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Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium

You will enjoy having fish for pets, but only if you know how to care for 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. 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 also need the peaceful breeds that can live among others well. Here is a guide to various tropical fish, and their proper feeding needs.
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. They prefer 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. 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 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 calmer and thus do well with similarly behaved 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 warmer water that is rinsed off often.
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 keep some, it is only a matter of time before you have a full family. Their females grow much bigger, almost twice the males. The males, on the other hand, are the more colorful species.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. They also grow more colorful once 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 but also come with a 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. There are more fish species suitable for your aquarium, which you can read more about here.