Pets & Animals

A Beginners Guide To

Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium

Fish make for wonderful pets, as long as you care for them well. Having an aquarium adds a lot of style to your living room. But there are those who believe that aquariums are hard to maintain. 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 also need the peaceful breeds that can live among others well. Here are examples of such fish for you to consider.
Danios are small, active and colorful fish. You will find these as 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, 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 are social, but do not do well here there are large 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. 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 have silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They are also social with other species.
Guppies are the most playful, and you shall see them breeding a lot. If you keep some, it is only a matter of time before you have a full family. Their females grow much bigger, almost twice the males. The males are however the ones with the more colorful bodies.
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. 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.