What are the best tropical fish to keep?

Check out the Neon Tetra Care Guide for more information.
  • Danios. One of the more hardy freshwater aquarium fish available for beginners are Danios.
  • Platies. A perfect fish for the community tank.
  • Guppies.
  • Fire Mouth Cichilid.
  • Pearl Gourami.
  • Tiger Pleco.
  • Cory Catfish.
  • Mollies.
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Which tropical fish are easiest to keep?

Top 10 Best Tropical Fish for Beginners
  • Tropical Freshwater Aquarium Fish. As a beginner, you want to choose the tropical fish that give you the best chance of success with your home aquarium.
  • Neon Tetra.
  • Swordtail.
  • Fancy Guppy.
  • Corydoras.
  • Black-skirt Tetra.
  • Zebra Danio.
  • Your Opinion:
  • How long do neon tetras live for?

    They can have a lifespan of up to ten years, or normally about five in an aquarium. Neon tetras reach 3.5 cm in length, and are considered easy to keep in a community aquarium of at least 50 cm (20 in) long, with a pH of 6.0 to 6.5 and a KH of 1.0 to 2.0.
  • Do you have to have a heater for guppies?

    Guppies are tropical fish and the water temperatures need to be in the mid 70s at minimum. Guppy fish call out for tropical water conditions of 70-78 degrees Fahrenheit. If your tank isn't within that range constantly… then you need a heater.
  • Are Tiger barbs hardy fish?

    Tiger Barbs are colorful schooling fish with a playful, active personality. A member of the family Cyprinidae, this very hardy freshwater fish is a safe bet for beginners. However, since Tiger Barbs tend to establish somewhat of a pecking order, they are best suited for aquariums with larger, more active fish.
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Are platy fish Hardy?

Examples of hardy freshwater fish include Poecilids such as the guppy, betta, molly and platy, most species of Corydoras, zebra danio and some other tetras. Generally, fish are hardy only when they have been tank-bred, since wild-caught fish may take many generations to adapt to life in captivity.
  • Are mollies a hardy fish?

    Examples of hardy freshwater fish include Poecilids such as the guppy, betta, molly and platy, most species of Corydoras, zebra danio and some other tetras. Generally, fish are hardy only when they have been tank-bred, since wild-caught fish may take many generations to adapt to life in captivity.
  • Do you have to have a heater for guppies?

    Guppies are tropical fish and the water temperatures need to be in the mid 70s at minimum. Guppy fish call out for tropical water conditions of 70-78 degrees Fahrenheit. If your tank isn't within that range constantly… then you need a heater.
  • Can fish live in a bowl?

    Betta are relatively clean fish that don't quickly foul their water (like goldfish) and don't grow to be very large. The natural habitat of the betta is slow-moving water or stagnant rice paddies, so they can live in a bowl without filtration.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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