There are many people who like to keep pets at their homes and they differ in what they keep as some people like keeping dogs, puppies, cats and birds to move in their homes making their life more interesting, while there are other people who like to keep fish at tanks to enjoy watching them and feel as if they are under water. In fact, it is a perfect idea to bring a fish tank at your home since you can use it for enjoying the marine life and you can also use it for decorating your home. As a beginner, you will find that it is very difficult to keep fish at your home and you will start asking yourself many questions about the kinds of fish that you can put in your fish tank and the way of caring for your fish. Do you find yourself completely confused and do not know where and how to start? Take a look at the species of fish that are presented to you here to be able to decide the kinds of fish that you are going to put in your fish tank.
♦ What are the kinds of fish that you can add to your fish tank?
There are numerous species of fish living in our world and some of them can be kept in the freshwater aquarium that you have at your home while the others do not have the ability to leave the place in which they live to move to living in the freshwater aquariums that we have at our homes. Here is a quick glance at some of the most common species of fish that are kept at home to choose what you like for your aquarium. The species of fish that are presented here differ in their size, care level and the temperature range that is required for the fish to live a normal life.
The species of fish that can successfully be kept in freshwater aquariums include armored catfish, armored suckermouth catfish, airbreathing catfish, talking catfish, banjo catfish, long-whiskered catfish, North American catfish, bagrid catfishes, shark catfish, sea catfish, sheatfish, tetras, hatchetfish, squeakers and upside-down catfish, pencil fishes, headstanders, silver dollars, piranhas, pacus, lake Malawi cichlids, lake Tanganyika cichlids, lake Victoria cichlids, miscellaneous African cichlids, dwarf cichlids, American cichlids, barbs, cold-water cyprinids, danios, rasboras, darters, gobies, killifish, labyrinth fish, live-bearers, guppies, mollies, platies, swordtails, gambusia, loaches, pufferfish, rainbowfish, sunfish, neotropical electric fish, bichirs and reedfish and other magnificent kinds of fish.
► Do not forget that:
◘ The number of fishes that you are going to purchase is decided by the size of your fish tank.
◘ The fish tank should be wide enough for the fish to grow and move freely.
◘ Start with just one fish which is not expensive to learn how to care for your future fishes and to make sure that the aquarium woks well before adding more fish.
◘ Choose the kinds of fish that are easy to care for in order to be able to start.
◘ Keep your aquarium away from the direct sunlight, heating and windows to discourage algae from growing and harming your fish and to avoid changes in water temperature.