BigBuddah BigBuddah
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  • Posted on: 9/1/2004 14:15
Hi there - I have just joined #1
Hi there, just thought I would introduce myself.

I live in London & have just set up a 37.5 litre fresh water fish tank. I haven't bought any fish yet, as the tank is still settling in.

Anyone have any tips as to which fish are ideal to start my new hobby with ? I am thinking of getting a few Guppies & Mollies to start with & a cute fiddler crab too.
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  • Posted on: 9/1/2004 17:13
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Hey,
I'm new to the fish thing myself, but the advice that I received from my local fish shop seems to have worked. I have 6 Beacon Tetras, which are all still alive and Ive had my tank for 4 wks now, even though Im still trying to get levels correct! They are thriving and doing well, so I can vouch that the advice on them as being hardy is true! I was also told that Lemon Tetras are hardy and that Guppies are not very good to start with!
Hope that helps a bit
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Thanks for the reply Louise. Its good to know I'm not the only new starter :o)

I will take a look at some beacon tetras, as I haven't seen any yet.
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ive got some guppies going cheap for start up tanks, if thats any help
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ahhh the art of choosing fish for a tank, I have to say for people setting up new tanks the main rules are:
*never add much at one time
*always keep the water as good as possible

keeping good water is the best way to prevent disease, it is also the best way to cure disease - so to keep fish healthy this is a must.


as for what fish, I would take my time and choose carefully, I would suggest only buying the fish you see and love instantly as tanks soon become full and before you know it you have a tank full of the fish you quite like, but not the ones you really want.

as for adding the first fish, I would make sure the tank is fully cycled for info on cycling look here and add up to 6 fish every week (oh and dont overfeed)
you will most likely find tetras tend not to have too much trouble ajusting like some more delicate fish.
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i am new to all this myself. louise, i will have to look at the beacon tetras. the advice from innes, is realy good. if you follow that you cannot go far wrong. takecare. kind regards. trigger.