Gold fish

Goldfish and Neons




Compatibility issue Goldfish (Carassius) on the one hand, it is rather simple, but on the other it is complicated, and this is due to a number of specific nuances that are characteristic of this particular family of aquarium fish.

I think this topic should start with the fact that ALL BREEDS OF GOLDEN FISHES were obtained as a result of millennial selection. Therefore, the Voilehvost, Orandy, Telescopes, Shubunkins and others are artificially bred breeds, which, in fact, were obtained from one ancestor - silver carp.

Therefore, if we talk about the intraspecific compatibility of Goldfish, that is, the possibility of sharing, for example, telescopes and koi carps in an aquarium or a pond, then this coexistence takes place - all types of Goldfish are absolutely compatible with each other. But, HERE THERE ARE ONE BUT! Since all the Scrofula are from the same tribe, they are in the same reservoir, they will interbreed with each other, resulting in "bastards" or if you want mutants - outbred hybrids. Taking into account the experiments, such a joint residence leads to degeneration and the transformation of the fish back into a crucian.

Therefore, if you plan to get offspring and breed Goldfish, then their species content in the general body of water - PROHIBITED!

Before the discussion, the specific compatibility of Goldfish with other fish. It should be noted that Goldfish are large, slow, slow-moving fish. And this specifics should definitely be fat. For example, if you keep the Veiltails in a small aquarium with others, whether they are the most peaceful fish, all the same, over time, the fish will die, since the lack of free space - standards of maintenance, will do its job and the fish will simply “gnaw”.

In addition, when discussing the compatibility of any species of fish, it should be borne in mind that a single fish taken has its own character. In this connection, even observing all aquarium compatibility rules, you can get a negative result. In order to maximize this factor, it is always recommended to plant different fish with young and at the same time, rather than gradually add new ones to old ones.

Now let's look at the compatibility of Goldfish with specific species of other fish.

Goldfish and Cichlids: Astronotus, Angelfish, Discus, Akara, Apistograms, Parrots, Tsikhlazymy: diamond, black-striped, Severum and other cichlids.

Such a union, alas, is not possible. All the fish of the cichlid family are aggressive and will not give life to the golden fish. Astronotus generally perceives Gold as a good live snack.

Therefore, to keep them together is strictly contraindicated, even with small cilida.

Somehow, I tried to combine veil eyelids with Goldfish, but alas, they had to be planted in the future. Despite the fact that the veil scalars are slow and somewhat similar to gold, all the same, after a couple of days, races began throughout the aquarium.

So, I recommend not experimenting - this is wasted time and money!

Goldfish and Tetras: neons, minors, ternistus, pulcher, lanterns, glass tetras, congo and other characteristic fish.

Here the situation is fundamentally opposite. All tetras are so peaceful fish that their union with Goldfish will be a wonderful variety of fish in your aquarium. One, but !!! When Goldfish grow up, they may burst into small tetras, therefore it is better to take “large” Kharacin fishes, for example, ternets or Congo, to Zolotuha.

Goldfish and Labyrinth: all gourami, lyalius, macrapods dr.

I do not even know what to say to you. On the one hand, they are compatible, but on the other hand they are not. This is due to the fact that the labyrinth, in particular gourami, very unpredictable fish and each individual gourami has its own character.

So that it is clear, I will give an example from my experience. Once upon a time, when I started my first aquarium of 35 liters and stuffed a bunch of fish there, including two marble gouramies, the latter were like mice, did not touch anyone and coexisted peacefully in the “little hostel”. But when one day I planted another blue gourae into a large aquarium, he made such a riot that it was bad even for small cichlid. I had to take her back to the pet store.

At the same time, lyalius - these are scared fish, I have no experience, but I think that it will be bad for them with Goldfish.

In view of the above, the coexistence of Gold with Labyrinths is a confusion, so this neighborhood is not recommended.

Goldfish and Aquarium Catfish, other bottom fish: corridors (speckled catfish), antsistrusy (catfish sucker), fighting, akantoftalmusy, green catfish brochis, tarakatumy and others.

In general, there is 100% compatibility. I draw your attention, only that not all somas are very peaceful. For example, Botsia Modest or Bai are somiers who can bite. Or, for example, ancistrus at night can easily stick to sleeping Goldfish, from which the latter will look like plucked hens.

Otherwise, everything is OK! Moreover, all aquarium catfish are good helpers in the fight with poop from Goldfish. Provide an aquarium bottom to the catfish and the frequency of the aquarium floor siphon will decrease.

Goldfish and carp: barbusses, danios and others.

It should always be remembered that Goldfish are slow and any neighborhood with nimble fish, and even more so those who can pluck them is not desirable. I do not see anything criminal in the joint content of danios and goldfish, but I do not recommend barbs. Sumatrans easily bite Golden.

Goldfish and pezillium, viviparous fishes: guppies, swordtails, mollies and others.

I read somewhere that guppies can attack and bite off Goldfish! But, something I can not believe in these stories. I can’t even imagine how this gopeshka will be able to covet on a big Golden Fish, unless they attack the crowd))).

I admit honestly, I don’t have any experience in keeping live beetles and Goldfish. And in general, it is somehow not solid to keep golden aksakals of the aquarium world and unpretentious live-bearers together.

And I also want to offer you such a topic as Compatibility of Goldfish and aquarium plants.

Who started up Goldfish knows that this issue is acute, as the Golden family well just loves plant food. To avoid the disgustingly plucked aquarium plants, I give my Golden twice-weekly grown duckweed from another aquarium. It is also possible to recommend to keep Goldfish with aquarium plants that will be too tough for Goldfish: Anubiases, microsoriums, cryptocorynes, as well as mosses.

For more on this, see this article - FISHING EATING PLANTS WHAT TO DO?

Summing up, it should be said that, nevertheless, Goldfish are fish intended for a specific aquarium that require special, special attention. Moreover, the cost of these fish is quite high, they are long-lived compared to other inhabitants of the aquarium and therefore it would be a shame to lose such a fish due to the fact that some five-kopek antsistrus did not let her sleep at night.

Aquarium fish compatibility video

Neon content rules

Neon aquarium fish are popular pets. The most common in domestic aquariums are neon or blue gay fishes (Latin Paracheirodon innesi). Natural habitat - freshwater rivers of South America. For the first time, neons were cultivated in the 30s of the twentieth century, after which the demand for them does not stop. Blue neons live in a flock, which creates an impressive view inside the aquascape. The neon fish has a fantastic appearance: on the silver body you can see a horizontal, neon strip that flickers even at night. Also, all types of neon differ in their peaceful disposition, unpretentiousness in maintenance and care.

External characteristics

Neon ordinary are small flocking fish, whose body size reaches an average of 3 cm. Neon differ in a bright blue stripe that passes through the entire body. Parallel to it is a stripe of bright red color, which comes from the middle of the body, and ends at the caudal fin. All fins are small, transparent.

Sexual dimorphism is expressed - the females are fuller, which is noticeable in the school of fish, the abdomen of the males is flat, against the females they look angular. Sex can only be determined in adults, at an early age it is almost impossible. It is better to buy a little flock of 6-8 fish, and with time pairs will form in it.

The content of this fish is preferably in a spacious, densely planted aquarium with a dark ground. Place enough snags and shelters in the tank, creating a semblance of a natural biotope. Prefer soft and subacidic water. Life expectancy in captivity - 1.5-3 years, depending on what kind of care they will be provided.

The most common disease of this type is plystiforosis (neon disease). Its symptoms are loss of scale color and further death, since the disease is not treated. It occurs as a result of severe stress and inappropriate care.

Look at the neon fish and danios in the aquarium.

Rules of maintenance and care

Neons are not suitable for new, recently launched aquariums. Although they are distinguished by their endurance, their small body will hardly endure drastic changes in the aquatic environment. Run these fish into an aquarium with prepared, infused water, where the eco system is already installed. Recommended parameters of the aquatic environment: temperature 18-24 degrees Celsius, acidity 5.5.-7.5 pH, hardness 8-10 ° on average, although they can transfer and 20 °.

In the natural waters of South America, neons live in dark water, at the bottom of which there are many fallen leaves and plants. It is important to create a diffused light in the aquascape, to install stones, plants and snags that would obscure the space. As the soil, you can choose dark sand, against which the fish will look beautiful. The maintenance and care in an aquarium will not make it difficult even for a novice in aquarism. Maintain the temperature of the water, siphon the bottom in time and clean the water, making water changes once a week, 25% of the total volume. Use external and internal filter.

Neons are unpretentious in feeding - they eat live, frozen, artificial food, but small, because they have a small mouth. Pay attention to the fact that neons float in the bottom layers of the tank, so all the food should fall slowly and not dissolve in water. It is preferable to give chopped tubule, Artemia, Daphnia, Cyclops, feed with vegetable components. It is better not to overfeed with a crank, you can also buy feed for small tetras, which will make the color of the fish more vivid.

All types of neon are distinguished by non-aggressive behavior, they do not touch their neighbors in the aquarium, they easily get along with peaceful and small fishes. With the wrong settlement (with predators, large species), become their victims. Get along well with the scalars, if they grew up with them from the age of young. They live beautifully with corridors, specialties, iris, tetras, cardinals, labo and other civilians of the underwater world.

Watch the video about the red neon content.

Varieties: short description

Black neon is an endemic of the Brazilian rivers Rio Paraguay and Rio Taguari. Nowadays, this species is bred on fish farms and in domestic aquariums, the sale of caught fish from rivers is prohibited. In appearance it resembles blue neon, however, the color of the strip on the body is not blue, but dark. Body size - 4 cm in length. The water in the biotope of a natural pond is colored dark due to fallen leaves and branches on the bottom. Therefore, the content of such fish involves the creation of a natural biotope. Line out branches and leaves at the bottom of the tank; you can add a little peat extract to dye the water and create a weakly acidic, mild aqueous medium. Recommended water parameters: temperature 22-28 degrees Celsius, acidity 5.5-7.5 pH, hardness 2-15o. Feeding preferably varied.

Red neons - different original color of the body. The color of the back is olive-beige, from the eye of the fatty fin there is a horizontal luminous strip, which changes its color depending on the spectrum of the light. On the side of the body there is a bright red stripe. The fins are all transparent and small. Like blue neon, females are denser and rounder than males. These are schooling fish, the content of which is possible in a shoal of 6-8 fish each. Caring for them is easy even for a beginner - they tolerate small changes in water parameters. They prefer diffuse light, partial shade, and are very sensitive to bright light.

Green neon is a small schooling fish, which is also endemic to South American rivers. Mostly caught in the nature of fish are on sale. Thanks to endurance and high adaptability, they are well acclimatized in captivity. Body color is bluish-green, and flickers with multi-colored highlights, depending on the spectrum of light. The body length is 3-3.5 cm. Green neon does not like water with high acidity and hardness. Acceptable parameters of the aquatic environment: temperature 22-27 degrees, acidity 4.0-6.5 pH, hardness 0-8o. It is recommended to feed with artemia, daphnia and frozen feed.

Neon fish: care and maintenance. Neon aquarium: fish compatibility

In the modern world, an aquarium is becoming more and more popular. This rather interesting piece of furniture can be found not only in large-sized apartments and offices, but also in fairly modest rooms or offices.

What is the reason for such unprecedented demand? Select any one factor is quite difficult. However, above all, aquarium fish among nonprofessionals are valued because of their unpretentiousness to feed and the extraordinary ability to have a calming effect even on the most excited person.

Who lives now in an average aquarium? As a rule, these are somas, guppies and neons. Care and maintenance do not require special skill.

This article aims to acquaint readers with, perhaps, one of the most mobile types. So, the fish is neon. What do we know about her? Unfortunately, not so much. And in vain. This inhabitant of the underwater world is interesting enough, and you can actually talk about it indefinitely.

By the way, according to experts, if you just decided to do aquarism, remember, what you need is a neon fish. Maintenance and care will be easy, and the experience you will get is almost invaluable.

General information about the fish

Neon aquarium, as well as almost all the fish living in apartments and offices, have a prototype that lives in large quantities in the wild. In this case, the natural environment can serve as streams and rivers of Brazil, Peru, Colombia and South America.

In places where neon fish is found, as a rule, very soft and clean water, which is abundantly saturated with substances released by fallen trees. Accordingly, in home or office aquariums it is recommended to create similar conditions.

Neons, the compatibility of which with other species, as a rule, does not cause much trouble, these are small and rather peaceful inhabitants of the underwater world, having a bright attractive color, green-blue eyes and transparent fins. They are very quick and swim in flocks closer to the bottom. Fish grow as much as 4 cm in an aquarium. Their peculiarity is the presence of a brilliant blue band running through the whole body.

Red, black and blue fish of this species can be kept in aquariums.

Neons Care and maintenance. How to prepare the water and soil?

These fish live well in aquariums of completely different sizes. The water temperature can be in the range of 18 to 28 ° C, but ideally the most suitable should not warm up above 20-24 ° C. In such conditions, neons can live in the aquarium for almost 4 years. At a higher temperature, they will quickly age and, accordingly, will please the owners much less.

Neons, the care and maintenance of which does not imply any additional skills, are not particularly demanding on the composition of the water and the amount of oxygen in it, but still it is best to use soft peat water.

Favorable effect on the fish presence of a huge number of living plants.

For purely aesthetic reasons, it is better to use dark soil in aquariums, since on its background neons show bright color better.

Under conditions of poor maintenance and stress due to transplantations and transportation, the fish may become completely discolored.

Combining fish without problems

Experts say that neon can not be kept in the same aquarium, along with aggressive species of fish, as they risk to be eaten almost immediately. In small aquariums, they also can not be kept together with goldfish.

It is worth paying attention to the fact that neons are schooling fish, so you need to buy at least 4 of them.

В случае насыщения воздухом воды для этого вида не нужно создавать ее поток, а лучше воспользоваться специальным распылителем, создающим самые мелкие пузырьки.

Кормим питомцев правильно

Неонов не нужно кормить каким-то особенным кормом, подойдут любые корма, как мороженые или сухие, так и живые.

Кстати, корм должен быть некрупным, потому что рыбешка маленькая, а это, соответственно, означает, что она легко может подавиться крупным. The types of feed should also be changed periodically, and once a week it is necessary to make neons a fasting day.

In addition, the fish do not need to constantly feed live bloodworms - they are very prone to obesity.

Neon - fish, the reproduction of which does not cause unnecessary trouble

Immediately, we note, the breeding of neons is quite a difficult task. Experts say that an inexperienced person cannot even distinguish the sex of a fish, because the differences between males and females are not too obvious.

The male is slightly smaller than the female, and the female, in turn, has a fuller belly. There is a difference in their neon strip: in the male it is almost flat, and in the female it is somewhat bent in the middle.

For spawning fish planted in a group. For breeding, high purity distilled soft water with the addition of cones or oak decoction is used. Water temperature should be at the level of 22-24 ° C and diffused light. In hard water, the fish do not fertilize.

Spawning usually happens in the morning, after that the fish are removed to the aquarium, and the light is completely removed from the spawning grounds, because the caviar of neon does not tolerate it.

For spawning, it is necessary to prepare the substrate. To do this, you can put a clean ball of fishing line or a bunch of willow roots in the spawning area and fix them with glass weights.

During the spawning period, neons, the care and maintenance of which require special attention, can put off almost 200 eggs. After one and a half days, the larvae form from the eggs, and after five days the larvae will turn into fry. After that, you need to return the light to the aquarium.

Fry need to feed the smallest food, and as they grow gradually add more hard water.

What are they sick of?

Neon - fish, reproduction of which takes place several times a year, amenable to all types of both infectious and non-communicable diseases.

In general, they do not tolerate stress, poor conditions of detention and the lack of schooling type of life.

It should be attentive, because Your pets may well get pistophoresis, unfortunately, an incurable disease that only their species is exposed to.

Red neon

Outwardly, this species is slightly larger than ordinary representatives and grows in length up to 4.5 cm. It has a slightly elongated body and a bright extensive red color on the entire belly.

The conditions of detention are the same as for ordinary neons. But it is desirable to change the water every two weeks. They are not very sensitive to fluctuations in water temperature and transplant. In captivity almost never breed.

The spawning conditions are identical, as for the usual neon species. The female may postpone up to 160 eggs for spawning, although, of course, the fry will appear far from all.

Black neon

The size of this type of neon is the same as the parameters of ordinary neon, but black has an excellent color. In body shape, it looks like a red neon, but it has an olive-brown back, and a shiny neon golden-green stripe stretches along its body. Below the main neon strip passes another one - with an uneven bottom edge.

The conditions of reproduction and maintenance are the same as for red neon, but it is worth noting that black neons are less demanding, therefore they are more suitable for beginner aquarists. Subsequently, it will be possible to have more capricious and capricious species.

With whom to launch guppies in the general aquarium?

There is hardly a person, even very far from aquarists, who would not hear about guppies. These small bright fish are able to charm absolutely everyone who only once looks at their feathers, specks, flickering scales. Slender, airy, they flash in the water like butterflies! But handsome men are attractive not only for connoisseurs of beauty, but also for neighbors in the aquarium, who can look after them as a delicious dinner. To avoid unnecessary sacrifices, it is necessary to observe some rules for selecting pets, taking into account their compatibility.

On the compatibility of aquarium fish

Settling an aquarium is a demanding, painstaking task. It requires theoretical knowledge. Fish may have full or relative compatibility and be completely incompatible.

Most likely, representatives of the same family, detachment, suborder, having the same size and conditions of detention can get along. Common sense will not allow the inhabitants of cooler waters to settle in tropical conditions. Predatory large species can cause serious harm to miniature water inhabitants. But there are exceptions in any rule, which is confirmed by experienced aquarists. There are many cases where peace-loving fish friendly cohabited with fierce predators for a long time. At the same time, baseless wars often arose between calm fish.

If you are still not sure that water inhabitants are compatible, you can always use special tables. They contain information that will dispel your doubts and prevent you from making irreparable mistakes.

Look at the aquarium with guppies, lyalius, neon and catfish.

Guppy Description

What is necessary to know about the representatives of the species for the correct choice of neighbors for them? The species of guppy belongs to the genus of the family of the intestine of the petsilievy order kartozuboobraznye. Fish is viviparous. The size of a male is from one and a half to four centimeters, females - from three to seven. Life expectancy is about two and a half years. The color is varied - monophonic, multi-colored, speckled, striped. There are several dozen selection forms. Many of them have fan-shaped streaming tails. Guppies live in groups ranging from a couple to the amount that can be placed in an aquarium. They live in the upper layers of water. They are very active, can jump out, so it is better to have a special cover.

Parameters favorable for keeping fish:

  • water volume from 30 l;
  • temperature + 24-26 ° C;
  • stiffness dH 10-25 °;
  • acidity: pH 7.

They, like all inhabitants of domestic ponds, need light, aeration, water purification by filtration and weekly substitution of its part.

Petsilium Neighborhood

As mentioned earlier, representatives of the same family can be kept in the same aquarium. They are fully compatible. It is safe to populate guppies with all their pecillium brethren without fear for their health. In addition, the conditions of existence of these fish are similar.

Petsilievyh, or gambusiyevy family include:

  • alfaro turquoise;
  • blue-eyed;
  • guppy;
  • limia;
  • swordtail
  • mollies;
  • petilia.

Bottom dwellers

Neighbors who will rarely cross each other will be harmless to each other. Somics spend most of their time at the bottom, are active at night. Aquarium fish guppies, on the contrary, love the light, so they occupy the upper and middle layers of water. Thus, the question of dividing the territory disappears. They may not even know that they live in the same reservoir. This ensures compatibility. In addition to small catfish, on this basis, you can choose to neighbors fighting, fish-knife.

Admire the beautiful and large common aquarium.


Predatory fish such as African scalar, goldfish, discus, astronotus, cichlids can not only damage the luxurious tails of defenseless babies, but also destroy their offspring. For safety reasons, adults should not be settled in a single aquarium. But while the scalars are at the stage of maturation, they may well be in the company of the guppy flocks.

Other neighbors

Long-term, even centuries-old experience of studying the nature, characteristics of life activity of fish in captivity gave modern avkvariumistam information that will help determine the compatibility of fish. Using the verified data, you can without a doubt organize the accommodation of gupeshek with the following types:

  • cockerels;
  • danios;
  • fighting;
  • iris;
  • rasbory;
  • tetras.

They have relative compatibility with barbs, gourami, eels, labo. Most likely, pets will make friends if they spend together the time of growing up.

The aquarium in which the fish coexist with other equally beautiful creatures looks quite unusual. An example is shrimp. They are unpretentious, peaceful, moreover they bring enormous benefits - they eat leftover food, helping to maintain cleanliness. There are many shrimp, differing in color: snowflake, glass, harlequin, cardinal, bee and others. They will complement the colorful world created by small fish.

Like any hobby, aquarism is a field for experimentation. Neither the author of the encyclopedia, nor an experienced amateur can unequivocally answer whether guppies get along with other fishes. Compatibility is a relative concept. After all, even a cute little fish can show its character and arrange a rebellion against the same peaceful peaceful neighbors. Thus, to keep an aquarium filled with one species, or to combine with others is a deeply individual question.

Type of aquarium fish and compatibility of different species (table)

Getting a pet store, the newcomer is just lost - so many fish, they all like it in their own way, I want to settle in the new aquarium as many handsome men as possible. But the choice of neighbors has its own subtleties. Let's consider how aquarium fish are compatible with each other.

Species compatibility

The species compatibility table clearly shows which animals are fully compatible with each other, incompatible, or partially compatible under certain conditions. Consider the principles on which the table is built.

  1. Conditions should be well suited for all inhabitants of the aquarium.
  2. You can not put together a predator and prey.
  3. Type of aquarium fish with a calm and sluggish nature should not coexist with fast and active fish. They'll starve and get stressed.
  4. The inhabitants of the aquarium should be proportionate. Even the most peaceful fish will eat everyone who fits into her mouth.
  5. Some fish show aggression and can attack both neighbors and members of their own species. It is necessary to take into account the peculiarity of behavior.
  6. One type of aquarium fish can not live without a flock of their own kind, the other - without a pair, and the third prefers loneliness. This should not be forgotten if you want to avoid fights or stress.

So, consider what types of aquarium fish are, some aspects of their content and compatibility. In one article it is impossible to describe all types of fish, so we will focus on the most popular representatives and the general characteristics of groups.


Apistogram dwarf cichlids are popular species of aquarium fish. Photos show that these little fish look like bright tropical butterflies. Apistograms do not need a large amount of aquarium, plants do not damage and are quite calm. They can be kept with other peaceful fish - sword-bearers, patzilia, guppies, mollies, neons, rassets, tetras, small catfish, barbs. But small shrimp will be happy to eat even dwarf cichlids. Males apistogramm in a small aquarium will be aggressive to each other, so you can keep a couple or a harem.

Another popular type of aquarium fish is the scalar. These fish are also thermophilic, do not destroy plants. But they will eat up all the small neighbors (neon, rasbor), and the aggressive fish will cut off their beautiful long fins (crests, denison, many types of barbs). For these reasons, the list of neighbors is small - unhurried gourami, mollies, petilles, cherry barbs, some soma.

The kings of the freshwater aquarium - the discus - are very demanding to the conditions and nutrition of the fish. In addition, the preferred high temperature - 28-31 ° C. Far from all plants and animals can withstand such heat. They are compatible with discus: catfish tarakatum, clown combat, Ramirezi's apistogram, red-bearing tetra, red neons. Discus gentle fish, prone to stress and various diseases, so it is better to abandon any neighbors.

As for other types of cichlids, such as the parrot, handsome chromis, labidochromis ellou, black-striped cichlid, astronotus and others, it is difficult to pick up the neighbors. These fish are territorial, aggressive, they need shelter. They dig the ground, pull out all the plants. Two males in a small volume will constantly conflict, so you can keep them in pairs or harems, with other active fish, able to stand up for themselves. They are compatible only with other cichlids, and because of intraspecific aggression, it is better to choose neighbors with a different color.


That viviparous most often become the first pets beginners. Sword-bearers, mollies, platies, aquarium guppy fish. All types of viviparous are unpretentious in content, not aggressive, easily get along with other types of peaceful fish. In addition, a huge number of varieties and colors viviparous. More than 80 species of guppies, dozens of species of placiums, mollies, swordtails differ not only in coloring, but also in the shape of the body and fins.

Of course, in the content of viviparous there are some subtleties. Males of swordtails can be aggressive, therefore they do not recommend settling several males in one aquarium. And guppies can provoke barbs, thorns, angelfish, some gourams with their bright long tails.

Guppies - the smallest of viviparous, but larger molly, placium and swordfish can be settled with scalars, gourami, barbs. Neon, rasbora, cardinals, tarakatum, speckled catfish, corridors will be good neighbors for all.


Suitable for beginners and labyrinth aquarium fish. Species of these fish are remarkable in that they need atmospheric air for breathing. Some labyrinths are pretty jumping, so the aquarium should be covered with a lid, but with an obligatory gap. In the aquarium should be a lot of plants and shelters.

Males of males and macropods are very aggressive towards other males of their own species, therefore they need to be maintained by a harem. Conflicts between males will be with gourami, lyalius. They need a spacious aquarium and several females. All types of labyrinth females also need shelter in order to hide from harassment during spawning.

Despite the intraspecific aggression, the labyrinths get along well with other peaceful fish - swordtails, petillia, mollies, neons, rassets, zebrafish, cherry barbs, antsistrus, cardinals, speckled catfish. You can not settle with fish that love to tear off fins - barbs and ternitsemi.


It is not easy even to list all the types and names of aquarium fish of the Haracin family. They are quite different from each other - this is the well-known neon, tetra, and Khujet's rare pikes, predatory piranhas, flying blazer-belly, and huge black pacu.

Tetras, phantoms, congos, ternas are very active, peaceful fish of medium and small size. They live in flocks, so do not purchase less than 7-10 individuals. Black neighbors, tarakatums, lyalius, speckled catfish, danios, cardinals, viviparous can be neighbors for them. Some tetras like to tear off other fins to other fish, so they need to be carefully kept with their tail fin.

Black, red and blue neons are peaceful little fishes. They need to settle with a flock of 15 individuals. Because of their small size, large fish are dangerous for neons, it is better to give preference to smaller and non-predatory neighbors - rasboram, small haratsinovym, apistogramma, clipped belly, live-bears, cardinals, iris, barbs.


Botsiya-clown, tiger and marble combat - large and very active fish. They prefer to live in a flock of 5 individuals. Get along well with other peaceful fish of medium and large sizes. They can tear off the veil fins. They eat plants and snails.

Botsi stay mostly at the bottom, occasionally rising in the middle layers of water. Therefore, it is better to supplement their company with fish that live in the upper layers. Good neighbors for fighting can be barbs, angelfish, danios, gourami, viviparous, rasbor, iris, labo, tetra.


Cherry barb is the most peaceful type of aquarium fish among its relatives. It will easily get along with small fish, but large and predatory neighbors can easily offend him. They contain a barb by a flock of 5 individuals, in the company of neons, rasbor, cardinals, danios, corridors.

As for the other types of barbs - Sumatran, fire, mutants, they are known as hooligans and bullies. Active fish that will not be offended will approach them as neighbors - danio rerio, ternets, congas, tetras, tarakatums, speckled catfish, cardinals. Fish that have long fins that will annoy barbecues - goslings, hyalus, will not work.


Danio - active small aquarium fish. Compatibility of species - the table shows that due to its size and peaceful nature, danios get along well with many fish. To keep them you need flocks of at least 5 individuals.

The list of good neighbors for danios is really extensive - viviparous, cockerels, angelfish, gourami, fighters, iris, rasbor, labo, tetra. All peaceful fish of small and medium size, which will not offend danios, are suitable.


Labo bicolor is often recommended as a calm fish for a common aquarium. But it is not. The young labo will be shy and shy, but an adult will begin to protect its territory and attack fish that resemble their relatives. Several laboos will invariably conflict. Fast fish that live in the upper layers of water - danios, thorns, barbs, can live with him. Зеленый лабео также сможет умерить свою агрессивность, если у него будет своя территория и укрытие, которое он будет защищать.

Встречается в наших зоомагинах и черный лабео. Эта рыба не переносит своих сородичей, агрессивна и территориальна. Она вырастает до 80 см в длину и нуждается в аквариуме большого объема. Может жить вместе с крупными рыбами, например, с краснохвостым сомом. Но конфликты не исключены.

Золотые рыбки

Ещё одни питомцы для новичков - золотые рыбки. Aquarium species of these fish are very common. If you look at the compatibility table, the line devoted to goldfish will be completely filled with red, with a few yellow areas, just like many cichlids. But if cichlids are aggressive, then goldfish often become victims themselves. Goldfish are large, and little things like rasbor and neon, they gradually eat. And the other inhabitants of the aquarium themselves can offend the slow and delicate little crowns with long fins.

Golden fish is best to settle with their own kind, there are enough interesting varieties of this breed. It should not be forgotten that if you want to get offspring, then you cannot keep different species together. Who do goldfish can get along with? Aquarium species of calm catfish - the Tarakatum, fighting-clowns, corridors, peaceful tetras - Congas, terntions and calm danios will be fine. There are also examples of successful cohabitation of gold with neons, scalars, viviparous, but we must remember that any neighborhood of goldfish with other species may result in conflicts and death of the inhabitants of the aquarium.


The bottom is occupied by aquarium fish - catfish. Types of catfish are very diverse, they differ both in size and behavior. Consider the most common.

Shy platydoras will surely eat all the fish that fit into his mouth. Therefore, it can only be maintained with large fish, for example, cichlids.

Most often in an aquarium live ancistrus. Several antsistrusov can be kept only under the condition of a large aquarium, these fish are territorial. But to other species they are not aggressive, and very few people touch them either.

The corridors are another popular catfish species. They are kept in a group of at least 3 individuals, if they are eaten by space - 10-15. Fish are peaceful, but their large fish can eat. Ideal neighbors for corridors are tetras, rasbaras, danios, viviparins, dwarf cichlids. They do not like water with a temperature above 25 degrees, so it is not suitable for content with thermophilic species.

Tarakatum has a peace-loving nature and can coexist with peaceful fish and even with other catfish.

Red-tailed catfish can often be seen in pet stores, but this fish is not suitable for a common aquarium, as it grows very large - up to a meter, and simply eat all the inhabitants. It can live with commensurate fish, but the aquarium for a group of such large fish must be very large - from 1000 liters.

Glass catfish is well suited for a general aquarium, it can live with commensurate and small fish - neon, ramming, small gurus, Ramirezi apistogram, catfish. Large fish are dangerous for this peaceful catfish.

Pterigoplichts grow large, so neighbors must be matched - large cichlids, giant gourami, fish knives, polypteruses.

Do goldfish, neons and angelfish live in the same aquarium?


It will survive, goldfish completely out of this opera. They need completely different conditions of detention than the scalars and neons (who come from the same habitat and conditions are similar). True, too large scalaries can easily have dinner with neons ... so sizes do matter.


First, the gold will eat the neons, then the scalars will tear off their tails. Option: the angelfish will hunt for neons with gold, then they will tear off their tails. I write about adult fish, the young will get along well. No need to plant with goldfish anyone. Angelfish and large neons get along fine, just like in their homeland.


neons and gold get along, but the angelfish, when they grow up, bite their tails with gold. A telescope can even peck out the eyes. It is better to buy gold and some other relatives of neon: black neons, cardinals, glass fish, rasbor, tetras, other haratsin. Very nice, and get along peacefully. Neon, by the way, look more beautiful in large flocks ...

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