lovelife24 asked in PetsFish · 1 decade ago

what knd of fishh too get????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????//?

ok well i want to get a fish for a 1 gallon tank but what knd is the easiest to take care of and breed????

Update:

oops i meant 10 gallon sorry

Update 2:

i don't want a beta

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  • Zoe
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Don't get a goldfish. In a 10 gallon, you do not have enough room for one goldfish, let alone 2.

    If you want to breed your fish, you could have:

    guppies - http://www.justbajan.com/pets/fish/species/guppy/g...

    platys - http://web.tiscali.it/acquario2000/images/platy.JP...

    or endlers - http://www.freewebs.com/kweekgroep/endler%20man%20...

    All of these will breed easily and quickly, and you could put 1 male and 2 females of one kind in your tank, and you could add a few other fish like a school of 6 neon tetras:

    http://www.aquariumfish.net/images_01/neon_tetras_...

    Or ONE male dwarf gourami:

    http://www.biol.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/users/naibunpi/Ima...

    OR you could put 2 males and 5 females of whatever fish (guppy, endler or platy) that you choose to breed.

    Make sure to put in lots of plants for the babies to hide in.

  • 1 decade ago

    Do you hava a filter, heater, thermometer, and cover? Guppies are the easiest to breed, and are small enough for a 10-gallon tank but why are you breeding anyway? Do you know how to take care of a tank? Do you have a plan as to what will happen to the babies (there could be hundreds at a time)? Do the research and find out what you're really doing before you start breeding living creatures that will die without the proper environment and care.

  • 1 decade ago

    I've found over the years that my favorite fish to keep in that size tank was a shebunkin goldfish. They come in a variety of colors (in that size tank you could keep 2 at the most) and they do better with cooler water....it's possible to keep goldfish in a pond all winter, so a heater isn't necessary.

    They like a variety of food... I alternate flakes, crumbles and freeze dried shrimp. I change 1/4 water (from the bottom) once a week...goldfish tend to be "messy", but with only one or two you shouldn't have too much of a cleaning problem. Best of all, they are really inexpensive. I only paid a couple bucks for mine, and I've had her for almost 4 years. She's quite comical at times, especially lunch time...she's rather intelligent to boot (for a fish, anyway).

    If you like tropical fish, try some tetras, barbs, iridescent sharks, silver dollars....the list goes on. Talk to the person from whom you are buying, and be sure to combine fish that will "agree" with one another (i.e. don't mix phantom tetras with silver dollars...nibble nibble), and as a rule of thumb, it's 1-2 inches of fish per gallon of water.

    If you're looking to breed fish, try guppies or mollies...they both have live births rather than eggs.

    Good luck with your fish!

  • 1 decade ago

    Goldfish is probably the easiest to care for.

    If you have an air source (bubbler) then guppies are good. The term "breed like fish" comes from guppies :)

    Beta's (Siamese Fighting Fish) are good solitary fish, but not good with company, especially other male betas.

    Hope that helps!

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you want to breed them, get guppies. You should have fry within the first few months of having them. Good luck!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Small tetras, African dwarf frogs, shrimps, snails (if you are not planning having live plants), and barbs. Just keep the sizes small as well as the quantity.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Guppies are small nice and easy to breed, platties would be a good choice too

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    well as far the easiest to take care of i would say a beta you don't need a filter just change the water weekly and feed it daily and your good

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Only fish that are really suitable for a 1g, are Bettas and maybe Mollies & Guppies.

    Neons are small enough for that size aquarium, as well.

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