Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources (
-   Beginner Freshwater Aquarium (
-   -   Fish and Preferred Substrates (

Greedy 02-21-2010 12:07 AM

Fish and Preferred Substrates
I recently lined the bottom of my tank with black sand and i was wondering if there are any fish that prefer a dark substrate, I know cherry barbs like dark bottoms and i can tell because the tops of their bodies are dark so they blend in. Any other species with this preference?

Mean Harri 02-21-2010 12:22 AM

I believe most tropical fish perfer, or benefit may be more correct, with dark substrate. Especially the more timid, peaceful fish such as Tetras. It's not a big blast of reflection as light substrate would be and makes them feel more comfortable.

Greedy 02-21-2010 12:44 AM

thanks for the info, i guess u cant go wrong with black.

iamntbatman 02-21-2010 05:57 AM

I agree. Fish feel more comfortable over darker substrates and the dark substrates tend to bring out the colors in your fish nicely.

Too bad black sand's so expensive!

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome