Glass or acrylic?
As a rule, aquariums are made of silicate glass or organic (acrylic). However, many people don't know what the difference is between the two – except that an acrylic aquarium…

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Do aquarium fish sleep?
This question aquarists ask quite often, it is especially popular among beginners. Often this is due to the peculiarities of the daily routine of the owners of the aquarium. For…

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Believe
Some authors include the genus Barclay in the family pitcher. However in the domestic literature it is accepted to allocate Barclay in a separate monotypic family. Thailand, Burma. The leaves…

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Labyrinth fish. General characteristic

Who are labyrinth fish and why are they so called? This name was given to them for the so-called “labyrinth” of passages pierced by blood vessels, which is located on top of their Gill arches. This system of channels was obtained by fish as a result of evolution. The thing is that the homeland of the labyrinth is a wetland and rice fields of Southeast Asia. Initially, the fish were forced to live in dirty, muddy reservoirs, almost without oxygen, which provoked the appearance of such a unique organ. With its help, individuals of some species are able to live without water for up to 8 hours. However, the condition for this is constant access to atmospheric oxygen.

It is due to its unpretentiousness to oxygen labyrinth fish have gained great popularity among novice aquarists. After all, they do not need to buy large and expensive aquariums, install compressors for air supply. These fish can quite normally live in small volumes. Continue reading

How to decorate an aquarium with your own hands
Beautifully decorate the aquarium-not an easy job, but it is feasible even for a novice aquarist. And since most fish lovers put at home these artificial ponds just for decoration,…

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How to pick up fish in the aquarium
Tips on how to choose the right kind of fish for your aquarium. There are a huge number of species of fish, which makes the choice quite difficult for a…

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Anubias (Anubias)
It is not surprising that many species grow slowly in the aquarium. Leathery leaves, departing from the creeping rhizome, remain green for several years. Propagated by dividing the rhizome, which…

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Hard water in the aquarium
The hardness of water is the amount of minerals dissolved in it. If the amount of dissolved minerals is high-the water is hard, if low-then soft. Water hardness increases when…

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