Hello all! Just been speaking to a friend who's got herself a lovely new tank and was wondering what to put in it. It got me thinking about the pros and cons of different types of fish you can buy, so I thought I would start a thread that perhaps might help out others who are deciding what to go for.
My current favourites are Dojo Loaches - you need a MASSIVE tank as I believe they grow up to 10", but they are so amusing. Mine go loopy round the tank, herding up my black moors, then when they catch sight of me looking they stop dead in their tracks and give me a right "what are YOU looknig at" stare.
Also, Albino Corys - they scuffle around the floor of the tank then all of a sudden decide to zoom up to the surface for air. Very cute!
I love cories, I've kept a couple of different species. They are great fun to watch Dojo loaches are awesome but I've had to get rid of all my big tanks so that's one that will have to wait a few years.
I like some of the bigger fish like clown loaches and silver sharks but it'll be ages before I've got the space for a big enough tank. So for now I'll stick to the little fish. Also my tap water is super hard and I'm too lazypoor busy to faff about with RO water any more so that limits my choices a bit.
Clown loaches without a doubt. They have real personality and always look happy to see you. And they laze around, lying on their sides on the bottom of the tank, and snuggle with their friends - they really do
Loaches freak me out a bit, I think they're really ugly!
I love my guppies (only have 2 currently plus one 2-week-old baby). Mr Guppy is a bit gay and spends most of the time sexually harassing Mr Molly, and Mrs Guppy is a pretty cool customer who enjoys surfing in the aeration bubbles. I love platys, too. I always thought they were boring, goldfish-looking things but a) they have markings that look like mostaches, and b) they are bonkers.
I also love my dwarf albino aquatic froggies and Mr and Mrs Fighter. He is grumpy as sin and she is like a dainty little butterfly.
I love all my fish really. The pair of dwarf gouramis we had were stunning but so delicate.
I love clown loach, I did have a lovely fire oscar but neighbour managed to kill him when we were on holiday (didn't notice there had been a power cut until the fish were floating on the top) he used to eat out our hands and enjoyed being tickled. Of my current fish my favourite are probably a rather cute elephant fish and a gar fish.