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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Why do aquarium fish die/die
When fish die out in the aquarium, many owners do not understand the reasons, run to the pet store to buy funds from such a scourge. But very often this…

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Acanthophthalmus
Body remnevidnye, a length of about 8 cm At the mouth 3-4 pairs of whiskers. The fins are rounded, the caudal fin is not cut. Two species are unicolored, the…

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complications

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

Labyrinth fish: gourami, cockerels, macropods
The body of the gourami is very much flattened on the sides, high. The fins on the abdomen are long and filamentous, the anal fin is long, the dorsal fin…

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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…

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Aquarium tips: essential information
The most common cause of fish diseases is stress. The cause of stress can be the wrong environment and food or the wrong choice of fish species-some species can not…

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How to decorate an aquarium with your own hands
Beautifully decorate the aquarium-not an easy job, but it is feasible even for a novice aquarist. And since most fish lovers put at home these artificial ponds just for decoration,…

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