Best Aquarium :School of fish

When deciding which fish to include in a new aquarium, you want to choose species that help bring distinction, color, and activity to your tank. A great way to do this is by adding a couple of species of schooling fish. Schooling fish are generally small, brightly colored fish that are very shy in isolation, but when surrounded by others of their own kind, their true personalities come out.

It is important to also consider the water requirements, tank requirements, and temperaments of the different fish before adding them to the same tank- not all schooling fish are compatible. Schooling fish are a great way to add color, action, and liveliness to any aquarium.

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.

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.

Zebra Danio

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful 
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Water Conditions:   64-75° F
  • Max.Size : 5 – 7 cm
  • Family: Cyprinidae
  • Lifespan: 5 years 

Zebra Danio is very active and playful fish. Due to their small size, Zebra Danios can survive in tanks as small as 5 gallons, but since they are a community fish, and they can seem hyperactive at times, they are better suited to larger, busier aquariums. We suggest keeping Danios in at least a 10-gallon tank, or even bigger if possible. Zebrafish is loved to swim, so keeping them in a larger tank will help them thrive. Danios are schooling fish, so they need to be kept in groups. As with most other schooling fish, if the numbers are too low, they can become stressed, and start acting out of the ordinary, and can portray symptoms such as aggression towards other tank mates, and loss of appetite.

Neon Tetras

  • 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.

White Cloud Mountain Minnow

  • Care Level:  Easy
  • Temperament: Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Water Conditions: 64–72 °F
  • Max.Size :1 1/2 inches (4 cm)
  • Family: Cyprinidae
  • Lifespan: 5 years

It is very beautiful to see and it is easier to cure. You can also keep them in very cold water. The special thing about them is that they like to live in the group. If you have to look for a variety of colors in your Aquarium, then you can keep 6 more fish from White Cloud Mountain Minoz

Pygmy Corydoras

  • Care Level:   Easy
  • Temperament:  Peaceful
  • Diet: Omnivorous
  • Water Conditions:  72-79 °F
  • Max.Size :  1″/2.5 cm
  • Family: Callichthyidae
  • Lifespan: 3 years 

Pygmy corydoras (Corydoras pygmaeus) is an amazing, small fish that got its name due to its tiny size. This corydoras species are not as brightly colored as other fishes, but its size is its sufficient advantage. It allows keeping Pygmy corydoras even in nano tanks. Their back is a bit darker than the fish abdomen; there is a black horizontal stripe along the fish body sides. It ends near the tail fin and becomes wider and with an oval-shaped ending. There is another thin black stripe below this one that goes from anal fin to abdominal fin.

Least Killifish

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament:  peaceful
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Water Conditions:  66-75
  • Max.Size :2-3 cm (0.8-1.2″)
  • Family: Poeciliidae
  • Lifespan3+ years

Least Killifisg is also known as the Dwarf Livebearer, Least Killifish is one of the smallest species of freshwater fish in the world and they are the smallest species found in North America. These fish are native to the south-eastern United States where they can be found in shallow, densely-vegetated and slow-moving waters. They may even be found in brackish conditions. These fish can be identified by their olive coloration and the dark stripe running laterally along the body.

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.

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