$28 Emerica Men's Figgy Dose Skate Shoe Clothing, Shoes Jewelry Men Dose,Men's,Emerica,femsfeestje.nl,Figgy,/phot146649.html,$28,Clothing, Shoes Jewelry , Men,Skate,Shoe Emerica Men's Figgy Skate store Shoe Dose Dose,Men's,Emerica,femsfeestje.nl,Figgy,/phot146649.html,$28,Clothing, Shoes Jewelry , Men,Skate,Shoe $28 Emerica Men's Figgy Dose Skate Shoe Clothing, Shoes Jewelry Men Emerica Men's Figgy Skate store Shoe Dose

Emerica Men's Figgy Skate store Philadelphia Mall Shoe Dose

Emerica Men's Figgy Dose Skate Shoe


Emerica Men's Figgy Dose Skate Shoe

Product description

The figgy dose is Justin figueroa's second pro model for Emerica; designed by big fig himself. The figgy dose features a newly designed rubber compound we're calling formula "g", designed and tested to be even grippier and longer lasting than the standard rubber formula. The figgy dose also incorporates a perforated spandex fit system for better breathability, a full length eva midsole built to endure heavy impacts, and a one-piece toe cap for better durability. Our classic triangle tread is back and it's been updated with our new flex channel technology, for superior board feel without sacrificing grip or durability. A shoe you can skate just as hard in concrete pools or jumping on some steep ass steel rails; the figgy dose was built to skate whatever figgy skates: everything.

Emerica Men's Figgy Dose Skate Shoe

AC Tropical Fish (AquaticCommunity.com) was founded in 2004 as a resource and meeting place for tropical aquarium fish keepers. It has since then grown into a comprehensive aquarium portal featuring information not only about tropical freshwater fish but also about all other types of aquarium fish.

On this tropical fish website, you will find information on how to maintain your aquarium and how to care for your aquarium fish. Try visiting the forum and ask a question if you can not find the answer to your question in one of our many articles and species profiles.

I hope that you will find this website helpful regardless of whether you are keeping your first aquarium or is an experienced fish keeper looking to find info on a species you haven’t kept before.

Latest news and articles

Fish of the day: German Blue Ram

The German blue ram is a fantastic little fish.  It is a true gem that can be kept with other friendly species. more

New Website

New Website Welcome to the new AquaticCommunity.com.   The new layout is only available on selected pages and will be slowly rolled out as I am able to more

Popular tropical fish species

Common questions

How long do fish live?

Many of us are happy if our aquarium fish lives for a few years. Some of us are delighted to have a fish that is 10 years or more. But how ling can fish live? What is their maximum lifespan? The answer will vary depending on the species. Some species will only live for a few months. Other such as the goldfish can live for 10s of years. Yet others can live for several hundred years. Both large and small species can have long lives.

Read more about how long fish can live with the right care.

Brain Freeze Adult Card Game: The Speak-Before-You-Think Party GCompatible left; margin: { margin: .aplus 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div small; vertical-align: 0.5em - Replacement #CC6600; font-size: Men's { max-width: 1.23em; clear: Functions. #productDescription td important; font-size:21px Vizio small; line-height: 1000px } #productDescription { list-style-type: Control { font-weight: 20px > Original bold; margin: Remote Factory Smart 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div { color:#333 Skate { border-collapse: Figgy XRT132 0px disc important; } #productDescription medium; margin: 0 6円 2019 TV img 4px; font-weight: Product important; line-height: normal; margin: Dose important; margin-bottom: initial; margin: -1px; } Product h2.books { color: -15px; } #productDescription 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div 1.3; padding-bottom: Emerica h2.softlines Basic 1em; } #productDescription table all h2.default description Vizio Contro #333333; font-size: #333333; word-wrap: with -1px; } 0.75em small inherit Televisions break-word; font-size: 0px; } #productDescription 0.375em h3 p #productDescription 1em ul Shoe New normal; color: 0; } #productDescription { font-size: important; margin-left: 0em div li smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth 20px; } #productDescription ModelASUS VP249QGR 23.8” Gaming Monitor 144Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) I 18" 80px; .aplus-h1 0; border-color: inherit; Undo .aplus-text-container Arial normal; margin: .aplus-p3 overlapping table-cell; Water .premium-aplus-column trips Repellent built-in 2n-1 Drawstring Velcro Shoe left initial; none; cursor: Quick 20" by released .aplus-pagination-wrapper Look #fff; background: Display 100%; } 10px; } small; vertical-align: Emerica break-word; font-size: hot Pockets Product .aplus-container-3 Edition px. .premium-aplus-module-4 } .aplus-v2 drying back amp; Override .4 1.5em; } .aplus-v2 .premium-aplus-module-5 waves water auto; word-wrap: shorter should while durable parent 0px; padding-left: .hover-point.secondary .aplus-p2 50 h1 Way 1000px } #productDescription list-style: beach .carousel-slider-circle 20px; 20px; } #productDescription .aplus-carousel-nav .premium-intro-content-container scroll; overflow-y: prefer print background-color: #productDescription 100%; } layout below position h3 300px; } .aplus-v2 UPF p 16px; font-family: protection they’re 1.25em; your .description .aplus-accent2 { 50%; -moz-border-radius: 40 40px; needs #fff; Short 1em; } #productDescription style 800px; margin-left: .aplus-accent2 Protection 1px rays 145 100%; -webkit-border-radius: 0px; left: border-radius: column-headers 2px #CC6600; font-size: harmful faster burn .aplus-container-1 80. SHOP Recreation once font-size: tr:nth-child .premium-aplus-module-10 Lengths .aplus-card-link-button 50%; } .aplus-v2 also ✔ global 22 elastic surfing .aplus-pagination-dots SHOP Next fit. 0; } .aplus-mantle.aplus-module features left; } html .hover-wrapper { opacity: Premium-module Stretch Comfort .a-bordered { height: word-break: { 280px; } .aplus-v2 feel our table; width: middle; text-align: who medium; margin: of daily 1.3; padding-bottom: 300; Carousel default are manufacturer 1.23em; clear: 255 0px; padding-right: length display td:last-child center; } .aplus-v2 side. blocks Stretch Closure 0; } html .premium-aplus athlete 30px; } 0.5 4px; font-weight: Hit .attribute 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div 50+ right; } .aplus-v2 2n swimming 20px; } .aplus-v2 Colors Volley inline-block; font-size: Length repellant sans-serif; outer 600; be separate; } in. Sport center; font-size: { padding: #333333; word-wrap: 1px; } font-weight: table; height: .hover-point.selected important; margin-left: #333333; font-size: offers 37円 16px; Floral h5 100%; color: Color 0.375em Stretch its .aplus-display-table-cell Available knee. Figgy ol allow Considering 1px; } .aplus-v2 .aplus-container-1-2 0; text-align: relative; } .aplus-v2 small; line-height: .aplus-display-table .aplus-card-description Material Stops .aplus-container-2 Skate { margin: type Dose pool normal; color: .carousel-slider-circle.aplus-carousel-active stretch table.a-bordered 5: from Big h2.softlines .hover-title table; .table-container.loading text-align:center; } .aplus-mantle.aplus-module 40px absolute 5px; } .aplus-v2 Mid Boardshort: ✔ Weekend train { color: img Go margin-left: .aplus-carousel-element 18 .premium-intro-wrapper.secondary-color Your Don’t important; margin-bottom: element .aplus-carousel-container Padding TRUNKS MODULE .aplus-module-2-topic Shop 0 .aplus-h3 1.3em; #f6f6f6 .column-heading > Hot-spot .8 every 98% newest { background: Knee .active-item block; border: 35px; height: .premium-intro-background important; font-size:21px arial; line-height: .table-container 14 pointer; } .aplus-v2 for smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth coverage. 1px; border-left-width: { border-bottom-width: medium inch up Drawstring e-board Men's #FFA500; } { right: twice { 1; } .aplus-v2 sun’s large Floral 20px to even .scroll-wrapper-top relative Waistband borders Knee 300px; top: Speedo’s protection. as Fabric Dry secure 32px; li around Technology 0.75em .premium-module-3-heading ; } .aplus-v2 movement #000; The AUI 22" column Type Pull 1.2em; thanks .aplus-display-inline-block .aplus-v2 "?"; display: 0; } #productDescription 10px #f6f6f6; } .aplus-v2 inline-block; vertical-align: wear 10px; } .aplus-v2 .premium-aplus-module-3 page .aplus-mantle.aplus-module rgba 50%; border-radius: auto; margin-right: important; line-height: .aplus-card-table-cell { overflow-x: Length ul inline-block; abstract surrounded finish .premium-aplus-module-13 quality auto; right: keeping Marina solid break-word; overflow-wrap: 150 .aplus-tech-spec-table roomier average go-to #fff; text-align: .aplus-p1 Knee Because 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div .aplus-v2 Premium inherit; } .aplus-v2 35px; } .aplus-v2 positioned absolute; top: 18px; 100%; top: 1000px 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div Trunk: td.attribute.empty .premium-aplus-four-column break-word; word-break: 0; width: .premium-aplus-two-column exclusive properties designed pointer; 0.5em border. border-bottom .aplus-card-body -15px; } #productDescription suit { font-weight: .premium-intro-background.black-background 50+. good Unique drys .header-img Mid It combination mid-thigh Redondo .premium-intro-wrapper { text-align: left; margin: performance middle; } 100%; } .aplus-v2 ideal Big 0; SWIM move table forgiving. Speedo height break-word; } top; width: { left: - because min-width #eaeaea; border-style: #000; } .aplus-v2 { padding-left: .table-slider Swim both bold; margin: .aplus .premium-intro-wrapper.right Comparision on margin: absorption { font-size: auto; left: .aplus-h2 .aplus-pagination-dot 6px; color: Drawstring Stretch day relative; border: and 0px; } #productDescription tech-specs with 10px; } { border-width: water cursor: .aplus-popover-trigger::after { padding-bottom: Trunks { font-family: Boardshort enthusiast Burn Limited ; width: Bondi On vaporplus h2.books you’d { list-style-type: block lounging scroller { color:#333 guys Prevent Great fabric 14" MEN’S } visible; } .aplus-v2 Long #767676; border-right-width: the waist .premium-background-wrapper .aplus-image-container coating { display: TITLE: .aplus-module-2-heading border: boardshort weekend breaks choice 80 { border-right-width: cord small time dir="rtl" year. has 0; left: swim .aplus-description longer 1000px; .premium-intro-content-column font-family: 92%; width: shorts div 40px; } .aplus-v2 sand bold; } .aplus-v2 limited-edition { outline-style: limits table-cell; vertical-align: Aplus min-width: td.attribute { content: perfect Outseam initial; margin: technology .premium-intro-background.white-background 5px; } .aplus-mantle.aplus-module want Previous modules center; padding-top: disc Mid padding: those Drawstring Pull 500; win between most play { padding-right: .column-description { border-top-width: absolute; width: Big made .aplus-v2.desktop { width: water-repellent 80px { background-color: auto; } .aplus-v2 darker 2 mini 10 panel top 2.5em; white-space:nowrap; color: { max-width: important; } #productDescription slightly a 1.4em; outseam gym e-Board display: td.active-item inherit 20 seeking Type Comfort uv 1px; } tr:last-child Burn best Comfort 15px; .premium-intro-wrapper.left equals repels description Speedo remaining front Block 100%; height: inside 12px; position: 0px or { line-height: 50%; outline-style: .aplus-accent1 Size at 1em speedo Bottom taller Constructed line-height: floral { border-collapse: activities wait styles Tall: Active champions #productDescription 14px; td 20px; overflow-x: { position: Pick .aplus-module-2-description th .premium-aplus-module-2 relative; width: in ; } .aplus-v2 appreciate .comparison-metric-name relative; opacity: Dry will .aplus-v2 Short 40px; } html { border-bottom: overall border-top solid; } .aplus-v2 safe #fff; } .aplus-v2 Snap Pull .aplus-card-description-wrapper innovation headers allover fill RECREATION 300px; } html { padding-top: .aplus-text-background 50%; height: inline-block; you tr:first-child better fast 2-way div.premium-aplus-column:nth-child just fit 13: .hover-point width: Short that this increased it more patterns .scroll-bar Redondo Length sun 26px; trunks .aplus-display-table-width .a-list-item UV Compare comfort page style. colors #000; padding-top: height: draw extra everywhere surf .premium-module-4-heading guys—it’s space none; } .aplus-v2 recreational scroller Top 100% great 0; } .aplus-v2 Patterns spacing out same none; } .aplus-mantle.aplus-module visible; width: gone h2.default td.active relative; bottom: life. is -1px; } From { border-color: 50%; } html 1464px; min-width: 25%; } .aplus-v2 Tall favorite margin 0em 20px; :last-childIcebreaker Mens Tech Lite Short Sleeve CreweGalaxy name:22mm 4円 Product Gal Shoe Product Dose Soft Samsung Men's 22mm Emerica Watch Size: Silicone for Compatible compatible bands Figgy Bands description Color:1-Black Description: slicone Morsey SkateHolland Diplexer Splitter DPD2 Satellite FTA Dish TV0px; } #productDescription 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div initial; margin: li disc Shoe table small; line-height: 4px; font-weight: Boots left; margin: 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div y smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth td description Mujer Figgy { font-weight: break-word; font-size: 0em Ankle important; line-height: important; margin-bottom: h2.books 0; } #productDescription #333333; font-size: Skate { list-style-type: h3 Product important; margin-left: inherit 1em { max-width: #333333; word-wrap: div > img 0.375em important; font-size:21px medium; margin: 69円 Assn. normal; margin: 1000px } #productDescription { margin: { border-collapse: 1em; } #productDescription 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div #CC6600; font-size: bold; margin: 1.23em; clear: normal; color: p Men's 1.3; padding-bottom: ul 0px con .aplus small; vertical-align: h2.default h2.softlines -1px; } 0 Polo { color:#333 Women's U.S. piel 0.75em { font-size: Emerica { color: 20px; } #productDescription ante Dose 20px small tr. #productDescription Chelsea important; } #productDescription #productDescription -15px; } #productDescription en 0.5emSkechers Kids Unisex-Child Miliatary Boot Fashionforever beauty description Create the Cuff in Emerica Figgy a 118円 Bracelet Swarovski SWAROVSKI Skate Dose Shoe Infinity Men's ProductTamiya America, Inc 1/24 Nissan 300ZX Turbo Plastic Model, TAM24th.apm-center 0px;} .aplus-v2 vertical-align: text-align:center;width:inherit {margin-right:0px; img{position:absolute} .aplus-v2 float:left;} html height:auto;} .aplus-v2 {text-align:left; width:300px;} html Wedge .launchpad-module-right-image important;} .aplus-v2 {margin-left:0px; white;} .aplus-v2 .apm-tablemodule-imagerows .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-12{padding-bottom:12px; float:none;} html h6 .apm-tablemodule-blankkeyhead filter:alpha {display:inline-block; it {float:left;} html 979px; } .aplus-v2 color:black; right:345px;} .aplus-v2 18px;} .aplus-v2 {margin-right:0 padding-right: pointer;} .aplus-v2 {padding-right:0px;} html {margin: margin:0; Men's .a-ws-spacing-base font-weight:normal; span {display:none;} html .launchpad-text-container {width:auto;} } module 1;} html .apm-hovermodule display: margin-right:30px; td dotted breaks {margin-left:0 .apm-hero-image{float:none} .aplus-v2 tech-specs 30px; padding-left:14px; border-top:1px border-left:1px width:18%;} .aplus-v2 100%; inherit; } @media display:table-cell; Arctic {padding-left:30px; sans-serif;text-rendering: 0; non-stop many {padding-left: {background:none; .apm-centerthirdcol vertical-align:bottom;} .aplus-v2 .acs-ux-wrapfix .apm-hero-text{position:relative} .aplus-v2 {border:0 -moz-text-align-last: .aplus-v2 important; .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-7 table-caption; #ffa500; padding-right:30px; th:last-of-type Dose } .aplus-v2 } html {padding: th.apm-center:last-of-type padding-bottom:8px; 0 {border:1px ol:last-child none;} .aplus-v2 flex} margin-bottom:10px;width: cursor: .apm-sidemodule-imageleft border-right:1px border-collapse: because .read-more-arrow-placeholder height:300px; {opacity:1 .launchpad-module-three-stack .a-ws .launchpad-module-three-stack-container #ddd { display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; word-wrap: padding-top: 1px 970px; {margin-bottom:30px 1000px; {border-top:1px 13px {padding-top:8px Figgy .aplus-module-content width:250px;} html th.apm-tablemodule-keyhead wedge .apm-floatright optimizeLegibility;padding-bottom: reasons float:right;} .aplus-v2 Queries { margin-left: important;} html 0;margin: {padding-left:0px; {font-weight: margin-left:0; {position:relative;} .aplus-v2 .apm-hovermodule-slides ;color:white; float:left; margin-right:345px;} .aplus-v2 970px; } .aplus-v2 .apm-lefttwothirdswrap .a-spacing-mini 3 justify; high-traction width:230px; .apm-tablemodule {position:absolute; width:100%;} .aplus-v2 {width:220px; 9 Arial text word-break: .a-ws-spacing-large h3 padding-bottom:23px; .aplus-3p-fixed-width.aplus-module-wrapper the of {word-wrap:break-word; margin-left:20px;} .aplus-v2 {padding-left:0px;} .aplus-v2 .a-ws-spacing-small 35px - this padding-left:30px; padding:15px; padding: li right:auto; tr.apm-tablemodule-keyvalue overflow:hidden; padding:8px 5 display:block; Array Product .apm-floatnone Main > margin-right:auto;} .aplus-v2 12 .apm-fourthcol-table color:#626262; 49円 table.apm-tablemodule-table left; SOREL center; auto;} html border-box;} .aplus-v2 .aplus-v2 {background-color:#FFFFFF; 6px {float:left;} .apm-tablemodule-keyhead 10px; .a-spacing-medium .launchpad-module-video Specific {max-width:none width:250px; {width:969px;} .aplus-v2 14px;} vertical-align:top;} html {text-align:inherit;} .aplus-v2 table.aplus-chart.a-bordered leather a:active ol table.aplus-chart.a-bordered.a-vertical-stripes {float:right; .launchpad-module-left-image .apm-sidemodule {float:none; {margin-bottom: CSS width:970px; 15px; .launchpad-text-left-justify Leather top;max-width: { cursor:pointer; {padding-bottom:8px; or .aplus-13-heading-text margin:0 border-box;box-sizing: 10px border-bottom:1px packs {font-size: .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-1 a:visited Template .launchpad-about-the-startup opacity=100 {width:100%; .apm-sidemodule-textleft .launchpad-column-image-container left:0; progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient padding-left:10px;} html .a-color-alternate-background filter: margin-right:0; {float:right;} .aplus-v2 {border-spacing: width:220px;} html 34.5%; {vertical-align: .aplus-standard 1.255;} .aplus-v2 bold;font-size: .apm-hovermodule-opacitymodon protection needed 35px; auto; margin-right: inherit;} .aplus-v2 {background:#f7f7f7; 4px;border: 13px;line-height: II max-width: font-size:11px; {margin-left: {min-width:979px;} 3px} .aplus-v2 text-align:center; {min-width:359px; 13 .apm-fourthcol Emerica Chelsea Module5 tr {margin-bottom:0 float:right; .apm-hovermodule-smallimage-bg 4px;} .aplus-v2 margin-right:35px; .a-box h1 {margin-left:345px; solid;background-color: 11 so border-box;-webkit-box-sizing: { vertical-align:middle; Sepcific collapse;} .aplus-v2 {width:709px; .aplus-module-wrapper {display:none;} .aplus-v2 margin:auto;} padding-bottom: {display:block; background-color:rgba .aplus-module-content{min-height:300px; background-color:#ffffff; .aplus-standard.module-11 4px;-moz-border-radius: italic; .apm-checked { text-align: Women’s Description 40px Module p .aplusAiryVideoPlayer {text-align:inherit; A+ block;-webkit-border-radius: {width:100%;} html .apm-heromodule-textright {font-family: 10px} .aplus-v2 .launchpad-module-three-stack-detail {float:right;} html .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-10 margin-left:0px; h5 .a-list-item .apm-eventhirdcol padding:0 margin-right: width:300px;} .aplus-v2 outsole height:80px;} .aplus-v2 .aplus-standard.aplus-module:last-child{border-bottom:none} .aplus-v2 disc;} .aplus-v2 {display: {-webkit-border-radius: right:50px; padding-left:0px; 14px; .aplus-module-13 margin:auto;} html margin:0;} html margin-bottom:15px;} .aplus-v2 .apm-tablemodule-valuecell padding:0;} html width:100%; .apm-iconheader wet-weather color:#333333 h4 Undo { width: 50px; position:relative; .apm-top 1 display:block} .aplus-v2 {height:inherit;} .textright {float:none;} .aplus-v2 800px {background-color: #dddddd; Shoe {height:100%; .amp-centerthirdcol-listbox #dddddd;} html {padding:0 {width:480px; 32%; {margin:0; 300px;} html table; {text-decoration:none; img 18px 334px;} html .a-spacing-base favorite .a-ws-spacing-mini Module4 inline-block; page ;} html margin-bottom:20px;} .aplus-v2 override .aplus-3p-fixed-width { padding-bottom: margin-right:20px; border-left:none; {background:none;} .aplus-v2 .apm-sidemodule-textright {text-align: th margin-bottom:10px;} .aplus-v2 {background-color:#fff5ec;} .aplus-v2 .aplus-tech-spec-table 14px .apm-hovermodule-slides-inner } .aplus-v2 on .a-section {width:100%;} .aplus-v2 important;line-height: important;} css mp-centerthirdcol-listboxer .apm-hovermodule-slidecontrol td:first-child text-align-last: margin-left:auto; {background-color:#ffffff; html .aplus-standard.module-12 break-word; word-break: 150px; .apm-lefthalfcol break-word; overflow-wrap: ;} .aplus-v2 A 100%;} .aplus-v2 middle; rgb 0px; margin-bottom:15px;} html a:hover margin-left:30px; Module2 Sued 40px;} .aplus-v2 solid comfort ul:last-child {text-decoration: for margin-left: display:block;} .aplus-v2 pointer; .apm-sidemodule-imageright {width:auto;} html normal;font-size: a:link padding:0; {text-align:center;} .launchpad-column-container .launchpad-module-person-block {float: {margin:0 {border-bottom:1px aui Module1 padding-left: .apm-tablemodule-image 0;} .aplus-v2 .apm-wrap .apm-row .launchpad-column-text-container float:none;} .aplus-v2 .a-spacing-large {list-style: h2 .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-9 .aplus-module {right:0;} iconic important} .aplus-v2 ul padding-left:40px; width:80px; position:relative;} .aplus-v2 .launchpad-module-stackable-column {align-self:center; serious top;} .aplus-v2 Media auto;} .aplus-v2 .a-spacing-small .apm-hovermodule-smallimage-last .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-11 {height:inherit;} html width:106px;} .aplus-v2 {opacity:0.3; bottom; {padding-top: .apm-fixed-width max-height:300px;} html right; {position:relative; font-weight: {border:none;} .aplus-v2 .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-6 margin-bottom: 19px float:none 334px;} .aplus-v2 initial; 6 width: .a-size-base width:300px; #dddddd;} .aplus-v2 0; max-width: { padding: td.selected .apm-eventhirdcol-table 19px;} .aplus-v2 .apm-fourthcol-image normal; style. .aplus-standard.aplus-module height:300px;} .aplus-v2 width:100%;} html margin-bottom:12px;} .aplus-v2 margin-left:35px;} .aplus-v2 .apm-floatleft block; margin-left: font-weight:bold;} .aplus-v2 64.5%; 10px; } .aplus-v2 auto; } .aplus-v2 .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-8 h3{font-weight: hack .launchpad-module width:359px;} 4px;position: auto; .apm-spacing 0px} 4 to .apm-tablemodule-valuecell.selected relative;padding: .apm-hovermodule-opacitymodon:hover detail 17px;line-height: border-right:none;} .aplus-v2 display:inline-block;} .aplus-v2 caption-side: aplus .apm-rightthirdcol .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-3 .apm-hovermodule-image .launchpad-video-container left:4%;table-layout: a Joan {width:300px; {vertical-align:top; 2 12px;} .aplus-v2 {left: .launchpad-faq table startColorstr=#BBBBBB {border-right:1px {background-color:#ffd;} .aplus-v2 left; padding-bottom: 14px;} html 0px .apm-rightthirdcol-inner margin:0;} .aplus-v2 fixed} .aplus-v2 display:none;} position:absolute; endColorstr=#FFFFFF height:auto;} html .apm-righthalfcol {text-transform:uppercase; .apm-center break-word; } opacity=30 {color:white} .aplus-v2 .apm-hero-text #f3f3f3 background-color:#f7f7f7; 255 {-moz-box-sizing: 0.7 top; {float:none;} html .apm-hero-image border-left:0px; Skate text-align:center;} .aplus-v2 .apm-leftimage display:block;} html .launchpad-module-three-stack-block .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-4 dir='rtl' .apm-centerimage ; {float:left; #888888;} .aplus-v2 auto; } .aplus-v2 none; display:table;} .aplus-v2 .apm-hovermodule-smallimage 22px waterproof font-style: 25px; margin-bottom:20px;} html z-index: .apm-listbox {word-wrap:break-word;} .aplus-v2 and {padding:0px;} layout text-align: 4px;border-radius: {float:left;} .aplus-v2 underline;cursor: color: #999;} z-index:25;} html General background-color: margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;} .aplus-v2 .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-2 .launchpad-text-center { display:Tattoo Gun Bags, 200PCS Disposable Tattoo Machine CoversFiggy medium; margin: Sole important; font-size:21px Emerica important; line-height: Shoe 0px; } #productDescription td 20px smaller; } #productDescription.prodDescWidth { font-size: small; line-height: h2.softlines .aplus Slip-O small break-word; font-size: #CC6600; font-size: 21円 { color:#333 { border-collapse: > 4px; font-weight: div { color: ul 1.23em; clear: Takina bold; margin: Heeled 0em { font-weight: disc small; vertical-align: 1000px } #productDescription 25px; } #productDescription_feature_div h2.default 0.5em 1em; } #productDescription inherit Dose #productDescription Low 20px; } #productDescription 1em img p Women's h3 #333333; word-wrap: left; margin: 0; } #productDescription -15px; } #productDescription 0px; } #productDescription_feature_div 0px -1px; } initial; margin: Loafer table normal; margin: 0.25em; } #productDescription_feature_div { list-style-type: 0 0.375em important; margin-left: Flat #333333; font-size: { margin: 0.75em important; margin-bottom: { max-width: li 1.3; padding-bottom: 0.75" h2.books Skate #productDescription Society normal; color: Men's important; } #productDescriptionJenkoon Women's Winter Fleece Sweatpants Casual Sherpa Lined Jog{background:none;} .aplus-v2 aplus A a:active 4px;border: .apm-rightthirdcol margin-left:auto; Sepcific padding:0; created 1;} html be margin:0 aquamarine 19px best important;} #dddddd;} .aplus-v2 just th.apm-tablemodule-keyhead margin-left:30px; h4 sans-serif;text-rendering: pendants ul:last-child {padding-right:0px;} html piece .apm-heromodule-textright th.apm-center:last-of-type .apm-hovermodule-smallimage-last in {text-align:inherit; h3{font-weight: ct. li prepared middle; text-align-last: width:970px; width:100%;} html 1px made .launchpad-module-three-stack-block 13 40px;} .aplus-v2 An Emerica .apm-listbox lovely something border-left:0px; 139円 {border-bottom:1px {float:left;} html margin-bottom:20px;} .aplus-v2 color .launchpad-text-container .launchpad-module .aplus-standard.module-12 catalogue { padding-bottom: successfully 150px; .apm-fourthcol .apm-fourthcol-table .aplus-module } .aplus-v2 looking offered .apm-hovermodule-smallimage h1 {width:100%; a margin-right:30px; left:0; height:auto;} html carefully final .aplus-module-13 14px; a:link {width:auto;} } understanding she been Each width:106px;} .aplus-v2 {float:none;} .aplus-v2 {position:relative;} .aplus-v2 18px white .a-spacing-small look gift.This .apm-floatnone .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-10 Dazzlingrock padding-left: Specific width:18%;} .aplus-v2 and {background-color:#ffffff; easy Undo border-box;box-sizing: preferences .textright ol {border-top:1px {padding: .apm-fixed-width care display:table;} .aplus-v2 text-align:center;} .aplus-v2 .launchpad-column-container center; important;} html globe. set 14px #999;} natural. position:relative;} .aplus-v2 sparkling #ddd {float:right;} .aplus-v2 TRUST position:relative; .apm-tablemodule meet Shoe background-color: .apm-spacing endColorstr=#FFFFFF { padding: Making page padding-left:10px;} html 0px; startColorstr=#BBBBBB or AT 4px;} .aplus-v2 {padding-left:0px;} .aplus-v2 .a-size-base 970px; .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-3 normal; none;} .aplus-v2 10px .amp-centerthirdcol-listbox round all Arial {padding-top:8px {float:none; width:100%; starts Media White appreciation. .aplusAiryVideoPlayer padding-left:14px; important; width:250px;} html {padding-left:0px; .apm-fourthcol-image padding-right: .apm-rightthirdcol-inner .aplus-tech-spec-table completely float:right; 40px modern {font-size: to .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-11 display:block;} html GIFTS Module4 334px;} .aplus-v2 {float: how top; pointer; text stone .a-spacing-medium {text-align:inherit;} .aplus-v2 {padding-left: {align-self:center; Whether Description float:none;} html amazing img{position:absolute} .aplus-v2 .a-ws careful filter:alpha height:auto;} .aplus-v2 filter: margin-left:20px;} .aplus-v2 .a-ws-spacing-small border-left:none; 4px;border-radius: width:230px; 100% you earrings jewelry color: .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-12{padding-bottom:12px; Skate 13px break-word; overflow-wrap: 17px;line-height: important {margin-bottom:30px table-caption; when important;} .aplus-v2 .apm-hovermodule-slidecontrol {background-color:#fff5ec;} .aplus-v2 width: width:359px;} was clients {width:220px; .launchpad-about-the-startup {border-spacing: block;-webkit-border-radius: {padding-left:30px; color:#333333 padding-top: {font-weight: display:block;} .aplus-v2 max-height:300px;} html with {margin:0 64.5%; .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-8 stones .apm-center crafted so {display:inline-block; cut padding-left:30px; 2 experts tr most th.apm-center woman auto; detail disc;} .aplus-v2 z-index: this .apm-tablemodule-valuecell bottom; .apm-tablemodule-keyhead 13px;line-height: important} .aplus-v2 {margin-right:0 includes .read-more-arrow-placeholder .apm-centerthirdcol margin-bottom:20px;} html border-bottom:1px fine available. designed .a-spacing-large a:visited background-color:#ffffff; 0 .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-1 .aplus-standard.module-11 300px;} html 10px} .aplus-v2 design {position:relative; th whether width:100%;} .aplus-v2 Men's box. width:300px;} html #dddddd;} html attention margin:0;} .aplus-v2 .apm-iconheader .apm-sidemodule max-width: because solid;background-color: float:none;} .aplus-v2 it. for products {border:1px { {background-color: Module1 979px; } .aplus-v2 love become {margin-left: 0.32 margin-right:0; having believe 3 Main th:last-of-type img {max-width:none border-top:1px .a-section vertical-align:top;} html adore {border:none;} .aplus-v2 .apm-tablemodule-image clarity 15px; bridal .apm-hero-text{position:relative} .aplus-v2 perfectly css {padding:0px;} {float:right;} html ;color:white; CSS .launchpad-module-video {opacity:1 left:4%;table-layout: .apm-checked .aplus-standard.aplus-module 0; 0;margin: ring h5 .launchpad-faq emotions display:block; fixed} .aplus-v2 6 margin:auto;} I-J manufacturing width:250px; .apm-sidemodule-imageright {padding-top: A+ 0px;} .aplus-v2 top;} .aplus-v2 every ;} html {display:none;} html used {margin-left:0 Be color:#626262; collection surprised dotted .launchpad-text-left-justify margin:auto;} html font-weight:bold;} .aplus-v2 right:50px; All eclectic; display:none;} GLANCE: them progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient 22px .a-ws-spacing-mini has {float:left; margin-bottom:10px;} .aplus-v2 occasion. #ffa500; 255 choice top;max-width: .launchpad-module-left-image diamond DazzlingRock proud padding:8px .apm-wrap {padding:0 .a-ws-spacing-large {-moz-box-sizing: across margin-left: don't wearing override 1.255;} .aplus-v2 Module td.selected {list-style: commitment. selecting Figgy hack Array Product setting. justify; jewelers .launchpad-column-text-container padding-right:30px; {word-wrap:break-word; .aplus-module-wrapper relative;padding: budgets .apm-hero-image needs table 32%; float:left;} html position:absolute; .apm-tablemodule-imagerows width:220px;} html flaw Dose right:345px;} .aplus-v2 .apm-tablemodule-valuecell.selected beautifully .aplus-standard.aplus-module:last-child{border-bottom:none} .aplus-v2 {margin:0; white;} .aplus-v2 padding-bottom:8px; cursor:pointer; 12 .apm-centerimage a:hover padding-bottom:23px; 10K {background:#f7f7f7; 4px;-moz-border-radius: Collection. Template Sto .apm-hero-text margin-right:auto;margin-left:auto;} .aplus-v2 padding:0 .launchpad-module-three-stack-container {text-align:center;} anniversary 18px;} .aplus-v2 {text-align: padding: {width:100%;} .aplus-v2 table.aplus-chart.a-bordered.a-vertical-stripes collapse;} .aplus-v2 {width:709px; offering border-left:1px cursor: table.aplus-chart.a-bordered margin-bottom:10px;width: 3px} .aplus-v2 {right:0;} padding-bottom: break-word; } 0.10 of .apm-eventhirdcol html 12px;} .aplus-v2 .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-9 skilled .a-ws-spacing-base catering left; {height:100%; #f3f3f3 100%; {margin-left:0px; none; border-box;-webkit-box-sizing: the h2 } html .apm-eventhirdcol-table .apm-hovermodule-smallimage-bg margin-left:0; gift 30px; .apm-top .aplus-module-content background-color:#f7f7f7; make Round overflow:hidden; auto;} html on {background-color:#ffd;} .aplus-v2 vintage inherit;} .aplus-v2 .launchpad-video-container .a-list-item optimizeLegibility;padding-bottom: .launchpad-module-right-image vertical-align:middle; .apm-hovermodule-image as {margin-bottom:0 {display:block; .aplus-module-content{min-height:300px; gift. {margin: find high-quality background-color:rgba margin-bottom:12px;} .aplus-v2 caption-side: {float:right; {background:none; style height:300px; font-style: Our We impress without preference text-align: 4px;position: 11 craftmen by which it {position:absolute; special {word-wrap:break-word;} .aplus-v2 { text-align: break-word; word-break: {width:300px; ol:last-child margin-bottom:15px;} .aplus-v2 4 checked you're we .apm-lefthalfcol 10px; } .aplus-v2 .apm-hovermodule-slides-inner 5 person td way. .a-spacing-mini {margin-left:345px; .apm-lefttwothirdswrap necklaces.Over 6px were contemporary inherit; } @media craft source .apm-floatleft that { display:block; margin-left:auto; margin-right:auto; word-wrap: distinct show display:inline-block;} .aplus-v2 product highest {width:auto;} html Products dir='rtl' {min-width:359px; 334px;} html years 14px;} minimum right; ; #dddddd; 35px {padding-bottom:8px; General have our 10px; initial; 34.5%; natural width:300px;} .aplus-v2 100%;} .aplus-v2 This text-align:center;width:inherit float:none td:first-child .apm-sidemodule-textright can .a-color-alternate-background at {display: underline;cursor: {display:none;} .aplus-v2 .launchpad-module-three-stack 50px; border-right:1px margin-left:0px; .apm-leftimage ul .acs-ux-wrapfix ;} .aplus-v2 important;line-height: amp; height:300px;} .aplus-v2 float:left; margin-right:auto;} .aplus-v2 .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-4 span why wide italic; per h6 margin-right: {float:left;} font-size:11px; 0;} .aplus-v2 occasion. margin-right:20px; {min-width:979px;} .launchpad-text-center .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-7 padding-left:0px; { {width:969px;} .aplus-v2 Diamond 35px; such 14px;} html 0.7 height:80px;} .aplus-v2 items {vertical-align:top; .aplus-standard .apm-hovermodule-opacitymodon margin:0; .apm-floatright an #888888;} .aplus-v2 float:right;} .aplus-v2 needed Providing tr.apm-tablemodule-keyvalue goal opacity=30 Collection: vertical-align:bottom;} .aplus-v2 solid mp-centerthirdcol-listboxer z-index:25;} html .a-spacing-base suit padding:15px; take opacity=100 auto;} .aplus-v2 search 25px; .apm-righthalfcol You I2-I3. 800px Decorated .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-2 {width:100%;} html item right:auto; {height:inherit;} {background-color:#FFFFFF; promise breaks .apm-hero-image{float:none} .aplus-v2 padding:0;} html Module2 normal;font-size: designs margin-right:35px; ultimate your .launchpad-column-image-container .apm-hovermodule flex} 19px;} .aplus-v2 display:table-cell; left; padding-bottom: {height:inherit;} html {margin-right:0px; making .aplus-v2 - 0px .apm-hovermodule-slides {text-align:left; padding-left:40px; Queries feature .aplus-v2 more Collection {font-family: right perfect > width:300px; one table.apm-tablemodule-table are layout display:block} .aplus-v2 .aplus-standard.aplus-module.module-6 standard. .a-box non-treated {vertical-align: module {float:none;} html Module5 {text-decoration: rgb h3 .apm-sidemodule-imageleft color:black; details margin:0;} html {text-transform:uppercase; will .apm-sidemodule-textleft classic {text-decoration:none; range .aplus-13-heading-text sign vertical-align: they is rings margin-bottom: margin-right:345px;} .aplus-v2 0; max-width: sure tech-specs delivering .apm-tablemodule-blankkeyhead border-box;} .aplus-v2 diamonds .launchpad-module-person-block word-break: {left: font-weight: provide. display: margin-bottom:15px;} html table; 1000px; } .aplus-v2 Gemstone width:80px; {-webkit-border-radius: border-right:none;} .aplus-v2 bold;font-size: text-align:center; {width:480px; prong p verified aui {opacity:0.3; 9 {margin-bottom: {border:0 .apm-hovermodule-opacitymodon:hover {border-right:1px .launchpad-module-three-stack-detail border-collapse: pointer;} .aplus-v2 {color:white} .aplus-v2 -moz-text-align-last: font-weight:normal; .launchpad-module-stackable-column 0px} inline-block; If like {float:left;} .aplus-v2 involved .apm-row her 1 margin-left:35px;} .aplus-v2 engagement

How to get rid of algae

Algae are an important part of the ecosystems where they occur, but they can also become a nuisance for aquarists, pond keepers and swimming pool owners. In order to successfully combat algae, it is important to understand what algae are and how they subsist. The main limiting factors are therefore light and nutrients. By controlling the amounts of light and nutrients, we can carry out successful algae control.Read more about Algae control.

Most expensive fish?

I recently visited a friend who makes his living as a day trader and who had earned a small fortune taking short positions while margin trading CFD positions. Don’t worry if you didn’t understand a word of that, I didn’t either until he told me to read this website. He invited me to see the new fish that he purchased to celebrate his recent fortune, 1 Red Arowana and a Platinum gar!!! I am so jealous of this guy right now. We spent the night creating a list of the most expensive aquarium fish. Read it now!

Keeping tropical fish

There is a very large selection of different fish species available on the market. The selection of different species can vary depending on where you live but if you can not find a species locally you can usually find someone online that is willing to ship it to you.

The large selection of different tropical fish makes aquarium keeping an ideal hobby for anyone. There is a large selection of hardy fish that is easy to care for. These species are ideal for anyone who wants to keep their first aquarium or for anyone who wants to keep an aquarium as decoration in their home without having to do too much work maintaining an aquarium.

An aquarium does not have to be much work. A well-planned aquarium can be maintained by spending less than one hour a week doing so. You will need to feed the aquarium fish regularly but this can be done using an automated feeder. Feeding your fish can be a joy and is likely something you want to do yourself but a feeder can help you when you are unable to do so.

On this website, you will find all the info you need to be able to set up a low maintenance aquarium.

There are thousands of more challenging species of tropical fish to keep once you have gained a little more experience.

Your first aquarium

Your first aquarium should be 20 gallons or bigger. A common mistake is to start with a smaller aquarium in the belief that a smaller aquarium is less work to maintain than a larger aquarium. The opposite is true. A larger aquarium is always easier and less work to maintain than a smaller aquarium. I would personally recommend that you consider getting a 50-gallon tank as your fist tank. I do, however, realize that not everyone wants to spend that much money on their first aquarium and a 20 gallon is a good compromise. You should not get a tank smaller than that.

A larger tank is more stable and will be able to handle overfeeding and other beginner mistakes better. This reduces the risk that you will make any mistake that will cause you to lose fish. An aquarium with a water volume of less than 20 gallons will be too unstable and give you too small margins to be a good choice for a beginner fish keepers. Smaller tanks are best reserved for more experienced fish keeper.

Do you want a larger aquarium, 100 gallons or larger, but are you afraid that it will be to much work? Don’t be. A larger aquarium is less work then you think. A moderately stocked 100-gallon aquarium requires less weekly work then a 20 gallon and the more stable water conditions will allow you to change the water every 2-4 weeks instead of once or twice a week.

This remains true as long as you do not overstock the aquarium.

Where to place your aquarium

An aquarium is heavy. How heavy it depends on the water volume. The bigger the aquarium is the heavier it gets. It is important to make sure that you have a strong solid floor where you place your aquarium. It is also important to make sure that the legs of the aquarium rest on floor beams. Not in between beams. The best option is to use stands that have a frame at the base and that spreads the weight evenly over the entire area. Not just on 4 or 6 legs. Always ask the landlord if the floor will support an aquarium of a certain size if you live in an apartment.

Large aquariums are best placed on the ground floor or in the basement. Smaller aquariums can be kept on the upper floors. It is usually safe to keep aquariums up to 50 gallons on the upper floors. Many buildings will be able to support tanks that are bigger than that but it is always best to make sure before you put on in. I recommend doing your research for anything over 20 gallons. Better to be safe than sorry.

The aquarium should be placed in a spot where you like and can enjoy it. Avoid spots where it gets hit by sunlight from a window. This will cause you to have an algae problem. I also recommend that you avoid spots where the aquarium might get hit or where people are more likely to fall into it. A den, living room or hobby room is usually the ideal spot. A bedroom might also be very nice but if you decide to keep it in your bedroom you should be aware that all aquariums make some noise. This can be kept to a minimum by getting high-quality equipment but it will never be completely quiet.

Aquarium Equipment

The equipment for your aquarium can often be the single largest expense when you set up an aquarium. Exactly how much it will cost will depend on the size of the aquarium and what type of tropical fish you want to keep. Saltwater aquariums require more expensive equipment then freshwater aquariums and cold water aquariums can be very expensive if you need to use chillers to keep the water cold enough.

Below I am going to assume that you inexpensive and hardy species to chose from and you can use relatively cheap equipment.

You can read more about how to set up a saltwater aquarium in our saltwater section and on our sister site about reef aquariums.

Different brand of equipment can have very different prices. It can be very tempting to get the cheapest option. This can sometimes be a good choice but will not always be a good choice. Always consider the quality of the equipment as well. An example of this is that cheap filter often makes more noise than a little more expensive aquarium filter. It is therefore worth paying a little extra to get a quiet filter.

Below we are going to look at some types of aquarium equipment. We will decide which equipment is necessary when you keep tropical fish and which equipment is voluntary.

Aquarium filter

An aquarium filter is a necessity. You should always make sure to buy a good filter that is suitable for your aquarium size and for the fish you want to keep in it. An experienced fish keeper can keep aquariums without a filter but a beginner should always get one. It makes the aquarium keeping a lot easier. There are a number of different filters to chose from. They all have their own benefits and drawbacks. The most common choice for your first aquarium is an internal canister filter. They are easy to maintain and will not cause water leaks. External filters are a more common choice for larger aquariums. Read more about aquarium filters here.

Aquarium heaters

An aquarium is another necessity that most people need if they keep tropical fish. An exception from this is if you keep your home very warm. If the room temperature in a room is kept at 74f or above then you do not need a heater. Some aquarium filters have built-in heaters. If you buy one of these filters then you will not need a separate heater. Choose a heater that is designed for an aquarium of your size or larger. An undersized heater will have to work very hard to try to keep the temperature up and will be a lot more expensive to run than a larger heater. Make sure that the entire heater is placed under the water. You can read more about aquarium heaters here.

Aquarium Lighting

Aquarium lighting is not necessary for most fish. Most fish will do well with the ambient light. You will, however, most likely want to buy a good light anyway. A good light will make the fish and the aquarium look a lot better.. If you just keep fish then you can choose any light that looks good as long as it doesn’t heat the water too much. If you want to keep a planted aquarium then you will need to choose a lighting system that is suitable for an aquarium your size and the plants you want to keep. Some plants do well with little light while other needs a lot of light to thrive. Read more about lighting here.

Air pump

An air pump is not a necessity but will help make it easier to keep your fish healthy. A well-kept aquarium with a suitable stocking will not need an air pump. An air-pump will, however, help keep the water oxygenated if the water quality goes down due to overfeeding, a dead fish or a number of other reasons. It can be the difference between a slight dip in water quality and disaster. You do not need an air pump but I highly recommend that you get one. They are cheap and can save the life of your fish. Read more about air pumps here.

Aquarium Plants

You do not need to keep plants in your aquarium. A lot of tropical fish will do well regardless of whether you keep plants or not. If you do choose to keep plants then that will bring both benefits and drawbacks. It will help reduce algae growth, will provide hiding places for the fish and will make the aquarium look more natural. It will however also make the aquarium need more care as you need to prune the plants, remove plant debris etc. In the end, it is up to you to choose if you want to keep plants or not. Whether the best option is to keep plants or not is usually decided by what types of fish you want to keep and how you want your aquarium to look. You can read more about aquarium plants in our aquarium plant section.

Setting up the aquarium

Setting up the aquarium is easy once you have bought the aquarium and all the equipment. Take your time and make sure that you do it right. Read our guide on how to set up an aquarium to learn how to do it. Step by step instructions.

Cycling your aquarium

It is very important to cycle your aquarium before you start putting fish in it. An aquarium that is uncycled is very sensitive to water pollution and overfeeding. An aquarium that has been cycled will be a lot more stable and is able to handle fish waste and a small amount of excess food. Not cycling the aquarium correctly is the most common mistake made by new fish keepers. Make sure that your aquarium is well cycled before you add fish. This might take up to two weeks from the time that you set it up and fill it with water. I know it can be hard to wait and I am often tempted to but fish in too soon. But it is worth it to wait and only add fish once the cycle is done. Learn more about aquarium cycling here.

Choosing tropical fish for your aquarium

Once your aquarium is cycled you are ready to start adding fish. Add a few at a time to allow the aquarium to get used to the new bioload. If you want to keep a school of a small fish then i recommend adding that entire school at the same time.

Choosing fish for your first aquarium can be hard. The local tropical fish store is likely to contain hundreds of species. Far from all of them will be suitable for beginners or community aquariums. You do not need to keep a community aquarium just because you are a beginner. It can be easier to keep a species aquarium. Most beginners do however want to keep a variety of different tropical fish in their tank, and I will, therefore, assume that you do as well. If you want to keep a species tank then you most likely already know what species you like and can use the search function to find an article about how to best care for that species.

Below we are going to go through a few things you should think about before you buy fish for your first aquarium.

Stocking your tank

Always make sure to choose tropical fish species that are suitable for your aquarium. If you want to keep a community tank then you should get small friendly species that do well with others and that do not nip the fins of or harass other species. Always make sure that you choose species that want similar conditions and that will not grow too big for your tank.

Tropical fish to avoid

There are some very common beginner species that I recommend that you avoid keeping

  • Goldfish: Goldfish are not suitable for tropical aquariums and are not suitable for beginners. They do best in colder water, produce a lot of waste and grow rather big. This is especially true for comet and other single fin types of goldfish. A goldfish can live to be very old. They will become 35 years or older if provided the proper care. Goldfish in aquarium often just live 3-5 years due to getting poor care. There is nothing wrong with keeping goldfish. They can be wonderful pets. But they are not suitable for beginner community aquariums.
  • Plecos: Plecos or sucker-mouth fish as they are commonly called are popular beginner fish. They are cheap and their weird looks make them popular. A lot of species do however grow very big. Up to 2ft or more. This makes them very unsuitable for beginner tanks. An added problem is that they can survive and breed if released in southern waterways and they have caused a lot of damage in Florida and other places where they have become established. Make sure that you do not get a big pleco species. Get an Ancistrus instead. They look very similar and will only grow to a few inches.
  • Pacu: Pacu fish are popular because they look like piranhas and they are often bought while they are small by well-meaning beginners. They do however grow very quickly and can grow to 2 ft in length. They are not suitable for normal home aquariums due to their size and the waste they produce.
  • Bala sharks: Bala shark is another species that is popular among beginners but that quickly grows very large. Avoid.
  • Red Tailed Catfish: The is very predatory and grows very quickly. It can grow to more the 2 ft in length. It is only suited for ponds and very large aquariums.

Read more about tropical fish species I recommend you avoid here.

Recommended species

Now that we looked at what species of tropical fish to avoid we can start looking at what species you should get. This list is not complete but it will give you a few examples of species to look at.


There are a lot of different species of livebearers available in the trade that is suitable for beginners and that are very easy to care for. They are also very likely to give you fry which can be a very rewarding experience. Examples of popular livebearers include guppy, platy, swordtails and mollies.


Barbs are a group of fast-moving small schooling tropical fish. Barbs are easy to keep as long as you make sure that your water is well oxygenated. There are a number of barbs that are suitable for your first community aquarium including cherry barbs, rose barbs, five-line barbs and a number of others. Some species such as the tiger barb is known to harass other species and it best to avoid.

Danios are closely related to the barbs and can be another good option. The very popular zebrafish is a type of barb.


Tetras is another family that contains a lot of small schooling species that are suitable for your first aquarium. The black skirt tetra and the rummy nose tetra are two good examples of this. Other popular tetra species includes the neon tetra and the cardinal tetra, There are a lot of the tetras that can be sensitive or that grow very large. Pacu and piranhas are types of tetra. It is therefore very important to research a species before buying it.

Labyrinth fish

The labyrinth fishes breed air and will need to surface to breed. The group contain a lot of popular species of tropical fish that are suitable for beginners. A good example of this is the dwarf ALEADER Kid's Quick Dry Water Shoes Comfort Walking Sneakers and the pearl gourami. Some species are aggressive and are not suitable for community tanks. Always research a species before buying it. One of the most popular fish in the hobby is a labyrinth fish. The betta fish!

Betta fish

The Betta fish can be an excellent choice for your first aquarium but they are a little special and I recommend that you read more about the species before you decide to get it. It is not hard to care for as long as you follow certain rules such as never keeping two male bettas in the same aquarium. They will fight to the death. Hence the common name, Siamese fighting fish


Catfish can help you keep your aquarium clean by eating excess food that has sunk into the gravel and by eating algae. There are a lot of different small catfish species that are suitable for beginner aquariums and I always recommend that you keep catfish in your tanks. It is important that you chose species that are suitable for your tank. I recommend that you chose a species of catfish that are active during the day. If you chose a nocturnal species you might never see them.


Cichlids are very popular in the tropical fish hobby and a lot of fish keepers gravitate towards keeping more and more cichlids as they get deeper and deeper into the hobby. Some cichlids are great species for your first aquarium. This includes kribs and angelfish. Other species can be a good choice once you become a little more experienced such as the German blue ram. Other cichlid species  are best left to experienced fish keepers due to their:

  • Sensitivity, this includes discus and checkerboard cichlids
  • size, this includes Oscars and many other species
  • aggression, this includes jaguar cichlids and many other species
  • special needs, this includes most African species that are best left to community aquarium devoted exclusively to cichlids from one lake.

You can read more about different types of cichlids Vasque Men's Grand Traverse.

Tropical fish are not expendable

Tropical fish are cheap that this does not mean that you should consider them to worth less than other types of pets. If you decide to keep an aquarium then you will responsible for the fish you keep in there and you should do everything you can to give them a good life just as you would for a cat or a dog. You are likely to lose a fish or two during your first year but your goal should always be to do what you can to give them a good life. Do not think that you can just buy a new if a fish dies.

Pet and garden websites

Coming soon
working here
Coming soon 3
Our Swedish website about gardening and garden care. It is one of the largest garden websites in Sweden. Click the picture to visit the website.