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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 there are those who believe that aquariums are hard to maintain. But once you manage to keep exotic fish healthy and hygienic in the house, you shall enjoy such immense beauty. 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 characterized by being small, active and colorful. 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. This makes it easier to care for them. They are normally platinum colored, dusty gold or black. They prefer to eat flake and pellet foods, bloodworms and brine shrimp. They can live with other fish as long as they are not larger.
Platies shall be in more color, such as in blue, purple, red-orange, and yellow. They can be bred to produce more color blends. They are calmer and thus do well with similarly behaved fish. Their males are usually tinnier than the females. You should put them in warmer water, and feed them 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 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. If you keep some, it is only a matter of time before you have a full family. Their females may grow to be two times the size of the males. The males are however the brighter colored ones.
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 but also come with a 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. There are more fish species suitable for your aquarium, which you can read more about here.