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price of aquarium fish

This selection of the cost of aquarium fish was obtained by analyzing the Internet data for 2013. I think that tying the value of the fish to the US dollar will make the data relevant even after many years))) It should be noted that the prices in this list are indicated mainly for young aquarium fish (3-4 months).
Prices for adults vary significantly.

Agamiks cost - $ 4

Acantoftalmus cost - $ 3.1

Shark Ball cost - $ 3.7

Antsistrus cost - 1,5-3,5 $

Ramires apistogram cost - $ 4.7-6.2

Astronotus cost - $ 7.8

AfiHaraks redfin cost - $ 2.5

Afiharaks Paraguayan cost - $ 2.5

Barbus scarlet cost - $ 4.7

Barbus cherry cost - $ 1.6

Barbus Denison cost - $ 15-37

Barbus costlifting cost - 2.5-4.7 $

Barbus leshvidny cost - $ 4,7-15

Barbus mossy cost - 2.5-4.7 $

Barbus fiery cost - $ 1.9-3.7

Barbus Panda cost - 3.1-4.7 $

Barbus Sumatran cost - $ 1.2-2.5

Barbus Schubert cost - $ 2.5-3.7

Botsiya clown cost - $ 6.2-8

Botion Modest cost - $ 4.7-6.3

Botion marble cost - $ 2.5

Velifera cost - $ 4

Vualekhvost, Oranda and Riukina cost - $ 3

Hyrinoheilius cost - 1.6-3 $

Guppy cost - $ 3

Gourami cost - 3.1 - 4.7 $

Gourami pearl cost - $ 3.1-7.8

Gourami gold cost - $ 1.9-6.2

Gourami honey cost - 3.1-4.7 $

Gourami marble cost - $ 1.9-6.2

Danio Malabar cost - $ 2

Danio pink cost $ 0.7

Danio Sondhi cost - $ 3

Danio Horpa cost - $ 2

Danio cost - $ 0.7

Pearl cost - $ 4

Goldfish (adults) cost - up to $ 90

Cardinal cost is $ -1.5

Carnigiella marble cost - $ 6.2

Koi - carp cost - from $ 6.3

Koridoratus Panda cost - $ 4

Sterba's corridor cost $ 6.2

Yuli corridor cost - $ 6.2

Mottled catfish cost - $ 1.7-3

Ctenopoma leopard cost - $ 3.2

Labeo two-color cost - $ 2.6-6

Labeo green cost - $ 2.7-6

Lyalius cost - $ 4.7-6.2

Macrognatus ocellular cost - $ 2.7-6

Metinis moon cost - $ 3-4

Fork Swordsman - $ 3-4

Swordsman cost - $ 3.2

Bagging som cost -1.4-2.5 $

Mistus cost - 1.4-2.5 $

Beckford's nannostomus cost - 2-3 $

Neon blue cost - $ 1.5

Neon red cost - 3.1-4 $

Neon black cost - $ 1.4

Knife with eyed Read cost - $ 18-25

Orantus red cost - $ 1.6-2.1

Orantus black cost - $ 1.6-2.1

Pangasius Siamese cost - $ 4-6

Cock, Betta cost - 3.1-4 $

Pecilia Disc Value - $ 2.5

Pecilya multicolor cost - $ 2.5

Pecillia black mollies cost - $ 3

Polyperus cost - $ 6.2-9

Pristella cost - $ 1.5

Pterigoplicht brocade cost - $ 3.5-31

The iris neon cost - $ 3.4

The iris three-band cost - $ 6.2-9.2

Rasbora Hengel cost - $ 2.8

Rasbora cost - $ 1.7

Rastbor Savba cost - $ 3

Rotostomus cost - $ 3.3

Fish parrot cichlid cost - $ 10-15

Siamese last price - $ 2.6

Sindontis Cuckoo cost - $ 3-4

Sindontis Petrikola cost - $ 6-8

Scalar cost - from $ 2.7

Tayeria cost - $ 1.6

Tarakatum cost - $ 2.7

Black telescope cost - $ 4.6

Ternitsia cost - $ 1.7

Blue tetra (boelka) cost - $ 1.7

Tetra garnet (Pulcher) cost - $ 1.7

Tetra Curry (Neon Violet) cost - $ 1.4

Tetra Colombian cost - $ 1.5

Tetra Congo cost - $ 3

Bloody Tetra (Minor) cost - $ 2.8

Tetra lemon cost - 1.6 $

Copper tetra (Hasemania) cost - $ 1.6

Tetra Plotvichka (Tetragonopterus) cost - $ 1.5

Fire tetra (Erythrosonus) cost - $ 1.6

Tetra crescent (Serpas) cost - $ 3

Tetra glass cost - $ 1.6

Black knife cost - $ 9-13

Popular aquarium fish


Speaking about the popularity of fish, it should be said that a meaning is embedded in this concept: the prevalence among aquarists, accessibility, ease of maintenance — the simplicity of the fish, etc. That is, a popular fish is a fish deserved authority and demand in the aquarium market. Popularity does not depend on the size or type of fish. As a rule, this question is asked by novice aquarists who are going to purchase or purchase additional fish.

In this connection, it should be noted that when buying fish, first of all, it is necessary to take into account the compatibility of aquarium fish, and only then their popularity.
So, we present to your attention our selection of the most popular aquarium fish (in alphabetical order, with photos and descriptions).
The most popular soma suckers. Antsistrusy not whimsical in the content, are orderlies of the aquarium world. They have a sharp character and can even drive medium-sized, neighboring fish.
Detachment, family: carps, mail catfish.
Comfortable water temperature: 22-24 ° C.
Ph: 6,5-7,5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
Antsistrus has a mouth with horn-shaped suckers, which he actively scrapes algae in an aquarium - he cleans the walls of the aquarium and eats dead organics. I am happy to eat any live and dry food. The activity of these catfishes is manifested with the onset of twilight or when the aquarium lighting is turned off during the day.
These fish are hard to call easy to maintain, since they belong to the family of tsikhlovyh fish, moreover they are large, predatory fish. Nevertheless, due to its beauty, its qualities: demeanor, mind - the astronotuses won the leading positions in popularity among cichlids.
Detachment, family: cichlids
Comfortable water temperature: 22-28 ° C
Ph: 6,0-7,5.
Aggressiveness: 99% aggressive
Aquarium volume for astronotus should be from 300 to 500 liters.
Needs aeration, filtration, regular water changes (weekly 30%). Special attention should be paid to filtering - it should be powerful (the second filter will not be superfluous). The aquarium can be decorated with large stones and snags, the decor should not be sharp. Provide shelters for fish.
Amazingly diverse family of fish. Nimble, gregarious fish, for which it is interesting to watch. Barbs live relatively peacefully with similar medium-sized neighbors in an aquarium, but can pinch smaller and weaker fish.
Detachment, family: Carp.
Comfortable water temperature: 21-23 ° C.
Ph: 6.5-7.5.
Aggressiveness: quite aggressive 30%.
Sumatran barb compatibility: barbus, gourami, moths, parrot, catfish, creeps, tetri.
Most species of these fish can be kept in aquariums from 50 liters. Lifetime in the aquarium for them is usually 3-4 years. When keeping barbs you need to take into account the peculiarities of a particular species, since the variety of different variants of this fish often confuses novice aquarists.
Everyone knows these fish, even those people who never had an aquarium. This is not surprising because they were the most popular inhabitants of all Soviet aquariums. Guppi fish have also earned their popularity: unpretentiousness in nutrition and maintenance, resistance to adverse conditions of detention and low price.
Poecilia reticulata or Lebistes reticulata
Detachment, family: Pecilia (Poeciliidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 20 - 26 ° C.
Ph: 6,5 - 8,5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 0%.
Guppy Compatibility: compatible with all non-predatory and not big fish.
During the long years of keeping guppies in aquariums and careful selection, many species of guppies have been obtained, and their maintenance and maintenance are not so simple. At present, it is very difficult to classify guppies, because as a result of numerous crosses, more and more new breeds are bred each year.
Gupeshek can be kept in the general aquarium (but not with fast-floating species that can tear off their fins) with a length of 60 cm, in places with dense thickets of plants, including small-leaved, reaching the surface of the water (among them desirable Indian limnophila and glossy grass), floating plants with roots hanging down, as well as riccia, where the fry will find shelter. To the volume of the aquarium guppies are undemanding.

Another large family is the labyrinth fish. The beauty and popularity of these fish is their diversity and beauty. And also in the fact that they are not demanding aeration of the aquarium and can go without it for a long time. This is due to the fact that the homeland - the habitat of the gourami is the rice fields of Asia, where there is little oxygen in the water, and the water itself is still standing. These fish, as a result of evolution, have learned to breathe atmospheric air, which they capture from the surface of the water with the help of the gill labyrinth.
Detachment, family: labyrinth
Comfortable water temperature: 24 - 28 ° C.
Ph: 6,5-7,5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 40%.
For maintenance, an illuminated aquarium (overhead lighting) with a volume of 100 l and more, with thickets of living plants and free swimming space is required. It is desirable to have snags (fish constantly keep near them). Filtration, light aeration and weekly substitution of up to 30% of the volume of water are needed.
These are small, nimble fishes, which mainly swim in flocks near the surface of the water. Pink danios are especially popular. Unpretentious in content, inexpensive, can get along even with large non-predatory neighbors. An interesting fact about danios is the fact that these are the first fish that have undergone the current trend. Glofish - artificially derived form of glowing fish.
Danio pink Brachydanio albolineatus
Detachment, family: Carp.
Comfortable water temperature: 21-25 ° C
Ph: 6.5-7.5, water hardness: 5-15 °.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive. Fish are kept in an aquarium by a flock (from 6 specimens) in an aquarium with a length of 60 cm and a volume of 20 liters and more.
Discus are the kings of the aquarium. These fish can not be called easy to maintain, unpretentious. Moreover, their cost very much bites, and their character is so capricious that sometimes even an experienced aquarist has a hard time coping with them. Nevertheless, the disc-shaped body of these South American cichlids, their coloring is just fascinating. This fish is popular because everyone wants to start it in its aquarium, but not everybody can feel it.
Discus blue Symphysodon aequifasciata haraldi
Detachment, family: South American cichlid.
Comfortable water temperature: 25-30 C.
Ph: 5,8-7,5.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
Discus is a big fish. In the natural environment, it reaches a length of 20 cm, in aquariums the size does not exceed 12 cm. The shape of the body is discoid. The dorsal and anal fins are very long, bending around almost the whole body. Pelvic fins narrow. The body is brown with vertical blue stripes. The whole body is decorated with numerous blue strokes. Males are larger and brighter than females, males fins are more pointed.
Discus demanding care - for their maintenance, a tall and spacious aquarium is needed. The minimum size of an aquarium for a couple is 150 liters. However, schooling fish and for its maintenance (5-6 individuals) an aquarium is needed from 300 to 500 liters.
Here we are with you and got to these posh representatives of the aquarium world. Perhaps, these fish are not only known, but also seen by everyone. After all, even with mother's milk, we all heard the fairy tale: “On the Fisherman and the Fish,” where this popular fish, or more precisely, the tail feather, became the prototype of the sea mistress. In addition, since time immemorial, namely from the time of ancient China, the monks were engaged in the selection of these fish, while receiving amazing forms from the progenitor of all Goldfish - silver carp.
Detachment, family: carp.
Comfortable water temperature: 18-23 ° C.
Ph: 5-20.
Aggressiveness: 5% are not aggressive, but they can bite each other.
Compatibility: with all peaceful and non aggressive fish.
Many novice aquarists, trying to make friends with these fish, take a whole horde of young cinchons. However, you should always remember that this is a large type of fish and for a couple of Goldfish you need an aquarium from 100l.
This is a family of chain catfish. Popular, easy-to-keep, not capricious, peaceful catfish. They have intestinal respiration, i.e. can breathe booty - anus.
Corydoras paleatus
Detachment, family: armored soma.
Comfortable water temperature: 24-25 ° C.
Ph: 6,0-7,0.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive.
Compatibility: any fish. Only not desirable - Labo, modest bots, well, Ancistrus, because they chase them (although this is more like a game). Large cichlids are also not the best neighbors. The most famous catfish and excellent attendants of the aquarium - by keeping them with "Goldfish" you will ensure the purity of the soil in the aquarium.
Another of the members of the labyrinth fish family. In this topic, it is singled out separately, since lalyusy have a calm and peaceful disposition. Unlike gourami, they peacefully coexist with the most innocent fish.
Detachment, family: labyrinth
Comfortable water temperature: 18-20 ° C.
Ph: 6,5-7,0.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
Lyalius is one of the most beautiful, attractive fish of the labyrinth family. The fish is not big in the aquarium can reach 5-6cm. The body of the fish is flat. The lilius color is greenish-blue with transverse stripes of red and blue-blue color, the belly near the gills is blue. The fins of lalius are covered with red spots. The male lyalius differs from the female in a brighter color. They are the same size. Lyalius live only for a short period of 2-3 years.
Fish has a timid character. It is advisable to put lyalius in the aquarium with calm, peaceful fish. It is recommended to keep cutting with a flock of 3pcs., So the fish feel more confident.
Bright, lively representatives of viviparous fishes. Hardy, active, cheap in price. May contain peaceful cichlids, for example, scalar.
Xiphophorus helleri
Detachment, family: petsilievye.
Water temperature: 20 - 25 ° C.
Ph: 7,0 - 7,5.
dH: 5-20°.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 10%.
These fish have a variety of shapes, types and colors. They have a specific tail tail that is unique to them, for which they are among the people that got their name. In addition, swordtails belong to the species of viviparous fish and therefore their breeding does not pose any difficulty.
The combination of the above factors affected not only the popularity of these fish, but it can be said to have made them popular.
Neons are one of the smallest aquarium fish, look beautiful in a flock. Absolutely peaceful, harmless fish, which can talk for hours.
Detachment, family: carp-shaped, haracin
Comfortable water temperature: 18-24 ° C
"Acidity" Ph: 5,5 - 8°.
Stiffness dH: 5-20° .
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 0%.
The complexity of the content: easy
Neon Compatibility: non-aggressive, peaceful fish (neons, tetras, swordtails, petsyli, ornatus, pulchera, lanterns).
Not compatible: Neon can not be kept with large, aggressive fish: tsikhly, barbs, large catfish, goldfish, Labe, gourami.
Petushki or Betta
Very beautiful fish, its veil tail and fins just fascinate. The color of the fish is different. The most common ink color with a reddish tint. Males are colored much brighter, fins are longer than those of females. Fish size up to 7 cm.
Detachment, family: labyrinth
Comfortable water temperature: 22-24 ° C.
Ph: 6,0-7,5.
Aggressiveness: aggressive males in relation to each other.
Compatibility: with all the peaceful fish. It is not necessary to plant to the swordtails, barbs, gourami, especially to tsikhlam.
Angelfish are popular American cichlids. They favor peaceful and not very large neighbors. Angelfish do not uproot aquarium plants, as many cichlids do.
Latin name: Pterophyllum scalare.
Detachment, family: Perciformes (Perciformes), cichlids, cichlids (Cichlidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 22-27 ° C.
"Acidity" Ph: 6-7,5.
Stiffness dH: to 10 .
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 30%.
The complexity of the content: easy
Compatible scalar: although the scalars are cichlids, they are not aggressive. Favorable attitude even to small, peaceful fish and even to vivipartes. As neighbors, we can recommend: the Red Sword-bearers (they look great with black sklyarias), terntions and other tetras, danios, all soma, gourami and lyaliusi, parrots and eloi, other non-aggressive cichlids.
These South American cichlids simply fascinate with their elegance and beauty of sailing fins, which, like the wings of an angel, support it in dimensional weightlessness. Actually not for nothing foreign these fish are called angels.
Thorns is a small, popular dark silver fish. It can be found in any pet store and in many home aquarium. Its unpretentious content, ease of breeding, peaceful nature - deserves the attention of aquarists beginners.
Latin name: Gymnocorymbus ternetzi
Synonyms: Black, mourning
In English: Black skirt tetra, Black Widow tetra, Black tetra.
Detachment, family: Characteristic.
Comfortable water temperature: 21 - 24 p.
"Acidity" Ph: 5,7 - 7,0.
Rigidity: up to 6-16 °.
Aggressiveness: not aggressive 20%.
The complexity of the content: easy
Tarkarums are one of the most common catfish in our aquariums. Their popularity is due to the simplicity of content, endurance and peaceful disposition of these fish.
Latin name: Hoplosternum thoracatum.
Correct name: Many people call this fish tarakatum, probably comparing it with a cockroach, but the correct way to speak is thoracatum, from the Latin "thorax" - the shell.
Synonyms: Torakatum, Hoplosternum, Som Toraktum, Tarakatum Som.
Detachment, family: Carapace soms.
Water temperature: 22-28 ° C.
Ph "acidity": 5,8-7,5.
dH: Up to 25 °.
Aggressiveness: Not aggressive 0%.
The complexity of the content: Very light
Compatibility: In fact, any fish - these catfish do not pose any threat to other inhabitants of the aquarium.
Tsikhlazoma black-striped
Black-striped tsikhlasoma - one of the most popular fish of the family tsikhlazom. These are relatively small, unpretentious in keeping fish, possessing a beautiful, sophisticated body color and what is important, unlike many cichlids, have a more relaxed character.
Latin name: Cichlasoma nigrofasciatum. From the Latin words "nigro" - black and "fascia" - ribbon, belt, strip.
Russian synonyms: Black-striped cichlinoma, black-striped cichlasoma, black-striped cichlamose.
Foreign names: Zebra Cichlid, Zebra chanchito, Convict Cichlid, Zebrabuntbarsch Grunflossenbuntbarsch, Blaukehlchen.
Order, suborder, family: Perciformes (Perciformes), Okunevidnye, Tsikhlovye (Cichlidae).
Comfortable water temperature: 20-28 ° C.
"Acidity" Ph: 6.8-8.0.
Stiffness dH: 8-30°.
Aggressiveness: 30% are relatively non-aggressive, aggression is shown during the spawning and care of offspring.
The complexity of the content: easy
Some may say that the peak of their popularity has passed, that now there are many other more colorful forms of cichlids and cichlase in particular. However, the statistics are not lying! Today, black-striped tsikhlazoma, the most popular of all tsihlazom in search Yandex. Every month more than 2200 users of this search engine apply for this request.
We also recommend you to look at the colorful brochure "Popular types of aquarium fish". This brochure contains all popular types of fish, with a description of their conditions of maintenance, compatibility, feeding + photos.

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Goldfish appeared almost more than a thousand years ago, the first color variations of the Chinese goldfish. It is from them that the goldfish with all its numerous species leads its pedigree. Aquarium for goldfish should be large, with a large pebble or gravel.

GOLD FISH Name of aquarium fish


Beautiful fish "in the soul" remained crucian and, like crucians, dig in the ground, stir up water and dig out plants. It is necessary to have powerful filters in an aquarium and plant plants with a strong root system or in pots.
Body length up to 22 cm. The body is rounded, with long veil fins. The color is orange, red, black or spotty. By a long-term selection of aquarists of the Ancient East, it was possible to bring out a huge number of beautiful species. golden fish. Among them: telescopes, veils, celestial eye, or astrologer, Shubunkin and others. They differ from each other in body shape, fins, color, and have long lost their resemblance to carp.

Name of aquarium fish-COMET


Pretty small fish that can live in aquariums from 30 liters. Classic color - brown. Often these little catfish are confused with larger counterparts - pterigoplichtami. In general, a very hardworking fish and well clean growth.

Name of aquarium fish - ANCISTRUS

HUMBLER - one of the most popular aquarium fish. In nature, it is found in the waters of Honduras, Central America, Guatemala and Mexico.
Viviparous fish. Males are distinguished from females by the presence of a process in the form of a sword, hence the name. It has an interesting feature, in the absence of males, the female can change the sex and grow a "sword". They are also known for eating algae and snails.

MECHENOSTSY-Name of aquarium fish

Contents: 24 - 26 ° С; dH 8 - 25 °; pH 7 - 8


Very cute and smart catfish corridor. We would compare them with the Pomeranian Spitz in the dog world. The bottom small fish, which does not require special conditions, feeds on what it can find at the bottom. As a rule, they are 2-10 centimeters long. Do not know who to plant in the aquarium - buy a corridor.

CORRIDORName of aquarium fish

Botsiya clown

This type of bots is the most popular among aquarists. Most likely due to the fact that clowns look very impressive, as seen in the photo. The peculiarity of the fish is spikes that are under the eyes. These spikes can be advanced when the fish are in danger. Can live up to 20 years.

BOTTION CLOWN-Name of aquarium fish

Sumatran Barbus

Perhaps one of the most spectacular types of barbs - for this and is considered one of the most popular of its kind. Keep them necessary in the pack, which makes the fish even more spectacular. Size in the aquarium - up to 4-5 centimeters.

BARBUS-The name of aquarium fish

SIAMSKAYA VODOROSLEED - peace-loving and very active fish. The best helper in the fight against algae.
Inhabits the waters of Thailand and the Malaysian Peninsula.
In nature it grows up to 16 cm, in captivity it is much smaller. Life expectancy in an aquarium can be 10 years. It eats algae of almost all types and even Vietnamese.
Contents: 24 - 26 ° С; dH 4 - 20 °; pH 6.5 - 7

AlgaeName of aquarium fish

DISKUS - the most interesting and beautiful fish, a representative of the Cichlid family. The birthplace of this fish is South America.
Discussions are calm, peaceful and a little shy. They live in the middle layers of water, they do not get along well with scalars and highly active fish. Keep should be a group of 6 or more individuals. Very demanding on water temperature. If the temperature is below 27 ° C, the discus is sick, refuse to eat and die.
Content: 27 - 33 ° С; dH to 12 °; pH 5 - 6

DISKUS-Name of aquarium fish

GUPPI - the most unpretentious fish, ideal for novice aquarists. Habitat - North part of South America and Barbados and Trinidad.
The male has a luxurious tail with a bright and beautiful pattern. The female is twice the size of the male and not so bright. This fish is viviparous. The tank should be closed. It is better to keep them in a specific aquarium, as active neighbors can damage their veil tails. Guppies are omnivores.
Content: 20 - 26 ° С; dH to 25 °; pH 6.5 - 8.5

GUPPI-Name of aquarium fish

Shark Barbus (bala)

The shark of the ball or the barbus is a fish, which was so named as a result of similarity with sharks (this can be seen from the photo of the aquarium fish next to the description). These fish are large, can grow up to 30-40 centimeters, so they are best kept together with other large barbs in the amount of 150 liters.

AKULIY BALA-Name of aquarium fish

COCK - betta fish In nature, it is found in Southeast Asia.
The only drawback is that males are very aggressive towards each other. Can grow up to 5 cm in length. Surprisingly, this fish breathes atmospheric air, due to a special labyrinth organ. The content of this fish does not require special knowledge. It is desirable to have an aquarium from 3 liters. Variety in feed is welcome.
Content: 25 - 28 ° С; dH 5 - 15 °; pH 6 - 8

COCK-Name of aquarium fish

GURAMI - peace-loving and beautiful fish. It belongs to the Labyrinth family. Found in the waters of the large islands of Indonesia, the Malacca Peninsula, southern Vietnam. They get along with any neighbors, grow up to 10 cm. It lives mainly in the upper and middle layers of water. Maximum active in the daytime. Recommended for beginner aquarists. It is necessary to keep in the aquarium at least 100 liters with live plants and bright lighting.
Contents: 24 - 26 ° С; dH 8 - 10 °; pH 6.5 - 7

GURAMI-Name of aquarium fish

Danio rerio

Small fish up to 5 centimeters. It is not difficult to recognize because of the color - a black body with longitudinal white stripes. Like all danios, nimble fish that never sits still.

DANIO-Name of aquarium fish


Telescopes come in gold and black. In size, as a rule, they are not particularly large, up to 10-12 cm, so they can live in aquariums from 60 liters. Fish spectacular and unusual, suitable for those who love all the original.

TELESCOPE-Name of aquarium fish

Mollies black

There are black, orange, yellow, and mestizos. The form is a cross between a guppy and a swordtail. The fish is larger than the above described relatives, therefore it needs aquariums from 40 liters.

MollensiaName of aquarium fish


Pecillia is the personification of the whole genus - petsiliev. They can be of different colors, from bright orange, to variegated with black patches. Fish can grow to 5-6 centimeters.

PECILIA-Name of aquarium fish


Moral fish that does not like encroachment on its territory. Though beautiful, it requires proper attitude. It is better not to plant them with their own kind, in the aquarium there is enough female and male of this species, they can get along with neons, guppies and other non-large species.

MACROPOD-Name of aquarium fish

NEON - mobile, schooling, peace-loving and very shy fish. Rod from the basin of the river Rio Negru.
In an aquarium it grows up to 3.5 cm, life expectancy up to 5 years. Keep should flock in an amount of 10 individuals. It is not worthwhile to push them into large fish, since neon can easily become their prey. Keeps in the lower and upper layers. The size of the aquarium is selected at the rate of 15 - 20 liters per couple of individuals. Feed: small bloodworm, dry flocculent.
Content: 22 - 26 ° С; dH to 8 °; pH 5 - 6.5

NEON-Name of aquarium fish

CALERY - angel fish. It is found in South America in the Amazon and Orinoco rivers.
This fish has been known to aquarists for many years. She is able to decorate with her presence absolutely any aquarium. This calm and gregarious fish with a life expectancy of 10 years. Keep it should be a group of 4 - 6 individuals. A large and hungry angelfish can eat a small fish, such as neon. And such a fish as a barbus can easily pluck her fins and antennae. Prefers live food.
Contents: 24 - 27 ° С; dH 6 - 15 °; pH 6.5 - 7.5

SCALARIUMName of aquarium fish


Tetra fishes like when there are a lot of live plants in an aquarium, and therefore oxygen. The body of the fish is slightly oblate, the prevailing colors are red, black and silver.

TETRA-Name of aquarium fish


Ternetia is also called black tetra. Classic color - black and silver, in black vertical stripes. The fish is quite popular, so finding it in your city is not difficult.

TERNESIA-Name of aquarium fish


The size of the fish is different, but in general they do not grow more than 8-10 centimeters. There are smaller species. All the fish are beautiful, have a silver color, with different shades. Schooling fish and more calmly live in a group.

Rainbows-Name of aquarium fish

ASTRONOTUS - large, calm and a little shy fish. Occurs in the Amazon River Basins.
In the aquarium can grow up to 25 cm, the life expectancy can be more than 10 years. Little neighbors can eat. The aquarium is selected at the rate of 100 liters per individual. Sharp scenery should not be, as the astronotus in a panic can hurt yourself. Aquarium must be closed. Feed should be live food.
Content: 23 - 26 ° С; dH to 35 °; pH 6.5 - 8.5

ASTROTONUSName of aquarium fish

BLACK KNIFE - bottom and night fish. It inhabits overgrown parts of the Amazon River.
It has an interesting body structure. Can move in any direction. In an aquarium it grows up to 40 cm. During the daytime it mostly hides. It is better to keep alone, as skirmishes may occur between large individuals. An aquarium of 200 l with snags, live plants and a large number of stone shelters will be suitable for maintenance.
It feeds on live food.
Content: 20 - 25 ° С; dH 4 - 18 °; pH 6 - 7.5

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The most unpretentious and small aquarium fish with photos

The most unpretentious aquarium fish, the smallest aquarium fish. TOP 10 DIFFICULT FISHERS Keeping fish is not as difficult as it sounds. However, aquarium fish, like any living creature, require care and time, which many people, by virtue of employment, simply do not have !!! This topic is left based on the following requirements for aquarium fish: unpretentious fish, small fish, easy-to-keep fish, the most enduring aquarium fish, tenacious fish, easy-working fish. 1 place Guppy

I think many aquarium fish experts will agree that the first place is given to guppes.

Everyone probably knows these fish ... even those who have never seen aquariums. We can say that these fish are the fish of all children of the former USSR (they were in all Soviet aquariums))). The fish is very beautiful and unpretentious. The tail fin is her beauty. The simplicity of the fish is that it can withstand "harsh conditions of detention." I happened to see an aquarium with guppies. without aeration, without filtering, without plants, without proper feeding etc. - horror, terrible dream aquarist. Nevertheless, guppies managed not only to survive in such an aquarium, but even tried to multiply. So you shouldn't mock the fish !!! But their endurance and vitality sometimes affects.


2nd place Swordtails

A very famous fish, as a result of persistent selection, a large number of swordtails of various colors and shapes were bred. Males are distinguished from females by the presence of a "sword" on the lower edge of the caudal fin.

Swordtails are kept in flocks in a densely planted aquarium. The minimum size of the aquarium from 10 liters (but better is more). A good volume of aquarium for a small group of swordtails is 50 liters.

An interesting fact about these fish is that the female swordtail can “at some” moment become a male, i.e. change the floor. This is due to the struggle for the survival of the species.


You can read more about MUCHENORTSAKH here ...

3rd place Somiki corridors

It should begin with the fact that all aquarium catfish - a priori unpretentious. Moreover, they are "nurses of the aquarium world": they clean the soil and eat the remains of vital activity. The corridors are chosen from all catfish, since in addition to the gill, they have intestinal respirationi.e. if aeration stops, they will live for a long time.

The fish are very peaceful, calm. They slowly swim along the bottom in search of food. In the aquarium they are usually kept in flocks. Fish, do not pose any threat to other inhabitants of the aquarium.

You can read more about CORRIDORATUSES here ...

4th place Mollies

Molly, like guppies - viviparous fishes. Unpretentious and tolerant of poor conditions. Nevertheless, they are more capricious than the “troika winners”.

Fish suitable for beginners and young aquarists. The fishes most difficult to keep from all members of the family are demanding of conditions, they do not tolerate low temperatures, some like “salty” water, like bright light, etc.

You can read more about MOLLINESIA here ...

5th place Tetras - Harazinki

All tetras are small, brisk, not capricious fishes. However, they will not be able to survive in "Spartan conditions" as guppies. They need aeration and filtration. You can keep them in an aquarium by a group (from 5 individuals) with a volume of at least 35 liters of water.

You can read more about TETRAH here ...

6th place Ternetsii

Very famous little fish. Fish energetic, mobile. Fish get along well with other types of fish. Somehow my terntions even lived with small cichlids. Recommended aquarium with a volume of at least 30 liters of water, densely planted with plants. Aeration, filtration - yes!

You can read more about TERNIA here ...

7th place Danio (rerio, pink)

Starting from the 5th place TOP, all the fish require unpretentious attention. Tanks are different from them - briskness and speed of movement. They can coexist with many species of fish, even with fish of medium and increased aggression: scalar, goura and even with small cichlids.

Read more about DANIO here ...

8th place Torakatum

One of the famous large catfish of the aquarium world and excellent attendants of the aquarium. Peaceable and unpretentious to the content. They can be kept in a common aquarium with thickets of plants and a large number of shelters. Fish, do not pose any threat to other inhabitants of the aquarium. Compatible with all kinds of fish. The neighbors are not recommended only one hundred percent aggressors and predators.

You can read more about TORAKATUM here ...

9th place Gourami

Gourami - are medium sized fish. Entered in this TOP due to gill labyrinth - fish do not need aerationthey breathe atmospheric air. Really peaceful fish, but sometimes aggression. Some individuals taken separately are even very aggressive, as they say, as lucky.You can read more about GURAMI here ...

10 place Barbus

Barbusses are schooling, small fish that can stand up for themselves! If you decide to start barbs, I recommend to allocate for this a separate aquarium, "barbusyatnik." "Pirate" temper, the ability to stand up for themselves - deserve 10th place. You can read more about BARBUSH here ...

Of course, the above TOP is conditional - always remember the words

Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint-Exupery

"We are responsible for those who have tamed"

We also recommend you to look at the colorful brochure "Popular types of aquarium fish". This brochure contains all popular types of fish, with a description of their conditions of maintenance, compatibility, feeding + photos.

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Aquarium plants are all for beginners with photos and video


let's talk about the benefits of plants
for your aquarium and its inhabitants Many people who plant and develop an aquarium, for some reason, consider that aquarium plants are unnecessary hassles and worries. However, it is not! In this article I will try to make out the main aspects related to the life of aquarium plants and dispel the Myth "On the complexity of keeping and breeding plants in an aquarium."
To begin with, there are a huge number of plant species for the aquarium. Some of them are really difficult to maintain. But there is a lot of plants that do not require special care, except that your not intrusive attention, comparable to the care of indoor plants. For convenience, we divide this article into thematic chapters:
1. ABOUT THE FAVOR OF AQUARIUM PLANTS: Are aquarium plants needed? Why are they. Is it possible to do without them.
2. WHAT IS NECESSARY FOR AQUARIUM PLANTS: care, fertilizer, soil for aquarium plants, planting.
3. HOW MANY PLANTS NEED IN THE AQUARIUM: the ratio of fish and plants.
5. UNCLEAN AQUARIUM PLANTS: plants for beginners.
6. AQUARIUM PLANT DISEASES: What to do if aquarium plants die - “wither”.

About the benefits of aquarium plants

Plants in the aquarium play a huge role in the life of its inhabitants. It can be said that the presence of plants in an aquarium is just a huge amount of advantages, which ones? Yes, here they are:
- plants are the "light" aquarium;
- plants are an established aquarium biosystem, no harmful substances in the water, no algae;
- plants are the sensor of the aquarium state;
- plants are a natural interior and "hospital" for fish, fry, shrimp, snails, etc.
- plants are an additional feed for aquarium inhabitants;
- plants set up an aquarium so that you can safely leave it and go on vacation;
- live aquarium plants - it is beautiful, natural and aesthetically pleasing;
Now, about everything in more detail!

Plants are lightweight aquariums.

In the process of plant life in an aquarium, under the action of light, photosynthesis is known to all. As a result of which, plants consume carbon dioxide (CO2) and release oxygen. Thus, in your aquarium there will never be unnecessarily accumulated CO2, which is emitted by fish and other inhabitants of the aquarium, and aquarium water will naturally be saturated with oxygen.
Some experienced aquarists, with the help of plants, achieve such a biological equilibrium in the aquarium that they do not need mechanical aeration and filtration of water. Imagine - the aquarium does not buzz, electricity is not consumed - beauty !!! True, in order to accomplish this, you need to gain a lot of experience and know aquarism thoroughly.

Plants are an established aquarium biosystem, no harmful substances in the water, no algae.

Actually this aspect follows from the previous PLUS. In addition to the benefits of photosynthesis of aquarium plants, they also absorb harmful substances that also accumulate from the vital activity of fish and other comrades. Namely, plants absorb nitrates, nitrites and phosphates, using them as fertilizers. Thus, we get a "clean" aquarium, which is needed rarely, rarely siphon, or even forget about it at all!

Plants are an aquarium condition sensor

Everything is simple! Aquarium plants are the primary indicator of the status of your aquarium. If the plants "wither", turn yellow and rot - this is a sure sign of the poor condition of the aquarium and conversely lush, beautiful spreads - this is a 100% indicator of the excellent state of the aquarium world.

Aquarian plants are a natural interior and "maternity hospital" for small fishes, fry, shrimps, snails, etc.

No other decorations of the aquarium will replace the vegetation in the aquarium. If you want to maintain an aquarium with a professional approach, then you can not do without plants.
Firstly, because the plants are a beautiful decor of an aquarium and only a naturally decorated type of aquarium is a good imitation of the environment in which the fish lived until they came to you.
Secondly, the plants are a cozy home for the inhabitants of the aquarium world. Many fish, shrimps and other inhabitants use vegetation as a shelter, spawning, and the young of many fish find refuge in them.

Plants are an additional food for aquarium inhabitants.

Many, many fish are "herbivores." Some simply graze like sheep in a meadow, mowing down everything they see. For example, the family of Goldfish, well, just love vegetable feed. For these types of aquatic inhabitants, plant foods are needed, which are sold in pet stores, such as Tetra Veggieble. And here a reasonable question arises - why spend extra money when you can feed the fish with natural, fresh vegetation.
The mechanism of such feeding is very simple. I will give an example. I live in the same aquarium Goldfish - voilehvosty. I do not know about the others, but mine just with my hands pull out my vegetation! What I've done. In another aquarium with cyclides, he started a ryaska, which tsikhly not very eat, and which multiplies very quickly. Twice a week I catch a duckweed from a tsikhlidnik and give it to the Golden Fish. It turns out a kind of vicious circle, which is useful for cichlids and veils. In addition, expensive plants that are in the aquarium with Goldfish remain untouched by them and have a good aesthetic appearance.
Additionally, it is possible to offer the fish - Hornpole, which is also well eaten.
From the above, you can make only one conclusion - aquarium plants, well, just vital for feeding fish. And taking into account the fact that Lemna is worth nothing at all (in pet stores it is given away just like that) only, probably, the lazy person will not be engaged in vegetation.
Plants set up an aquarium so much
that you can safely leave him and go on vacation
And indeed it is. I think many have encountered this problem when they need to leave, and there is no one to leave the aquarium for. Even I wrote, here in this article: VACATION AND AQUARIUM, about the disappointing problems of the aquarium and recreation. However, if there are good vegetation lawns in your aquarium, this will allow you not to worry about his cloisters for about two weeks. On their own experience proved! Yes, and many professionals say that a "good" aquarium without external intervention can easily exist for about a month. So we equip an aquarium with good vegetation and quietly go to the Maldives;)
Live aquarium plants - it is beautiful, natural and aesthetically pleasing! I think you understand it yourself. And who is not sure, please look at these photos here and compare the naturally and artificially designed aquarium.

with live plants with artificial plants
Summing up this section, it remains only to say in the affirmative - AQUARIUM PLANTS, ARE VERY NECESSARY AND USEFUL FOR THE AQUARIUM AND ITS INHABITANTS. Is it possible to do without them? Can. In fact, nothing terrible will happen, but the aquarium will not be beautiful, empty, short, dirty, difficult to clean, and the fish will be like orphaned children not living in a chic, cozy house,
and in the "shelter or dock".

What do you need for aquarium plants?

Many, starting to engage in an aquarium, think that the plants in the aquarium are unnecessary problems and concerns. However, it is not!!! Actually for the normal life of the plants in the aquarium, as well as for the fish, the main thing is to arrange everything. In relation to plants, this is achieved by selecting the right soil, fertilizing with fertilizer and due to good lighting. That's all! Well, once a month you need to "cut" them, now everything is for sure. A little more detail on each of the above nuances.
PRIMING: The soil for plants is purely individual. Some plants do not need it at all, while others need a thick layer of soil. In general, it can be said that the soil for plants should be from 3 to 5 centimeters thick and medium grain. It is this thickness (and more) that will allow the plants to take root well. A newly planted plant can be slightly pressed with a pebble the size of a larger one, well, or pinned down with some decor, it is possible to tie the plant with a fishing line. A common mistake is to tie a lead weight plant to the horse system - this is not very good. Yes, the plant does not float and it is difficult for fish to pull it out. But the lead is oxidized, and besides it prevents the roots of the plant from developing. The same applies to other goods.

By the way, about the question of the correct planting

the photo shows the rules of planting aquarium plants

FOOD FERTILIZER: Like fish, plants need feeding. Modern aquaria does not know this problem. In any pet store sold pills or liquid conditioners for plants. For example, Tetra plant start or Tetra Crypto. Such tablets are crushed and brought under the root system of plants on a monthly basis. The cost of one tablet is $ 1, depending on the size of the aquarium, one or two tablets are enough for a month. Per 1 tablet per 50 liters of aquarium water.
photo Tetra Planta Start

- protects and strengthens newly planted aquarium plants.
- the pill contains a plant hormone that enhances growth.
- helps the formation of roots.
- promotes survival of roots when transplanting plants.
- enhances the resistance of plants due to the content in the tablet of macro-substances.
Photo of Tetra Crypto-Dunger Tablets

Feed for aquarium plants, contribute to the normal formation of the root system. The tablet contains iron and other micronutrients. Does not contain nitrates, phosphates and does not cause water turbidity. The action of the pill occurs over a long time. It promotes the development of the most important microorganisms, as well as prevents the growth of algae.
You can independently, handicraft to prepare fertilizers for aquarium plants. But this is the whole "alchemy" requiring you to search for chemical ingredients, accurate weights and other troubles. Given the fact that in the yard 2013 year - the choice is obvious! I do not think that it will be a pity to someone to spend $ 1 per month on a pill for a plant. Yes, and with artisanal fertilizers, one can uncheck it, and so not only plants, but also fish will die. In general, I am for the pills and I urge you to this!
There are still old grandfathering methods - to put clay or peat under plants. Sami understands that this is also not an option. Where in the modern metropolis to get good clay, and especially peat. Yes, to be sure that there is no infection in them. And why, if we are talking about a home or office aquarium? After all, an aquarium is a piece of tropical nature, not a plantation in the middle of the Amazon River. Get acquainted with other drugs companies "TETRA" and Sera.

Lighting for aquarium plants

Light plays a very important role for plants. It is understandable! After all, the process of photosynthesis without it is simply not real. Features of lighting for aquarium plants are very individual. Some plants need a lot of light, some not so much. In general, all the sources agree on one thing that the light in the aquarium with plants should be burning for about 12 hours. But then a small problem arises - so much light is not very useful for the aquarium itself. Therefore, I recommend turning on the aquarium lighting for about 6 hours, which will be a kind of compromise. With such a day length, the plants in the aquarium will feel good. Verified! True, it is worth making a reservation that such a compromise is not very suitable for exotic, expensive and capricious plants. It will simply be a pity if the bristle is bent.

Care of aquarium plants

Actually care for aquarium plants is cutting and trimming plants, which should be carried out as needed (about once a month). Carrying out such an action is necessary: ​​clean rotten leaves, cut out a plant that has grown too large, and cut off the daughters, then plant them in a new place.
A little more about this you can read in this ARTICLE, there is clearly a video like "craftsmen are cutting the aquarium."
An invaluable service in the care of aquarium plants will provide snails. They are happy to devour rotting, bad leaves, thus saving you from unnecessary worries.

Within this section, I will make a reservation about the CO2 system. Such a system favorably affects the growth and appearance of plants. Its meaning is to supply carbon dioxide to the aquarium, which in turn is very fond of plants. Such systems are branded and artisanal. Read in detail about the CO2 system and see the video how to make such a unit “according to the principle of the mash” with your own hands HERE.

How many plants do you need in an aquarium?

In this matter, it is not possible to overdo it. I do not think that someone will plant the aquarium with plants "for the most I can not." However, there is a certain qualification of the number of plants in the aquarium. They should be placed in such a way that 2/3 of free space remains for fish and other inhabitants. In addition, you need to proceed from the number of fish. The more of them, the more you can plant plants. Or in other words, the more CO2 is produced, the more plants can be planted and the more oxygen will be from them.

Types and list of aquarium plants for beginners

Like the fish, there is also a huge number of aquarium plants. In order not to flood in this article, I will give a link to the list of all aquarium plants, here it is - LISTbesides you can scroll through the section of our site AQUARIUM PLANTS In the preview, which is laid out for the convenience of photographs of plants, which will give you the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the plant and choose the right one without poking into all the articles.
In general, all plants can be divided into:
- plants that float on the surface of the water;
- plants that are mounted in the ground;
- and plants that no matter where they are;
When choosing plants you need to take into account these factors. So that it does not happen that some plants do not allow others to live.

Unpretentious aquarium plants

In fact, there are a lot of such unpretentious plants and, in fact, you can make an endless list, because if you give any plant a minimum of care, it will survive in any aquarium.
Nevertheless, we can recommend the following aquarium plants for beginners:
I already spoke about it. It will be a great addition to the aquarium. All aquarian inhabitants love it, it creates a very beautiful look. The only disadvantage of it, like all floating plants, is that it very quickly closes the water cover, preventing the light from passing into the aquarium. It should be thinned more often, and especially before the release, leaving only a few leaves on the surface.

In fact, not whimsical fast-growing up, inexpensive plant.

Plain and classic, thin, fast-growing up.
Elk-like plant. Growing fast. A huge number of small leaves, is an excellent protection for all the small inhabitants of the aquarium.

Floating plant on the type of leaves of lake lilies of small size. It takes long roots. It grows very quickly. Limnobium, especially its roots, adore eating fish and shrimps.

Remarkable fast-growing, floating, bright plant. Gaining weight with growth, it can sink to the bottom and cover entire spaces. It can be tied with a fishing line to a snag, to a pebble, creating a wonderful green island. In addition, it is very fond of, there are aquarium inhabitants.
Moss javanese

Very beautiful plant. The truth is not growing very fast and more demanding of light. She can easily wrap a snag or something else.
Diseases of aquarium plants Plants, like fish - can hurt. Like all living things, plants die because of improper or poor content. But I assure you that if you follow these recommendations, the aquarium plants will never hurt you.
Without making demagoguery. Here are the signs of the disease, the causes and treatment of aquarium plants.
PLANT LOOKS NUMBERS: leaves are stunted, thin, the plant stretches upwards, pale, sheds young leaves! All these are true signs of lack of coverage.
- increase the light day for plants;
- if you thin a lot of plants, so that some do not interfere with each other;
- reduce the water temperature. The higher the temperature of the aquarium water, the more light the plants need.
LEAVES OF PLANTS COVERED BY HOLES: edges are uneven, twisting of a plant, a pale pozhamkany look, etc. These are signs of a lack of top dressing and fertilizer.
- fertilization under the roots of plants (above-mentioned tablets).
- make sure that the soil does not crush or deform the roots of the plants.
PREMATURE LEADINGS WILL FALL: yellowing of the edges of the leaves, slow growth. These are signs of a lack of CO2 - carbon dioxide.
- lower the temperature. At low temperatures, the CO2 content in the aquarium increases.
- Get more fish.
- as an option, turn off aeration for the night, but it will not quite well affect the fish.
- Build a CO2 installation with your own hands.

And finally, a few words about artificial aquarium plants. Once they are sold, once I buy them, it means they have a place to be in our reservoirs. No trouble with them at all - I buried a plastic bush and admire! The benefits of such plants are zero, moreover, they grow well harmful algae. And over time, plastic breaks down and becomes brittle! They cost more than living plants.Nevertheless, such plastic aquarium plants, as an element of decor, look very much even in a pond.

Video - webinar "All the secrets of growing aquarium plants"
Start video from 54:43 minutes
and further,

useful video about the maintenance of aquarium plants

I propose to see beautiful photos of naturally decorated aquariums with plants.

Hope the article was helpful for you.
I think that the stated material has debunked
The myth "On the complex maintenance of aquarium plants."