The 2 easiest Kinds of Fish to keep
The Mollies belong to the Poecilia family and are easy to keep in a tank environment; they are
akin to the swordtail fish, which belongs to the Xiphophorus helleri group. It has a larger fin than
the swordtail and mollies can be of many different shapes and size, reaching up to 4 3-
quarter inches sometimes with only the males being an inch or so smaller; the males and
females differ in size, coloring and gonopodium but both sexes adapt to different living
surroundings rather well.
From living in an estuary habitat to varying temperatures in a natural environment, Mollies can
adapt to heat conditions ranging from 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, preferably in hard water
conditions (pH level of 7 or 8), which means bright lighting and a certain brackishness should be
present in the water besides a variety of suitable plants.
The dietary habits of Mollies include feeding on veggies, like spinach and algae and they are
more comfortable in areas that have a constant water flow. Being livebearers, Mollies typically
spawn plentifully due to a lively disposition and ability to adapt easily in a communal tank set-up.
As for the Guppy fish, these belong to the Poecilia reticulata family and are off-shoots of the
Poeciliidae family; found mainly in Guyana, Venezuela and Brazilian waters, they can be traced
around the waters surrounding Trinidad and Barbados as well since the kind of environment
enjoyed here benefits them: this means a temperature range of 68 degrees to 75 degrees
Fahrenheit with pH levels as preferred by Mollies.
The Guppies can live in hard water well enough so long as tehre is plenty of lighting, added
plant vegetation and assorted foodstuff made available to them in the tank environment. Being
loose-school natured fish, the Guppies need to be on the go constantly with good tank breeding
potential even as they eat their young, they still manage to reproduce easily enough in
Learning about the easiest kind of fish to keep in a home aquarium is the first step towards
ensuring you are an informed hobbyist; the next step is to learn about the different kinds of
aquariums available and which type is best to duplicate a natural ecosystem aided by advanced
technology to provide healthy air and water conditions for the inmates of the tank.
Innovative design technology has taken over the huge market for aquariums today, which now
come fitted with electrical circuitry of the best kind, plugs, filtration and oxygenation systems,
besides temperature control devices to raise or lower the heat in the water! The enviable choice
in lighting for tanks enables an owner today to invest in automatic or mechanical switches
besides automated feeders to ensure fish are fed in time besides a host of other accessories
that make community living a comfortable option for fish owners looking for variety in aquatic
Of course, it pays to learn about the kind of fish that can harmoniously co-exist with other
varieties, including marine or non-marine species and tropical and coldwater fish.