Aquarium freshwater fish are ideal as pets, research subjects, and decoration. Many can adapt to a simple environment that requires only daily feeding and occasional cleaning.
There are many species of aquarium freshwater fish, including Catfish, Barb, Cyprinids, and others. Each comes with its own nuances of care, but in general most freshwater fish require similar conditions to thrive in their aquarium environment.
The first is a well-conditioned supply of water. Tap water is often a problematic resource for refilling your fish tank. Responsible aquarium fish owners dechlorinate tap water with an aquarium supplement that you can buy at most pet stores.
The pH levels and temperature are also significant factors in managing a healthy aquarium environment for your freshwater fish. A consistent pH level between 6.8 and 7.5 and a constant temperature of 72 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit is recommended for most species.