Tips for The Average Joe

February 15, 2019

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Different Types of Fish to Keep in an Aquarium

Fish make for wonderful pets, as long as you care for them well. Having an aquarium adds a lot of style to your living room. But there are those who believe that aquariums are hard to maintain. If you manage to keep them healthy and hygienic, they shall reward you with their beauty and sparkle. This calls for you pick only fish that is easy 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 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, however, can live in any water. They are thus easier to care for. They tend to be 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. You can get more color blends after they have been bred. They are passive, and don’t mind living with other passive fish are. They are small, where the males are the smaller sized ones. The prefer 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 their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra shall be presented with silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They also live well with other species.
Guppies are the most playful of them all, and love to breed. If you have few of them, with time they shall multiply a lot. 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 appear even more colorful once they settle in the aquarium. They are passive, and shall live well among similarly disposed species.
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. 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.