Aquatic Care Sheet Section


Welcome to Scales and Fins Aquatic Care Sheet section!

Here we have selected what are generally considered the best species for the beginner or intermediate hobbyist.

Just because our selections are less demanding than many species, this in no ways means that they will not offer you great rewards even as you become a more experienced hobbyist.



The goldfish has been kept in captivity for thousands of years, and is still the most popular aquarium fish.

Apart from the familiar common goldfish there are numerous varieties available including: the Black Moor, the Oranda, and the Fantail.

The humble goldfish has been the first fish kept by many keen aquarists. more...



The Guppy is a good choice to keep if you would like to start your first breeding project, as they are livebearers.

Just remember to separate the young from their parents to stop them being eaten!

Guppies are active little fish which combined with their sociable nature makes them a good addition to a communal tank. more...

Neon Tetra

Neon Tetra

The Neon Tetra is a beautiful little fish with a bright stripe its body followed by a red band towards its tail.

Although often considered a beginners fish they require a little more care, ensuring that nitrate levels remain low.

The extra work is well worth the effort as they really are a colourful schooling fish. more...

White Cloud Mountain Minnow

White Cloud Mountain Minnow

The White Cloud Mountain Minnow is virtually extinct in its native habitat, but luckily for the species it has thrived in captivity.

Combined with its peaceful nature and ease of breeding the White Cloud Mountain Minnow is a good candidate for those just entering the hobby.

Plus they have a cool name!!! more...

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