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Tank fish are of two kinds – egg-laying and live bearing. That it is why it is necessary to decide which of them you’d like to see in the tank.
For beginners it is better to start fish breeding namely from live-bearers, because it is easier to look after them.
The advantage of live bearing fish is that their new-born fry are entirely viable. Moreover, such fish do not need any special conditions for reproduction. Nevertheless, tank fish breeding on the whole is an affair, which requires time, attention, knowledge and skills. Here the following pieces of advice will help:
- Purchase a tank and special gravel for it.
- There must obligatory be various algae in water.
- Water in the tank should be changed periodically in order not to become turbid.
- For breeding it is necessary to choose a couple of breeders. They must be healthy, bright colored male and female fish. They are to be put out into the separate fish tank.
- When fry is born it should be separated from the parents.
Tank fish description
So which fish kinds are the most popular? Among live bearing fish such kinds as guppies and swordtails are wide spread. Many people like paradise fish or catfishes. Barbus, paracheirodon, angel fish are the same popular. Let us examine some distinctive features of the most widespread fish kinds.
They have beautiful long tails and are noted for their bright color. Many people start fishkeeping exactly from this fish kind. These active fish often jump out the water that is why the tank must be obligatory closed. It is important to change water often, but in small parts. Guppies are fed both with live and plants food.
Multicolored and bright paradise fish is also called macropodus. This is an egg-laying fish, that is why male takes care of the offspring. When keeping macropodus, it is necessary to maintain temperature not only of water, but also of surrounding air for the fish not to get cold. It is necessary to cover the tank for paradise fish not to jump out of it. Both live foods and their substitutes are used.
Xiphophorus Hellery (Green swordtail)
This beautiful live bearing fish is remarkable for females’ ability to become males, if the latter is absent for a long time. They are rather active and peaceful, and jumping as well. Plants, small live foods or substitutes are used as food for swordtails.
Black neon tetra
Black neon tetras should be kept by water temperature from 24 to 28°С. These are schooling fish with calm temper. There must be a lot of algae in the tank for neon tetras, because they do not like bright light. At the same time they need enough space for swimming.
These are just several fish kinds, which are most widespread among amateurs of fishkeeping. When you will start your own fish breeding, you will discover many interesting things. In such a way, a charming peace of underwater world will appear at your home.
And at the end we would like to mention that, of course, aquarium prices are very different, but if it is really necessary, you will always find something suitable for your taste and budget.