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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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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How long do aquarium fish live
Fashion to breed fish in aquariums appeared not so long ago, and the specifics of this activity still requires study and practice. All types of aquarium fish have ancestors who…

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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

Ancistrus
For antitrust typically the lack of bony plates on the snout and abdomen, brush hook on its Gill cover. Males on the snout have branched outgrowths of soft tissues, females…

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Ethical aspects of aquariums
Ethics is a set of principles of correct behavior, a theory or system of moral values. Applicable to Pets, this means that the owner of the animal must do everything…

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Apistogramma
Apistogramma (Apistogramma) Many species have long, protruding rays in the front of the dorsal fin. Peaceful, calm fish. Kept in the thickets of plants at the bottom. Fish tank for…

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Nannostomus
A genus of the family wernerite. They have a long torpedo-shaped body and a conical head. Floating head down. Upper mouth, so to pick up food from the bottom, and.…

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