For the past years, the growing interest in keeping a freshwater aquarium fish sharks has been growing rapidly! These iconic fish have been legends in maintaining their reputation of being a remarkable human companions. Mind you, watching a freshwater shark swim around in a fish tank never gets old! Now, let us explore the top 9 interesting freshwater sharks! Together, let’s learn!

  • Albino Rainbow Shark
    • One of the classic and beloved aquarium fish, the Albino Rainbow Shark, is popular due to its vibrant colors and animated personality.
    • The Albino Rainbow Shark has the spot in being the longtime favorite in the aquarium hobby.
  • Black Shark
    • The Black Shark is a large freshwater Shark that originated from the rivers and streams of Malaysia.
    • This type of freshwater shark can grow much larger and more aggressive.
  • Checkered Headstander
    • The Checkered Headstander, also known as the Spotted Headstander, is known for its behavior where it positions itself with its head pointed downward when resting.
    • This type of freshwater shark is a shy fish yet very peaceful making it very ideal for the community or planted aquarium.
  • Spotted Leporinus
    • One of the most popular and brightly colored freshwater shark, the Spotted Leporinus is indeed a beauty!
    • The Spotted Leporinus is an excellent community fish and but it can get relatively big.
    • This fish is very hardy and extraordinarily active and it is a must to keep them in a large aquarium.
  • Leporinus Octomaculatus
    • The Leporinus Octomaculatus is one of the uncommon and attractively marked species of Leporinus.
    • This freshwater shark originated from Orinoco Basin in Colombia and Venezuela.
    • The Leporinus Octomaculatus loves to make its habitat in fast flowing waters and shallow blackwater swamps.
  • Rainbow Shark
    • The Rainbow Shark also called as Ruby shark originated in Southeast Asia.
    • They are not a saltwater fish but instead, thrive in freshwater. In particular, they live in the rivers of Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Malaysia
    • This type of freshwater shark prefer to live in rivers with sandy bottoms with plenty of plankton.
  • Rainbow Shiner
    • Rainbow Shiner is known for its incredible multi-coloration.
    • These fishes (Notropsis chrosomus) is a small cyprinid species that is native to the Southeasten United States.
    • It is known for its incredible multi-coloration (particularly in males) during breeding season.
    • It can be kept in a room temperature or subtropical aquarium and it is great for planted aquariums.
  • Strawberry Leporinus
    • The Strawberry Leporinus is popular yet rare in the world of fishkeeping.
    • These fishes are know to a fast swimmer yet peaceful tank mates for other active and fast-moving fish.   .
    • Strawberry Leporinus has been tank raised in limited numbers in Southeast Asia.
  • Striped Leporinus
    • The Striped Leporinus is a very beautiful fish and an elegant addition in the aquarium community.
    • It is an actively swimming fish, conquering the middle and bottom parts of the tank.
    • The Striped Leporinus are also reasonably priced, so many fish-keepers can easily afford them.

Indeed, Freshwater “Sharks” are indeed a mesmerizing beauty to keep! Note that, these fishes are very tolerant of a wide range of water conditions and easy to feed. At the end note, freshwater Sharks are indeed a showpiece specimens if they are keep properly.

If you feel curious on keeping a freshwater “Sharks”, might as well visit our website and choose! You can also comment down below for your queries and suggestions.

For more contents about tropical fish keeping, LIKE and SUBSCRIBE to our Facebook Page: US Tropical Fish



  1. Pingback: Interesting tropical fish to keep - Taunt On Water

  2. Pingback: Most interesting fish to keep - Taunt On Water

  3. Pingback: Most interesting fish to keep - Taunt On Water

Leave a Comment

Hikari Tropical Discus Bio-Gold Fish Food, 2.82 oz (80g)

• Natural color enhancing ingredients safely produce brilliant colors
• Highest grade of caroteniods available today to help your fish look their best
• High in stabilized vitamin C to support immune system health
• Perfect blend of proteins, amino acids, vitamins and minerals
• Free of parasites and bacteria common with live foods

Fluval Canister Filter, FX6 Filter (400 Gal)

Designed for aquariums up to 400 gallons, FX6 is the high-capacity workhorse of Fluval’s canister lineup, enhanced with all the power and reliability you’ve come to expect from a high-performance filter.