Tropical community fish, peaceful. 15 gallon minimum. Like to be housed with mates but can be alone. Omnivore.
These larger tropical fish come in many different shapes, colors and fin patterns. They make a great addition to any larger community tank, and are very easy to breed.
Tropical community fish, peaceful. 10 gallon minimum.
Preferably housed with mates of same species. Omnivore. Guppies, known for their colorful tails, are hardy and do great in even small community tanks. They are very peaceful and active.
Tropical community fish, peaceful. 10 gallon minimum.
Like to be housed with mates but can be alone. Omnivore. Platies come in many different colors and patterns and are known to be hardy and great additions to community tanks.
South American Cichlids
Tropical fish, semi aggressive. 20 gallon minimum for dwarf species, 55 gallons otherwise. Omnivores.
Should provide adequate hiding spots. Can mix different types with caution.
The realm of South American Cichlids is wide and full of variability and make for a great beginner cichlid tank!
Tropical community fish, peaceful. Depending on type of tetra, minimum tank size ranges from 10 gallons to 40 gallons.
Generally, they are schooling fish so they need to be kept in groups of 4+, but some species are okay in pairs. Most of omnivores, some are vegetarian.
The tetra family incorporates many types of fish, ranging in size, colors, activity, aggression, and needs. They’re great starter fish and are very fun to mix and match!
Tropical community fish, semi aggressive. 20 gallon minimum. Should be housed in groups of 3+ to minimize aggression. Omnivores. Barbs, another family that has a wide variety of choices, are generally more aggressive than some of their community tank mates.
They are great choices, just be mindful of the size of the tank, the number of fish you have, and what kind of fish you have. Putting them in groups of 3 or more helps aggression, as well as avoiding mixing them with fish with long tail fins.
Tropical community fish, semi aggressive. 30 gallon minimum.
Should be housed alone or carefully observed groups. Omnivores. Gouramis, famous for their “feelers” or “antennas”, are another semi aggressive fish that get bigger than most other community fish.
They do best alone or in pairs in larger tanks. Fun fact, the Betta fish is in the gourami family.
Brackish community, aggressive, 40 gallon minimum. 4-6 inches.
Should be housed with other African Cichlids, do not mix with other types of fish. Omnivores. African Cichlids, a very popular choice within the fish-keeping hobby, are not for beginners but are easy to master when taking certain precautions.
They need lots of hiding spots that should be rearranged whenever aggression gets extreme.
Tropical community, semi aggressive. 30 gallon minimum. Can be housed with other fish, but they are often the aggressor in the tank. They are graceful swimmers but will chase other fish. They come in many beautiful patterns.
Tropical fish, aggressive. 55 gallon minimum recommended per fish.
Omnivores, loves frozen and live food. Caution housing multiple or with other fish, they’re very aggressive. These fish are full of personality and very entertaining to own, but be weary, they can grow to the size of a football and love to jump.
They came in different colors and patterns, making them a fun centerpiece (and often only piece) to a large aquarium.
Cold water, peaceful. 10 gallon minimum per fish. Can be housed with other goldfish or cold water fish. Omnivores.
Goldfish, a fan favorite, are great starter fish as long as you provide adequate housing and filtration. They are very dirty, so that should be considered when picking out a filter.
Tropical fish, semi aggressive with other tropical fish, cannot be housed with other Bettas. 2.5 gallon minimum. Bettas are easy and beautiful making them a great fish for beginners and experts alike.
They do not like heavy current, so make sure the filter you pick is low powered. There are many tail styles and colors to choose from!
Tropical community fish, peaceful. Depending on the type of catfish, minimum tank size ranges from 10 gallons to 100 gallons. Can be housed with other catfish.
Scavenger. Catfish serve as the cleanup crew for your tank, eating any food that the other fish don’t consume. They’re active, fun to watch, and help keep your tank clean.
Tropical community fish, semi aggressive. 30 gallon minimum. Omnivore.
These fish, famous for their “sucker” mouth, are surprisingly active and can be aggressive. They will eat the algae in your tank as well as scavenger fallen food.
Tropical community fish, semi aggressive. 55 gallon minimum. Contrary to popular belief, these fish mostly enjoy munching on driftwood and vegetables, not algae.
They can grow over 12 inches, so plan accordingly to accommodate this when purchasing a pleco.
Tropical community, peaceful. 2.5 gallon minimum. Likes to be housed with mates but can be alone. Eats algae, leftover food, plant material, and organic material. For tanks that have an algae problem and aren’t big enough for the classic algae eater, these fun creatures make a great addition.
Tropical community, semi aggressive. 5 gallon minimum. Like to be housed with mates but can be alone. Bloodworm mixed diet.
These charming frogs are a fun centerpiece to your tank, but make sure it has a top!
They must be kept with fish bigger than them, but it’s suggested to keep them with only other frogs with lots of hiding places.
Tropical community fish, peaceful. 10 gallon minimum. Omnivore. Killifish, which come in a huge variety, do great in smaller community tanks despite their larger size. They are known to jump, so make sure the tank has a cover.
Tropical community fish, peaceful. 10 gallon minimum. Like to be housed with mates but can be alone. Omnivore. Swordtails come in many different colors and patterns and are active members of a community tank!
Tropical community fish, semi aggressive. 50 gallon minimum. Can be housed with other catfish. Scavenger. Tropical sharks are a great addition to the cleanup crew for your tank, but be wary of how big some species can get. They are quick but also need lots of places to hide.