Warm Water Pond Fish

Often in smaller container gardens, tropical fish are commonly used to control mosquito larvae and algae. In western New York, these fish will stay in the pond from early June until mid September, depending on the water temperature. Living outside lets these fish grow to the maximum potential and develop brilliant colors.  Among the favorites are paradise fish, guppies, barbs and various African cichlids.

Plecostomus - great algae eater; beware of pectoral spines

Gold Gourami

Red Paradise Fish

Red Tux Lyretail Swordtail

Male Blue Metallic Guppy

Longfin Rosy Barb

Hi Fin Banded Shark gets up to 3 feet

Labidochromis caeruleus

Labeotropheus fuelleborni - great algae eater

Melanochromis johanni

Cichlid Haplochromis strigatus

Bosemani Rainbowfish