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…

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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…

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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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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 a creamy body and colored fins. In some color forms, the fins dissect contrasting bands. The ventral fins are most often red, with white tips. Females are paler colored.

The European breeders paid the main attention not to fighting features of fishes, and their colouring and size of fins. A flock of these brawlers are kept in a species aquarium with a sufficient number of shelters. The temperature is about 24 °C. the water is soft or medium hardness, not very fresh, but not old. Veil males are best kept one at a time so that they do not damage their fins. Since older males are sedentary, they can settle for small vessels or compartments in a partitioned aquarium. The beauty of cockerels is also demonstrated in glass round aquariums, divided into 6-8 sectors. Continue reading

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), Saroea (one pair of maxillary mustache), Puntius (no mustache). However, this division does not reflect the actual situation, because it does not take into account the more significant features of the skeleton structure, and the number of whiskers is different in fish of the same species. Therefore, the species described below are assigned to the single genus b.

Barbs — are very active schooling fish that need large tanks full of plants and free swimming. At irregular and incomplete feeding along with live forages can eat gentle parts of plants. The content is suitable for soft or medium hard water, usually fresh. Temperature 20-26 °C. Continue reading

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…

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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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Aquaristics as a hobby
So, the first stage before purchasing an aquarium for you should be the process of choosing the type of aquarium that you would like to put at home. It can…

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Болезни аквариумных рыб
Getting into unfavorable conditions or receiving substandard food, aquarium fish can be subjected to various diseases. Diseases are divided into infectious and non-infectious. In turn, infectious diseases are infectious and…

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