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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 are great places to look at in your house. But the work involved in keeping an aquarium can put off so many people. 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 need to also select breeds that can live among others. Here is a guide to various tropical fish, and their proper feeding needs.
Danios are small, active and colorful fish. You will find these as 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 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 even more colorful, mostly in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. They can also be bred for more color options. They are quiet and live well among other quiet fish. The male species are normally smaller than the female ones. They do well in warmer water and eat flake food, freeze-dried food, and algae.
Betta fish come in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They prefer warmer water that it changed frequently.
Neon Tetra come with silver or white abdomens with bright blue backs. They also live well with other species.
Guppies are the most playful, and you shall see them breeding a lot. You shall soon have lots of guppies in your aquarium. 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 several colors on. They also grow more colorful once 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 are also passive 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. If you wish to see other types of fish you can add to the aquariums, you can read more about them on this site.