Fish that Start with G


Fish that Start with G -

There are some really great fish starting with G – lots of giant, golden and green aquatic life to help keep you entertained as you learn all of the different types of fish! We’ve included common names and scientific names (in brackets) in our list so you can identify your favourites like a professional!

There are fish in our lists that live in freshwater and saltwater as well as little fish for home aquariums and huge fish which would be best suited to a commercial aquarium or the wild. We’ve got a bit of everything!

Our Top 5 Fish Names Beginning with Letter G

Here are a few fishies that we thought were worthy of a special mention, as we think they’re super cool and some are even perfect your home aquarium. So let’s take a closer look and find out more about our favourite fish that start with G.

German Ram (Microgeophagus ramirezi)

Brightly colored and small, the German Ram is a type of cichlid which is predominantly found in the wild in the Orinoco River basin. This is quite a popular fish for aquarists around the world as it can live well in community tanks (as long as they are in a couple) and they are very pretty to look at. Angelfish make good tank mates but as with most cichlids, it is important to keep an eye on the tank dynamics to avoid any fatal mishaps.

Other types of popular ram cichlid are the Electric Blue and Gold Ram, which are, of course, favored for their coloration. Ram cichlids love to eat a variety of foods, including frozen or fresh, so keep their diet varied to make sure their stomachs are content.

Giant Gourami (Osphronemus goramy)

This large fish can be found in the wild across Asia, specifically in Sumatra, Borneo and Thailand. Giant Gourami are a peaceful fish that get on well with other fish of their size e.g. Silver Dollars. Due to their size, they do need to be kept in extremely large tanks with plenty of room for swimming and areas of bogweed for hiding in. These fish are better suited to professional aquarium setups – gourami are strong and could end up breaking through the glass of a normal tank, this is why they are sometimes known as “tankbusters”.

Glass Catfish (Kryptopterus vitreolus)

Also known as Ghost Fish, this see-through fish looks just like a spirit hovering in mid-air. You can see (straight through) their bones are clearly visible through their transparent bodies, with only their heads looking opaque. Perfect for a friendly community tank, Glass Catfish are happiest in groups of 4 or more – if they are by themselves or with aggressive fish, they will get bullied.

These clear fish love to have large spaces to swim and are quite sensitive, so will need regular water changes. Feed them with pellets or flakes and the odd bloodworm to keep them happy.

Golden Pencilfish (Nannostomus beckfordi)

Found in the swamps or slow-moving freshwaters of Brazil and Guyana, these small-mouthed fish are great for community tanks. They can be kept successfully with fish of a similar size such as Corydoras and Neon Tetras but keep an eye on their eating habits as these little Pencilfish will not compete for their food so could end up going hungry.

Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

The Guppy is a brightly colored, small fish that has a bit of a fascination with reproducing! Keep at least 3 females for every male in a tank to keep them from feeling too harassed. Males are the most brightly colored of the species and if kept with Bettas, they could be seen as a rival male and become the target of aggression.

Some larger fish may see guppies as food, so make sure to pick tank mates carefully. The Guppy will eat anything as they are omnivores, so they will dine on algae, food flakes or even smaller live foods.

List of fish names starting with G

If those cool little dudes above weren’t quite enough, then here are more little (and big) fishies that have names beginning with G. There’s freshwater fish and saltwater fish so you can delve further into the world of fish that start with G!

Freshwater fish beginning with G:

  • Gamitana (Colossoma macropomum)
  • Ganges Shark (Glyphis gangeticus)
  • Gar (Boulengerella lateristriga)
  • Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus)
  • Garbei Cory (Corydoras garbei)
  • Garden Eel (Heteroconger hassi)
  • Gertrude’s Blue-Eye (Pseudomugil gertrudae)
  • Geryi Piranha (Serrasalmus geryi)
  • Ghost Fish (Kryptopterus vitreolus)
  • Ghost Knifefish (Apteronotus albifrons)
  • Giant Australian Glassfish (Parambassis gulliveri)
  • Giant Brochis (Brochis britskii)
  • Giant Danio (Danio aequipinnatus)
  • Giant Pacu (Colossoma macropomum)
  • Giant Puffer (Tetraodon mbu)
  • Giant Raphael (Megalodoras irwini)
  • Giant Snakehead (Channa marulius)
  • Giant Tanganyika Cichlid (Boulengerochromis microlepis)
  • Giant Whiptail Catfish (Sturisoma aureum)
  • Gila Trout (Oncorhynchus gilae)
  • Gilded Catfish (Brachyplatystoma flavicans)
  • Giraffe Catfish (Auchenoglanis occidentalis)
  • Girardinus (Girardinus metallicus)
  • Gizzard Shad (Dorosoma cepedianum)
  • Glass Knifefish (Eigenmannia virescens)
  • Glittering Pencilfish (Nannostomus nitidus)
  • Glowlight Danio (Danio choprae)
  • Glowlight Tetra (Hemigrammus erythrozonus)
  • Goby (Gobiidae [Family])
  • Goeldi’s Pimelodid (Brachyplatystoma goeldii)
  • Gold Dust Molly (Poecilia sphenops)
  • Gold Line Scissor Tail (Moenkhausia intermedia)
  • Gold Piranha (Serrasalmus aureus)
  • Golden Dojo (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)
  • Golden Dwarf Cichlid (Nannacara anomala)
  • Golden Gourami “Pseudo Albino” (Trichogaster trichopterus)
  • Golden Julie (Julidochromis ornatus)
  • Golden Loach (Sabanejewia aurata)
  • Golden Mbuna (Melanochromis auratus)
  • Golden Pheasant (Aphyosemion sjoestedti)
  • Golden Shiner (Notemigonus crysoleucas)
  • Golden Tetra (Hemigrammus rodwayi)
  • Golden Trahira (Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus)
  • Golden Trout (Oncorhynchus aguabonita)
  • Golden Whiptail (Sturisoma aureum)
  • Golden Zebra Loach (Botia robusta)
  • Goldeye (Hiodon alosoides)
  • Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
  • Goldie River Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia goldiei)
  • Gourami (Trichogaster lalius)
  • Grant’s Peacock Cichlid (Aulonocara stuartgranti)
  • Granulated Catfish (Pterodoras granulosus)
  • Grass Carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella)
  • Gray Loach (Triplophysa dorsalis)
  • Gray Pike Cichlid (Crenicichla johanna)
  • Grayling (Thymallus arcticus)
  • Green Chromide (Etroplus suratensis)
  • Green Cory (Corydoras aeneus)
  • Green Discus (Symphysodon aequifasciatus)
  • Green Lepturus (Buccochromis lepturus)
  • Green Pufferfish (Tetraodon nigroviridis)
  • Green Scat (Scatophagus argus)
  • Green Severus (Heros serverus)
  • Green Spotted Puffer (Dichotomyctere fluviatilis)
  • Green Sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris)
  • Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii)
  • Green Terror (Aequidens rivulatus)
  • Green Tiger Barb (Barbus schuberti)
  • Green Tiger Loach (Botia hymenophysa)
  • Grunter (Rhyncopelates oxyrhynchus)
  • Gudgeon (Giuris margaritacea)
  • Guenther’s Cichlid (Chromidotilapia guentheri guentheri)
  • Guinean Bichir (Polypterus ansorgii)
  • Gulio Catfish (Mystus gulio)
  • Gulper (Eurypharynx pelecanoides)
  • Gurnard (Chelidonichthys spinosus)
  • Guyana Slopehead Catfish (Ageneiosus brevifilis)

Saltwater fish beginning with G:

  • Galjoen Fish (Dichistius capensis)
  • Garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus)
  • Ghost Flathead (Hoplichthyidae [Family])
  • Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus)
  • Ghost Shark (Hydrolagus colliei)
  • Ghoul (Inimicus didactylus)
  • Giant Sea Bass (Stereolepis gigas)
  • Gibberfish (Gibberichthys pumilus)
  • Glassfish (Parambassis ranga)
  • Goatfish (Upeneus davidaromi)
  • Goblin Shark (Mitsukurina owstoni)
  • Goby (Gobiidae [Family])
  • Gombessa (Latimeria chalumnae)
  • Goosefish (Lophius piscatorius)
  • Gopher Rockfish (Sebastes carnatus)
  • Graveldiver (Scytalina cerdale)
  • Gray Mullet (Mugil cephalus)
  • Gray Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos)
  • Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)
  • Greeneye (Chlorophthalmus agassizi)
  • Greenling (Ophiodon elongatus)
  • Grenadier (Coryphaenoides leptolepis)
  • Ground shark (Carcharhinus isodon)
  • Grouper (Epinephelus malabaricus)
  • Grunion (Leuresthes tenuis)
  • Grunt Sculpin (Rhamphocottus richardsonii)
  • Guitarfish (Pseudobatos productus)
  • Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus)
  • Gunnel (Pholis laeta)

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