These are the 5 most popular fish in the aquarium - Triops Galaxy

These are the 5 most popular fish for the aquarium

If you are thinking about stocking your aquarium, there are countless options available to you. You can buy one of our Triops breeding kits and breed Triops. But maybe you want an aquarium with fish first. Incidentally, you can also keep certain fish species together with Triops in an aquarium. But which fish are the most popular and best suited to bringing your underwater paradise to life? In this blog post, I have compiled the top five for you, based on their beauty, adaptability and ease of care.

1. Guppy (Poecilia reticulata)

Guppies are probably the best-known and most popular aquarium fish of all. They are colourful, lively and extremely easy to care for. These small fish are perfect for beginners as they thrive in most water conditions and breed easily. With their lively swimming movements and sociable behaviour, they bring life to any aquarium.

2. Neon Tetra (Paracheirodon innesi)

Neon tetras are known for their vivid blue and red stripes, which make them a real feast for the eyes. They are peaceful schooling fish and feel most at home in groups. These small fish are relatively undemanding and thrive in soft, slightly acidic water. Their peaceful behaviour and bright colours make them a great addition to any community aquarium.

3. Southern platyfish (Xiphophorus maculatus)

Platies are lively and colourful fish that are available in a variety of colours and patterns. They are robust, adaptable and breed easily, which makes them ideal for beginners. Platies are sociable animals and feel most comfortable in the company of other peaceful fish. With their active swimming movements and interesting behaviour, they bring life to your aquarium.

4. Green swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri)

Swordtails are large, lively fish with distinctive tail fins that resemble a sword. They are robust and relatively easy to care for, which makes them a good choice for aquarists with some experience. Swordtails come in a variety of colours and patterns, so there is something for every taste. They are sociable animals and feel most comfortable in groups or pairs.

5. Corydoras armoured catfish (Corydoras spp.)

Corydoras armoured catfish are fascinating bottom-dwelling fish that are known for their peaceful nature and their ability to clean the bottom of the aquarium. They are available in different species, including the popular bronze, albino and panda Corydoras. These fish are very sociable and should be kept in groups. With their interesting behaviour and ability to rummage through the substrate, they bring variety to your aquarium.

Fish and Triops

Keeping Triops together with other fish can be an interesting challenge, as Triops are predatory aquatic organisms that like to eat smaller animals. Triops are known for their preference for live prey and can therefore potentially attack other peaceful inhabitants in an aquarium. It is therefore important to carefully choose which fish species are compatible with Triops to avoid conflict and unnecessary stress.

One option is to select only robust fish species that are large enough not to be considered potential prey for the Triops. Some suitable options are:

  • Guppies
  • platies
  • swordtails
  • mollies.

However, it is important to note that even these fish species are not 100 per cent protected from attack by Triops, especially if the Triops are hungry or if they are not fed adequately. Feeding Triops well with commercially available Triops food or suitable alternatives can help to reduce their need for live prey and minimise the risk of attacks on other fish.

The most popular fish for the aquarium – Conclusion

Before deciding on fish, it is important to consider the needs of each species and ensure that they will go well with the other inhabitants of your aquarium. However, with the popular fish mentioned above, you can be sure that your aquarium will be lively and colourful. Have fun setting up your little underwater world.

Sladjan Lazic

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