A genus of the family wernerite. They have a long torpedo-shaped body and a conical head. Floating head down. Upper mouth, so to pick up food from the bottom, and. are forced to grow vertically and even roll over on his back. Slowly swimming from place to place, anostomus collect fouling from the vertical and lower surfaces of stones, driftwood and plants.
Anostomus vulgaris (anostomus anostomus (Linne, 1758)
Amazon, Orinoco, Guyana. Length until 18 see Coloring very attractive: along yellow bodies passes chocolate-black broad swathe of from cavity until founding caudal fin. Narrower stripes on the back and on the abdomen. The dorsal fin and base of the caudal fin are bright red. Continue reading
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 is broken into pieces with 3-5 leaves. Leafless areas of rhizomes are allowed to float until the formation of roots and leaf germination. Young plants are not recommended soils with an excess of organic matter, because at the same time the root system develops poorly. Temperature 23-28°C, pH 6-7. The light is diffused. Anubias don’t like frequent transplants. Continue reading
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 top of their Gill arches. This system of channels was obtained by fish as a result of evolution. The thing is that the homeland of the labyrinth is a wetland and rice fields of Southeast Asia. Initially, the fish were forced to live in dirty, muddy reservoirs, almost without oxygen, which provoked the appearance of such a unique organ. With its help, individuals of some species are able to live without water for up to 8 hours. However, the condition for this is constant access to atmospheric oxygen.
It is due to its unpretentiousness to oxygen labyrinth fish have gained great popularity among novice aquarists. After all, they do not need to buy large and expensive aquariums, install compressors for air supply. These fish can quite normally live in small volumes. Continue reading