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Different Types of Fish to Keep in an Aquarium

You will enjoy having fish for pets, but only if you know how to care for them. Having an aquarium adds a lot of style to your living room. But there are those who believe that aquariums are hard to maintain. If you manage to keep them healthy and hygienic, they shall reward you with their beauty and sparkle. This calls for you to select fish that shall be easy 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 characterized by being small, active and colorful. You will find these as red, yellow and green. You will see them as active but they are not aggressive and do well with other species. You need to place them 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 are commonly seen as platinum colored, dusty gold or black. Their diet is made up of 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 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.
Betta fish come in shapes like half-moon, double-tail and crown tail. They like their water warmer, and changed regularly.
Neon Tetra come 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. You shall soon have lots of guppies in your aquarium. Their females grow much bigger, almost twice the males. The males are however the ones with the more colorful bodies.
Rainbow fish have the colors moisture their names suggest. They appear even more colorful once they settle in the aquarium. They are passive, and shall live well among similarly disposed species.
Glofish are like Danios, save for their neon shine. They prefer the company of other less aggressive fish.
These are examples of fish you can keep in your aquarium. They are also able to live amongst each other, meaning you can keep them all together for a better display. There are more fish species suitable for your aquarium, which you can read more about here.