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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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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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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Acanthophthalmus

Body remnevidnye, a length of about 8 cm At the mouth 3-4 pairs of whiskers. The fins are rounded, the caudal fin is not cut. Two species are unicolored, the others have transverse dark stripes; very similar to each other. Females can be distinguished by the full abdomen, in which the greenish caviar is translucent.

Contain acanthophthalmus can only be in a densely planted aquarium with soft, slightly acidic water. Temperature 24-28 °C. Acanthophthalmus most of the day hiding in the bushes or under a stone, but in the evening and at night they are looking for at the bottom of the pipefish, small bloodworms and other food. Reproduce until only after hormonal injections. Before spawning, males and females are divided into two weeks and fed with live feed. Water is softened and replaced with fresh, with the addition of a decoction of peat or the drug ToruMin. The water temperature is raised. Continue reading

How to choose aquarium fish

At first glance, aquarium fish — an ideal choice for those who do not want to burden themselves with unnecessary worries about Pets. All you need is to buy an aquarium, fill it with water, decor and periodically pour fish food. But it’s not so easy if you are just starting a career as an aquarist. If you want the fish to live happily ever after, delighting the beauty of you and your loved ones, before installing the first aquarium can not do without the “young fighter course”. After all, it is important not only the size of the fish habitat, hardness, temperature and pH of the water, filters and other equipment, but also what kind of fish will settle there and how they will interact with each other.

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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…

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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…

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Aquarium
Contributing to the solution of complex and versatile tasks, the aquarium must meet certain requirements, be convenient for its inhabitants, observation and systematic maintenance, have the most acceptable design solution…

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How to wash an aquarium
Many, before you buy an aquarium, do not even think about how it should be properly cared for, cleaned and maintained. Some believe that occasionally changing the water and cleaning…

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