Different Types of Fish to Keep in an Aquarium
Fish are great as pets, provided you understand how to take care of them. 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. 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 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. 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 has no preference for the water conditions. 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 live well with other similar sized fish.
Platies are the more colorful kind, 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.
Betta fish are commonly in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They like warmer water that is rinsed off often.
Neon Tetra have silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They have no problem living 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 grow much bigger, almost twice 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 similar to Danios but also come with a neon shine. They are also passive fish.
These are some of the fish that shall give you a great looking aquarium, with minimal maintenance work. Since most of them do not mind living with other species, you can mix them up to achieve variety in the aquarium’s display. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.