The Most Colorful Pet Fish for Beginners

The Most Colorful Pet Fish for Beginners from North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

Owning a pet fish is among the most popular type of pet, especially if you love marine science. Many pet fish owners understand how important it is to maintain a beautiful aquarium, but one needs to know which pet fish will thrive in such an environment. Several species of fish can be used to beautify your fish tank.

There are a variety of colorful fish that you can put into your aquarium, not only to accentuate the look of your home but also to make your aquarium more attractive to the eye. For those who are beginners, you need to have knowledge of the top and best species available. Read on to find out more about the most colorful pet fish, that are easy to care for while adding some beauty, color, and a relaxing feel to your home.

Neon Tetra

The Neon Tetras are small sized fish of around 2.2cm in length and a great choice for small community aquariums due to their peaceful temperament.  They come in bright colors with an iridescent blue horizontal stripes across their body which makes them visible even in dark waters. They love to be in groups, thrive in soft, acidic water with tropical temperatures and will accept most foods. Their omnivorous nature allows them to feed on foods such as brine shrimp, worms, and insects as well as plants. Due to their feeding patterns, they are easy to care for and this makes them an ideal choice for most beginner aquarists.

German Blue Ram

This brightly colored fish has a multi-colored body along with blue dots over its fins and colorful patches on its belly and close to its eyes. It also has several dark vertical stripes on its body and on its head and comes in various colors like yellow, purple, blue, red, orange among many others.


The Rainbowfish also called the Boeseman’s Rainbowfish has a calm demeanor. The fish is quite colorful, making it great aesthetically, especially for an aquarium.  It has markings on its body with slight dark lines with part of its body having a vibrant red-orange coloration another half having a blue-gray or a shade of purple.


Killifish are among the top most beautiful and vibrantly colored fish that comes with a wide variety of bright colors, the females having a less dazzling color compared to the males and are easy to breed. The male Killifish have blue and yellow colors with orange stripes outlined all the way to their fins.

This breed can survive in almost every fish tank condition and have a peaceful demeanor. Although most Killifish are carnivores and enjoy a diet of insect larvae, worms and crustaceans, they do well in community tanks and can be placed with other small, non-aggressive fish, though it’s wise to place a single male to each tank since they can be quite aggressive towards each other.

Flowerhorn Cichlid

The Flowerhorn fish of the Cichlid species is a multicolored fish with a protruding bulbous head. It also has petal-shaped markings on its body.

In addition to beautifying your aquarium and home, keeping pet fish also has many health benefits which include reducing stress and lowering your blood pressure and heart rate. Find out more about their care to ensure that they live in a habitable environment.

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