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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 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 calls for you pick only fish that is easy to care for. It is important to also go for those that live well with others. Here are several of them which you shall also know how to feed.
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. 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 be bred to produce more color blends. They are passive, and don’t mind living with other passive fish are. The male species are normally smaller than the female ones. 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 prefer warmer water that it changed frequently.
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 have few of them, with time they shall multiply a lot. 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 shall then grow more colorful when they settle in their new aquarium. They will also not be so active and prefer the company of less active fish as well.
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. 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. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.