Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Member Introductions
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6
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?
__________________

__________________
Stuartf1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 07:32 PM   #22
member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Alpharetta
Posts: 5,876
Well, I'd go with some rarer fish honestly. The common ones are overbred and can lead to some serious problems. Take a look at The various tetra species, as they're usually good for beginners. Look at fish like rummy nose tetras and emperor tetras, as they'll have a lower death rate then the more common neon tetras and guppies. Cories are also a good starter fish, panda cories are a really good place to start. I'd also like to point out that if you get a pleco, DO NOT go with a common pleco. They can get to 2 feet in length! Check out the smaller bristlenose, clown, and rubber lip species. Fish like mollies and platys are popular as well.
__________________

__________________
Homedog98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 07:40 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 6
Ive been looking on the net and came across the Siamese fighting fish looks really spectacular are they difficult to maintain?
__________________
Stuartf1986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 746
No not really, there pretty hardy, but you can only keep one male to a tank.
__________________
I CAME BACK TO CONTINUE TO SEVER THE CORD
Esoteric Backbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 08:18 PM   #25
member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Alpharetta
Posts: 5,876
They're really pretty and relatively easy, but any fish that looks like them or is in the same family is likely to get ripped apart.
__________________
Homedog98 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2011, 08:23 PM   #26
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jcolon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 3,470
Send a message via AIM to jcolon Send a message via Skype™ to jcolon
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stuartf1986 View Post
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.
jcolon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
introduction

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Introduction of me :) jvermisch Member Introductions 2 05-22-2011 07:54 PM
a re-introduction Jacko Member Introductions 2 03-26-2009 01:54 AM
introduction goldmanjace Member Introductions 10 09-04-2008 02:27 PM
My Introduction Hogie Member Introductions 10 08-18-2008 09:22 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.