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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Aquaristics as a hobby
So, the first stage before purchasing an aquarium for you should be the process of choosing the type of aquarium that you would like to put at home. It can…

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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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rocks and soil

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 have no more than one row of small unbranched outgrowths.

The conditions of detention are the same as for the whole family. The temperature is 24-28 °C. in an aquarium with plants usually contain several young ancitruses, which help to clear the leaves of algae. Old fish do it less carefully. Fascinated, the young antitrus sometimes damaged, collapsed tube, the leaves of rosette plants. With driftwood in the aquarium antitrus softened scraped off the top layer of wood. And although they can not digest cellulose, such additives stimulate the work of the intestine. Continue reading

How many fish can be placed in the aquarium

So, you have chosen the aquarium of your dreams, decorated with beautiful plants and all sorts of original decor elements? It remains a small matter — to take care of its inhabitants. And here the main question arises — how many fish can be “settled in the neighborhood”, so that everyone has enough space, and the artificial pond does not look “crowded”?

What you need to consider before buying fish?
There is an approximate scheme to determine the optimal number of fish in the aquarium. For each of its inhabitants up to 5 cm should have at least 2 liters of water, with a length of 8-10 cm, you need at least 3-4 liters, and if more than 12 cm — 8-10 liters. Therefore, the decisive factors will be:

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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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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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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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What are aquariums-types and forms
Before you buy an aquarium, the first thing you should understand their species diversity, and already based on your requirements and capabilities, choose the right option. Basically, aquariums are distinguished…

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