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 there are those who believe that aquariums are hard to maintain. But once you manage to keep exotic fish healthy and hygienic in the house, you shall enjoy such immense beauty. 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 characterized by being small, active and colorful. These are commonly presented in red, yellow and green. You will see them as active but they are not aggressive and do well with other species. They shall do well in 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 tend to be platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They eat mostly flake and pellet foods, bloodworms, and brine shrimp. They are social, but do not do well here there are large fish.
Platies shall be in more color, such as in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. You can get more color blends after they have been bred. They are calmer and thus do well with similarly behaved fish. They are small, where the males are the smaller sized ones. The prefer 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 like warmer water that is rinsed off often.
Neon Tetra shall be presented with silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They also live well 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 may grow to be two times the size of the males. The males, on the other hand, are the more colorful species.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. They appear even more colorful once they settle in the aquarium. They will also not be so active and prefer the company of less active fish as well.
Glofish are like Danios, save for their neon shine. They are also passive 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. If you wish to see other types of fish you can add to the aquariums, you can read more about them on this site.