Choosing fish for a cold water aquarium
The aquarium is, for many, an ideal way to start in the world of pets. A controlled and simple way, with the necessary guidelines, to be able to enjoy a small aquatic ecosystem that can be, for example, a perfect starting point for the smallest of the house to begin to know the responsibility and commitment that having a animal.
Precisely if the recipient of this first aquarium is a child, it is important to correctly choose the most suitable type of aquarium (we recommend you take a look at this other post on how to choose an aquarium). One that not only serves to start you in the aquarium but also has a simple and accessible maintenance for those who are beginning to become familiar with the world of fish.
Thinking about them, today we want to help you know how to choose cold water fish for an aquarium. A choice that is due to certain reasons that are also important to know.
WHY CHOOSE COLD WATER FISHES
Unlike warm water fish, cold water fish are much more resistant and need less demanding care. This is mainly due to the fact that they can live with water at room temperature and do not suffer when there are fluctuations (between 16 and 24 degrees) in temperature.
In addition, and also related to this, cold-water fish suffer the least when adapting to a new aquarium (which may well be our home). To be able to do it correctly, the ideal is to have a pH7 in the water and a temperature of 18 degrees (although the ideal is, always, to ask when buying them their specific adaptation needs). An initial warmth that may fluctuate slightly throughout the days and that, despite not having so much need for heat, we can also control with a thermometer (but without the need for a heater).
Finally, and despite the rustic character of this type of fish, it is important to take two aspects into account. On the one hand, when choosing cold-water fish it is important to select species that are not belligerent with each other so that they can coexist in a peaceful way (and we save ourselves a lot of trouble). An important factor so that we have the advice of an expert before making the final choice of our fish.
Along the same lines, it will also be important to take into account which plants are ideal for our selection of fish. Unlike tropical fish, some cold-water fish have a tendency to eat the plants that are part of the aquarium and this gesture can be harmful to them. Good reason, again, to consult with an aquarium specialist at our centers which plants are the best for our fish.
COLD WATER FISH PERFECT FOR AN AQUARIUM
Unlike what is believed, cold water fish do not detract from hot water fish in terms of beauty and showiness. It is possible to enjoy the same intensity of colors and exoticism even if they are not tropical fish.
We are going to discover some of the most common and, not for that, less beautiful.