Saltwater aquarium: aeration and decoration of Your underwater world
Any laminated frameless aquariums do not cause fear. In aquariums with a metal frame even under a layer of protective paint may cause rust. Therefore, the top corners of the…

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Dangerous inhabitants of the sea
Part 4. Stabbing fish. Resting on the sea and face under water with all its inhabitants, man can become damaged from some dangerous fishes, having on his body of the…

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Catfish-the Changeling (Synodontis nigriventris). Description in the aquarium, spawn

Catfish-the Changeling (Synodontis nigriventris)

Continent: Africa

Prevails in the regions: the basin of the Congo

Body length: 10 cm

Food: carnivorous fish

Habitat: fresh water

Catfish-shifter, or synodontis nigriventris, belongs to the family mochokidae. The homeland of this species is Africa, and to meet him in the natural environment, it is necessary to visit the Congo basin. Shifters reach a length of 10 cm inhabit fresh water and belong to the group of predatory fish.

In Europe the catfish-the shapeshifter first appeared relatively recently – in 1950 in Amsterdam. In our days the activity of this species, both in captivity and in natural conditions, are poorly understood. Continue reading

Pond fish

In recent years it has become fashionable and prestigious dacha or cottage on a plot to equip a pond. Of course the owner of this pond I want to breathe new life into them. The simplest solution is to run them in fish. And then the question arises, – what?

Categories of fishes can be divided into two types – decorative and domestic.

To include ornamental goldfish and koi carp. Goldfish is relatively small. Grow up to 30 cm koi can grow up to 60-80 cm unfortunately, not every breed of goldfish perfect for a pond. In open water may be in the breed, so called, the long-bodied fish. This is comet, shubunkin, simple gold fish (without rocks).

It makes no sense to buy expensive breed koi. It will fit the standard red and white colouring.

The only rule for ornamental fish is quarantine. Quarantine is done in order to reveal diseases. It should take place in the aquarium and should last at least two weeks. All types of ornamental pond fish bred in Asia and have many diseases. Continue reading

MOSFET – Compatible aquarium fish

There are many different species of aquarium fish and when selecting an important principle is their compatibility. To pay attention to this important point should be before purchasing the fish and putting them all in one aquarium. The main criterion in the decision of this question is the similarity of habitat of various fish species. In an aquarium you can put fish that are close in their vital needs, habitat, habits and temperament. For example, consider that harasimovich fish you can’t repopulate with silovymi, as the latter significantly more aggressive than the first. In addition, most of the Cichlidae fish lives in an alkaline environment, not acidic.

Known fact that to accommodate the aquarium and freshwater and marine fish is unacceptable. Novice aquarists often make many mistakes due to misinterpretation of the level of water hardness and acid-base balance a variety of freshwater biotopes. Continue reading

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Fish in the pond at the cottage
I live in the pond and successfully overwinter wild crucians and bleak. For the summer produced by goldfish (comet rock) and small koi, but the experience of overwintering in such…

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The most unusual animals
Our nature is amazing and unpredictable. And sometimes her creations are so surprise that serious doubts arise as to the Earthly nature of their origin. Whether it's the Condor horrible…

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