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There are so many different varieties of freshwater fish. But as a beginner you must start with fishes which have a very high level of tolerance, not all fish have the same.

Beginners friendly fishes are more likely to survive your small mistakes which can not be adjusted by other soft and high maintenance fishes.

If you have decided to own a freshwater aquarium, then your fishes are waiting for you. Here in this article, you will get to know some awesome entertaining freshwater fish.


  • Betta fish /Fighting fish:
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The Betta fish, Also known as Siamese fighting fish. Betta fish are a member of family gourami. these fishes are one of the most prefered freshwater fish by the new aquarist. Betta fish are deeply territorial fish. Males get immensely aggressive if kept in the same tank.

keeping Betta fish alone is more prefered. Siamese fighting fish is extremely low maintenance fish. Keeping in mind fighting fish are most selected fish by the beginners.  If kept in proper circumstances the average lifespan of betta fish is 3-5 years. Keeping fighting fish will be very pleasing to watch.

  • Tetra fish:
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Tetra fish has a huge variety. These fishes are schooling fish they like to be in groups. But if you have decided to keep tetra then try and keep only one or two types and keep a lot of them. Tetra fish are best at 25 to 26 degree Celsius. On an average tetra fish grows to 1.5 to 2.0 inches at maximum.

Tetra fishes are one of the most popular fish among beginners. The lifespan of tetra fish is around 5 to 10 years if kept in proper maintenance. But actually as compared to other fishes tetra fish has a way less maintenance. They successfully make to the list of most popular freshwater fish, due to their physical brilliance, bright colours and calm nature.

  • Guppy fish:

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Guppy fish is very popular in aquarium fish which is preferred by beginners all around the globe. Guppies are schooling fish. Guppies are easy to care and require very less care and maintenance as compared to other freshwater fish.

On an average guppy, lifespan is around 3 to 4 years in proper care and guppies are very small fish whose bio-loads is very small so they can live normally in a very small place with a temperature of around 26 to 28 degree Celsius.

Guppy fish can grow up to 1.5 to 2.5 inches at its Best. Guppy fish comes under the category of non-aggressive fish. This variety of fishes is mostly liked because of its bright colouring and attractive nature.

  • Angle fish:

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Angle fish has successfully made to our list because of its low maintenance and unique shape, colour and impressive personality. Angle fish can grow up to 3 to 6 inches in there 8 to 10 years of lifespan. They are generally peaceful fish, but are aggressive eaters and may become territorial while breading.

According to our research 23 to 28 degree Celsius temperature of the water is generally good for them, that keeps the fish active and healthy. An overcrowded tank can make angle fish tensed which can eventually lead to lazy behaviour.

  • Goldfish:

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Goldfish is most liked fish all over the globe because of their bright colour and very active behaviour. In India, goldfish are also kept because of their superstitious value.

These fish can handle a very vast range of temperature i.e. from 2 to 28 degree Celsius. If kept with proper care and feeding habitat goldfish can live up to 10 to 30 years. In their very long lifespan, they can attain a size of 10 to 16 inches and can also grow more in pond or lake.

Keeping the temperament very peaceful and friendly. Keeps enjoy their full tank swimming behaviour a lot. And Goldfish is the best-recommended freshwater fish for the freshers because of its calm nature and extremely low maintenance.


Above mentioned freshwater fishes are admirable choices for a beginner fish keeper. these tiny guys will be the reason for your amicable life.

You will surely enjoy their company for years to come.

Just keep in mind to read up all there needs (which will be provided on Perfectails.com) so you can arrange them with what exactly the look for to be happy and healthy.





There are so many different varieties of freshwater fish. But as a beginner you must start with fishes which have a very high level of tolerance, not all fish have the same.

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