African Cichlids Aquarium Fish (69)
High Quality Farm-Raised African Cichlids For Sale at azgardens.com
WHY BUY OUR CICHLIDS? Simple. Our prices & Our Quality!
At our farm you will find happier, healthier, high quality cichlids at low discounted prices! All of our cichlids are farm-raised & hand fed by our family! We take great pride in offering our fish the best food, loving care and a clean, peaceful environment right up to the day your order is shipped. Then we carefully select each fish for your order, ensuring to pack them gently so you get them the next morning, alive & well!
Sexing Fish: Please do not request pairs of fish as we do not sell "sexed" animals unless specified.
Losses in Transit: You must consider the chance that you may have a loss in transit, or in acclimation. A couple things to consider. Always add the styro box & heat pack/cold pack at checkout. our losses have dropped over 90% since we began using the new styro insulated containers in early 2013. When ordering fish, perhaps order more than 1 or 2 of a certain species in the event of a loss. Just because you end up with 1 male, or 1 female does not assure that she will breed with your boy. Many female cichlids require a "group" of males to choose from, before she will pick her lifelong mate.
If you need any help putting together an order of cichlids, please know that we are here to help you. Call us. You can even text us anytime.
Brackish Aquarium Fish (26)
Cory Cat Aquarium Fish (17)
Corydora or Cory Catfish For Sale
These specialty freshwater catfish are members of the South American Corydoras genus. Corys are a temperate & tropical catfish in the armored catfish family, Corydoradinae. They may be referred to under many nicknames such as corydorases, cories, cory cats or cory catfish.
Cory Cats are some of the most peaceful and entertaining scavengers for a freshwater aquarium, and will thrive in a wide range of water conditions. These catfish are very energetic scavengers that remain relatively small. Because of their small size, they are perfect for keeping the substrate clean in a smaller freshwater community aquarium or nano tanks. There are over 150 species of this genus!
Corys are generally found in small streams along the margins of larger rivers in marshes & ponds in South America. They are native to slow-moving and almost still streams & small rivers of South America where the water is shallow & very clear! Most cory species are bottom-dwellers, foraging in sand, gravel, or detritus for waste. You can find corys on the banks and sides of the streams which are covered with dense plants and algae. Corys can inhabit a wide variety of water types. They can only tolerate a small amount of salt, some species tolerate none at all. They are often seen in shoals*. Most species prefer being in groups and many species are found in schools of hundreds or even thousands of individuals, usually of a single species but occasionally with other species mixed in. Unlike most catfishes which are nocturnal, corys are active during the daytime.
What's the differenced between Schooling & Shoaling?
Actually, it's a type of collective behavior by fish. Any group of fish type that stays together for social reasons is said to be shoaling. If the shoal is swimming in the same direction together, it is then called Schooling. Fish can get many benefits from shoaling which include a better defense against predators. Think about it: if fish swim in large schools, it is less likely any one of them will be eaten! It also helps fish find food, as well as a mate! Schools of fish will even swim faster than a lone fish.
Fancy Goldfish (14)
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Fancy Guppies (17)
aka: Common Guppy, Fancy Guppy, Guppies, Millionfish, Mosquito fish, & Rainbow fish
Guppies are a hardy, colorful, livebearing fish that will add excitement and brilliance to any community aquarium! Guppies stay small, usually under 2 or 2.5" in length and will add interest and color to the small community aquarium. Perfect for beginners to advance hobbyists.
So many unique color strains have been developed through selective breeding over the years. Crossing any number of our varieties will produce a multitude of other color strains.
The Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) are a highly adaptable species that can survive and thrive in environments that many other tropical fish species would be unable to tolerate. Although the natural range of Poecilia reticulata is in northeast South America, they have been introduced into habitats around the world for various purposes but mostly for mosquito control. Guppies are native to Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Brazil, Guyana, Jamaica, the Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad & Tobago, The U.S. Virgin Islands & Venezuela.
Guppies are very hardy and because of their hardiness and tolerance to salt water, they have populated not only their natural range but also many brackish water rivers & streams. Wild guppies tend to be more abundant in the pools of smaller streams than in the larger, deeper water, fast flowing rivers of their range.
Wild Guppies are usually grey in body coloration however, wild males can have spots, stripes, or splashes of different colors over their grey bodies.
Male guppies are much smaller than females, however their dorsal and caudal fins are always much longer and more colorful. Female guppies are larger, more drab in color and do not possess the ornamental fins like males.
Guppies may feed on both animal and vegetable matter, primarily benthic algae, small crustaceans & insect larvae, but in a typical aquarium indoors guppies should be fed an algae based flake food along with some freeze dried bloodworms and micro pellets. They need both algae based and meaty foods for proper nutrition.
Through selective breeding, literally hundreds of unique color strains of guppies have been developed over the years. These “Fancy Guppies” are bred to exhibit a plethora of colors, unique body color patterns, different shapes, body markings and sizes of caudal fins.
Flowerhorn Cichlids (8)
Freshwater Algae Eaters (39)
Algae Eating Fish! This is one of Arizona Aquatic Gardens specialty departments! Offering some of the best species of rare algae-eating fish that you typically cannot find anywhere else! azgardens.com is famous for putting the True SAE back on the map in 1992 by offering this authentic species of hard-to-find fish for hobbyists! Whether you are dealing with Green Hair Algae, Brown Algae on your glass, rocks or wood, or maybe you have some terrible Black Beard Algae (BBA) to deal with? We've got you pretty much covered with this collection of fish. Remember, if you just want to order one of our world famous ALGAE SQUADS just click this link. Perhaps you have a unique algae problem and want our guidance? Just give us a call. We are here to help you!
Freshwater Angelfish (17)
So much to see here! Take your time and look through our massive selections of tropical fish. We've been in business since 1987 and have dedicated our lives to farming and shipping aquatic livestock! If you need a hand putting together an order, just give us a call, we offer a text/cell number to professionally assist you 7-days week. THAT is personal service you won't find everywhere! Think of it as a personal assistant while you shop!
Freshwater Catfishes (25)
Freshwater Discus (30)
HIGH QUALITY DISCUS FISH FOR SALE AT AT ARIZONA AQUATIC GARDENS!
THE LOWEST PRICING ON HIGH QUALITY DISCUS ANYWHERE!
WE ARE BELOW WHOLESALE!
Our company offers a variety of quality Discus species and color varieties from trusted family-owned farms that our own family has dealt with for 20 years or more! These farms grow exquisite animals for us that are not wild caught. You can trust in the excellent quality of discus we import for you will be in superb health before they ship to your door. They undergo a 10 day quarantine to ensure they are eating, and have no physical ailments. Our company is generous, and we are always proud to ship these fish to our customers! Our farm-raised stock is guranteed to make you happy that you didn't overpay for your quality fish.
We generally bring in Discus from 3 fish farms (plus fry from South Am): Thailand, Vietnam, & Singapore. As a rule (but not always the case depending on the particular farmer) Thailand Discus tend to be more colorful (usually due to hormone additives). Discus from Vietnam and Singapore tend to be more naturally grown without the use of hormones. So, although they may appear more drab initially, as time goes on, especially with the use of color enhancing foods, they will become more colorful. New Life Spectrum offers a wonderful Discus formula that is hormone-free, and naturally color-enhancing with noticeable difference in fish vibrancy in just 10 days. Other discus we bring in are natural or brown discus as frye from South America and hand raise here until they are about 2", then we ship out to you. There are not a lot of companies that care as much as we do, and we assure your happioness with your purchase.
WHEN YOUR NEW DISCUS ARRIVE:
It is always best to keep lights off the aquarium for the 1st day (at least) when acclimating. It also helps to not sit & stare at your new fish the first week or so....they really need to get used to the surroundings and will eventually warm up to you. So, avoid doing your morning exercise routine in front of the tank during this time (happy face)! We don't want to stress out the fish, if they stress out, they'll lose theiur protective slime coating on their body and they will die (this goes for ALL fish, especially Tetras which are extra sensitive, moreso than Discus), so be calm when hanging out around the tank, later on, you can carry on as usual, and your fish will be excited to see you in hopes of you offering food. Keep the temp at about 82 or 83 initially, and feed only FREEZE DRIED (not frozen, EVER) bloodworms at first. This is a comfort food that is high in protein and then you should start offering New Life Spectrum Ultra Red formula or Discus formula to bring out the color and increase their Vitamin B complex and Amino Acid intake. Offer small amounts at feedings, do not overdo it on food like us humans, theyll be fine if they eat small amounts for the 1st few weeks, they will scavenge when you arent looking. Fish DO NOT have stomachs! So they don't get full like you and I, so don't try to feed until they are full, again, just small amounts of food. We want our fish to always act hungry, this is a good sign they are healthy! Voracious appetites are good, sluggish fat fish are not! Lastly, they must have some place to hide, lots of plants are the best such as Amazon Swords and Vallisneria grasses, but large rocks & wood help! Consider raising your Discus with Tetras!! Your Tetras will start a feeding frenzy when you feed, and will entice & encourage your discus (which are usually more shy and less inclined to eat), to join the feast! Click here for our Tetras page
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Freshwater Plecos (30)
The fish commonly known as "plecos" or Plecostomus native to mostly South & Central AMerica come from the family Loricariidae, also known as the “armored catfish”. They include fish from the genera Ancistrus, Baryancistrus, Chaetostoma, Hypostomus, Leporacanthicus, Panaque, Peckoltia, Pseudancistrus and many others. They are known to many as "suckerfish" due to the shape of their body and mouth and are often sold as algae-eaters even though many of them eat little algae. In addition to the two-part scientific names used for all living things, plecos also have their own naming system that identifies them by "L-number" or "LDA-number". Though this is not an "official" naming method, it is popular among hobbyists and collectors.
Plecos are generally flattened with a large, round head and skinnier body. The body is covered by hard plates and many have strong spines in their fins and even along the body. The mouths are on the underside of the fish and are used to rasp food from hard surfaces and to help the pleco maintain its position in the water flow.
Plecos are commonly purchased by beginner and experienced aquarists alike as algae-eaters. Most plecos actually dont eat algae or require other foods in their diet. The genera Ancistrus, Peckoltia and Otocinclus are a few common, smaller plecos that will help control algae without eating live plants. Many others are omnivores (eat both plant matter and meaty foods), carnivores (primarily eat meaty foods) or scavengers (eat whatever they can find). Some plecos, notably those from the Panaque genus, even eat wood as part of their diet.
Many plecos also get very large and their size as well as their waste production make them unsuitable for small aquariums. The very common Trinidad Pleco/Common Pleco (Hypostomus plecostomus) grows close to two feet in length. As with any other tank residents, choose plecos carefully with respect to their size, behavior and diet.
Freshwater Schooling Fish (139)
So much to see here! Take your time and look through our massive selections of tropical fish. We've been in business since 1987 and have dedicated our lives to farming and shipping aquatic livestock! If you need a hand putting together an order, just give us a call, we offer a text/cell number to professionally assist you 7-days week. THAT is personal service you won't find everywhere! Think of it as a personal assiantant while you shop!
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Gourami & Paradise Aquarium Fish (23)
What’s a labyrinth fish?
ALL Bettas & Gouramis ARE labyrinth fish. A labyrinth is an organ attached to these fish in order to let them survive in water where oxygen volume is low. This organ allows them to breathe air from the surface of water. The labyrinth helps them in their survival in low oxygen ponds/tank. These fish not only breathe underwater with their gills, but they can also breathe “our” air by coming to the surface of the water to gulp oxygen. That is why most labyrinth fish dwell around the surface of the water, thus making them fantastic surface feeders that will remove larvae or other bugs that may land on the top of the water. There are at least 6 dozen types (72 species) of labyrinth fish varieties! Labyrinth fish can be found in standing & slow-moving water in shallow areas of marshes, canals, ponds, & rice patties in Asia; China, Korea, Taiwan, South Vietnam, Okinawa (Japan) & Ryukyu islands.
The typical water chemistry for most labyrinth fish is:
pH: 6-8 (7.0 ideal)
dH: 4-30 (12 ideal)
Killifish / Cyprinodontidae Fish (10)
Killifish - Living Jewels of the Fish World!
Killifish are a small, highly colorful tropical fish found in many areas of the world except in Australia & the Antarctic. Their bright colors, small size, & easy to raise nature have given them a devoted following among aquarium hobbyists all over the world. Killies are extremely undemanding and can be kept in a variety of containers as they thrive in small tanks. A corner of a small apartment can hold a rack of small killie tanks. Killies prefer live food, but most tropical fish do, so they will do perfectly well when fed frozen, freeze-dried or other prepared foods. Killies have some of the most fascinating life cycles of any animal as many of them live in temporary pools & streams and will deposit their eggs in the mud. The water will dry up and the eggs remain dormant, buried below the ground. When the rains come the following season, which may be several months, a new generation will magically appear, seemingly from out of nowhere!
Not all killifish do this as others deposit eggs on plants which hatch in week or so. In both cases Killi eggs are amazingly tough and are commonly shipped all over the world and ship very well. Killies are a perfect choice for the beginning hobbyist. Killifish make a wonderful addition to any peaceful, community aquarium as they add a diversity of beautiful color and form.
Loach, Botia & Garra Aquarium Fish (18)
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New World Cichlids Aquarium Fish (70)
These South American Cichlids, Central American Cichlids & North American Cichlids form a wonderful group of fish known as New World Cichlids
Most of the Central & North American cichlids are monogamous substrate breeders. South American cichlids and a good part of the Central & North American cichlids originate from one single lineage: the Cichlasomine. Central and North American cichlids that do not originate from Cichlasomine are found in Panama and have developed in South America who then later reached Panama. Since Central & North American cichlids inhabit various waters in a large region of the world, they have naturally adapted to different water conditions and their preferences will vary when it comes to water chemistry, temperature and more.
Fish Temperments & Attitudes
Most New World Cichlids in this category are peaceful! In fact, ALL Dwarf New World Cichlids are peaceful but also should be kept in groups or colonies for best results. We do not recommend ordering just 2 of any fish assuming you will get a pair, because we do not sell sexed or paired fish unless specified. Here's a good tip: Example: if you wanted a pair of Apistogramma Borelli, you might want to order 6 or 8 Borelli, allow them to grow together and wait for your females to choose her mate from your batch. This is typical behavioir for many fish. ALL fish, regardless of genus may become territorial while breeding, and often this bahavior is curbed or eliminated by use of proper stocking of larger colonies of same genus of fish or offering susbstantial habitat of plants, rocks & driftwood which will make most fish feel more confotable with their surroundings and calm them down. Many North American Cichlids (except the EBJD or Powder Blue Jack Dempsey) are generally aggresive fish, but will do well in larger tanks with many of it's own type. Example: a tank full of Firemouth Meeki Cichlids is beautiful & generally peaceful, whereas you would not want to add 1 Firemouth Meeki to a community tank. If you ever need our help in putting together an order of these New World Cichlids, please feel free to contact us. We play with these animals every single day since 1987 and know virtually all there is to know about these animals. We know what is compatible, hearty, pretty, ugly, mean, nice, easy, etc. We are here to help!
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