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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

Fish-Ghost

Glass catfish — fish is very distinctive. Not only that, they have an unusual color, or rather lack of it, they do not behave like other catfishes…

Glass catfish

In Taurus this remarkable fish has no pigments. Catfish were shining through — see the skeleton and some entrails. Throughout the length of 6-10 cm of the body is a stripe of the ridge, you can see the spikes rib bones — Jolly Roger of your aquarium, night Ghost and a pirate.

Fish really like glass, not alive and it is not clear where her heart and blood.

But it has created mother nature this dwusage Indian glass catfish. Although some incorrectly call it Thai or confused with Malaysian less transparent yellowish glass. But a little adjust you without effort will distinguish the true from its other Indian counterparts, and familiarizing myself already never with anybody will not mix up on the behavior.

Buying glass you should know that to buy these fishes for aquarium decorations is not worth it. Huge probability that their Pets during the day you won’t notice. Glass catfish do not have pigment and as all albinos prefer the night to the day. Continue reading

Decorative catfish – your humble bottom friend for long years

Spotted catfish is the most popular decorative representative large-scale armored catfish. This is a very hardy, strong and peace-loving fish-worker, which is easily diluted.

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The history and description of the breed

The content of fish in the aquarium has continued for a century. For the first time this breed was registered in Paris in 1876. Remarkably, this pet was the first of those who are able to build and start to keep in captivity. In nature these fish live in shallow water, near coastal strip. They do not like fast currents and depths.

Comfortable conditions for fish are in the presence of a velvety silty soils and relatively high temperature environment. The traditional Constitution of the body – surround convex back and flat abdomen.

Bone specimens are in the form of plates, resembling shingles, which are flush with each other. That is why the breed belongs to the family of crustacea. The vast majority of this breed of fish is missing scales. Continue reading

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