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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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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Aulonocara
Aulonocara have a rich color and are similar to other Malawian by rehlovym. Females Mature at 10-12 months, males at 3-5 months later. About 60 eggs female incubates in the…

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How to pick up fish in the aquarium

Tips on how to choose the right kind of fish for your aquarium.

There are a huge number of species of fish, which makes the choice quite difficult for a beginner in this business. Many people give up doing aquarium because of the fact that they choose the wrong kind of fish for their aquarium and because of the wrong care for them. Choosing the right fish is an important task that you can easily cope with by doing a little research. What kind of freshwater fish you choose ultimately depends on many factors. However, not all fish species can coexist.
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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

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

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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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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Ethical aspects of aquariums
Ethics is a set of principles of correct behavior, a theory or system of moral values. Applicable to Pets, this means that the owner of the animal must do everything…

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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…

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