Essential Tropical Fish Temperature Chart for Your Aquarium
Having a fish tank at any room or area in your home is a great and calming way to relieve your stress and improve mental health. So if you’re considering setting up one, we recommend that you get a variety of tropical fish. Although they can take up a tad more effort than caring for the regular cold water fish, they will surely light up your place with their vibrant colors.
Here are the 7 of the coolest tropical fish to make your fish tank an eye-catching one.
Guppies are one of the perfect additions to any tropical fish tank. They have tiny little bodies with long, flowing fins and come in a variety of vibrant colors. Fish tanks filled with several types of guppies pop. They do well in a community tank, so you need not worry about them attacking anyone.
They are super active and playful, so if you’re aiming for a calm, tranquil aquarium, then these babies are not what you’re looking for. But if you like your tank to be full of colorful action, consider stocking it with just guppies. Remember to keep them in water temperatures between 74 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you’re new to the world of fish tanks, consider getting one of the absolute best beginner fish–platies! They are they curious and active type that is like the puppy dogs of a community fish tank. Platies come in different colors and markings, such as the ‘Mickey Mouse’ platy that has marks resembling Mickey Mouse.
They are very tamed, peaceful fish but their inquisitive and active nature can get them in trouble with their other tank mates. Better keep them with other active fish that they can’t annoy. Like guppies and swordtails, they are live bearers so expect some platy juniors in the future! Their ideal tank temperature is between 68-82 degrees Fahrenheit.
Swordtails grow about two inches long and are peaceful yet relatively active. You can easily spot the difference between the male and female species through their elongated swords on their tails. The guys can be a bit pesky and bothersome, but the gals won’t get the brunt of his attention most of the time.
They are not aggressive, but the male swords are relentlessly showing ‘swordtail love’ to the female kind through harassing, and it can be reasonably stressful for her. You can work on a ration of at least two girls for every guy swordtail to solve the problem. The best temperature for them is from 72 to 79 degrees Fahrenheit.
Neon tetras belong to the most famous tropical fish because of their vibrant colors and tiny size. They are cheap and grow only an inch long, so they are perfect for a school of fish in a tank! Take note that if their school is too small, or the water is weak, they can get a bit nippy against each other.
They are easy to care and are well-suited for both beginning and advanced fish keepers alike. Make sure not to stock them with bigger fish, because they can make a luring snack. A primary rule to remember when keeping fish is that big fish eat the little ones! Maintain a temperature between 70 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit for your small neons.
Cory catfish, or simply cories, are tiny, ancient-looking armored catfish. They have a variety of species like albino and salt and pepper cories. They usually scavenge the very bottom of the tank for leftover food, debris, and plant matter. Try feeding them with sinking pellets to guarantee that they have enough to eat.
Majority of cories grow to about two to three inches, but through time, some can get a tad larger. They are schooling fish and should have at least six in their shoal. But hey, the more, the merrier, right? These fish prefer a temperature of 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit so make sure to keep it that way.
Mollies are pretty, adaptable fish that are strong to survive different water conditions. They come in a variety of patterns and colors, so you can mix and match according to your taste. They are peaceful and friendly, although more prone to getting sick. That’s why you need to keep up with your frequent water changes and maintain a temperature of 75 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Angelfish are an excellent addition to your tropical aquarium and can do well either on their own or with a group. They grow a tad large and love relaxing all around tank plants. Be cautious in placing other fish with them because they are classified as semi-aggressive and can try to eat any fish that fit into their mouths. And remember to maintain an average of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Having a tropical aquarium is not only fun to look at, but also super rewarding. It’s relaxing to watch your fish play with each other and swim around their tank. Check out the above-mentioned tropical fish and set up yours now!