It is hard to define what is classed as a good first freshwater fish; I think this is different for every new fish keeper, based on their likes, dislike, available space, budget and their tap water characteristics. There would be no point in telling you buy a fish which you thought was ugly and that you had no interest in keeping that would be silly.
So what I will do is go through a list of fish which are very popular with new fish keepers and I’ll tell you why there are so popular, plus a things to think about when considering them.
Zebra Danios were some of the first fish I ever kept and they were the first fish I ever bred. This fish is super popular for a number of reasons
Dwarf Gourami is very popular aquarium fish for both beginners and experienced fish keepers.
There are a few downsides to this fish
Guppies can be found in pretty most every aquatic shop, they are one of world’s most popular tropical fish and its easy to see why;
I think they a great little fish, I currently have some in my own aquarium.
However there are things which make me doubt these are good beginner fish.
Do have an idea for another good first freshwater fish? If so, I would love to hear from you, please complete the form below.
What was your first freshwater fish?
Would you recommend it to new fish keepers?
Can you think of a better fish for new fish keepers?
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