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Cory Catfish

Cory Catfish are popular bottom-dwelling fish who live up to their dazzling reputations in all sorts of ways. They are super friendly and so peaceful that they won’t even bother the smallest creature in the tank.

Lawnmower Blenny


Size: Up to around 10 centimeters Lifespan: Two to four years Temperament: Omnivore Diet: Carnivore Care Level: Moderate to easy Lawnmower Blenny Known to be peaceful with great personalities, Blennies can provide hours of entertainment. They spend most of their time at the bottom of the tank peeping out with their large eyes and feeding …

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Size: Five to nine centimeters Lifespan: One to two years Temperament: Peaceful Diet: Carnivore Care Level: Easy Cardinalfish are popular for home aquariums because they have an unusual, eye-catching shape and stunning color combinations. They are fascinating fish and have an excellent temperament. One potentially challenging aspect of keeping cardinalfish is feeding them. Some refuse …

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White male Molly


Size: Up to around six centimeters Lifespan: Up to five years Temperament: Very peaceful and social Diet: Omnivore Care Level: Moderate Mollies come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors and require a relatively simple level of care. Some mollies create a lot of waste so you’ll need a good filtration system. They also …

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Size: Up to six centimeters Lifespan: More than five years Temperament: Prone to some aggression Diet: Omnivore Care Level: Moderate to easy Damselfish are feisty and full of energy. They tend to be territorial and enjoy hiding out among rocks. Of all the fish for beginners, the damselfish is probably the most challenging because they …

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Size: Around seven centimeters Lifespan: Three to six years Temperament: Peaceful Diet: Omnivore Care Level: Easy The movie Finding Nemo has made this type of fish very popular among households with children. Clownfish are beautiful, friendly, and interesting to watch. They are also hardy, resistant to most diseases, and tend not to be fussy eaters. …

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