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 Chinese carp is found in its original form in Korea, China and Japan. This crucian carp in nature has a Golden hue, especially in shallow, well warmed by the sun waters. Goldfish as a domesticated form of carp, judging by some reports, developed in Korea where, apparently for the first time, these taking advantage of the variability of carp in coloration and body shape, engaged in the culture of ornamental carp. Genuine development (in some exotic species) goldfish reached in the Eastern countries.
Bred goldfish in ponds and garden ponds in the estates of the nobility and wealthy people. Further spread of the goldfish was facilitated by itinerant hawkers. In buckets on the rocker arms they carried the fish through towns and villages. Thus goldfish broke into the homes of ordinary people. Fish were kept in wooden, glass and porcelain vessels, which are the predecessors of modern domestic aquaria. This popularity and widespread fishes contributed to the successful breeding of various breeds, striking beauty, forms and colouring, be sure to see the photos of goldfish. Continue reading
The pond is an artificial pond created for fish breeding. For the construction of ponds it is best to use natural depressions, such as depressions and gullies. It is preferable to find such hollows near rivers, to avoid problems during the flooding of the ponds. Such ponds are called riparian. For the formation of floodplain ponds enough to block the earthworks elevated part of the shore. In front of an earthen embankment will be saved by river, atmospheric, ground water. In such ponds it is good to raise warm-water fish species.
In that case, if a future pond removed from river beds, it can be used other sources of flooding. Key ponds filled by water gushing from the ground up the keys, and brown – due to streams flowing across the land. Key ponds are created by the embankment and the strand by dividing creeks dams. These ponds are well used for the cultivation of Coldwater fish species.
Before you decide definitively on the choice of land where to locate the pond, it is necessary to conduct chemical analysis of water that will fill the pond. Water must be free from harmful impurities and chemical elements such as sulfur, chlorine, etc. Continue reading