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Fish and other animals in the pond

Fish enliven the garden pond: for their graceful movements interesting to watch. The role of fish in maintaining the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the water is usually exaggerated, while the benefits they offer by eating mosquito larvae, it is difficult to overestimate. However, the presence of fish in the pond is desirable, but not necessary, since usually little impact on maintaining the purity of water.

When choosing fish, primarily guided by the size of your pond. If you are not strapped for cash, you might want to purchase expensive and beautiful koi. Unfortunately, these fish need special conditions – the surface area of the pond not less than 7.5 square metres and a depth of at least 1.2 m. At the other end of the scale are hardy and unassuming goldfish and shubunkin who are able to live with any, even very tiny pond – it is necessary only to ensure that in winter the surface water is not delayed by ice for a long time. Between koi and goldfish is Golden Orff, which required a pond with a surface area of at least 4 sq. m.

Another important consideration is visibility. Motley shubunkin and black telescopes spectacular aquarium, but in a pond they are lost. Better to populate the pond with bright white, yellow, orange and red fish. The most suitable for this is the movable gold zolotarivka and Orpah, because they always stick at the water surface. Continue reading

Mythology: catfish man-eating

Every decent town should have its own mythology, its own legends. omens and mystical places. Zaporozhye is not an exception. Let us, for example, remember one of the most popular myths Zaporozhye – som-eaters prowl the waters of the Dnieper in the vicinity of our city. Only on “Retro Zaporozhye” – the whole truth about the Dnieper fish-killers!

The beginning of 1991. Zaporozhye. Real excitement in the city the Republican newspaper “Komsomolskaya banner” (aka “Goat”). One of her rooms just a bestseller at the local level – re-read it and even retell each other. Still – here goes the article titled “Dnieper killer”. And a sidebar to the article could not be evident to the Cossacks: “we First noticed a military ship, standing near the Dnieper. It turned out that afternoon, this former hunter submarines serves as a base for young sailors. At night he goes out on business, and… start the explosions”.

According to the authors, the ship comes out to hunt… som-eating, which was got near the island Khortytsia. Large fish not only eat everything and everyone indiscriminately, but even attack ships. “Last year zafiksirovano a dozen attacks on motor and sailing boats,” writes “the Goat”. To Board one of these tugs that sank as a result of this RAM, and stuck the hero – com big: five meters long and half a ton in weight. And the worst thing – in the stomach of catfish, according to some Whips and King, were found the remains of three people. Continue reading

Than sick aquarium fish.

Aquarium — a piece of nature at home. The fact of the problem is that in home. In the wild all animals are subject to natural selection. Sick fish will not have time to Dodge the predator and will be caught by a bird or other predator fish. Thus in nature is controlled by the development of various diseases.

Aquarium fish very vulnerable to disease. Not at home predators. Even their immunity depends on the environmental situation. And she, in turn, depends on the owner of the aquarium. And sometimes the fish want to shout, yeah we can’t hear them. Swim and okay. Meanwhile, the silent beauties can seriously hurt.

Identify the disease by symptoms.

Viral diseases

Viral diseases of fish appear because of improper maintenance. With that one fish, well, the other is not suitable. It is influenced by peculiarities of the habitat in the wild. Because some fish live in hot tropical countries, others in raging rivers, others in cool, calm lakes. Therefore, before buying you need to think about compatibility of this or that species of fish. To viral diseases include such diseases as dropsy, lymphocystis, ekzoftalm, septicaemia and penderitaan filterable viruses. Continue reading

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