There Is A Vast Choice When It Comes To Fish Tank Fishes

by : dalmlin

Aquarium stores will stock a wide variety of fish tank fishes. The most popular choice tends to be the tropical fishes. They are quite hardy and also breed easily. They will also find it easy to get acclimatized to the artificial aquatic environments. All that they need is the water heated to the necessary temperature.

The maintenance of fish tank fishes is not that difficult to get used to. Feeding time will consist of small black worms, dried fish flakes, small snails, frozen flakes, shrimps and clams. The feeding material is easy to location from your local pet or aquarium store. It can also be easy purchase online.

Some of the more common tropical fish tank fishes include, Arowana, Bala Sharks, Barbs, Barracuda, Betta (males and females), Catfish, Cichlids, Clown Loaches, Guppies, Mollies, Platies, Rainbow Fish, Tiger Fish (Black and White), White Clouds, and White Tip Shark Catfish.

Arowana can grow to a length of approximately 36 inches, so these fish are for very large aquariums. They are also know as the Dragon Fish, and can easily inhabit with Tinfoil Barbs and Catfish.

Bala Sharks can reach a length of 18 inches, and as it is a school fish, they should be kept in a group of at least five.

Barbs are small in size, ranging in length between 2 and 6 inches depending on species. They are colourful and active fish that are more suited for the community aquarium. This makes them one of the most popular types of tropical fish.

Barracuda can grow to a maximum size of 9 inches. However these fish are predatory by nature and tend to feed on smaller fish, and therefore should be kept with fishes that are bigger than them.

Cichlids can grow up to 12 inches, and otherwise know as Angel Fish. This fish can equally grow in both freshwater and saltwater fish tanks, and come in very attractive colours.

Guppies can grow up to approximately 1.5 inches and again this type of fish is one of the most popular fish species in the world.

Rainbows are another variety of fish tank fishes. They are another attractively coloured fish, and make ideal companions for Mollies, Platies, Swordtails and Catfish.

Scavengers and Catfish are important fish tank fishes incorporate in your aquarium as they help in cleaning the tank by feeding on algae.

No fish tank is ever complete without Gold Fish and Koi. The Gold fish which includes Orandas, Fantails, Telescopes and Black Moors can make excellent fish. They will grow well in fish tanks and are also mild tempered, and can have a life span of around 20 years.

The Koi are beautiful fish that are only really suited for the larger aquariums. This is due to the fact that most of them will grow to 15 inches or more and have an average life span of some 15 to 20 years.