Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium
Fish make for wonderful pets, as long as you care for them well. Aquariums form a beautiful section of a house. But the work involved in keeping an aquarium can put off so many people. If you manage to keep them healthy and hygienic, they shall reward you with their beauty and sparkle. 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 small, active and colorful fish. These are normally in 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. You will find them easier to care for. They are commonly seen as platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They eat mostly flake and pellet foods, bloodworms, and brine shrimp. They can live with other fish as long as they are not larger.
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 passive, and don’t mind living with other passive fish are. Their males are usually tinnier than the females. They do well in warmer water and eat flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
Betta fish are commonly in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They prefer warmer water that it changed frequently.
Neon Tetra come 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 may grow to be two times the size of the males. The males are however the brighter colored ones.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. They also grow more colorful once they settle in their new aquarium. They are passive, and shall live well among similarly disposed species.
Glofish are similar to Danios, except for their neon shine. They are also less active 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.