Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium
Fish make for wonderful pets, as long as you care for them well. Aquariums are great places to look at in your house. But the work involved in keeping an aquarium can put off so many people. But once you manage to keep exotic fish healthy and hygienic in the house, you shall enjoy such immense beauty. This means you need to know which fish is easier to care for. It is important to also go for those that live well with others. Here is a guide to various tropical fish, and their proper feeding needs.
Danios are characterized by being small, active and colorful. These are commonly presented in red, yellow and green. They are lively but hardly aggressive and live well with other species. They prefer a large aquarium with gravel and plants at the bottom, with pH levels close to that of fresh water.
Black Molly, on the other hand, can survive in fresh, brackish or salt water. You will find them easier to care for. They are commonly seen as platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They prefer to eat flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They can live with other fish as long as they are not larger.
Platies are even more colorful, mostly in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. They can also be bred for more color options. They are calmer and thus do well with similarly behaved fish. The male species are normally smaller than the female ones. The prefer warmer water, and eat flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
You will find Betta fish in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They like their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra have 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. If you keep some, it is only a matter of time before you have a full family. Their females grow much bigger, almost twice the males. The males are however the ones with the more colorful bodies.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. They also grow more colorful once 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, except for their neon shine. They are also passive fish.
These are some of the fish that shall do well 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. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.
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