Fish, Tanks and Ponds


Fish, Tanks and Ponds
A comprehensive guide to fish

Characiformes

African tetras

Alestidae


Characins

Characidae


Distichodus

Distichodontidae


Flannel-mouth characiforms

Prochilodontidae


Freshwater hatchetfishes

Gasteropelecidae


Halftooths

Hemiodontidae


Headstanders

Anostomidae


Pencilfishes

Lebiasinidae


Piranhas

Serrasalmidae


Trahiras

Erythrinidae


Characiforme

The Characiformes are an order of ray-finned fish, comprising the characins and their allies. Grouped in eighteen recognized families.

Characiformes are salt intolerant and are strictly fresh water fishes.

Teeth are almost always present and most Characiformes have an adipose fin.