What are aquariums-types and forms
Before you buy an aquarium, the first thing you should understand their species diversity, and already based on your requirements and capabilities, choose the right option. Basically, aquariums are distinguished…

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Frequently asked questions about viviparous
What is viviparous? Most fish lay eggs, but some species give birth to fry. There are two types of viviparous - viviparous and oviparous. The oviparous bear eggs inside, and…

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Barbus
G. Meinken (1972) proposed to divide the genus into 4 new genera-Barbus (species with two pairs of well-developed maxillary mustache, scales soft), Barbodes (two pairs of maxillary antennae, scales large),…

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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.

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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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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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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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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