Pets & Animals

The Beginner’s Guide to

Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium

You will enjoy having fish for pets, but only if you know how to care for them. Aquariums form a beautiful section of a house. 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 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, on the other hand, can survive in fresh, brackish or salt water. They are thus easier to care for. They are commonly seen as platinum colored, dusty gold or black. Their diet is made up of flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They live well with other similar sized 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 passive, and don’t mind living with other passive fish are. Their males are usually tinnier than the females. 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 warmer water that is rinsed off often.
Neon Tetra come 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, on the other hand, are the more colorful species.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. 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 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. If you wish to see other types of fish you can add to the aquariums, you can read more about them on this site.