Most people, when choosing a pet, go for the classic: a dog or a cat. And why shouldn’t they? Dogs and cats are fluffy and huggable, they shake their tails when they are happy or they act like they are the master of your world. Dogs and cats are cute and all, but they can be pretty messy: starting with the fact that they live hairs all over your home and continuing with the chewing and scratching of the furniture and shoes. If you want a pet which is more relaxed and sits where you put it, then a fish is the answer for you. Here are ten post popular fish suitable for a tank:
1. Ryukin Goldfish
Ryukin Goldfish has a curved spine and the abdomen is swollen and his wings are long. It has a small mouth, sharp and the body is usually triangular. There is a distinct prominence on the back of the fish immediately behind the head. The Ryukin comes in a variety of colors.
2. Ocellaris Clownfish
The Clown fish is distinguished by its vibrant shade of orange and three distinctive white stripes. The fish comes from the Red Sea, where it can live up to ten years. In captivity, life expectancy decreases to five years. All clown fish are born male, but the dominant fish from a pair will change in a female and will act to protect the male and their babies.
3. Guppy Fish
The Guppy, originating from Central America and Brazil, is probably one of the most popular in the world. They’re beautiful, peaceful, curious and very active. Their colors are very diverse. They are the perfect choice for beginners in aquarium-keeping, but especially for children because Guppies are easy to care for. However, like other captive species, it needs certain living conditions. Life expectancy is four years.
4. Betta Splendens
Betta Splendens, the famous goldfish with fins, was originally part of the Gourami family (also known as the Osphronemidae), then it was classified in the Anabantidae family. It is original from Southeast Asia and it is one of the most popular aquarium fish, easy to care for and having a size of about 6 -8 cm.
It belongs to the Anabantidae family. Gourami appeared in Europe in 1933, becoming in a short time the favorite in many aquariums. It is a fish that has an attractive color, a great shape, it is peaceful, sociable and reproduces very easily. His homeland is Sumatera. It is also found in India and the island of Kalimantan. In freedom, it can reach 35-40 cm and a weight of 500 grams. But in aquariums, it does not exceed 8-12 cm.
Mollienisia sphenops is a fish species of the Poecilia genus, also known as Molly and Moli. These fish live in freshwater, near Central and South America. Over time, there have been several discussions related to the water that these fish prefer. It seems that Molly is a fish that adapts well both in freshwater and in the willow. Mollienisia sphenops is one of the most popular aquarium fish species. They are very easy to maintain and very prolific.
7. Neon Fish
Paracheirodon innesi are extremely popular aquarium fish. This is due both to their coloring and the fact they does not require special care, being perfect for beginners. Neon fish are freshwater fish that come from northern South America. They can be found in the rivers of countries such as Brazil, Colombia and eastern southeastern Peru.
8. Butterfly Fish (Pantodon Buchholz)
The Butterfly fish is a freshwater fish, native from Africa, which lives today in African lakes in the Niger Delta, but is also marketed as an aquarium fish for over 90 years. The Butterfly fish name comes from its very thin and delicate wings that make it look like it is flying through the water. It is known as a bit aggressive fish and has the habit of eating smaller fish in the aquarium, so be careful with which fish you put it in.
9. Flower Horn
This is a very new (species only appeared two years ago), but it is starting to be a favorite among fish lovers, especially in South Asia. The Flower Horn fish is part of the Cichlids family, a family that belongs to the Cichlasoma genus, found mainly in South America. This fish is the “final product” of interbreeding between several families of the Cichlasoma genus.
Zebra or Zebra Danio Fish belongs to the Cyprinidae family and it is original from East India. They are some of the easiest to care for aquarium fish. The Zebra fish is perfect for a beginner because it doesn’t need special care as other fish species.