brohis

Emerald catfish BROHIS or GREEN

Emerald brohis was introduced to Europe in the nineteenth century from Peru. In nature, these fish are found in waters of Ecuador, Peru and the Amazon headwaters. It is the oldest member of this species of fish living in home aquariums. These fish have become very popular among aquarists because of their activity, they exhibit in the aquarium, and the adaptability under any conditions. Fish have a size of up to 8.5 cm long.
Emerald brohis has a large head with relatively high trunk that gradually decreases to the tail unit. The flat sides of the fish are covered with two rows of hard plates that perform a protective function against the encroachments of predatory fish. Bladed tail unit. Boca fish have a greenish brilliant color, a bright yellow belly and back is pale brown with a slight tinge of green. Unlike the male has a tapered female dorsal fin, except that it is smaller in size and its abdomen less rounded than in females.
As with all types of catfish brohisy are nocturnal. They are very mobile and swim in small groups, so it is desirable to keep their flock of several fish, with a greater proportion of males. Fish swim in a substantially lower water layer, occasionally rising to the surface in order to swallow a bit of air. Brohisov  can be kept in community tank with the same peace-loving fish, as they are.
To keep the aquarium for a spacious capacity of 100 liters, densely planted with plants, including floating. There must be a large number of shelters in the form of snags, rocks and caves. As the soil is desirable to use sand or gravel wiped. In the aquarium should not be any sharp objects, as Fish digging can damage his mouth. Continue reading

Aquarium catfish

Aquarium catfish

Review of aquarium fish. Aquarium catfish.
Not less popular. than guppies. angelfish. platypus or gourami. aquarists have enjoyed aquarium catfish. A large number of different sub-species of aquarium fish.
Species aquarium catfish
Here representatives of the genus Corydoras, and close to them aspidorasy, brohisy and dianemy, and standing alone, larger hoplosternumy.
About mottled catfish we are told in the previous article, we will mention briefly about some more. Aquarium catfish will bring not only the variety in your tank, and make it cleaner. And the observation of their behavior will bring you many joyful moments.
II. and perhaps already the first, most popular aquarium species of catfish – a catfish loricariid.
Absolute leaders group aquarium catfish are pterygoplichthys gibbiceps and ordinary Ancistrus. These sellers aquarium catfish aquarium fish is recommended as useful cleaners aquariums. Indeed, Ancistrus and pterygoplichthys, in contrast to the speckled catfish, destroying algal growth of bacterial films and other organic debris from the bottom of the aquarium, and the presence of natural wood driftwood in an aquarium, aquarium catfish contain  of this species, we can say definitely. But it is worth remembering that pterygoplichthys gibbiceps growing very fast and can reach up to 40-45 cm in length and some hobbyists is a problem, what to do with a large catfish overgrown. Although some pet shops will change willingly you this catfish in small aquarium catfish.
Like most somoobraznyh, glass catfish may be advisable to almost any aquarist. Continue reading

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