Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium
Fish are great as pets, provided you understand how to take care of them. Having an aquarium adds a lot of style to your living room. But there are those who believe that aquariums are hard to maintain. Should you manage that task, you shall find them to be great pets to have around. 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 are several of them which you shall also know how to feed.
Danios are among the small, active and colorful kinds. These are normally in red, yellow and green. They are lively but hardly aggressive and live 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. 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 are the more colorful kind, mostly in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. They can also be bred for more color options. They are quiet and live well among other quiet fish. The male species are normally smaller than the female ones. The prefer warmer water, and eat flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
Betta fish come in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They like their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra shall be presented with silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They have no problem living with other species.
Guppies are the most playful, and you shall see them breeding a lot. You shall soon have lots of guppies in your aquarium. 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 are passive, and shall live well among similarly disposed species.
Glofish are like Danios, save for their neon shine. They prefer the company of other less aggressive 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. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.
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