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
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
The conservation of pond fish in the winter.
During the construction of pond is necessary to provide in the pond wintering pit with a total depth of 2 m, 2.5 m is better (for Moscow and Moscow region). This hole should easily fit all pond fish. Keep in mind that koi can grow up to 60-70 cm. the Second condition is that the pond never completely covered with ice . Must always be a hole for air exchange. Toxic gases generated by rotting organic matter needs to go outside, the water must be oxygenated. Even two days the concentration of marsh gas can reach concentrations that are dangerous to fish. Constantly punching a hole in the ice is not recommended – you can stun or scare the fish, forcing them to move actively, which is not very good during the rest period. To maintain ice-free polynyas are of special devices . Their main principle of operation is to raise the warmer water layers at the surface, not allowing the ice to freeze. Even better would be to feel the fish, if you equip a small reservoir with an air compressor . His pipes and nozzles should be located near the wells warm – not cold. To install all the equipment, of course, in the fall, before the first ice.
If for some reason, to install electrical equipment should not be necessary for solicitante. However, drilling they need more often that the pond was completely covered with ice. This ice can break up a hammer – the fish can suffer from shock. Emergency the easiest way to make a hole in the ice – put a pan of hot water and wait until it melts. Continue reading