Abracadabra: How to Choose the Right Fish for Your Aquarium
Having a new aquarium means having to deal with the type of fish species you can keep on your aquarium, the size, type, and placement of your aquarium in your home or office, and whether you’ll need to use saltwater or freshwater, plastic or live plants, and the types of heaters, filters, food, and lights. The last decision that is often the source of major concern is the type and number of fish you want to go live in your aquarium. The correct way in setting up a new aquarium in to research what type of fish will best be put in your aquarium by knowing the maximum length or size of the fish, its compatibility with other fish, if it will tend to eat smaller fish, and if it nips the fins of other fish.
In order to achieve the most natural and healthiest environment for your fish species, the type, size, and location of the aquarium, the lighting, food source, plants, and substrate choice, s well as the heating and filtering choices depend on the type of fish species you want to be your fish pet. Fish come in 3,000 species with different fish categories including catfish, characiforms (tetras, characins, pencil fish, hatchet fish, splash tetras), cichlids, cypriniforms (danios, barbs, loaches, rasboras, koi, goldfish), cyprinodonts (kill fish, tooth carps), labyrinth (betta, gouramis, paradise fish), and rainbow fish (silversides, rainbow fish). Catfish have no scales and they are covered with an armor-like skin or plating, used as scavengers in aquariums and some catfish can get as over as seven feet. The characiforms category include numerous fish found in Africa and the Americas, with larger ones such as piranhas better left to the experts, and small species popular in community aquariums. Cichlids have bright colors and they are popular in many aquariums particularly living aquariums. Cypriniforms are found in many areas around the world and the species include coldwater and tropical varieties like goldfish. If you are a beginner, avoid taking care of cyprinodonts because it will be difficult for you to handle tooth carps consisting of egg layers as well as swordtails, mollies, guppies, and platys. Labyrinth fish are suited for community aquariums because they are small, hardy, and peaceful fish.
As a beginning aquarium owner, you will face with different challenges, but what is important is you equip yourself with the right knowledge and understanding on the type of fish you want to make as your pet because all the other aspects of aquariums set up rely on the species of fish you will be choosing. You can visit our homepage or website for more details about aquarium and fish care. Aquariums are good sources of relaxation and peace of mind, and children love watching fish as they swim through aquariums, learning about different fish species and the environment in general. It is best to set up a fish aquarium now to enjoy reaping the benefits as soon as possible!