Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium
You will enjoy having fish for pets, but only if you know how to care for them. Having an aquarium adds a lot of style to your living room. But the work involved in keeping an aquarium can put off so many people. Should you manage that task, you shall find them to be great pets to have around. This calls for you pick only fish that is easy 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. You need to place them in a large aquarium with gravel and plants at the bottom, with pH levels close to that of fresh water.
Black Molly has no preference for the water conditions. This makes it easier to care for them. They tend to be platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They eat mostly flake and pellet foods, bloodworms, and brine shrimp. They live well with other similar sized fish.
Platies are even more colorful, 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 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. The female species is normally twice as big as the meals in size. The males are however the ones with the more colorful bodies.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. They appear even more colorful once they settle in the aquarium. They are not aggressive or that much active.
Glofish are similar to Danios, except for their neon shine. They prefer the company of other less aggressive 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.
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