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What are good inexpensive tropical fish for a 40 gallon aquarium?
- AkeathLv 72 months agoFavourite answer
Guppies - need at least 3 of their own kind with all males or 2 females per male. Have long, flowing fins so shouldn't be kept with fin nippers
Platies - same group and sex ratio requirements as Guppies, need a pH of 7.0 or higher
Harlequin Rasboras - need groups of at least 6 of their own kind, excellent community fish
Corydoras Catfish - need at least 4 of their own kind and a smooth sand substrate
Zebra Danios - will fin nip, so shouldn't be kept with long-finned fish. Need groups of 8 or more
most types of Tetras - need at least 6 of their own specific species, some species fin nip
- 1 month ago
Tetras are a good option if you want small fish, and also a couple of catfish.
- kswck2Lv 72 months ago
I would keep away from swordtails, since they are known jumpers-so are tri color sharks.
Couple Cory cats to keep it clean, maybe some schooling fish like Danio's, Maybe some barbs-but NOT tinfoil barbs-they get too big. I've had few jellybean parrots too, but they Can get big.
- 2 months ago
Guppies, platys and sword tails. Add some catfish to keep the tank clean and some plants to balance the water.
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- keerokLv 72 months ago
Get you momma's colander and use that to catch guppies at the sewage canal. There, free.