11. African Cichlids
These colorful fish are easy to care for and extremely active. It’s important to consider that they are aggressive toward tanks mates, so this would be a good choice if you’re only looking to buy one.
10. Semi-Aggressive Tropical Fish
These fish are known for their vibrant colors. They also have fun, animated personalities. It is important to note that they bully smaller tank mates, so you should ensure that they are smaller in size if you have multiple fish. This would be an ideal fish to get if you are only planning to have one or two fish in your tank and want something with a little personality.
These fish are ideal because they are very active and feed on many types of food. They are generally peaceful, but males may be aggressive towards each other and females are known for eating their young. It would be a good idea to separate tanks by gender to avoid aggression and mating. These fish also breed easily and grow to 4 inches in length.
These fish are perfect for beginners because they are extremely easy to keep. They come in many varieties, but it’s important to note that they become territorial when they mature.
7. Black Molly
These fish are known for being very peaceful. Though they are not a very exciting color, black, they are good for community tanks. They are omnivores and their maximum size is 3 inches.
6. South American Cichlids
These manageable fish come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. They are easy to care for and very durable. It is important that they are similar in size to other fish in the tank, but that is not too difficult because most reach 6-8 inches in length. They are also pretty easy because they can be fed a variety of foods.
These fish are small and hardy. They prefer to live in groups, but are not picky about what they eat. They are active schooling fish that thrive in community tanks. In addition, they are extremely tolerant of a range of water conditions.
4. Neon Tetras
These iridescent fish seem to glow in different lightening. They are schooling fish that are best in a community tank, so they are perfect if you plan to buy and care for a lot of fish. They form in groups of six or more and are perfect to add some color and glow to your dorm room.
These fish are perfect for community tanks. They are schooling fish that thrive in smaller groups of about five and are very easy to breed. They are broad bodied and come in many different colors. They only thing they really require are plants to provide privacy and, of course, food.
2. Tropical Fish
These easy going fish are very colorful and active. The biggest bonus, specifically for college freshmen, is that they are extremely inexpensive. In addition, they do best when kept in schools of 5 or more. This is an ideal fish to get if you want a lot of fish but are on a tight budget.
These classic fish are well-known and beautiful. They come in very interesting varieties and are known for their gorgeous fins. They are ideal for beginners in addition to being laid back. They can actually live up to 20 years as well.
If you're looking to get one of these fish, make sure you order the essentials. Amazon has a variety of tanks that are perfect for dorm rooms and fish supplies to get started.
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