Catfish – fish is very useful for those who first starts the aquarium. They are known for their ability to eat up leftover food and thus help clean the aquarium. In addition, these fish are hardy and live long enough.
However, you need to keep in mind that catfish today there are so many. And they differ in their way of life and type of food.
These fish live in nature in almost all continents and in all oceans, with the exception, perhaps, are the only areas of the poles.
The majority of the specimens of this species in the aquarium live in the lower layers of water closer to the bottom. There they hide and feed.
The body color of the fish is not bright, this is due to the natural need of concealment. They near the mouth opening there are antennae that gave the second name of this species (fish the cat).
But the size they can be different. From very small that will easily fit in any aquarium, to a huge that can decorate a pool. Therefore, buying a catfish, to accurately determine, not whether it will be a couple of months too big for the aquarium. Continue reading
The conditions of human life in the metropolis is very far from its natural habitat. Stress, nervosa, depression are an integral part of residents ‘ life. But what else to expect from things like traffic jams, crowding in the subway, outdoor advertising aggressively and journalists hyping crap up to the global crisis? Look from behind the curtained window of the apartment building onto the street. If you pushed the shutter, so here is another apartment building, “seashells”, the cars in the yard and rubbish bins.
The aquarium is primarily beautiful. Many believe that it is also unnecessary waste of resources, and a lot of hassle. But this is not always the case.
Use aquariums not only that they are pleasing to the eye. For example, in the office aquarium will accentuate the individuality of the owner, will show that taking care of living beings alien to him. Moreover, in the middle of a hard day contemplation peacefully floating fish helps you relax. Doctors say that looking at the inhabitants of the aquarium helps to normalize blood pressure. Continue reading
Causes: the Causative agent of this disease is Cryptocarion irritans, which is a kind of analogue of the freshwater “ihti”, parasitic on tropical marine fish. It looks similar to its freshwater counterpart, but smaller (0.5 mm), besides the horse-Shoe macronucleus cryptocaryon malorazlichimyh, while Ichthyophthirius it is visible quite clearly. But the cycles of development and lifestyle of Cryptocarion irritans and Ichthyophthirius multifiliis are the same.
Symptoms: Sick fish dotted with numerous, with a diameter of 0.5 mm, white small knobs. The infestation appears first on the fins, and later goes to the body.
Current: Cryptocarion irritans infects the gills and skin of marine fish. The causative agent is under the top layer of the epithelium is filled with a gelatinous mass of leathery bag.
This pathogen, due to the same lifestyle, same causes harm to as Ichthyophthirius multifiliis.
Treatment: Can be recommended transplanting method, ultraviolet irradiation or chemotherapy, as with Ichthyo – phthirius. Effective there is also treatment with 1.5 mg/l of copper sulfate. Continue reading