Freshwater fish

Bioculatum eight-striped Cichlasoma (Cichlasoma octofasciatum), also known as cichlasoma-bee or bioculatum, it is a large and brightly colored American cichlid. She has a low and compact body, but it can grow up to 25 cm in length.Adult cichlasoma-bee is very beautiful, but what would become like this she needs at least a year. The male is more handsome, has more diamond points on the body and edges of the dorsal and anal fins reddish. At this time, there are many different color options, all thanks to interbreeding. And one of the most popular is the blue cichlasoma Dempsey, which differs from the only eight-striped color (bright blue) and weaker health. It is not very common, because the litter such juvenile at best will be 20%, and the rest will be classic color eight-striped cichlasoma.

Discus (Discus) 7 cm Discus is a peaceful fish, however it is very demanding on water parameters! So I strongly suggest that you take seriously the conditions of her imprisonment in the aquarium!

Pearl gourami 10 cm In pearl gourami strongly compressed laterally, in the shape of an elongated oval, body, dorsal and anal fins are large. The males dorsal fin is greatly elongated. The tip of his pointed. In females it is much shorter and rounded. Pelvic fins long, filiform. They are elongated thin threads and are often used in fish kachestvennyh tentacles with which they touch the objects in front of him. The color is very beautiful – the silvery-purple General background dotted with whitish-yellow, pearly specks. The throat and fore-breast are bright orange in males during spawning it becomes bright red. The maximum size of adult fish – 11 inches, females are usually somewhat smaller.

Makropody (Macropodus opercularis) 5 cm Makropody another long-time inhabitants of our aquariums. It is believed that this is the second view, which began to include European fans after the goldfish. Beauty makropody preserved the purity of the captured species one of its names.

Siberian sturgeon in the Conditions of fish as follows: stiffness of from 6-12 to 25°, pH 6.5-8.5, the temperature in the aquarium 20 to 27°C. of Course, I must say that as representatives of domestic, i.e., cold-water fauna, sturgeons live, and at much lower temperatures. But specially to cool the water in the aquarium is not necessary, and specially to warm it.

Actually in terms of water parameters and conditions sturgeon are particularly flexible as they are for most part passable and semi-anadromous fish, i.e. more or less freely moving from the seas to rivers and Vice versa. So the above parameters are rather conventional.

When the content of sturgeons once a week regularly need to perform water changes in the aquarium in the amount of 1/4 of the total. The sheer volume of the aquarium should be at least 200-300 l (better twice), preferably with the largest possible area of the bottom.

When decorating the home aquarium with sturgeons, one should remember that cracks, rocky caves and other deaf niches should be deleted. Clogging in these caves, the sturgeons often are not able to get out back and if a long stay in the clamped condition die. From design elements should be preferred to rounded boulders and thick (not branched) snags. The ideal soil is a thin layer of fine or medium gravel. Live plants also better to exclude. No, eat them sturgeon will not be -they are facultative predators, but to smash green spaces, forced his way through them, or mash, trying them on taste.

The choice of the neighbors for sturgeon should be approached with caution, as small fish they eat with pleasure, and large and voracious can leave them hungry. Food (pieces of non-oily fish cod species, some minced meat, etc.) sturgeons generally collected from the bottom.

To the company to plant sturgeons it is possible to only a small number of fish. Of course, on stage Malkova list of candidates in the neighbors are more extensive, but in the long term, the choice is very limited. Proven armored pike Central American, South American and Asian arowana, loricariidae, as an experimental option – trade (real) gourami. But the best sturgeons look in the aquarium with their own kind. Although the wide availability there are only Bester (hybrid of Beluga and sterlet), list the most interesting members of this family.

To those include Russian sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedti). This fish with a short pointed snout reaches a length of over 2 m at a weight of about 80 kg. the body Color is brownish-sandy. Above the lateral row of scutes of bone are randomly scattered plates.

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