Get Started With Tropical Aquarium Fish: The Best Options For Beginners

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Are you thinking of getting started with a tropical aquarium fish tank? You will be joining the ranks of millions of people around the world who enjoy this hobby. But how do you know where to start? 

Fortunately, there are several good tropical aquarium fish species available for beginners. These include some of the most popular and beautiful aquarium fish, including guppies and mollies. Here is a look at some of the best options for beginners interested in keeping a tropical aquarium.


Guppies are one of the most popular types of freshwater fish for aquarists of all skill levels. They are relatively easy to keep and breed, and they come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. These fish also require minimal care and can thrive in a wide range of water conditions. You only need to keep them in a tank that is at least several gallons and maintain a consistent temperature in the tank.

Guppies also get along well with other types of fish, making them ideal for community tanks. Just be sure to purchase your guppies from a dealer. Wild-caught guppies can carry parasites that can harm your other tank inhabitants.


Mollies are another popular choice for beginner aquarists. Like guppies, mollies come in a wide range of colors and patterns and they do well in community tanks. They usually look like a cross between a guppy and a swordtail, and they have an active swimming style that's fun to watch.

Mollies also have an added bonus — they help keep your tank clean by eating leftover food and algae. However, they can be sensitive to water parameters, so it's important to monitor your water quality regularly if you have mollies in your tank. Have a test kit on hand to check the pH, ammonia, and nitrates in your tank to ensure the water is safe for your mollies.

Corydoras Catfish

Corydoras catfish (also known as Cory cats) are small bottom-dwelling scavengers that make great additions to any beginner's aquarium. They are peaceful and hardy fish that get along well with other types of fish — even tiny shrimp.

Cory cats have a variety of color patterns, and they can be found in both tropical freshwater and cold water aquariums. They like to hang out near the bottom of the tank and sift through the substrate for food. If you have a planted tank, Cory cats will help keep your aquatic plants clean by eating excess algae.

Just be sure to provide plenty of hiding places. These shy little guys like lots of caves and driftwood where they can hide during the day. 


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