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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And fish is not for everyone. Firstly, they have a fairly high cost, secondly, they need an aquarium about 3-4 meters long, and thirdly - these fish are predators. They…

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Cockerel, or fighting fish
Thailand. The body length is up to 6 cm. the Body and fins can be painted in red, blue, green, cream, purple, brown, black or gold. The opal forms have…

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You can find small cichlids about 5 cm, and there are half a meter. The natural habitat of cichlids is quite wide, they live around the world, but the most popular cichlids of Africa, South and Central America. Most captive cichlids come from the Great African lakes: Malawi, Tanganyika, and the Amazon.

Social behavior

Due to the large number of cichlid species, it is very difficult to distinguish any typical behavior for them. But, nevertheless, it is safe to say that many cichlids are characterized by aggressive behavior. Also, cichlids are very caring parents. Continue reading


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. are forced to grow vertically and even roll over on his back. Slowly swimming from place to place, anostomus collect fouling from the vertical and lower surfaces of stones, driftwood and plants.

Anostomus vulgaris (anostomus anostomus (Linne, 1758)

Amazon, Orinoco, Guyana. Length until 18 see Coloring very attractive: along yellow bodies passes chocolate-black broad swathe of from cavity until founding caudal fin. Narrower stripes on the back and on the abdomen. The dorsal fin and base of the caudal fin are bright red. Continue reading


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


Contributing to the solution of complex and versatile tasks, the aquarium must meet certain requirements, be convenient for its inhabitants, observation and systematic maintenance, have the most acceptable design solution and fit well into the interior of the room.

Produced by industry in large quantities aquariums with a capacity of 20-40 liters are suitable for keeping only a few fish and are mainly intended for beginners, small corners of wildlife, or are used as auxiliary containers for breeding fish. For decorative purposes, as well as for the maintenance of collections of rare species of fish and their breeding, more spacious aquariums are used. According to capacity, they are divided into three main groups: small — from 20 to 50 liters, medium — up to 200 liters and large — over this volume. Continue reading


Body remnevidnye, a length of about 8 cm At the mouth 3-4 pairs of whiskers. The fins are rounded, the caudal fin is not cut. Two species are unicolored, the others have transverse dark stripes; very similar to each other. Females can be distinguished by the full abdomen, in which the greenish caviar is translucent.

Contain acanthophthalmus can only be in a densely planted aquarium with soft, slightly acidic water. Temperature 24-28 °C. Acanthophthalmus most of the day hiding in the bushes or under a stone, but in the evening and at night they are looking for at the bottom of the pipefish, small bloodworms and other food. Reproduce until only after hormonal injections. Before spawning, males and females are divided into two weeks and fed with live feed. Water is softened and replaced with fresh, with the addition of a decoction of peat or the drug ToruMin. The water temperature is raised. Continue reading

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…


Live-bearing aquarium fish
Most viviparous fishes belong to the family Poeciliidae Cyprinodontiformes squad. They produce their offspring not in the form of eggs, but in the form of already formed fry, which have…


Amazon basin and Parana. Length - up to 30 cm. the body is oval, strongly compressed from the sides. Thick soft skin seems velvety. On the brownish background scattered black…


How often and correctly to wash the aquarium
The main responsibility for the health of fish in the aquarium is water. It is their habitat, and its quality can significantly affect the life of any living creatures in…