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Old 10-01-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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One fish one 30 gallon tank what would it be ?

Looking to get one fish for a 30 gallon tank for son. Like a pet fish one he can watch and be interested in. Just looking for ideas . thanks
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:05 AM   #2
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goldfish

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betta fighting fish
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:25 AM   #3
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I can highly recommend a blood parrot cichlid. This fish is like a puppy in a fish tank. My husband and I both keep them and the way they interact with their human is amazing. We can hand feed them and they come to the glass when you're near. They are easy keepers and do well alone or in groups but for a 30 gallon, I'd recommend only one. I think your son would love one!
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Black ghost knife would be my choice.

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The BGK would require a much larger tank as it matures, though.
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The BGK would require a much larger tank as it matures, though.
True but it would take awhile and by then you'll be hooked enough to get a bigger tank
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I say an angelfish, very pretty and personable.
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Any of several South/Central American cichlids would fit the bill, at least if the tank is not planted. Jack Dempsey, Firemouth, etc, as well as the aforementioned Angelfish and Bloody Red Parrots. All have personalities that can make them seem like pets, are hardy, and adapt well to living alone.

I might hesitate with an Angelfish for a child, as the mortality rate for the little ones commonly sold is pretty high, unless you a lucky enough to find one from a local breeder.

I had a firemouth when I was a kid, and got a big kick out how he would blow out his gills and display when he saw me and started begging for food.
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I would not recommend a jack Dempsey for a thirty gallon, they get a foot long and require much more space to stretch IMO.
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I agree with bruins abour the jd.
I second an angel, fancy goldfish, or firemouth. Not personally a fan of the blood parrot, but to each his own.
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