Aquarium fish: the compatibility of types
Every beginner aquarist must know that there are specific nuances in the keeping and breeding of fish. For example, you want to know not only what to eat aquarium fish. Compatibility of certain types also plays a huge role.
It is important to know in fresh water or brackish prefer to live chosen by the individual fish. Compatibility with the environment is one of the main aspects of healthy pet care. This also should include and a temperature regime that is optimal for one or the other. Many aquarium fish, the compatibility of which the chemical composition of the medium is an ideal, differ in their attitude to high or low temperature.
Predators pose a threat to the "peaceful population"
Cannot be kept together predatory fish that feed preferably live food, and peaceful, which eat plankton, insect larvae. If individuals are peaceful have large size, a small predator might watch out to attack her. But once it reaches the required size, for the life of a peaceful neighbor to the owner of the aquarium should begin to fear and to take action: to divide the capacity by the opaque glass, to separate the fish or to give one species to another aquarist.
The sizes of the inhabitants of an artificial pond
To put together large and small inhabitants – a thankless task. Even those aquarium fish compatibility which habitat, water temperature and nutrition can be considered perfect, will suffer discomfort if the small fish living individual is quite large. First, the difference in size will affect the amount of consumable forage: the smaller representatives will surely get only the crumbs, which "disdain" of a larger and stronger fish. The compatibility of aquarium fish species depends on their size. By the way, even within the same species should follow the same rules: try to contain together individuals of approximately same age and size. It is easier to breed small, schooling fish: they are beautiful, quite unpretentious, affordable and do not require a lot of effort to care. These are guppies, striped Danio, barbs, swordtails, Pillai, mollies. But there are rules: the fry is still better to keep separate until, until they reach a size that will not have to fit into the mouth of their mother or daddy.
Differ in temperament, many creatures on earth, including aquarium fish. Compatibility types, prone to fights, with views of the peaceful schooling fish is zero. Such "fighters" as Siamese fighting, that is the end of the line, make the fighting even among themselves, to say nothing about the quiet neighborhood of other, smaller and less temperamental fish. Males males even recommend not to keep in an aquarium – so strong in them a fighting spirit. Some aquarium owners say that the cock may attack even their own reflection! Such a temperament has astronotus: two males closely "under one roof".