Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium
Fish make for wonderful pets, as long as you care for them well. 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. 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. You need to also select breeds that can live among others. Here is a guide to various tropical fish, and their proper feeding needs.
Danios are characterized by being small, active and colorful. You will find these as red, yellow and green. You will see them as active but they are not aggressive and do 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. They are thus easier to care for. They tend to be platinum colored, dusty gold or black. Their diet is made up of flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They live well with other similar sized fish.
Platies are the more colorful kind, mostly in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. They can also be bred for more color options. They are quiet and live well among other quiet fish. They are small, where the males are the smaller sized ones. You should put them in warmer water, and feed them flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
You will find Betta fish in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They like warmer water that is rinsed off often.
Neon Tetra have silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They are also social with other species.
Guppies are the most playful of them all, and love to breed. 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 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 are passive, and shall live well among similarly disposed species.
Glofish are like Danios, save for their neon shine. They prefer the company of other less aggressive 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. If you wish to see other types of fish you can add to the aquariums, you can read more about them on this site.