Some Freshwater tropical fish

Oscar fish for aquarium

Tropical fish are a great choice for aquariums. Their bright colors and bold patterns are stunning and they’re a lot of fun to watch. While you can find tropical fish in both freshwater and saltwater, the one thing they have in common is they like warm water – between 74 to 80 degrees F. There are a lot of different species of tropical fish from all over the world so we find the best tropical aquarium fish isn’t always easy.

Some freshwater Tropical​ Fish

Guppies

  • Care Level:   Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Water Conditions:  70-80° F
  • Max.Size : 0.6 – 2.4 inches
  • Family: Poeciliidae
  • Lifespan: Up to 2 years 
Guppies

The guppy, also known as rainbow fish and million fish, is one of the world's most widely distributed tropical fish, and one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species. Aquarium guppies are most popular because you can keep them in a smaller tank and their bio-load is small. These fish is filled with bright colors making them beautiful and fun to watch.

Betta Fish

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament:  Semi-aggressive
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Water Conditions:  78° to 80°F
  • Max.Size : 6 inch
  • Family: Cichlidae
  • Lifespan: 10 years
betta fish tank

Due to beautiful wings, this fish is kept in special aquariums. It is very small, which is made especially for small tanks. Usually, this fish likes to be alone. The tail size of these fish is different. Someone’s tail looks like half a moon, like someone’s crown tale. It looks very beautiful to see these fish of red, blue, purple and white colors moving in the container. You can also keep it in a small jar or container.

Platy

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful 
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Water Conditions:   70-77°F 
  • Max.Size : 3 inches
  • Family: Poeciliidae
  • Lifespan: 3 to 5 years 

Platy is a very popular tropical freshwater fish species held by aquarists around the world. Planty fish is extremely beautiful, small fish and come in every single color imaginable. Males grow to about 1.5 inches and females, being a little bigger, can grow up to 2.5 inches. Like most other species from the Poeciliidae family, platies are great fish for both beginners and experienced aquarists. They are easy to keep and breed and their potential are great.

Swordtail

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament: Aggressive 
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Water Conditions:   72-82°F 
  • Max.Size : Up to 5 inches (13 cm)
  • Family: Poeciliidae
  • Lifespan: 3 to 5 years 

Swordtail is a very popular species of aquarium fish and it’s a good choice for the beginner aquarist. This is because it is tolerant of a range of conditions and has a very peaceful temperament. As the name suggests swordtails have a long, thin, elongated lower tail. Swordtails are livebearers, meaning they will give birth to live fry rather than eggs.

Otocinclus catfish

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful 
  • Diet: Herbivore
  • Water Conditions:   72-82°F 
  • Max.Size : 1-2 inches
  • Family: Loricariidae
  • Lifespan: 3 to 5 years 

Otocinclus Catfish can be a good addition to your tank. This is a peaceful fish that like to keep to their school of buddies. They are the perfect fish in both their calm demeanor and cleaning skills. Otocinclus Catfish will clean glass, plants. They are great at delicately cleaning your greenery and your Catfish with stay happy and healthy eating any particles off the leaves. These fish are also excellent for tanks that have babies or shrimp inside them.

Neon Tetra

  • Care Level:   Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Water Conditions:  70-81° F
  • Max.Size :  1.5 inches
  • Family: Characidae
  • Lifespan: Up to 8 years 

The Neon Tetra is also known as neon fish. It is a freshwater fish that belongs to the Characidae family and is known for its dazzling colors and energetic temperament. So much so that around 2 million are sold in the US each month; the vast majority of these are bred in captivity. They are a great, non-aggressive, community fish and spend the majority of their time in the middle of the water column. These fish should generally be kept in schools with at least 15 members. Smaller schools than this can feel threatened and this can cause stress.

Cory Catfish

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful 
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Water Conditions:   60°F – 75°F
  • Max.Size : 0.75-4 Inches
  • Family: Callichthyidae
  • Lifespan: 5 years 

Cory Catfish also called Corydoras Catfish and Cory Fish. This is very popular freshwater fish in pet stores. Cory fish is hardy fish for their size and are staples in freshwater community tanks. Cory Catfish are often described as armored catfish, due to their plates of bone-like material running the length of their bodies. There are many different types of Cory Catfish; all varying in size and color, but Bronze Cory Catfish are probably the most common.

Dwarf Gourami

  • Care Level:   Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Water Conditions:  72-82° F
  • Max.Size :  4- 4.5 inches
  • Family: Osphronemidae
  • Lifespan: Up to 5 years 

Dwarf Gourami is a very popular and colorful species in freshwater fish-keeping. Their striking coloration and docile nature make them an alluring centerpiece fish in community tanks for aquarists of all skill levels. Dwarf Gourami is generally very peaceful and a great addition to community aquariums.

Harlequin Rasbora

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Water Conditions:  72° to 81°F
  • Max.Size : Up to 2 inches
  • Family: Cyprinidae
  • Lifespan: 5-8 years

Shoaling fish are very famous for home aquariums because of their fun group behaviors and striking colors. Harlequin Rasboras are a great example of an easy shoaling fish to add to your aquarium. They are a striking fish which, when added as part of a group, will add a vibrant splash of color to your aquarium. They’re easy to care for, and as long as they’re fed a simple diet, and their tank is kept clean, they’ll thrive. They are perfect match for a beginner.

Golden Dwarf Barbs

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Water Conditions:70-77°F
  • Max.Size:5-6cm/2-2.5 inches
  • Family: Cyprinidae
  • Lifespan:  2-3 years

Golden Dwarf Barb also is known as (Pethia gelius), it is a very small barb species that is an excellent fish for the nano or planted aquarium. It is known for its small size, faded black striping, and very peaceful demeanor. This fish is not as heavy-bodied or boisterous as many other barb species. It is compatible with most other peaceful species that inhabit similar water conditions.

Angelfish

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament:  Semi-aggressive
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Water Conditions:  78° to 80°F
  • Max.Size : 6 inch
  • Family: Cichlidae
  • Minimum Tank Size:  20 gallons
  • Lifespan: 10 years
Angelfish tank setup

Angel Fish is a very devious nature of fish. It has several species, including Golden Angel Fish, Blue Angel Fish, Yellow Angel Fish, and Queen Angel Fish, etc. Due to its beauty, this fish is also quite popular as aquarium fish, but it is difficult to care for unless you know its nature and its needs well.

Discus

  • Care Level:  Moderate
  • Temperament:  Peaceful 
  • Diet: carnivorous
  • Water Conditions:   82°F – 88°F
  • Max.Size : 6.5 inch
  • Family: Cichlidae
  • Minimum Tank Size:  50 gallons
  • Lifespan: 7 to 10 years
discus

Discus fish is colorful, graceful and charismatic tank inhabitants. Discus is considered to require a higher level of care than other aquarium fishes. Discus can be housed with many other fish as long as they require the same water conditions. They are not compatible with larger aggressive fish such as Oscar’s smaller fin nipping varieties.

Mollies

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful 
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Water Conditions:  75-80° F
  • Max.Size : Up to 4.5 inches
  • Family: Poeciliidae
  • Minimum Tank Size:  10 gallons
  • Lifespan: 5 years 
molly fish

Mollies are very versatile fish having the unique ability to live in both saltwater and freshwater if acclimated slowly. What makes these fish super cool is they come in so many different variant colors. You can have yellows, oranges, black and whites, balloon belly, fancy tailed and more. There are a couple basic elements you need to know that really make these fish flourish in the home aquarium.

Oscar Cichlid

  • Care Level:   Moderate
  • Temperament:  Aggressive/Territorial
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Water Conditions:  74-81° F
  • Max.Size : Up to 12+ inches
  • Family: Cichlidae
  • Minimum Tank Size:  55 gallons
  • Lifespan: 18 years 
Oscar fish for aquarium

It is a fast growing fish which can grow by 2 "inch speed every month, it is of many colors like black, white, red, yellow, tiger etc. They prefer live-food Therefore, whatever the insect or the small fish fall into its mouth, it swallows it, it has the power of great power and can also drop many things from its weight, so take special care of the decorations. It is good to keep up with. Pay attention to every Shaking things play Thorn and out patrolling your area is like them a lot.

Some Saltwater Tropical​ Fish

Clown fish

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Water Conditions:  75-80° F,
  • Max.Size : 3 inch
  • Family:  Pomacentridae.
  • Minimum Tank Size:  30 Gallons
  • Lifespan:   3-6 Years

The Clownfish is probably the most popular saltwater fish species today and one of the reasons that most people want to get into the saltwater hobby. After the Disney movie (Finding Nemo) probably has a lot to do with the incredible popularity of this fish. They have a somewhat unique way of swimming. The orange, white and black coloration is strikingly beautiful.

Butterflyfish

  • Care Level:  Depends on Species, Moderate – Difficult
  • Temperament:  Semi-aggressive
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Water Conditions:  73–86 °F
  • Max.Size : 12-22 cm
  • Family:  Chaetodontidae
  • Minimum Tank Size:  Most species require a 125+ gallon tank
  • Lifespan: 5 to 10 years

Butterflyfish are some of the most beautiful and exotic colored fish known in the sea. There are at least 114 recorded species of saltwater butterflyfish, however, under half are them are suitable for home aquariums. Some species are commonly kept and can adapt to life in an aquarium, and others are near impossible to keep in captivity.

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