Cichlids
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…

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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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How to prepare an aquarium to run fish
Stages of work on the arrangement of a new aquarium In order for the aquarium to function smoothly in the future, it is important not only to choose the right…

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Astyanax

Texas-Panama. Length – up to 9 cm. the Body is high, compressed from the sides. The color is silver, with a brass sheen. The top is olive, in the back half of the body there is a dark stripe. The fins are reddish.

In the caves of San Luis Potosi (Mexico), this species forms a blind race. In blind fish, the eyes are covered with growths. The skin is devoid of pigmentation, pink, colorless fins. Females are fuller. Despite their blindness, fish are very mobile and playful. Obstacles and they find food through the organs of the lateral line and sense of Smell.

It is best to keep blind fish separately in species elongated aquariums without plants with stones that do not have sharp edges, at a temperature of 18-24 °C. water of medium hardness. Fish feed on animals and plant foods. With the addition of fresh water, a pair of fish begins to spawn. The fins at this time are burning like a beet. Eggs female sweeps at the surface of the water. Possible group spawning. Producers after spawning planted and replace part of the water of the same quality. This is due to the fact that during spawning, a lot of milk is formed, which greatly spoil the water, and the caviar can die. Off occurs in 3-4 days, the juveniles begin to swim on 6-7 days. Until 18 days have fry persist eyes, then they, not developing, tightened leathery film.

With good feeding and cleanliness, fry grow quickly and reach sexual maturity in 3-4 months.

Aulonocara
Aulonocara have a rich color and are similar to other Malawian by rehlovym. Females Mature at 10-12 months, males at 3-5 months later. About 60 eggs female incubates in the…

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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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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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