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. If you manage to keep them healthy and hygienic, they shall reward you with their beauty and sparkle. This calls for you pick only fish that is easy 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 small, active and colorful fish. 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. 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, however, can live in any water. This makes it easier to care for them. They are normally 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 passive, and don’t mind living with other passive fish are. Their males are usually tinnier than the females. 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 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 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. Their females may grow to be two times the size of 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 are passive, and shall live well among similarly disposed species.
Glofish are like Danios, save for their neon shine. They are also passive fish.
These are some of the fish that shall give you a great looking aquarium, with minimal maintenance work. The fact that they co-exist with no issues means that you can pick among them and thus end up with an even better looking aquarium. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.