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Predatory aquarium fish

Quote: “Who wants to live must fight. And who doesn’t want to resist in this world
eternal struggle, he has no right to life”.
Dear reader, this article focuses on the predators freshwater aquarium. Online wanders a lot of tall tales on the subject, to the extent that Angelfish is fierce predators of the aquarium.
Therefore, before to lay out our selection of predatory fish, let us define the concepts.
All animals can be divided into carnivores and herbivores:
CARNIVOROUS – those who feed exclusively on meat.
HERBIVORES are those who eat only plants.
Now it is worth noting the fact that in nature is very rare to find a PREDATORY ANIMAL that eats only meat. For example, cats! Cats are predators, but all the happy owners of Barsik and Murzik know that their Pets love to chew grass and house plants.
Same situation is with fish. In a huge aquarium the Kingdom very hard to find “fish masueco”. Perhaps that would not. Do not renounce, but in the diet of all aquarium fishes includes both plant and animal food.
From the above we can conclude – PREDATORY AQUARIUM FISH in the true sense of the word does not exist. Speaking of chasnosti fish most likely appropriate the word aggression. But aggression has its own trick question – after all, even guppies exhibit intraspecific aggression, although predators they by no means pull. Continue reading

Clown Fish

Appearance-size: Ocellaris this edition has a orange body color with three white vertical stripes on the body and black tips on the fins. In nature can reach up to 10 cm, but in the marine aquarium rarely grow more than 5-7 cm

Habitat: Anemonae fish live on coral reefs depth up to 15 m in the waters of the Eastern Indian ocean and Western Pacific ocean. In the natural environment of the coral reef, and marine aquariums anemonae fish exist in symbiosis with Actinia (sea anemones) Heteractis magnifica, Stichodatyla gigantean and Stichodatyla mertensii.

Compatibility with reef aquarium: Clown Ocellaris is a peaceful fish, not aggressive to other fish, not touching corals and invertebrates, so it’s perfect for all kinds of marine aquariums.

Aquarium volume: the Recommended volume tank of 80 litres, but in practice, these fish are kept in pairs in small aquariums with a volume of 30L where they feel good if you maintain good water quality. Continue reading

Butterfly fish Chaetodontidae

One of the brightest and most beautiful families of marine fishes, the calling card of coral reefs, has 10 genera and 130 species. In classical works of butterfly fish are often combined with fish-angels, are not inferior to them in beauty and brightness of color, with whom they have many common morphological features. Butterfly fish distributed mainly in the Indian and Pacific oceans, however they are found and the Atlantic, not only in tropical and subtropical and in temperate waters. All species found in the coastal strip, mainly inhabiting community of coral reefs and rocky outcrops. They are very conservative, do not make migrations and adhering to the same area in a lifetime. Live alone, not forming flocks and swarms. Are a daily way of life. These fish feed on various invertebrates, which are usually extracted from the crevices and other hideouts, to collect on the surface or reefs eat parasites from the skin of large fish.

Medium-sized fish, 7 to 30 centimeters, with high, strongly compressed laterally body. Rostral part of the head elongated into a tube, at the end of which is a small mouth. Dorsal fin undivided, stretches along the torso, sometimes has an extended front end, resembling a pen. Continue reading