maintenance, care, compatibility
Small aquarium fish, males are smaller than females, the length of aquarium species is 4-5 cm. Peace-loving creatures do not touch their neighbors. However, large and predatory fish can offend them.
You can not keep with aquarium sharks, sword, giant gourami, pangasius. It is also not recommended to settle in with them barbs and crescents, who like to tear off the fins to beautiful fish.
They are well accustomed to neon rastorami cardinals, speckled catfish, tarakatuma. It should be settled in one tank a small flock of 5 fish, in such numbers they will be comfortable and safe.
At this number of fish enough 20-50-liter aquarium.
When choosing aquarium fish, one should pay attention not only to their visual attractiveness, but also to how easy their maintenance will be, taking into account their natural peaceful nature and livability in the aquarium. Beautiful peaceful aquarium fish – this is the best choice, they will not create problems and do not grieve their owners.
Large peaceful aquarium fish have a longer life expectancy than small fishes, they are unusually beautiful, but they are more difficult to maintain. Large aquarium fish include those that require keeping at least 100 liters in aquariums.
Some of the common large peace-loving fish are marble gourami, growing up to 15 cm in length and angelfish black, her body is up to 20 cm long. They easily get along with fish of other species, like thick algae, bright lighting, water temperature of 24-27 degrees.
Goldfish or voiletail, sprouting up to 20 cm, it is also one of the most peaceful aquarium fish, a descendant of a crucian, likes space and enhanced filtration. Also to this group can be attributed and discus, it is also called the “king of the aquarium”, “and turquoise akara.
To peaceful aquarium fish medium size can be attributed danio rerio – they are very mobile, lead pack life. The fish are unpretentious, their size reaches 5-7 cm, the desired number in the aquarium – from 8-10 pieces.
Ideal for content – catfish corridors, grow in length from 3 to 10 cm, very sociable, of various colors, suitable for novice aquarists.
Cardinals – the magnificent, beautiful small aquarian small fishes, differing in a peaceful disposition, they are cheerful and livable. The length of these lovely fish is from 2.5-3 cm to 4 cm.
Most small and favorite fish – guppy, They can be advised to both experienced and novice aquarists. The most beautiful aquarium small fish – neon With a bright blue glowing strip on the back, it is unpretentious, ideal for keeping in any aquarium.
Fishes belong to the same genus – labyrinth. These fish live in water that is poor in oxygen and adapted to this by learning to breathe oxygen from the surface. You will see how they rise to it, to take another breath of air.
Small, peaceful, males are very brightly colored, and their ventral fins have turned into long processes. You can feed any feed, including floating.
Only give the moth with care and a little, it is poorly digested.
Already after the publication of the article, my readers corrected. The essence – liliaus can be difficult for beginners (he is just a little flaky and jealous of females).
I agree, and add that there is another wonderful fish of the same kind – gourami. There are many types, but for beginners a good choice would be marble gourami. Very hardy, peaceful, of unusual shape and color.
It is generally similar to lyalius, but larger and less demanding. So you can stop at this gorgeous fish, and start up a little later.
Is it difficult to keep aquarium fish? Such a question is often asked by novice aquarist lovers.
They are afraid that they will not cope with the care, feeding, settlement of pets. Like any living creature, aquarium fish requires attention and care, but how to create comfortable living conditions for it, if you don’t know enough about the aquarium business?
In this case, your pets can become unpretentious aquarium fish. They are easy to maintain, unpretentious fish are considered very hardy, tenacious, get used to the person.
If you are very busy, and you do not have enough free time to care for animals, then the most unpretentious aquarium fish will significantly reduce the time for employment of the aquarium.
The most unpretentious and small aquarium fish with photos
I think many aquarium fish experts will agree that the first place is given to guppes.
Everyone probably knows these fish … even those who have never seen aquariums. We can say that these fish are the fish of all children of the former USSR (they were in all Soviet aquariums))). The fish is very beautiful and unpretentious.
The tail fin is her beauty. The simplicity of the fish is that it can withstand “difficult conditions of detention.” I happened to see an aquarium with guppies. without aeration, without filtering, without plants, without proper feeding etc. – horror, terrible dream aquarist.
Nevertheless, guppies managed not only to survive in such an aquarium, but even tried to multiply. So to mock the fish of course not worth it.
But their endurance and vitality sometimes affects.
GUPPI – THIS IS A SYMBIOSIS: BEAUTY, INSENSITIVENESS AND EASY + SUPPLEMENTS REPLACE ARE “LIKE A KROL” INDEPENDENTLY – YOU WILL ALWAYS BE UPDATED OF “AQUARIUM PAINTS” Read about the GUPPI read more
2nd place Swordtails
A very famous fish, as a result of persistent selection, a large number of swordtails of various colors and shapes were bred. Males differ from females by the presence of a “sword” on the lower edge of the caudal fin.
Swordtails are kept in flocks in a densely planted aquarium. The minimum size of the aquarium from 10 liters (but better is more).
A good volume of aquarium for a small group of swordtails is 50 liters.
An interesting fact about these fish is that the female swordtail can, at some point, become a male, i.e. change the floor. This is due to the struggle for the survival of the species.
HOW AND GUPPI ARE RECOMMENDED, ALL THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT TO DEAD WITH THE AQUARIUM.
Read about swordsmen more in detail here.
3rd place Somiki corridors
It should begin with the fact that all aquarium catfish – a priori unpretentious. Moreover, they are “orderlies of the aquarium world”: they clean the soil and eat the remnants of life activity.
The corridors are chosen from all catfish, since in addition to the gill, they have intestinal respiration, those. if aeration stops, they will live for a long time.
The fish are very peaceful, calm. They slowly swim along the bottom in search of food.
In the aquarium they are usually kept in flocks. Fish, do not pose any threat to other inhabitants of the aquarium.
You can read more about CORRIDORATUS here.
4th place Mollies
Molly, like guppies – viviparous fishes. Unpretentious and tolerant of poor conditions.
Nevertheless, they are more capricious than the “troika of winners”.
Fish suitable for beginners and young aquarists. The fishes most difficult to keep from all members of the family are demanding of their conditions, they do not tolerate low temperatures, some like “salty” water, like bright light, etc.
You can read more about MOLLINESIA here.
5th place Tetras – Harazinki
All tetras are small, brisk, not capricious fishes. However, they will not be able to survive in “Spartan conditions” as guppies.
They need aeration and filtration. You can keep them in an aquarium by a group (from 5 individuals) with a volume of at least 35 liters of water.
You can read more about TETRAH here.
6th place Ternetsii
Very famous little fish. Fish energetic, mobile. Fish get along well with other types of fish.
Somehow my terntions even lived with small cichlids. Recommended aquarium with a volume of at least 30 liters of water, densely planted with plants.
Aeration, filtration – yes!
You can read more about TERNIA here.
7th place Danio (rerio, pink)
Starting from the 5th place TOP, all the fish require unpretentious attention. Tanks are different from them – briskness and speed of movement.
They can coexist with many species of fish, even with fish of medium and increased aggression: scalar, goura and even with small cichlids.
Read more about DANIO here.
8th place Torakatum
One of the famous large catfish of the aquarium world and excellent attendants of the aquarium. Peaceable and unpretentious to the content.
They can be kept in a common aquarium with thickets of plants and a large number of shelters. Fish, do not pose any threat to other inhabitants of the aquarium. Compatible with all kinds of fish.
The neighbors are not recommended only one hundred percent aggressors and predators.
You can read more about TORAKATUM here.
9th place Gourami
Gourami – are medium sized fish. Entered in this TOP due to gill labyrinth – fish do not need aeration, they breathe atmospheric air.
Really peaceful fish, but sometimes aggression. Some individuals taken separately are even very aggressive, as they say, as lucky.
You can read more about GURAMs here.
10 place Barbus
Barbusses are schooling, small fish that can stand up for themselves! If you decide to start a barbus, I recommend to allocate for this a separate aquarium, “barbusyatnik.” “Pirate” temper, the ability to stand up for themselves – deserve 10th place.
You can read more about BARBUSH here.
Of course, the above TOP is conditional – always remember the words
Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint-Exupery
“We are responsible for those who have tamed”
We also recommend you to look at the colorful brochure “Popular types of aquarium fish”. This brochure contains all popular types of fish, with a description of their conditions of maintenance, compatibility, feeding + photos.
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An interesting video about unpretentious and small aquarium fish