Tropical Fish - Rick Hardy's Taxidermy

Hey guys, I was just wondering what is the most hardy tropical fish you can.
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The Guppy is perhaps the most popular freshwater tropical fish species. A great tropical fish for freshwater aquarium fish beginners, the Guppy is a very hardy tropical fish that is also a very prolific breeder. The male guppy is easy to distinguish from the female guppy because the male is usually more colorful with extremely colorful and large caudal fins (tails). The female is usually larger, thicker bodied, with less color and a smaller cuadal fin (tail).
Hi, Just want to ask what types of tropical freshwater hardy fish is approp.
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The zebra danio is a great tropical fish for beginners, and very popular. They’re hardy, active and cute, and you’ll probably want a small group of them in your tank. These little guys have black and white stripes down the length of their bodies, which is how they got their name, but other danio strains may have spots. They are hardy tropical fish perfect for begining aquarists.
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Photo provided by FlickrGood hardy 1 inch tropical fish
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Most barbs are a good choice of tropical fish for the beginner. When choosing fish to accompany the barbs, you have to be careful about the tank mates that you put with the barbs, they are considered to be semi-aggressive and they can nip the fins of slower moving fish, like angelfish and betta fish. Some of the most common and hardy barbs are Tiger Barbs, Cherry Barbs and Rosy Barbs. If your aquarium is small, 20 gallons and under, you might not want to include barbs because of their territorial nature. Contrary to popular belief, betta fish are a poor choice for cycling an aquarium. Betta fish are a poor choice in any aquarium because they are easy targets for fin-nipping fish and they can nip fins of other fish themselves. In the wild, betta fish prefer to be alone living in cloudy almost swamp like conditions. A large tank makes them feel uncomfortable and vulnerable. are best left to their small well maintained aquariums and bowls.The Zebra Danio is one of the most popular tropical fish for many reasons. They are very hardy, attractive to look at and they usually do well in groups of 6 or more. The Zebra Danio is a good first fish for beginners to the tropical fish hobby because of their tolerance of a wide range of water parameters.Theoretically, any of the thousands of aquarium-friendly freshwater tropical fish can be used in the summer water garden (or spring to fall for you in the deep south). The species I will be reviewing are the ones I find most hardy, small in size (1”-3” [2.5-7.5 cm]), available at retail (or via ), do not hide from their owners, and are relatively easy to breed.Mollies are a versatile fish which can survive in both freshwater and saltwater aquariums, if the changes are made gradually. They are great for beginners because they are extremely hardy, and are not as aggressive as some other tropical fish. There are many too choose from, and the term ‘mollies’ is quite vague, since there are so many variations of size, color and optimal tank conditions.Also known as the Lace Gourami, this cool tropical freshwater fish is one of the most popular Gourami fish for aquarium lovers, thanks to it’s beautiful appearance and its hardy build. They are easy to care for, and can be kept in tanks with at least 30 gallons of water, but like many other types of Gourami, they do require space at the top of the tank so they can breath air.Can anyone suggest a hardy, schooling fish for tropical waters (plant safe duh!) I have heard that my favorites (cardinal tetras or rummy noses) are kinda lightweights. I'm still a beginner at this stuff, and I'd like something that can handle minor dumb mistakes as much as possible.