For me I pick Neon Tetra, the small fish that swims in group that's found in the Amazon Jungle what it takes to be favored fish ever. With its blue and red color its makes it as hobbyists well liked fish. Plus neons are relatively very cheap...
Mollies they give live birth instead of laying eggs, so it is cool to have a fish who has babies swimming around. But remember to seperate them from the other fish so they don't get eaten. I like Angel fish too they look pretty but they can be temperamental and attack other fish.
Yeah mollies are livebearers just like those superb looking guppies, and the platys. Its nice to have an aquarium with lots of little fishes hehehe, having fishes give birth is one of the best thing fish hobbyists are up to. Mollies are hardy, friendly and cheap too hehehe and perhaps one of the most kept fish in pet owner's tanks. Yeah angelfishes (which belong to cichlids)is also a very good pick since they are like a gliding plane inside your aquariums but bite other fishes' tails nyahahaha specially the goldfishes.
Ha, I have had all of those fish, with not so great results.
Mollies are great for the babies, that is very true. Keeping the babies from being eaten is a whole new can of worms though.
Neon tetras are a lot of fun. I unfortunately had a huge angel fish in the tank at the time though, and they were a tasty little snack.
Said angel fish from above, was a great fish. I had it for well over 6 years through at least 4 tank moves. For a time, it was in a tall hexagonal tank that was about 1 foot from my painted turtles tank. The two of them were "friends." Watching each other and swimming side by side, quite frequently.
My favorite fish, although the angel fish was great, I really like the paisley and black and white tetras. They eat so fiercely and the way they school together is fun to watch.
Unfortunately, I don't have a tropical tank set up right now. Just the turtle tank. So the only fish in my home are the lucky goldfish, rosy red minnows and baby bluegill, bass and crappie caught in the minnow trap from my mom's lake. And they are only lucky for a bit, they rarely last more than a few months.
Wow you have a very big angelfish and I haven't seen as big as that yet. I love all kinds of tetras and neon ones are my favorites, I haven't seen a paisley before but i'll check in the internet. I love fishes that school together hehehe as they stick well together, some of them even glows , and are colorful.
Hehehe your present tank seemed very interesting to me, with edible fish on it too you might gobble one of 'em when you're hungry just kidding aside.
Your pets are lucky to have a stunner pet owner in you thanks for posting.
Ancistrus spp. because I love weird creatures, and because they come in so many shapes and colors. For most people, they are really mysterious. Some love them, some find them ugly... in one word, they're WEIRD.
They're really weird but have a good role to play in any aquariums they patrol your tanks for the scraps and leftovers nyahahaha, we call them here in the Philippines janitor fish. Still beauty is in the eyes of the beholder and I think you have a good pick though. Thanks for posting.
Wow you have a nice picks there ha. Discus which is also a cichlid is a very goodlooking fish, serious hobbyists love them much because of their colorful features and are graceful swimmers, many breeds them.
Oscars (tiger, red, albino, hybrids) are really awesome fishes as well. They are very intelligent and nice to see them attacking smaller fishes as well. They look timid but dont get fooled they are capable of dishing out a very swift and fatal attack.
Your picks are also my favorites... Thanks for posting:)
Now I'm getting a feeling and another impression about Kiwis nyahahaha they are strange and do strange things too ha, wakikik, is this true Kiwi my princess of the strange land called Hokitika nyahahahahahaha...
Your so funny there ha pearldiver, i smell something fishy now hahahahaha...
I've love the lowly guppy (for their color and constant movement) and gold barbs (SO durable! nothing kills them). I also like tetras (neon especially) and various danios, although they tend to be a little on the aggressive side in the top section of the tank.
We share same passion with the choice of fishes to keep, I love groupers as well as the smaller ones.
The guppies are indeed one of the most beautiful fish in the planet always moving and keeps on strutting their wares. They're like a rainbow in the fish tank and a fireworks at display all the time. They're many types of them but I love the veil-tailed most. These fishes is indeed one of the favorites of hobbyists because they are easy to keep and easy to breed.
Barbs is really a good choice but sometimes they can be too playful as they chips on the tail of the other fishes in the tanks, but still I love sumatra barb and aurelios.
I love tetras too neons, cardinals, rasbora, lemon all of em. Yeah danios are cocky and tends to be territorial on top of the tank. Leopard and zebra types are also one of my favorites.
Gold barbs are a bit different, and if I'm not mistaken, are not really "barbs" like tiger barbs and others aggressive barb variants. They're actually very shy, tend to stay towards the bottom of the tank, and are incredibly gentle.
BTW great description of the guppies' florid visual character. I think they're really cute! Seeing them drop fry is an amazing experience, too. But, in my experience, they're so delicate. Gold barbs are really tough fish in comparison.
You're probably talking about this, i tried having this kind of fish and they are indeed durable and tame not like the other barbs. If you'll try to look at his fins and tails, it has similarities with barbs.
Now lets take a look at what the wikipedia says: The Green Barb or Chinese Barb (Puntius semifasciolatus) is a subtropical freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Its native habitat is the Red River basin in southeast China. This species was originally named Barbus semifasciolatus, and is also referred to as Capoeta semifasciolata, Barbus fasciolatus, and Puntius semifasciolate. The popular gold strain P. semifasciolatus var. schuberti (Gold Barb or Schuberti barb) was developed by hobbyist Thomas Shubert of Camden, New Jersey in the 1960s through selective breeding. For many years it was thought to be a distinct species but is in fact a selected sport of the indigenous (green) species which is rarely found in aquaria.
The gold barb is a medium-long barb. Adults have highly arched backs and a short pair of barbels on the upper jaw at the corners of the mouth. The back is light to reddish brown, the sides are metallic green or yellow-green, with a brassy or golden sheen below. The belly is whitish, turning orange-red in males at mating time. Females can be distinguished by their dull colors and their overall bulk. The average size of adults is 2.75 to 3 inches (7 - 8 centimeters).
In the wild, they inhabit running water with a pH range of 6.0 - 8.0, a water hardness of 5.0 - 19.0 dGH, a depth range of 0 - 5 metres and a temperature range of 64 - 75 °F (18 - 24 °C). Their diet consists of worms, insects, and plant matter.
This fish is commercially important in the aquarium hobby industry.
An egg-scatter, adult barbs will spawn around a hundred eggs. This breeding occurs at the first light in the early morning.
About Tiger Barbs: he tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona) or sumatra barb, is a species of tropical freshwater fish belonging to the Puntius genus of the minnow family. The natural geographic range reportedly extends throughout the Malay peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo, with unsubstantiated sightings reported in Cambodia. Tiger barbs are also found in many other parts of Asia, and with little reliable collection data over long periods of time, definite conclusions about their natural geographic range versus established introductions are difficult.
My conclusion the gold barbs and the other barbs are cousins... because they belong to the same family of fish specie.
Neons is the number 1 fish in my lists of favorites hehehehe. They are scared when there are bigger fishes around them because they might be eaten especially by those carnivorous type. Best when there are 4 to 10 of em in the tank, you might add more depending on the size of your tank. They tend to group together and they are nice sight to see hehehe, because the theme of the game they play is follow the leader. Like their natural habitat they love dark places, they are eggscatterer and loves rainwater when it is available. Feed your fish once a day and make sure they consume all the food you feed them, clean leftovers always. Scraps will definitely turned into pollution that will be the cause of diseases in the tank and eventually wll be the source of death of your fishes... BP is indeed a stunner and as brilliant as you hehehehe.
Here's more, they love tanks with lots of plants, and they are compatible with guppies, platys, gouramis, bolivian ramerazi, other tetras as well but not goldfish (although this is gentle they are capable of eating your poor neons), bigger fishes especially the carnivorous ones like oscars, and cichlids types.
Dont mention it, its a honor meeting you anyways hehehe, goodluck to your fish tank...
Hehehe nice pick there, but keeping piranhas is prohibited in most countries... Nyahahaha piranhas would definitely bite, and it bite real hard and painful, it would be an excruciating pain if one is bitten though lol
I like the one with the sword type thingy on its mouth. Gawd, I wish I had a sword on my mouth. I could slay all my damn enemies. But I got flames on my mouth, though. I make do with that pretty damn good.
Sharks (the baby ones) are unfortunately kept in aquariums here in our country and even in other part of the world. I hope the shark will not find you though, else you'll get bitten, wakikik. Thanks for the posts guys, although the three of you have a bit of bizarre picks, still, I love all of your sense of humor and substantial writing finesse (BP, fierycj and ernest)... Take care.
I would have to say a triggerfish aka parrot fish.The variety of different colors is astounding.Interestingly the juveniles are different colors to the adults and show up amazing under ultraviolet lighting. Salt water aquariums are definitely an art and I take my hat off to anyone who maintains a tropical tank.
Hehehe im tipping my hat to all fish hobbyists as well, whether they are saltwater or tropical enthusiasts, I havent tried parrot fish before though, but they are indeed colorful and very interesting fish.
Here's a little fact about this gentle fish: It's hard to decide which of the colorful parrot fish's many unique characteristics is most remarkable.
There’s its diet, which consists primarily of algae extracted from chunks of coral ripped from a reef. The coral is pulverized with grinding teeth in the fishes’ throats in order to get to the algae-filled polyps inside. Much of the sand in the parrot fish's range is actually the ground-up, undigested coral they excrete.
There's its gender, which they can change repeatedly throughout their lives, and their coloration and patterns, which are a classification nightmare, varying greatly, even between the males, females, and juveniles of the same species.-National Geographic. Thanks for posting...
The Characins ( Tetras) They’re a schooling fish and generally peaceful. I like to add 20 - 30 of a few different types to a tank and watch them. Cory’s are good too in groups. They handle clean up and don’t bother the other fish.