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Ick saltwater fish

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

Catfish: aquarium species

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

The fish of the sea cock

Gurnard – sea predatory fish that lives in warm seas around the world. Fish contained in the aquarium. However, for correct content you need to know the specifics of its behavior and power.

Appearance

Fish of unusual shape. It has quite a large head and a long body. Head is bone plates. The pectoral fins are in the expanded form are fan-shaped. Modified rays of the pectoral fins form a kind of feet with which sea cock moves along the bottom. The color of fish is bright, dominated by red, blue, green. Especially brightly colored pectoral fins. For such a bright color the fish and got its name.

The content in the aquarium

Fish necessary for a large aquarium, the amount of which shall be not less than 100 litres per individual. Water temperature – not less than 25 degrees. Gurnard is a thermophilic fish. Continue reading