Non aggressive Tropical fish for Aquarium

5 Tips for Choosing Tropical Fish for Your New Aquarium

Tropical fish make for excellent pets because they are easy to care for and beautiful to behold. The benefits of tropical fish attract new owners with little to no experience in maintaining an aquarium. Contrary to what many believe, it does take some know-how and planning to successfully set up an aquarium. A large part of that process is selecting the right fish. By following a few beginner-friendly tips you can ensure your best chances of buying tropical fish that will thrive in their new home.

1. Select Hardy Fish

Some fish are hardier than others. As a beginner, you are likely to make a few rookie mistakes. Sensitive fish can die easily from minor issues. Therefore, your best plan is to get fish that are able to adapt and survive.

It is also cruel to buy flashy, pretty fish that are not likely to live long in an aquarium set up by a newbie, states AquaticCommunity.com. Fish are happier when the conditions in their aquarium are suitable for them. With hardy fish, there is more room for error that is not too damaging than with Clownfish and other less adaptable species.

2. Select Peaceful, Nonaggressive Fish

Fish are classified as peaceful, mildly aggressive, moderately aggressive or aggressive. Managing aggressive fish takes experience. Some fish fight and can cause serious injuries, which could be fatal or lead to infections, according to AquaticCommunity.com. A beginner will have an easier time keeping less aggressive fish alive.

You should be especially careful if you select fish with delicate fins. Even normally peaceful fish occasionally nip the fins of their aquarium mates. Tiger barbs are particularly known for fin nipping.

It is best to start with peaceful fish and do some research to see if the species you want are likely to get along.


Freshwater aquarium

by sage9x

A saltwater aquarium is going to be a massive time suck and a money pit. I advise against it. I really enjoyed my freshwater aquarium, but I never really had a problem with hard water. They make water conditioners for that, though.
I really enjoyed my freshwater aquarium. It was not that expensive, and if you get the right kind of fish, they are hard to kill. I stuck with Rafael catfish(hard to find the spotted kind), senegal bichirs(some people call them dinosaur eels), chichlids(super aggressive), and oscars. Don't forget to also include an algea eater(like a pleco), and several mystery snails

Adult Corydoras Catfish to a good home.

by Manticor892

I have a twenty five gallon tall planted aquarium and I bought a tiny little cory cat not realizing at the time that they grow to be ~3 inches long. I have plenty of room in my tank but honestly my cat has become too aggressive to other bottom feeders like algae eaters for me to keep him. The aggression is probably due to the size of my tank and my oversight. He has never been aggressive to mid or high water community fish. I am happy to give him away to someone who has a good size freshwater aquarium. I can provide a picture if necessary but a quick Google of corydoras will give you a good idea

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