Choosing fish for your tank can be a daunting task, it just requires little research.While choosing fish for your tank you should take care of the Size, Behavior and Needs.
Talking about the size of fish, honestly fish can eat anything that it believes can go into their mouth, for that case even its own baby fish. Though some fishes show parental concern, others lay eggs and the offspring’s are on their own after that. They say that larger fishes in tank are silent and peaceful but as and when a fish gets large it eats smaller fishes. It’s not that with increase in size they get selfish or mean but they start seeing small things as a treat. So, while you choose your fishes, make sure that they are of almost equal sizes so as to avoid losing the tiny ones.
Fish behavior counts a lot when you have to fill a tank. Fish breeds are like human races, they have different temperaments. Some fishes are composed and calm while other may be warrior-like aggressive. Keeping both kinds in a single tank is a call of disaster. The aggressive fish forgets its size and believes in power and behavior, it can rip the calmer one until it dies or bleeds badly. Honestly, fighters are selfish fishes they fight for food and even space in the tank, due to which the calmer fish race may even die of malnutrition.
“I remember when I bought my tank; I was excited to raise colorful fishes due to which I ended up in chaos! I bought beautiful red tail sharks with my goldfishes, thought my tank will look colorful, but instead the red tail sharks harassed and picked the goldfishes so much that I could see them suffering and bleeding. Their fins were torn and it was all over the water. It was a really bad scene to witness “So, please raise fishes of a similar behavior.
When we discuss needs of fishes, it concerns with the kind of food, water temperature, medication, alkanity and accessories too. Kind of food for fishes has a big range. Generally fishes aren’t so fussy about food. They manage well in all variety of food but some fishes may fuss. Fish food can be dry frozen flakes, small colorful palettes, blood worms and many more types.