Originally Posted by Stuartf1986
Yeah they had different types of loach fish,which I liked the look of aswell,is there any particular fish which are good to start off with?
The tetras as was mentioned are good choice and the Redtail shark is a gorgeous fish as it Grows .. but they can get up to 6 inches long ... so a 55 gallon is the recommended minimum. Also you can really only have one per tank ... they get very territorial with other of their species or similar bottom dwellers.
Another good starter fish are Barbs ... I think they're great! Energetic, colorful, hardy and come in relatively small sizes (up to 2-3 inches max) with a couple of exceptions. Most Barbs are relatively peaceful shoaling fish so they need a group of at least 6.
TigerBarbs are the most aggressive notorious fin nippers, but keep them in a group of 6, and they channel that aggression towards each other as the males try to establish dominance of the shoal. However, you will need to avoid slow moving, large fin fish (Ex. Angels).
75g Planted Barbs Denison, BlackRuby, Tiger, Albino Tiger, Green Tiger, Cherry, Gold, Checkered, Odessa.
NonBarbs Cardinal, Neon, RummyNose, Bloodfin Tetras, Z. Danios. 1RTS. Amano, Bamboo, Ghost & RCS. 20g Long Shrimp Tank RCS, Tiger, Amano.