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Old 09-27-2008, 06:17 AM   #1
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what do you think is the perfect fish?

hey people i am wrighting this message to find out what you think is a perfect fish and why because i am going to buy some new fish for my tank soon
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Old 09-27-2008, 06:23 AM   #2
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A perfect fish is the one that fits your tank parameters...

(Size, temperature, water quality, planted/unplanted, etc)
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Old 09-27-2008, 07:45 AM   #3
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Yeah, what do you already have in your tank?

If I had to pick one without knowing the existing fish in your tank and the set up you have, I'm very partial to guppies myself. They use the whole tank, they've got a lot of little quircks, and they help pick at algae. They are peaceful and prolific.
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If you can tell us about your set up and water parameters, we'll tell you the "perfect" fish
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If you don't have fish already, select the type that really grabs you and design around it. I knew I wanted my 55 gallon to be an Angel tank. Those would be the "stars", so to speak. I hover over them and make darn sure that any tank mates won't pick on them or their fins. My daughter, however prefers the bad boys. She has a very nice tank with nothing but Convicts.
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agreeing with all that was written above, that is a pretty broad question, ('kinda like, whats your favorite song, of all time?') each fish seems to have its family characteristics. My wife loves her Angel fish, they seem pretty funny in the way they 'greet' you every time you come by the tank. I love my Paradise fish, he seems pretty smart, very hardy, and colorful. Problem with both fish is tank compatibility which is why they are in two separate community tanks.
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I need a fish that will eat the alge off my glass. I DONT WANT A Pelco.
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:39 PM   #8
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I need a fish that will eat the alge off my glass. I DONT WANT A Pelco.
Just like the OP, what size tank do you have, what are the parameters, what other fish are in the tank?
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Otoclinus are the best algae eaters pound for pound. They only get about 1.5-2 inches and are easy to care for.
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Consider a native fish.

Most of them are hardy, and the Bluegill I have are quite aggressive and animated. What they lack in color they MORE than make up with their extremely entertaining behavior. Even the Sculpin that live on the bottom of the 20 exhibit interesting manners. They lay around, piled on top of each other, and then really come to life when I drop in a frozen cube of Blood worms.
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