Fish Perfect for your Aquarium
Fish are great as pets, provided you understand how to take care of them. Aquariums form a beautiful section of a house. But there are those who believe that aquariums are hard to maintain. 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. 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 characterized by being small, active and colorful. These are normally in red, yellow and green. They are lively but hardly aggressive and live 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 tend to be platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They prefer to eat 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. They can also be bred for more color options. They are calmer and thus do well with similarly behaved fish. The male species are normally smaller than the female ones. They do well in warmer water and eat 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 grow much bigger, almost twice the males. The males, on the other hand, are the more colorful species.
Rainbow fish have the colors moisture their names suggest. They also grow more colorful once they settle in their new aquarium. They are not aggressive or that much active.
Glofish are similar to Danios but also come with a neon shine. They are also passive 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. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.