Different Types of Fish to Keep in an Aquarium
Fish are great as pets, provided you understand how to take care of them. Aquariums form a beautiful section of a house. But the work involved in keeping an aquarium can put off so many people. But once you manage to keep exotic fish healthy and hygienic in the house, you shall enjoy such immense beauty. This calls for you to select fish that shall be easy 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 prefer to eat flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They are social, but do not do well here there are large fish.
Platies shall be in more color, such as 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. Their males are usually tinnier than the females. The prefer 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 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 have few of them, with time they shall multiply a lot. Their females may grow to be two times the size of the males. The males are however the brighter colored ones.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. 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, except for their 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. There are more fish species suitable for your aquarium, which you can read more about here.