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.
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Under the collective name of soma mean — more than 2,000 species of baleen variety of fishes from 31 families. Most of them inhabit freshwater reservoirs 5 continents (only 1% of marine residents). Only in the rivers and lakes of South America is home to about 1000 species. often the body of the fish is covered with bony plates, or protected by spikes. Thanks to the auxiliary respiratory organs (skin, outgrowths of the Gill bars, etc.) soma is not drawoutline to oxygen. They are predominantly benthic lifestyle returnee also be armed and at night.
Ordinary som belongs to a 5-meter high giants, and a parasitic catfish no larger than 2.5 cm Elektroniskie soma can cause significant shocks, and castkova, kilbowie, etc. the vibration fins, swim bladder, etc. can make sounds. Attached to the bottom substrate by using the suction cups loricaria. security, etc. are held in swift current And blind Satan, Trogloglanis (South America) and Ugittflanis (Africa) settled deep underground in caves and artesian basins. Among them are quite transparent glass Physailia catfish, Tandanus, Parailia and others). Continue reading