Welcome to the beautiful world of aquascaping! Fish! Balázs, come on! Fish! We’re changing… And we’re continuing the series that we started two weeks ago. This order contains about 500 fish. And how many species? I think it’s 30 maybe. 30 different species. Without further ado, let’s go! First bag. So these fish are the Brigittae. These are the smallest fish that I know. But I think it’s the most famous one. I really like the little line in their red body. They have like a blue line in there. Also, their mouth is really small, so I’m always having trouble feeding them. How many Boraras types we have here? We have the Brigittae. We have the Urophthalmoides. [Balazs] The Urophthalmoides. [Lóri] The Merah. [Balazs] Merah. [Lóri] And the Maculatus. [Balazs] This is probably the most exciting part of the fish room for me personally, because you’ve got all the different shrimp there and the Nano fish. And you’ve got the Bettas here. You’ve got some really cool Betta photography going on, from Tommy. I’m gonna show you some pictures. Alright then, let’s do the next one now! Which would be… Your choice! Okay! Oh, the Corydoras. [Lóri] Yeah! This is the Corydoras panda. [Balazs] You’ve got quite a few species of Corydoras, here at Green Aqua. [Lóri] At the moment we’ve got eight species. [Balazs] And I really like the Laser. So how many fish arrived dead here actually, in a box like this? Do you usually have fish death, or not? Sometimes, but it’s not quite a lot. Another Corydoras. The Corydoras Julii. And I really like the Julii name, because in Hungarian it’s Júlia. So the nickname for Julia is Juli. Oh, Furcatus! [Balazs] Those are my favorite fish. You know why? Because they’re blond and blue-eyed. It’s not very popular for some reason. I just love them. Let’s introduce them. [Lóri] Hey guys! [Balazs] The friends are here. There are no other fish in this tank, as these fish are fast swimmers. So we don’t really want them to stress out the others. Oh, wow! You’ve got the Atyopsis gabonensis shrimp here, which are freshwater shrimp. Those are really beautiful! I don’t think that you can keep them with regular shrimp though. Because they are going to fight with each other. You’ve got some Dwarf gouramis here, which are really cool, because they’re really peaceful, in contrast with the big gouramis. You can keep them together with other fish and stuff. [Lóri] It’s also an algae eater. But I can’t remember the name. [Balazs] You can just go back and shout it to me. It’s a… Beaufortia kweichowensis. Beaufortia kweichowensis. [Speaking Gibberish] [Lóri] These are not good algae eaters, but they look funny. Alright, so the next one is actually… What’s the Latin name for this? Trigonostigma heteromorpha. This is like Hengeli, but a bit bigger. It’s gonna look good in bigger tanks. They don’t grow much bigger. [Balazs] It’s like higher. [Lóri] Yeah! If you want a classic Nature Aquarium style, you can actually think about having these, right? I’m gonna take the Trigonostigma heteromorpha, because… I can’t even pronounce that. You’re gonna say the name of this one again. [Lóri] Not again! The Cardinal tetra. Yeah! The red neons, as we call it in Hungary. The red neons are really cool fish. You have to know that they need higher temperatures, to feel good. So they are not really suitable for planted tanks. So these are the reds. These are the green ones. [Lóri] No, blue. These are the blue ones. [Balazs] Okay, we forgot to tell about the green ones. The green ones are the smallest ones. Do we have it? Yeah! It’s right here. Can you pan? [Lóri] The Angelfish! [Balazs] The Angelfish, cool! Yeah, they don’t have the back stripes visible, because they are stressed at the moment. I really like Angelfish. And these were the fish, that actually Mr. Amano had in is big home tank at the beginning. They use the Altum version, which has a different color. Oh, here’s some fish, that needs to be released in the tank. These are also Scalare fish. [Lóri] That’s the Koi version. This is why I told you in the previous video, that you need to take into consideration, how much these fish grow. [Lóri] This kind of Angelfish needs a tank size of – I suggest – 200 liters maybe. And there we have the Botia fish. Chromobotia macracanthus. Really, really beautiful, we have two bags of them. They live on the bottom of the tank? Yeah and you can also use them, if you’ve got some snail problems. [Balazs] You really have to be careful, not to use them in tanks, where you have precious snails. What is that? Colibri! This is beautiful, I really like them. It’s also a really cool fish to use in planted tanks, because they have accentuated pinkish, yellowish colors. [Lóri] And this one is the gold version. And this thing is the Goby fish. They also swim on the bottom of the tank. [Lóri] It’s also a good algae eater. [Balazs] What kind of algae would it eat? [Lóri] The black brush algaes. Are you like looking at everything from an algae eating perspective? Yeah! It’s like “Does it eat algae? Yeah! It’s cool.” “Let’s just keep it!” We have some smaller ones in there. You can see the difference. We’ve got quite big ones. They can dig. The problem is that if they get frightened, they can just dig themselves into the soil. Alright, so the Friday afternoon traffic has just started at Green Aqua. This is one of the busiest periods of the time of our sales. CPOs! Why do they keep them together, like this? [Lóri] Because they can fight each other. But you put them in the same tank, right, so it’s like when they don’t have space, then they fight. [Lóri] Don’t put too many CPOs in one small tank. Sakura shrimp! These are really nice and we like these better, than red cherry shrimp, [Balazs] …because they don’t multiply and the color range is much better.
[Lóri] They have a stronger color. Oh, these are the Galaxies. I’ve been talking about these little fish a lot. They have a packing order. And the good news is… [Lóri] …the first box is empty. The first box is empty. Throw it! Most of these fish are coming from the wholesaler to Green Aqua, but the wholesaler? Where do they get them from? They order from Asia. About 90% of fish come from Asia. Two types of snails. No! Three types of snails. Where is the other one? One, two, three! And these are not the same type? [Lóri] No! [Balazs] I immediately recognized these snail eating snails. [Lóri] These are the Assassin snails. [Balazs] So these are the Zebra Nerite snails. I quite like them. They grow big. And these are the… [Lóri] Black Helm snails. These are also good algae eaters. Some people have a snail infestation in their tanks. I’m always saying that it’s not a problem. When the biological equilibrium will be established in the tank, then it’s not gonna be a problem to have snails, because their numbers will be limited. But you can also add the Botia, or you can have the Assassin snails to kill them. Be careful, because the Botia can also dig. Okay, what’s next? I can already see, that these are really… Kubotai! Small Kubotai. The Rasbora kubotai. And these look almost transparent at the moment. We’ve got lots and lots of Amano shrimp! Check this out! And you also put some fine filter mesh in there. Why do you do that? [Lóri] Because it’s not good if they are just catching together. We’ve got the algae eaters here, and obviously for algae eaters, you need algae. So we never clean these tanks. And we sometimes do put in some plants, that came in pots and got some algae. If we put them in for cleaning, after a couple of days, it’s gonna be crystal clear. Not couple of days, because usually in this tank… Within an hour. Yeah! Like that, because usually we have got 150, or 200 Amanos. I’ve got some nice shrimp here as well. I’ve got the orange Sakura shrimp. This is Dory’s favorite. Oh wow, the shrimp?! Oh and the yellow ones! I always wanted yellow ones! The second one is also empty. Okay, so what we do here now is that we’re gonna punch some holes. Yeah! Let’s just do it! And until then, I’m gonna explain to you, that these will stay in these punched bags, for at least two-three hours. Here is my special tool! Alright, so I think we ran out of boxes for today! And he also jumped into the picture. Thanks Lóri, for helping me with this. [Balazs] I’m sure that I wouldn’t have done this alone
[Lóri] You’re welcome! with all these names. And I really need your insights into the fish. You guys can learn a lot from Dory. Dory? Dory now?! I’m pretty confused, you with the wifey. Brother… He’s gonna answer your questions in the comments below for a couple of days, and after that I’m gonna let him work, so please post any fish related questions only in the first couple of days, after publishing this video. Later on we’re not gonna be able to answer. Subscribe to the YouTube channel, if you didn’t do so yet! Hit that like button and we’ll see you next week! Next week! I’ll see you next week. He’s gonna take care of the fish, right? Thanks again! You’re welcome! Bye! Bye!


  1. Such beautiful fish, shrimp and snails! Thank you for sharing the unboxing. It's nice to meet other people who work at Green Aqua!

  2. I always heard you should never get water from the aquarium store into your tank when introducing fish, to minimize the risk of getting diseases. Is this actually true or just a myth?

  3. At 04.53 aren't they Parcheirodon innesi ? They are not red belly's so I don't think they are axelrodi but that they are innesi ….

  4. Hello guys!
    I made a small aquarium for my son, 30 liters and i need you advise how many fish i can fill in. I was thinking to fill some mini tetra or mini neon.
    Thank you!

  5. Hi, you’ve mentioned that Cardinal tetra prefers warmer temperature and not suitable for planned aquarium? I really like its look and of getting it for newly setup planted aquarium, so can you explain what temperature is good for planted aquarium and what’s good for the cardinals? Is there a middle ground to accommodate both of them? You’re videos are 👍🏽

  6. Really love Boraras brigittae but difficult to keep if you've got a rimless tank since they are jumpers in the wild. Love their colours!

  7. wow these fish are amazing and photography also good ,why can't you make a video only showing the fishes like movie video , can you include marbled hatchetfish also in your gallery.

  8. Excellent video as usual! I have two questions, do micro rasboras like the Brigittae, kubotai need a separate tank? Or we can keep them with cardinals, embers, lemons tetras? Secondly, can we keep dwarf gouramis like chocolate, honey gouramis with apistogramas? Will they fight and have territorial uses?

  9. Thanks for that content 🙂 Short question: does the assasin snail assasinate every non-assasin snail? 😂 Can I bring them together with a nerite?

  10. Wow some amazing fish, especially like the Rasboras. We don’t see as many of the varieties where I live on the Isle of Wight in England. Another great video guys

  11. Hello i have question .
    i have 6 zebra danio and 33 Neon Tetra with couple amano shrimps , people are saying zebra danio are very dangerous for Tetra and amano but i have them for a 4 month and never had problem!
    i would like to know your thoughts

  12. Nice informative couple of videos! I love that you had fish that I have never seen before, very cool. Where did you get that shirt with the quote from Mr.Amano?

  13. a series on types of fish for planted tanks would be great to watch!
    For example :
    How to choose fish to use in a competition tank
    How to use fish to compliment your tank design (fish with vertical/horizontal lines)
    Which fish, snails and shrimp are good for planted tanks
    Types of companion fish (putting a confident fish with a timid one to make them come out of hiding)

    Looking forward to lots more great content, Thanks Balaz, Lori and the crew!

  14. Gabonesis shrimp can be kept with other shrimp, and they are very large compared to them so they dont mind someone climbing on top of them even, just make sure they got a good spot with good flow, and they do need some particles in the water, maybe create a landscape with a rock they can sit on and feed on the other side of the tank of the outlet so as to pickup some particles on the way in the flow. I did something similar. I have 3 of these in a iwagumi type of scape and they sit on their favourite rock all day and feed. What I do not recommend is putting them with Plecostumus. They always seems to get on each others nerves for some reason. They fight, but the shrimp will give up in the end and they just hide and die. They are not shy by nature in my opinion, but when bullied they seem to give up… 🙁 If they are left alone they are very much out in the open. Truly amazing shrimp.

  15. I’m a fish keeper and I love the hobby we all share. But one thing I increasingly worry about is how we source these fish and the effects it’s having on nature.

    Surely if we keep catching wild fish and shipping them all over the world, we are having a negative impact on these species and their habitats? Does anyone else ever think about this?

    I wonder if more effort could be made to tank breed in order to prevent wild species from diminishing.

  16. Question. Ik that ideally you guys like ro water remineralized with a gh plus to a gh of 3 or tds of about 120 but the kh of 1 is what im wondering about. Is that a problem for the fish/shrimp or plants. Also side question, what’s the best way to feed algae eaters in your opinion when there’s no algae

  17. Hello, I got the following livestock 🙂 : SAE, Otocinclus, Amano Shrimp, Red cherry shrimp and some MTS snails. I have a planted tank (load of plants, inclined more to a dutch style) and staurogyne repens gets eaten. Only that one. Leaves look like scissored from the sides until only the midrib remains. Who is causing this? S. repens flourishes in another tank with similar conditions minus the above livestock (except MTS…they are everywhere).

  18. Awesome content !
    I feel really really lucky that I can catch lot of corydoras, 2 or 3 kinds of shrimps and some other cool fishes here in Brazil, just few minutes from my city. And it isnt Amazonia, actually, south Brasil at Mata Atlantica the most biodiverse place in the planet 😀
    Its amazing how you guys can make a very simple subject so intersting and full of details.

    Thanks for that !

  19. I love this video, I always wondering about this kind of things. My question, how do you decide the fish species for your landscaping?

  20. Hi! How much and what do you feed the galaxy rasboras? Have 8 in a tank and even if I crush just a bit of micro granules there is always a lot falling to the bottom

  21. As someone that had bamboo shrimp in a tank with over 100 cherry shrimp… they won’t harm a fly. In fact, I frequently watched the cherry shrimp climbing on top of the bamboo shrimp and cleaning them off. They are very peaceful together.

  22. Love the fact you show the fish names and not just say them. Sometimes it's hard to make out what someone is saying so printing the names is very helpful. Thank you so much. Also, love the betta photography. I have a soft spot in my heart for bettas and I have done a lot of nature photography so this is one of my faves!

  23. Love your videos all the way from the US. Why are the neon tetras not really suitable for planted tanks? And how many per 10 gallon tank?

  24. Great info. Just as a note, when you guys place the text with the names of the fish in the video, could you place it slight up and to the left. The end of the text gets covered by a red round subscribe button. Also when we pause the video to write down the name thats on the screen, the name gets covered by line which you use to move forward and backward in the video. so slightly higher would not be hindered by this. No biggie though 🙂

  25. I was able to ID two mysterious fish that came with my guppies because of this video! I have a dwarf rasbora and a kubotai rasbora! Thanks

  26. 4:00 aka HIllstream Loach. I love the fish unboxing videos 😀 and I love how pristine everything looks, you guys must be always working away at keeping everything perfect. I wish you were my local fish store 🙂

  27. For a classic Iwagumi layout carpeted with Monte Carlo, what would be an ideal fish mix if I want lots of color. I have a 90 liter long tank and I want to get shrimp, butterfly loaches, and the main fish which will school.

  28. Will angelfish eat my plants? I have a heavily planted aquarium and wanted to have a nice group of angels, but in the past they ate all of my plants, why is this?

  29. Hello. As usual, great video. You have one of the best aquarium hobby channels on yt. Mega store but I would not like to live in the area. I would leave all my money 🙂

  30. Most megint tanulnom kell valamit! Mindig azt hallottam, hogy amibe a halakat szállítom, azt a vízet ne öntsük az akváriumba,hanem a mi vízünkből kell mindig egy picit adagolni, hogy megszokják a halak. Benneteket nézve ez most megdőlt. 😊 Mégse úgy van ahogy? 🤔

  31. great video, nice insight into the fish business! Few questions considering dwarf cichlids. Would butterfly cichlids (the yellow/gold ones) be happy at temp. 24oC? I found contradicting pieces of info around. And how many would it be sensible to keep in a 300l, quite heavily planted tank? Also, in a mentioned tank, would 2 or 3 pairs of Apistogramma cacatuoides found their own niches or fighting would be inevitable? I'm currently making a fish list for my aquarium and trying to choose between butterflies and cockatoos

  32. When you are unboxing the fishes and I still don’t know about aquascaping my aquarium with drift wood makes me to feel like noob . I think there should like me. Make a video on driftwood preparation. And by the way this video is awesome since most of the time in my country the fish unboxing would be smelly and colour of the water would be like brown or black and fishes will be stressed like they are going to blast and yet fish sellers don’t care about and seeing a person like caring about shrimps is very good to know

  33. Another great video as always! I have a question about the tetras. you said the Cardinal likes the warmer temps so it's not suitable for planted tanks, is that all species of tetras? Also what kind of fish would you recommend for a large open water tank?

  34. I miss killies, as they are fascinating fish, and their array of colors is amazing. I think you should definitely support the local breeders. At least a third of your shipment is available locally, and that would also reduce your carbon footprint.

  35. I really need help with fish illness, I left my fish tank to my parents for about two weeks,(2 dwarf gourami fish, planted tank) everything was working well, but when I come home I found that two fish is behaving unusual, they stey on top of the water all the time, not active at all, and one fish died suddenly on the second day, I found some white film around its body, and the one left have a hole around its belly (the outside skin is gone, I can see some bone, but no blood) with some white film around it too, I'm sure there's no other fish in this tank. is it still possible to cure this fish? I didn't found any solution online, it looks hurt, it really needs some help. (btw nice video)

  36. Thank you for sharing your videos. After watching your Inspiring and Motivating videos and with the help of your hints & Tips, I have finally finished setting up my tank. I would love to share some photos with you and get your reviews. That might help me in future creations. Thank you

  37. Aqua fish… I can watch it whole day. 🥰😍😍🥰😍😍🥰
    You know… Where I live…. Most of this fishes.. Are exports front here all around the world.
    Lots of love to you guys from India🇮🇳 🙏

  38. Hello Green Aqua, i really need to visit green aqua. Can you arrange a giveaway for me? Haha… I really love your works and appreciate your hard work. Greetings from Sri Lanka.

  39. Hello Balazs! I have started to watch your channel and must say that is really good. I do not have an aquarium yet, but pretty close to have it. Could you make a video about initial phase of aquarium life course? I mean first four weeks after set up. I've heard that it is the most difficult time for beginners to go through. I have seen that you use twinstar just after setup. Is it common thing to do? How to get stabile environment quickly? I am really afraid about algaes. Thanks for your work! Regards from Poland!

  40. Can you show us good combination of fish in a planted tank (different styles and how a specific fish benifits the style of the tank with his color, bodyshape or behavior)? In some previous clips you come up with this for just a few secounds. I would realy like to see more about this.

    btw: Chromobotia macracanthus(Clown Loach) are the smartes fishes ever.

    I have botia in my tank's for 15 Years. They know the day, night, cleaning and eating time tables, they also are able to identify humans, like to watch good movies (my Botias are fan's of the walking dead and Vikings they don't like GOT … I don't know) or just hanging around and having a good time, some times I see them playing with snailshels or just rocks. They are not like other fish how just swimming arround and eating they own shit … 😉 Botia never do this.

    Please have in mind this fish will stay in the tank for the next 25-30 Years after the snails are gone. They getting huge 30cm, loves heavey streams, dark sand, shadow areas, many free swimming space and lots of friends around them. They like a wolvepack in your tank, with a strong hierarchy structure inside the group.

    They also don't like all kind snails anyway. I had lots of Neritina pulligera, Melanoides maculata and Planorbidae in my tank and the Botia doesn't touch them.
    Oh, yes you said don't put Atyopsis moluccensis and Amanos togehter. I had a couple of Atyopsis moluccensis with Amanos and the Botia in my tank, works very fine for years now.

    I realy like your clips, keep going.

  41. These aquariums look pristine. Or is it the light, the background and maybe the high quality glass that are fooling me?

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