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Selecting the Right Fish for your 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. 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. It is important to also go for those that live well with others. Here are examples of such fish for you to consider.
Danios are among the small, active and colorful kinds. 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 are normally platinum colored, dusty gold or black. Their diet is made up of flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They live well with other similar sized fish.
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. 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 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 may grow to be two times the size of the males. The males are however the ones with the more colorful bodies.
Rainbow fish have the colors moisture their names suggest. They also grow more colorful once 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 similar to Danios, except for their neon shine. They are also passive 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. You will find more fish species that you can add on, which you can read more about here.

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