What fish can I put together in a tank?

Recommended Freshwater Aquarium Fish Combinations: 1) Apistogramma Dwarf Cichlid and Green Neon Tetra. 2) African Cichlids and Synodontis Catfish. 3) Rainbow Shark and Tiger Barbs.

Do different types of fish get along?

“Fish compatibility” is described by aquarium hobbyists as the ability of different species of fish to peacefully coexist with other species. While some active fish have a mild temperament and can be kept in a community tank with virtually any other species, some species tend to be aggressive and need to be kept alone.

What is the prettiest freshwater fish?

15 Most Colorful Freshwater Fish
  1. Discus. Discus are considered the “holy grail” for a ton of freshwater fish keepers.
  2. German Blue Ram. German Blue Ram (source)
  3. Gourami.
  4. Diamond Neon Tetra.
  5. Endler’s Livebearer.
  6. Killifish.
  7. Boeseman’s Rainbowfish.
  8. Fantail Guppy.

Why do some fish not get along?

It shouldn’t surprise you that fish fight over the same things that people do: food, mates, territory and so forth. It’s a good thing fish aren’t religious or political. Most aggression in the aquarium occurs over territory. Many species swim wherever they want and are fancy-free.

Can fish not like each other?

Not all fish get along! Like all living beings, fish also have their friends and frenemies, and there are species that tend to be dominant, even to the point of behaving violently towards shy, vulnerable species.

Can any fish breed with any fish?

Female fish can breed a new species if they aren’t choosy about who is Mr. Right. Fish will mate with a species outside their own if the male’s coloring is attractive enough or if the female can’t see him properly, according to new research.

Which fishes Cannot live with goldfish?

In general, goldfish are peaceful animals that will not thrive with aggressive barbs, African cichlids, and other large cichlids.

Which fish is not good for aquarium?

  • Freshwater eels.
  • Goldfish.
  • Dwarf gouramis.
  • Dye injected fish.
  • Discus.
  • Angelfish.
  • 8. “ Fancy” guppies.
  • Glass catfish. These little guys look like they could add visual interest to any community aquarium because of their uncommon appearance.

What are the best fish to mix with goldfish?

The 22 Best Goldfish Tank Mates & Fish Companions
  • Zebra Danios.
  • Giant Danios.
  • White Cloud Mountain Minnows.
  • Bristlenose Catfish.
  • Corydoras Catfish.
  • Dojo Loach.
  • Banded Corydoras.
  • Platy.

How big of a tank do I need for 2 goldfish?

A good rule of thumb is to choose a tank of at least 10 gallons for one goldfish and 20 gallons for two goldfish.

How many goldfish can I put in a 5 gallon tank?

You can keep about 2-4 fish in a tank this size as long as each fish is not larger than 1 inch. The one-inch fish per gallon rule would apply to most smaller fish breeds like Tetras, Betta, Rasbora, Shrimps, and more. Fish that can grow larger than 1 inch are not recommended for a 5-gallon tank.

Can you mix goldfish and Guppy?

It is possible to keep guppies and goldfish in the same tank water. The temperature just needs to be around 72-74°F , which is on the high side for goldfish and on the cooler side for guppies. Of course, temperature isn’t the only consideration when deciding whether fish can live together.

Why did my goldfish eat my guppy?

Because of the size difference it is very likely that goldfish will eat guppies. Goldfish tend to eat anything that fits in their mouth. Guppies, especially fry or male guppies, do not grow very large. Because of these fact, it is only obvious that goldfish will eat guppies.

Can guppy live with Betta?

I am often asked, ‘Can bettas and guppies live together? ‘ Well, yes, keeping guppies with a betta is possible. While guppies are generally very docile, bettas are somewhat feistier. After all, they are also known as “Siamese Fighting Fish!”

Can betta live with shrimp?

Cherry shrimp and betta fish make surprisingly good tank mates, they need similar water parameters and although some shrimp fry will become betta food most bettas won’t even try to eat adult shrimp unless they are starving.

Should I get guppies or a betta?

Guppy fish breed easily and are easy to keep, whereas betta fish take time to breed and are hard to maintain due to their aggressiveness.

Can I put a betta with neon tetras?

Neon Tetras & Bettas

Neon tetras can be a great addition to your tank and a great tank mate for your betta. If you plan on adding neon tetras to your tank you’re going to need at least 6, but 10-12 is the ideal amount. At 10-12 their stress levels will be minimal as they’ll be in a good size school.