November - 17 - 2011

For an aquarist, a power failure can be a tragedy. A power failure will lead not only to a light blackout but it will also leave your tank with no oxygen for the fish and with no water filterer. In such a situation we need to act quickly to minimize the damage as much as possible. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind when you experience a power failure! What you should do if a power failure  [ Read More ]

November - 11 - 2011

The most common species of crawdad in freshwater aquariums is the Procambarus Allen. In my eyes it is the Procambarus allen in a nice “beginner’s crawad.” These creatures are very small, not exceeding 8 cm and like to live mainly at the bottom of the aquarium, where they feed on any fall in the pliers. Aquarium for Procambarus allen In general, crawdads need a minimum 25 to 25 liters of water, and in case of Procambarus allen an aquarium with  [ Read More ]

November - 7 - 2011

Although not a true shark, he bares the name because it is commonly referred to so because of his torpedo shape and slender body. Scientifically Name: Balantiocheilos melanopterus (Bleeker, 1851) Synonym: Barbus melanopterus, Puntius melanopterus Name: Bala Shark, Tricolor Shark, Silver Shark, Shark or minnow Habitat:The Bala shark is an average depth fish spread over the lakes and rivers originating in Southeast Asia: Southern China, Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo islands. Size: This fish can reach up to 35 cm.  [ Read More ]

November - 4 - 2011

The Scalar Fish is one of the most beautiful aquarium fish. It requires a careful management; it is very sensitive to environmental factors: temperature and water quality and oxygen from water. Originating in the middle of the Amazon basin, the  aquarium fish, the Scalar fish (Pterophyllum scalar)  is one of the most pleasant and beautiful looking fishes, often called the king of the aquarium. The name is drawn from the attractive appearance and the special way in swimming. Scalar fish  [ Read More ]

November - 3 - 2011

Although you might believe that fish are boring, I doubt you’d bag them in ink just to entertain yourself. What kind of mess is this? We catch, we reproduce, we trade with them, we entrap them, and now we scribble their bodies with a tattoo gun. The idea to tattoo fish came, of course, from an American with a vivid imagination! The idea comes from Singapore, where an American dealer with great courage began selling tattooed fish. The merchant used  [ Read More ]

October - 31 - 2011

Being an exotic “tiger” fish the Barbus tetrazona  can be bought even if you’re not an expert of these fish species. They don’t require increased attention or care. All you have to do is to put these fish in a suitable aquarium and to arrange it, and to keep their water clean. Scientific name: Barbus tetrazona Family: Cyprinidae Origin: Borneo, Indonesia, Sumatra Size: 7 cm Features: This is a more active, which pinches rivals fins, can live up to 6  [ Read More ]

October - 30 - 2011

The Mexican fish or Xipho fish tail is shaped as a sword (Xiphophorus Heller) and it is a peaceful species, sociable, especially if there are enough plants for them to hide among. Therefore, if you want to see the fish always on the move, you must choose the home aquarium of at least 50 liters or more. That’s because fish like Xipho love to swim in large spaces. Being unpretentious the little fish can be grown easily, making the Xipho  [ Read More ]

October - 25 - 2011

First you need to know that a planted aquarium needs substrate. The substrate is placed on the bottom of the aquarium and its main role is to support plants. It should have a thickness of 5-7 cm to allow plant roots to grow freely. The substrate is accumulating food debris and excrement of fish that play the role of nutrients for plants. The substrate can be composed of gravel, sand or peat covered with sand. Do not use sand or  [ Read More ]

October - 22 - 2011

Once you have finished installing the aquarium with freshwater fish and you are really pleased with the way they look, not only you will remain comfortably sit and admire the colors and graceful movements of the tiny fish but you will also want to remain beautiful in the future as well… Yes, these are the most beautiful times and to always enjoy the beauty of your tank you will still have to put some work into this in order to  [ Read More ]

October - 18 - 2011

The optimum temperature for heating the aquarium is 25 to 26 ° C. Maintaining this temperature is achieved with different heating tools. For a beginner it is preferable to use an immersion heating device, its strength should be depending on the tank volume, so 1 W to 1 liter of water. Particular emphasis should be paid to the location of heating elements in the aquarium. The heating device will be placed so that heat is released uniformly throughout the tank  [ Read More ]

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