To a large extent the proper development and health of aquarium fish depends on what they are fed. Fish food should be rich in protein, which ensures the growth of fish and their ability to reproduce, fats and carbohydrates are energy suppliers, minerals are responsible for skeletal formation, blood and muscular system, vitamins are also necessary for normal life of fish.
Menu fish must be varied, or the fish will get sick. To feed the fish also preferably at the same time. Living in a confined space fish adapt to the diet, however, should take into account the nature of their food under natural conditions. Some species of fish feed on the surface of the water, the other in the bottom area, and some kinds of fish prefer to dine in the water column, the depth of the aquarium.
The average daily intake of feed adult fish is 2-5% by mass, fry – 30%. The portions for feeding selected so that the food eaten by adult fish in half an hour, and fry for two hours. Fish should be fed 2-3 times a day. Continue reading
In this article I will try to answer the most asked questions aquarists-beginners. So, here we go.
Question: what should be the minimum size of the aquarium?
Answer: 20-30 liters. This volume is enough for two pairs pairs of guppies, and 4 catfish.
Question: which fish is best to have a novice aquarist?
Answer: it is best to start with the same catfish or guppies. These two types can live together and not very demanding environmental conditions. Most importantly – don’t forget to feed the fish once a day and periodically changing the water in the aquarium.
Question: what is best to feed the fish?
Answer: on this question my answer is this – though they are fish, but nevertheless, also like variety. Therefore, alternate feed: one or two days feed dry food, then one day feed live food. Continue reading
Since ancient times the world goes a lot of scary stories about a giant octopus, or octopus, which is not only dangerous to humans, but can even sink the whole ship! Actually is a charming, intelligent animals with developed intelligence and exceptional parental instinct. It owes its name to numerous
tentacles. In some species there are more than ten. Octopus or octopus (Octopus vulgaris) belongs to the class Cephalopoda and is a highly developed mollusk. Has oblong-rounded body without fins. Eight tentacles of an octopus is very flexible and agile, function as “hands”. “Hands” are connected by a thin membrane and provided with suction cups in two rows. The body length of the octopus with the “hands” from a few cm
up to 6 m. the largest specimens of octopus found off the coast of British Columbia. In the West of Canada was discovered octopus weighing 272 kg, and the length of the arms was 9.6 m! Continue reading