After your tank is all set up and running smoothly, you are ready for your trip to the pet store for your fish purchases. Tropical fish for beginners can be difficult however and beginners should certainly do research before filling their tank by reading books or talking with pet store employees.
While it can be tempting to buy exotic and other more active fish to fill your tank, you should choose community fish first. These are the varieties that are not aggressive and will not bite you or eat other fish in the tank. While you may be excited about filling up your fish tank and watching them swim among the colorful aquarium components, you must first gain the experience you need not only to take care of fish but also to learn which species can live together comfortable and in harmony.
Buying community fish also allows you to learn how many fish can comfortably live in your tank. Schooling fish are a good option for the first time fish owner as well and just as they name implies they remain together in a “group”. These fish are fun to watch as they move so gracefully throughout the tank. Buy as many as you can fit in your tank and enjoy them as they remain in motion, swimming together.
Remember, reading a book about tropical fish for beginners or speaking to a fish expert about which fish are best for you is a great way to start a healthy tank.