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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Arowana
And fish is not for everyone. Firstly, they have a fairly high cost, secondly, they need an aquarium about 3-4 meters long, and thirdly - these fish are predators. They…

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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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Tips on the number of fish in the aquarium

A huge number of diseases in fish appear due to low water quality, so the main thing for you is to maintain the water in the aquarium in good condition. If there are too many fish in the aquarium, it will be very difficult to maintain the water quality at the proper level, which will lead to diseases in fish and problems in you! Therefore, it is best to study the issue in advance and choose the right size of fish and their number, this will avoid many problems in the future. Continue reading

Apistogramma

Apistogramma (Apistogramma)
Many species have long, protruding rays in the front of the dorsal fin. Peaceful, calm fish. Kept in the thickets of plants at the bottom. Fish tank for apistogramma tools as well as for tetras. The temperature is 23-26 °C, the water is soft. In the aquarium should be enough shelters from flower pots or driftwood, in which the fish lay yellow or reddish eggs. The female takes care of the clutch, the male guards the nest. In large aquariums, the male can guard the clutches of several females. After 3-4 days, the larvae hatch, and after 5-6 days, becoming fry, they begin to swim and eat. Within 2-4 weeks, a flock of fry is taken care of by a female. A good pair can spawn several times with a month’s break. Spawning is stimulated by fresh water and an increase in temperature by 3-4 °C. 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 half of the body there is a dark stripe. The fins are reddish.

In the caves of San Luis Potosi (Mexico), this species forms a blind race. In blind fish, the eyes are covered with growths. The skin is devoid of pigmentation, pink, colorless fins. Females are fuller. Despite their blindness, fish are very mobile and playful. Obstacles and they find food through the organs of the lateral line and sense of Smell.

It is best to keep blind fish separately in species elongated aquariums without plants with stones that do not have sharp edges, at a temperature of 18-24 °C. water of medium hardness. Continue reading

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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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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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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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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