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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. Continue reading

“Veiltail” carp

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

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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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. The content of the article The…

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