What fish did you guys start with?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Fish and Invertebrates' started by Jasonnnnnnnz, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. JasonnnnnnnzValued MemberMember

    I personally started a goldfish tank with absolutely no knowledge and have 1 shrimp tank and a community tank.

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  2. Vongchanh25Valued MemberMember

    I started with bettas and then moved to community tanks but now I only have bettas
  3. _Fried_Bettas_

    _Fried_Bettas_Well Known MemberMember

    Started with platies, cories, and bettas. After many years and many different kinds of fish, cories, and obviously bettas are still my favorites.

  4. celizabethh3

    celizabethh3Valued MemberMember

    I started with a betta also. :)

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  5. Micaela13

    Micaela13Well Known MemberMember

    Believe it or not I started with 2 wild crappie that I caught fishing and took hone to eat. When we got home , 2 hours later, they were still barely alive so I stuck them in a 10 full of hose water and waited. I knew nothing about the nitrogen cycle or anything but they survived for a year and a half and started my MTS :p

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  6. MJDuti

    MJDutiWell Known MemberMember

    bleeding heart tetras.

    poor guys went through a cycle, survived Ich, fought with my breeding angel pair, and lasted through a tank that broke/spilt. They are missed.
  7. Coradee

    CoradeeModeratorModerator Member

    I started with fancy goldfish as a child then had a variety of native fish, sticklebacks, minnows etc collected from a local stream. (I had a crush on a cousin who was into collecting them so I did too haha) then I moved on to a variety of tropical fish & the addiction began
  8. emmynk

    emmynkWell Known MemberMember

    Adfs and I think a white cloud mountain minnow. The two adf's were only supposed to live three years (said the petshop lady) but the buggers lived 7.
  9. Jonny8824New MemberMember

    My very first fish was ur common gold fish that I was won at the county fair when I was 5 years old. He was kept in just ur normal fish bowl. Now Im 26 and have a 29 gal aquarium with 3 gold fish named Dean, Sam, and Goldeen, 1 giant danio named Cass, 2 Rosy barb named Mr & Mrs Rose (they are spies lol), 1 white fan tailed named Casper, 1 Algae eater named Consuela, 1 clawed albino frog named Poliytode, and 3 apple snails named Speedy, Shelly, and Sheldon. I've had all my babies for a month now and they are all doing great!

    These are some pics of my snails. I'll try to get better ones soon. ImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1404888179.862898.jpgImageUploadedByFish Lore Aquarium Fish Forum1404888198.625881.jpg

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  10. hollie1505

    hollie1505Well Known MemberMember

    I started with the classic common goldfish in a bowl as a child. As a teen three fancy goldfish in a 10Gallon.

    Once I moved out and started really looking into fish my MTS began! I now have goldies, a betta, multiple community and snail tanks. The Goldies are still my fave, they remind me of my childhood I think :)
  11. Anthony10

    Anthony10Valued MemberMember

    A salt water aquarium, I know it's a weird start to fish keeping, but I remember always helping my dad clean the tank and of course, pick out fish!

  12. SW5

    SW5Well Known MemberMember

    I believe that I started with a five gallon, with the wonderful recommendation from a chain store of one Molly fish, one zebra danio, three Platys and a nerite snail. The danio ended up killing the Molly in his frustration of not having a shoal anymore. He was returned to the store, and I soon upgraded to my 20 gallon, thanks to the wonderful advice I received from fishlore.
  13. Crissandra331

    Crissandra331Valued MemberMember

    My first fish was a Halfmoon Beta name Linus, he was in a 14gal w/ plastic plants. Then I made the mistake of getting guppies, and a pictus catfish cause they didnt have any common plecos :(

    Total rookie mistake.

    Pictus killed my guppies, returned catfish. I've always been really good about my water even since the beginning but even as a beginner I couldn't keep up with the meticulous water quality that their extravagant fins needed and the combination of the plastic plants. Every now and then tempted by their beauty but too high maintenance, sadly their sold as one of the simplest fish to keep but i personally will never get another one.

    Linus R.I.P
  14. JeffK

    JeffKWell Known MemberMember

    White cloud mountain minnows (golden variety - one still with me!)
  15. Anthony10

    Anthony10Valued MemberMember

    Since everyone has kinda told a story I'll share a mistake I made...

    Petco, the only place I bought fish from. I found a Longnose hawkfish! Yay! 50$ and a I brought him home... While the keeper was netting him he got a spine stuck in the net! Oh no! I was about to say nah, I'll pass today, but he gave us a 2 week warranty on him! So I brought him home! The next morning my coral beauty angel was dead :( 1 day after the warranty expired the hawk flew out of the tank and died... 50$ dead and the longest lasting fish in the tank died... :(

  16. Castiel*

    Castiel*Well Known MemberMember

    3 African Cichlids I bought at Wal-Mart that I put in a 10g. Started looking up stuff on them a few weeks later and realized my mistake. Needless to say I got a 55g a few weeks later LOL
    Win/Win I say for the fish and I!
  17. renthusWell Known MemberMember

    First tank fish? 5 ember tetras, 3 of which are still with me. One mysteriously vanished, and another died of... something last year (although he always seemed a bit sickly).

    First fish period? 3 shubunkin, 3 comets, and 3 fantails in my pond.
  18. terrynachos

    terrynachosValued MemberMember

    Started young with a goldfish. Now all grown up i have a betta (Lloyd) who has stuck with me for a year or more now and happy. I just recently jumped into the deepend with a 75gallon convict firemouth salvini cichlid mix lol. Fun times!

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  19. Flowingfins

    FlowingfinsFishlore VIPMember

    When I was little my dad always had saltwater tanks. My first fish that I took care of myself was a betta. but than I got a 10gallon for Christmas and got goldfish which now live happily in my dads pond and now i have two bettas and guppies:)
  20. Harlebleondora

    HarlebleondoraWell Known MemberMember

    A 5 gallon with 8 black neon tetras. 0_0 I still have two which are nearing their 4thish birthday! It used to be 3 but my oldest 5 year old tetra passed away a few months ago.

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