The Most Exotic Freshwater Fish: Make Your Tank One of a Kind

If you are a beginner or an expert when it comes to fish aquariums, you will want to make it better. The main aspect to look for is the fish itself. Here, we will discuss the most exotic freshwater fish suitable for beginners and advanced enthusiast. Each one is unique in its own way and each one will make your tank look wonderful. If you crave for having something different, these fish are something to consider.

In addition the dimensions of the tank were really well suited for a small saltwater tank. The tank dimensions were more like a cube then a traditional "wide" and narrow tank so it had depth depth that I would believe would work well for some nice aquascaping with live rock (or a fake palm tree like we had).


Do you want a fish that looks like an ancient creature? In that case, Arowana is perfect for you. It is a large fish, reaching 30 inches in captivity (in natural habitat it reaches 48 inches) with a strong jaw. The food should consist of live crabs, shrimps and etc. Make sure you have a 4x4 feet tank, at least and a heavy-duty filtration unit, because it makes a lot of waste. Tip: These fish will jump from the water to catch their prey, so make sure your aquarium is secured.

Discus fish

Native to the Amazon River, Discus is one of the most beautiful and most unique fish you can have in your tank. It is colorful and has a circular shape. Colors it features are blue, red, white and etc. The size of this fish depends, but it can reach 10 inches. A more impressive fact is that this fish may recognize you when you approach the tank, so they are adored by advanced hobbyists.

Axolotl- Mexican Salamander

Mexican salamander is officially known as Axolotl. It is actually an amphibian creature, which can be deduced by looking at it (it has legs). A more important fact to consider is the tank itself. This creature requires an 11-gallon tank with frequent water replacement and water testing. Because their skin is very sensitive, a small and gentle sand should be considered only. In addition, they share a tank only with large species and they are carnivores.


Flowerhorn is native to Malaysia and it is one of the most popular fish for hobbyists back there. The lifespan will be between 5 and 8 years and the maximum length is 16 inches. But, this is an aggressive fish, so the entire tank must be their own. They are also carnivores and they prefer live foods, flakes, and pellet. When it comes to colors, they are truly fascinating. Red, yellow, orange, pink and blue are the most common and they look amazing in any aquarium.


This fish comes from South America. It is a carnivore, so it will have to be placed in a tank with other members of the same species only! A more interesting fact is the behavior, which is aggressive, no less. They will pull the plants and move items around the tank, so make sure heavy-duty construction is used. Their size is between 10and 12 inches and they require 50-gallon tank or more.

If you are a beginner, make sure you donít place these fish together in the same tank. You wonít like the result.