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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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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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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experienced aquarists

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 is usually much more expensive. Because of this, it may seem that the acrylic aquarium is better, but this is not always the case. Both materials-acrylic and glass-have their advantages and disadvantages.
SCRATCH RESISTANCE
Glass
Glass is very difficult to scratch. This can be done only with a solid material and with the application of certain efforts, for example, a piece of unpolished aquarium gravel, stone or metal, deliberately leading them on the surface. 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 has a short base. Males of the spotted gourami is silvery blue, with blurred dark stripes. There are two large dark spots in the middle of the body and near the caudal fin. The fins are transparent, with faint yellow spots. On the lower part of the anal fin there is a reddish strip. During spawning, the fish gain a brighter color, the stripes turn black, the anal fin is covered with red spots, and the strip shimmers with different colors. Continue reading

Argues

Karpoed has the form of a flat rounded translucent turtle gray-green with four pairs of feathery swimming legs. In the initial stage, the crustacean is barely visible to the naked eye, but in the adult state it can reach 4-6 mm. It is very mobile, floats freely, but prefers to accumulate in the midst of plants. Attacking fish, carp eater bites into the skin, bites through it and sucks blood. From biting it on the body of the fish produced wounds that often become a gateway for infection. Destroy carp eating mechanically, removing from the aquarium affected fish and removing the parasite with tweezers. Continue reading

Astyanax
Texas-Panama. Length - up to 9 cm. the Body is high, compressed from the sides. The color is silver, with a brass sheen. The top is olive, in the back…

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Why does the water in the aquarium turn green
One of the most common problems associated with the care of the aquarium — changing the color of the water. Although greening does not bring tangible harm to plants and…

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Do aquarium fish sleep?
This question aquarists ask quite often, it is especially popular among beginners. Often this is due to the peculiarities of the daily routine of the owners of the aquarium. For…

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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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