01-30-2011, 07:30 PM
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Welcome to the forum.
In a small aquarium like the one you'll be getting, you'll be looking at smaller fish that aren't highly active swimmers (they'd need a bigger tank to have more room to swim). As to the types of fish, start with your water type. If you take a sample up to a local aquarium shop, or find out from your water supplier, the hardness and pH of your local water, you can look at the fish that suit your water parameters.
You could be considering guppies (they like harder water) and/or some tetras (some can tolerate harder water, some like soft water, there are a lot of different types, you'd need to select smaller ones). Celestial pearl danios are supposed to be nice (they don't have them here, I don't know where you live and whether they are a possibility). You could have cory catfish (I love cories - I think everyone should have cories!). You'd be looking to get some fish that hang about on the bottom (like cories) and other fish that swim at the middle and top.
You'll have options - but start with your water parameters. Also, have a look in the shops and see what's available. It's no use thinking you'd like, say, celestial pearl danios and then find out that they are unavailable where you live. Check out the Tropical Fish Profiles (second tab from the left at the top of the forum) to see the requirements for any fish you like the look of at your local shop. If it needs a bigger tank or doesn't suit your water parameters, you can then rule it out.
Edited to add: If you have room, going for the 800 model would increase your options.
Last edited by tanker; 01-30-2011 at 07:33 PM..