Catfish-the Changeling (Synodontis nigriventris)
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
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
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