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List: Permitted live freshwater fish suitable for import

Effective 18 March 2020 to 22 December 2020

Only live ornamental fish included in the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment permitted species list are eligible for importation into Australian territory from approved countries.

Importers are advised to check that this list is current at the time of importation. Only fish appearing on this list on the day of import will be eligible for entry into Australian territory.

All fish listings with size limits are to be measured using standard length (SL), which is the measurement from the snout to the end of the caudal peduncle.

Taxon

Common name

Specifics

Sex

Min. Size

Colour/Morph/Form

Abramites hypselonotus

Marbled headstander




Aequidens pulcher

Blue acara


3cm SL


Alestopetersius caudalis

Yellowtail Congo tetra




Ambassis ambassis

Commerson’s glassy perchlet




Ambassis buruensis

Buru glass perchlet




Ambassis elongata

Elongate glassfish, Yellow-fin perchlet




Ambassis gymnocephalus

Bald glassy perchlet




Ambassis interrupta

Long-spined glass perchlet




Ambassis kopsii

Singapore glassy perchlet




Ambassis macleayi

Macleay’s glass perchlet, Reticulated glassfish




Ambassis nalua

Scalloped perchlet




Ambastaia sidthimunki

Dwarf botia, Skunk loach


2.5cm SL


Anostomus spp.

Headstander




Aphyocharax spp.

Bloodfin tetras




Aphyosemion spp.

Killie fish




Apistogramma spp.

Dwarf cichlid




Aplocheilus spp.

Panchax




Apteronotus albifrons

Black ghost knifefish




Apteronotus leptorhynchus

Long nose brown ghost knifefish




Arnoldichthys spilopterus

Niger tetra, Arnold’s characin, Red-eye characin




Astronotus ocellatus

Oscar




Astyanax jordani

Blind cave fish



Albino form only

Aulonocara nyassae

African peacock cichlid, Emperor cichlid


5 cm SL


Aulonocara spp.

African cichlids




Bagrichthys hypselopterus

Black lancer catfish

Male only



Balantiocheilos melanopterus

Silver sharkminnow, Tricolor sharkminnow




Bedotia geayi

Madagascar rainbow, Red-tailed silverside




Benthochromis tricoti

Benthochromis tricoti




Betta spp.

Fighting fish




Boehlkea fredcochui

Chochu's blue tetra




Boraras maculatus

Dwarf spotted rasbora




Botia lohachata

Reticulate loach, Yo-yo loach


3 cm SL


Brachygobius spp.

Bumble bee fish




Brevibora  dorsiocellata

Emerald eye rasbora, Eyespot rasbora




Brochis spp.

Blue catfish




Brycinus longipinnis

African tetra, Longfin tetra




Campylomormyrus cassaicus

Double-nose elephant nose




Campylomormyrus rhynchophorus

Double-nose elephant nose




Carassius auratus auratus

Goldfish




Carnegiella spp.

Hatchet fish




Chalinochromis spp.

Lake Tanganyika cichlids




Chanda nama

Perchlet




Characidium laterale

Pencil fish




Chilodus punctatus

Spotted headstander




Chilotilapia rhoadesii

Rhoadesii cichlid, Bream


5 cm SL


Chromobotia macracanthus

Clown loach




Cleithracara maronii

Keyhole cichlid




Copeina guttata

Red spotted copeina




Copella arnoldi

Splash tetra, Characin, Jumping tetra




Corydoras spp.

Armoured catfish




Corynopoma riisei

Swordtail characin

Males only

2cm SL


Crossocheilus oblongus

Siamese flying fox, Siamese algae eater




Cyathopharynx furcifer

Featherfin cichlid, Thread fin furcifer




Cyphotilapia frontosa

Frontosa, Humphead cichlid


10 cm SL


Cyprichromis leptosoma

Yellowtail cyprichromis




Cyrtocara moorii

Lake Malawi cichlid




Danio albolineatus

Pearl danio




Danio kerri

Kerr’s danio, Blue danio




Danio nigrofasciatus

Spotted danio, Dwarf danio




Danio rerio

Zebra danio, Leopard danio




Dasyloricaria filamentosa

Whiptail catfish




Dekeyseria pulchra

Clown peckoltia, Butterfly pleco


3 cm SL


Dermogenys pusilla

Half beak, Wrestling halfbeak




Devario devario

Bengal danio, Sind danio




Devario malabaricus

Malabar danio, Giant danio




Dianema urostriatum

Stripe tailed catfish




Dicrossus filamentosus

Checkerboard lyretail, Checkerboard cichlid, Chessboard cichlid




Dicrossus maculatus

Checkerboard cichlid


3 cm SL


Ectrepopterus uruguayensis

Tetra




Epalzeorhynchos bicolor

Redtail shark, Redtail sharkminnow




Epalzeorhynchos frenatum

Rainbow shark, Rainbow sharkminnow




Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus

Flying fox




Epalzeorhynchos munense

Redfin shark




Epiplatys spp.

Killie fish




Eretmodus cyanostictus

Dwarf goby cichlid, Tanganyika clown cichlid




Esomus malayensis

Flying barb, Malayan flying barb




Farlowella acus

Twig catfish, Whiptail catfish




Gasteropelecus spp.

Hatchet Fish




Glossolepis incisus

Red rainbow fish


3.5 cm SL


Gnathochromis permaxillaris

African cichlid




Gnathonemus petersii

Elephant nose




Gymnocorymbus bondi

Tetra




Gymnocorymbus ternetzi

Black widow tetra




Gymnocorymbus thayeri

Black tetra




Gyrinocheilus aymonieri

Sucking Asian catfish




Hasemania nana

Silver tip tetra




Helostoma temminkii

Green kissing gourami, Pink kissing gourami




Hemigrammus spp.

Tetras




Hemiodus sterni

Striped hemiodus




Homaloptera orthogoniata

Indonesian lizard fish




Hyphessobrycon spp.

Tetras




Hypsophrys nicaraguensis

Nicaraguan cichlid, Moga


5 cm SL


Inpaichthys kerri

Blue emperor tetra, Royal tetra




Iodotropheus sprengerae

African cichlid, Rusty cichlid




Julidochromis spp.

Dwarf cichlid




Kryptopterus bicirrhis

Glass catfish




Kryptopterus macrocephalus

Poormans glass catfish, Striped glass catfish




Labeo chrysophekadion

Black shark




Labeo cyclorhynchus

Variegated shark, Harlequin shark




Labidochromis caeruleus

Electric Yellow cichlid




Laetacara curviceps

Curviceps, Flag acara




Laetacara dorsigera

Redbreast acara, Smiling acara




Lamprologus ocellatus

Gold african cichlid, Gold ocellatus


3 cm SL


Laubuca laubuca

Indian hatchet fish




Lepidarchus adonis

Flagtail tetra, Adonis tetra, Jellybean tetra




Lepidocephalichthys lorentzi

Loach




Leporinus arcus

Lipstick leporinus




Leporinus fasciatus

Banded leporinus




Leporinus maculatus

Spotted leporinus




Leporinus multifasciatus

Multi-banded leporinus




Lestradea  stappersii

Blacknosed threadfin cichlid




Macrognathus aculeatus

Spiny eel, Lesser spiny eel




Macropodus opercularis

Paradise fish


3.5 cm SL


Marcusenius macrolepidotus

Elephant nose, Bulldog




Marosatherina ladigesi

Celebes rainbow




Melanochromis auratus

Auratus, Golden mbuna




Melanochromis simulans

Auratus




Mesonauta festivus

Festivum, Flag cichlid



Non-Albino form only

Metynnis spp.

Silver dollars


4 cm SL


Mikrogeophagus altispinosus

Bolivian butterfly cichlid




Mikrogeophagus ramirezi 

Ram cichlid




Mimagoniates microlepis

Croaking tetra, Blue tetra




Moenkhausia spp.

Tetras




Monodactylus argenteus

Angel mono, Malayan mono, Batfish, Silver moony




Monodactylus sebae

African mono, African moony




Myloplus rubripinnis

Red hook myleus


8 cm SL


Nannacara anomala

Golden dwarf acara, Goldeneye cichlid




Nannacara aureocephalus

Golden head cichlid




Nannacara taenia

Dwarf lattice cichlid




Nannostomus spp.

Pencil fish




Nematobrycon spp.

Emperor tetra




Neolamprologus brichardi

Princess of Burundi




Neolamprologus cylindricus

Tanganyikan cichlid




Neolamprologus leleupi

Lemon cichlid


5 cm SL

Yellow morph only

Neolamprologus meeli

African cichlid


3 cm SL


Neolamprologus mustax

Mustax, Mask lamprolagus


3.5 cm SL


Ophthalmotilapia spp.

Blacknosed threadfin cichlid




Oryzias latipes

Golden medaka, Japanese rice fish




Osteochilus vittatus

Bony lipped barb, Silver sharkminnow




Otocinclus arnoldi

Sucker catfish




Pangio agma

Loach




Pangio anguillaris

Loach




Pangio borneensis

Loach




Pangio cuneovirgata

Loach




Pangio goaensis

Indian coolie-loach




Pangio kuhlii

Coolie loach




Pangio longipinnis

Loach




Pangio malayana

Loach




Pangio mariarum

Loach




Pangio muraeniformis

Spotted coolie loach, Spotted eel-loach




Pangio myersi

Loach




Pangio oblonga

Java loach




Pangio pangia

Loach




Pangio robiginosa

Loach




Pangio semicincta

Loach




Pangio shelfordii

Borneo loach, Shelford’s loach




Pantodon buchholzi

Butterfly fish




Paracheirodon axelrodi

Cardinal tetra




Paracheirodon innesi

Neon tetra




Parachela oxygastroides

Glass barb




Paracyprichromis nigripinnis

Blue neon cyprichromis




Parambassis apogonides

Perchlet




Parambassis baculis

Himalayan glassy perchlet




Parambassis lala

Highfin glassy perchlet




Parambassis macrolepis

Perchlet




Parambassis ranga

Glass perchlet




Parambassis siamensis

Glassfish




Parosphromenus deissneri

Licorice gourami


2 cm SL


Pelvicachromis pulcher

Rainbow kribensis




Pelvicachromis subocellatus

Eye-spot kribensis, Eye-spot cichlid




Pelvicachromis taeniatus

Striped kribensis, Nigerian cichlid




Petitella georgiae

False rummy nose




Petrochromis trewavasae

Texas cichlid, White spotted peerchromis, Threadfin cichlid


3.5 cm SL


Phenacogrammus interruptus

Congo tetra




Pimelodus ornatus

Ornate pimelodus catfish




Pimelodus pictus

Pictus catfish




Poecilia latipinna

Sailfin mollie




Poecilia reticulata

Guppy


2cm SL


Poecilia sphenops

Black mollie




Poecilia velifera

Yucatan sailfin mollie




Poecilocharax weitzmani

Shining tetra

Males only



Prionobrama filigera

Glass bloodfin




Pristella maxillaris

Pristella, X-ray tetra




Pseudogastromyzon myersi

Dwarf stone sucker, Sucker-belly loach




Pseudomystus siamensis

Siamese catfish, Bumble bee catfish


8 cm SL


Pterophyllum spp.

Angel fish




Puntius arulius

Longfin barb, Arulius barb




Puntius asoka

Asoka barb




Puntius bimaculatus

Two spot barb, Redside barb




Puntius conchonius

Rosy barb




Puntius cumingii

Cummings barb, Two spot barb




Puntius everetti 

Clown barb




Puntius fasciatus

Striped barb




Puntius filamentosus

Black spot barb




Puntius hexazona

Tiger barb




Puntius lateristriga

Spanner barb




Puntius lineatus

Striped barb




Puntius nigrofasciatus

Ruby barb




Puntius oligolepis

Checkered barb




Puntius partipentazona

Tiger barb




Puntius pentazona

Five-banded barb




Puntius semifasciolatus

Golden barb, Chinese barb


3 cm SL


Puntius tetrazona

Tiger barb, Sumatra barb




Puntius ticto

Ticto barb




Puntius titteya

Cherry barb




Puntius vittatus

Kooli barb, Greenstripe barb




Rasbora argyrotaenia

Silver rasbora




Rasbora borapetensis

Red tail rasbora, Blackline rasbora




Rasbora caudimaculata

Red tail rasbora, Greater scissortail




Rasbora dusonensis

Yellow tail rasbora, Rosefin rasbora




Rasbora einthovenii

Blue line rasbora, Brilliant rasbora




Rasbora elegans

Two spot rasbora




Rasbora kalochroma

Clown rasbora




Rasbora leptosoma

Copper striped rasbora




Rasbora sarawakensis

Sarawak rasbora




Rasbora steineri

Gold line rasbora, Chinese rasbora




Rasbora trilineata

Black scissortail, Three-lined rasbora




Rasboroides vaterifloris

Flame rasbora, Pearly rasbora




Rhodeus amarus

European bitterling




Rhodeus sericeus

Amur bitterling




Sawbwa resplendens

Asian rummynose, Sawbwa barb


1.5 cm SL


Secutor ruconius

Deep pugnose ponyfish




Semaprochilodus insignis

Flagtail prochilodus




Semaprochilodus taeniurus

Silver prochilodus




Spathodus erythrodon

Blue spotted goby cichlid




Sphaerichthys osphromenoides

Chocolate gourami




Sturisoma panamense

Armoured catfish


10 cm SL


Symphysodon spp.

Discus




Synodontis decorus

Clown squeaker catfish


10 cm SL


Synodontis multipunctatus

Cuckoo catfish, African catfish




Synodontis nigriventris

Upsidedown catfish, Blotched upsidedown catfish




Tanganicodus irsacae

Goby cichlid, Spotfin goby cichlid




Tanichthys albonubes

White cloud, Mountain minnow




Tateurndina ocellicauda

Peacock gudgeon




Tetragonopterus rarus

Tetra




Thayeria spp.

Hockeystick tetra




Theriodes sandakanensis

Loach




Thoracocharax securis

Giant hatchetfish




Thoracocharax  stellatus

Silver hatchetfish, spotfin hatchetfish




Toxotes jaculatrix

Banded archer fish




Trachelyopterus fisheri

Woodcat, Driftwood catfish

Males only

7 cm SL


Trichogaster  chuna

Honey dwarf gourami




Trichogaster fasciata

Giant dwarf gourami, Banded gourami




Trichogaster  labiosa

Thick-lipped gourami




Trichogaster  lalius

Dwarf gourami




Trichogaster microlepis

Moonbeam gourami




Trichogaster trichopterus

Golden gourami, Three spot gourami




Trichopodus leeri

Pearl gourami




Trichopsis pumila

Pygmy gourami




Trichopsis vittata

Croaking gourami




Trigonopoma pauciperforatum

Red line rasbora




Trigonostigma hengeli

Harlequin rasboras, Glowlight rasboras




Trigonostigma heteromorpha

Harlequin rasbora




Trinectes maculatus

Freshwater flounder, Hogchocker




Triportheus spp.

False hatchet




Tropheus spp.

African cichlids


3 cm SL


Xiphophorus hellerii

Swordtail




Xiphophorus maculatus

Platy




Xiphophorus variatus

Variegated platy






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