Our Fish Selection
Petland West Wichita has freshwater fish for sale in Wichita. Our fish make great pets for first-time fish owners. Our fish are hand-selected, friendly, and have their own unique personalities! We have bettas, a range of Cichlid, Oscars, and Severum fish all ready for you to come pick your perfect freshwater fish!
Come pick from a wide range of colorful decor and gravel selection! Create your new world for your freshwater fish friend.
Convict cichlids are popular aquarium fish and have also been the subject of numerous studies on fish behaviour.
The betta got its name from an ancient clan of warriors, called the “Bettah.” The fish were given a combatant name after the fighting fish became popular in the mid-1800s. Betta’s normally live 2 – 3 years, but there have been a few cases of bettas living well into their teens.
The clown loach (Chromobotia macracanthus), or tiger botia, is a tropical freshwater fish belonging to the botiid loach family. It originates in inland waters in Indonesia on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. It is a popular fish in the freshwater aquarium trade and is sold worldwide.
The Long Fin Red Minor Serpae Tetra is a peaceful, omnivorous, schooling fish that comes from South America. Long Fin Red Minor Serpae Tetra is great for the community aquarium and is extremely hardy but should be kept in schools of no less than 5 to minimize aggressive behavior.
Nerite snails are extremely popular for their unique patterns and colors, as well as their practical benefits. They work hard to clean algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, they eat hair algae, and they keep your substrate clean and the correct color. In fact, nerite snails are widely believed to be the single best snail in the aquarium hobby for obliterating algae off of glass, rocks, live plants, driftwood, and other types of decorations.
Rainbow Sharks, also known as Red Fin Sharks or Ruby Sharks, are small tropical freshwater fish native to Thailand. If you’re looking to add some color and attitude to your aquarium this may just be the fish for you.
Aquarium Kits & Supplies
We offer a complete kit including the tank and supplies necessary to care for the Four Basic Needs of your water living friend: Behavioral, Maintenance, Environmental, and Nutritional.
- Behavioral Needs
Decorations – Structure provides security and safety to fish. It provides niches and hiding places. Provide items that will give cover from the top to the bottom of the aquarium. Decorations will reduce stress, aggression and visually enhance the look of the aquarium.
Plants – Provide niches for mid-water and surface swimming fish.
Driftwood, Castles, Rocks – Offer cover for bottom-dwelling species.
Schooling – Most of the fish we keep in aquariums will live in large groups called schools. It is important to keep them in groups of at least three of the same species in your aquarium.
Aquarium Background – Improves the look of the aquarium and provides a sense of security for the fish.
Gravel Cleaner – Helps keep the tank clean, removes waste buildup, and facilitates water changes. Its use is the best way to clean tank.
Filter Material – Replaceable filter cartridges help keep the tank clean and remove particles from the water. Change as recommended by manufacturer.
Net – To catch adult and baby fish with least harm to fish.
Algae Scraper – Best and safest way to clean aquarium glass – do not use pot scrubbers as they are too abrasive. Use the appropriate pad for your aquarium material (glass or plastic).
Test Kits – Monitor water quality parameters, ammonia and alkalinity.
Aquatic Book – Background information and instructions for ongoing care.
Aquarium – The larger the tank, the better the overall environment for the fish and the easier it is to keep and maintain.
Hood/Light – A hood will keep the fish in the aquarium and a light will illuminate the fish and plants for enhanced growth and enjoyment. Fluorescent lighting is the best.
Canopy – Hides cords and makes presentation clean and uncluttered.
Stand – Safely supports the weight of the aquarium and meets the tank’s warranty requirements.
Filtration Systems – This is the life support system, and more is better – the three types of filtration are chemical, biological, mechanical. Biological is the most important.
Heater and Thermometer – Having a stable temperature reduces stress and disease.
Water Conditioner – Makes water safe for fish and other organisms by removing toxic chemicals such as chlorine.
Substrate – Needed for decorating and for nitrifying bacteria to adhere to, which promotes biological filtration.
Bubbles and Air Accessories – Oxygen enters the aquarium primarily from the surface. Bubbles will cause surface agitation and increased gas exchange.
Stress Aid – During the process of traveling to a new aquarium, fish endure a great deal of stress, making them more susceptible to disease. Helping manage the stress will reduce the chance your fish will get sick.
Food – Must be offered in proper form for fish to eat (flake, pellet, disc, etc.). Promotes foraging similar to nature. A variety of foods mimics their natural environment.
Staple Diet – Provides basic nutrition.
Plant Based Diet – Provides roughage, good for omnivores (Live-bearers, Tetras, Barbs, etc.).
Specialty Food – For other specific needs and feeding habits (sinking foods discs).
Frozen Food – Provides variety of balance, a must for certain fish (a more natural food source).