VIDEO: Six “First” Goodeids For Your Aquarium Hobby

23 Aug, 2022

Ilyodon furcidens, the Trout Goodeid, is one of six attractive species that Mike Howe suggests are the best for first-time keepers of these uncommercialized aquarium fish that are typically only available through hobbyist exchange.

Given our recent coverage of the aquarium hobby and conservation (Sept/Oct 2022), plus our earlier cover feature of the goodeids (Mar/Apr 2022), it seemed incredibly timely to share this new video from Mike Howe and The Fish Tank Barn.

Howe is a veteran aquarist in Auburn Hills, Michigan, who has experience with both freshwater and marine aquariums. His two-story “fish barn” is home to a wide range of rare, non-commercial species, and in this installment from his Youtube channel, Howe presents his selections of suitable, engaging species for the first-time goodied keeper. Do you agree with his recommendations? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Matt Pedersen

Matt Pedersen is a Sr. Editor and Associate Publisher with Reef To Rainforest Media, LLC & CORAL Magazines, and is a Sr. Editor and Publishing Partner with Aquatic Media Press, LLC & AMAZONAS Magazine. Matt has kept aquariums for 38 years, has worked in most facets of the aquarium trade, is an active aquarist and fish breeder (both marine and freshwater), and was recognized with the 2009 MASNA Award as the MASNA Aquarist of the Year.

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