maintenance, care, compatibility
Funny topic, is not it. Cats and dogs we give nicknames, but the names of the fish … why not!
Here I picked up, in my opinion, the most interesting names for the aquarium nicknames.
For male fish:
Adam, Admiral Adolf, Aikido, Iroh, aquamarine, Aquarius, Alex, Alejandro, Amadeus, Amigo, Angel, Antonio, Antoshka, Anubis, anchovies, oranges, Armageddon, Arnoldik, Archie, Buddy, Bako, Bucks, Bellman, Bandit, Barbossa, Barmaley, Fugitive, White-tailed, White, Bilan, Blade, Bob, Boniface, Bonopart, Boria, Boatsman, Rogue, Bublik, Waldemar, Bartholomew, Vasily, Vaska, Veteran, Victor Karpych, Vinni, Leader of the hoghlikh, the sihihih, the sihihih, the sihih, the sihih, the sihih, the sihih, the sihih, the sihih, the sikh Garik, Harry Potter, Hercules, Givi, Glavryba, David, Darmoed, Dexter, Demon, Jazz, Jenson, Jerry, Jean, Joe, John, Johnny, Dollar, Associate Professor, Drakosha, Dracula, Drachun, Erik, Zhivchik, Zhorik, Zyoba, Snack, Zygmund, Zorro, Nibbler, Indigo, Ichteander, Kai, Captain Nemo, Casper, Kesha, Killer, King, Kling, Confucius, Korn, Xavier, Ktulhuh bush, Kutuzov, Lazarus, Lucky Larry, Lelik, Lenardo, Leon, Leopold, Luntik, Lucifer, Michael Manyunya, Mario, Mars, Moby, Monya, Neptune, Nigger, Nemo, Odysseus, Oracle, Oscar Palpalych, Pavlovich , Pakhan, Pepper, Petka, PikAsso, Pirate, Colonel, Poseidon, Professor, Puzka, Rein, Rio, Richie, Roberto, Romochka, Rybik, Rybson, Syoma, Simon, Alpha Male, Sassafras, Sid, Soso, Stepa Mikhalych, Tyson, Tamagotchi, Tics, tics, William, barbel, Fedor, Phantom, Felix, Filimon Foxy, Freddy, havchik, Chopik, Charlie, Scale, Chip Shaitan Shmyga, Shtirlits, Jung, Jupiter, Eustace Yakusha
For female fish:
Aurora, Aqua, Alex, Alice, Angelina, Assol, Aphrodite, Bagheera, Barbie, Bella, Snow White, Busia, Vanessa, Gracia, Danich, Georgette, Asterisk, Cinderella, Toffee, Droplet, Caramel, Kikimora, Blot, Kopek, Ledi Gaga , Ribbon, Lidinka, Mamba, Margosha, Matilda, Nefertiti, Nyusha, Nancy, Penelope, Rihanna, Mermaid, Sakura, Snowflake, Fairy, Feona, Felicia, Frosya, Shakira, Elizabeth, Juno
And YOU, HOW YOU NAME YOUR FISH?
Fish along with cats and dogs, parrots and turtles are our pets. But for some reason in the overwhelming majority of cases they are deprived and not given a name.
Some people think this is nonsense and overkill, especially if the aquarium is large and more than a dozen species of fish live in it. However, if you think about it, each of them deserves to have their own name.
To determine the choice of names for their fish will help our article.
In fact, fantasy is not limited here. You can call the fish the names of the heroes of your favorite series, teachers at the institute or the names of computer programs (for programmers).
Here are some options for funny names without any binding: Boule-Boule, Glavryba, Palych, Bandit, Professor, Bruce Lee, Akulin, Nefertiti, Zorro, Kiko, Button.
If you love traditions, your fish will be chosen by such names: Timoshka, Miron, Yurik, Xu, Agafia, Yasha, Vasilisa, Alexandra, Arkasha, Victor Karpych.
Today, a considerable number of people draw up their offices or apartments with the help of a variety of aquariums – large or small, filled with simple guppies or bright exotic fish. In short, these pets are very popular for busy people. Care of them is the most minimal.
For young children, this option is also not bad. A lot of time care does not take, but teaches responsibility. However, that is the question!
Kids (yes, however, and adults) are often trying to come up with names for fish! And this is not at all surprising.
Like any pets, they are family members. Accordingly, the names for the fish give them individuality, make them full-fledged friends.
So how to call these little frisky water pets?
So, more. Names for fish can be picked up without any problems.
The main thing is to start to carefully consider their favorites. Many, for example, are guided by color. It can be Polosatik, Sunny, Ryzhik, Chernushka, etc. And some owners are used to focus on size.
For example, Fat Cat or Baby. In such cases, the names of the fish will be obvious to all the people around them.
And you can “turn on” more and your sense of humor. That is, to come up with any extraordinary names, lifting you and your friends in the mood. Suppose Taranka or Piranha.
Some comedians come up with very sophisticated nicknames – something like Herring under a fur coat. Typically, these names of their fish chooses young people who want to stand out among friends with wit.
Although you should not forget also about the behavior of the fish. Watch her, and you can draw the appropriate conclusions. Someone will call his fish Lazy, someone – Zadira, someone – A sauteer, and someone – Shustrikom.
The ideal option would be such a name, if the character trait of your pet is pronounced.
The betta fish or cockerel (lat. Betta splendens) is unpretentious, handsome, but can slaughter the female and other males.
It is a typical labyrinth fish, that is, it can breathe atmospheric oxygen. It was the aquarium cockerel, and even his relative, the macropod, that were among the first aquarium fish that were brought to Europe from Asia.
But long before that moment, the fighting fish were already bred in Thailand and Malaysia.
Fish gained popularity for its luxurious appearance, interesting behavior and ability to live in small aquariums. And he is easily divorced and just as easily crossed, as a result – a lot of color variations, different in everything, from the color to the shape of the fins.
The wild form of the rooster does not shine with beauty – greenish or brown, with an oblong body and short fins. He received the name of the fighting fish for the fact that the males arrange furious fights with each other, which often end with the death of one of the opponents. Wild form and to this day used in Thailand for fighting, although not already leading up to the complete destruction of one of the fish.
Despite the fact that the fish are fierce fighters, they have a peculiar behavior in a fight. If one of the males rises after the air during the battle, the second one will not touch it, but wait patiently until it returns.
Also, if two males fight, the third does not interfere with them, but waits in the wings.
But those cockerels, which you will find on sale, are far from such fighting fish as their relatives. No, their character has not changed, they will also fight. The very concept of this fish has changed, because the current breeds must bear beauty, they have gorgeous fins, so long that they are damaged even by plants, not to mention fighting.
They are kept for beauty, gorgeous colors and equally gorgeous fins, and not for fighting qualities.
With the right neighbors, they are pretty livable. But during spawning, the male is extremely aggressive, and will attack any fish.
Especially fish like him (even his female) or brightly colored. Because of this, they usually keep one for an aquarium, or they pick up fish for him that he cannot offend.
A male can be kept with a female, provided that the aquarium is large enough and the female has room to hide.
Attention! The cockerel is just great for beginners and those aquarists who can not afford a large aquarium. He needs the very minimum both in volume and in nutrition.
And he is unpretentious, strong, always on sale. Due to its labyrinth apparatus, it can survive in poor water for oxygen, and in very small aquariums.
If you have been to the market, you probably have seen how these fish are often sold in tiny banks. On the one hand, it speaks about unpretentiousness in maintenance and care, but on the other hand it is a bad example. On how to choose the right aquarium for the cock you can read the link, there is nothing complicated there.
It dwells in all layers of water, but prefers the upper ones. It is very simple to keep it, for one fish, 15-20 liters will be enough, although this is a minimal amount, it still needs care. You should not keep it in a round aquarium, although it is a popular phenomenon.
It is better to have a rooster in an aquarium of 30 liters, with a heater and always covered, as they can jump out.
If you do not contain one, but other fish, you need an even more spacious aquarium, with shelters for the female, preferably with dimmed light and floating plants. From regular care, it is imperative to change the water, about 25% of the volume per week, since the accumulated decay products will primarily affect the state of the fins.
As for the filter, it does not hurt, but oxygen (aeration) is not needed, it breathes from the surface of the water.
As for water parameters, they can be very different, only temperature is crucial, since it is a tropical species. In general, it is recommended: temperature 24-29C, ph: 6.0-8.0, 5 – 35 dGH.
Today cockerels (lat. Betta splendens) are popular aquarium fish. Belong to the family Macropod, suborder Labyrinth fish.
In males, the character is snooty, for which they are called “fighting fish”. They do not always tolerate settlements with other fish, it is difficult for them to live with their neighbors because of their pugnacity.
If a male cockerel is housed in one aquarium together with another cockerel, then conflicts will arise between them that will result in bodily injuries and plucked fins.
But this does not mean that they can not be settled with fish. On the contrary, a good neighborhood harmonizes life in an aquarium.
If your tank is spacious, it has created an excellent aquascap that resembles a natural biotope, there are many plants, shelters, a biological balance is established – then all inhabitants will be comfortable. An important rule – it is impossible for more than one male cock to live within the same aquarium.
They can not be called territorial fish, but it so happened that they will fight. On one male you can settle several females, so it will be comfortable.
Betta splendens females are smaller in size, their fins are shorter, their character is calmer. But females can also conflict with each other, as well as with the male. Females can be kept in one nursery by 3-4 individuals.
They are less aggressive, but their character is also unpredictable. If you notice that the betta fish show constant aggression towards their neighbors, and this leads to fatal consequences, then do not spare money for another reservoir, settling in it a restless pet.
Rules for keeping Betta splendens in a common tank
These fish tolerate temperature drops and can feel good at a temperature of +18 and +25 degrees Celsius. But you can not allow sudden drops, because they harm the health of the pet.
Like a labyrinth fish, a cockerel should live in water that corresponds to the ambient air temperature in the room: + 22-26 degrees. Due to the fact that he knows how to breathe a labyrinth organ, aeration is not necessary – this should be taken into account by settling to him other fish that cannot live without dissolved oxygen.
Replace the water should be once a week, 20% of the total volume of the tank. Do not forget to clean the bottom of the remnants of food and dirt.
What rules should be followed so that cockerels can live peacefully in an aquarium with other fish? These rules apply to all cockerels, which can result in peaceful cohabitation with representatives of different types of fish.
- It is not recommended to keep with betta fish with long fins and brightly colored scales. Although the males themselves have a beautiful appearance, they are painfully perceived by “competitors”, which are external stimuli for them.
- You can not settle cockerels with large and predatory fish, for example, African and South American cichlids. The latter in themselves are peaceful creatures, friendly, but they do not get along with the fighting fish.
- Try to keep the fish in water that is suitable for everyone. You can not settle heat-loving and cold-loving species. For example, a golden fish cannot live in warm water, therefore it is incompatible with betta.
- Betta splendens fish can be settled with speckled catfish, tetras, gourami, swordtails, mollies. After settling the fish in the aquarium, observe their behavior. You can also keep the fish from a young age together, so they are better accustomed to each other. Fish should not be less than 5 cm in length. If the neighbor fish has died, do not hook the new fish with the rooster, otherwise it will score it.
- Compatibility with other fish will be successful if the betta lives in a spacious tank of 50-100 liters. There you can put a lot of decor, shelters, which will reduce to the “no” territorial claims and conflicts.
Take a look at the common cockpit aquarium.
There are such aquarium fish, the compatibility with which the betta is good, they live peacefully, with periodic fights that do not lead to death. These include gourami marble, cardinals, labo, lyalius, macrognathus, scalar.
But it should be noted that the first days of the settlement should be monitored for their reaction, in case of aggression, they are settled separately from each other.
Almost perfect compatibility of the fish Betta splendens with platies, Donaciinae, black mollies, ornatusami, nagging gourami, akantoftalmusami, befortiyami, Ancistrus, minors, ototsinklyuchami, rasbora, black tetra, Congo, botsiyami, tarakatumami, lorikariyami, gastromizonami Siamese, brocade catfish.
Males and guppies – it is believed that guppies and betts live in water with different parameters, therefore they are only conditionally compatible. There were examples of good compatibility, but it’s not always worth the risk. Males can chase guppies throughout the aquarium until their fins are torn off.
Guppies can live at a temperature of 18-28 degrees, although 22-25 degrees for them more than acceptable temperature. The diet of both fish is the same, so some razvodchiki did not have difficulty in keeping.
Scalar and betta – compatibility is not bad, provided a spacious tank. These fish almost ignore each other, without attracting attention. The males will rather distort each other than the scalar will bother.
However, during spawning, scalars become more aggressive and can drive all neighbors, including labyrinth ones. Set in the nursery a lot of shelters and plants to protect all.
Gourami – all species are close relatives of cockerels, so compatibility can be great. Gourami – curious creatures, tenacious and active, also feed, breathe with gills and atmospheric oxygen.
Males do not bother them, sometimes it happens the other way around. Plant them together in a tank of at least 70 liters cubic.
All Macropod enemies are the same: they are large and predatory fish, with which they should not be settled.
Look at the cockerels in the company of gourami.
Mollies and cockerels can live in an aquarium because they carry the same water parameters. But there is one fact – slightly brackish water is preferred by mollies, but Betta is not. Temperatures of 24-27 degrees is optimal for content.
At low temperatures, both fish begin to hurt. Molly – viviparous fish that must breed in a separate, spawning tank, so that no one will destroy their fry.
The bets are alone in aggressive hydrobionts, so they can be moved to the males only with a flock of 4-7 fish. In the aquarium fights are small, reaching only 8 cm in length.
Peaceful, you can keep them with the same neighbors, provided space and shelters. Males with them almost no conflict.
Corridors – as neighbors are suitable for many fish. They have a calm disposition, an interesting body color, and bring a lot of benefits.
If the rooster does not eat the food, the corridor will pick it up. Somiki swim at the bottom of the aquarium, cockerels at the bottom only sleep. Compatibility between them is proven, cockerels rarely bother corridors.
The corridors, like labyrinths, can use atmospheric air for breathing. Such a pet can survive under critical conditions.
Somiki poorly tolerate salt and organics, as well as betta. Replacement of water in the general aquarium should occur once a week.