10 Best Starter Aquarium Fish

Updated on: June 2021

Best Starter Aquarium Fish in 2021


Tetra ColorFusion Starter aquarium Kit 3 Gallons, Half-Moon Shape, With Bubbler And Color-Changing Light Disc

Tetra ColorFusion Starter aquarium Kit 3 Gallons, Half-Moon Shape, With Bubbler And Color-Changing Light Disc
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Aqueon 100527256 Fish Tank Aquarium LED Kit, 10 Gallon

Aqueon 100527256 Fish Tank Aquarium LED Kit, 10 Gallon
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Low profile full hood contains vibrant cool white LED lighting to bring your aquatic environment to life
  • QuietFlow 10 LED PRO power filter has a red LED light that flashes to indicate when it’s time to change the cartridge – no more guessing!
  • Preset heater will keep your aquarium temperature at a constant 78 degrees, appropriate for most tropical fish
  • Complete setup guide included
  • Complete aquarium kit includes: 10 gallon glass aquarium, low profile LED full hood, QuietFlow 10 LED PRO power filter with medium cartridge, 50W preset heater, premium fish food, water conditioner, fish net, stick-on thermometer

Koller Products AquaView 2-Gallon 360 Fish Tank with Power Filter and LED Lighting - AQ360-24C

Koller Products AquaView 2-Gallon 360 Fish Tank with Power Filter and LED Lighting - AQ360-24C
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Energy-efficient LED lighting with 7 dazzling color selections to brightly illuminate your fish, choose daylight white, blue, green, amber, aqua, purple, or red.
  • Powerful internal power filter cleans and purifies aquarium water at a flow rate of 25 gallons per hour, effectively removing organic pollutants including colors, odors, heavy metals, and toxic gases, uses Tetra Whisper XS replacement cartridges.
  • Made of impact-resistant plastic with crystal-clear clarity so good that most think it's made of glass; all the while providing leak-proof assurance, unlike glass tanks glued together with silicone, this one-piece tank puts to rest any worries or concerns about possible leaks
  • Easy to set up and maintain, this trendy fish tank will look good wherever you place it. Takes 3 AAA batteries (not included); optional Koller Products 5V Power Adapter (AQ51000) enables light to be plugged into household electrical outlet, (available online). Dimensions: 10.2" DIA x 10.5" H.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Dedicated to serving our customers, need help or a replacement part, please contact us at customercare@kollerproducts.com for fast, friendly service.

capetsma Aquascape Tools, Long Stainless Steel Aquarium Plant Tools Aquarium Tweezers Scissors Spatula Tool Set Bonsai Kit Algae Scrapers Aquarium Cleaning Kit for Fish Tank Starter kit

capetsma Aquascape Tools, Long Stainless Steel Aquarium Plant Tools Aquarium Tweezers Scissors Spatula Tool Set Bonsai Kit Algae Scrapers Aquarium Cleaning Kit for Fish Tank Starter kit
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • 5 in 1 Aquascaping tools - 10.6" Straight Tweezer, 10.6" Curved Tweezer, 9.8" Aquatic Curved Scissor / bonsai scissors, 13" Substrate Spatula, 100 strips PH Tester 1-14, Comes with a decent velvet pouch, for you to package well when not in use.
  • Premium Quality and Minimizing interference - Forged stainless steel with excellent flexibility and rustproof material, specially designed Anti-slip clip end, instead of putting your hands into water , These Aquarium Plant Tools can prevent accidental injuries?to your aquatic plants and bring debris all over the aquarium?;
  • Must-have Aquarium Starter Kit - It works wonderful for precision pruning, rearranging, maintaining, cleaning, trimming, grooming aquatic plants, does not disturb the rest of the decor/plants, or accurately spot feeding without unnecessarily contaminating water or getting soaked.
  • Multi-function - Great for taking care of all types of aquarium plants, clean fish tank substrate and aquarium gravel. Also, it can be used as Algae Scrapers and Bonsai tools, helps maintain a clean fish tank and beautiful yard.
  • Your satisfaction is our lifetime goal. We are committed to providing you with the most satisfactory products. The package includes 5 aquascape tools with 80 strips PH Tester. If you discover some parts missing when you receive it,contact us,we promise to resend it.

Hygger 4 Gallon Glass Fish Tank Smart LED Temperature Display Aquarium Starter Kit with Lid

Hygger 4 Gallon Glass Fish Tank Smart LED Temperature Display Aquarium Starter Kit with Lid
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Hygger 4 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit Includes – 4 gallon glass aquarium, 3-in-1 water pump, 4 LED lighting mode hood, and 2-pack filter cartridges replacement. Add gravel, fish, plant and décor to complete your aquarium
  • Smart Touch Screen LED Lighting Hood – Simple touch to the button next to digital number of the aquarium lid to switch from shimmering white daytime effect to relaxing moon light for night. 4 lighting modes with white, blue, red and green LED bulbs
  • Quiet 3-IN-1 Water Pump – This 3-watt submersible pump helps water cycling while the bio ball filter cartridge box helps to clean water, absorbs odors and discoloration, provide a crystal clear water for your aquarium. Connect with air tube, it produces bubbles that agitate water surface (PS: water flow is non-adjustable)
  • Easy Access Flip Lid – Flipped aluminum canopy is easy to access to tank for feeding and regular maintenance ; Equipped with temperature probe, easy to read digital LED real time water temperature
  • Easy to Set up and Maintain – This sleek, modern fish tank completes any compliment of home, office, counter and desktop. Perfect for house small tropical fish, shrimp and plant. Aquarium dimension: 11" L x 7.5" W x 12.6" H

Aqua Culture 29 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit with LED

Aqua Culture 29 Gallon Aquarium Starter Kit with LED
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021

Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit, 29 Gallon

Aqua Culture Aquarium Starter Kit, 29 Gallon
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021

Tetra ColorFusion Aquarium 20 Gallon Fish Tank Kit, Includes LED Lighting and Decor

Tetra ColorFusion Aquarium 20 Gallon Fish Tank Kit, Includes LED Lighting and Decor
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Let the LED light transform your aquarium with each color change. Pause the cycle on any color to fully customize your aquarium
  • The anemones sway with your filter current and give your fish a place to hide and relax
  • Tetra plants come to life under the glow of Color Fusion LED
  • The Tetra ColorFusion Kit includes: one 20 Glass gallon Aquarium, one aquarium hood, one UL Heater, one Tetra Whisper 20 Filter, one Color Fusion Universal Color Changing LED, two Wonderland Plant Multipacks, one Blooming White Anemone
  • Aquarium Dimensions:24.2" L x 12.4" W x 16.7" H

Friendly Fish Co. 3-in-1 Fish Tank/Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Starter Kit w/Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Fish Net, Magnet Brush & Algae Scraper - BPA Free Fish Tank Cleaner & Aquarium Cleaning Kit

Friendly Fish Co. 3-in-1 Fish Tank/Aquarium Vacuum Gravel Cleaner Starter Kit w/Fish Tank Gravel Cleaner, Fish Net, Magnet Brush & Algae Scraper - BPA Free Fish Tank Cleaner & Aquarium Cleaning Kit
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • ✅ THE PERFECT ALL-IN-1 FISH TANK CLEANING KIT! - Comes with all the aquarium cleaning tools and aquarium accessories necessary to keep all your fish tanks clean and your fish happy! No need to get just one fish tank cleaner, get them all in one starter aquarium kit!
  • ✅ INCLUDES 1x AQUARIUM GRAVEL VACUUM CLEANER - Use our fish tank cleaner vacuum to easily change water without disrupting the aquarium gravel in your tank! The perfect siphon pump for any fish owner! No more need to search for "gravel vacuum for aquarium" because your solution is here so get the aquarium siphon that does the job right!
  • ✅ INCLUDES 1x ULTRA FINE GREEN NYLON FISH NET FOR AQUARIUM - Remove pesky debris from your tank and the perfect size to fit your aquarium needs! Whether you have a small aquarium or a large aquarium it will get the job done. Extra soft and gentle, too, so it won't harm your betta fish or other sea life!
  • ✅ INCLUDES 1x SMALL FISH TANK CLEANER MAGNET - Comes with optional stainless steel or plastic blades to easily scrape off algae on the inside of your aquarium glass. Our Aquarium magnet cleaner works with any saltwater fish tank, fresh water fish tank, small fish tank or large fish tank.
  • ✅ AMERICAN OWNED & OPERATED! -We love fish and wanted to bring our passion to the world! We created the perfect aquarium kit that comes with all the fish tank accessories you need to clean and maintain your aquarium or fish bowl (algae scraper will not work in fish bowl)!

Hygger Horizon 8 Gallon LED Glass Aquarium Kit for Starters with 7W Power Filter Pump, 18W Colored led Light, Wide View Curved Shape Fish Tank with Undetachable 3D Rockery Background Decor

Hygger Horizon 8 Gallon LED Glass Aquarium Kit for Starters with 7W Power Filter Pump, 18W Colored led Light, Wide View Curved Shape Fish Tank with Undetachable 3D Rockery Background Decor
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • 🐠【Hygger Aquarium Kit Includes】one 7W 110GPH internal power filter pump, one colored led aquarium light, one 8 gallon glass tank with a decorative 3D rockery mountain background. The 3D background makes the whole aquarium looks cool like a dream word underwater, is a great rest, play spot, shelters for little fish. Also you can plant some green grass on the rockery mountain.
  • 🐠【Mutil-modes LED Light】The aquarium led light is DC12V/18W, with extendable brackets, length can be adjusted from 0 to 19 inch. It has a external digital controller, you can use it to set the lighting time to 3, 6 or 12 hours, to adjust the light brightness from 100% to 10%, 5 levels of brightness in total, to shift the light modes: White LEDS, Blue+white+red LEDS, Red+ blue LEDS.
  • 🐠【Durable Power Filter】The aquarium power filter is 7W 110GPH, for 2-8 gallon tank use. It's a super quiet and durable filter, and can be use for low water, the upper part is the 2 stage filtration system, the bottom part is water pumping systerm to pump the water upward. It can work as long as the water depth is over 2.5inch. There is a special designed groove in the rockery mountain decor to place the filter in.
  • 🐠【New View Curved Tank】Tank size: 19" L x 11.8" W x 9.6" H. This glass fish tank has a unique convex arc curve shape, can widen your view on the aquarium, and can hold more capacity of water. The total tank volume is 8 gallon, it can hold 6 gallon of water, because the tank has a undetachable 3D background decor. When it holds full water, the whole tank weighs about 68 pounds.
  • 🐠【Multi-protection Packing】We used 3 layers of packing to pack the aquarium kit and with light lifting label, the innermost layers is a super sturdy poly foam with excellent cushion. We have done the shipping test by sending 3 of the packs to 3 different distance places and find the glass tanks are still in good condition when received. So don't worry the tank will be broken during the shipping, if you find tank broken when open the package, please take a photo and send it to the seller.

Saltwater Fish for Beginners

The beginner fish in this article are saltwater species that have proven to be very hardy, undemanding, and are very forgiving when it comes to mishaps. By following this advice you will find that keeping a successful saltwater aquarium can be a an amazing experience.

Damsel Fish

Damsel fish are the fish people typically cycle their tank with. They are extremely hardy and very forgiving. During the first 3-6 weeks your saltwater tank cycles, your aquarium is going through changes and building bacteria to help break down the bioload. The bioload is the fish waste and other dissolved organic material (DOM). The downside to Damsels is they are very aggressive as they grow larger in your saltwater aquarium. They come in various colors such as the more commonly available Blue Damsel, 3 Stripe Damsel and Domino Damsel. Damsel fish are typically the cheapest saltwater fish on the market.

Clownfish

Clownfish are cousins to the Damsel fish. They are very hard saltwater aquarium fish, readily available, not very expensive, like the Damsels. The Clownfish such as Percula Clown, A. Ocellaris (False Percula), Tomato Clown ETC. Not all Clownfish are as hardy as others. The beginner Clownfish would be your A. Ocellaris, Tomato Clown and Skunk Clown. Most Clownfish are tank bred now so they are readily available and much more hardier then the wild caught Clowns. As an added bonus with buying tank bred Clownfish, you are doing a part in saving the oceans of the world. Damsels and Clownfish are in the Anemone Fish family.

Chromis

Chromis are another cousin to the Damsel fish. Chromis are similar in price to the Damsel fish, but have a much better temperament. Chromis are schooling fish and should be kept in groups no smaller then 6. The most common Chromis is the Blue/Green Chromis. It is truly an amazing fish, depending on your lighting arrangement, it's scales reflcts different colors, blue or green.

Cardinal Fish

Cardinal fish are amazing fish just like the others mentioned. Not as forgiving as the Damsels or Anemone Fish, but hardy enough for the saltwater beginner. The typical price range for them begins at $20 and up where as the others are $3 and up. Kaudern's Cardinal and the Pajama Cardinal are the more readily available Cardinals in the saltwater trade. Again, they are tank bred typically.

Coral Beauty Angelfish

The reason why I singled out the Coral Beauty Angelfish instead of grouping all the Angelfish together is because like with the clown, they are not all as hardy as the Coral Beauty Angelfish. The body and head are a deep royal blue, with an iridescent orange to yellow and some even have purple tones. The Coral Beauty Angelfish is one of the easiest angels to care for. It is also readily available in the saltwater aquarium trade.

In closing I would like to add that the minimal tank requirments for all of these fish listed is 30 gallon. They all should be fed a diet of high protein flake and an occasional enriched Brine Shrimp for tasty treat. It ALWAYS good to quarantine any fish you buy for atleast one week prior to placing it into your show tank. Most of the fish in the saltwater aquarium trade go through a lot of stress from being shipped and when they are stressed they are more likely to pick up disease, parasites and are more prone to infection.

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