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Decided to get a pet fish or two? As you head down to your nearest pet store or fish store, you will be overwhelmed! There are so many varieties of fishes to choose from, so where to start? Just so you know, fishes are not really an easy pet to keep contrary to popular belief, and some fishes are just troublesome with constant feeding, pooping and fighting among each other, just like any other animal!
If you are planning to look for easy to care fishes, we’ll help you to narrow it down. Pick up a fish that is:
- A fish that can handle overeating and underfeed (at times)
- Less water change, when you are busy
- A fish that can adapt with other fishes
1. Bettas, the fighting fish
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This little fella top the list due to the fact its the only fish that does not need a filter. It’ll do well in a small bowl, but best to keep it in a bigger aquarium. The male fishes are extremely beautiful, with a long and colourful tail. There are few different types of Bettas, whereby some have shorter tail. Bettas are very hardy and eats live feeds and fish flakes. However, the male fishes are very territorial, so, it’s best to keep the males in different enclosure. You only need to change the aquarium’s water once a week.
2. Tetras, the fish with stripes
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These fishes are very bright, colourful, active and they come in many varieties. They are a small sized fish which can live peacefully within the aquarium colony. However, Tetras fishes would require a filter.
3. Danios, the ‘candy’ fish
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These small fishes are colourful and active, whereby they can blend in together with other fishes in the aquarium. They are rather hardy as well as they are able to live in a variety conditions, but will need a filter. Best is that Danios fishes are not picky eaters, which means you may feed them with fish flakes.
4. Swordtail, a.k.a satay fish
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The male swordtail has a bottom fin that is long and looks like a sword, hence, the name. They are a very bright coloured fish, and easy to adapt to new environment. Swordtails are rather social which is great, if you have an aquarium with different variety of fishes.
5. Gruppies, the fish with a dress
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Gruppies are coloured fishes with large dorsal fins. It’s easy to differentiate between the females and the males. The males have larger and brighter fins, which looks like a ‘dress’. Gruppies comes in many different colours and kids will loved them! Why not? They are very sociable and easy to mix with the rest of the fishes.
In regards of any fish that you have choose, do take note that they still require your attention and commitment: care, love and time. If you are not ready, best not to keep any pets till you are fully committed.