Regarded as fascinating and alluring pets to have, fish can be relatively easy to care for. Additionally, fresh water aquarium fish generally do not require as much maintenance as most species of saltwater fish and marine life. Just as there are various species of saltwater fish, there is a large assortment of fresh water fish available. Ranging from omnivorous fresh water tropical fish, such as Boesmani Rainbow fish and brightly colored Neon Tetras and Bettas to beautiful, yet highly aggressive species of exotic fresh water fish, such as Cichlids, there is a wide selection available to suit the needs of every aquarist. Fish and other species of aquatic life are interesting to observe as they have many intriguing behaviors. It's a delight to watch an exotic fresh water fish, such as the African Butterfly fish as it glides short distances across the surface of the water, just as it is interesting to witness the feeding behavior of a fresh water tropical fish, such as a Chinese Algae Eater, as it attaches its mouth to walls and various tank ornaments. Learn more about various species and maintenance needs of freshwater water aquarium fish and determine which species to house in your fresh water aquarium.