Fish farming, practiced in Ancient Egypt, as evidenced by the sources dated about 2000 BC, over four thousand years ago. In Mesopotamia, in temples the priests kept the fish in ponds. Fish were kept in ponds in ancient Rome and Greece.
But only in China began to engage in purposeful breeding of different breeds of fish, which we know under the name goldfish.
To the right is a detail of a mural in Egyptian tomb, which depicts a pond with fish
Goldfish is the usual subspecies of the goldfish ( Carassius auratus ). It is assumed that the subspecies living in China, was separated from the rest of toothcarps formed millions of years ago mountains. This subspecies, which is West of the Himalayas is not found, when it was developed ornamental goldfish.
Left – map showing the distribution of toothcarps ( Cypridontae ), to which the goldfish belongs, and the primary habitat of a goldfish. In the wild this fish niceley rivers, lakes, ponds and all dents filled with water. Carp undemanding and can live in flowing and stagnant water. In nature, fish may have different color variations, depending on ambient conditions. The most important of these conditions is light. Continue reading
Sea aquariums has recently become increasingly popular.
In Europe and America marine aquarium, a phenomenon long familiar, and Russia, the level of development of the marine aquarium, a little ahead of Ukraine.
Although, in fairness, it should be noted that the oldest existing public marine aquarium is located in Sevastopol. Now, the presence of a marine aquarium at home or office likewise the statement that “life is good”.
To have a marine aquarium is prestigious and beautiful, and, finally, very, very interesting. Marine aquarium you can simply admire, and can be observed to the limit of detailed, complex and fascinating world of the coral reef.
But there are a number of factors that hinder the development of this area of the aquarium. And it’s not just a financial issue. Although the creation of a marine aquarium is an expensive enterprise, but the main factor, in my opinion, is the lack of information on the merits. Tell friends about your desire to start a marine aquarium and you’ll probably hear something like: “But it’s so hard.”, “Here’s so-and-so did and, as a result, all fish died, corals missing…” etc., This reaction is quite understandable. The unknown is always, to put it mildly, alarming. Continue reading
Viviparous fish are among the most popular aquarium fish species. Earned its popularity because of the ease of breeding in aquariums, even without any special conditions. Main popular representatives of the species: guppies, swordtails, and platys mollienesia. Due to the ease of breeding, viviparous fish have been widely disseminated among breeders. They are called viviparous, because they don’t spawn and immediately throw the fry, they develop the female in the abdomen after fertilization by the male of the female. Other viviparous fish kept in aquariums more often. They are less popular because of the modest color or bad habits — excessive aggressiveness or jednosti.
Sex differences viviparous:
Anal fin of females have fan-shaped. Anal fin of the male has the appearance of a twig (gonopodium) and can rotate in all directions.
Mosquitofish. A male and female.
Conditions viviparous fish:
Almost all types of viviparous fish will be suitable tank volume 100 litres, planted with aquatic plants. Some viviparus, for example mollienesia, doing a good job with small growths of algae on the plants, thereby helping us in cleaning and maintaining an aquarium. But there are those types of viviparous fish that don’t mind to eat some plants, especially tender leaves. Continue reading