To care for a marine aquarium is much more difficult than freshwater. The reason for this is that in nature, fish have evolved in relatively constant conditions of environment. Therefore, a change in vital parameters is allowed in a very small range. Beginners rarely have marine aquariums: not just for complex care, but because of the high cost of equipment and their inhabitants.
However, if you really want to have a home to beautiful tropical fish, take a chance and make a saltwater aquarium is definitely worth it. It can be of three types: only with fish, plants and invertebrates, and finally with all together. Easiest way to take care of the first type, since all terms are calculated only for fish. Proper starting of the aquarium can considerably facilitate subsequent maintenance and to get rid of many problems.
Before starting the ground is Packed by size fractions: large pebbles on the filter or the bottom of the aquarium, then a special coating, which is poured fine sand. You can use coral skeletons, natural or artificial; decorative purposes often use a neutral rock. Continue reading
Homeland ancistrus — mountain rivers of South America. This is a small, length to 10 cm fish, unpretentious and practically omnivorous. Aquarists love them for their helpful ability to clean the glass from build-up of algae.
The content of Ancistrus in the home aquarium
The minimum volume of the aquarium is 25 gallons per fish, ideally with one adult male should fall between 100 and 120 liters of water. Because females are usually peaceful and calm ancistrus ready to fight to the death.
Ancistrus prefer densely planted aquariums with greenery, with plenty of shelters. To build them from scraps of pipes, pottery shards, glued rocks, driftwood. Fish are holding near one of the shelters and drive away competitors. A special activity they show in the evening. Source: ancistrus Continue reading
In aquariums you can keep any fish. You can catch in the river or in the sea live, intact fish, a carp or a shark, and place it in a suitable container. If to create conditions close to natural, the fish will live to swim, maybe even to reproduce. But traditionally in freshwater aquariums keeping a relatively limited number of species of fish that are best adapted to life behind the glass.
Characins: Neons, neon red, neon black, neon green, Pulcheria, minor, Tetra von Rio, eritrozonus, lemon Tetra, conventional ornatus, ornatus red (phantom), ornatus black, diamond Tetra, ternary, coin, red-nosed Tetra, glass Tetra, pristella, Philomena, flashlight, Royal Tetra, Kerry inpaint, tetragonopterin, Congo blue, red nannostomus, poecilobrium, nannostomus marginatus, Congo yellow, distichum krasnolesnyy, hilodus, piranha, macherot. Continue reading