Pets & Animals

The Ultimate 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. Should you manage that task, you shall find them to be great pets to have around. This calls for you to select fish that shall be easy to care for. You also need the peaceful breeds that can live among others well. Here are several of them which you shall also know how to feed.
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 prefer 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. This makes it easier to care for them. 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 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. They are small, where the males are the smaller sized ones. 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 their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra have silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They also live well with other species.
Guppies are the more playful ones and tend to breed 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.
Rainbow fish have the colors moisture their names suggest. They shall then grow more colorful when they settle in their new aquarium. They are not aggressive or that much active.
Glofish are similar to Danios but also come with a neon shine. They prefer the company of other less aggressive 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. There are more fish species suitable for your aquarium, which you can read more about here.

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