Choosing an aquarium
To begin with, what is there is an aquarium. Let’s just say the aquarium – a tank of water where the fish are placed and plants – is the main element aquarium.
So, you have the desire to have a home aquarium. Before you acquire an aquarium, you should accurately determine for themselves what requirements it must meet. First, it is necessary to think and decide what size you want to have an aquarium, where he will stand, etc. If the aquarium will stand in the living room, it’s worth thinking about her surroundings, including the style of furniture, which must match the home pond. Anyone who loves tinkering might want to create their own model of the tank and place it according to your taste and techniques.
In any case, the aquarium must be selected in accordance with the desires and taste akvariumista capabilities. However, it should be noted that the fish live well and multiply only in this aquarium, where they created conditions similar to the natural. Some fish can live for a certain time and in a simple three-liter jar. To correct the content of their needs vessel with a much larger volume of water. A large aquarium is always better than small, as small aquarium requires blshego care owner and brings a lot of anxiety.
There is a pattern that the lower tank, the poorer the appearance and growth of the fish. Many species of fish, particularly ikromechuschie, if they contain them in small aquariums cease to multiply. Moreover, in a small aquarium may be sudden changes in temperature and chemical composition of water, which does not occur in natural waters. The greater the capacity of the tank, the more stable it is preserved biological balance, and therefore it is easier to maintain. Even without a heater, the temperature of the water in that tank had not dramatically change its performance. In a small tank water temperature can only be for one day decreases and increases to several degrees, as is well known from the practice of wide fluctuations in temperature effect on fish, plants and to all biological processes in the aquarium are extremely unfavorable. Continue reading
Catfish ordinary or as it is called Europe – quite a big fish, which belongs to the family of catfish. For the most part, this fish lives in the bottom portion of all freshwater. Most catfish population lives in the basins of the Caspian, Aral, Black and Azov seas.
Catfish – the largest freshwater fish
Catfish medium size reaches a length of about 3 meters and can weigh up to one and a half kilograms. It is the largest of freshwater fish. Features soms no adipose fin and the absence of spines on the unpaired fins. The characteristic mustache above the upper jaw, are the hallmark of catfish.
Painting catfish – brown with a variation of shades from dark brown to greenish brown. In addition, the habitat also affects the color of fish. Depending on the habitat of catfish can be black, and pale yellow. A very rare species of fish – catfish Albino, which, though rare, is found in nature.
The main food is catfish fry, aquatic insects and crustaceans. More mature individuals eat shellfish, freshwater and other small fish. And the biggest catfish can be fed even pets and waterfowl. Carrion fish also does not disdain.
Life expectancy is less than KGS 35 years, although naukeizvestny and soma-centenarians, whose age is measured in tens of years.
Useful properties, caloric content and composition of meat catfish
mud catfish contains in its structure the whole list of vitamins, rich in vitamins A, C and E. Among the minerals that are found in meat catfish, can be identified zinc, magnesium, fluorine, cobalt, manganese, chromium, copper, potassium and iron. Continue reading
Aquarium fish unpretentious, quiet and very nice pets. You can buy fish for the baby of all ages, even the 2-month-old baby would be happy to watch the bright “spots”, scurrying about in the aquarium; 2-3-year-old toddler in a position to feed the small pets, and the kid 5-6 years can clean the wall aquarium fish and transplanted into another container. In addition, the observation of the slowly floating fish, calms the nervous system.
By purchasing an aquarium for a small child, it is better to opt for the aquarium medium volume – 60-80 liters, placing it on a pedestal or stand. It is advisable to determine the aquarium in a place protected from direct sunlight, radiators and drafts. You should not be placed next to the aquarium frequently slams the door, because the fish will be frightened.
First, the bottom of the tank should fill up the soil, after washing your new aquarium, then plant the plants, beauty can be set decoration, then you must carefully pour cold tap water. If possible, it is better to settle for 1-2 days. Then, should establish aquarium equipment (light unit, filter, compressor discharge air). Let the aquarium fish only 7 days, waiting for the water to defend well, and it formed its own microflora.
Service tank – simple enough task. If the aquarium is very small (up to 40 liters), the biobalance it difficult to hold. Try not to overfeed fish and remember that overpopulation aquarium will inevitably lead to disease and death of the fish population. Buying aquarium fish, be sure to consult with the seller, to what size they grow up. Continue reading