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The following are native  freshwater North American Fish. They may or may not be suitable for keeping in an aquarium. Information provided is strictly opinion in that respect. If you try to keep them in an aquarium, please do so with care, as wild fish are usually quite delicate and hard to keep in captivity.

Amia calva

Campostoma anomalum

American Flagfish
Jordanella floridae

Sacramento Perch
Achoplites interruptus

Longnose Gar
Lepisosteus osseus

Creek Chum
Semotilus atromaculatus

Gambusia affinis

Green Sunfish
Lepomis cyanellus

Common Eel
Anguilla rostrata

Common or White Sucker
Catostomus commersoni

Sailfin Molly
Poecilia latipinna

Longear Sunfish
Lepomis megalotis

Brook Trout
Salvelinus fontinalis

Ictalurus  species

Mottled Sculpin
Cottus bairdi

Black Crappie
Pomoxis nigromaculatus

Chain Pickerel
Esox niger

Channel Catfish
Ictalurus punctatus

White Bass
Morone chrysops

White Crappie
Pomixix annularis

Umbra pigmaea and limi

Noturus species

Pigmy Sunfishes
Elassoma species

Yellow Perch
Perca flavescens

Common Carp
Cyprinus carpio

Lota lota

Black Basses
Micropterus species

Etheostoma olmstedi

Carassius auratus

Pirate Perch
Aphredoderus sayanus

Blackbanded Sunfish
Enneacanthus chaetodon

Polyodon spathula

Fathead Minnow
Pimephales promelas

Percopsis omiscomaycus

Bluespotted Sunfish
Enneacanthus gloriosus

Hog Sucker
Hypentelium nigricans

Common Shiner
Nostropis cornutus

Goldenear Topminnow
Fundulus chrysotus

Banded Sunfish
Enneacanghus obesus

Desert Pupfish
Cyprinodon maculatus

Emerald Shiner
Notropis atherinoides

Blackstripe Topminnow
Fundulus notatus

Mud Sunfish
Acantharchus pomotis

Sand Darter
Ammocrypta pellucida

Golden Shiner
Notemigonus crysoleucas

Least Killifish
Heterandria formosa

Lepomis gibbosus

Tule Perch
Hysterocarpus traski

Spottail Shiner
Notropis hudsonius

Pigmy Killifish
Leptolucania ommata

Lepomis macrochirus


Blacknose Dace
Rhinichthys atratulus

Bluefin Killifish
Lucania goodei

Redbreast Sunfish
Lepomis auritus


Longnose Dace
Rhinichthys cataractae

Diamond Killifish
Adinia xenica

Rock Bass
Ambloplites rupestris


Redbelly Dace
Phoxinus species

Banded Killifish
Fundulus diaphanus

Lepomis gulusus


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