (previously Mastacembelus circumcinctus) was described by Hora in 1924. They are found in Asia including Mekong and Chao Phraya basins, southeastern Thailand, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, and Indonesia. This species is listed on the IUCN Red List as least concern (LC) because it is common throughout its range, and although harvested by fisheries and for the aquarium trade, there is no significant threats identified at present.
Maximum size
190mm.

 

Bristlenose PlecostamusBristlenose Plecostamus

Bristlenose Plecostamus

Ancistrus cirrhosus

Habitat
A. cirrhosus is native to the Argentinian portion of the Paraná river drainage but all A. cf. cirrhosus in the hobby are produced commercially and of uncertain origin.
Maximum size
125mm.

 

King Tiger Plecostamus L066King Tiger Plecostamus L066

King Tiger Plecostamus L066

Hypancistrus

Habitat
Collected from the rio Xingu downstream and in the vicinity of Belo Monte, Pará state, northern Brazil. Typically inhabits turbulent stretches of whitewater rapids with rocky substrates.
Maximum size
140mm.

 

GuppyGuppy

Guppy

Poecilia reticulata

Habitat
An incredibly adaptable species that occurs in almost every imaginable biotope, from high-altitude streams to turbid swamps and ditches. Native to northeastern South America and the southern Caribbean with its original range considered to cover Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana plus the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and the Netherlands Antilles.
Maximum size
60mm.

 

Siamese Algae EaterSiamese Algae Eater

Siamese Algae Eater

Crossocheilus langei

Habitat
Currently considered to occur in Borneo, Peninsular Malaysia, southern and western Thailand, and possibly southern Myanmar. Inhabits flowing streams and tributaries with substrates of boulders, pebbles, gravel and sand, often in areas with submerged driftwood or tree roots. The clear, often shallow, water allows sunlight to penetrate the surface and the development of a rich biofilm covering submerged surfaces upon which the fish browse.
Maximum size
150mm.

 

Dwarf GouramiDwarf Gourami

Dwarf Gourami

Trichogaster lalius

Habitat
Widely distributed through Pakistan, northern India and Bangladesh. Predominantly inhabits sluggish, heavily-vegetated environments including ponds, swamps, ditches, streams and irrigation canals.
Maximum size
75mm.

 

Zebra DanioZebra Danio

Zebra Danio

Brachydanio rerio

Habitat
Described from the Kosi River, a tributary of the Ganges system in Uttar Pradesh state, northern India.
Maximum size
50mm.

 

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