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What kind of fish should i get in a freshwater aquarium?

im getting a big aquarium (freshwater tank) & i want fish that are kind of cheap, but not goldfish. i want different colors & a variety. & any other tips on like a place to buy them, how to get discounts, what kind of stuff to pur in, what kind of food, & stuff like that. if you can, please post a link where i could maybe view the fish. & could i put regular non- tropical & tropical fish in the tank together without having problems? (both freshwater)

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Well... I never buy my fish from walmart. Here they all die because they don't clean their tanks properly. If you have a pet store nearby look there. Ours here has an offer on certain fish that if it dies in a certain amount of time after you purchase it they will replace it for free if you can bring in the dead fish.

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Wow desperate much whatwouldido.
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Um ok???
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I'm getting Oscar fish in the future, I had them before and I love them. They are friendly and grow huge size but they eat fish smaller than them and they are like $25! Fancy guppies are cute and small an very cheap.

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That's what I said! I said guppies!:)
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I got glofish... I've had mine for like 2 1/2 years and I don't really feed it regularly... There only about $2 or $3 each

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_freshwater_aquarium_fish_species

If you go to this link, it will show you types of freshwater fish that you can get for your aquarium.

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Guppies all the way!! Or beta but they like fight..

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Beta would be really nice if you could put them together lol
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No kidding! I have two of them and I have them in separate bowls because they fight. And then if you breed them they eat the babies!
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Do Not get more than one Beta fish!!! I had a female one and I took a small mirror. Princess Lola (my fish) tried to attack her reflection. She got a little dazed when she slammed into the glass of the tank!!! Lol

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I would say an Oscar! :) they are fin and have lots of personality! They are very hardy fish. But they do cost quite a bit of money with the tank and all. You need a 55 gallon at least for 1 adult.

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I love Oscars, they are super smart and affectionate. My old Oscar would let me pet him and pick him up out the water.
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Yes I love them too! I wish I had pet mine and touched mine when he was younger. I can't do anything with mine now. He's crazy aggressive and I can't put my hand in the tank without him trying to bite me lol but I love him all the same :) <3
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Mollys!

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