Are you thinking about setting up a freshwater fish tank?
Do you want to find the right combination of fish for your new tank?
Have you found a lot of confusing and conflicting information out there about freshwater fishkeeping?
If any of this is true of you, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about choosing fish that will work well together in your freshwater tank setup.
But just how important is the compatibility of your fish when choosing the best freshwater aquarium fish combination? It’s very important! Fish that don’t get along will unfortunately fight, injure, and often kill each other—it’s just nature. This is why you should never keep fish together that aren’t good companions for each other.
But there’s more to keep in mind than just that, and there are other factors you’ll want to remember when picking your fish. Check out the information we have listed below for more information and to help you get started.
As you can see, there are a ton of different factors to keep in mind if you’re planning to set up a freshwater community tank. You will need to choose the size of the tank you want, the size of the fish you’ll be working with, the aquarium temperature and water type, and much more. Just remember that, if you’re keeping a community tank, peaceful fish are a must! You should never keep aggressive fish with other types of fish, or you will come home to an unpleasant scene in no time.
Here is a list of some great starter fish for a compatible community aquarium:
This is a great setup if you’re looking for suggestions for a starter freshwater community tank. Remember that you can always keep more varied and interesting type of fish later on when you get more experienced, but this is an excellent place to get started.
If you choose to go with saltwater fish, you will need to pick an entirely different tank setup. However, saltwater tanks are much harder for beginners, so they aren’t ideal if you’ve never tried fishkeeping before.
With the right planning, you’ll be able to put together a community tank you’ll want to show off to everyone you know!