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Dec 26, 2020 Pets & Animals

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 the work involved in keeping an aquarium can put off so many people. If you manage to keep them healthy and hygienic, they shall reward you with their beauty and sparkle. This calls for you to select fish that shall be easy to care for. It is important to also go for those that live well with others. Here is a guide to various tropical fish, and their proper feeding needs.
Danios are characterized by being small, active and colorful. These are normally in red, yellow and green. They may be lively, but are not aggressive and can therefore coexist with other species. They prefer 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. This makes it easier to care for them. They are normally 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 are the more colorful kind, mostly 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. They are small, where the males are the smaller sized ones. They do well in warmer water and eat flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
Betta fish are commonly in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They like their water warmer, and changed regularly.
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 brighter colored ones.
You shall tell a Rainbow fish by the way there are colored. They also grow more colorful once 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 like Danios, save for their neon shine. They are also less active fish.
These are some of the fish that shall do well in your aquarium. The fact that they co-exist with no issues means that you can pick among them and thus end up with an even better looking aquarium. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.