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The water temperature for aquarium fish

Have you ever wondered why different fish need different temperature? And what is the impact on them of the discrepancy? And how they are sensitive to changes? Quick changes in temperature aquarium fish suffer badly, this is one reason, from which newly purchased fish die. To fish accustomed, they need to acclimatize.

Simply put, the higher the water temperature, the faster fish grow, but also age faster. We have collected some of the frequent questions about the temperature for aquarium fish and tried to answer them in an accessible form.

Fish cold-blooded?

Yes, their body temperature depends on the ambient temperature. Only a few fish, for example, some catfishes, can modify body temperature, and even sharks maintain a body temperature several degrees higher than the temperature of the water.

This means that the water temperature directly affects fish?

Water temperature affects the rate of physiological processes in the body of the fish. For example, in winter, the fish of our ponds are inactive, because the metabolism drops significantly in cold water.

At high temperatures, the water holds fewer dissolved oxygen, and fish is very important. That is why in the summer we often see how the fish rise to the surface and breathing hard.

Bystryanskaya temperature aquarium fish suffer badly, this is one reason, from which newly purchased fish die. To fish accustomed, they need to acclimatize. Continue reading

Aquarium fish for the novice aquarist

Aquarium fish Cardinal

One of the most undemanding and amusing fish – cardinal. They are very hardy and eat any food. The water temperature should be 18-23 0 C, but the best cardinal feels at a temperature of 19 to 21 0 C. it is Necessary to remember that the cardinal fish are gregarious, and need to have them immediately a group of three or more individuals. For these aquarium fish, the content is really very simple. They are very clean, so clean the aquarium often there is no need. If left without food for some time, they can be interrupted and the algae. For the cardinals it’s very funny to watch, they are very lively and playful.

Cock

Another option for the novice aquarist – Siamese Cockerel. They are quite hardy. And, although for better health of any fish it is recommended to install in the aquarium filter, they can do without it, being content with very little space. Siamese males are larger than the cardinal. They need warmer water. They have a drawback – they are very aggressive, so they need to choose carefully. Cockerel can even quarreling with his brother. But still it is very beautiful, bright fish, which can decorate the life of its owner.

Catfish

Spotted catfish is the most livable fish. They are friendly and don’t mind individuals of any form. These fish for the aquarium is just perfect. They grow quite large – up to four inches in length. Catfish thermophilic – they need a temperature of 22 to 32 degrees. The special feed they require, because usually eat what remains of the feed other fish, but sometimes you need to treat them special food that is sold in pills. This food and sinking catfish will be able to get to it. Continue reading

Octopus — talented sea creatures

Dear readers unusual site. now I will tell you about my favorite sea creatures — the octopus. It is known to vnutritrekovye cephalopods with eight limbs, which appeared in the seas and oceans of our planet 250 million years ago. If not for aquatic mammals — whales and dolphins — peopled the depths of just over 50 million years before us, the octopus is considered the most intelligent beings of the oceans. And now they are the most intelligent creatures among invertebrates and are superior in this respect even fish, not to mention the crabs, lobsters and their brothers in the type of shellfish. Man has long known that octopuses are well trained and can easily become tame and have a wonderful memory. Of ill fame and reputation of a ruthless octopus octopoda obliged to Victor Hugo and his novel “Toilers of the sea”. In fact, they’re creatures no more dangerous than cod, docile and friendly. However, protecting the nest with a brood, the octopus bite can hurt, and its saliva contains venom, swelling which at best doesn’t come for almost a month.

Here are some awesome illustrated facts about these extremely unusual creations of God.

1. In fact the octopus has six hands and two legs. It is difficult to distinguish between them, but the octopus knows where. Two limbs (legs) they move by crawling on the seabed and other surfaces, the remaining six are used for obtaining food. If the octopus is well-fed and calm, he can easily use hands to… to fold a Rubik’s cube.

2. With no skeleton, the octopus is incredibly flexible. Therefore, these molluscs are passionate somewhere to climb or somewhere to get out. They love hollow objects, and it is successfully used by fishermen. Continue reading

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