Top 5 Friendly Fish! - Fishly

Are you wanting a fish that isn't going to kill its tankmates? Or looking for a buddy for you precious wet pet?

Well we've put together a list of the Top 5 Friendliest Fish for your aquarium!


1. Honey Gourami ( Trichogaster Chuna )

The Honey Gourami is a striking yet peaceful community fish that is the definition of friendly!

This fish maxes out at 6cm and can be kept on their own or in groups. 

By themselves they can be kept in a 40 litre aquarium and when kept in groups an additional 20 litres per fish should be provided.

As mentioned these fish can go with nearly anything that isn't aggressive and won't think of them as food.

To keep these guys happy make sure to feed them a variety of food that will reach the mid section of the water column. 

Their PH should be around 6.0 to 7.5 and keep them at a temperature of 23 to 26 Degrees Celsius. 



2. Kuhli Loaches ( Pangio Kuhli ) 

This cute bottom dwelling noodle fish is a great addition to any community aquarium.

These fish grow to around about 10cm, although uncommon they can get larger.

Kuhli Loaches need be in groups as it makes them feel safe and secure. Housing a group of Kuhli Loaches requires 50 Litres or more.

Kuhli Loach are an ominvorus fish and a sinking or bottom dwellers food should be feed.

pH should be kept below 7.0 but no lower than 5.5 and should have a temperature ranging from 23 to 26 Degrees Celsius. 


3. Julii Corydoras ( Corydoras Julii )

This cool fish is a bottom dweller from the wide family of Corydoras.

The Julii Cory grows to a max size of 6cm.

This schooling fish do best in a group of at least four. To house this group you will require about 60 litres adding about 10 litres for every extra one you get.

They are, like many, omnivores. There are many foods made for catfish and Corydora. With our favourtie being the Sera Viformo.

You will never see an angry cory so as long as nothing in the tank can harm them you should be fine with almost anything.

PH for this fish ranges from 6.5 to 7.5 and their temperature should be kept between 22 and 26 Degrees Celsius. 



4. Leapard Danio ( Danio Rerio ) 

The Leopard Danio is a fast fish but isn't furious and is a cool addition to a community tank.

The max size for Leopard Danios is around 6cm.

This fish loves to school and dart around the tank. A 60 Litre tank is the bare minimum size that should be provided.

They are omnivorous and will eat from the top and middle of your aquarium so a range of flakes and pellets should be fed. 

Although peaceful the danios sporadic movement might scare timid or slow moving fish so take that into account when choosing tankmates. 

Danios are generally hardy and like cooler water around 18 to 24 Degrees Celsius. For PH these guys have a wide range from 6.0 to 8.0. 



5. Rummy Nose Tetra ( Hemmigramus Rhodostomus )

Although tetras get a hard time for fin nipping you can trust Rummy Nose Tetras to leave other fish alone and just look stunning!

This stunning tetra maxes out at around 7cm but usually remains smaller in aquaria. 

As tetras are schooling fish a 60 Litre aquarium is a bare minimum. 

A variety of Flake Foods, Frozen Foods & Freeze Dried Foods should be fed. 

The PH for these fish should sit between 6.5 and 7.5 whilst there temperature should be between 24 to 28 Degrees Celsius. 


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