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Abracadabra: How to Choose the Right Fish for Your Aquarium

There are a wide variety of fish species you can choose from as a pet for your aquarium, but it is crucial to decide on the size, type, and placement of your aquarium and whether you’ll need to use saltwater or freshwater, as well as the use of plastic or live plants, and the types of heaters, filters, food, and lights. One of the most important decisions is choosing the right type of fish species for your aquarium, not only considering the color and appearance but also the maintenance care involved. 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.

The heating and filtering choices are based on the type, location, and size of the aquarium, as well as the lighting, food source, plants, and substrate. There are three thousand of fish species available and there are seven categories to help you know them including catfish, characiforms, cichlids, cypriniforms, cyprinodonts, labyrinth, and rainbow fish. Catfish are covered with skin or armor-like plating, used as aquarium scavengers. Some are nocturnal, some are specialized feeders, and some live in groups. Characiforms are usually wild caught including piranhas which are best suited to experts, and smaller species are used 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 popular among aquariums, and they are small, hardy, and peaceful fish which are suited for community aquariums.

As a beginner, you need to start researching on the individual fish and requirements, building a nice aquarium according to the needs of your fish. 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. Come and find out more and get your very own fish aquarium today.

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