maintenance, care, compatibility
Caring for fish in an aquarium is a must for every aquarist. Keeping fish requires a responsible approach, and with proper treatment of their pets, they will bring many benefits. It is believed that the aquarium is useful for the home, helps to cope with stress.
Small fishes have a beneficial effect on the emotions of adults and children, cultivate a sense of responsibility in a person. How to properly maintain the fish, and care for them?
Proper care for aquarium fish should take into account the various requirements for maintenance depending on the type of fish, a description of their behavior and compatibility.
Not only fish of the same species can live in an aquarium, but also completely different individuals.
Compatibility of fish in an aquarium is an important condition on which its beauty and their well-being will depend.
For compatibility, aquarium fish that are in the home pond should have similar maintenance and care requirements. The first compatibility setting is whimsical.
You should not lodge along whimsical exotic fish with the most hardy and simple.
The second parameter is temperature. Some species of fish are sensitive to temperature fluctuations, in the aquarium you need to select fish with the same temperature requirements and provide them with optimal conditions using the thermostat.
It is not necessary to combine cold-loving individuals with heat-loving ones. For example, gold ornamental can be contained together with the tails, orades and telescopes.
These individuals love cool water at 21 degrees.
The third parameter is temperament. You can not keep together aggressive and peaceful fish. In this case, predatory species pursue peaceful ones, and if there is a difference in size, they can eat more timid ones.
Often, even predatory fish of the same species can eat each other. For example, piranhas – they absolutely can not be combined with any of the types of fish.
For two dozen piranhas need an aquarium of 700 liters. Even weak individuals from their flock can eat.
Another important parameter is collective fish species. Establishment of individual individuals can end badly. Alone such fish will feel uncomfortable and may die.
For example, peaceful individuals – swordtails, danios, copper tetras, black neons, philomens. They live collectively, so they need to start on several individuals.
In the care of fish an important place is occupied by the correct feeding. It is advisable to give food from one to two times a day in the amount that the fish eat in 10-20 minutes. They must be fed at the same time and in one place.
Siphon is better to immediately remove the remnants of food and prevent contamination. The diet of the feed should be different – dry, vegetable, bloodworm or frozen.
Proper and high-quality care for all types of aquarium fish is the maintenance of a clean environment of their habitat and regular partial replacement of water. Once a week it is necessary to change 20% of the total water volume.
Before that, defend it for 2-3 days to get rid of all chlorine vapors. Full replacement of water is very rare – it is undesirable for the inhabitants of the aquarium.
The soil should be constantly cleaned with siphon from the remnants of food and waste products, otherwise the biological balance can be disturbed in the aquarium.
To ensure the fish a comfortable life you need to have in the aquarium – a heater, aeration, lighting, soil, plants. It is important not to overcrowd aquarium fish.
For every centimeter of an adult fish an average of one and a half liters of water should fall, and for some species even more.
Aquarium fish – a great opportunity to create a corner of wildlife at home. Considering all the recommendations for care, and correctly combining the inhabitants of the aquarium, its content does not cause much trouble.
Dear reader! This article is a team of all the articles on our site.
We also tried to supplement the article with the nuances of maintaining and caring for goldfish in an aquarium.
Why do you need such an article? Everything is very simple.
Many beginners in the aquarium world do not know how to contain them, make gross mistakes, as a result of which in a month the goldfish at best fall ill with fin rot and at worst pop up with the belly up.
For example, often on our forum, and on the Internet as a whole, they ask the question – why does my goldfish swim sideways or belly up? When you start to understand, look for the cause of this disease and ask questions to the owner. the answer is by itself and literally lies on the surface of the water.
Many do not know, forget, or do not want to know that feeding fish should be balanced, that is, in their diet should include dry food, and live and vegetable. Goldfish are gluttonous, prone to overeating, so the question of balance in the diet for them as for anyone is relevant. As for the aforementioned question, the answer is simple – in the process of eating dry food, goldfish swallow air with food.
If you feed them only dry food, fish, due to excess air in the food system, begin to float belly up. The problem is solved elementary – the fish are transferred to the correct, full-fledged feeding and after 3-4 days the goldfish begin to swim normally.
Alas, such examples are mass and it is impossible to highlight everything. But, we still try to do it, by centralizing all the information about goldfish.
We will try to focus on the most important points of the content of gold aquarium fish.
Goldfish: description, types, highlights
Aquarium catfish maintenance care compatibility feeding description of the photo video.
Preparing for the purchase of aquarium catfish
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AMBLIDORAS OF HANKOK OR BEDROOM SOMIK-AQUORIUM FISH.
Telescope – goldfish: content, compatibility, breeding, photo-video review
Order, family: Carp.
Comfortable water temperature: 18-25 C.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
Compatibility: with all the peaceful fish (danios, terntion, catfish speckled, neons, etc.)
Useful tips: There is an opinion (especially for some reason, from the sellers of pet stores) that when buying fish of this type you should be ready for frequent cleaning of the aquarium (almost with a vacuum cleaner))). This opinion is justified by the fact that the “Golden Fish” nibbled and left a lot of “Kakul”. So, this is not true.
He himself repeatedly wound up such fish … there is no dirt – I spend an easy cleaning of the aquarium about once every two weeks. So, do not be scared of sellers tales.
Fish look very nice in the aquarium. And for greater purity and control of “kakulyami”, bring more catfish into the aquarium (speckled catfish, catfish, acanthophthalmus cules) and other aquarium orderlies.
It is also noted that these fish love to eat vegetation – do not buy expensive plants in the aquarium.
The telescope is one of the fish included in the so-called “Golden Fish” family. The fish is unusual and very beautiful.
Received its name for large bulging eyes, which may have a spherical, cylindrical or conical shape. Fish size up to 12cm.
The body is ovoid, the fins are long, anal and caudal forked.
There are two types of telescopes:
– Scaleless: one-colored and pied print;
The color of the telescope is variable: red, orange, calico, black.
These fish are not very demanding of conditions. The main thing with its content is proper feeding – the key to success is the balance of the feed.
The fish is susceptible to intestinal diseases and gill rot.
For the content you need a spacious aquarium with clean water without impurities. Neighbors should not be active and even more aggressive fish – barbs, cichlids, gourams, etc.
Comfortable parameters of water: temperature 18-25 ° C, aquarium water hardness 6-18 o, pH 5.0-8.0. Reinforced aeration and filtration.
The peculiarity of the fish is that it loves to rummage in the ground. As the soil is better to use coarse sand or pebbles, which are not so easily scattered fish.
The aquarium itself should be spacious and species, with large-leaved plants. Therefore, in the aquarium it is better to plant plants with hard leaves and a good root system.
Fish in respect of feed unpretentious. They eat quite a lot and willingly, so remember that it is better to underfeed the fish than to overfeed them. The amount of food given daily should not exceed 3% of the weight of the fish.
Adult fish are fed twice a day – early in the morning and in the evening. Feed is given as much as they can eat in ten to twenty minutes, and the remnants of non-eaten food should be removed.
Feeding aquarium fish should be correct: balanced, varied. This fundamental rule is the key to successful keeping of any fish, be it guppies or astronotuses.
Article “How and how much to feed aquarium fish” talks in detail about this, it outlines the basic principles of the diet and feeding regime of fish.
In this article, we note the most important thing – feeding fish should not be monotonous; both dry and live food should be included in the diet. In addition, you need to take into account the gastronomic preferences of a particular fish and, depending on this, include in its diet ration either with the highest protein content or vice versa with vegetable ingredients.
Popular and popular feed for fish, of course, are dry food. For example, hourly and everywhere can be found on the aquarium shelves of food company “Tetra” – the leader of the Russian market, in fact, the range of feeds of this company is striking.
In the “gastronomic arsenal” of Tetra are included as individual feed for a certain type of fish: for goldfish, for cichlids, for loricarids, guppies, labyrinths, arovan, discus, etc. Also, Tetra has developed specialized foods, for example, for enhancing color, fortified or for feeding fry.
Detailed information on all Tetra feeds, you can find on the official website of the company – here.
It should be noted that when buying any dry food, you should pay attention to the date of its production and shelf life, try not to buy food by weight, and also keep the food in a closed state – this will help avoid the development of pathogenic flora in it.
Photo fish telescope
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