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Restricted Species List

Due to their sensitive nature, fish listed below are not covered by our conditional livestock guarantee.

Animals on this list are either very difficult to keep in the home aquarium, or are highly susceptible to loss during shipping. These animals should only be kept by the advanced hobbyist or researcher. Customers requesting any of these animals waive any responsibility on the part of That Fish Place for dead arrivals or animal losses normally covered within our 14 day replacement period for unrestricted species.

  • Beginner level aquarists or aquarists with newly established aquariums (less than six months old) should not purchase any species on this list.
  • We are also not responsible for the existing fish in your aquarium or for fish sold as “starter fish” for new aquariums. Guarantee does not cover fish purchased for new aquariums (less than 6 weeks old).
  • Weather conditions, new arrivals and other circumstances may cause items and shipments to be restricted at any time.
  • Management reserves the right to exclude any items from the guarantee policy at any time.


  • This list is subject to change at any time. Any items not covered by the guarantee policy will be advertised on that item's individual webpage as well.

Saltwater Fish

Angels
Bicolor Pygmy
Regal

Barracuda

Batfish
All Species

Boxfish and Cowfish
All Species

Butterflies
Copperband

Cardinals
Banggai (wild-caught)

Dragonets
All Mandarin Dragonets

Eels
Black/Blue Ribbon Eel
All Snake Eels

Gobies
All Firefish Gobies

Jawfish
All Species

Lionfish
Antennata
Fu Man Chu
Radiata

Moorish Idol

Pipefish
All Species

Seahorse
All Species

Sharks
All Species

Stingrays/Skates
All Species

Sweetlips
All Species

Tangs
Hippo Tang

Wrasses
All Cleaner Wrasses
All Leopard Wrasses
All Tamarin Wrasses

Saltwater Inverts

Anemones
All Species

Corals
Elegance Coral
Gorgonians and Sea Fans

Cucumbers
All Species

Feather Dusters
All Species

Jellyfish
All Species

Nudibranchs and Sea Hares
All Species

Octopus
All Species

Shrimp
All Species

Sponges
All Species

Starfish
All Species

Freshwater Fish and Inverts

Apistogramma Cichlids

Arowana

Discus

Feeder Fish

Frogs and Tadpoles

Guppies

Killifish

Knifefish
Black Ghost Knifefish
Brown Ghost Knifefish

Piranha

Pleco
Gold Nugget
Queen Arabesque

Shrimp

Stingrays

Tetras
Cardinal
Emperor
Neon
Rummynose