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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Astatotilapia
Polygamous species. Females incubate eggs in the mouth for 15 to 20 days. Astatotilapia Brown Victoria, sandy biotopes. Length - up to 13 cm. the body is greyish-green, with 8-10…

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Болезни аквариумных рыб
Getting into unfavorable conditions or receiving substandard food, aquarium fish can be subjected to various diseases. Diseases are divided into infectious and non-infectious. In turn, infectious diseases are infectious and…

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incorrect excessive lighting

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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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 example, a person needs to work at night. Naturally, at least some light, but included, and the owner often worries about their Pets. Did he disturb their sleep? Anyway, don’t worry, aquarium fish.

Immediately want say-Yes, fish sleep. But not in the ordinary human sense. If a person during sleep, the brain almost ceases to respond to the surrounding reality, then the fish just slow down the physiological processes in the body. At the same time, they respond perfectly to the slightest changes in the situation around them. Whether it is extraneous noise or light / shadow fallen on the aquarium. Continue reading

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 fish, owners begin to worry a little untidy appearance of such an artificial pond. So what are the reasons for such changes and how to eliminate them?

Reasons for color change
It is always easier to prevent a problem from occurring than to puzzle over how to fix it. The question of the proper aquarium care is also a concern. To prevent water turbidity, it is necessary to regularly check the equipment for aquariums, properly organize the food of fish, as well as choose the right place for your “home pond”.

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Live-bearing aquarium fish
Most viviparous fishes belong to the family Poeciliidae Cyprinodontiformes squad. They produce their offspring not in the form of eggs, but in the form of already formed fry, which have…

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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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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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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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