What is the best type of fish for a newbie to buy?

  1. lifelovemystery profile image93
    lifelovemysteryposted 6 years ago

    What is the best type of fish for a newbie to buy?

    I had a beta once, but I would like to have fish that can share the same environment.


  2. Michael J Rapp profile image61
    Michael J Rappposted 6 years ago

    Not the one in your picture. smile

    Consider freshwater community (not agressive or semi-aggressive) species that don't get too large such as zebra danios, mollies, sword tails, cory cats and various tetras.  Betta can do well in a community setup too, as long as you introduce them after the tanks is established, don't include other fish that look similar to them (such as some mollies), and don't have any "fin nippers" in the tank (such as barbs).  However, every Betta seems to have a different temperment, so its always good to have a backup plan if he doesn't play well with the others.