Life of aquarium inhabitants captivates with its unhurried rhythm, breathtaking underwater vegetation swaying, mysterious gliding of charming fish, iridescent sheen of scales and silent, but joyful communion. How all this distracts us from the worries of everyday routine, from the adverse effects of our environment, it brings peace and joy.
Forms of aquariums
To maintain the full life of its inhabitants it is necessary that the container was slightly smaller in height than the length of a human hand, the length of the aquarium does not matter. The geometry of the cans is a box as usual, and with chamfered corners, became popular as a parallelepiped with a convex front glass. Under aquariums larger than 100 liters strong pedestals are required, which are recommended to be made on order, taking into account the style of the interior rooms and the materials and color of the furniture. Other forms of glass containers, such as spherical or corner aquariums are also possible.
Marine and freshwater aquariums inhabitants dictate appropriate style of environment. It’s completely different water worlds, who live by their own laws.
Saltwater aquariums are generally divided into three types: predators (moray eels, lionfish), for non-predatory inhabitants (butterflies, surgeons, amfipriony) and invertebrates. Predators do not cause too much trouble, but the inhabitants of invertebrates (anemones, sponges, shrimps, corals) have high maintenance requirements and chemical readings of the water environment. For a change of the inhabitants such aquariums are inhabited with small fish (pseudochromis, Antia) that live among the corals in the wild. Freshwater aquariums are represented by two types: with a predominance of fish or predominance of underwater vegetation. The first populated mostly fish, and can be quite large, plants serve as decoration or absent.
In freshwater aquariums vegetable emphasis is placed on the underwater landscape of seaweed and fish already used to impart speakers hooked flocks of small fish. The masterpiece of these designs is a Dutch aquarium, where everything is subordinated to the development of aquatic plants, down to the proportions of the vessel, it should be long, wide and low. Home aquariums are divided into habitats — home of one kind or mixed home. Habitats recreate the habitat of fish in the region, among them stand out of the aquarium, where one species inhabits the water animals, such as goldfish or discus.
In mixed home aquarium is filled with different species that naturally do not live together. Here is very important the issue of compatibility of species.