Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium
Fish make for wonderful pets, as long as you care for them well. Aquariums form a beautiful section of a house. But the work involved in keeping an aquarium can put off so many people. 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 examples of such fish for you to consider.
Danios are characterized by being small, active and colorful. These are commonly presented in red, yellow and green. They are lively but hardly aggressive and live 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, on the other hand, can survive in fresh, brackish or salt water. You will find them easier to care for. They tend to be 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 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. 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 their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra shall be presented 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. You shall soon have lots of guppies in your aquarium. Their females may grow to be two times the size of the males. The males are however the ones with the more colorful bodies.
Rainbow fish have the colors moisture their names suggest. They also grow more colorful once they settle in their new aquarium. They are not aggressive or that much active.
Glofish are like Danios, save for their neon shine. They prefer the company of other less aggressive 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.