Why do aquarium fish die/die
When fish die out in the aquarium, many owners do not understand the reasons, run to the pet store to buy funds from such a scourge. But very often this…

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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…

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Why does the water in the aquarium turn green
One of the most common problems associated with the care of the aquarium — changing the color of the water. Although greening does not bring tangible harm to plants and…

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Aplocheilidae

Previously, more than 200 species of this family belonged to the family rivulaceae. Except notobranchius, most aplocheilovyh have a narrow pike-like body length from 2 to 20 cm Dorsal fin shifted back, small. The anal fin is long and the ventral fins are small. The most brightly colored species of the order belong to the family. However, this color is an advantage only for males. Females are painted pale, expressionless.

Habitats are grassy alkanovich small shallow stagnant or slowly flowing waters of tropical forests and savannas. Epiplatys and fundulopanchax often live in areas of flooding, Nothobranchius — in temporary pools which dry up for several months each year. Continue reading

Astatotilapia

Polygamous species. Females incubate eggs in the mouth for 15 to 20 days.

Astatotilapia Brown

Victoria, sandy biotopes. Length – up to 13 cm. the body is greyish-green, with 8-10 dark transverse bands. Head silvery, shiny. Dorsal fin blue, in the soft part with red dots, strokes and edging. The anal fin is red in front, blue behind, with 3-4 yellow in a black ringlet (spots). The caudal fin is red at the edges. Females are paler, the ventral fins are yellowish, while the males are black. Continue reading

What water to pour into the aquarium
If you are a beginner aquarist, then you have to perform a lot of preparatory work for the launch of the aquarium. Even if you can not wait to start…

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How many fish can be placed in the aquarium
So, you have chosen the aquarium of your dreams, decorated with beautiful plants and all sorts of original decor elements? It remains a small matter — to take care of…

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Tips on the number of fish in the aquarium
A huge number of diseases in fish appear due to low water quality, so the main thing for you is to maintain the water in the aquarium in good condition.…

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How to wash an aquarium
Many, before you buy an aquarium, do not even think about how it should be properly cared for, cleaned and maintained. Some believe that occasionally changing the water and cleaning…

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