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Tropical Fish

Tropical freshwater fish are hugely diverse and this is reflected in the stock that we have available here at Cheshire Aquatics. Shipments are weekly and bring fish that originate from all over the world. Maintaining accurate and up to date stock lists is difficult as we stock so many species and we are constantly having new stock in and, of course, fish are finding new homes with our customers.

Coffee Bean Tetra Hyphessobrycon takasei


The best way to find out whether we have a particular fish in stock is to check out our recent posts as this often highlights the new or unusual species in our care. Then get in touch- by phone, email or direct message and we can confirm the current stock situation.

Winemiller's Eartheater (Geophagus winemilleri)


The fish we stock range widely from beautiful South American eartheaters such as Geophagus winemilleri or the species known as the Red Head Tapajo (Geophagus sp) to more traditional community fish such as tetras and barbs.

Tiger Barb (Puntigrus tetrazona)

What we always try to offer are alternatives to more commonly seen fish. For example, you might be searching for some neon tetras (Paracheirodon innesi) for your small community aquarium. Alternatives we could offer include the lesser known green neon tetra (Paracheirodon simulans) or for something even further left field yet no less beautiful the diminutive reed tetra (Hyphessobrycon elachys) is a little stunner yet to achieve the popularity it deserves.

Striped Dwarf Cichlid (Nannacara taenia)

Continuing with the small-yet-beautiful theme we also like to offer species that enhance the aquarium with interesting behaviours including courtship and breeding. Both African and South American dwarf cichlids can offer these in abundance but so, too can the larger and more belligerent African Rift Valley cichlids which we also stock.

Remember, our core stock changes little but during busier periods may alter sufficiently for certain species to go out of stock and the more unusual species can be only sporadically available so it's always best to call if you are expecting to find a particular fish. We are always happy to provide up to date stock information and can usually offer opinions regarding the inclusion of a given fish in an existing aquarium.

Be sure to check back with us regularly because we will be posting our new and interesting species regularly as well as offering some information pages that focus on particular species we enjoy keeping.