ALL ABOUT KEEPING TROPICAL FISH. HOW TO SET UP AN AQUARIUM, DIFFERENT BREEDS OF TROPICAL FISH PLUS LOADS OF USEFUL TIPS FOR BOTH NOVICE AND EXPERIENCED FISHKEEPERS.
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Tropical fish include fish found in tropical environments around the world, including both freshwater and salt water species. Tropical fish are popular as aquarium fish, due to their often bright coloration. In freshwater fish, this coloration typically derives from iridescence, while salt water fish are generally pigmented.
Fishkeepers often use the term tropical fish to refer particularly to those requiring fresh water, with saltwater tropical fish referred to as marine fish. Tropical fish kept for home aquaria include the following:
Single-species individuals born in captivity. The latter category includes lines selectively bred for special physical features, such as long fins, or particular colorations, such as albino.
Hybrids of more than one species.
Recreational SCUBA divers are often enthusiasts of tropical fish as well. Some keep lists of fish species they have observed while diving, especially in tropical marine environments.
Knowing the different types of tropical fish species when setting up a new aquarium or adding fish to your existing fish tank is important for the success of your home aquarium.
Freshwater tropical fish can range from very peaceful fish to very aggressive fish and everything in between. Something else to consider are the water parameters in which each individual type of fish is the most comfortable with.
Some fish when bought are very small but quickly grows to a very large size which can become a problem if you do not have a large enough aquarium for them. Feeding and breeding patterns are also different for almost each species.
Fishkeepers are often known as "aquarists", since many of them are not solely interested in keeping fish. The hobby can be broadly divided into three specific disciplines according to the type of water the fish tolerate: freshwater, brackish, and marine (also called saltwater) fishkeeping.
Freshwater fishkeeping is by far the most popular branch of the hobby, with even small pet stores often selling a variety of freshwater fish, such as goldfish, guppies, and angelfish. While most freshwater aquaria are community tanks containing a variety of compatible species, single-species breeding aquaria are also popular. Livebearing fish such as mollies and guppies are among those most easily raised in captivity, but aquarists also regularly breed many types of cichlid, catfish, characin, and killifish.
Below is a list of the most common types of fish listed by family group.
BONYTONGUES - Butterflyfish
African Butterfly Fish
CATFISH - Cory Cats and Plecos
Albino Cory Cat
False Julii Corydoras
Dianema Urostriatum (Flagtail Catfish
Albino Bristlenose Pleco
Characins - Tetras, Hatchetfish and the Silver Dollar Fish
Black Neon Tetra
Black Skirt Tetra
Bleeding Heart Tetra
Blood Red Tetra
Dash Dot Tetra
Red Phantom Tetra
Rummy Nose Tetra
Silver Tip Tetra