Okay, my friend is doing a project on childhood obesity and healthy living, so she's working at the local boys and girls club. One of her ideas is giving them a small aquaponics system, the systems are actually one of the main focuses of my dad's business, so we can donate one.
We're thinking that a 10 gallon would be easy for kids to work with and convient size wise for a place to put indoors. I need ideas for community fish that are pretty, can swim in splashing water (it'll be on a timer so the water goes 15 minutes ever hour) can stand some minor swings in temperature and chemistry of water. For the first few weeks, the system will be working out kinks as the plants grow and start removing ammonia from the water. I think the kids would like colorful fish that are easy to feed and keep alive.
The possible fish I've thought of so far are: guppies, maybe cories, ghost shrimps (later on), or platies.
If you all have more ideas, please help.