Guide to Community Fish

Introduction

 Community fish are peaceful species that can share an aquarium. Fish in this category include dwarf gourami, guppy, molly, platy, tetras, etc. 

    Care

    Daily

    • Check aquarium temperature daily is possible
    • Keep aquarium light on for between 8 - 12 hours everyday

    Bi-Weekly

    • Change 25% of the water bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) and add Water Conditioner

    Monthly

    • Change filter cartridge
    • Clean tank (using only water)
    • Clean gravel and tube out waste
    • Clean glass inside and out
    • Clean decorations

    Diet

     Community fish eat fish flakes and pellets. Only feed that can be consumed within 3 minutes. Supplement with frozen of dried brine shrimp or blood worms. Feed once or twice, in small doses. Remove any uneaten food to avoid buildup of ammonia. 

    Habitat and Environment

    1. 1"-2" of gravel on the bottom of the tank (Rinse gravel before adding to aquarium)
    2. Accessories are always welcome. You can add a variety of plants of different sizes. Artificial plants are easy to maintain. However, real plants are useful to balance certain biochemicals and nutrients. Although, real plants require some maintenance. Decorative caves and tunnels can make your fish feel safe. 
    3. Water temperature of 25ºC - 26ºC is optimal. Check daily if possible

    Behavior & Compatibility

    Be aware of the different behaviors and compatibilities of different types of fish. Community fish are often good tank mates. However, there are special exceptions. Some are aggressive and need special mates. You can always contact us or come in store to ask us for more assurance.

     Fish Compatibility Best Kept
    Guppies Compatible & Peaceful Multiple Pairs
    Mollies Compatible & Peaceful Multiple Pairs
    Swordtails Compatible & Peaceful Multiple Pairs
    Corydoras Compatible & Peaceful Groups of 3-4
    Neon Tetras Compatible & Peaceful 12+
    Cardinal Tetras Compatible & Peaceful 12+
    Rummy Nose Tetras Compatible & Peaceful 12+
    Rainbowfish Compatible & Peaceful 6+
    Zebra Danios Compatible & Peaceful 6+
    Discus Compatible & Peaceful 6 Juveniles or 1 Pair of Adults
    Goldfish Compatible & Peaceful 4-6
    Betta (Siamese Fighter) Compatible Single
    Plecos Compatible Single
    Ramirezi Compatible & Peaceful One Male & Two Females
    Clown Loach Compatible & Peaceful 6+
    Angelfish Compatible & Semi Aggressive 6 Juveniles or 1 Pair of Adults

     

    Tank Size

    Larger aquariums are always better to have. They are easier to maintain the balance of each parameter. It is recommended to start with a 20 gallon aquarium, however, a smaller aquarium may suffice. 

    Recommended Equipment

    • Filter
    • Air Pump
    • Heater
    • Thermometer
    • Lighting
    • Gravel

    In General

     Keep in mind that not all fish are compatible with each other. Be sure to keep a regular schedule in feeding the fish and aquarium maintenance.

    Different Types of Community Fish

    • Mollies
    • Plattys
    • Guppies
    • Swordtails
    • Corydoras
    • Tetras
    • Rasboras
    • Rainbowfish
    • Danios
    • Discus
    • Goldfish
    • Betta
    • Plecos
    • Catfish
    • Gourami
    • Ramirezi
    • Clown Loaches
    • Angelfish

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