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List of characin species commonly found in the aquarium


Characins - African
Arnoldichthys spilopterus
Arnolds red-eyed characin
Arnoldichthys spilopterus
Brycinus longipinnis
Long-Finned Characin
Brycinus longipinnis
Distichodus sexfasciatus
Clown tetra
Distichodus sexfasciatus
Neolebias ansorgiiNeolebias ansorgii
Phenocogrammus interuptus
Congo Tetra
Phenocogrammus interuptus

Characins - American
Anostomus anostomus
Striped headstander
Anostomus anostomus
Boehlkea fredcochui
Cochu's Blue Tetra
Boehlkea fredcochui
Carnegiella strigata strigata
Marbled hatchetfish
Carnegiella strigata strigata
Gasteropelecus sternicla
Silver hatchet fish
Gasteropelecus sternicla
Hasemania nana
Silver-tipped tetra
Hasemania nana
Hemigrammus armstrongi
Armstrongs tetra
Hemigrammus armstrongi
Hemigrammus bleheri
Rummy-nosed tetra
Hemigrammus bleheri
Hemigrammus caudovittatus
Buenos Aires Tetra
Hemigrammus caudovittatus
Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Glowlight tetra
Hemigrammus erythrozonus
Hyphessobrycon bentosi
Ornate tetra
Hyphessobrycon bentosi
Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
Bleeding heart tetra
Hyphessobrycon erythrostigma
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Black Neon Tetra
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi
Inpaichthys kerri
Emperor tetra, royal tetra
Inpaichthys kerri
Megalomphodus megalopterus
Black Phantom Tetra
Megalomphodus megalopterus
Myleus rubripinnis
Red finned silver dollar
Myleus rubripinnis
Nannostomus beckfordi
Beckford's pencil fish
Nannostomus beckfordi
Nannostomus marginatus
Dwarf pencil fish
Nannostomus marginatus
Nematobrycon palmeri
Emperor tetra
Nematobrycon palmeri
Paracheirodon axelrodi
Cardinal Tetra
Paracheirodon axelrodi
Paracheirodon innesi
Neon tetra
Paracheirodon innesi
Semaprochilodus taeniurus
Silver prochilodus
Semaprochilodus taeniurus







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