General table of compatibility of fish in one aquarium
To choose the right inhabitants for the aquarium, you need to know exactly what breeds can get along with each other. If you plan to keep crayfish, shrimp or other unusual inhabitants, their features are also necessarily taken into account.
Find out the compatibility of aquarium fish of interest at the intersection of the names in the table. With full compatibility between cohabitants skirmishes are excluded. Limited compatibility indicates the need for neighbors in a large aquarium with shelters.
Inhabitants with conditional compatibility require observation. Do not place completely incompatible fish in the same container.
And now let’s take a closer look at each type of fish for compatibility. Below are descriptions of the main breeds and their survival with others.
The author of the video will tell you how to choose them for a home aquarium.
The fish is generally peaceful and may be kept with other species. But it is important to remember that it is primarily a predator, therefore any fish that can fit in its mouth will be perceived primarily as food. Also dangerous to plants.
Contain can be both in packs and one by one.
Ancistrus can be dangerous for large sluggish fish that lack scales. Crawling on a large object, without any malicious intent, catfish can damage the skin of the fish. He lives alone.
Sometimes Ancistrus competes with bottom dwellers for territory.
Favorable attitude even to small, peaceful fish and even to vivipartes. Aggressive during spawning. Moreover, they are favorably related to aquarium plants – they do not pinch, do not dig and do not uproot them.
It settles alone or in groups of males and 2–3 females.
Astronotus very aggressive fish. Can not be placed with small fish, such as guppies and neons.
Astronotuses perceive them exclusively as food. Destroy the plants. Moreover, they have intraspecific aggression.
The content is single or in a group.
In general, peace-loving barbs in certain circumstances show their harmful and aggressive nature. Steinny and mobile type.
Do not keep in the aquarium more than 6 barbs. Fish will either sort things out between themselves, or a pack of flocks will begin to poison the rest of the pets.
If a flock of barbs with a poem is small, the aggression of the species will also be great.
Neighbors for fighting must be chosen with caution. Compatibility in aquarium with peaceful fish of comparable size.
This is a very noisy fish. Bite fins.
Active and friendly look. Guppies are compatible with small fish of similar temperament.
The content is flock or single.
They have a docile, calm nature and small size, almost no conflict. Gourami live alone, couple or group.
This species is distinguished by its peace-loving nature and has virtually no problems with respect to sharing with other aquarium fish. Steinny view.
These are slow and peaceful fish. Compatible with non-aggressive large fish.
These are rather large fishes. Compatible with peaceful roommates.
Digs up plants.
Peacefully swimming fish. Lives with neighbors of similar size and character.
School fish, from 10 individuals in the pack.
Get along well with peaceful and medium-sized fish. Lives in a flock of 6 individuals, prefers a neighborhood with related species.
Get on with other koi and goldfish.
Peaceful, not aggressive fish. Compatibility with peaceful and small water dwellers.
Leads a single life. Clashes with others occur when there is not enough space.
Fish with a quiet temper. It is unacceptable to keep with fish, biting off fins.
Lives with fish, having an equally quiet disposition and similar requirements for the habitat.
It is best to keep the macropod alone or with large and non-aggressive species.
Very aggressive fish. Dangerous for plants and small fish.
Active, peaceful. Compatible with non-aggressive neighbors of similar size.
Accommodation single or in a group.
Peaceful, very hardy and unpretentious fish. Compatible with aquarium pets of the same temperament.
Neon schooling, calm and peace-loving fish, only in the period of mating games can be nervous and extremely active.
Skirmishes occur between males. On one male, settle at least two females.
Fish are not aggressive. They live in a group and one by one.
It is best to keep with peaceful fish of about the same size as ornatus.
Compatible with non-aggressive species of similar size. The content is solitary or in a group of males and several females.
Peaceful live-bearer. Compatible with many types.
They live in a flock together with other live beetles, and can live alone.
Suitable for single content. Intolerant of other species and neighbors.
Peaceful and unpretentious fish. Compatible with the same slow and non-aggressive creatures.
Pristela gets on well with the neighboring fish, which are similar to her in size and temperament.
Fishes of the genus pseudotrofeus have an extremely difficult character. Aggressively react to blue and yellow color in other fish.
Active and peaceful, compatible with fish of similar temperament and size. Accommodation in a flock of 6 or more iris.
Friendly small fish successfully neighbors with commensurate species. They live in packs of 8 individuals.
In nature, bryascals live in flocks, and in an aquarium they need to contain at least 4, and preferably more. Dangerous for too small neighbors.
A leisurely and peaceful cichlid. Compatibility with non-conflicting indifferent fish.
In one aquarium there should be at least 4 angelfish.
In fact, they do not pose any threat to other inhabitants of the aquarium. Possible aggression during spawning.
Compatible with suitable size aquarium fish. Feels comfortable in a group of 3 individuals.
Most often, these fish show aggression to smaller species. Incompatible with aquarium fish with long fins, tend to cut them off and bite.
Tetras are incompatible only with cichlids, golden rbks, and astronotus. With the rest of the fish you can keep them.
Trophies are very aggressive inhabitants of aquariums. Solitary existence is allowed.
Active and gregarious neighbors. They will become a hindrance to slow and calm neighbors.
Flashlight – aquarium fish, which is representative of tetras, different peace-loving and enduring character. This fish perfectly gets on with other small fishes of the family of haracin, dwarf cichlids and catfish.
Aggressive during spawning. They live in pairs.
Bite down plants.
Black-striped tsikhlazoma can get along well with non-aggressive fish. Its neighbors may even be small peaceful species.
- Improper arrangement.
In addition to temperament and fish size, consider the arrangement of the aquarium. For example, loaches are buried in the ground, so the substrate is sandy. Territorial species divide the aquarium thickets of plants. Uncommunicative and timid water dwellers are created by muffled light and shaded areas.
- Overpopulation in the aquarium.
There should be enough space for the free movement of fish. Skirmishes, rapid deterioration of water quality, lack of oxygen are unavoidable in an overpopulated aquarium.
- The composition and parameters of water are not taken into account.
It is possible to achieve complete similarity in the fish compatibility table, but do not take into account the required parameters of aquarium neighbors. Some fish may be different in nature, but the difference in water parameters will not allow them to live in the same aquarium. Improperly selected water parameters cause stress, reducing immunity.
- Settling fish of the same sex.
Some species need to spawn for a comfortable life. In cichlids, males and other species, males are aggressively disposed towards each other.
- Not taken into account the type of food.
Fish feed on the surface of the water, thicker or at the bottom, it depends on the structure. The bottom dwellers do not eat small flakes, and the fish with the upper mouth will remain hungry if you throw a sinking food into the aquarium.
- Settling inappropriate plants.
Some aquatic pets are prone to eating certain types of flora. Consider this when landscaping the aquarium.
- Keep large fish with large, and small with small. Fish will not be eaten if they are not placed in the mouth of a large neighbor.
- Pick up neighbors with a similar temperament. Playful fish comfortably in the company of the same restless neighbors, but unhurried fish such cohabitants annoy.
- Fishes should come from places with similar habitat. Permissible values of temperature, hardness, acidity should be the same. Run two views with the same requirements or one whimsical view, and the other with a wide range of permissible parameters. Consider the requirements for lighting, arrangement of the aquarium, the movement of water, salinity.
Fish with different habitat requirements do not lodge together. Perhaps the settlement of fish with different characters. For a successful neighborhood, follow the rules:
- Choose a spacious aquarium. Create a comfortable environment.
- Place shelters. Divide the reservoir on the territory with the help of plants.
- Make sure that there is enough food for everyone. Feed the fish quality food.
- Choose young individuals to get used to each other from a young age.
- Serve the aquarium in time, change the water and siphon the ground.
Even full compliance with these rules does not guarantee that there will be no hassles between the inhabitants of the aquarium.
- There are species that change as they grow older. For example, some soma become territorial.
- Study the information yourself. The advice of others is not always true. Find more information about your fish.
- The large number of fry and snails is regulated by the sharing of large neighbors.
Fish compatibility is a moment that needs to be learned, becoming an aquarist. It is also important to know about fish feeding, lighting, starting the aquarium and changing water parameters.