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post #1 of 7 Old 12-12-2007, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Fish suited for beginners

Hi all.

It seems there is a demand for a topic naming all fish suitable for beginners so I decided to create this topic and we can eventually compile everything we need.

Just a couple of reminders for the beginners:
1. Please make sure to research or ask in forums regarding the fish you want to keep. Avoid impulse buying without doing any thorough research. You'll really hate the future consequences.

2. "Inch per gallon" rule is illogical. I won't have to go further on this one. Better ask several people instead of only a few so you can get the general consensus of opinions. I stick with space, levels dwelled and bioload rather than compute the length of body needed for each tank.

*-Rethink before you buy!

To begin with...
Arulius Barb
Cherry Barb
Golden Barb
Rosy Barb
*Tinfoil Barb
Zebra Barb
Danios
Rasbora boraptensis
Scissortail Rasbora
White Cloud Mountain Minnow
Coolie Loach
Horse-faced loach
*Skunk loach
*Weather Loach
*Goldfish
*Black Shark
*Rainbow shark
*Red-tailed black shark
*Chinese Algae Eater
False Siamese Algae Eater
Flying Fox
True Siamese Algae Eater
Sparkling Panchax
Yellow-tail Panchax
Endler's Livebearers
Guppies
Mosquito fish
Platies
Swordtail
*Acara
*Angelfish
*Blood parrot cichlid
*Convict cichlid
*Egyptian Mouthbrooder
Firemouth Cichlid
Flowerhorn cichlid
*Green Terror
*Jellybean Parrot cichlid
Jewel Cichlid
Kribensis
*Melanochromis auratus-Same as Yellow Labs.
*Neolamprologus brichardi
Nyassa Peacock
*Oscar
*Peacock Bass
Spilotum
Tapajos Orange Head
Venustus
Yellow Labs
Black Skirt tetra
Black Neon tetra
Buenos Aires tetra
Red-Eye tetra
Serpae tetra
Silver-tipped tetra
Synodontis angelicus
Synodontis eupterus
Synodontis multipunctatus
Synodontis nigriventris

*Arowana
*Bichir
*Snakehead
Banded Gourami
Blue Gourami
*Giant Gourami
Honey Gourami
*Kissing Gourami
Pearl Gourami
Paradise Fish
Siamese Fighting Fish
Thick-lipped Gourami

More can be found here and will be updated continuously.
http://fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?p=65257#65257

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-13-2007, 12:27 AM
Lepester, what does (*) mean?
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-13-2007, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Lepester, what does (*) mean?
You didn't read everything?

*-Rethink before you buy.

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-13-2007, 12:49 AM
It was the "thinking" part that threw me off. lol
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post #5 of 7 Old 12-14-2007, 02:31 PM
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Lupin: you could add endlers live bearers to the list as good first fish. I may have missed them but I always thought of mollies as easy too.
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post #6 of 7 Old 12-14-2007, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Lupin: you could add endlers live bearers to the list as good first fish. I may have missed them but I always thought of mollies as easy too.
Oh, good point. Mollies have a reputation for being difficult to keep in the early stages for most people especially when they begin to clamp their fins if they sense something is not right with their water conditions hence I did not recommend them.

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post #7 of 7 Old 12-15-2007, 08:28 PM
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ya i had mollies in a 10 gal tank. all of them died from a swim bladder disease. i don't know why though. any help here? my other fish wern't affected.

55 Gallon Aquarium
1 Black Kuhli Loach
3 Black Skirt Tetras
4 Angelfish (3 Marble, 1 Gold)
1 Glass Fish
2 Blue Sunset Gourami
3 African Dwarf Frog
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