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10 Best Aquarium Fish for Beginners

10 Best Aquarium Fish for Beginners

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If you’re getting into freshwater aquariums for the first time, it can be intimidating to know which fish to pick. Ideally, you want something hardy, budget-friendly, and colorful with an interesting personality. Check out our list of top 10 beginner fish that are easy to care for and would make a great addition to your aquarium!
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Cory Catfish – The Perfect Community Bottom Dweller

Cory Catfish – The Perfect Community Bottom Dweller

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Looking for a peaceful beginner fish with tons of personality? Look no further! The cory catfish, or Corydoras catfish, is one of the most popular community fish because they’re so happy-go-lucky, easy to breed, and helpful as a clean-up crew. In this care guide, we answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this adorable bottom dweller.
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Otocinclus Catfish Care Guide

Otocinclus Catfish Care Guide

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With their docile attitude, Otocinclus Catfish can be a great addition to your tank. These little Catfish have no mean bones in their body and will not attack other animals in your tank. You can safely add numbers to your tank without risking shows of aggression with the Otocinclus Catfish.
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Rasbora Hets and Espei Rasboras – Great For Planted Aquariums

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The Rasbora fish species deserve their great popularity for so many reasons, including their docile temperaments, their easy care, their bright colors, and their relatively small size. They are a social fish, so it’s recommended that you get at least six of the kind that you choose!
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Top 5 Bottom Dwellers

Top 5 Bottom Dwellers

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If you are in the market and looking to add a few bottom-dwelling cleaners to your tank, this list is for you! Our list of the Top 5 Bottom Dwellers gives you a list of our top choices for the best fish that you can add to your tank to keep it functional and attractive.
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Neon Tetras and Cardinal Tetras

Neon Tetras and Cardinal Tetras

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Incorporating a colorful fish into your tank can make it pop and stand out. A tank can become the center of attention. However, adding more than just a few new fish may not be bold enough for you. Instead, adding an entire school of them may give the tank the appearance you are looking for.  From far away, your tank can be eye-catching as a school of small, colorful fish dance their way into view. A school of Cardinal or Neon Tetras could be your next perfect addition to your aquarium. 
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Apistogramma the Dwarf Cichlid

Apistogramma the Dwarf Cichlid

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How would you like to have a small, brightly colored, inquisitive, and wonderful new type of fish to add to your tank as a showstopper or within a community tank? Then we think you’ll really enjoy the entire Apistogramma family. Also known as Dwarf Cichlids, these great fish did fall out of favor for a little while, but they’re making a comeback – and with good reason.
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Caring for African Dwarf Frogs

Caring for African Dwarf Frogs

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African Dwarf Frogs are some of the most popular additions to tanks. These little frogs are fully aquatic, so you don’t have to worry about a half aquatic and half terrain aquarium. African Dwarf Frogs will actually die outside of the water. 
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Keeping and Breeding Cherry Shrimp – Neocaridina davidi

Keeping and Breeding Cherry Shrimp – Neocaridina davidi

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As an easy addition to your community tank that’s also simple to keep, cherry shrimp are increasingly popular. These little freshwater crustaceans grow to be about 1.5” in length. Like their saltwater cousins, they have a curved body, small legs, and spend most of their time seeking shelter in tank plant life and eating. In this article, we’ll talk about the basics of both keeping and breeding cherry shrimp.
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Top 5 Centerpiece Fish for Your Small to Medium Sized Community Aquarium

Top 5 Centerpiece Fish for Your Small to Medium Sized Community Aquarium

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Creating your own ‘school of fish’ in a medium-sized or small fish tank is a fun and rewarding experience. It’s made even more fun by introducing a showpiece fish to serve as your aquatic pride and joy. A centerpiece fish draws attention, stands out through either color or size, and also gets along with the other swimmers in the community tank. Which one should you get, though? It’s a tricky question to answer since we don’t want a larger fish to gobble up the others!
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Tetraodon MBU - The Under Water Giant Puppy.

Tetraodon MBU - The Under Water Giant Puppy.

5 min read

The Tetraodon MBU puffer is the largest freshwater species of puffer fish. Getting 22+ inches in a home aquarium. With the fish getting so big, most aquarists struggle to keep one healthy. While my largest one has only gotten to 22 inches, I suspect they’ll grow to as large as 30 inches depending on how they are raised throughout their extended lives.
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Otocinclus, the Wonder Cat!

Otocinclus, the Wonder Cat!

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Don't worry - even through all that stress, Otocinclus can still thrive in your aquarium. Here are a couple of simple tips that will greatly increase the survivability of your new pet:
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Red Cherry Shrimp "Neocardinia heteropoda" -  Breeding - Detailed Version

Red Cherry Shrimp "Neocardinia heteropoda" - Breeding - Detailed Version

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Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of interest in keeping dwarf shrimp in the home, usually planted, aquarium. Keeping dwarf shrimp is fun, rewarding, and beneficial to the planted tank; but a word of warning – once you get hooked on these interesting creatures it is hard not to want to explore the more exotic and usual varieties.
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Taking the Mystery out of Mystery Snails.

Taking the Mystery out of Mystery Snails.

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Pomacea Bridgessii or commonly called Mystery Snails are one of my favorites. This is not your average snail!
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