Aquarium and Fish Care Assistance

October 23rd, 2014 3 comments

Aquarium and Fish Care Assistance

Aquarium and Fish Care Assistance

Fishfish – Collective Term (includes Molluscs And Crustaceans) For Any Aquatic Animal That Is Harvested. care is extensive, since it depends on the type of fish you have. If you have damsels, which are saltwater fish then you should have a large reef tank, or marinemarine – Refers To A Saltwater Aquarium Or Environment. tank. Damsels are resilient, which the fish are capable of withstanding harsh waterwater – The Great H2o, The Water Is The Basic Ingredient In Your Aquarium. Using Test Kits Will Rate Your Water. conditions. In addition, the fish do not fuss over what they eat. Damsels however are not in distress; rather the fish can be aggressive. It is recommended that you put nono – Normal Output Fluorescent Lighting. more than two damsels in the same tank. If you add, more damsels or different fish prepare to lose money. If you intend to add other types of fish, make sure the creatures are aggressive also. Otherwise, purchase a new tank to store less aggressive, or delicate fish.

If you haven’t purchased saltwater fish at this time, look for the yellow tail damsels, blue damsels, and soso – Significant Other. on, since these fish are less aggressive. The Domino and 3-striped damsels are much more aggressive. Most people purchase damsels, since the fish are easiest to take care of, asas – Algae Scrubber. well the fish are not as costly as other types of fish.

If you have other types of fish, you want to maintain the tank, making sure that the waters hardnesshardness – A Measure Of The Concentration Of Multivalent Cations In The Water, Mostly Calcium And Magnesium Cations. is balanced. Waters alkali is concentrated and measured in terms of pHph – A Measure Of The "activation Potential" Of Hydrogen Cations In Water. Measured With A Number That Is The Negative Of The Base 10 Logarithm Of The Molar Concentration Of Hydrogen Cations. Numbers Above 7 Indicate An Alkaline Ph, Well Numbers Below 7 Indicate A Negative Ph. A Ph Of 7 Is Neutral.. It depends on the amount of magnesium and calcium dissolved in fish water, as to how hard the water is measured. Carbonatescarbonates – Salts Of Carbonic Acid (h2co3). In These Salts The Two Hydrogen Atoms Of Carbonic Acid Are Replaced By Atoms Of A Metal., hydroxides, bicarbonates, borates, and silicates dissolved in water determine the alkalinityalkalinity – The Ability Of Water To Maintain A Stable Ph. Controlled By The Amount Of Carbonate Ions Present In The Water. Also Called Buffering Capacity. See Kh. balance. You want to purchase test kits to balance hardness in fish water. Test kits include a measuring device, which expresses pH, alkinity, and hardness of water in PPMppm – Abbreviation For Parts Per Million, A Measurement Of A Particular Element Commonly Used In Test Kits.. (Parts per million) For instance, hard water is measured at 100, yet it can reach as high as 200 in hardness and alkalinity. Since, fish require a degree of hard water it is advised that you purchase a pH bufferbuffer – A "buffer" Or Buffering Solution Is Essentially A Solid Dissolved In Water That Boosts The Alkalinity ("hardens") Or Adjust The Ph. Examples Include Calcium Carbonate. Buffer Is Also A Verb., as well as a test kit.

If you have mollies, the fish can get used to saltsalt – A Generic Term Which Scientifically Refers To A Cation And An Anion. However, In Aquatics, It Refers To The Proper Combination Of Inorganic Salts, Composed Mainly Of Sodium And Magnesium Chloride. water. However, freshwater fish typically desire unadulterated water. Mollie fish are inexpensive fish as well. The fish then can live in higher or lower pH balanced waters. To adapt the fish to saltwater, you want to start out by keeping the fish bagged in water and slowly drenching the fish over an 8-hour period in saltwater. You want to remove water from the bags before it overflows. Once you adapt the mollies to saltwater, you can prepare them for tank water. However, it is recommended that you avoid mixing the mollies with aggressive fish, such as the 3-striped damsels, etc.

Akin to the damsels, is the clown fish. The clownfish are also resilient. However, these fish find it difficult to adapt to new environments. Since clownfish are very protective, yet the fish typically battle other clown fish. Like damsels and other saltwater fish, the fish prefer reef tanks. Reef tanks include underwater ridges, which houses rocks and coralcoral – A Group Of Marine Invertebrate Animals That Live In Colonies, Characterized By A Calcareous Skeleton; Appears In A Variety Of Shapes Often Forming Reefs. Coral Is Also A Term For Crab Roe Or Eggs. within the body of water. The water top is right below or slightly above the surface.

How to care for shrimp:

Shrimp (NO I didn’t call you a shrimp) fish include a variety of fish which each differ slightly in their need for care. The clean shrimps have a white strip on red down the center of their back. This fish is one of the fewer shrimps to have, since maintenance is relatively a low demand. You should keep the clean fish in a low capacity fish tank. That is, do not add more than 4 fish to a single tank.

Bluestripe Pipefish

October 22nd, 2014 No comments

Bluestripe Pipefish

Bluestripe Pipefish (Doryrhamphus excisus)

071112 154 Bluestripe Pipefish freshwater fish

The bluestripe pipefish lives in the warm, shallow waters of the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is the only pipefish known to have crossed the Eastern Pacific Barrier. This barrier is a very deep and wide trench that runs north and south in the eastern Pacific, where there are no islands and no warm, shallow waters. Somehow a few bluestripes washed across this area and ended up in the coastal waters off western Mexico, Central America, and the Galapagos Islands.

The bluestripe is thought to be the smallest of all pipefish, with some mature adults no more than an inch long. Like all members of its family, the bluestripe has a long, soft body that lies inside a series of bony rings. The fish has only a few small fins and a handy tail. Like a seahorse the pipefish uses its strong tail to hold onto objects and to anchor itself in place.

During courtship the male strokes his mate with a special bony knob that is located under his snout. The female attaches her sticky eggs to the male’s body. As is the case with seahorses, the male bluestripe pipefish broods and cares for the young. He keeps the eggs and tiny newborn in several cozy pouches under his belly. (In some other species of pipefish, the male’s brood pouch is under his tail.) A short time after they are born, the young pipefish escape through slits in the pouch.

class: Bony fishes

order: Sticklebacks and their relatives

family: Pipefishes and seahorses

length: up to 21/2 inches

diet: small plankton animals

method of reproduction: egg layer

home: Indian Ocean and central Pacific Ocean


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