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How to Maintain Different Types of Fish in the Same Aquarium

How to Maintain Different Types of Fish in the Same Aquarium

Meta description: Having various species in the same aquarium will look beautiful to look at, but it’s a challenge when it comes to maintaining fish species in the aquarium.

Have you ever wondered what if a predator fish is put in the same tank of its prey? Will both of them live together happily ever after? Or will it be a hide and seek game to survive in the same tank? Although having different species of fish in the same aquarium looks tempting, it’s better to do researches on each breed’s specific needs and temperament to maintain fish species in the aquarium.

1. Water conditions (pH, temperature, and hardness)
Some fish prefer living in water with cold temperature; some are at a warmer temperature, and others prefer living at a normal temperature. Fish that will live harmoniously in the same tank are those with the same water conditions preference. Thus, they will be all stress-free and healthy in their shared water.

2. Predator-prey 
Avoid putting predatory species into the tank, especially if the other fish have a smaller size. The smaller fish can be stressed because the predator keeps on chasing and attacking them. Stressed fish are prone to illness and ailments or worse, death.

3. Water level
Some fish prefer to swim at the bottom, middle, or the surface of the water. If you put different species of fish which have the same swimming level and space preference, they might compete for space, and it will lead them to attack each other. Instead, choose fish that prefer different swimming level.

4. Food
Feeding a tank with various type of food can be troublesome, especially when the diet for one species might harm the metabolism or digestive system of the other species. Therefore, it’s best to keep fish that eat a similar type of food in one tank. Feed with no hassle.

Fish Species Living Harmously in the Same Tank
There are several species that can live harmoniously together in the same tank. Listed below are:

These species mentioned above breed very easily, so you need to separate male and female. If you put them together in one tank, it can quickly become overcrowded with one breed.
To maintain fish species in the aquarium can be quite a challenge. However, if you have considered these factors carefully, you can finally maintain fish species in the aquarium with no hassle.



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