Beautiful, bright and mesmerising – these fish are the perfect pets.

1. Crown Tail Male Betta Fish

These fish are popular due to maintenance requirements and their bright jewel tone colours. Bettas can live in any aquatic environment from a small, lowly filtered bowl to a large filtered aquarium.

2. Tetras

These fish are popular due to their hardiness, non-aggressive temperament and small size. It is quite easy to keep multiple Tetras in a tank together and they do not require large tanks. Most species of Tetra can be kept together quite easily.

3. Guppies

These fish are popular due to the small size and colourful fan tails. Guppies are very hardy fish and since they are livebearers, it can be fun to watch the baby fish appear and grow in the tank.

4. Platies

Platies are very adaptable to a wide range of tank conditions and are also livebearers… so you may end up with more than two! They are bright in colour and make wonderful pets.

5. Swordtails

Swordtails are very adaptable to a wide range of tank conditions and may also breed and produce baby fish in your tank. They are peaceful and widely viewed as a perfect addition to a community tank. Male Swordtails can be territorial towards other male Swordtails, so be cautious when housing more than one.

6. Molly fish

Mollies are hardy and fun, livebearing fish. They are gentle and undemanding and because of this, may be bullied by other fish in a community tank so be sure to keep an eye out for them.

Buy live fish at Petbarn

Petbarn has all the fish supplies you need to set up your own beautiful aquarium, including a selection of live fish you can buy online or in-store.


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Don’t hesitate to chat to your local Petbarn team member for more advice on finding the perfect fish for you. If you’re setting up your aquarium, here’s a helpful how-to video: