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
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
Do I need an aquarium in the modern home?
The modern life such high-speed train, uncontrollably gaining speed and rushing into an uncertain tomorrow. Every minute counts, all that can be is automated, everything is possible – optimized, all is extraneous, distracting from the deadly rhythm – postponed for later or safely forgotten. Work? Always! Information? As much as you want! Money? Never enough!
But stop the person, ask: “When, dear, you with nature communicated? For mushrooms or fishing when last time went? Fresh air is choking the lungs when spoiled?”.
The aquarium and the psychology of space
Well known fact about the influence of the world on a person. Why it’s hard to be in separate rooms, to see some items, it is unpleasant to observe any effect. Where does the feeling of depression, unexplained anxiety or even panic, confusion and uncertainty. Continue reading