Fish that Start with H


Fish that Start with H -

How would you like to see a whole load of fish that start with H? Well… here it is, an extensive list of fish names beginning with H. We’ve seen some really amazing creatures throughout our fish A-Z so far and letter H is no different, although, there are a few less varieties than other letters of the alphabet. But don’t let that deter you, we’ve chosen our favorites and given you all of the Latin names alongside their common names and we’ve included freshwater and saltwater fish, so we hope you enjoy finding out more below.

Our Top 3 Fish Names Beginning with Letter H

As there were less common names of fish that start with H, we’ve chosen 3 of our favorites instead of 5, but they really are great fish, so keep reading to perhaps discover your next aquarium venture!

Haitian Cichlid (Cichlasoma haitiensis)

The Haitian Cichlid is found in the wild in Central America and are endemic to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. When kept in aquariums, these fish can be extremely territorial, so they are best kept in large single species tanks alone or they fair well when paired up in a couple.

Despite their territorial aggressive nature, these fish like greens in their diet, particularly spirulina flakes. If they do venture into live feed, they are quite fond of earthworms.

Harlequin Rasbora (Rasbora heteromorpha)

This little fish is rather cute, don’t you think?! They have a unique shaped marking on their flanks and the males tend to be brighter in color. Female Harlequin Rasboras are usually rounder, which makes them cuter again.

These shoaling fish are lovely and peaceful – they like to be kept with at least 6 of their own kind and should never be kept with larger preditory fish or the Rasboras will become fish food. They do like a lot of space to swim and a few planted areas, but they don’t like fast moving water as it can overwhelm their small fins.

Honey Gourami (Colisa chuna “Gold”)

Found in the rivers and lakes of India and Bangladesh, these golden fish are relatively peaceful creatures. If you are hoping to keep Honey Gourami in your aquarium then you may want to consider 2 females to every male, this helps to alleviate any distress which may be inflicted on the ladies by the brightly colored dudes.

Despite their bright buttercup appearance, these fish can be shy and retiring. Make sure your tank has some planted areas and cave-like structures to ensure your Harlequin Gourami can hide away when then need. They usually live nearer the top of the tank, so ensure there is some air space there as they often like to breath at the surface.

List of fish names starting with H

If you liked those 3 wonderful fish that start with H, then you’re going to love the ones we have listed below. Some are more rare than others and some fish aren’t normally kept in aquariums (especially those from the sea). We’ve put scientific names in brackets so if you wanted to do more research, you could easily find out more about each of these fish.

Freshwater fish beginning with H:

  • Half-Lined pyrrhulina (Pyrrhulina laeta)
  • Hampala barb (Hampala macrolepidota)
  • Harlequin shark (Labeo cyclorhynchus)
  • Harrison’s pencilfish (Nannostomus harrisoni)
  • Hatchetfish (Gasteropelecus sternicla)
  • Head-and-taillight tetra (Hemigrammus ocellifer)
  • Heterotis (Heterotis niloticus)
  • Hi-Fin banded shark (Myxocyprinus asiaticus)
  • Hi-Spot Rasbora (Rasbora dorsiocellata dorsiocellata)
  • High-Backed Headstander (Abramites hypselonotus)
  • High-Backed Tetra (Citharinus citharus)
  • Hillstream Loach (Balitoropsis zollingeri)
  • Hog Sucker (Hypentelium nigricans)
  • Hog-Nosed Brochis (Brochis multiradiatus)
  • Holland’s Piranha (Serrasalmus hollandi)
  • Hong Kong Pleco (Gastromyzon ctenocephalus)
  • Hora’s Loach (Botia morleti)
  • Horse-Faced Loach (Acantopsis choirorhynchos)
  • Huchen (Hucho hucho)
  • Humeralis Piranha (Serrasalmus humeralis)
  • Humphead (Steatocranus casuarius)
  • Hyena Cichlid (Nimbochromis polystigma)

Saltwater fish beginning with H:

  • Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)
  • Hagfish (Myxine kuoi)
  • Hairtail (Evoxymetopon taeniatus)
  • Hake (Merluccius hubbsi)
  • Halfbeak (Hemiramphus brasiliensis)
  • Halfmoon (Medialuna californiensis)
  • Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)
  • Halosaur (Halosauropsis macrochir)
  • Hamlet (Hypoplectrus unicolor)
  • Hammerhead shark (Sphyrna gilberti)
  • Hammerjaw (Omosudis lowii)
  • Handfish (Brachionichthys hirsutus)
  • Hardhead catfish (Ariopsis felis)
  • Hatchetfish (Argyropelecus hemigymnus)
  • Hawkfish (Cirrhitus pinnulatus)
  • Herring (Clupea harengus)
  • Herring Smelt (Argentina sphyraena)
  • Hickory Shad (Alosa mediocris)
  • Hoki (Macruronus novaezelandiae)
  • Horn Shark (Heterodontus francisci)
  • Horsefish (Congiopodus torvus)
  • Houndshark (Triakis semifasciata)
  • Humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Rhinecanthus rectangulus)
  • Hussar (Lutjanus adetii)

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