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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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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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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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

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 the fry are born fully formed. They get their food from the deutoplasm. In the case of viviparous, nutrition is obtained directly from the mother. About 15 of the 480 known fish families exhibit some form of live birth. This includes half of all sharks and rays, as well as viviparous carpenters such as guppies, swordsmen, and mollinesians, as well as a number of unusual species.
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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 shifted back, small. The anal fin is long and the ventral fins are small. The most brightly colored species of the order belong to the family. However, this color is an advantage only for males. Females are painted pale, expressionless.

Habitats are grassy alkanovich small shallow stagnant or slowly flowing waters of tropical forests and savannas. Epiplatys and fundulopanchax often live in areas of flooding, Nothobranchius — in temporary pools which dry up for several months each year. Continue reading

How long do aquarium fish live
Fashion to breed fish in aquariums appeared not so long ago, and the specifics of this activity still requires study and practice. All types of aquarium fish have ancestors who…

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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…

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Hard water in the aquarium
The hardness of water is the amount of minerals dissolved in it. If the amount of dissolved minerals is high-the water is hard, if low-then soft. Water hardness increases when…

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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…

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