Different Types of Fish to Keep in an Aquarium
You will enjoy having fish for pets, but only if you know how to care for them. Having an aquarium adds a lot of style to your living room. But most people find the work of maintaining a great looking and fresh aquarium to be too much. Should you manage that task, you shall find them to be great pets to have around. 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 are examples of such fish for you to consider.
Danios are among the small, active and colorful kinds. These are commonly presented in red, yellow and green. You will see them as active but they are not aggressive and do well 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 has no preference for the water conditions. You will find them easier to care for. They are commonly seen as 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 even more colorful, 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. The male species are normally smaller than the female ones. You should put them in warmer water, and feed them 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 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 may grow to be two times the size of the males. The males are however the brighter colored ones.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. They shall then grow more colorful when 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 similar to Danios, except for their neon shine. They prefer the company of other less aggressive 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.
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