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Tips to Choose Freshwater Fish for Beginner Aquarium


Tips to Choose Freshwater Fish for Beginner Aquarium

Description: this guide will inform you what fish suitable to be kept in the aquarium, especially for beginners.

Beginner aquarium owners should choose freshwater fish as their first pets since their maintenance are easier than the saltwater ones. Choosing what fish suitable to be kept in the aquarium depends on your experience and ability. Resilient, low maintenance freshwater fish are perfect for beginner owners.

Choose beginner fish that swim at different water levels. This way, your aquarium will look more beautiful, and the fish do not fight over territories. Here are common fish that dwell on the top, middle, and bottom parts of the aquarium.

Top-dwelling Fish
Fish that swim at the top level eat directly from the floating flakes. They usually gather near the surface and wait for the food. Many of them can jump out of the aquarium, so make sure you cover it. Some fish swim near the top, while others love to explore the top and middle parts of the aquarium.

Popular top-dwelling fish for beginners include swordtails, neon rainbowfish, hatchet fish, and Congo tetra. White clouds and several species of gourami, such as blue, dwarf, kissing, and pearl gourami are considered top-to-middle dwelling fish.

Middle-dwelling Fish
Middle-dwelling fish are the main attractions of your aquarium, so make sure you choose the most impressive and active fish (although still suitable for beginners). You can either choose active schooling fish or slower, bigger fish. However, you should not mix them, since the slower fish may get nipped or attacked by the active ones.

Popular middle-dwelling fish include goldfish, glassfish, tiger barbs, silver dollars, and guppies. Several species of tetra fish are great as middle-dwellers, such as emperor, silver-tipped, black widow, and head-and-tail light tetra.

Bottom-dwelling fish
The bottom-dwellers are usually the calm and “foraging” types. They love swimming at the bottom and eating anything that falls to the aquarium floor. Unlike popular misconception, bottom dwellers need to be fed properly, and they cannot depend on leftovers alone. You should pour “sinking foods,” which will quickly fall and give the bottom-dwellers opportunities to eat.

Popular bottom-dwellers include weather loach, Kuhli Loach, Pictus catfish, tiger pleco, and kribensis. Several types of Cory fish, such as Adolfo, panda, and bandit are also popular bottom dwellers for beginner aquarium. There are also fish that love swimming at the bottom and middle, such as cherry barbs, neon tetra, Bolivian ram, snakeskin gourami, and discus.

Just because you are a beginner aquarium owner, does not mean that you cannot keep happy fish at home. Knowing what fish suitable to be kept in the aquarium is the first step to becoming a skillful fish owner.
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