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…

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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 aquarium fish do not eat food
Taking care of the welfare of the aquarium, you install high-quality equipment for aeration and filtration, buy various medicines for fish. However, some aquarists forget about the rules of feeding…

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freshwater

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 to prepare an aquarium to run fish

Stages of work on the arrangement of a new aquarium
In order for the aquarium to function smoothly in the future, it is important not only to choose the right equipment, decorations and accessories, but also to do everything slowly, in the right order. The most important stages in the arrangement of the aquarium are:

selection of aquarium and equipment;
preparation of soil;
the landscaping of the aquarium and the choice of scenery;
preparation of water;

the run of fish.
Before buying, you should pay attention that there are two types of aquariums — marine and freshwater. It is equally important to choose the right shape: Continue reading

How often and correctly to wash the aquarium
The main responsibility for the health of fish in the aquarium is water. It is their habitat, and its quality can significantly affect the life of any living creatures in…

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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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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…

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What water to pour into the aquarium
If you are a beginner aquarist, then you have to perform a lot of preparatory work for the launch of the aquarium. Even if you can not wait to start…

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