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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

Intellectuals with obnoxious character

Fish’s extensive collection of cichlids are one of the most interesting inhabitants of the aquarium. And this is connected not only with their beautiful coloring, but also with a very complex behavior.

Watching a pair of cichlids that build a nest for future spawning. Another thing is that in a fit of parental activity they dug up the soil and rip out all the plants and you will have to equip everything all over again… But I get bored with them you just do not have. Large species can grow up to two feet in length, and live in the aquarium up to 25 years. Small cichlids live less than 3-6 years.

Fish cichlids are complex.

The origin of aquarium cichlids

Because the family is quite numerous and widespread across the globe, aquarium cichlids come from different regions with different habitat conditions. In aquariums contain mostly American and African cichlids. The last occurs, for the most part, from three major African lakes: Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi. For each of the groups requires special conditions. Continue reading

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