Freshwater Fish for Sale


Freshwater fish at The Ocean Floor represents the largest section of the store; with 10,000 gallons in 160 tanks containing livestock for sale, over 5,000 gallons of display only, a pond built into the middle of the floor, and a 3,000 square foot section of the store called the “Tropical Fish Room”. But it makes sense that freshwater fish would comprise a large percentage of our store because not only are there more species and selection in that category of the hobby, but there is also a larger number of fish keepers devoted to keeping freshwater environments. Though worldwide the ratio of freshwater to saltwater volumes leans heavily toward the salt, the actual areas where aquarium-suitable species are found are not that different in total size.

Additional Information on Freshwater Fish

The vast majority of freshwater fish commonly kept in aquariums are warm water or Tropical. There are also Coldwater or Moderate species as well as species that require temperatures higher than Tropical. To understand this division better, it helps to understand where freshwater fish are found. The Tropical Zone is the area immediately on both sides of the equator between the Tropic of Cancer (longitude 23.5° north), and the Tropic of Capricorn (longitude 23.5° south). The Moderate or Temperate zones are then found between those Tropic lines and the Arctic and Antarctic Circle lines (longitudes 66.5° north and south respectively). It is important to note, however, that there are pockets of temperate climates due to altitude within the Tropical Zone, but species found in these zones are extremely uncommon in the aquarium trade.

Come Visit us Today to see our Selection of Freshwater Fish

At The Ocean Floor, the in-stock selection is vast and the selection available to order is even vaster. When you make The Ocean Floor your freshwater aquatic source, you can have the confidence of having a team of knowledgeable experts, the largest selection of species for sale anywhere in the west, and the longest and most extensive reach of suppliers and breeders available all on your side. In the unlikely event that we don’t have what you are looking for, we take requests! New stock shipments arrive 1 to 4 times weekly with an emphasis on quality and value.