Top 10 Most beautiful Indian Fish

According to Tropical Fish Magazine, tropical fish have become the most desired, and purchased, pet. The reasons should be obvious.

  • Fish Are One of the Most Low-maintenance Pets you Can Find.
  • Keeping Fish As Pets Could Help Lower Stress Levels.
  • Keeping Fish is a Great Learning Opportunity for Children.
  • Aquarium Fish Don’t Take up Much Space.
  • There Are Lots of Ways to Decorate your Fish Tank.

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Aquarium fish can be a great addition to any home, and they make great pets too! If you’re looking for a fish that’s native to India, then you should check out the ones below. The fish are  easy to care for – and don’t require a lot of water or food, and are very peaceful.

First, what do you put your new fish in? Aquariums!

  • Aquariums come in different sizes and shapes, so it is important to do your research before you buy one. – It is important to have a good balance between size and quantity of fish in your aquarium. Too many fish can be dangerous, while not enough can also lead to boredom or emptiness for your animals.

  • When choosing an aquarium, think about the type of water you will be using it with. Aquariums come in different types including fresh water, marine ( saltwater ), and brackish ( salty water with some freshwater ). Make sure the tank you choose has the correct dimensions for the kind of water that will be used in it.

  • You will also need the right type of fish and the appropriate environment for them.

  • You will need to buy supplies like food, water, and filter media. – Be prepared to clean your aquarium regularly. Some aquariums come with built-in features, like LED light and heating lamps that you need to purchase separately. – It is important to research the different types of fish before you buy them. There are many exotic and dangerous fish out there in aquarium fish trade that you don’t want in your tank.

  • Last but not least, you will need to learn how to care for your aquarium properly. There are many factors to consider when buying an aquarium, including the type of water it will be used with, the size and number of fish that can be accommodated, as well as supplies needed. It is also important to research different types of fish before purchasing so you don’t bring any dangerous or exotic creatures into your home. Finally, make sure you have the proper knowledge and tools necessary for taking care of your aquarium properly – like keeping it clean – in order for it to last.

Danio jaintianensis, Dario dario (Red Badis)

Danio is a species of Danio endemic to India.

Danio jaintianensis is a beautiful small danionin from the Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya. When kept in sub-tropical conditions, they have a stunning red coloration but will not thrive unless water parameters are perfect.

Danio jaintianensis

Sahyadria denisonii (Red Line Torpedo Barb)

The Denison barb, Denison’s barb, Miss Kerala, red-line torpedo barb, or roseline shark (Sahyadria denisonii) is an endangered species of cyprinid fish endemic to the fast-flowing hill streams and rivers of the Western Ghats in India. It is commonly seen in the aquarium trade and pet collection has caused it to become endangered and remains its single major threat.

Sahyadria denisonii

Schistura sp. Crimson (Crimson Loach)

As with some of the other species of Schistura, this is a very territorial species that should be provided with numerous hiding places amongst bogwood, plants, rocky caves and cobbles. When keeping more than one specimen it is important to create visual barriers between each hiding place. Although quite a shy species, it can be nippy towards it’s own kind (or other Nemacheiline loaches) when defending its territory. Males are particularly intolerant of each other in smaller aquaria.

Schistura sp. Crimson (Crimson Loach)

Waikhomia sahyadriensis (Maharaja Barb)

The Khavli barb or Indian maharaja barb (Puntius sahyadriensis) is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Puntius. It is found in Maharashtra, India.

Reportedly, the scientific name of this species has been changed recently by a group of Indian ichthyologists. This species is now placed under the newly described genus Waikhomia, which is in the honor of ace Indian ichthyologist Vishwanath Waikhom, who has described over 100 species of fish from India. The newly accepted scientific name for the species is Waikhomia sahyadriensis.

Etroplus Canarensis (Striped Chromide)

Etroplus Canarensis consists of various cichlid fishes found in Asia. Derived terms · banded chromide · green chromide · orange chromide · striped chromide.

There are many different colors and patterns available for this fish, making it an extremely versatile option for any aquarium setup. These fishes are aggressive feeders that will readily take up all the food offered to them, so be prepared to buy plenty of jungle foliage or pellets if you want your ETC to thrive! However, they make great family pets due to their loving disposition and playful nature. They also get on well with other low-maintenance fishes such as guppies or platys.

If you’re looking for a highly active yet attractive addition to your home aquarium, then consider picking up a pair of ETCs!

Etroplus Canarensis

Channa aurantimaculata (Cobra Snakehead)

Channa aurantimaculata (Cobra Snakehead) is a species of snakehead fish that inhabits tropical and subtropical waters parts of Africa and Asia. It can be found in rivers, lakes, reservoirs, marine habitats, brackish water environments, and even terrestrial areas.

This predatory fish has a long body with an elongated head and sharp teeth that it uses to eat smaller aquatic creatures. It generally weighs between 2 kg and 10 kg but has been known to reach up to 30 kg!

What makes this species unique is its ability to breathe air at the surface as well as underwater. This allows it to survive in areas where other fish cannot thrive due to lack of oxygen or water pressure. Cobra Snakeheads are classified as a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), because their populations have declined significantly over the past few decades due to habitat loss and fishing activities.

So why is this snakehead so important?

Apart from being one of the largest freshwater fishes on Earth, Cobra Snakeheads play an important role in controlling population sizes of invasive aquatic organisms such as carp、 Asian Tigerfish、and common minnow。They are also able both commercially and recreationally for food; especially in Southeast Asia where they are considered a delicacy。

These fish have been kept as pets but as they get larger, people let them go into ponds, lakes, and rivers, making these fish invasive.

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Dawkinsia apsara (Mascara Barb)

Dawkinsia is a genus you might not recognize the name of, but you’d probably recognize some of the fish that belong to it.

Commonly known as “filament barbs,” they’re found in the rivers around India and Shri Lanka and, prior to the new discoveries, there were nine recognized species in the genus. The most popular species is Dawkinsia assimilis, also known as the mascara barb.

But there’s also D. arulius, or Arulius barb; and D. exclamatio, or Dawkinsia exclamatio.

Trichogaster lalius (Dwarf Gourami)

Do you want to add a little excitement and color to your aquarium? Then, you need to get dwarf gourami! These fish are beautiful and come in all colors, so there’s bound to be one that suits your personality. Dwarf gouramis are also interesting creatures because they can change their skin color depending on how they feel. So, if you see one that looks particularly colorful or refreshing, scoop it up quickly!

Trichogaster lalius

Pethia manipurensis (Manipurensis Barb)

What is Pethia manipurensis and why is it an important reef fish?

The Manipurensis Barb (Pethia manipurensis) is a small, colorful reef fish found in India where it is only known from Loktak Lake. This species has several unique adaptations that make it well-suited to living in coral reefs.

First, Pethia manipurensis has a uniform color distribution across its body which helps camouflage it against coral Reef sand grains. Additionally, this species can change its color quickly to match the surroundings so as not to stand out or trigger defensive responses from other fishes.

Finally, Pethia manipurensis has sharp spines along its back that allow it to dig into hard surfaces like coral rocks for food. These features have helped this species become one of the most common reef fishes in their range. The Manipurensis Barb is an important reef fish because it helps to keep coral Reefs healthy by consuming large quantities of algae and small prey. Additionally, this species is a major source of food for other reef fishes.

Pethia manipurensis (Manipurensis Barb)

Badis badis (Blue Badis)

A blue Badis is a type of coral found in the Indian Ocean and Pacific. It gets its name from the sky-blue color of its polyps, which can reach up to 10 inches (25 cm) in diameter. These corals are rarer than most other types of coral, and they are usually only found near reefs or on steep slopes where water movement is strong. They feed on dinoflagellates and photosynthesize using light energy to produce their own food. The blue Badis coral is a popular reef specimen because it can grow to impressive sizes and has a beautiful sky-blue color.

Native to several rivers in India including Tumapao River found close to Duma, Yamuna River in the Himachal Pradesh State, Dibru River Basin and Mahanadi River in Orissa State among others. Other countries where the fish can be found include Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan.

The fish inhabits rivers with slow-moving waters that are not only shallow but wide as well. They enjoy swimming in waters with marginal vegetation yet turbid with sufficient mud that promotes the growth of certain aquatic plants. For this reason, the fish is unique to India where most rivers are used for the irrigation of rice and as a result are brownish in color.

Badis badis (Blue Badis)

Care and Feeding

  • Creating a fish tank

There are many different ways to create a fish tank. You can buy an aquarium, build your own, or get a kit. If you’re buying an aquarium, make sure to choose the right size and type for your needs. Some factors to consider when choosing an aquarium include:

      • Number of fish occupants: If you will be keeping only one or two fish, a small tank is adequate; if you have dozens of fish/cichlids or other aquatic creatures, consider investing in a large tank.
      • Fish Selection & Tank Size: Kits come with preselected species and size, whereas making your own requires some thought and selection of fish that are compatible with each other.
      • Lighting: Some tanks come equipped with lighting (often referred to as an “eco system”) while others do not. If you have a planted tank or plan on adding plants, you will need light to encourage plant growth; for aquarists keeping fish only, supplemental light is unnecessary.
      • Aquarium Covers: Unless your aquarium is located outdoors in direct sunlight all day long, cover it at night so no one falls in during the daytime!
  • Feeding tropical fish

Feeding tropical fish is a fairly simple process, typically requiring just three things: food, water and a bowl. Food for tropical fish should be high in quality protein and low in sugar. In the wild, many species of tropical fish eat insects or small invertebrates. When feeding tropical fish indoors, try to replicate their natural diet by mixing frozen or fresh foods with chunks of meat or pieces of fruit.

  • Cleaning your tropical fishtank

Cleaning a tropical fish tank is not difficult, but it is necessary to do it on a regular basis in order to keep the aquarium clean and healthy. To clean your tropical fish tank, empty out the water and remove any floating food particles with an aquarium vacuum cleaner or by using a net. Then, use gentle soap solution or freshwater to scrub all surfaces of the tank including the bottom. Finally, rinse everything off thoroughly with fresh water before refilling the aquarium and adding new aquatic creatures!

      • Do the gravel cleaning or bottom waste cleaning first.
      • Take out the filter or filter pads and wash them gently in good water. Then put back the filter and heater.
      • Put 30 % water change and 50% if the water is too cloudy or dirty
      •  Turn back ON all the filters and heater or any other equipments.
      • Treat the water with aquarium water conditioner, aquarium salt or aerobic bacteria solution.
      • Monitor the pH, TDS of water and health of the fish in the aquarium
  • Temperature regulation for tropical fish

Tropical fish are adaptable and can handle a wide range of water temperatures, but it is important to keep their environment as close to the temperature of their natural habitat as possible. To do this, your tropical fish tank should be filled to within 1-2 inches of the top with hot (not boiling) water. Then, set the aquarium thermostat to 78°F (26°C). 5. Fertilizing tropical fish Tropical fish need a good diet to thrive and should be fed a variety of high-quality foods that contain both food and water soluble nutrients. To give your tropical fish the best possible nutrition, feed them 2 or 3 times per day using small chunks of meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, or plankton products.

  • Health matters for tropical fish

Like all animals, tropical fish can get sick. The most common illnesses are associated with malnutrition or stress related to changes in water quality, temperature, or environment. To help prevent your tropical fish from getting sick, make sure their tank is clean and their food is fresh and high-quality. If you notice any signs of illness (nausea, vomiting, lethargy), take your coral reef fish to a veterinarian immediately! 6. Clean up any spills and remove dead coral reef fish promptly A tank full of healthy coral reef fish is a beautiful thing, but it’s also fragile. Keep your aquarium clean by removing any spilled food or water, cleaning out the filters regularly, and removing dead coral reef fish promptly to prevent them from decaying and fouling the water.

  • Handling and transporting tropical fish Safely

Tropical fish are delicate creatures and should never be handled roughly. Whenever possible, transport them in a tank or aquarium that is fully filled with water to reduce the chances of injury. 7. Give your tropical fish a happy home and lots of love Tropical fish are perfect addition to any aquarist’s collection, but be sure to provide them with plenty of room and love in their new home!

In Conclusion

For newbies, it can be a bit overwhelming to think of where and how they should keep their new tropical fish. These few tips will make the whole process super-easy. Instead of stressing out about getting a suitable tank and other equipment, just follow one of these steps:

First and foremost, only purchase newly caught or grown fish from reliable brands that have proven records on ethical business practices. Second, ask for advice if you need assistance setting up the right environment for your pet. Finally, ensure proper feeding habits are followed by the animal to ensure its health is maintained properly!

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