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Types of aquarium fish

The science knows more than 22 thousand species of fish. Types of aquarium fish . of course, less, and the most popular will take only a few hundred. What kinds of aquarium fishes the most suitable for home detention, will today tell the country of the Soviets.

Today some of the most common at home types of aquarium fish are the species belonging to the family Cyprinidae . To this family belong to species such as aquarium fish goldfish . barb . zebrafish .

Another popular family of fish is pelleve. To this family belong such types of aquarium fish like guppies, swordtail, platies, mollies. With these types of aquarium fish many begin their hobby of aquariums.

Various types of fish family somovyh become nowadays more and more popular. Speckled catfish . glass catfish . catfish-shifters and even electric catfish suitable for a tank. Well established also numerous species of aquarium fish the cichlid family . among them angelfish . discus, etc.

Pearl gourami . spotted gourami, blue gourami, “kissing” gourami, marbled gourami – typical representatives of the suborder labyrinth (ananasovyi).

Labyrinth fish have unicoloniality body . allow them to breathe atmospheric oxygen. When the content of these species of aquarium fish the aquarium must be closed with coverslip – labyrinth very bouncy.

To the family of tetras belong to such types of aquarium fish like the neon . tetras . termezii . These fish are small, schooling, brightly colored. By the way, to the same family belong and piranhas . which have lately become very popular inhabitants of aquariums.

The main criteria for the selection of species of aquarium fish for home aquarium size, the size of the fish themselves, the presence of specific requirements for the content .

So, freshwater aquarium fishes length 2.5 cm (excluding tail) 192 cm 2 of surface area of the aquarium, if the fish holodoljubivaja and 64 2 – tropical species.

For marine species of aquarium fish 2.5 cm long should be given for at least 18 liters of water during the first six months and not less than 9 litres – for the rest of the time.

These data are based on the needs of each fish in sufficient quantities of oxygen. But the so-called territorial species of aquarium fish require more space per fish . otherwise fish possible between fights.

The number of opposite-sex members of the same species of aquarium fish should be selected depending on whether the breeding of fish. As a rule, one male to 4-5 females pick up or contain fish in pairs.

Different types of aquarium fish require different hardness of water, acidity, temperature, degree of aeration. Therefore, choosing the types of aquarium fish for keeping in the aquarium absemetova, we should not forget about it.

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