African dwarf frog (Hymenochirus)

African dwarf frog (Hymenochirus) is a small and peaceful frog, that is more and more often encountered in tanks. Hymenochirus is a real water frog that can spend all its life without going to dry land.

There are 4 different kinds of frogs in this family. But they have similar behavior and requirements for keeping, so in the article we’ll give a general description true for all of them.

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Archer fish (Toxotidae)

Archer fish (Toxotidae) belongs to ray-finned fishes of monotypic family Toxotidae, that in order to feed spray water in the air or on the ground to shoot down insects and then eat them.

The droplets hit so hard that insects fall into water, where they are quickly eaten by the fish. It seems that the fish faultlessly knows where its prey falls and goes there fast before other fish gets it or it will be carried away by the water flow.

Besides, archer fish similar to silver arovana can jump out of water to catch its prey, though not very high, just at its body length.

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Dojo loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus)

Dojo loach or pond loach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) is a fish of family Cobitidae, that has been successfully kept in aquaria for many years. Aquarists like the fish for its extraordinary unpretentiousness, peaceful temper and interesting behavior.

The fish has several names – pond loach, oriental/Japanese weather loach. And if everything is clear about the pond loach name, why is it called weather loach?

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