For keeping goldfish it is better to have a tank capacity of at least 50 litres per individual. With the increase in the volume of the tank density should increase slightly, but much should not get carried away, with these fish is very easy to cross the line. In particular, in a volume of 100 l you can put two goldfish (or three, but in this case you will need to make a strong filtration and increase water changes). 150 l can be planted 3-4 individuals, in 200 l – 5-6, 250 l – 6 to 8, etc. Say that we are talking about grown fish size 5-7 cm, excluding the length of the caudal fin..
Goldfish like to dig in the soil. As the soil is better to use coarse sand or pebbles, which are not so easily scattered fish. The aquarium itself must be spacious and species, with large plants. However, tender plants quickly deteriorate goldfish or the surface of their leaves in water contaminated with suspended particles of trash. Therefore, in an aquarium with goldfish it is recommended to plant plants with stiff leaves and a good root system, such as Vallisneria, potbelly, Sagittaria, or the most enduring, such as Elodea. Continue reading
Coral reef in miniature: clowns and anemones
Clown fish, they are also amfiprion – obligatory inhabitants of coral reefs of the Pacific and Indian oceans. This is a small fish up to 12 cm, colorful and bright as clown makeup. They have their house and back on the reef – anemone. Clowns are easy to keep in the aquarium, a little harder with anemones: they are capricious and can crawl along the bottom in search of the perfect place. Clowns do not feel very comfortable without sea anemones, so it is advisable to have them with her.
Clown – fish family. In youth they find a mate, choose the anemone and live in it together for the whole life – 18 years of age. Fish rarely sail more than a couple meters from the tentacles of the anemone, they feed on passing zooplankton and algae. Anemone got leftovers, but the food he needs much less than the fish. Continue reading
Cichlids in Your home fully dedicated to aquarium fish – cichlids (cichlides). Description of aquarium fish, the basics of keeping and breeding these beautiful creatures, the real kings of the aquarium! To watch the cichlids for hours, especially fascinating period of courtship and rearing offspring, and of course the ability of these aquarium fish recognize their owners.
Our site has the reference orientation. We will try to collect in one place descriptions of and recommendations on the content of the main types of cichlids. At the moment completely ready directory of Malawi and Tanganyika cichlids. At the moment we are developing the catalog of American cichlids. Continue reading