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. Continue reading
Currently becoming more popular marine aquariums. They contain over 800 species of marine fish. The brilliance of the outfit, the intricacy and variety of forms, especially coral, creatures, amazing behavior put them far above the representatives of the freshwater ichthyofauna. Living environment for marine fishes (salinity 30-35% pH 8,0-8,4) is much more complicated than freshwater, and maintain its stability only by applying a sophisticated filtering system and water reclamation, temperature control, and so on. Water temperature should not exceed 33 °C. Illumination (at the height of the aquarium is about 50 cm) is 1 W per 1 cm length or 50 square centimeter area of the aquarium. A saltwater aquarium should not be less than 150-200 l volume. aquarium forum
One of the representatives of marine aquarium fishes is the clown fish. Continue reading
One of the most attractive, bright and conspicuous inhabitants of the black sea expanse is a fish called a sea cock. The main distinguishing features of this amazing fish can be quite large, resembling wings, Gill fins, and rich brick-reddish discolouration of the body. Beautiful iridescent blue-leaden color of the fins of a sea cock framed by a blue border with bold red threads.
Head sea cock has a very large size. There are clearly visible flat forehead and big upper lip that hangs over the lower lip. In the top of the head of this fish, namely, over her eyes are the characteristic spikes. On the Gill fins sea cock completely absent membrane. They are in the form of three beams. With the help of such fins, to some extent, similar to feet, the fish of the sea cock during the hunt can easily start off from the seabed.
Fish gurnard belongs to the category of predators, however, it is found mainly near the seabed. Most often this fish is found in sandy clearings, located approximately at a depth of thirty meters. Eats gurnard mainly mullet, another occupant of the near-bottom water layers of the sea. Continue reading