Best fish for beginner's 20 gallon tank
December 10, 2010 11:00 PM Subscribe
Best fish for beginner with no more than 20 gallons of space!
posted by troublewithwolves to Pets & Animals (21 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an absolute beginner to fish and I'd like to start an aquarium. Due to apartment living constraints, I think 20 gallons would be about the largest size I would be able to fit. So what kind of wonderful fishies would be happiest in a novice's rather small habitat? I would like to include some aquatic plants as well. Bloodshed is not a feature I prize in pets, so peaceful species are a must. Bonus points for fish that are ok to be left alone for 24-48 hours occasionally. I don't mind intensive cleaning or attention as long as it's on a weekly as opposed to daily basis. Hardiness is an excellent attribute. So who are the raddest to have swimming around in my kitchen? I would also love to hear your recommendations for online resources for fish care. Help me find the perfect swimmy friends!