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
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
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