So my parents are moving into a new house, and a aquarium was left there on the pack patio from the previous and my mom offered it to me(knowing how I am with my fish and animals haha). It looks like it may be a 40 or 50 gallon(ill measure it later to find out the exact gallon lol) it's complete with a heater, filter, hood, decorations, and even a nice little stand :) I thought about splitting it up for more bettas.. But considering setting it up in my living room with other fish instead. Just curious what other people's opinions of the best tropical fish would be to get lol. I use to have guppies and loved them. Considering getting them again but want opinions first :)
Cichlids, yellow labs and OB peacocks is what I would do!
I thought Cichilds got big? I couldnt afford anything bigger right now lol
I guess I need to get the right gallon size.. It was dark outside when I saw it lol.. But it was def bigger then a 20 gallon though..
Those types are ok in a 40-50g tank :) But a tank smaller than that, I wouldn't get cichlids. I have a tank with tropicals, I have swordtails, danios, neon black tetras, harlequin razboras and a dwarf gourami.
You could get a lot of smaller schooling fish like tetras; they are an interesting change from solitary bettas. My 29 gal tank has kuhli loaches and neon tetras with live plants and driftwood. Very attractive.
Mine are in a 29g tank, but I have a 50g to upgrade them too. Swordtails get pretty big. Best thing to do is find a bottom dweller, mid dweller and a top dweller you like and see if they get along :) Here's a chart that will help...
I wouldn't put cichlids in a 30 gallon tank, but you could put a good amount of tetras, rasboras, dwarf guaramis, and other small peacefull fish in there.
Also, i would at least consider a saltwater tank. If you do a fish only tank, it is basically the same keep up except you need to keep an eye on the salinity. Other than that, it is very similar to the upkeep of a freshwater tank. And the is a greater variety of fish to choose from