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Selecting the Right Fish for your Aquarium

Fish make for wonderful pets, as long as you care for them well. Aquariums form a beautiful section of a house. But the work involved in keeping an aquarium can put off so many people. But once you manage to keep exotic fish healthy and hygienic in the house, you shall enjoy such immense beauty. This calls for you to select fish that shall be 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 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. This makes it easier to care for them. They are normally 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 passive, and don’t mind living with other passive fish are. Their males are usually tinnier than the females. The prefer warmer water, and eat 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 shall be presented with silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They are also social 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. The female species is normally twice as big as the meals in size. The males, on the other hand, are the more colorful species.
Rainbow fish have several colors on. They shall then grow more colorful when they settle in their new aquarium. They are not aggressive or that much active.
Glofish are like Danios, save for their 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. They are also able to live amongst each other, meaning you can keep them all together for a better display. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.