Getting to a pet store, a newcomer is simply lost -so many fish, they all like their own way, I want to settle in a brand new aquarium as many handsome men. But the choice of neighbors has its own subtleties. Consider how compatible aquarium fish are.
The species compatibility table clearly shows,which animals are fully compatible with each other, are not compatible or are only partially compatible under certain conditions. Consider the principles on which the table is built.
So, let's consider what kinds of aquariumfish, some aspects of their content and compatibility. In one article it is impossible to describe all species of fish, so let's focus on the most popular representatives and the general characteristics of groups.
Dwarf cichlids apistograms are popularspecies of aquarium fish. Photos show that these little fishes are like bright tropical butterflies. Apistograms do not need a large volume of aquarium, do not damage plants and are rather calm. They can be kept with other peaceful fish - swordfish, pecilia, guppies, mollies, neon, rassborami, tetrami, small catfish, barbs. But small shrimps with pleasure will eat even dwarf cichlids. Males apistograms in a small aquarium will be aggressive to each other, so you can keep a couple or a harem.
Another popular species of aquarium fish -scalars. These fish are also thermophilic, do not destroy plants. But they will eat all the small neighbors (neon, sorting out), and aggressive fish will be torn off by their beautiful long fins (thornsia, denisoni, many kinds of barbs). For these reasons, the list of neighbors is small - unhurried gourami, mollies, pecilia, cherry barbs, some catfish.
Kings of the freshwater aquarium - discus - verydemanding to the conditions and nutrition of the fish. In addition, a high temperature of 28-31 ° C is preferred. Not all plants and animals will withstand this heat. With discus are compatible: catfish tarakatum, botsiya clown, aphistogram Ramirezi, red-nosed tetra, red neon. Disputes are delicate fish, subject to stress and various diseases, so it is better to give up any neighbors.
As for other species of cichlids, such asparrot, beautiful chromis, labiodochromis yellow, black-banded cichlisoma, astronotus and others, it's difficult to pick up neighbors. These fish are territorial, aggressive, they need shelter. They dig the soil, pull out all the plants. Two males in a small volume will constantly conflict, so they can be kept in pairs or harems, with other active fish that can stand up for themselves. Compatible only with other cichlids, and because of intraspecific aggression it is better to choose neighbors with a different color.
It is viviparous often become the firstpets of beginners. Swordsmen, mollies, pecilia, aquarium fish guppies. All kinds of viviparous are unpretentious in their content, not aggressive, easily get along with other types of peaceful fish. In addition, a large number of varieties and colors viviparous. More than 80 species of guppies, dozens of species of pecilia, mollieses, swordfish differ not only in color, but also in body and fin form.
Of course, in the content of the viviparoussome subtleties. Males of swordsmen can be aggressive, therefore do not recommend to settle several males in one aquarium. And guppies can provoke their bright long tails of barbs, thornets, scalars, some gurus.
Guppies are the smallest of the viviparous, butlarger mollies, pecilions and swordsmen can be settled with scalars, gurus, barbs. For all, Neon's neighbors will be good neighbors, complaints, cardinals, tarakatums, speckled catfishes, corridors.
Suitable for beginners and labyrinthine aquariumfish. The species of these fish are noteworthy because they need atmospheric air for breathing. Some labyrinths are rather jumping, so the aquarium should be covered with a lid, but with a mandatory clearance. The aquarium should have many plants and shelters.
Males of males and macropods are very aggressive towardsother males of their species, therefore it is necessary to keep these fish with a harem. Conflicts between males will also be with gourami, the Lalius. They need a spacious aquarium and several females. Samples of all kinds of labyrinth also need shelter in order to hide from harassment during spawning.
Despite intraspecific aggression, labyrinthinewell get on with other peaceful fish - sword bearers, pecilia, mollynesia, neon, rassault, zebrafish, cherry barbs, ancistres, cardinals, motley catfish. You can not settle with fish that like to tear fins - barbs and thorns.
It is not easy even to list all types and namesaquarium fish of the kharatsin family. They are quite different from each other - it's all well-known neon, tetra, and rare Hudjet pikes, predatory piranhas, flying cuneos and huge black paku.
Teters, phantoms, congo, and thorns are very activepeaceful small and medium sized fish. They live in flocks, so you should not buy less than 7-10 individuals. Neighbors for them can be black neon, tarakatumy, lalius, motley somiks, danios, cardinals, viviparous. Some of the tetris like to break fins to other fish, so they should be carefully kept with veil-tailed.
Black, red and blue neon - peacefulsmall fish. They need to be planted with a flock of 15 individuals. Because of the small size, large fish are dangerous for neon, preferring to give better to smaller and unsubstantial neighbors - rasskoram, small haratsinovym, apistogrammov, klinodryushkam, viviparam, cardinals, iris, barbs.
Botsiya-clown, tiger and marble botsiya - largeand very active fish. Prefer to live in a flock of 5 individuals. They get along well with other peaceful medium to large sized fish. Can break off the veil fins. Eats plants and snails.
Botsiya keep on the bottom, occasionallyrising to the middle layers of the water. Therefore, they need to supplement their company with fish that live in the upper layers. Good neighbors for the bots can be barbs, scalarias, danios, gurami, viviparous, races, iris, labeo, tetra.
Cherry barbeque - the most peaceful kind of aquariumfish among their relatives. He will easily get along with the small size fish, but large and predatory neighbors can easily offend him. They contain barbs of schools from 5 individuals, in the company of neon, sorting out, cardinals, danios, corridors.
As for other types of barbs -Sumatran, fire, mutants, they are known as hooligans and badasses. They will be approached in the neighbors by active fish, which will not give themselves offense - zebrafish, thorns, congo, tetra, tarakatumy, speckled catfish, cardinals. Do not fit fish that have long fins that will irritate the barbs - cockerels, gourami, lalii.
Danio - active small aquarium fish. Compatibility of species - the table shows that due to its size and peaceful nature, the zebrafish get along well with many fish. Contain them need flocks of not less than 5 individuals.
List of good neighbors for zebrafish reallyextensive - viviparous, cockerels, scalyards, gourami, botsii, iris, rassobory, labeo, tetra. Suitable are all peaceful small and medium sized fish that will not offend zebrafish.
Labeo bicolor is often recommended as a calmfish for a common aquarium. But this is not so. The young Labeo will be shy and shy, but an adult will start guarding his territory and attacking fish that resemble relatives. Several Labeo will invariably conflict. Can live with him fast fish, living in the upper layers of the water - zebrafish, thorns, barbs. The Green Labeo will also be able to moderate its aggressiveness if it has its own territory and shelter, which it will protect.
It occurs in our zoomagines and black labo. This fish does not tolerate its relatives, it is aggressive and territorial. It grows to 80 cm in length and needs a large volume aquarium. Can live together with large fish, for example, with a red-tailed catfish. But conflicts are not ruled out.
Another pet for beginners - goldfish. Aquarium species of these fish are very common. If you look at the compatibility table, then the line dedicated to goldfish will be completely filled with red, with several yellow patches, just like many cichlids. But if cichlids are aggressive, then goldfish themselves often become victims. Goldfish are large, and a trifle like rasskornie and neon, they will gradually eat. And other inhabitants of the aquarium themselves can offend slow and gentle goldfish with long fins.
Goldfish is best to settle with yourselfsimilar, there are quite interesting varieties of this breed. In this case, do not forget that if you want to receive offspring, then you can not keep different kinds together. Who else can goldfish live with? Aquarium species of calm catfishes - tarakatums, clown-bots, corridors, peaceful tetras - Congo, turnes and calm zebrafish are quite suitable. There are examples of successful cohabitation of gold with neon, scalar, viviparous, but it must be remembered that any neighborhood of goldfish with other species can result in conflicts and the death of the inhabitants of the aquarium.
The bottom is occupied by aquarium fish - catfishes. Types of catfish are very diverse, they differ in both size and behavior. Consider the most common.
Shy platidoras will necessarily eat all the fish that fit into his mouth. Therefore, it can be kept only with large fish, for example, cichlids.
Most often in aquariums live ancistrus. Several ancistrus can be kept only under the condition of a large aquarium, these fish are territorial. But to other species are not aggressive, and too few people do not touch them.
Corridors are another popular type of catfish. They are kept by a group of at least 3 individuals, spruce allows a space of 10-15. Fishes are peaceful, but their large fish can be eaten. Ideal neighbors for the corridors - tetra, libration, danio, vivipants, dwarf cichlids. Do not like water with a temperature above 25 degrees, so it is not suitable for keeping with heat-loving species.
Tarakatum has a peaceable character and can co-exist with peaceful fish and even with other catfishes.
Red-tailed catfish can often be seen inpet stores, but this fish is not suitable for a common aquarium, as it grows very large - up to a meter, and simply eats all the inhabitants. Can live with commensurate fish, but the aquarium for a group of such large fish should be very large - from 1000 liters.
Glass catfish is well suited for generalaquarium, can live with proportional and small fish - neon, rassborami, small gourami, apistogramma Ramirezi, catfish-perevistyshem. Large fish are dangerous for this peaceful catfish.
Pteriguplichts grow large, so the neighbors should be matched - large cichlids, giant gouramis, fish knives, polypters.