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
As has been repeated on the pages of the site cherry shrimp being very peaceful and quite aggressive. But if You are going to keep them in a community tank one should think about the neighbours shrimp and the possible consequences of this neighborhood.
With whom you can keep cherry shrimp . Think about the neighborhood with caimans and turtles say no need. But the neighborhood of aquarium fish and other shrimp worth discussing…
So, fish … Cherry shrimp get along well with any species of aggressive fish. For example, guppies, dpri-Dario or microrasbora will be good neighbors for cherries. That fish did not eat up the shrimp and feed the latter is better so that food fell into the thick plants. Then shrimp can easily get to it and fish there. If the aquarium is equipped with a large number of shrubs, you can keep cherry shrimp and a more aggressive species of aquarium fish . But in this case You will hardly be able to fully appreciate these wonderful creatures, Continue reading
Thus, the spawning period is defined more clearly than most tropical species, for which the importance is not so much the temperature, the amount of rainfall.
You can determine the start time of spawning, regularly measuring the temperature of the water in the pond, because the spawning usually begins at a temperature of about 20°C. At this temperature the eggs develop normally. Plus or minus 5 °C, and the fry will be deformed, because things will develop too quickly or too slowly.
Physical changes in the fish also indicate the approach of spawning. For example, the males of the family Cyprinidae appear white swellings, called tubercles. Fish such as Orfe, Rudd, goldfish and koi, the tubercles appearing on the Gill covers and pectoral fins, while Cipriani – along the scalp.
Some fishes, such as sticklebacks, coloring of the male becomes brighter, attracting mates and scaring off rivals. Females of all cold-water species become fuller males. Continue reading