Need help choosing fish

Discussion in 'Aquarium Stocking Questions' started by ShaunBrowne, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. ShaunBrowne

    ShaunBrowneValued MemberMember

    Hello everyone
    I was told to add a list of fish at my LFS which I possibly could get for my tank..
    I have a 7 gallon tank in my lounge but looking for easy fish cause I'm still a beginner..

    Guppies
    Mollies
    Widows
    Neons
    Glowlights
    Rosy barbs
    Zebra danios

    I don't really trust the guy at the LFS but these are some of the fish he suggests
     
  2. delta5

    delta5Well Known MemberMember

    Do a betta with a really nice aquascape.
     
  3. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Haha, yeah don't trust him... Mollies definitely a no, they need 30g, neons a no, glo-lights no, rosy barbs a no, zebras a no, widow a no, I'd say two guppies would be the only thing that would work out of that list. You could get shrimp or a snail or two as well. Welcome to the forum.:) You'd could also do some nano species or like stated above a betta.
     




  4. OP
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    ShaunBrowne

    ShaunBrowneValued MemberMember

    Delta5 they don't have any bettas there unfortunately.. Would be really nice tho

    Platylover thanks for the welcome lol so most of the list can be scratched off.. Which nanos? I do have 2 small snails in already
     
  5. WeepingShadesOfIndigo

    WeepingShadesOfIndigoValued MemberMember

    For a nice change from regular tanks a lovely planted shrimp tank would be so fun!
     




  6. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    TexasDomer will be more helpful on that, but you can have a scarlet badis or two(would have to be female and male), endlers, platies(1-2), killifish, you might(wait for this to be confirmed) a pea puffer, and I was thinking of platies, you could probably have 3 guppies in a 7g. This is good article to use as reference, but some of the information is wrong here, like I wouldn't put a danio in a 10g or a puffer in a 3g. But it is a good article to help out on ideas.:)
     
  7. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Some killifish would definitely work!

    What are the dimensions of the tank?
     
  8. Platylover

    PlatyloverFishlore VIPMember

    Ok I realised I didn't actually post the link! *face palm*
     
    Bet I had you guys a bit confused on my last post...
     
  9. OP
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    ShaunBrowne

    ShaunBrowneValued MemberMember

    I was a little confused, didn't know what article lol
     
  10. delta5

    delta5Well Known MemberMember

    I'd still look at getting a single fish since OP is looking for easy. Pref a bio-load that only requires once a week water changes?
     
  11. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I think a school of nano fish is just as easy as a betta! Care is the same (weekly water changes, etc.).
     
  12. OP
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    ShaunBrowne

    ShaunBrowneValued MemberMember

    So thank you to everyone for the advice, ended up with 3 neons seen as there was nothing else left for small tanks..

    Looking at a bigger tank but a little pricey
     
  13. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Neons aren't appropriate for a 7 gal tank, and they need to be in groups of 6+.
     
  14. OP
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    ShaunBrowne

    ShaunBrowneValued MemberMember

    Should I swap for guppies?
     
  15. tyguy7760

    tyguy7760Fishlore VIPMember

    What's the length of the tank?
     
  16. OP
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    ShaunBrowne

    ShaunBrowneValued MemberMember

    18 inch
     
  17. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    What else do you have in there with the neons?
     
  18. OP
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    ShaunBrowne

    ShaunBrowneValued MemberMember

    2 snails
     
  19. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

  20. OP
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    ShaunBrowne

    ShaunBrowneValued MemberMember

    Yes got from the LFS guy but I think I should take out, I'm very bad at saying OK to people selling me stuff
     




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