Community Fish

Community Fish

Community fish are types of fish that seem to get along with every fish in the tank. At least they seem to try. There never seems to be fish hiding from other fish because they might be dinner to a Red Oscar. I like these community fish because I don't have to worry about my swordtail ending up as desert. Here is a list of certain species that I think you might find interesting. I think you will enjoy this page.


Guppies are a great community fish and have been in many aquariums since the hobby began. These types of tropical fish come in many colors and fin shapes. Species such as guppies are great for beginners and are great with other peaceful fish. Guppies enjoy flake food and are best kept in a well planted aquarium.


Swordtails are highly colored creatures and are great in any community tank. The males have an elongated fin that looks like a sword. These types of fish prefer heavily planted aquariums and can reach a length of 5 inches and live 3-5 years.

black molly

The Saillfin Molly is another great aquarium fish but sometimes are aggressive to smaller species. They come in many colors such as marble, patches, metallic and tri colors. They can grow up to 4 inches long and live 3-5 years.


Platy's are a hardy species and live peacefully with other peaceful fish. They come in many sizes and colors and can live several years and grow up to 3 inches long. They are also a favorite among aquarist all over the world.

Bristlenose Catfish

Bristlenose catfish are very peaceful creatures. They actually look like they are from the prehistoric ages. These exotic creatures like to feed on algae and are great for keeping your aquarium clean.

Glass Catfish

Glass catfish are cool because they have a transparent body. You can see their organs through it's body. Totally cool. These fish like to live in schools of at least 3 and like a heavily planted aquarium. Glass catfish are a little fragile so a well maintained aquarium is a must.

Upside Down Catfish

Upside Down Catfish actually swim upside down. They can actually live to 5 years and grow to lengths of 5 inches. Keep alot of rocks and decorations in your tank because these types of tropical fish enjoy searching for food along these types of surfaces.

Cory Catfish

Cory catfish are very friendly creatures and are great because they do a great job cleaning the bottom of your tank. They come in a variety of spotted and striped patterns. These type of tropical fish are great for beginners. This fish have been know to live 10 years.

Glowlight Tetra

Glowlight Tetra's have a glowing line running from it's eye to the base of it's tail. When lights are low in the tank, you can see the red stripe running down it's side. Their colors do change when they are stressed. Glowlights can live to be 10 years old and grow to 1-1 1/4 inches long.

Neon Tetra

Neon Tetra's is one of the most popular aquarium fish. They have a beautiful blue-green stripe that shines down the side of it's body. They need to be kept in schools of at least six. They are great pets but since they are small, they can be eaten by larger fish so be careful you the neighbors are.

Blind Cave Fish

The Blindcave fish has no eyes. Yup they are blind as a bat. These fish are very cool and are a nice addition to any aquarium. They grow up to 3 inches long and like to live in small caves built out of rocks. Just keep that in mind when your are adding decorations to your tank.


The Three Lined Pencilfish well looks like a number 2 pencil due to the dark band that runs from the nose to the base of the caudal fin. These are hard to find but when you do, grab it. These are also very peaceful creatures but do require heavy vegetation. Just keep in mind not to give these fish to your kids when you pick up school supplies.

Angel Fish

Angel Fish are my personal favorite. Angels come in a variety of colors and patterns and are one of the most beaufiful fish in the world today. They come in marble, white and striped and love to eat flake food and brine shrimp. Sometimes they can be a little aggressive but I've always had them in my tank and I've never had a problem with them. These are awesome creatures.

Giant Danio

The Giant Danio is a very peaceful friendly fish. These fish love to jump so make sure your tank is completely covered. You might want to wear a raincoat when you feed them because you might get a little wet when you feed them. They do require larger swimming spaces and they are very fast swimmers. Another one of my personal favorites.


Gouramis make a wonderful addition to any aquarium. They have brilliant color and diversity. Large Gourami's are very graceful swimmers. They have many unique coloration and patterns and are very durable fish. I've always had gouramis and they always seem to live a long time.

Zebra Danios

Zebra Danio's are another very popular among hobbyist. These fish are very fast and are fun to watch. The look like torpedoes swimming around by the way they dart around the tank. Danio's are very peaceful and like to swim with as many as 6 other Zebras's.

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