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
Guppy is quite a peaceful fish. They will not offend their neighbors in the aquarium, as it is not capable of such atrocities. But other types of fish will be happy to plucking tail fins of guppies, thus causing them to suffer.
Representatives gourami are labyrinth fish that can breathe with gills not only, but also a special body metabolizing oxygen from the air at the water surface. Gourami antennae sticking out of the abdominal fins have a tactile function.
Acidity of water for them is not critical, only that it was not salty. Enhanced aeration is also not mandatory. Enough of the General conditions of detention of fish.
Catfish like algae, but they should not be too much, just 5-6 branches per 50 liters of water. 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