Okay, so you have set up a brand-new aquarium. The next step is to fill it with fish. But finding the best fish for your aquarium may be tricky because you don’t want one fish eating another fish! So here are the best fish for you to start with.
Goldfish are easy to take care of and are sold in pet stores everywhere. For that matter, food for them is equally easy to find. The main thing in taking care of them is to make sure the water is clean and to not overfeed them.
These are beautiful fish and easy to take care of, but they can grow huge. So, if you get angelfish, make sure your tank is at least 55 gallons in size. Also, be sure to start with just one because they tend to fight amongst themselves.
The guppy is a favorite for many people with aquariums because they are pretty cheap to take care of and relatively easy to care for. They don’t require much feeding because their tummies are tiny. Of course, they have a reputation for breeding quite quickly, so you need to be sure to keep them under surveillance.
These fish get along well with other species, which makes them a favorite among fish lovers. They are also exceptionally clean fish, so they are easy to take care of in that respect. Many pet stores don’t carry catfish however, but they are fantastic to seek out.
Platies are very easy-going fish. Relatively peaceful towards other fish. And they come in all sorts of colors and sizes. Plus, they are effortless to feed, which makes them a good beginner fish.
Mollies are another excellent fish for beginners because they come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, and colors. They also get along well with other fish and prefer pretty much a plant-based diet.
The neon tetra is an easy fish to take care of. For that reason, they are pretty popular among aquarium owners. They are tiny but quite distinctive with their blue neon and red stripes. They are pretty calm and love to be in groups.
The rainbowfish is another very easy-going fish. When they are fully grown, they have the prettiest colors. They are peaceful, get along with other fish, and easy to maintain.
The Cichlid is a very striking fish, which makes them suitable for aquariums. They are very popular with fish lovers because they are easy to breed if you wish and get along with all fish. They do need to be kept in warm water.
The Barb can be a little more aggressive than the other fish mentioned, especially towards angelfish and tetras. Plus, they can be more than a few inches large. But they are vibrant fish and will undoubtedly entertain any fish lover out there.
So the fish mentioned above, among others, are easy to find at your pet or fish store. Plus, they are easy to maintain, hardy, and will undoubtedly entertain you in your new aquarium.