I want a fish that is clean and can live in a little tank. I might get a bigger tank someday but don't have the room right now. I want something like a clown fish, but hear that they don't thrive in aquariums. So any suggestions?
Clownfish are probally the hardiest as a group of all marine species. Especially if you get a tank bred species. So they are a great start for anyone entering SW. Other hardy fish are gobies & damsels(MEAN), as well as many other depending on how your tank is & how big. What size of tank do you have? Tell us a bit about it.
I want to get like a 5 gallon or maybe a 10 at the largest. I want a real vibrant color like the clownfish or just a cool looking fish. Something that doesn't need to be cleaned alot. My room is usually pretty cold, but I could always get some sort of heater.
ok.....i just once saw a clown fish in a 10 gallon tank at a pet store. I'm sure that wasn't suppose to be in that little tank. I really don't want a beta or a goldfish though. I want something more exotic. Something different
Well little tanks can have things go wrong with them quick. The water evaporates out of them so quick, which will raise the salinity. there fore you will need to add freshwater alot, and becarefull not to lower the salinity. And then there would be a larger buildup of waste from the fish.
I know you mean well but it sounds like you are of limited experience with marine environments. They are extremely sensitive and delicate. You could pull it off but I'd suggest maybe turning your attention to a lot of planning. Just getting a 10g tank a power filter, some sand and a fish won't cut it for very long.