Types of aquarium fish. Tips for choosing fish for a beginner aquarist.
The aquarium, with its fabulous inhabitants is very popular among us urban lovers of nature and animals, especially those who are always busy. Walking fish do not have a lot of time and effort to care for them is not required. A fascinating spectacle – the monitoring of floating beautiful creatures reduces stress and brings joy. There are a huge number of different aquarium fish. They are divided into families: carp, pelleve, solovinye, toothcarps, haratsinovye, aderinoye, okunevaya, homotaurine.
If you are a novice variomat, you can’t go wrong by having a representatives of the poeciliidae. A very common fish of this family are: swordtails, guppies, platys and mollies are one of the most unpretentious (with the exception of maybe the mollies velifera – it requires a lot of experience). These small bright fish get along well with other non-aggressive neighbors. Continue reading
Fans of the aquarium there is an almost limitless choice — from goldfish, the most famous of all our domestic aquatic animals, the magnificent species of fish of the tropical seas.
It is important not to settle in one aquarium incompatible species, but not to fall into the trap of smugglers, illegally importing protected species.
Fresh-water fish. Novice aquarists are advised to give preference to freshwater fish. Their breeding is much easier and cheaper, for them it is interesting to observe, finally, they look nice.
It is necessary to distinguish freshwater fish living in cold water and tropical freshwater species. First, not too many and less scenic, mostly belong to the family Cyprinidae. Among them there are varieties of gold fish (goldfish, fish-comet, Valuehost, known for its beautiful tail, fish-telescope, etc.). River fish (roach, perch, carp, bleak, minnow, gudgeon) well klimatiserede in the aquarium. Continue reading
For various reasons you prefer the aquarium to the small size. Maybe he is a great addition to the interior or the aquarium gave you friends… it doesn’t matter, the main thing that you have and now you need to pick up a fish.
So in the aquarium was maintained biological balance, we need a serious approach. Consider the number of fish, plants and other inhabitants under a certain amount.
Overpopulate the aquarium, in any case, it is not recommended. The formula for calculating this, at a fish length of 2.5 cm (measured without the tail), requires a 75 sq. cm the surface of the water. This calculation is suitable for all aquariums. For example, have a tank volume of 30 liters and 40 (length) x 25 (width) x 30(height). Calculate the surface area, 40×25 =1000 sq cm the Next step, the calculation of the number of fish, in this case 1000 / 75 x 2.5 = 33cm. That is, the total length of fish for the aquarium will be 33 cm
Do not put in small aquariums predators. Ask the seller the maximum size of the fish you plan to purchase. Continue reading