Tropical fish tank
Tropical fish are fish found in tropical environments and includes both freshwater and saltwater
species. Usually fish hobbyists use the term tropical fish for freshwater fish. For saltwater fish the term marine
fish is being used.
Tropical fish are popular because they are very brightly colored and come in different shapes
and size. When choosing to have a tropical fish tank you must take into consideration fish’s needs.
Tropical fish need a warm temperature about 70 – 80F, while saltwater fish need 80 – 82F. Most
people decide to have a tropical fish tank because:
They are easy to care for
They are brightly colored
They have an aesthetic role due to their colors
They are not expensive
- They can be left alone at home.
Even if you decide on a tropical fish tank don’t think that you don’t have to study. You still have to do some
research concerning their habitat, and what they need in order to survive. Tropical fish may die if they are
submitted to environmental changes.
When you have a tropical fish tank it is important to know how to do the maintenance. Tropical
fish need warmth, so you will need a heater. Water must be the same as in their natural habitat. That’s why you
must have a filter (biological, mechanical or chemical).
What kind of tropical fish should you choose?
If you are a beginner you may ask yourself what kind of fish is appropriate for your tropical
fish tank? When you buy a fish you must think at the following things:
Is he compatible with my other fish?
Is it an aggressive fish, peaceful fish or a solitary one?
What are his feeding requirements?
Will they adapt to your aquarium set up?
Easy tropical fish
Here you have some of the most popular species of tropical fish, which every fish lover must
have. These species are also the easiest to take care of.
Bloodfin Tetra - they will tolerate a wide range of water parameters.
A school of tetra would be recommended because there are social species. They are also very active. He is not picky
whit his food. He eats flake food, frozen food as well as live food.
Cherry Barb - are very good for a beginner. They can also tolerate a
wide range of water parameters. They are good community fish. You should know that they are almost extinct in the
wild, but they do well in freshwater aquariums.
Gold Barb - is very brightly colored. He is peaceful and likes to be in
community. Their diet can consist only of flake food. They like to seat in the middle and the bottom region of the
Dwarf Gourami - they come in different colors. You can find blue,
flame red Gourami. They are very easy to keep. They are peaceful and eat all types of fish food.
Goldfish - everybody’s favourite fish. They are also peaceful fish.
They have a long life span. So if they are properly taken care of, you’ll have a long term relationship. They will
eat almost anything.
Zebra Danio - they like to be in school of 6. This type of fish is
amongst the common ones. They can be fin nippers. Many use this fish to cycle their tanks.