Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium
You will enjoy having fish for pets, but only if you know how to care for them. Aquariums form a beautiful section of a house. But most people find the work of maintaining a great looking and fresh aquarium to be too much. Should you manage that task, you shall find them to be great pets to have around. This means you need to know which fish is easier to care for. You also need the peaceful breeds that can live among others well. Here is a guide to various tropical fish, and their proper feeding needs.
Danios are among the small, active and colorful kinds. You will find these as red, yellow and green. They may be lively, but are not aggressive and can therefore coexist with other species. They shall do well in a large aquarium with gravel and plants at the bottom, with pH levels close to that of fresh water.
Black Molly, however, can live in any water. They are thus easier to care for. They are normally platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They eat mostly flake and pellet foods, bloodworms, and brine shrimp. They are social, but do not do well here there are large fish.
Platies are the more colorful kind, mostly in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. You can get more color blends after they have been bred. They are quiet and live well among other quiet fish. The male species are normally smaller than the female ones. The prefer warmer water, and eat flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
Betta fish come in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They like their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra shall be presented with silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They are also social with other species.
Guppies are the more playful ones and tend to breed a lot. You shall soon have lots of guppies in your aquarium. Their females grow much bigger, almost twice the males. The males are however the brighter colored ones.
Rainbow fish have the colors moisture their names suggest. They shall then grow more colorful when they settle in their new aquarium. They will also not be so active and prefer the company of less active fish as well.
Glofish are similar to Danios but also come with a neon shine. They are also passive fish.
These are examples of fish you can keep in your aquarium. Since most of them do not mind living with other species, you can mix them up to achieve variety in the aquarium’s display. There are more fish species suitable for your aquarium, which you can read more about here.