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Angelfish: content, compatibility, care, breeding, species, photo-video review

SCALARIES content, compatibility, care, reproduction, species, photo-video review In my opinion, Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) are among the most beautiful aquarium fish.
These South American cichlids simply fascinate with their elegance and beauty of sailing fins, which, like the wings of an angel, support it in dimensional weightlessness. Actually not for nothing foreign these fish are called angels.
Their mannerism and affinity with the elite Discus, give an aristocratic polish that is unique to them. Aquarists have known these aquarium fishes for more than 100 years and during this time they have earned recognition and respect.

In addition to these advantages, scalarians have well-developed intellect, are not capricious in content, and are caring parents.

Latin name: Pterophyllum scalare.
Order, family: Perciformes (Perciformes), cichlids, cichlids (Cichlidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 22-27 ° C.
Ph acidity: 6-7.5.
Stiffness dH: up to 10 °.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 30%.
The complexity of the content: easy
Compatible scalar: although the scalars are cichlids, they are not aggressive.
Favorable attitude even to small, peaceful fish and even to vivipartes. As neighbors we can recommend: the Red Sword-bearers (they look great with black sklyarias), terntions and other tetras, danios, all soma, gourami and lyaliusi, parrots and apistograms, other non-aggressive chichlades.
Not compatible with: neon, guppies (they will be eaten sooner or later), goldfish (they are pigs, they have a different feeding regime, nervous goldfish and scalars are chasing and plucking them), discus, too, though relatives, but in my opinion not the best neighbors – discus Dear, love warm water, they grow into large fish, capricious. In general, I am in favor of keeping the discus separately in a species aquarium.

See the article – compatibility of aquarium fish.
How many live:
Angelfish are long-lived aquarium and can live for more than 10 years. Find out how much other fish live HERE!








The fish are omnivorous and the feed is absolutely not whimsical. They are happy to eat dry, live food and substitutes.

Like many aquarium scalar dwellers love live food: moth, artemia, choke, cyclops, daphnia. The feed by scalaries is taken from the surface of the water and in its thickness, the fish do not disdain to walk along the bottom after collecting the remnants of food.

The scalar has a peculiarity – they can refuse to eat for up to 2 weeks. So if your scalar does not eat – there is nothing wrong with that.

Feeding aquarium fish must be correct: balanced, diverse. 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 feeds 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.

In nature, scalars live in northern South America

The body is round and very flattened at the sides. It has a very elongated back and anal fin, which gives the fish the shape of a crescent.

Natural – the natural color of the scalar is silver with black transverse stripes; however, as a result of successful selection, various color scales were obtained, for example, a marble scalar, a two-color, red, black, zebra scalar and others. In addition, the veil form of the scalar is derived – with even longer fins.

Angelfish are large, sweeping fish, can reach up to 15 cm in length, and even more than 25 cm in height in the forest.
Story of the angelfish

The Latin name Pterophyllum was given by the famous Austrian zoologist I.Ya. Heckel in 1840 and it translates as “pteron” – a feather and “phyllon” leaf, and together a “winged leaf”.

Before Heckel gave the name Pterophyllum, this fish was already repeatedly described in 1823. Martin Heinrich Karl Lichtenstein, who gave her the name Zeus scalaris.

And in 1931, the fish was described by Baron Jord Léopold Frederik Bagobert Cuvier. He called it Platax scalaris.

It was the scalar and the market name “Blattfische”, translated as leaf fish. This name was given by G. B.

Sagratski, who first managed to bring these fish from Rio Negru to Germany.

Actually, under this name, for the first time, they found themselves in Europe, however, such a name did not eventually stick. Abroad, the angelfish is called “Angelfishes” or simply “Angel”, in Germany “Segelflosser”, which translates as a sail.
In some sources, it is said that for the first time the scalars appeared in Europe in 1909, but this is not the case. From this year, they “dovozili”, but alas, the dead. Only in October 1911 was it possible to bring a living scalar.

And only from this moment on in Europe did the “aquarium-scalar boom” begin: description, disputes, articles in journals, attempts at breeding, etc.
The first successful breeding of scalar in artificial conditions occurred in 1914 at the aquarist from Hamburg – I. Quancar. His success was repeated only a year later by an aquarist from the USA, U.L. Polynn.

It is worth noting that at that time the secret of reproduction was kept in the strictest secrecy – the scalar was very valuable. However, everything is secret when it becomes clear.

Since 1920, breeding scalar gains mass.
In Russia, the scalars multiplied for the first time in 1928. This happened at our aquarist, Mr. A. Smironov – in the evening he went to the theater, and at home in the aquarium he had a hot water heater. The temperature of the water in the aquarium rose to 32 ° C and the scalar spontaneously began spontaneously.

As a note of humor, I would like to say that the Russians are as always – at random and anyhow.
But, aquarists did not stop at the successful artificial breeding of scalar. The second half of the twentieth century was marked by inexorable breeding work on scalars. In 1956, a veil scalar was bred.

In 1957, a spectacular black scalar was introduced in the USA. In 1969, again by the American Charles Hashem, a marble scalar was obtained.

Breeding, reproduction and sexual characteristics of scalar

Angelfish: content, compatibility, care, breeding, species, photo-video review

SCALARIES content, compatibility, care, reproduction, species, photo-video review In my opinion, Angelfish (Pterophyllum scalare) are among the most beautiful aquarium fish.
These South American cichlids simply fascinate with their elegance and beauty of sailing fins, which, like the wings of an angel, support it in dimensional weightlessness. Actually not for nothing foreign these fish are called angels.
Their mannerism and affinity with the elite Discus, give an aristocratic polish that is unique to them. Aquarists have known these aquarium fishes for more than 100 years and during this time they have earned recognition and respect.

In addition to these advantages, scalarians have well-developed intellect, are not capricious in content, and are caring parents.

Latin name: Pterophyllum scalare.
Order, family: Perciformes (Perciformes), cichlids, cichlids (Cichlidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 22-27 ° C.
Ph acidity: 6-7.5.
Stiffness dH: up to 10 °.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 30%.
The complexity of the content: easy
Compatible scalar: although the scalars are cichlids, they are not aggressive.
Favorable attitude even to small, peaceful fish and even to vivipartes. As neighbors we can recommend: the Red Sword-bearers (they look great with black sklyarias), terntions and other tetras, danios, all soma, gourami and lyaliusi, parrots and apistograms, other non-aggressive chichlades.
Not compatible with: neon, guppies (they will be eaten sooner or later), goldfish (they are pigs, they have a different feeding regime, nervous goldfish and scalars are chasing and plucking them), discus, too, though relatives, but in my opinion not the best neighbors – discus Dear, love warm water, they grow into large fish, capricious. In general, I am in favor of keeping the discus separately in a species aquarium.

See the article – compatibility of aquarium fish.
How many live:
Angelfish are long-lived aquarium and can live for more than 10 years. Find out how much other fish live HERE!








The fish are omnivorous and the feed is absolutely not whimsical. They are happy to eat dry, live food and substitutes. Like many aquarium scalar dwellers love live food: moth, artemia, choke, cyclops, daphnia.

The feed by scalaries is taken from the surface of the water and in its thickness, the fish do not disdain to walk along the bottom after collecting the remnants of food.

The scalar has a peculiarity – they can refuse to eat for up to 2 weeks. So if your scalar does not eat – there is nothing wrong with that.

Feeding aquarium fish must be correct: balanced, diverse. 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 feeds 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.

In nature, scalars live in northern South America

The body is round and very flattened at the sides. It has a very elongated back and anal fin, which gives the fish the shape of a crescent. Natural – the natural color of the scalar is silver with black transverse stripes; however, as a result of successful selection, various color scales were obtained, for example, a marble scalar, a two-color, red, black, zebra scalar and others.

In addition, the veil form of the scalar is derived – with even longer fins. Angelfish are large, sweeping fish, can reach up to 15 cm in length, and even more than 25 cm in height in the forest.
Story of the angelfish

The Latin name Pterophyllum was given by the famous Austrian zoologist I.Ya. Heckel in 1840 and it translates as “pteron” – a feather and “phyllon” leaf, and together a “winged leaf”.

Before Heckel gave the name Pterophyllum, this fish was already repeatedly described in 1823. Martin Heinrich Karl Lichtenstein, who gave her the name Zeus scalaris.

And in 1931, the fish was described by Baron Jord Léopold Frederik Bagobert Cuvier. He called it Platax scalaris. It was the scalar and the market name “Blattfische”, translated as leaf fish.

This name was given by G. B. Sagratski, who first managed to bring these fish from Rio Negru to Germany.

Actually, under this name, for the first time, they found themselves in Europe, however, such a name did not eventually stick. Abroad, the angelfish is called “Angelfishes” or simply “Angel”, in Germany “Segelflosser”, which translates as a sail.
In some sources, it is said that for the first time the scalars appeared in Europe in 1909, but this is not the case. From this year, they “dovozili”, but alas, the dead.

Only in October 1911 was it possible to bring a living scalar. And only from this moment on in Europe did the “aquarium-scalar boom” begin: description, disputes, articles in journals, attempts at breeding, etc.
The first successful breeding of scalar in artificial conditions occurred in 1914 at the aquarist from Hamburg – I. Quancar. His success was repeated only a year later by an aquarist from the USA, U.L. Polynn.

It is worth noting that at that time the secret of reproduction was kept in the strictest secrecy – the scalar was very valuable. However, everything is secret when it becomes clear.

Since 1920, breeding scalar gains mass.
In Russia, the scalars multiplied for the first time in 1928. This happened at our aquarist, Mr. A. Smironov – in the evening he went to the theater, and at home in the aquarium he had a hot water heater. The temperature of the water in the aquarium rose to 32 ° C and the scalar spontaneously began spontaneously.

As a note of humor, I would like to say that the Russians are as always – at random and anyhow.
But, aquarists did not stop at the successful artificial breeding of scalar. The second half of the twentieth century was marked by inexorable breeding work on scalars. In 1956, a veil scalar was bred.

In 1957, a spectacular black scalar was introduced in the USA. In 1969, again by the American Charles Hashem, a marble scalar was obtained.

Breeding, reproduction and sexual characteristics of scalar

Compatibility of scalar with other fish: danios and scalar

Rarely breeders who are limited to only one type of fish in the aquarium. Most often, of course, two kinds of fish and more coexist in an aquarium.

Some aquarists manage to gather in the same aquarium a large species diversity – and the neighbors do not conflict with each other. Here is the true art of combination!

Today we will talk about the compatibility of two completely different types of fish – angelfish and danios. Before you let the fish in one dwelling, you should be familiar with the characteristics and habits of these two types of aquarium fish.

So danios and scalar – what are they?

The compatibility of scalar with other fish is quite wide. These elegant fish are very calm and non-aggressive – no wonder they are called “angel fish” in Europe.

They live together with iris, pecilya, labo, tetra, danios.

You should immediately warn the breeders: it is not always necessary to believe the compatibility tables. You need to rely on the opinions of experienced breeders, otherwise you risk putting incompatible fish in one aquarium.

Danio and Angelfish

What fish get on with scalars? Of course, danios.

And the compatibility tables, and according to many experienced aquarists, these two types of fish are excellent neighbors! But we must remember that the conditions of detention will have to be customized by more capricious angelfish.

The aquarium should be at least 100 liters, the temperature of the water – 24-26 C, average lighting and aeration.

If you decide to have both an angelfish and a zebrafish at the same time, all that remains is to wish you success in breeding these beautiful fish! But remember about the conditions of detention, so as not to have health problems for those and others.

– When choosing aquarium fish in the first place take into account their compatibility.

– When buying fish, consider their features and intraspecific aggression.

So that your aquarium does not look empty, select fish living in different layers of water.

– When choosing and buying fish, be sure to consider the comfortable parameters of water for their maintenance. It is impossible to combine the fish with different requirements – one will be hot and the other cold, one needs soft water, and the other, on the contrary, harder.

– As a general rule, it is recommended to keep large fish with large, slow-moving with slow-moving, nimble and nimble.

– If there are “herbivorous” fish in your tank, consider this when buying plants. In this case, it is better to acquire artificial plants or hard-leaved plants, and the fish themselves to buy inexpensive plant species or breed duckweed.

-There is one more rule! If the fish are relatively compatible, and you really really want “both this and that.”

Consider that it is best to buy and plant such fish in the aquarium at the same time with young (fry). In this case, the fish, though not very friendly to each other, but as they say they can “get used to.”

I do not think that the above rules sparkle with innovation, but as a starting point in the discussion of compatibility of fish there are places to be.

Now let’s get straight to the issue of compatibility. As already mentioned, the fish can be divided into:

1. Compatible with each other;

2. Not compatible;

3. And relatively compatible.

With the first two points, everything is clear – the Goldfish family or neons will not last long with cichlids, or, for example, astronotuses perceive guppies and other small fish as live food. Conversely, guppies are friends with mollies and patzilia.

Full compatibility or incompatibility of fish due to the following features:

– family, squad, suborder of fish;

– parameters of aquarium water and conditions of the fish;

That is, if you combine in the aquarium fish from one family or about the same size, or with identical conditions of detention – then this will guarantee success! FOR THE EXCLUSION OF ONE, BUT.

Each rule has its exceptions.

I will give an example. Guppies and swordtails belong to the family of petsilians – viviparous fish, they are about the same size (almost, that is, those and those are not large fish. Swordbirds, of course, will be more than guppies) and the conditions of their contents are virtually identical.

It would seem that the fish are absolutely compatible with each other. However, it is not. Despite the absolute similarity of the fish on the above criteria, skirmishes and fights can occur between them, swordtails can drive and bite the guppy’s tail fins.

Moreover, in this and the other species, intraspecific aggression is observed, which also adversely affects their joint content in the general aquarium.

At the same time, the Sword-bearers, the live-bearers and the scalar, are South American cichlids, who live peacefully together. Moreover, they look very beautiful together, especially if the swordtails are red, and the scalars are black, voile ones.

Fish of different families, of different sizes, however, are absolutely compatible with each other.

In the photo is an aquarium, clearly confirming the compatibility of the Sword and Angelfish

Based on the foregoing, you can not take for granted and pick up the fish, dividing them only by: size, type and conditions of detention. It is fundamentally wrong to group fish in a similar way and to say that fish from a certain group are absolutely compatible with each other.

In other words, 100% guarantee of compatibility of purchased fish, nobody will give you, there are always nuances and features that you better know yourself and in advance.

In my opinion, a more interesting question is related to the relative compatibility of fish. Since it fully reveals the lit question and gives rise to reflection and discussion.

Often, such compatibility is possible in pp 4, 6 and 8 of the Rules indicated above, adhering to which, it is possible to achieve sometimes the striking “combination of incompatible”.

To give a clear concept of relative compatibility, I will give an example from personal experience. Not so long ago, an article on Ternition was updated on our website, where it was stated that they are compatible with Bagging Som.

When the article was ready and released on the “air”, I turned to the expert of our website for fish breeding – Vitaly Chernyavsky with a request to review the article. So, as a comment to the article, Vitaly expressed his opinion that the Ternetsia and Bagniferous soma are not compatible, since the latter are terrible aggressors and predators. To which I objected in surprise – as so, because in my aquarium the thorns have been swimming for a long time with two bag-tailed catfish and everything is fine between them.

Our discussion is at a standstill, because the arguments that the expert cited did not correspond to the real situation in my aquarium.

The time has passed, and somehow, on the Internet, I was caught by the book of I.I. Sheremetyeva “Aquarium fish”, 1989, where the author describes the natural habitat and behavior of fish in natural conditions.

When I began to read a section of the book on the bag-wading catfish, my hair became on end. It turns out that these catfish are not just predators, but “fierce killers”.

In their homeland, in Asia, they exterminate all the fish that are in their reservoir, and when there is no one left, they crawl out onto dry land and crawl to the nearest new reservoir for the “new victim”, while at the same time eating on land »Insects and small frogs.

It turns out that Vitaly Chernyavsky was right, bag-haired catfish are really fierce beasts.

The most important paradox is that, along with thorns in my aquarium, along with catfish “killers”, for six months I calmly swim the most innocent live-bearers, Radishes. Who does not believe, here is a photo.





THERE’S SO, THAT IS THE SAME VILLAGE OF FISH AND IS CALLED RELATIVE COMPATIBILITY
How to achieve this? Well, firstly, do not go too far, secondly, clearly adhere to the previously stated rules, well, and third, perhaps the most important – you need to have experience, read and treat your pets and the aquarium as a whole in good faith.

To reveal the individual compatibility of a specific aquarium fish is very difficult. To do this, you need to write a separate article for each type and at the same time take into account specific conditions of detention

Therefore, if you have any questions, I OFFER TO DISCUSS THEM IN THE COMMENTS TO THE ARTICLE.

Summing up the article to a logical conclusion, I would like to finally draw the reader’s attention to the mistakes that aquarists make when combining fish.

The first and perhaps the most blatant violation of the compatibility of fish – is the overgrowth of the aquarium. Each aquarium pet should live in a comfortable environment, and not in the “communal”.

Overpopulation of aquarium is a direct path to fights, injuries and death of any fish, even peaceful ones.

Second violation – This is not compliance with the conditions of detention and zoning of the aquarium. Containing fish, you need to take into account their specifics, their characteristics and character.

For example, you can not contain wyunov akvantoftalmusov in an aquarium with coarse-grained soil. Aquantophthalmos are bottom-dwelling and love to dig in the ground, therefore sand or small pebbles are suitable as a substrate.

On a large soil, they will “fight like asphalt”, may be injured and die.

Zoning is to divide the aquarium into zones of influence. For example, in order to prevent scalar fights among themselves, it is recommended for each individual to zone an aquarium with plants – vallisneria.

And the third violation. Always remember that “We are responsible for those who have tamed.” Improper maintenance of fish leads to dismal consequences.

In bad conditions, the fish begin to fight for survival, fight and die.

Below is a table of compatibility of aquarium fish. She is often criticized by aquarists, however, as a guide she can serve well

Below are all other aquarium fish compatibility charts.

skeptical too




Additional material on the compatibility of aquarium fish

from our moderator Esta

So the joyful moment in the life of every aquarist has come – buying fish in an aquarium. The range of fish is very large and diverse. In this article I will try to focus on the basic rules of compatibility of aquarium fish.

What would I pay attention to when buying fish?

Do not rely on the advice of sellers selling in specialized stores. Like any trade worker, it is important for them to sell as many goods as possible at the highest prices.

Before purchasing a fish, you must first make a choice, write down the names of the fish you like, read basic information about your favorites on the content parameters and the behavior of the fish in the aquarium.

List of all aquarium fish alphabetically, with a link to the photo and description

“Aquarium fish from A to Z”

“Aggressive fish-list of black scoundrels”

All about aquarium goldfish

Australian Fish

Fish of Africa: Malawian tsikhidy and fish Tanganyki

The most beautiful aquarium fish: photo video review and description

Types and breeds of guppies with photo and name

All kinds of swordtails

Compatibility of fish in terms of content

There are cold-water and warm-water fish, fish that love soft water, and vice versa, hard-water fish. Fish that need thickets of living plants, and fish that tear, dig and eat all the plants in the aquarium.

Many aquarists may argue that they say cold-water blue neons (temperature of 18-22 degrees) live well with the discus, which needs a temperature of 28-30 degrees.

I agree, they live, but with such a high temperature of water in the aquarium, all the life processes of neons are accelerated, their lifespan is reduced, which is already small – only 2-3 years with good conditions, as a result, neons quickly age and die.

COMPATIBILITY OF GOLDEN FISHES

Compatible guppies, what other fish get along with them?

Further, softwater fish, such as the American cichlids, will not feel comfortable in hard water. They will live, but be fruitful. This is in question.

I will make a reservation that there are exceptions to the rule: professional avkaryumisty easily breed an angelfish in those cities and regions where very hard water flows from the tap, with a hardness index of 30-35. But such a dilution requires experience and material costs associated with constant water softening (special preparations, for example: Tetra ToruMin, reverse osmosis installation, etc.)

Fish feel very well when an aquarist creates conditions for them that are close to natural. So it was with me when I changed the soil in the form of granite chips, which increased the rigidity of the aquarium water, to neutral soil in an aquarium with discus.

The coloring of these wonderful fish, which are rightly called the Kings of the aquarium, has become brighter, the fish have become more mobile and the most important indicator is the formation of pairs and regular spawning.

Therefore, if you have very hard water flowing from the tap, consider buying hard-water fish, such as African cichlids, platillas, guppies, mollies, swordtails, etc.

Compatibility of fish with live plants. If you want an aquarium with a large number of live plants, then I do not recommend buying goldfish, African cichlids, labo, metinnis, tetragonopteruses, African eels, tilapias, etc.

Some fish perceive plants as food, others like to dig and dig up the soil, thus digging up the plants, damaging the tender roots.

This also applies to catfish, most of whom like to dig in the ground. Ancystrus, in the absence of herbal supplements in the diet, can damage the tender leaves of aquarium plants, filling them with a lack of plant foods.

Description and content of martin fish

Compatibility of fish size

The basic rule is this: it is recommended to keep large fish with large ones, and small ones with small ones. Any, even the most peaceful fish, will not miss the opportunity to eat another fish that fits in her mouth.

There is an opinion that if a large fish is planted in the aquarium with fry, then, growing, it will not offend its smaller neighbors. Alas, for me personally, such experiments have not justified themselves.

When a larger individual grew, small fish went to her food.

South American cichlids

Compatibility of fish on the nature of food

This is rarely paid attention, but it would not hurt to take this indicator into account. There are herbivorous and predatory fish.

Features of their power come from the name.

Any herbivorous fish will not give up animal feed, for example, bloodworms.

The peculiarity of herbivorous fish is that they have a small ventricle, the intestines are long, adapted for digesting plant foods.

If such fish are often fed with bloodworms, then over time problems with digestion and liver will begin.

This indicator is especially important to consider when compatibility of cichlids: the majority of African cichlids are animal-eaters, and their combined content with Tanganyki cichlids, trophaus, whose diet is algal fouling and other plant foods is not recommended.

Predatory fish, for example, the African black knife, it is better not to keep in one aquarium with small and peaceful fish. This nocturnal predator will hunt any fish that it can swallow.

From the aquarium with discus, I had to deposit one ancistrus. He, the only one of the three antsistrus living in this aquarium, stuck to the large body of the discus and injured him with a suction mouth. Such damage can be very dangerous for fish.

What was missing in his diet? Fish scales? riddle.

I think this is a feature of his character.

Compatibility of fish on the nature of behavior

This is a big and important topic. A number of fish are very aggressive, especially, aggression is manifested in the period of mating games, spawning and care for offspring.

These fish include almost all tsikhlovye. Most cichlids are large, aggressive (very aggressive during spawning) and predatory fish.

They in no case can not be combined with peaceful, small fish.

Cichlid – cichlids in the aquarium

Cychlasmas: species, content, compatibility, reproduction

Among the fish there are, for example, barbs, who will not miss the opportunity to tweak another fish at the fins. Therefore, they are not recommended to contain with veil fish that have beautiful and long fins.

Therefore, in the aquarium you need to keep fish of similar nature.

For example, frisky and playful fish danios, it is not appropriate to look next to the majestic discussions and scalars. With their sharp movements, they can scare the discus. Once, I became a witness of how, during a sudden movement around the aquarium, the discus darted in different directions, and one of them, quite noticeably, crashed into the glass of the aquarium, and the other, darted upwards, hitting the aquarium cover.

By the way, this feature of discus, you need to consider when choosing the location of the aquarium. I want to note that my aquarium with discussions is installed in a very busy place of the apartment.

After some time, the fish are accustomed to and do not react to sudden movements.

Selecting fish in an aquarium according to the nature of their behavior, do not forget to take into account such features that many fish like to hide in shelters. It is necessary to ensure the presence of shelters in the aquarium in the form of grottoes and caves.

Snags in an aquarium, for example, are important for catfish. In addition to shelters, snags are part of the diet. For some fish that love to dig in the ground, the fraction of this soil and its processing is important.

For such fish, sand with rounded edges is preferable.

There are a number of other parameters – the demands on lighting, the rate of flow of water in an aquarium: there are fish who love standing bodies of water, and fish that inhabit rivers with a fast current of water, the degree of salinity of water, etc.

I want to note that you can not stick with the choice of fish, only one of the compatibility parameters. You need to take them into account or try to take into account the complex.

Do not forget when choosing fish to take into account the volume of your aquarium and the size of the fish in adult condition. It is important.

To facilitate the adaptation of fish, to new conditions, you can use the preparation, minimizing the stress of fish from transportation and relocation: Tetra AquaSafe, Tetra Vital, Tetra EasyBalance, Tetra Nitrate Minus.

In any case, the choice is always yours, this is your experience.

Most importantly, if you try to take into account the peculiarities of the content and behavior of the fish you choose, to create comfortable conditions for their existence, they will delight you for many years with their beauty and health, and many of them will delight you with numerous offspring!

We also recommend you to look at the colorful brochure “Popular types of aquarium fish”. This brochure contains all popular types of fish, with a description of their conditions of maintenance, compatibility, feeding + photos.

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Guppy-Endler’s Poecilia wingei – discovered by F. Bond in 1937, were described only in 1975 ...

Apistogram of cockatoo (Apistogramma cacatuoides) – content, breeding

Apistogram of the cockatoo (Apistogramma cacatuoides) is one of the most popular in aquarium dwarf ...

Gourami kissing (Helostoma temminkii) – content, breeding

Gourami kissing (Helostoma temminkii) CUVIER, 1829. Kissing Gourami – a beautiful fish with interesting behavior, ...

Copper tetra (Hasemania Nana) – content, breeding

Hasemania Nana or Copper Tetra (Hasemania Nana) – motley, mobile fish and, importantly, incredibly easy ...

Glowing fish GloFish – types, description, content

Varieties of glowing aquarium fish with a common designation – GloFish. Glofish – patented name ...

Diamond Chichlaoma (Herichthys carpintis) – content, breeding

Brilliant or Pearl Cichlosome (Herichthys carpintis) Jordan Snyder / David Starr Jordan and John Otterbeyn ...

Gastromizon (Gastromyzon punctulatus) – content, breeding

Gastromizon (Gastromyzon punctulatus) is a small and calm fish that can be more and more ...

Ramirezi’s apistogram (Microgeophagus Ramirezi) – content, breeding

Ramirezi Apistogram or Ramirezi Butterfly (Apistogramma ramirezi, Papiliochromis ramirezi, Microgeophagus ramirezi) Myers Harry, 1948. Family ...

Danio (Brachydanio) – types, description, content, breeding

Carp family (Cyprinidae). Bangladesh, Burma, eastern India, Malaysia. Thailand and o.Sumatra. Keep in standing and ...

Neon melanotenia (Melanotaenia praecox) – content, breeding

Neon melanotenia or Neon iris (Melanotaenia praecox). Neon melanotenium is called differently – a small ...

Synodontis mnogopyatnisty (Synodontis multipunctatus) – content, breeding

Synodontis mnogopyatnisty (Synodontis multipunctatus) Boulenger, 1898. Synodontis: from the Greek syn – “together” and odontos, ...

Tsichlazoma Severum (Heros efasciatus) – content, breeding

Cychlasoma Severum (Heros efasciatus) Heckel, 1840 Family: Cichlids (Cichlidae) Other names / Synonyms: Severum, Severum ...

Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) – description, content, breeding

Guppy (Poecilia reticulata) – viviparous aquarium fish. Order: Cyprinodontiformes (Cyprinodontiformes).Family: Pecilia (Poeciliidae). They inhabit the ...

Astronotus (Astronotus ocellatus) – content, breeding

Astronotus (Astronotus ocellatus) Agassiz, 1831 The fish with an unusual color has other names, synonyms: ...

Discus (Symphysodon) – types, description, content, breeding

Habitat: inhabit the basin of the upper and middle reaches of the Amazon. Keeps in ...

Microcollection Measure (Boraras merah) – content, breeding

Micro costing measure (Boraras merah) Kottelat (Maurice Kottela), 1991 It belongs to the smallest aquarium ...

Synodontis Eupterus (Synodontis eupterus) – content, breeding

Synodontis Eupterus or Vualevy Synodontis (Synodontis eupterus) Boulenger / Bulendzher, 1901 The name comes from ...

Cichlid Parrot (Cichlid Parrot) – content, breeding

Parrot (Cichlasoma sp.) – bright, elegant fish with unusual outlines of the body. The maximum ...

Aulonocara (Aulonocara) – description, content, breeding

Aulonocara (Aulonocara) or otherwise African Akara – freshwater tropical fish belonging to the family of ...

Goldfish (Carassius auratus) – types, description, content

Goldfish (Carassius auratus auratus) Linne, 1758.Carp family (Cyprinidae). The first information about a goldfish was ...

Micro spotting spotted (Boraras maculatus) – content, breeding

Micro spotting spotted (Boraras maculatus) It was introduced to Europe more than 100 years ago, ...

Scalar (Pterophyllum scalare) – description, content, breeding

Scalpel (Pterophyllum scalare) Lichtenstein, 1823.Family Cichl – Cichlidae. Habitat: Inhabit the region of South America, ...

Black phantom (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus) – content, breeding

Family: Characteristic (Characidae). Habitats Central Brazil, the basin of the river Rio Guaporé forest forests ...

Badis Badis (Badis badis) – description, content, breeding

Badis Badis or Fish chameleon (Badis badis) HAMILTON, 1822 The Latin name for the fish ...