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
Aquarium fish, like other living creatures, susceptible to various diseases. If you want the inhabitants of Your aquarium pleasing to the eye, will not only have time to change the water and feed the fish, but to follow some other rules and also to monitor the health of beneficiaries. In this article we will discuss the main diseases of aquarium fish, symptoms, methods of treatment and prevention.
For any disease, it is important to identify it. Pay attention to the inhabitants of Your aquarium. Sick fish swims slowly or if the pendulum dangling in the water. Try to hit your finger on the glass, any healthy fish will sharply depart from the source of the noise. If the fish in response to knock is behaving sluggishly — this is a worrying sign. The presence of the disease is the fact that for a long time, the fish hangs at the water surface, not moving its fins, or Vice versa cannot rise from the bottom. Consider the most common diseases of aquarium fish.
The cause of hydrocephalus, as a rule, are unfavorable conditions: poor temperature, lack of aeration, the water is dirty. The fish who had dropsy, exophthalmia, and appears General weakness, the body swells, the scales are raised, the skin swells and becomes whitish.
Dropsy can be cured only at an early stage, so it’s very important scoreability the disease. Treatment involves a bath of 80 mg of Chloromycetin per 10 liters of water in which fish is placed for up to 30 minutes. Continue reading
In recent years, and especially in the last two years, there has been increased attention of buyers to this specific form of koi carp as a “veiltail” carp. Its other names – “Ghost”, “butterfly”, “Voile”, “dragon” and so on. In our newsletter we decided to devote special attention to this specific form of carp.
In order to properly “place” such an interesting fish to a buyer, it is worth to mention the problem of its origin. Traditionally it is believed that the “veil” carp is a hybrid of a goldfish, especially comets, carp and traditional koi different variations.
We do not know reliably, what is the situation in Ukraine and on the territory of the Russian Federation known positive experiments of this crossing. However, to receive the intelligible F2 generation of such offspring is impossible, the fish loses the specific characteristics of the species, externally, it’s not like the “veil” of carp, lose the mustache, “leaves” in carp and gets symptoms of degeneration. There are also quite a scientific concept of the origin of the veiltail forms within species through a long process of breeding selection. However, it suffers from incompleteness – the real “veil” carp in the dynamics of its development resembles the traditional carp, the development and selection forms must remind razvijenog. Continue reading