Colorful fishes in aquariums can actually bring peace and some sort of zen in any homes. But it also takes hard work and patience to maintain and keep these aquatic animals alive. Once you have decided to have one for yourself, please consider these basic tips.

First, you will need to decide if you go for a cold water tank or a heated tank. But these would be dependent on which kinds of fishes you want to own. Each type of aquarium has a specific kind of fish species that can live in it but in general, heated aquariums have more variety of fish.

Once you have made a decision, it’s now time to choose which fish you may want to have.


Danios are one of the hardy fish and are fun to watch. They are very flexible hence they’re good for beginners. They can survive in different kinds of water conditions. They are very active as well. You can feed them with fish flakes and they’re good to go.


Guppies are also a hardy fish and can go over a week without food. That’s why they are also a good kind of fish for beginners. They also come in different colors and they eat fish flakes, brine shrimp, and bloodworms. If you are interested in keeping them, it is important that you know how to differentiate male and female guppies as they reproduce like crazy. If you put two sexes in one tank together, expect tons of guppy babies. If you don’t want this, simply keep all males and all females in different tanks.

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This kind of fish might be small in size but they’re colorful and one of the easiest fishes to take care of. Their size is actually an advantage as you can keep more even if you have a smaller tank. These fishes also love to be in groups. Like other fishes, they can be happy with basic fish flakes.