Popular Freshwater Fish!

Uncle Bill's Pet Centers carries a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fish, and selection may vary by store location.  Here are some of the most popular freshwater fish Uncle Bill's offers - but it is not a complete listing of all the fish we have available at any given time.  This list as well as our in-store availability fluctuates and is updated regularly.  Please note this information on each fish's page is for your reference only, and any advice acquired from these listings is to be used at your own discretion.

Chinese Hi Fin Banded Shark

Facts and Information

chinese hi fin banded shark

This fish makes for a very unique and long lived addition to any peaceful aquarium.  It has many common names including, Asian sucker fish, Asian hi-fin banded shark, Freshwater Batfish, Entsuyui, and Rough Fish, among others.  It grows to a length of three feet, but luckily, it is very slow growing, and gains about two inches a year. Despite its large adult size, it is still rather delicate and very sensitive to nitrates. They will often refuse to eat when the water quality is not to their liking.  In this case, perform a partial water change and rinse filter media in the siphoned off aquarium water and offer live Blackworms.  Usually, they will begin feeding after a few hours.  If they don't after a day or two, change a little more water and continue to offer live foods.

PH Levels - 6 to 8

Hardness Levels - 80 to 320 ppm

Temperature - 55 to 78°F

Level of Difficulty - Level 3

Size - Jumbo

Aggression Level - 1

Possible Tankmates - Oddball Fishes, Dojo Loaches

glow fish tetras

yellow cichlid labidochromis caeruleus