Acanthophthalmus
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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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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 its inhabitants. And here the main question arises — how many fish can be “settled in the neighborhood”, so that everyone has enough space, and the artificial pond does not look “crowded”?

What you need to consider before buying fish?
There is an approximate scheme to determine the optimal number of fish in the aquarium. For each of its inhabitants up to 5 cm should have at least 2 liters of water, with a length of 8-10 cm, you need at least 3-4 liters, and if more than 12 cm — 8-10 liters. Therefore, the decisive factors will be:

the volume of the aquarium;oxygen supply;
amount of water;
selected plants and decor elements;
features of a particular species of fish.
Experienced aquarists argue that even if the most important factor is taken into account, oxygen, and the inhabitants of the tank have enough air, you can not forget about the needs of the selected species. For example, Barbus, accustomed to swim in flocks, can feel very uncomfortable in an aquarium with a large number of other fish, even if there is a sufficient purge of water with air.

Some tricks for the correct calculation of the number of fish
Do not identify the volume of the aquarium with the total volume of water. Plants, rocks and soil also take up a lot of space, so pay attention to how much water is poured into the tank.

When buying fish, specify what their final size will be. After all, most are sold young, and with proper care, your Pets can significantly exceed the original value. As a result, there will certainly be a problem of lack of space.

The first alarm signal — when aquarium fish begin to rise to the surface of the water and gasp for air. This indicates that in your “home pond” too many inhabitants-they do not have enough oxygen, so some still need to settle out.

In small overpopulated aquariums, fish grow longer and reproduce poorly. In addition, they can be much smaller in size than their relatives in the wild. Therefore, try to provide for the inhabitants of the aquarium as much free space as possible. Remember that too much space does not happen, let it be better for your fish at times lonely than crowded.

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