How to wash an aquarium
Many, before you buy an aquarium, do not even think about how it should be properly cared for, cleaned and maintained. Some believe that occasionally changing the water and cleaning…

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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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Aquascaping is the modern art of aquarium decoration
Aquascaping is the modern art of aquarium decoration Aquascaping is now a popular direction in design, which will help to make a work of art out of an ordinary aquarium.…

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Why are my guppies fighting each other?

Neil Monks will give some advice to the reader about possible skirmishes between male guppies.

Question. I have a 65-litre (14 gallon) full-cycle aquarium and 4 male blue guppies live in it. I recently added four more male guppies to the aquarium, this time red guppies, and it looks like they’re hitting on each other, but I don’t know if they’re fighting.

I’ve read that male guppies tend not to bother each other. Why doesn’t that apply to my fish? Will they stop behaving like that after they get used to each other? If not, would they cause each other serious injury? Continue reading

Why do aquarium fish eat plants

Eating plants by aquarium fish is not such an important problem as diseases or, for example, those cases when fish do not eat food. But if in General everything in the aquarium is safe, regular gnawing by its inhabitants of the plant environment can be annoying. First, all aquatic plants are worth the money. Secondly, each owner tries to decorate his aquarium, puts in this time and effort, and when the fish instead of gratitude destroy the most beautiful stems and leaves, there is a sense of futility of these efforts. In addition, without plants, fish lose their natural environment, in other words-they also become worse.

Reasons why fish eat plants
Even experienced aquarists do not call a homogeneous group of reasons here. Want-and eat. You do not even need to be large or exotic fish that have proven themselves in eating aquatic plants or the usual guppies, angelfish and synodontis. Continue reading

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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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…

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How to choose aquarium fish
At first glance, aquarium fish — an ideal choice for those who do not want to burden themselves with unnecessary worries about Pets. All you need is to buy an…

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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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