What are the Easiest Fish to Take Care Of?

Have you thought about owning a pet fish, but withdrew the idea because you thought it would be expensive and time-consuming? Well, after reading this article you will be able to know what type of fish is much easier to take care of you.



If you are interested in keeping guppies, it is important to know the difference between a male guppy and a female guppy. Guppies do reproduce like crazy, so if you put both sexes together, you can expect many Guppy babies. To avoid this, you just have to keep all male or female, this will also cut on your budget but if spending is not a problem you can keep both sexes and mix them and maybe later you can sell some to your friends.

Why Choose Guppies?

Guppies are available in a wide range of colors.

It is a tough fish so won’t get sick easily

You can feed them ordinary fish flake, worms and live or frozen brine shrimp. The fact that the guppies can spend a week without food, shows how difficult they are. As you can literally go out on a weekend and come back the next weekend and they will still be alive and healthy.



They can survive in different water parameters and water temperature as well, or in other words, they are quite robust and resistant to changing conditions. It can be a bit aggressive, so you do not want to put a very small fish among Angelfish as they will probably eat or mistake it for lunch or dinner. They can grow up to 6 cm long and you need a fairly large tank.

Why Choose Angelfish?

When comes to maintenance, there is really not much to do. These fish are omnivorous and anything they can find, alive or dead, plants or meat, they will eat it.

Cherry Barb

cherry barb

Depending on nutritional needs, they eat almost any type of fish food, but they won start to eat right away in the first place. Give them a couple of weeks and they will eat comfortably. It can tolerate large changes in water parameters, they are gentle, and they only grow about 2 cm long.

For you to make cherry Barb feel comfortable and safe as possible, it is recommended that you keep some live plants so as they can have that space to hide whenever they feel threatened. It may take some time before they come out of their shell (hiding place). They are better maintained in schools, so about 6 is preferable.

Why Choose Cherry Barb?

They are very active once they get accustomed to their new surroundings

It eats almost any type of fish food

They are resilient to temperature changes

Since they are active they provide a source of entertainment as it is fun to watch

Sword tails

SwordtailA water filter and slight heating is more than enough. It can survive in a variety of temperatures and water conditions, and do well with fluctuations. When it comes to simply taking care of the fish, Swordtail require minimal care compared to others

Why Choose Swordtail?

They are easy to feed

They are very quiet fish and go well in a community pool

They are not going to attack other fish

They can live for longer period with little care for several years

Resilient to water temperature changes

Cory Catfish

Cory Catfish

With a lifespan of up to 20 years Cory catfish is a common fish, which will survive well when kept in groups of 3 or more.

Why Choose Cory Catfish?

They can feed on insects, larvae and any plant material that sinks to the bottom of their dwelling, this is when they are in the wild

You can feed it by reproducing it by offering a variety of vegetable flakes, insect larvae and worms like bloodworms.

As aggressive eaters, these freshwater fish are responsible for keeping the tank clean

Thanks to their love of plant material and algae that can build up at the very bottom of the fish tanks in, this type of fish will feed on that as food hence you will be spending less in terms of buying fish food.

Bloodfin Tetras

Bloodfin Tetras

They are very quiet fish, so you should not have worries about the fight that erupted in your tank, especially if it is a community tank. The beauty of this fish is that they do well at water temperatures ranging from 64 to 82 degrees.

Why Choose Bloodfin Tetras?

Resilient to very low temperatures, you will not need to worry if the water at the fish tank is colder than usual. This means that you do not need to heat up the water in the tank during cold seasons.

They are so potent that they can handle changes in temperature and pH as well. In fact, Tetra Sangraleta can live up to 10 years without major maintenance.

Pearl Gourami

Pearl Gouramis does not like living with aggressive fish, so keep this in mind when filling your aquarium. They also love a place to hide, so a small floating fern blanket can give them a good place to hide and feel comfortable. They are easy to maintain and can be stored in tanks with at least 30 liters of water, but like many other types of Gourami, require space at the top of the tank so they can breathe air.

Why Choose Pearl Gourami?

Regarding feeding, the Gourami Pearl can eat a wide variety of different foods, both vegetable-based, meat-based. Example of what the can feed on include; Food flakes based on algae and live foods such as brine shrimp, blood worms and tubifex.


All the species of fish above are easy to take care of, what will determine the best for you will basically depend on your preference of the type of fish you love or for what purpose you want to own one. If you will like one for entertainment then you will need to choose one that is active and not shy to new surroundings.