Can't decide which fish to get

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I have had a few cichlids in the past. They all sadly passed away. I have learned a lot more now and still have a lot of food left from then. Namely tetrabit, tetra algae pro wafers and bloodworms.

I was planning on donating the food , but then quarantine happened and I decided to give the hobby another try , this time with proper plants and food. But I cant seem to decide which species to get. I have a very small 20 litre tank , and plan on keeping only one fish at a time. Any reccomendations on a good beginner fish that can eat both algae and meat and can thrive in such a space?
 

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Hi, when you say you plan on keeping one fish do you mean one species of fish or just one fish?
 

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You could get a betta. They don't eat algae, but you could get a snail or two. You just have to be careful what kind of snail you get, because a betta could attack some snails.
 
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Seasoldier said:
Hi, when you say you plan on keeping one fish do you mean one species of fish or just one fish?
just one fish . i have had issues with aggression. so only one fish for now :)
 
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Yale Kim said:
Maybe mollys.
thank you. so they can have tetra bits?

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flyinGourami said:
Mollys are too big for that tank size.
You could get a trio of endlers. I like someones suggestion of snails, I'de recommend nerites.
thank you :]

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my friend recommended a blood parrot. is that okay ?
 

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Suni said:
just one fish . i have had issues with aggression. so only one fish for now :)
OK then I would go for a fish that likes to be solitary & in that respect you couldn't do much better than a Betta (Siamese fighting fish) you can get many different colour & form variants & they do have a personality, as said above they don't eat algae but if you only have one fish & you watch how much you feed you shouldn't have too much of a problem with algae & if some does crop up just get a couple of nerite or military helmet snails & they'll keep your tank clean.
 

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flyinGourami said:
Mollys are too big for that tank size.
Imo you could get a trio of endlers. I like someones suggestion of snails, I'de recommend a nerite or two.
I agree, Mollies are too big & they don't do well on their own, they like company of their own species.
 
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flyinGourami said:
Blood parrots get way way too big for a 20 liter tank, and I don't think they eat algae.
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OK then I would go for a fish that likes to be solitary & in that respect you couldn't do much better than a Betta (Siamese fighting fish) you can get many different colour & form variants & they do have a personality, as said above they don't eat algae but if you only have one fish & you watch how much you feed you shouldn't have too much of a problem with algae & if some does crop up just get a couple of nerite or military helmet snails & they'll keep your tank clean.
thank you .:)
 

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