Hello Fishlorians, I have been abscent for quiet a while, busy with life but now I am back. Not only to stay and talk a while, and become an active member again, but also with a question and a topic. I found out recently that this coming September or a little before, it will be our classes turn to get a classroom pet. Since we are an 18m to 2yr old class we are pretty much limmited to a fish. Probably a 10g or a 20g tank or somewhere inbetween. As it has to be heavy enough and durable enough to be safe when set at children eye level, ie a shelf where they can see it when they stand. I already have a few ideas to make the tank itself safe, like putting a net over the top to prevent anything I don't want from entering the water just in case though the top of the tank should be out of reach unless they climb which would be hard to do with out me seeing them. Also making a screen to put in front of the tank to block it off from sight to give the fish a rest if the class won't leave them alone. The upper managment have no idea on anything about fish, I will be throwing some of my own money into this project by the end I am sure, and probably sharing my home testing equipment with my school tank, to keep the water quality up, and of course all chemicals will be way out of reach. Now to the heart of the matter, does any one know of some colorful active fish that would be good in a busy classroom enviroment. I already am planing on putting it in a less used area of the room in a coner but I know the first few days/weeks it will be a constant draw. Of course Ill treach them rules about the tank as well. The fish would have to be something that can fit in a tank that is 10g and at max 20g but i will probably end up with a 10 or 12 or some number like that, I don't see me getting a 20 but you never know maybe a parent will donate me one, and the center will just have to pay for the rest. Decoration wise I plan on depending on the size add some live as well as fake plants and caves to give them some hideing places and blocking off the back and sides of the tank to give them a reprive of all the kids peering in at them. Trying to do my best, any other suggestion.