If you want to have a pet at home and your mother isn’t yet ready for a dog, which is obviously the best choice, you can go for fishes. They do no harm. They are beautiful. They are quiet and pretty to look at. Yes, they die fast but the normal life span of the typical aquarium fish is measured not in months but in years. Although it varies from species to species, aquarium fish should live anywhere from three to seven years, or longer.
There are two types of fishes available for aquarium lovers. If you are up for a lot of work, then it’s perfectly fine to go for your favorite fish but if you can not devote much time then go for hard water fishes instead of soft water fishes. There are plenty of species to choose from, all of which will do quite nicely in that aquarium of your house.
Here are a few popular fish species that are well suited for aquariums.
1. Gold fish
Gold fish come in many varieties of sizes and colors. Many people love the fancier varieties with bubbly heads and fanned tails. Gold fish tend to be messy eaters. So, be sure to change ten percent of the water each week.
2. Neon Tetra
Although small in size, these beautifully coloured, cool freshwater fish will surely take advantage of every bit of space in your tank and are one of the easiest fish to care for. They love being in groups, so the bigger the group, the happier they will be, so don’t be afraid of keeping as many as you want.
A perfect fish for the community tank. Platies are a very peaceful fish which will live peacefully with any other non aggressive fish. There are lots of varieties to choose from, and they come with a variety of different colours, as a result of selective breeding.
Platies are not picky when it comes to diet. They will eat any type of flake foods, as well as most frozen live foods.
the behaviour and characteristics tend to be the same from fish to fish , Guppies come in a wide range of colours. They are a hardy fish, and they can eat regular fish flakes.If you are interested in keeping Guppies, it’s important to know the difference between a male and a female. Guppies breed like crazy, so if you were to tank the two sexes together, you can expect a lot of Guppy babies. To stop this from happening, simply keep all males, or all females, unless of course, you are in this game to breed them.
5. Pearl Gourami
Also known as the Lace Gourami, this cool tropical freshwater fish is one of the most popular Gourami fish for aquarium lovers, thanks to it’s beautiful appearance and its hardy build. They are easy to care for, and can be kept in tanks with at least 30 gallons of water, but like many other types of Gourami, they do require space at the top of the tank so they can breath air.