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Different Types of Fish to Keep in an Aquarium
Fish are great as pets, provided you understand how to take care of them. Aquariums form a beautiful section of a house. But there are those who believe that aquariums are hard to maintain. But once you manage to keep exotic fish healthy and hygienic in the house, you shall enjoy such immense beauty. 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 several of them which you shall also know how to feed.
Danios are small, active and colorful fish. 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 has no preference for the water conditions. They are thus easier to care for. They tend to be platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They eat mostly flake and pellet foods, bloodworms, and brine shrimp. They can live with other fish as long as they are not larger.
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 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.
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 come 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 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 appear even more colorful once they settle in the 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 examples of fish you can keep in your aquarium. 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.