Freshwater Fish

We have a nice selection of freshwater fish at City Pets from all parts of the world. Barbs and Gouramis from Asia, Tetras from the Amazon, Cichlids from South America and Africa, Rainbow fish from Australia, and many more species and varieties. We try to keep a good selection of fish in the store, but if we don’t have that specific fish you are looking for, please ask us about our special orders!

Some of the fish we currently have as of today include:


  • Koi (normal and butterfly)
  • Comets (Sarassa, other mixed varieties)
  • Feeder Goldfish (comets and commons)
  • Rosey Red Minnows (AKA Fathead Minnows, Tuffies)
  • Fancy Goldfish: Red Cap Oranda, Calico Fantail, Pearlscale


  • Tetras:  Congo, White Skirt, Diamond, Black Skirt (probably more that I can’t think of!)
  • Barbs: Gold, Cherry, Tiger (normal, albino and green)
  • Algae Eaters: Common Plecostomus (“algae eater”), Chinese Algae Eater, Otocinclus
  • Gourami: Blue,  Gold, Dwarf
  • Mollies: Silver, Black,  Balloon
  • Platies: Mickey Mouse, Sunburst,  Assorted others
  • Guppies: Mixed varieties
  • Swordtails: Neon, Brick
  • Snails: Mystery, Trapdoor


  • Tiger Oscar (~12″ Adult)
  • Albino Tiger Oscar (~8″ Juvenile)
  • Baby Tiger Oscars (Regular and Albino)
  • Firemouths
  • Brilliant Jewel Cichlid
  • Assorted Zebras (Pseudotropheus sp.)
  • Assorted Peacocks (Aulonocara sp.)
  • Yellow Labidochromis


  • Green Scat
  • Monodactylus argentus
  • Freshwater Snowflake Moray

We are always willing to do special orders, so please let us know if there is a particular fish you are looking for, or if you want a whole bag of 50 Neon Tetras for yourself. :)


  • 1. Joseph  |  August 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Do you keep a steady supply of red belly piranhas? Do you guys run out pretty often?

    • 2. liz largent  |  August 18, 2011 at 8:28 pm

      The red bellies that we have are adults. They are really nice looking fish! We don’t often have babies- but we keep trying. Feel free to check back often, we do a fish order every 2-3 weeks.

  • 3. Bentley nielsen  |  January 27, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Looking for frontosa can u get them?

    • 4. liz largent  |  January 30, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      We can usually get Frontosa. Each time we place a fish order, the availability list is different. Please do come by the store or give us a call (816-561-7387) so we can talk in more detail about what you are looking for (male, female, juvenile, breeders etc) and get your contact information. We do special orders on fish all the time!

  • 5. Rebecca Mace  |  February 18, 2012 at 6:57 am

    Are able to get fire eels?

    • 6. liz largent  |  March 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      I would be more than happy to order one in for you if they are available. Please call the store or come on in and we will get you on our special order fish list!

  • 7. Mary C.  |  March 4, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Do you keep Pearl Scale Goldfish in stock or are they a type that you have to order in individually?

    • 8. liz largent  |  March 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      We stock and assortment of fancy goldfish. The pearl scales are one that we commonly have, but what is available to us is always changing. We would be more than happy to order some in for you.

  • 9. Leo M. Kirsch  |  March 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm


    I just wanted to say thank you for calling me before placing your two most recent fish orders. Having the opportunity to purchase any species available versus only what the average fish shoppe has available in their tanks has made you my pet store of choice.

    Also compared to any other retailer in KC city pets has the healthiest fish.

    Leo K

    • 10. liz largent  |  April 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you for you supporting our small business. It means a lot to us to have appreciative regular customers like you.

  • 11. Chris  |  April 20, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Do you guys ever carry freshwater dwarf puffers?

    • 12. liz largent  |  April 22, 2012 at 12:55 pm

      We have in the past. They are readily available from our fish supplier, and if you would like us to special order some for you please call or come by the store so that we can get you on the special order list!

  • 13. mirbert  |  May 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Hey there! This is an amazing website! We’ve always tried to come by your store but haven’t been able to make it before you close yet. :(
    Do you ever get any bristlenose plecos? I don’t care what size/color/gender it is, I just want one or a few that aren’t more than $5… Is that possible?

    • 14. liz largent  |  May 10, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      It may be possible- give the store a call and we will get you on the special order list and get some price quotes for ya! They will be pretty small at that price, but we will see what we can do!

  • 15. Dustin  |  May 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Do you stock calvus or are they a special order? I would really like a couple of them

    • 16. liz largent  |  June 11, 2012 at 8:15 am

      The calvus would be a special order. We would be more than happy to look into it for you.

  • 17. Barbara  |  May 27, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Do you carry the fish medication called Prazipro or perhaps another product with Prazi in it?? I have a stubborn gill fluke problem and I am tired of beating them back with formalin only to have them reappear. I have tanks, not a pond but I would like to have it quickly and would buy a large quantity if I had to. Thanks!

    • 18. liz largent  |  June 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

      I do not carry PraziPro, but I have an aquarium medication by API called General Cure. It comes in a pack with 10 packets and the active ingredient breakdown is as follows: “250mg Metronidazole and 75mg Praziquantel per packet.” We keep General Cure in stock and please feel free to come by or call if you have any more questions.

  • 19. jessica  |  May 27, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Do you sale pond supplies such as cleaning treaments and ect.?

    • 20. liz largent  |  June 11, 2012 at 8:22 am

      We have a complete pond section with products ranging from water conditioner, to medication, to cleaning supplies to the fish and plants! Please feel free to stop by or to call if you have any further questions.

  • 21. Cam  |  June 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Do you carry rope fish?

    • 22. liz largent  |  June 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

      We have had ropefish in the past, but have pretty much gone to special ordering them for people because of their nasty habit of escaping down into our sumps! We would be more than happy to get some in for you though.

  • 23. Cam  |  June 14, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Are you guys able to order Caribe Piranha?

    • 24. liz largent  |  June 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      Piranha are difficult to get right now. They are considered an invasive species in most of the US, but especially in the south and the southern parts of the east and west coasts. This is where most fish suppliers (including ours) are located, and if they are located in said areas it is actually illegal for them to sell piranha at all. Unless we find a local breeder or a northern supplier, I am afraid piranhas are a no-go.

  • 25. Mike  |  July 23, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Are you guys able to order a chinese high fin banded shark?

    • 26. liz largent  |  July 30, 2012 at 8:12 am

      If they are on the availability list, yet. We have ordered them in the past.

  • 27. Danah  |  September 6, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I was wondering if it’s possible for you guys to order some celestial pearl danios?

    • 28. Danah  |  September 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm

      And also, I bought some mollies about 5 days ago, I realised that they aren’t suitable for my tank, I feel horrible (I’m a beginner), can you take them? I don’t want to bring them back to petsmart because God knows what they might do to them.

  • 29. Juan delatorre  |  September 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    hi i am looking for some cherry red shrimp, can you let me know when you get some in Thanks (love your store)

    • 30. liz largent  |  September 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

      We will try to get some in next order. It will probably be about 2 weeks or so.

  • 31. James  |  September 12, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Large Male Managuense cichlid for sale, The fish is about 13 inch’s long. Do you guy’s trade for credit or buy Jags?

    • 32. liz largent  |  September 13, 2012 at 8:14 am

      We do often offer store credit for large fish. I do not, however, have room for another Managuense at the moment. I have three large adults (mixed genders) in my 180gallon tank here at the store. After we sell those, we would be more than happy to trade.

  • 33. Charles Hodgin  |  January 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

    Hi, I live in Topeka, and have a cichid habit! Do you carry a variety of African cichids, with lots of color?
    Also, would I need to do anything special to carry a fish purchase from KC to Topeka?

    • 34. liz largent  |  January 17, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      We carry all sorts of African Cichlids. We have several different OB Peacocks that have some lovely color right now. We also offer special orders on fish, so if there is a specific species, color morph, etc that you are looking for please give us a call and we will do our best to get it in! You can reach us at 816-561-7387.

  • 35. Rodger  |  March 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    I completely forgot you guys existed until a guy from the local aquarium club reminded me about you. I left KC for many years and am back. I will be coming in to check you out and have you order some fish for me! (nobody stocks the oddballs I want) To everyone else, there is an aquarium society in this town:

    • 36. liz largent  |  March 13, 2013 at 2:15 pm

      Great that you are back! We would love to get your oddball fish on the special order list. Let us know what we can do for you!

  • 37. Brendan  |  July 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Do you carry or ever carry Cory catfish?

    • 38. liz largent  |  July 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

      We try to always stock cory cats. Usually just the common ones (albino, peppered and green) but we can special order many specific species as well.

  • 39. Breanna  |  October 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Do you guys currently have any piranhas in the store?

    • 40. liz largent  |  October 20, 2013 at 10:07 am

      We do! We have baby piranhas.

  • 41. Tammy  |  October 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    I am looking for a Panda Butterfly, Clown Loach, shovel nose catfish. Would you have any of these in stock?

    • 42. liz largent  |  October 31, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      I do not currently have any of these in stock. If you would like to be added to our special order list, you can call the store at 816-561-7387 and we would be more than happy to order them for you.

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