Choosing Community Fish (for beginners)

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23 Apr 2016 13:59 #1 by Paul177 (Paul Glennon)
Hello everyone, my name is Paul. I am looking to get my own Community Tropical Fish Aquarium in a few years, once i get my own place. (as on waiting list for housing on the moment). But i want to use the time before then, to gather as much info as i can on what fish i want to choose etc. I am thinking of getting an 100 litre tank, as want to get as big as i could get.

I would love your help and advice on which to choose and which are compatiable. Here are two different ideas i have:

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- Zebra Danios or Harlequin Rasboras (TOP)
- Guppies (MID)
- Catfish (Pygmy/Dwarf Cory or Three Lined Cory or Adolfos Cory) (Bottom)

(Livebearers: at the moment i havnt been sure if Livebearers would be good starter fish for beginners as not sure what to do if tank keeps getting overcrowded. Please let me know if i should till i get more experience 1st before getting any Livebearers.)

2. (below is without Livebearers)

- Zebra Danios or Harlequin Rasboras (TOP)
- Tetres (Neon or Cardinal Tetras)
- Catfish (Pygmy/Dwarf Cory or Three Lined Cory or Adolfos Cory) (Bottom)


Looking forward to hearing from you, thank you.

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26 Apr 2016 20:02 #2 by robert (robert carter)
Hi my own choice would be the second list , but thats just me and i think its a very personnel choice what fish one keeps .

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27 Apr 2016 18:52 #3 by Paul177 (Paul Glennon)
Hey Robert, hows a goin? Yeah been thinking that 2nd group would be best for me to start, as i can always get livebearers in the futher when i get more experience. Thank u.

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27 Apr 2016 19:08 #4 by robert (robert carter)
I am fairly new to the tank hobby,but there is a wealth of knowledge and experience here on the forum, so just ask and it will be answered

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07 May 2016 21:58 #5 by Aldrin (Aldrin Martin)
If ur starting off with tropical a bn pleco is the best to start off with...it's compatible with nearly everything...there r the odd exception now then

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08 May 2016 09:05 #6 by helix8008 (Tomas Novak)
Welcome Paul,

I would go for opt2. Good luck with your tank.

Tom

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20 Jun 2016 20:54 #7 by ChelseaSplendon95 (Chelsea Ward)
I would personally go for the first list, gupps are a great gateway to learning to breed your own fish.They're hardy and each one is different.

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12 Jul 2016 21:21 #8 by Goldilocks (Noeleen E.)
I posted here about 2 years ago asking the same questions. My best advice would be to get as big a tank as you can. Mine is 120 litres & I wish I had got a bigger one.

I made mistakes in the beginning but the guys here have been great at giving advice.

I have Tetra's, Cories, 1 Bolivarian Ram, Siamese Algae Eaters & some Swordtails. One of the Swordtails born in my tank is about to make me a Granny :-)

Good Luck with whatever you choose.

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