Types of Tropical Fish

As the name recommends, tropical fish are found in the tropical districts of the Earth. These fish are classified under two categories, the salt water and the new water fish. In any case, just the new water fish are named as ‘tropical’ by the individuals who rear fishes. Suitable for rearing in aquariums, tropical fish are imported by individuals from various nations. These fish have become popular because of their varied colors and tones. The sort of tropical fishes range from aggressive ones to some mellow species.

Tropical fishes are for the most part utilized for rearing in aquariums. How about we take a gander at a portion of these tropical fish species.

Oscars: There are three types namely, the red oscar, the tiger red oscar and the pink oscar. Since the oscar fish is aggressive and likes to dominate different fishes, having under six fishes in a solitary aquarium gives an opportunity for a solid oscar fish to menace others. In this way, it is advisable to keep, either a solitary oscar fish or more than six of them in an aquarium. This aides in lessening the pressure between them. A solitary oscar needs an aquarium with at least 80 gallons water, while a 500 gallon aquarium is required for six oscars to live comfortably. The large plecostomus and the whitetip sharks share space with the oscar fish without battling or nipping at each other.

Angelfish: These fish have a place with the Pterophyllum sort. The angelfish, which originated in the Amazon river basin of South America, has three unique species, Pterophyllum altum, Pterophyllum leopoldi and the Pterophyllum scalare. Their round body structure along with triangular fins, allow them to cover up among plants and roots. This, thusly, causes them to go after macroinvertebrates and smaller fishes. The striped group of angelfishes help them in utilizing the ambush strategy. The stripes help the fish to stow away, in this way acting as a camouflage. Much the same as the oscar fish, angelfish also quarrel with each other. In this manner, in excess of six fishes ought to be reared in an aquarium.

Tetra Fish: The tetra fish is a small, new water fish which has a place with the Characidae family. It lives in clear as well as dark waters, for the most part off coasts of Columbia, Brazil and Peru. Neon tetra, the most popular species among the tetra angles, develops to a maximum length of 5cm.

Tiger Barb: The tiger barb, also known as the Sumatra barb, is found in the waters of Sumatra, Borneo and the Malay peninsula. The various colors found in tiger barbs range from silver, earthy yellow, green and light yellow. The tiger barb, that is tanish yellow in color, has black vertical stripes on the body and is a tutoring fish. These are aggressive in nature and nip at each other. In this manner, in excess of six tigers barbs ought to be kept in an aquarium.

Black Knifefish: This black colored fish grows up to a length of 25 inches. It creates a weak electric charge. The black knifefish wants to live in sandy brooks, its natural habitat, and requires water with pH somewhere in the range of 6.0 and 8.0. When completely developed, the fish needs a tank with a capacity of at least 75 gallons. Peas are the staple eating regimen of these fish.

Fancy Guppies: The fancy guppies exhibit various colors, for example, red, blue, green and black. Nonetheless, the females don’t exhibit a lot of variety in color and are either gray or tan. The temperature of the aquarium ought to be maintained somewhere in the range of 78F and 82F. The guppies can easily share aquarium space with apparition shrimps, catfish, African dwarf frogs and gouramis. Adding salt to the aquarium in little quantities, helps in the development of these fish.

Mollies: The mollies originate from the same family as guppies. They need at least 15 gallons of water, when kept in an aquarium. Mollies cannot tolerate contaminated water and easily fall sick. They need the water temperature to be somewhere in the range of 70F and 82F.