Salt as a treatment for aquarium fish
Many inexperienced owners of ornamental aquariums believe that traditional methods of combating various diseases and parasites are not effective enough and in some cases even harmful. However, this is not…

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Aquarium
Contributing to the solution of complex and versatile tasks, the aquarium must meet certain requirements, be convenient for its inhabitants, observation and systematic maintenance, have the most acceptable design solution…

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How to pick up fish in the aquarium
Tips on how to choose the right kind of fish for your aquarium. There are a huge number of species of fish, which makes the choice quite difficult for a…

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How to get rid of snails in the aquarium?

Snails multiply very quickly, and, like a forest fire in the shortest possible time fill your aquarium. They eat up aquarium plants, disturb the ecological balance and simply spoil the appearance of the aquarium. There are many species of snails that are very small in size. Their eggs are correspondingly even smaller. Because of this, they are very difficult to find everything and bring out. Also, they are very easy to transfer to another aquarium with plants, equipment. From snails in large quantities it is better to get rid of. This may require effort and patience, but is necessary before the aquarium is completely exposed to snail infestation. Continue reading

Anubias (Anubias)

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

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 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

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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Astronotus
Amazon basin and Parana. Length - up to 30 cm. the body is oval, strongly compressed from the sides. Thick soft skin seems velvety. On the brownish background scattered black…

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Astronotus
Amazon basin and Parana. Length - up to 30 cm. the body is oval, strongly compressed from the sides. Thick soft skin seems velvety. On the brownish background scattered black…

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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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