Different Types of Fish to Keep in an Aquarium
You will enjoy having fish for pets, but only if you know how to care for them. 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. But once you manage to keep exotic fish healthy and hygienic in the house, you shall enjoy such immense beauty. This means you need to know which fish is easier 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. They may be lively, but are not aggressive and can therefore coexist 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, however, can live in any water. They are thus 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 live well with other similar sized fish.
Platies shall be in more color, such as 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. You should put them in warmer water, and feed them flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
Betta fish are commonly 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 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. The female species is normally twice as big as the meals in size. The males are however the ones with the more colorful bodies.
Rainbow fish have the colors moisture their names suggest. 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 similar to Danios but also come with a neon shine. They are also less active 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. If you wish to see other types of fish you can add to the aquariums, you can read more about them on this site.