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Loricaria (Dasyloricaria Filamentosa)
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Loricaria (Dasyloricaria Filamentosa)

Lorikariya, or filamentous lorikariya, or lorikariya filamentoza (Whiptail) - a popular aquarium catfish with unusual appearance. In the wild, it lives in very clean mountain rivers and streams. Most active at dusk. A little shy, so a variety of shelters are needed in the aquarium

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Farlovella Vulgaris (Farlowella Acus)
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Farlovella Vulgaris (Farlowella Acus)

Farlovella vulgaris , or acicular farlovella , or nosy farlovella , or acus farlovella (Whiptail catfish, Twig catfish) is a fish with a memorable appearance that resembles the root or stem of an aquatic plant. Completes such an unusual type of fish - its long nose, like a needle

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Rotala Wallichii, Or Red Maiaca (Rotala Wallichii)
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Rotala Wallichii, Or Red Maiaca (Rotala Wallichii)

Rotala Wallich, or red Mayaka (Whorly Rotala) is a very bright long-stemmed aquarium plant with a rather rare leaf shape. It is a typical marsh plant growing in the tropics and subtropics of Southeast Asia. The growth rate is medium to high

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Aquatic Limnophila (Limnophila Aquatica)
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Aquatic Limnophila (Limnophila Aquatica)

Aquatic limnophila (Giant ambulia) is an attractive aquarium plant found in tropical regions of Southeast Asia. Dense and curly foliage is an additional biofilter for your aquarium. Prefers stagnant bodies of water or swamps. The bush can grow to a height of 25-50 cm, and its width can vary from 9-15 cm

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What Plants Can You Recommend For Beginner Aquarists?
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What Plants Can You Recommend For Beginner Aquarists?

Hundreds of species of aquarium plants are kept today by amateurs, but you need to start with the simplest ones. The simplest plants for novice aquarists will be Vallisneria rooting in the ground (except for the giant one), hygrophils, ferns of the genus Ceratopteris (in common use, "water cabbage"), kabombs, ludwigia and others, as well as riccia and salvinia plants floating on the water surface

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Cereal Calamus (Acorus Gramineus)
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Cereal Calamus (Acorus Gramineus)

Calamus cereal, or herbaceous (Dwarf sedge, Japanese rush) - is similar to cereal, according to the leaves resembling cereals. Distributed from East Asia to Japan.A perennial plant with a creeping, highly branched, up to 1 cm thick rhizome

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Long-leaved Barclaya (Barclaya Longifolia)
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Long-leaved Barclaya (Barclaya Longifolia)

Barklayya longifolia (Barclaya longifolia) is considered one of the most beautiful and interesting plants of the tropical aquarium, common in waters of Thailand, Burma and Vietnam. Reaches a height of 50-60 cm.A plant with long, tapered leaves, the upper part of the leaf is green-brown, the lower one is reddish

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Hygrophila Difformis
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Hygrophila Difformis

Hygrophila varifolia (Water wisteria) is widespread throughout Southeast Asia, where it grows in swampy areas, in river floodplains, in periodically flooded meadows (rice fields). The plant is comparatively unassuming.When kept in an aquarium, the plant is extremely unpretentious

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Rotala Indian (Rotala Indica)
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Rotala Indian (Rotala Indica)

Rotala Indian (Indian toothcup) - a widespread plant in the waters of tropical Asia. It is very common as an annual weed in rice fields. This is an unpretentious long-stemmed plant.It has a round stem 30-40 cm high, growing vertically upward from the base of the rhizome, on which leaves of two forms are located opposite each other: underwater - lanceolate juicy-green and above-water - rounded

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Alternanthera Reineckii
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Alternanthera Reineckii

Alternantera Reineck is a very attractive long-stemmed plant with leaves ranging in color from pink-red to dark purple. Its lashes, creeping along the surface of the water, can reach considerable length.The alternantera is best planted on the side shelves of the aquarium with a high dome, and the lights should be located at a great distance from the water surface

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Rules For Keeping Aquarium Plants
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Rules For Keeping Aquarium Plants

Light and lighting. Adequate lighting is essential for photosynthesis. And it is installed according to a certain scheme:1) What type?2) How long?3) How much?1) The full spectrum of light (everything that the Earth receives from sunlight) is most suitable

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Alternanthera Sedentary (Alternanthera Sessilis)
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Alternanthera Sedentary (Alternanthera Sessilis)

The sedentary alternantera (Sessile joyweed, Dwarf copperleaf) is a relatively undemanding long-stemmed plant, very popular due to its beautiful leaves color - from pink-green to purple-red. It grows well both in a deep aquarium and in a humid greenhouse

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What Is The Optimal Light Period For The Normal Development Of Plants In An Aquarium?
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What Is The Optimal Light Period For The Normal Development Of Plants In An Aquarium?

Under natural conditions, tropical aquatic plants grow under illumination of 104 to 105 lux. Light-sensitive organisms are affected by intensity, duration of illumination and angle of incidence of light. The latter also influences the direction of plant growth

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Echinodorus Quadricostatus
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Echinodorus Quadricostatus

The four-ribbed echinodorus (Burhead, Amazon Sword Plant) is common in Brazil. Plant height 5-10 cm.The thickened rhizome is firmly held in the ground. The terrestrial form of the plant, the height of which is about 10 cm, has petiole leaves, dark green, oval, narrowed at the base and apex, 4 cm long and 10 mm wide

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What Should Be The Substrate For Aquarium Plants?
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What Should Be The Substrate For Aquarium Plants?

For most plants, the ground is the attachment point ; plants take root in it, the root system develops. In natural reservoirs where plants grow, the composition of the soil is different, but most often the plants grow in silty, clayey or peaty soil

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Decorating The Aquarium With Slow Growing Plants
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Decorating The Aquarium With Slow Growing Plants

There are many benefits to having live plants in our aquariums. They absorb the waste products of our fish - carbon dioxide, phosphates and nitrogenous waste. Plants help your fish quickly get used to their new home. And finally, they just look beautiful

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Grungy Echinodorus (Echinodorus Scaber)
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Grungy Echinodorus (Echinodorus Scaber)

Echinodorus rough, or large-leaved Echinodorus is distributed from Venezuela to Brazil. The plant reaches a height of up to 30 cm, occupies an area of approximately the same diameter.It has a powerful fibrous root system and white cord-like roots. Lea

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Echinodorus Major Or Major (Echinodorus Major)
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Echinodorus Major Or Major (Echinodorus Major)

Echinodorus large, or major, is common in South America. Plant height - up to 60-70 cm. It is a herbaceous bush without a stem with elongated wavy lanceolate leaves with short petioles collected in a rosette.The root system is well developed, the roots are thick, cord-like

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What Is Aquatic Plant Substrate In An Aquarium?
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What Is Aquatic Plant Substrate In An Aquarium?

The aquarium should be organized so that all aquarium plants, with their different needs, can grow healthy. It should also be borne in mind that poorly growing plants and rotting plant parts are ballast for the aquarium. Soil makes a crucial, and still underestimated by many aquarists, contribution to the aquarium system

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What Do Aquatic Plants Need?
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What Do Aquatic Plants Need?

As we already know, a constant supply of nutrients is necessary for the life of the inhabitants of the aquarium . Living organisms release the molecules or atoms of individual elements they need from food and use them in the process of life

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Inflammation Of The Swim Bladder (FP), Or Fish Aerocystitis
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Inflammation Of The Swim Bladder (FP), Or Fish Aerocystitis

Inflammation of the swim bladder (VPP), or aerocystitis , is a contagious disease of freshwater fish , characterized by specific damage to the swim bladder and significant pathological changes in the parenchymal organs.As a mass fish disease, WFP became known in 1962 and was registered in some countries of Western and Eastern Europe (Austria, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, etc

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Telescope (demekin)
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Telescope (demekin)

Telescope (Demekin or Demegin, Japanese 出 目 金) is an ornamental breed of "goldfish", a distinctive feature of which are huge bulging eyes and a swollen ovoid or rounded body (body height more than 1/2 of the length). In our country, the third most popular among the varieties of goldfish.For m

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Preparing Koi Carp For Winter
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Preparing Koi Carp For Winter

Autumn is on its way and you can easily see a drop in average temperatures and a decrease in sunny days. During this period, the koi undergo a series of physiological changes that will help them survive the cold. Muscles, nervous and circulatory systems, as well as metabolism undergo these changes

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Comet
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Comet

Comet (English comet; cometto, jap. コ メ ッ ト) is one of the ornamental breeds of the "goldfish", distinguished by a tail elongated in the form of a ribbon. The caudal fin is single, with a deep cut and ¾ times longer than the body itself. In a goo

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Stargazer, Or Heavenly Eye
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Stargazer, Or Heavenly Eye

The stargazer, or the celestial eye (chatengan, jap. 頂 天 眼 cho: tengan, looking up at the sky) is one of the breeds of the aquarium "goldfish", characterized by eyes directed upward to the sky, the pupils of which are directed upward at an angle of 90 °. The mo

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Water Eyes
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Water Eyes

Bubble-eyes "water eyes" (Hong Xuipao - Chinese, Sui Ho Gang - Japanese) is one of the artificially cultivated decorative breeds of goldfish. Bred in China. The structure of the body and fins is similar to the "celestial eye", but differs from it in hypertrophy of the eye vesicles - the pupils of the eyes look forward, not up

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Atlantic Sturgeon (Acipenser Sturio)
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Atlantic Sturgeon (Acipenser Sturio)

Atlantic sturgeon (European sea sturgeon) is an anadromous fish. Adult fish live in the sea, usually in coastal shallow waters, where they feed on benthic invertebrates, mainly molluscs and fish. Run into rivers is observed in spring, during floods

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