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Viviparous fish

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

Popular marine aquarium fish

Clowns

clown fish

Some of the most popular among fans — the family Pomacentridae. This reef inhabitants of subtropical and tropical seas. Look these fish are thick and sturdy, they have a very bright color. But a real favorite of aquarists is a clown fish due to its small size and high resistance to harmful factors and diseases. It draws the family and its unusual behavior. For example, a clown fish can coexist with poisonous polyps. The reasons for this cohabitation still remains a mystery to scientists.

Clown and anemone form a symbiotic relationship. At first the fish allows itself a little sting, and then produces a protective substance and lives near poisonous

clowns in anemones

polyp without fear of predators. The clown “cares” for his Actinia, removing remnants of food, mellowing, water and even attracting other animals to food to the polyp. So anemone and clown fish provide mutual protection and benefit. The clownfish eats zooplankton and algae.

Another amazing present to view orange amphiprion. It is a bright fish in a large orange and white stripes. In one pack there is always only one breeding pair and several smaller males. They are not able to reproduce and still not clear of their role. Continue reading

The pond in the country – a favorite vacation spot!

The choice of location for a garden pond

Before proceeding directly to the construction of a garden pond, it is necessary to think over carefully. With a rope it should be noted the border of the future reservoir and see whether it will be a harmonious look from different points of the garden. If the pond is assumed with the lights, then the cable should be laid in advance.

For the pond, choose a Sunny place, well, if it will be protected from the cold wind. Try to pick a place away from trees, or deciduous, their leaves will decompose and form gases and substances harmful to fish and promote algae growth. Especially harmful is the foliage of willow, Holly, horse chestnut and bobovnik. Ponds free-shape form is better positioned at the lowest area of the garden.

The choice of the form of a garden pond

Depending on site conditions there are two style design of the pond. Formal pond assumes the right shape geometric shapes – oval, square. It is regardless of the other elements of the garden. In this style are not permitted coastal plants. And in the reservoir it is necessary to have plants with leaves floating on the surface, and plants – oxygenators. Continue reading

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