Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium
Fish are great as pets, provided you understand how to take care of them. Aquariums are great places to look at in your house. But most people find the work of maintaining a great looking and fresh aquarium to be too much. 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 also need the peaceful breeds that can live among others well. Here are examples of such fish for you to consider.
Danios are small, active and colorful fish. 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. This makes it easier to care for them. They are commonly seen as platinum colored, dusty gold or black. Their diet is made up of flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They can live with other fish as long as they are not larger.
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 quiet and live well among other quiet 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.
Betta fish are commonly in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They like their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra come with silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They have no problem living with other species.
Guppies are the most playful, and you shall see them breeding 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 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 less active fish.
These are some of the fish that shall give you a great looking aquarium, with minimal maintenance work. 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.