Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium
Fish make for wonderful pets, as long as you care for them well. Aquariums are great places to look at in your house. But most people find the work of maintaining a great looking and fresh aquarium to be too much. 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 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. You will find these as 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, on the other hand, can survive in fresh, brackish or salt water. You will find them easier to care for. They are normally 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 even more colorful, mostly in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. They can be bred to produce more color blends. They are quiet and live well among other quiet fish. Their males are usually tinnier than the females. 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 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 have few of them, with time they shall multiply a lot. 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 similar to Danios, except 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. 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. There are more fish species suitable for your aquarium, which you can read more about here.