Tropical fish are those fishes that are found in the tropical environment across the globe. It includes saltwater species as well as fresh water species. These fishes because of their attractive bright colored skin are popular as aquarium fish. Iridescence is the factor which gives the color to the freshwater species, whereas if salt water fish are taken into account, these kinds of fish are mostly pigmented. Fish keepers refer to those types of fish that require fresh water as the tropical fish while marine fish is called as the saltwater tropical fish. The most common type is that are included for home aquariums are of following types, i.e. Single Species individuals that are born in captivity, hybrids (different kinds) and wild caught specimens.
Many fish keepers are fond of those types of tropical fishes which live or reside near coral reefs. They have something fascinating and attractive about them. Coral reefs are forming one of the most complex and complicated circle of life with huge biodiversity. Among these different and countless inhabitants, fish always distinct itself. Many of the fishes are well camouflaged inside the reef, but a small portion of the reef can also represent hundreds of species. They have indeed established many ingenious specializations because of the adaptation to the survival of the reefs
Coral reefs are occupying even less that a percent of total surface area of the oceans in the world, albeit they are providing a home for almost 25% of all marine species of fish. When comparing the reef habitats to the open water habitats, the make up the rest of the 99% of the world’s oceans.
Due to ever increasing pollution, over fishing, deposition of waste into the sea, degradation and loss of coral reef habitat and use of many toxic and destructive materials, There is a threat of extinction to many breeds of fishes and also for the survival of the coral reefs and also the fishes that are being associated with it.
Whenever adding up an aquarium in your home, it’s necessary to judge the size of the aquariums as well as fishes. Like humans, fresh water specie can either be very arrogant or peaceful. Water parameters are also to be discussed. It’s important to know the history and growth stages of the fishes that you are buying, some grow too fast that aquarium might become small. The procedure of feeding and also breeding varies from fish to fish.
The most popular types of the family group of fishes include the following. Bronze Corydoras, Emerald Catfish, Albino Cory Cot, Panda Cpry, Falsa Julii Corydoras, Dianema sheat fish, Bristle nose Pleco,Sheatfish, The CHARACINS, Tetras, Bleeding Heart Tetra, Black Neon Tetra, Blood red tetra, Cardinal Tetra, Dash Dot Tetra, Glow light tetras, Neon Tetras, Rosy Tetra, Red Phantom Tera, Silver Tip Tetra and Silver tip Tetra as well.