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Neon rainbowfish (also called dwarf or praecox rainbowfish) are one of my personal favorite species. They have everything people love about neon tetras without a lot of the problems that people may have with neons. Dwarf rainbowfish grow to about two inches in length. They are a peaceful shoaling fish, so they should be kept in groups of at least five or six. While this may seem like a lot, it is much more rewarding to observe the natural behavior and beauty of a group of these rainbowfish rather than just seeing one nervously dart around the tank. As far as color goes, fully mature specimens rival the beauty of neons in every way. While they may look dull in stores, with proper care they develop a stunning iridescent blue body with red or yellow fins depending on the sex of the fish. Males have red fins, and females have yellow. In the tank, males will fight and show off to impress the females. I personally find the dwarf rainbowfish's behavior more interesting than neons, and their mature coloration is just as stunning. In addition, they are much hardier than neons. While they prefer more alkaline water, they will do well as long as the water isn't extremely acidic. They also are much more tolerant of changes in water quality or chemistry. As long as you keep a regular schedule of water changes, they should be fine. They are a little harder to find, but they are worth the effort. I have seen them in chain pet stores on a pretty regular basis. I strongly recommend neon rainbowfish as a good alternative to the neon tetra for beginners.
There are a number of other tetras that would qualify as good beginner fish. Black skirt tetras, bloodfin tetras, glowlight tetras, serpae tetras, and x-ray tetras are just a few examples of some much hardier cousins to the neons. Do some research to see if any of these species appeal to you. They are all hardy and readily available in most fish stores. They all like to shoal so you should house at least five or six if you decide any of them is right for your tank.
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One important aspect of keeping tropical fish is aquarium lighting. This is an often overlooked area that can sometimes be confusing to a beginner. The confusion may come from the many available types of light that you can use for your tank. The main types of light are: regular fluorescent lights, compact fluorescent, high output (ho) fluorescent, very high output (vho) fluorescent and metal halide. Read more.Many of the better pet stores will not even stock an aquarium underten gallons, and even more will try to discourage people from buyingthese tiny fish tanks since they are so difficult to care for and solikely to result in failure, frustration, and disappointment. Good petshops want their aquarium customers to be happy with their new fishtanks, and will encourage the customer to buy a more appropriatebeginner aquarium.