I have an extra 10 US gallon aquarium kicking around since I moved my Firebelly toads into a new home. I’d like to put a (or a few small) fish in it.
I’m a relatively experienced fish keeper. I have a larger aquarium with several fish that I’ve had for years now and have really had some sort of fish for most of my adolescent & adult life. I’ve only ever kept freshwater though.
I’ve also got a good deal of 50/50 land/water set ups with my toads so a crustacean of some sort isn’t out of the question for this tank (and I have no problems with feeding of live food).
So, what should I do? I want something that’s relatively low maintenance, at least something that’s not all that different from what I do now with my existing pets.
I’ve always wanted to do a salt water setup, but it’s always been too expensive (but oh, so beautiful!) Would it be a good idea to give it a go with this as an introductory experience into marine fish? Most equipment is for both types of water these days, no?
How about freshwater fish? If I went this route I’d want something that is immediately “odd” looking. Different. I have a tinfoil barb and some danios and tetras and what not in my other tank. I’ve had gouramis and mollies and all that stuff in the past. Head, tail, fins, normal. I want something “different” looking.
I was thinking of a spotted green puffer fish. Any thoughts on those?
How about some sort of crustacean? Lobsters (crawfish, really), crabs, shrimp?