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Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium

Fish are great as pets, provided you understand how to take care of them. Aquariums form a beautiful section of a 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 means you need to know which fish is easier 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 among the small, active and colorful kinds. You will find these as red, yellow and green. They may be lively, but are not aggressive and can therefore coexist 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. They prefer to eat flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They are social, but do not do well here there are large fish.
Platies are the more colorful kind, mostly 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. You should put them in warmer water, and feed them flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
You will find Betta fish 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 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, on the other hand, are the more colorful species.
Rainbow fish have the colors moisture their names suggest. They shall then grow more colorful when they settle in their new aquarium. They are passive, and shall live well among similarly disposed species.
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. If you wish to see other types of fish you can add to the aquariums, you can read more about them on this site.