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 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 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. These are normally in 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 has no preference for the water conditions. They are thus easier to care for. They are normally platinum colored, dusty gold or black. Their diet is made up of 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 be bred to produce more color blends. They are calmer and thus do well with similarly behaved fish. They are small, where the males are the smaller sized 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 have silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They have no problem living 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 the colors moisture their names suggest. They shall then grow more colorful when they settle in their new aquarium. They will also not be so active and prefer the company of less active fish as well.
Glofish are similar to Danios, except for their neon shine. They prefer the company of other less aggressive fish.
These are examples of fish you can keep in your aquarium. They are also able to live amongst each other, meaning you can keep them all together for a better display. There are more fish species suitable for your aquarium, which you can read more about here.