Welcome to the beautiful world of aquascaping,
today we're talking about fish.
This is the last episode before Christmas,
and we have a very distinguished celebrity guest
here with us, Jurijs.
Also, we have Lóri here
he's gonna help us with the expert advice about fish.
Let's do this!
Everybody up and down.
My bicep looks so big in the video!
This is a very serious shooting at Green Aqua,
we're talking about fish here.
Can you please help us introducing
the fish that we have here?
Starting with the first tank,
we have the simple, good old Black Molly.
I guess Green Aqua has the Black Molly over here,
because it's a beautiful fish first of all.
It's a live-breeder so it's super easy for all the beginners.
Black Mollys are known for picking algae,
so whenever you have algae in the aquarium,
you can add some Mollys
and they will help you clean up your tank.
Is this why you have the tank full of algae here?
[Lóri] Yes, usually we add some plants
if we feel that we have some algae problem.
[Jurijs] So the funny thing about Guppys is,
they always stay in the front, they never hide,
they're so joyful, they're so colorful,
they just bring happiness into your aquarium.
In the next tank over here, we have
some orange-black Platys.
For fact, Platys were one of my first fish ever.
- Like... - [Balázs]: No kidding! - No kidding!
I take some medicines for the Xiphophorus,
because at the moment the fish have some bacteria.
I was thinking if the light is switched off,
because they were partying hard last night.
[Lóri] Yeah, it did ... so much.
[Jurijs] What does it say? It's Hungarian, I can't read it.
[Balazs] Under medicine control.
[Jurijs] Okay, let's move on!
[Balazs] You have this rainbow fish here,
the Notropis Chrosomus.
Guys, this Notropis fish... I learned it from Oliver Knott.
The skin, it just shines, like a rainbow with all the colors.
They're super super colorful.
We have the fish that I have on my T-shirt right now,
By the way guys, this T-shirt comes from MossCotton,
If you want to buy these T-shirts,
just visit mosscotton.com.
Everybody just calls them Tetras, that's it.
It's like there are twenty different types of fish,
which are called Tetras.
[Jurijs] The tall body shaped Tetra is suitable for drift layouts,
which have some vertical lines.
If you look at the rainbow shine that are in the same tank,
they look streamlined.
So they're more for Iwagumi style
which is not suitable for this fish,
because... I don't know...
They would probably jump out of the aquarium I guess.
But for a longer shaped aquarium, while this you know...
These Rasaceus Tetras are more for
condensed, taller types of aquariums.
Same with the Barbs we have in here,
they're called I guess like Five Striped Barbs.
[Balazs] It's very important where they are swimming.
Are they swimming on the lower,
or are they swimming in the higher areas of your tank?
[Jurijs] They're in the mid- to lower sections.
I guess so, I don't know.
I told them to do it, so they have to.
The reason one more really special animal
in this aquarium I would like to focus on,
just quite for a moment.
This is this shrimp.
This one has been in the tank for quite a while.
I guess it's going to change their skin quite soon,
because you see some algae
growing on the shrimp's body.
Endler Guppy is some sort of like a wild type.
But they have also been bred now,
being you know, just popular among the hobbyists.
Something really cool about the Endler Guppy
is that they're much smaller than the normal Guppy is.
They're perfectly suitable for nano aquariums.
[Balazs] Lóri told me these are all male Guppies,
because we don't really want to have
two thousand Guppies in two months.
They are Dwarf Boraras, Boraras Brigittae
and Boraras Maculatus.
I know, Lóri will argue with me,
the species that I see is the Brigittae.
It looks similar as the Brigittae,
but actually it's the Urophtalmoides.
I don't know... I just broke my tongue.
[Lóri] It's Urophtalmoides, Boraras Urophtalmoides.
This plant is annoying me. I love plants, okay?
[Balázs] Don't fight plants, Jurijs!
So, what do you feed these fish?
So here I only use dry fish food,
because I haven't got enough free time
to feed with frozen food.
But usually I use Hikari and Dennerle dry food,
I think this is a very good quality
for feeding only with dry food.
Okay Jurijs, so what do you feed your fish?
I like to use frozen food as well,
like I said, Cyclops.
This is very good for the coloration of the fish,
I also use live food,
so I'm breeding myself grindal worms.
I see. Okay, let's move on!
Fun fact about the coffee is
it was standing on the heater, on the radiator
and it's warm.
German smartass, I know...
First of all, I like this row much better,
I'm not a Guppy person.
But I wouldn't get into them, promise.
It's called Epiplatys Annulatus, they're also kind of
a small type of Killifish.
At least they're related to them.
What's really cool about them is that they stay
on the surface of the aquarium
And they have a little very shiny dot on the top of their heads.
But they jump.
All fish that swim on the surface are likely to jump out.
This kind of silver body, white body... Demorgenys Pusilla
It's like a little dwarf, baby Barracuda.
I see some snails and those are the Assassin snails,
also called... The scientific name is Anentome Helena.
And those snails, they feed on other snails.
They will help you, you know, keep control of your other snails.
In general it's not a good solution to add animals,
to solve the problem with other animals.
So instead, I would suggest you know
just fixing the food problem,
because you have a snail problem,
because you're feeding too much.
I saw this fish for the first time
I guess somewhere in the UK
and the name I was told is Galaxy Rasbora.
[Balazs] Actually for nano tanks I would only know
the Rasbora types which are good.
As soon as you have decorations and plants
in your aquarium, they're gonna hide.
You will literally not see them at all.
There's a little trick.
With all - not just this fish, but any - super shy fish
just add something... I don't know,
I don't wanna say a stupid thing, but just add Guppies.
Because they'll always stay in the front of the aquarium
You know, kind of begging for food
and kind of demonstrating to the shy fish,
there is no risk, there is no danger, you can come out.
After a while, you might even...
It's like me and you, right? In the video.
You can come out and you came out.
You have to check my video in the vlog.
I used to have Gouramis in my childhood.
This is how I started the aquarium hobby by the way.
It's also a small kind of Gourami
like the Chocolate Gouramis,
so you can keep it with other kinds of small fish.
The yellow one is... I know the common name is Honey Gourami
[Lóri] Yes, this one is the Honey Gourami.
Also... The grey one?
So both are called Honey Gouramis.
Are you sure?
Yeah, but this one...
[Balazs] Are you questioning Lóri?
Like he was born with all these Latin names and all the species.
It's a gold version.
This is the normal version, this is the gold.
We have another small fish here,
which is like the Ricefish, I guess?
Okay so we have here the Rasboras,
the Hengeli and the normal... - [Jurijs] Heteromorpha
[Balazs] In these fishholding tanks the fish
have recently arrived and are trying to acclimatize
to the local conditions,
so they're not giving their full colors.
So after you introduce them in your tank,
and if you keep them well, if you feed them well,
and they feel good,
they're gonna have really vivid colors.
[Jurijs] So my experience with the Rasbora Hengeli is that
they are very very sensitive fish.
Sometimes they can jump out of the aquarium.
If you stress them with heavy maintenance,
like moving hardscape around,
creating a huge mess, making a huge water change,
they are very likely to just... - [Balazs] Turn over. - Turn over.
[Jurijs] This is the Black Phantom, this is the same one
we have on the T-shirt.
It's the Hyphessobrycon megalopterus,
it sounds like a big shark,
but it's really the Black Phantom Tetra.
They're called Black Phantom, because they have this
I don't know, like a black stripe on the side, like an eye.
Next one over here,
we have the classic Rummy Nose Tetra,
or Hemigrammus Bleheri.
It's I guess one of the few real shoaling fish.
They're like really good swimmers,
so if you have them in a tank,
they are very quick to swim you know left and right.
- Altogether - All together, yes. - Going like that.
You should have at least the 120 aquarium for them.
[Balazs] What do we have here?
[Lóri] Hasemania Nana, Hemigrammus Rodwayi.
[Balazs] These are not well known fish, not very widely used.
[Jurijs] You said not very common,
in fact it was one of my very first fish.
And I've just recently seen George Farmer,
kind of frequently using this Hemigrammus Rodwayi.
I forgot to tell you guys that
most of the time we were showing you
all the fish that are suitable for a planted tank.
[Balazs] Then we have here the Neons, right?
If you like buying a lot of them into a tank
and you fill the tank with them,
they can look really beautiful.
Also make sure that you choose the right size.
[Jurijs] In the classic books, there were rules like
1 centimeter fish equals the amount of water.
I would say it doesn't apply nowadays.
- Because there are much... - [Balazs] Four centimeters for five liters.
[Jurijs] But I guess today it's a little bit different,
because you know we are using big filters,
we're adding a lot of hardscape to the aquarium,
- so you know... - [Balazs] Less water. - you might have a big aquarium,
but very little net volume,
because you have so much hardscape inside.
So there are different things to take into consideration.
Well, again, good old Cherry Bar.
What is the scientific name?
- [Lóri] Puntius Titteya. - [Balazs] We actually call it Titteya.
- [Jurijs] Right now I'm in the mood to make bad jokes.
Puntius, the Titty Puntius?!
Titteya... I don't know
Can we joke about that?
As we were joking about sausage all day long.
[Jurijs] Hyphessobrycon Flammeus, also the common name,
I guess it's the Red Rio Tetra,
it has a really strong color towards the back of the fish.
It has like three stripes at the front you know,
like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, that makes the scratches.
Having those three black stripes, looking like a real ...
Okay guys, we have a very distinguished guest here,
he just stopped by at Green Aqua,
his name is Gyula Pasaréti
and he's the president of the Hungarian Fishkeeping Association
I grew up on his books,
and the books written by his friends.
He knows more about fish,
than I think you guys combined here.
It's a real pleasure to have you here.
A real pleasure.
And please meet Jurijs, Jurijs is from Germany.
This is the Hungarian language aquarium magazine
published by Gyula and the society that he's running.
It's been published for 25 years now, yes?
Gyula here is also breeding fish.
He has... How many tanks do you have?
How many fish tanks do you have?
So he has 200 fish tanks in his home.
[Balazs] Dwarf Cichlids. These are the only Cichlids,
that are suitable for planted tanks.
[Jurijs] They work fine, you can keep a couple
even in a small, sixty centimeter aquarium.
What's really cool, if you have a couple and they...
and you know, they have this, let's call it a relationship.
[Balazs] Right here you have the Angel fish, these are bigger fish.
What kind of temperature do they like?
They like warmer temperatures, yes?
[Lóri] No, you can keep 24 degrees, it's okay.
So about 24 it's okay.
[Balazs] We basically have five types of algae eaters,
we have the snails
and then we have the Amano Shrimp.
You have the Siamese Flying Fox,
Crossocheilus oblongus, which is a nice
hair algae eating, or CO2-related-algae eating fish.
Obviously it will not solve the problem, but it's good...
Some Hungarian speech behind me,
it's very difficult to... And then... Concentrating on Latin names,
speaking English and then you know, having Hungarian
It's text up to me.
That is killing me.
[Balazs] Make sure that you're not using many types of fish
in the same tank, so it's very good,
to have only one or two types of fish in the same tank.
Obviously you can have some Dwarf Cichlids,
and you can have the algae eating crew,
which is a different thing,
but like for the main fish, you should just choose
a couple of types of fish, because they will look better,
if you don't mix all these fish up.
Actually they're not mixed up in the nature.
Okay guys, so I don't want to take too much of your time
I really thank you for being here with us!
Please follow Jurijs's channel as well,
He's gonna make the video as we said,
about the Green Aqua and he's gonna publish it
almost together with our video.
Thank you again Gyula, for being here with us
and thank you Lóri, for all the expert advice
and for keeping the Green Aqua fish tanks in their states.
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Until next week, we wish you a Merry Christmas!
We're coming with a Christmas edition in one week
Tomy, our colleague,
Tamás Danyikó is gonna present you
a very special Christmas present.
A little bit about aquariums,
but mostly about something else.
Stay tuned! Bye, cheers!