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Old 08-01-2016, 08:18 AM   #1
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Good morning. New to this forum and to fish keeping in general. I had a tank many years ago but it was a total disaster. My wife and I have decided to start a tank for our daughter. Any and all advice welcome. Looking for something easy to care for as it is a training tank.

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Water filtered for a week, treated and heated till next week before adding fish.

What are a few compatible, easy to care for species my 3 yr old can enjoy?

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Hi, welcome - would live bearers be of interest? Eg guppies
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I wouldn't mind live bearing species as long as it's not a constant breeding thing. Simplicity is my goal here to teach myself how to keep fish properly until I'm ready for a more advanced tank (live plants, etc.) I'm not interested in goldfish really though. Looking for 3 or 4 in tank plus a catfish for algae.

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I wouldn't mind live bearing species as long as it's not a constant breeding thing. Simplicity is my goal here to teach myself how to keep fish properly until I'm ready for a more advanced tank (live plants, etc.) I'm not interested in goldfish really though. Looking for 3 or 4 in tank plus a catfish for algae.

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Welcome to AA! I've always enjoyed neons even when I was little (maybe 6?). I think 2-3 oto catfish would be a great addition as the algae dept of your janitorial staff, as they're lively, still small, and can add to the personality. In the interest of keeping it simple, you could also add a dwarf gourami as a centerpiece as they don't get very big.

The reason for the numbers I was suggesting is because they're social fish, however, they can be edited. I just wouldn't put the neons or the otos in too small of a group..they get lonely.
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Added a few more artificial plants. Off to the big city to see the fish man tomorrow.



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I really really really wanna put an Indian Jones action figure in your tank....lol

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