Tropical fish are not difficult to look after and can actually be easier to care for than goldfish. Goldfish need to be kept in large tanks to accommodate their potential growth but even then, they can still easily need more space than this.
Are goldfish better than tropical fish?
Goldfish – coldwater fish – prefer cooler temperatures around 65°F (18°C), while tropical species like their water toasty warm (72 to 85°F or 22 to 29°C). One of the many benefits of keeping goldfish is that they dont need a heater; most tropical tanks do. Goldfish and tropical fish have different temperaments.
What fish is the easiest?
Mollies and platys are very easy fish to care for and come in many varieties and colors. They can be kept in schools and grow to about three inches in length. We recommend starting with a common variety that is widely available, such as black mollies or red platy.
How do I pick the best goldfish?
Look at the fins of the goldfish to make sure they are clear. The dorsal fin should stand straight up and be clear of all growths and bumps. The pectoral fins should be the same size, as should the anal fins. Check for any lesions, growths, or patches on the goldfish.
What is a good first fish?
10 Best Aquarium Fish for BeginnersRasboras. There are many types of rasboras, but our favorite ones are the harlequin rasbora (Trigonostigma heteromorpha) and lambchop rasbora (Trigonostigma espei). Common Goldfish. Tetras. Corydoras. Platies. Betta Fish. Barbs. Bolivian Cichlids.
Whats the average lifespan of a fish?
Siamese fighting fish: 2 – 5 years Common carp: 20 yearsNorthern pike: 7 – 10 yearsWels catfish: 60 yearsMahi Mahi: 7 years Fish/Lifespan