Friend or foe? Freshwater fish compatibility for a happy tank!
Friend or Foe? Freshwater Fish Compatibility for a Happy Tank Infographic
The Flying Fox and Siamese Algae Eater are essentially algae eating fish. They grow to about six inches and prefer to be kept in groups of three or more. As far as freshwater aquarium sharks go, these are by far the friendliest.
In order to maintain a happy, healthy, friendly freshwater fish community, it’s important to ensure compatibility. Use this handy guide to help you choose fish that can live together in harmony.
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Welcome to the freshwater aquarium fish guide where you can learn how to set up, keep, and maintain freshwater aquarium fish. Go at your own pace and if you have questions don't hesitate to visit the forum to ask a question. There are always lots of friendly members online to help out with your questions.Although they may take a while to settle into their new tank, Cherry Barbs are the perfect freshwater fish for a home aquarium for all of the reasons listed above. They can tolerate big changes in water parameters, they are friendly, they only grow to around 2 inches long and in general, they are an easy fish to take care of. As one of the most endangered species of fish in the wild, the Cherry Barb is still a favourite within the fishkeeping community, thanks to it’s bright, eye catching colours, and it’s entertainment value. They are a very active fish, and once they become accustomed to their new surroundings, they will be very active and fun to watch.Mollies do great in community tanks. They are very peaceful and friendly fish. The reason why most people like mollies is because of the way they can adapt to different types of waters (fresh, brackish, and salt). One downfall that mollies may have may be the way some live. For maximum health, mollies prefer at least 1 tablespoon of aquarium salt per gallon of water. Some mollies have adapted to pure freshwater, but if yours hasn’t, it may be best to house in a separate tank. The salt levels may not be suitable for other fish.Chances are pretty high that at some point in time you have considered added invertebrates to your home aquarium. And why not? There are so many to choose from, and many will provide useful services for your tank. If you have ever been to a specialty pet store, or shopped around online, you know that invertebrates come in all different shapes, sizes, and colors. I can't tell you how hard it was to convince my boyfriend that the pretty blue freshwater crawfish would not be a good fit for our aquarium. All he knew was that they looked calm and peaceful in the tank, not to mention they were a brilliant shade of blue.