Almost all members of the family of catfish unpretentious, so they are recommended even for beginner aquarists. But still some features to care for them.
In a group of catfish includes more than 200 species of fish, but in the aquarium you can hold not all members of this family. This is due to the physiological characteristics of individual species.
Some catfish in adulthood reach an impressive size, so they begin to pose a danger to small inhabitants of the aquarium. In addition, there are breeds which differ quite aggressive in nature, so they too are not suitable for keeping with other fish.
Popular species of catfish
Of course, you can only breed catfish, but the majority of aquarists prefer to choose peaceful members of this large family that they get along with other Pets.
The most popular species suitable for aquarium rearing are: Continue reading
MARINE AQUARIUM, a vessel for keeping marine animals and plants. Is usually large in size (200 litres), as its inhabitants usually larger than the inhabitants of freshwater aquariums.
Compared to freshwater marine aquarium is more time-consuming in use, since the secret of the successful maintenance of marine fish is the maintenance of conditions corresponding to their natural habitat. Often contain well-dressed inhabitants of tropical coral reefs. It is interesting to contain cold-water marine life. Such an aquarium should be in the summer especially cool.
Sea water is prepared artificially by division or from commercially available ready mixes for marine aquariums. It must have a salinity of 30-35‰, pH of 8.0 to 8.4, temperature depending on the content types. You need a constant control of temperature, pH, density (measured by hydrometer) and water salinity. Most dangerous is the accumulation of toxins in the water due to protein contamination. To combat protein contamination need a strong filtration system and water reclamation, as well as weekly substitution is not less than a quarter of the fresh water well preferirana water of the same density. The destruction of proteins contribute to aquarium lighting UV lamps and ozonation of water. Primenjajutsja special tools — catchers protein. Continue reading
Breeding aquarium fish has long ceased to be a children’s hobby or adult hobby. Keep an aquarium at home or at work nice and prestigious. Design of aquariums and their internal design are astonishingly varied, so you can select a model that will fit into any decor and meets Your aesthetic needs.
The world of aquarium fish is incredibly versatile, in addition it involves a lot of interesting facts . some of them You can learn by watching their Pets.
For example, catfish lovers know that sometimes these fish are floating belly up. For catfish – shapeshifters this is not a sign of poor health, for them this is normal. In addition, there are nagging catfish using pectoral fins and the swim bladder emits a croaking or creaking sounds.
Very interesting fish is a fish-knife or otherwise known as apteronotus belamimovie. It does not have pectoral and dorsal fin, but the anal fin she deftly floats back and forth. Fish often fight and lose body parts, but fear not, apteronotus well developed tissue regeneration. Note that the fish likes night lifestyle. Continue reading