Easiest Fish To Take Care Of
If you’re looking for a pet that’s low-maintenance and easy to care for, fish are a great choice. You don’t even have to worry about cleaning their cages or litter boxes, because they live in an aquarium! In this article, we’ll explore some of the most common types of fish that make great pets.
Siamese Fighting Fish (Betta splendens)
Siamese Fighting Fish are one of the easiest fish to take care of because they can live in a small tank, feed on a variety of foods, and don’t need much attention. They’re also beautiful!
Bettas are one of my favorite fish to keep as pets because they’re so easy to care for. They can live alone or with other bettas, but they should never be kept with any other type of fish because they will fight each other and might die from injuries. These little guys eat almost anything: flake food, freeze-dried bloodworms and tubifex worms (you can buy these at your local pet store), mosquito larvae (also called blackworms), brine shrimp or Daphnia in addition to their regular diet which is pellets made specifically for them by companies like Tetra or Wardley Selective Betta Pellets . Bettas love eating frozen foods so if you want something special for your betta try adding some ice cubes into its bowl! A great tip I’ve heard about keeping your tank clean is using an aquarium gravel cleaner brush instead of scrubbing it out manually–this way no chemicals get into the water!
Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)
- Easy to care for.
- Can be kept in groups.
- Can be kept in a community tank (with other peaceful fish).
- Can be kept in a small tank.
- Can be kept in a large tank (most neons will comfortably grow to 3 inches).
Disadvantages: None! This is an excellent choice for the beginner, or even advanced hobbyist who wants to keep something fun, colorful, and easy on the wallet.
Goldfish (Carassius auratus)
Goldfish (Carassius auratus) are the perfect fish for beginners. They’re relatively inexpensive, hardy, and can be kept in community tanks. They’re also easy to care for and require less work than most other freshwater fish.
Goldfish are omnivorous and eat a wide variety of food sources including flakes, pellets, and frozen krill or bloodworms as well as insects. You should feed your goldfish twice per day with lots of food so they don’t get hungry later on. If you notice that one side of your tank has more waste than another side it means you may not be feeding them enough food or maybe the shape of your tank isn’t allowing for proper circulation so try adjusting this if possible!
Guppies (Poecilia reticulata)
There is no better beginner fish than the guppy. They are small, peaceful, and inexpensive. They can be kept in a bowl or even a tank that is less than 5 gallons. Guppies are also easy to breed and will readily eat flake food, so they don’t require much attention or maintenance. They are best suited for tanks that have floating plants because of their natural habitat.
If you want an easygoing fish with great color patterns, then the guppy is for you!
Zebra Danios (Danio rerio)
Zebra Danios (Danio rerio) are a very popular fish with beginners, as they’re relatively easy to care for. They’re also great for small tanks and community tanks. They’re known for their schooling behavior, which makes them good candidates for schools or breeding setups.
Zebra Danios are omnivorous and will eat both plant matter and meaty foods like flakes or pellets. They’re also well-known as algae eaters—so much so that some people even keep them in planted aquariums specifically because they want an easy way to control algae growth in their aquariums!
Zebra Danios can be kept in groups of at least six individuals, but more is better because they seem to enjoy being in schools with other zebra danios! If you decide you want more than one school of zebra danios, make sure each school has its own heater and filter—they don’t do well if split up into multiple schools!
Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus)
Congo Tetra (Phenacogrammus interruptus)
- This fish is easy to care for and can be kept in a community tank, but it can also live alone.
- The Congo tetra can be kept in a small tank or large one. It’s up to you!
- This fish cannot live with other types of tetras because they will fight over territory and food. However, if you want to keep two of them, then go for it!
Mollies (Poecilia sphenops or Poecilia latipunctata)
The molly is one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish, and for good reason. They are very easy to care for and can live in a tank with other fish or as the only pet in your home. Mollies come from Mexico and Central America, but have been bred by hobbyists all over the world.
Mollies are omnivores that enjoy eating both plant matter and meaty foods. In the wild mollies eat insects, algae, crustaceans and small fish; however they will also accept frozen brine shrimp or flakes as their staple diet. You should supplement this diet with vegetables like spinach or lettuce (leafy vegetables are better than root vegetables). Be sure to add a pinch of salt to your tank each week to help prevent infections caused by parasites that feed on wounded areas on your fish’s body (this is especially important if you plan on keeping more than one type of live food in your tank).
Platies (Xiphophorus maculatus)
Platies are a good fish to keep if you’re new to the hobby. They are easy to care for, can be kept in groups and can live in small tanks. They can even be bred by inexperienced people, making them great pets for those who want to get their feet wet before moving on to other types of aquariums.
If you are planning on keeping platies with other fish in your community tank, it is best not only because they do well with most other species but also because platies’ natural coloring provides a nice contrast against darker colored species (like guppies).
Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare)
Angelfish are a fairly new fish to the aquarium hobby, but they’re quickly becoming one of the most popular species. They’re easy to care for and can live for up to 15 years. That makes them a great option for beginners or experienced fish keepers looking for something new!
The angelfish is very tolerant of a wide range of water conditions, making it well-suited to help you overcome any challenges with your home aquarium setup. Their peaceful nature makes them an ideal candidate if you have more aggressive species in your tank; they’ll just hang out in another corner while your other fish get along swimmingly together! Angelfish are also hardy enough that they don’t need specific lighting or temperature requirements—they’ll do just fine under normal lighting and room temperature conditions as long as you maintain good filtration in your tank (keeps ammonia levels low so bacteria can break down waste quickly).
Swordtails (Xiphophorus hellerii)
Swordtails are a common fish that, as their name suggests, have swords (or blades) on their tails. These can be any length from half an inch to two inches long, and the color of them is dependent on the variety of swordtail that you get. They are livebearers—meaning they give birth to fully developed young who will survive outside of their mother’s body—and therefore need to be kept in a tank with an established filter and cycled (or matured).
Swordtails do best in community tanks with other peaceful community fish like bettas or tetras; however, they may also be kept alone if you supply them enough room for swimming around. Swordtails should be kept at temperatures between 72˚F-82˚F (22-28˚C) with water hardness ranging from 3-18 dH, pH 6.5-7.5 and alkalinity 4-8 dKH; keep these numbers in mind when setting up their home! If you want your swordtail(s) to breed or if you just want more than one fish in your tank then add plants because these livebearers love them!
fish are great pets and not hard to take care of
Fish can be great pets for people who want to own a pet but don’t want to spend a lot of time taking care of it. They are low maintenance and easy to take care of, which means that you can spend your time relaxing instead of worrying about how much food is left in the water bowl or whether the tank needs cleaning.
Fish are one of the best pets to have around because they don’t require as much attention as dogs or cats. They can be kept in a small tank or even a bowl and still be happy, and they won’t make any noise unless there is something wrong with them. They also don’t take up much space because they don’t need walks outside like other animals do!