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. If you manage to keep them healthy and hygienic, they shall reward you with their beauty and sparkle. This means you need to know which fish is easier to care for. It is important to also go for those that live well with others. Here are several of them which you shall also know how to feed.
Danios are among the small, active and colorful kinds. You will find these as 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 has no preference for the water conditions. They are thus easier to care for. They are normally platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They prefer to eat flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They can live with other fish as long as they are not larger.
Platies are even more colorful, mostly in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. You can get more color blends after they have been bred. They are quiet and live well among other quiet fish. The male species are normally smaller than the female 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 like their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra come with silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They are also social with other species.
Guppies are the more playful ones and tend to breed a lot. If you have few of them, with time they shall multiply a lot. Their females grow much bigger, almost twice the males. The males, on the other hand, are the more colorful species.
You shall tell a Rainbow fish by the way there are colored. They shall then grow more colorful when they settle in their new aquarium. They are passive, and shall live well among similarly disposed species.
Glofish are similar to Danios but also come with a 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.