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Yellow Aquarium Fish

maintenance, care, compatibility

From the first minutes, a beautifully decorated aquarium immediately attracts the attention of everyone in the room. And this is not at all surprising, because how can you break away from viewing colorful landscapes, amazing plants and, of course, its inhabitants – aquarium fish.

Different in size and shape, they simply fascinate with their unhurried movement. And this is not to mention the colorful color design of each of them.

So in one artificial pond there are red, orange, blue and even yellow aquarium fish. And if the division by families and species is familiar to every aquarist, then the division according to the color scheme is virtually nowhere to be found.

And in today’s article we will try to combine the fish of certain colors into one common group.

Extravagant aquarium fish of this color in most cases belong to exotic species. So, they include:

  1. Ambliglifidodona lemon.
  2. Three-spotted Apolemicht
  3. Bricinus long-fusible.
  4. Assessor.
  5. Mask butterfly
  6. Butterfly tweezers yellow.

Consider them in more detail.

The second name of this amazing aquarium fish is Stargazer. And first of all, it is due to the interesting structure of its bulging eyes, looking strictly vertically.

The maximum size of adults is 150 mm. But it is worth emphasizing that these aquarium fish are quite difficult to maintain. Feed them recommended live food.

In some cases, it can be replaced with a dry one, but only for a short period of time.

These aquarium fishes are one of the most sought-after ones for both experienced aquarists and those who are just starting to take the first steps in aquarism. And the thing is not only in their attractive appearance, habit of breathing atmospheric air, large size, but also in undemanding care.

So, the shape of her body is slightly compressed on both sides. The fins are rounded and not very small in size. The maximum height of adults can reach 150 mm.

These aquarium fish with proper care can live for about 4 years. As for food, you can feed both live and frozen food.

The only thing to consider is that the food should not be large in size.

The ideal temperature range starts from 23 to 28 degrees.

These fishes (their usual size does not exceed 8–10 cm) are endemic. The distribution area is small and limited to the only lake located in East Africa, called Malawi.

Small yellow cichlids live there, which are abundant in rocky shores at a depth of no more than 20–30 meters.

Labidochromis hellow is attributed to the African species of fish “mbuna”, consisting of 13 species, of which only yellow does not show inherent in all tsichlovy aggression. The color of these fish is yellow, but there are also white and pale yellow color variations.

Yellow “Africans” usually do not live in packs; they can be seen either in pairs or individually. Here they are individualists.

The natural diet of the Malawian mbuna includes insects and their larvae, small clams and small fish. They need vitamins necessary for the fish body to eat algae.

But still labidochromis are predators. However, like most tsichlovyh.

Labidochromis Yellow is also called dwarf cichlid. They were described in detail in 1956.

And literally in a few years, the first specimens got into European aquariums as ornamental fish.

Body shape in dwarf cichlids (another name of this species) is typical for members of the family – elongated, streamlined, slightly flattened laterally.

Coloring bright yellow is present in both adult males and females, but in young individuals it is much paler.

Fins all fish have an interesting coloration: a rather wide black band runs along the entire dorsal fin, the pectoral and anal fins also have a black border.

Eyes all fish are deep black; This color is also called anthracite. It is very difficult to distinguish females from males, since there are almost no external gender differences.

Experts distinguish the sex by a more pale color of the abdominal fin in females, as well as by size, since the males are somewhat larger.

There were cases when some male specimens even grew up to 12 cm in an aquarium.

Classification. According to the scientific classification, yellow Malawian cichlids belong to the perciforme order, the cichl family, the genus labidochromis, a species of hummingbird cichlid (Labidochromis caeruleus).

Yes, that is how the bright freshwater creatures are called in science.

Aquarium fish of all colors: black, red, blue, orange, yellow

black fish
red fish

blue fishes
orange fish,

yellow aquarium fish

Countless decorative aquarium fish are divided into: family, clan, squads, species, subspecies, etc. And here, the division of fish in color, You practically will not meet anywhere. It is understandable … because there are so many of them. in addition, in one form of aquarium fish can be small fish and blue, and red, and yellow …

Below, I tried to collect some types of popular aquarium fish and smash them according to the COLOR RANGE, that’s what happened: –


Agamixis White-Spotted Ancistrus

Ctenopoma Sizaya Labeo

Bag-breeding catfish Mollies

Scalar telescope

Star trophyus Cyclose of Barton

Tsikhlazoma black-striped black knife


Barbus fire Barbus cherry

Danio pink Glossolepis red

Red neon Xifoforus or Pecilia

Sword-bearer Chromis handsome


Akara Turquoise Borelli Appistogram

Botsia Modest Danio rerio

Blue Dolphin Guppy

Gorami blue Discus blue

Dragon Queen Nyasa

Labeo green Labeotrofeus evabas

Amphyprion Afiosemiona south

Water Eyes Vealehvost

Ranchu Telescope


Antsistrus Botsia Baia

Bricinus long-fusible Girinohelius

Gourami Golden Pearl

Lamprologus orange scalar

Read more about each fish,

You can find it in the list below:

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There are aquarian inhabitants who feel great and look great in pairs or even in one copy. And there are those who are better to keep in groups. Packs can be simple, in which all the fish are equal and the leader, depending on the situation, can be any, or hierarchical with a permanent leader and participants who clearly know their place.

The pack has its own advantages: the fish are better protected from enemies, it is more convenient for them to eat, they are less nervous and, finally, they look very advantageous. Let’s briefly consider the main types of schooling aquarium fish, for convenience, arranged in alphabetical order.

Decorative fish Girinohaylus has not only a bright saturated color, but also a difficult fighting character. And, as a rule, not fins go into battle, but the mouth looks more like a sucker, with which a gerinoheylus can easily stick even to large individuals living in an aquarium. Also, thanks to the structure of the mouth, the fish can easily clean the surface from algae and excess grass, thereby making the walls of the aquarium and other decor elements clean from all kinds of growths.

That is why aquarists recommend replenishing their water world with such an interesting individual as the girinoheylus, but in order for it not to cause much trouble and problems, it is necessary to adhere to some basic principles of maintenance.

Girinoheylus or as it is also called Siamese or Chinese algae, lives in mountain streams in Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia and some regions of China. Living in the aquarium girinohaylus, reaches only 15 cm, but in natural conditions, its size increases several times. The structure of the oral apparatus resembles a sucker with wide lips, thanks to which herinokhaylus easily sucks to any surfaces and cleans them.

As in the natural habitat of the fish eats algal and bacterial fouling.

Despite the strongly extended structure of the body, it is rather low and with a characteristic curved profile. Gerinokhailus color varies from grayish-brown to noble yellow-olive color, sometimes dominated by a brown tint. It is very often possible to meet individuals with a long strip of dark color, which is interrupted, forming small specks.

Caudal fin – two-legged, yellow and gray fins. The most common is yellow and golden seaweed, the names of such color looks very nice against the background of green algae aquarium.

  • A large-volume aquarium is necessary for keeping a girinohailus; a 100-liter aquarium is perfect for young individuals, and a large 200-liter aquarium is suitable for young individuals.
  • Good filtration of the reservoir, is considered the main condition for keeping fish
  • It is worth paying attention to the lighting, but the bright light is unlikely to be enjoyed by the fish, it will be enough for an average
  • The optimum temperature is from 23 ° C to 26 degrees. Stiffness can vary from 5 to 20. And acidity from 6 to 8 pH.
  • In order for the aquarium girinohaylus to feel good in an artificial reservoir, it is recommended to change the water weekly, thus adding approximately 30% of the total volume of the aquarium. It is worth noting that the water should be used only separated, otherwise the fish can get sick
  • As the soil is best to use regular pebbles or sand, but only large. In addition, it is preferable to lay flat stones of different sizes on the bottom.
  • For the comfortable existence of the Girinohailus all kinds of shelters are needed. That is why in the interior of the aquarium should add grottoes, snags, ceramic pots
  • Yellow girinoheylus loves not only to hide in shelters, but also to swim among the vegetation. Therefore, a densely planted aquarium of all kinds of plants, only a big plus for the maintenance of fish of this species

See why the fish got this name:

The main ration of herinokhaylus is vegetable food, for example, flakes, zucchini pieces or cucumber, spinach leaves and lettuce, but only in scalded form. Young individuals can actively eat algae plants, and adults actively eat only dry food.

Since this fish collects food from the bottom, aquarists recommend using special pills or purchasing the type of food that falls to the bottom. As snacking, seaweed can feast on artemia, tubule and other types of feed.

In any case, it is necessary to adhere to one important rule – it is better to underfeed these fish than to feed them on the contrary, since girinoheylus is prone to overeating, and this may be the cause of the occurrence of diseases.

The young seaweed is peace-loving, but over time it becomes more aggressive and absolutely intolerant of its closest relatives and those species of fish that lead a similar lifestyle. These include the Siamese seaweed or fish from the catfish family.

Aquarists recommend keeping a small catfish in a tank, only one catfish, since a large number can cause the death of weak individuals.

Look at the algae at work

Also you should not keep these fish with such slow species as sklyaria, discus, goldfish, etc. After all, the girinoheylus can very easily stick to the leisurely fish, damaging it, thus, the skin.

The ideal neighbor for seaweed will be a moving fish of medium size, which can easily run away from an aggressive catfish or hide in the algae.

See also: Maintenance and care of fire barbs.

Such mollusks are most often yellow, but there are other varieties of color. There are white, brown, black ampouleries, even blue ones.

All of these aquarium snails are unpretentious, and except for the color of the body and the shell are no different from each other.

When buying a snail, remember that it is large in size. You can buy a small snail of 2 cm in size, and it will grow to 10 cm.

If the owner feeds the pet well, it becomes even larger, reaching almost gigantic proportions (as for a snail).

Aquarium ampoule can cohabit in the same house with other snails, without interfering with each other. He lives in captivity about 1-2 years, the snail is very prolific.

A snail of 40 liters in volume is enough for the maintenance of the snail ampoule, but for several snails a large nursery is needed; for each individual, 10 liters should be allocated for each individual. Rapidly multiply – you will be very surprised when you notice a huge amount of caviar.

Before breeding ampoule, think about how caviar will settle down, and how many fry it will turn out.

Many aquarists buy a pair of snails so that they do not get bored. You have to get a large aquarium so that each ampulyary feels comfortable.

If both fish and snails live in a water container, then count on a volume of at least 100 liters. Let better a lot of space than closely.

A yellow snail ampulyary is a peaceful creature that does not disturb other inhabitants of the reservoir. Someone spread rumors that they eat fish, but this is not true. Like most snails, ampouleries are scavengers, eating only dead fish while cleansing the water.

Of course, the slow clam is hardly able to catch up with the fish, and grab it, which would be noticeable.

Another thing is when the fish can disturb the ampoule, cutting off their antennae, piercing the shell. If someone has torn off a part of the body, then it will quickly recover. The ability to regenerate – the best than awarded their nature.

Ampularia restores all parts of the body, even the eyes.

Incompatible with Sumatran barbs, green tetradon, fighting clown, fakaka, large tsikhlovymi. Shrimps and crayfish also bring trouble to snails – they are able to pick out the snail’s body from the shell and eat it.

See how catfish antsitrus is fighting with ampulyaria.

Mollusks tolerate parasites, however, compared with other snails, much more enduring. They transfer nematodes, and if a person eats a raw snail, it can become infected.

Sources of infection are rodents (rats) from polluted rivers. In the home, this is rare, because at home the snail lives clean.

Moreover, they do not come into contact with rodents in an aquarium.

When infecting fish with parasites, you need to be careful with the use of drugs – which is useful for fish, it is deadly for the mollusk, since aquarium species are biologically closer to parasites than to fish. When treating fish, temporarily remove the snails from the aquarium. Settle them in a glass jar of 5 liters or more, covering it with glass.

Between the glass and the jar should be a hole for air access.

Aquarium mollusks ampulyarii need pair reproduction, for breeding, male and female are needed. In order for a pair to form, you should acquire several pairs of snails at once, which themselves will begin to multiply, without additional stimulation.

It’s easy to notice – they merge into one.

See how ampulyariae multiply.

Caviar is deposited on the water surface by the female. Caviar pale color and large. All caviar should be on the surface of the water, the child will die when immersed.

Eggs are calcined due to the atmospheric air, as a result the fry are in a safe place. Breeding can lead to a huge number of offspring, some kids give, others sell.

A few weeks later, small aquarium snails are born, provided the optimum level of humidity and temperature is 20-27 degrees. Fry noticeable, with a large body, are fully formed individuals, and do not require additional care.

This yellow snail ampoule is well known to any aquarist. Perhaps, only a beginner lover of the aquarium world, entering the pet shop wonders about this yellow, creeping inhabitant of the aquarium.

This article will help expand information about this yellow snail – “aquarium nurse”. In it you will find answers to many of your questions.


Briefly about the most interesting about ampoules:

– The concept of ampulyaria – includes a whole family of freshwater snails, dividing into clan and living all over the world.

– Ampularia sizes from 5 to 15 cm.

– Yellow snails live 1-4 years (depending on water temperature and other conditions).

– Comfortable water temperature for ampoules 22-24C and above. By the way, this temperature of aquarium water is comfort and for many aquarium fish, so there are simply no difficulties in their joint maintenance.

On the contrary, from such a symbiosis there are only pluses.

– Snails breathe atmospheric air through a siphon tube, but they also have gills.

– Snails ampullaria different-sex.

– The snail has a cover of the mouth of the shell, which is necessary to protect against aggressors and to wait out adverse conditions.

– If there is little calcium in the aquarium water, the yellow shell of the ampoule will collapse.

– When buying snails, it is better to take small ampoules. First of all, the bigger the snail is, the older it is, which means you will have less life, and secondly, small snails are much quicker than adults.

Description of the yellow snail – Ampularia:

Ampulyary to keep in a normal aquarium with fish. The snail is compatible with many species of fish, but it should be borne in mind that some fish strive to pinch their mustache, some fish eat molluscs. In view of what, I recommend keeping ampulyarii with peaceful and non-aggressive fish, and if in doubt, consult the sellers of the pet shop.

Personal experience suggests that ampulyaria does not live for a long time with gouras and some cichlids (as the latter simply do not give the snails food to go). Sometimes, Yellow snails bite even seemingly innocuous Goldfish. What to do with it?

You have two choices: either ampulyarii can be planted, or you can leave them to feed the fish. If you notice that the snails are “oppressed” and you don’t do anything – you know, there are 1 week left for the live yellow clams.

The aquarium can be the minimum size, as long as it is with a lid. Otherwise, one night while walking into the kitchen, you can hear the characteristic crunch under your feet.

You should also take care of the airspace under the hood. First, snails breathe atmospheric air.

And secondly, ampulyarias, as a rule, lay their eggs in the airspace (for this, the distance between the lid and the water should be at least 10 cm.).

Unlike many fish, ampullar is not whimsical in content. And the water parameters do not matter.

Containing the fish, you install them, in any case, the filter and, as a rule, if you are not lazy, regularly replace some of the water with fresh water – this is ample enough for an ampoule. What should be paid attention to is the calcium content in the aquarium water; if it is low, then the ampulian sink will collapse.

In my aquarium, I scattered small seashells, which contributes to the saturation of water with calcium and increases its rigidity. It is also recommended to add marble chips, limestone chips, in addition to pet stores there are special preparations for increasing the hardness of the water.

Concerning nutrition, I personally don’t feed my ampullaries, since they are in fact omnivorous and are content with the remains of fish feed, plants, etc. By the way, ampulyarias are excellent orderlies of an aquarium, they do not disdain to “stick” to dead fish and other dead organics.

They like rotten banana peel.

Regarding breeding. The stimulus for mating is an increase in temperature in the aquarium and good nutrition.

As a rule, for this they start a “flock” of yellow snails, since it is virtually impossible to distinguish between the sex of a snail.

Well, then. One fine morning on the wall of the aquarium or the lid you will find a laying of caviar, which the female postponed at night.

About three weeks later, the first baby snails appear from the roe, which, by eating the clutch, provide their way into the wild.

It is desirable to set off babies from the general aquarium, as some fish are not averse to try them for dinner. In order not to catch the newly emerged, some aquarists transfer the masonry to a separate aquarium in advance (moisten the masonry, gently shift and transfer).

Well, after that, small ampouleries are completely independent. Particularly caring owners first feed them with pounded fish food.

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