The fish tank creates a hypnotic sensation in the room. No wonder almost every doctor has one in the waiting room. After all, the aquarium's minimal lighting and continuous movement can ease the pain of the patient.
When small fish bend their fins and bodies at the same time, the people around them feel more at ease and happy. In addition, others reported lower heart rate and blood pressure after exposure to the aquarium.
According to the National Pet Owners Survey, about 11.5 million U.S. households will have freshwater fish aquariums by 2020. According to the survey, fish rank third among most popular pets, behind dogs (63.4 million) and cats (42.7 million).
In this topic, we will mention the ten most popular freshwater ornamental fish and their different characteristics.
The betta fish is similar to that of humans, full of energy during the day and rested at night. Females fight peacefully with other fish, while males attack other males in the wild and in aquariums. One of the biggest enemies is the gouramis fish, which have many similarities.
However, in aquariums, they may live quietly with docile fish such as peacocks and mackerel. Similarly, they tolerate non-fish species in ponds, such as frogs, snails and ghost shrimps. If aggression between fish increases, place them in separate aquariums. It has been recorded that fish fighting fish can easily distinguish between their human guardians. When they see a familiar face, some people swim excitedly as the person approaches the aquarium. Again, they are curious and double-check new items thrown into tanks.
The colors are bright, and you can find one in copper, yellow, red, turquoise, orange, white, black, and cellophane tones. Fighting fish are carnivorous fish that often require protein in their diets. Their favorite foods include worms, mosquito larvae, water fleas and small fish.
As the name suggests, not all goldfish are gold. Interestingly, you may find some orange, red, brown, orange, white, blue-gray, black, and yellow. Goldfish are some of the most tenacious aquatic species that can withstand fluctuating temperatures, PH values, and oxygen in the water.
In the wild, goldfish thrive in a group known as schools. However, when imprisoned, they live perfectly in solitude. Because they are not aggressive, they can be paired with aquariums of almost any species.
In addition, goldfish are one of the smartest fish ever. If trained, they can even identify different kinds of music, the study said. For a healthy and vibrant school, feed your fish with the foods closest to a natural diet. Some of their favorite dishes include larvae, worms and live plants.
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One prominent aspect of peacock fish is their ability to reproduce quickly in a very short period of time. This is mainly due to their long-lasting sperm storage capacity. To avoid overpopulation in the aquarium, separate the male from the female.
In general, males are smaller and brighter than females. Some of the peacock fish of different colors have short circular or V-shaped tails. The tail of the others is almost half the size of the whole body. Peacock fish live and play with other marine species while being kept in a tank. Since larger fish feed on smaller fish, ask your peacock fish to use similar-sized options, such as mackerel and flat fish.
Due to their strict omnivorous nature, they can be fed commercial fish foods such as microparticles and fresh plants. Depending on the number and species of fish in the tank, feed them once or twice a day.
Of all the other living fish, the Mole is the most beautiful and unique. For example, the flag fin Molly may be one of the strangest species in the world. Although they have carrying capacity, they are slightly more refined than others. Therefore, when exposed to harsh environments, they form a condition called tremor. Although the condition is not contagious, it can affect the overall health of your squirrel. Common Morley fish species include flag finfish and pure black fish species.
It is important to note that females do not develop sail fins. Similarly, no freshwater fish matches Mollie's black velvet color. Other colors include albino, gold, orange, and chocolate. Mollies likes to feed on algae and greens. Nevertheless, add some fresh vegetables regularly.
Known for its calm swimming, fairy fish are popular in aquariums and easy to identify. Most of them live in the world with vertical stripes of black and silver. However, after selective breeding, different color patterns are formed.
Raising fairy fish requires investing in a large fish tank to accommodate them as they grow older. Then, add some floating plants to mimic their favorite natural environment. In addition, because they like to forage, put smooth gravel in the water tank.
As a mercy, fairy fish become aggressive or feed on smaller fish. Their favorite foods include crustaceans and worms. You can also give them commercial fish and frozen food as a treat.