Looking for Fish Suggestions for a 45 Gallon Freshwater Tank
My husband and I recently purchased a 45 gallon tank, but we're both newbies. The only experience I've had was taking over taking car of a single Beta fish of my brother's in my late teens. He originally received it as a gift in a small bowl. I felt sorry for it and bought a good size tank for one fish, in which I added some live plants. It lived for a decent amount of time. Due to that experience my initial thought was to get a bunch of female Beta fish.
I'm though not completely sure to what fish are out there and would be good for my husband and I start with, so I'm just looking for suggestions. Since we have three cats I think it would be neat to have very active fish that can grab their attention, this way the tank can double as a cat TV. At the same time for me I would love to have colorful fish. My husband is attracted to Bala Sharks, but I think they'd get too big for our tank (he'd beg to differ).
I appreciate any suggestions that anyone has to give, thank you in advance.