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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

Types of aquarium fish

Describe the shape of the body resembles a roach. Scales large, shiny, silvery color with a greenish tint. Caudal, anal and pelvic fins are bright red, the dorsal and pectoral fins are transparent, white. In the middle of the body from head to tail passes merges with the general background of the green strip at the base of the tail that becomes a black spot, which has the form of an elongated diamond. Adult females reach a length of 10 cm, males are much smaller and have a slimmer body. Painting of males and females are quite similar.
Contents: Tetragonopterus – fish is very unpretentious, gets along well with other fish, especially when growing with them. Under normal conditions, the best temperature is 18-20 ° C, during the spawning temperature should be raised to 22 ° C. It enjoys a spacious aquarium, part of which should be densely planted with plants. Hold tetragonopterusy flocks, all while on the move. At the slightest fright whole flock hidden among thickets. Food likes alive, especially Daphnia, bloodworms thrown enough until he falls to the bottom, from the bottom of the food reluctantly accepts, and so it is best to give joker in floating motylnitse through which it gradually creeps into the water and gradually eaten. If a lot of plants in the aquarium, and it is well lit,
the additional water aeration tetragonopterus requires. Continue reading

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