10 Dom­i­nant RED-COL­ORED FISHES

Animal Scene - - FINS, FEATHERS, AND FUR -

1 Gold­fish

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Ran­cho, oranda, ryukin

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Black, sakura, cal­ico, apache

• Hous­ing: Ideal for aquar­i­ums and small ponds

• Tank­mates: Non­ag­gres­sive fish

• Fil­tra­tion: Needs heavy fil­tra­tion; over­head, can­is­ter, sump

• Tem­per­a­ment: Non­ag­gres­sive

• Breed­ing: Egg layer

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: Sink­ing pel­lets, duck­weed, frozen blood worm, flakes

• Ease of care: Begin­ner

• Ro­bust eater

2 Sword­tails

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Red, tuxedo red, al­bino red

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Black, ko­haku, and tri­color

• Hous­ing: Ideal for aquar­i­ums and small ponds

• Tank­mates: Non­ag­gres­sive fish

• Fil­tra­tion: Over­head, can­is­ter, sponge, and box fil­ter

• Tem­per­a­ment: Mildly ag­gres­sive

• Breed­ing: Live bearer

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: Com­mer­cial float­ing and sink­ing pel­lets

• Ease of care: Begin­ner

• Other pop­u­lar va­ri­eties are reg­u­lar, dou­ble sword, and high fin

• Prone to fun­gus es­pe­cially with the al­bino type

3 Gup­pies

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Red, tuxedo red, red wag­tail

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Blue moon, mickey mouse, sunset

• Hous­ing: Ideal for aquar­i­ums and small ponds

• Tank­mates: Non­ag­gres­sive fish • Fil­tra­tion: Over­head, can­is­ter, sponge, and box fil­ter

• Tem­per­a­ment: Non­ag­gres­sive

• Breed­ing: Live bearer

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: Com­mer­cial float­ing and sink­ing pel­lets

• Ease of care: Begin­ner

• A great com­mu­nity fish

4 Arowana

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Su­per red, chili red

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Red tail gold (RTG), cross back gold, high back gold

• Hous­ing: 50 gal­lons above with lots of cave hid­ings

• Tank­mates: Same species

• Fil­tra­tion: Heavy fil­tra­tion such as trickle, over­head, can­is­ter

• Tem­per­a­ment: Ag­gres­sive

• Breed­ing: Egg layer

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: Com­mer­cial float­ing and sink­ing pel­lets

• Ease of care: Ad­vanced, due to size, and feed­ing re­quire­ments

• Arowanas are one of the most ex­pen­sive aquar­ium fish. They are known to jump out of their tanks, and thus proper tank cover is a must.

5 Platies

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Red, tuxedo red, red wag­tail

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Blue moon, mickey mouse, sunset

• Hous­ing: Ideal for aquar­i­ums and small ponds

• Tank­mates: Non­ag­gres­sive fish

• Fil­tra­tion: Over­head, can­is­ter, sponge, and box fil­ter

• Tem­per­a­ment: Non­ag­gres­sive

• Breed­ing: Live bearer

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: Com­mer­cial float­ing and sink­ing pel­lets

• Ease of care: Begin­ner

• A great com­mu­nity fish

6 African Cich­lids

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Ze­bra or tan­ger­ine African cich­lids, red pea­cock

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Blue pin­dani, au­ra­tus, ja­cob

• Hous­ing: 50 gal­lons above with lots of cave hid­ings

• Tank­mates: Same species

• Fil­tra­tion: Heavy fil­tra­tion such as trickle, over­head, can­is­ter • Tem­per­a­ment: Ag­gres­sive

• Breed­ing: Egg lay­ers

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: Com­mer­cial float­ing and sink­ing pel­lets

• Ease of care: In­ter­me­di­ate due to ag­gres­sive­ness

• Jewel cich­lids, al­though not of the same species, are al­most as pop­u­lar as African red cich­lids

7 Dis­cus

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Red plakat, crown tail, half moon, Si­amese

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Blue, green, AOC (all other col­ors)

• Hous­ing: 5 gal­lons

• Tank­mates: Sin­gle species

• Fil­tra­tion: Reg­u­lar wa­ter change

• Tem­per­a­ment: Ag­gres­sive to own species

• Breed­ing: Egg lay­ers

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: Com­mer­cial float­ing and sink­ing pel­lets

• Ease of care: Begin­ner

8 Koi

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Ko­haku, Sanke, Benigoi, Showa

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Sor­agoi, Chagoi, Shiro Ut­suri

• Hous­ing: Ex­tra large ponds

• Tank­mates: Bala shark, tin foil, an­gelfish

• Fil­tra­tion: Vor­tex, Bakki shower, large sump

• Tem­per­a­ment: Non­ag­gres­sive

• Breed­ing: Egg lay­ers

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: Float­ing koi feeds, veg­eta­bles, oc­ca­sional flake food

• Ease of care: In­ter­me­di­ate due to its size

• They are best viewed from the top

9 Betta

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Red Melon, red tor­toise, red pi­geon blood

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Blue tor­toise

• Hous­ing: High tanks, 75 gal­lons above

• Tank­mates: Slow non­ag­gres­sive fish

• Fil­tra­tion: Can­is­ter, sponge

• Tem­per­a­ment: Semi-ag­gres­sive

• Breed­ing: Egg lay­ers

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: High pro­tein com­mer­cial feeds, blood worms, beef heart

• Ease of care: Dif­fi­cult

• They are con­sid­ered the king of trop­i­cal fish

10 Gourami

• Pop­u­lar DRC va­ri­eties: Honey red, flame dwarf

• Pop­u­lar non-drc va­ri­eties: Neon, pearl, blue

• Hous­ing: 20 gal­lons and up

• Tank­mates: Non­ag­gres­sive fishes

• Fil­tra­tion: Over­head, can­is­ter, sponge, un­der gravel

• Tem­per­a­ment: Semi­ag­gres­sive to­ward own species

• Breed­ing: Egg lay­ers

• Feed­ing re­quire­ments: Com­mer­cial sink­ing pel­lets, blood worms

• Ease of care: Begin­ner

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Philippines

© PressReader. All rights reserved.