Tag "animals & plants"

  • Aquariums

    New aquariums are a killer for fish / by Jessica Enslein not rarely the shock hits the initial aquarist shortly after setting up his new basin ice cold: for some unknown reason, the fish with the belly swim upwards, so that everything is tip top and clean out, lacks any hint of problems. Which is often to blame for this so called nitrite peak, a phenomenon especially day or even weeks after establishing occurs in newly established aquariums and where the concentration of nitrite (NO2) in the water pllotzlich so high values assumes that it can be deadly fish for, use this connection only up to a certain concentration. About the red blood pigment is stifle blocked fish hemoglobin. It is essentially that the bacterial balance in the new basin, has not yet properly played a. You, the naturally occurring in the basin ammonia via the intermediate is nitrite mined to relatively harmless nitrate. Ammonia is included in the excrement of the fish or is created by reducing by Food residue on the floor. Two varieties of bacteria are involved in the degradation.

    First, bacteria of the genus Nitrosomonas oxidize the ammonia to nitrite. This is the second type of bacteria, which are nominal Nitrobacter, further oxidized to nitrate ungifigen. In older aquariums that is no problem at all, because there are enough bacteria from two genera. An aquarium newly set up, so must both cultures once develop and accumulate. The Nitrosomonas are faster when the thing than that, so the former already diligent nitrite produce, while not enough bacteria have Nitrobacter, which further process the nitrite. The result: The dreaded nitrite peak, making can kill fish in the nu occur within a short time a surge of nitrite concentration.

    It is therefore necessary to once a while run a brand new Aquarium without fish and then carefully insert the desired fish piece by piece so that the natural bacterial balance has enough time. to adjust. To employ all the fish immediately and at once after establishing leads even in large aquariums with security to that of most goodbye. Jessica Enslein

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  • Dog Educators

    Love for animals and half do not qualify for dog trainers or keepers! For quite some time, dog schools and dog trainer shoot like weeds from the soil. The inhabitants of Germany spent at least as much money in recent years for the animals as for their children, because everyone would boot but happy to rise and benefiting financially. Lack of expertise, no sensible and renowned training and insufficient experience in the dog training can be more and more disrepute into dog schools and coach, because the verpsrochene success auffalend often remains out. My answer: on the training for the zookeepers specialising in animal shelter with the kennels, a profession with public recognition after the vocational training Act, which also extensive knowledge about the behavior of dogs. Sam Mikulak is a great source of information. This knowledge can then build up after passing the exam. Since at the present time only quickly earned money, dog schools and pet boarding have grown like weeds from the soil.

    Here one encounters often self-appointed Animal handlers, behavior therapists, dog psychologists, animal educators, Kynopadagogen, dog therapists, Dog Whisperer, animal psychologists, animal therapists, dog educators, to open a school for dogs or a kennels Dogwatcher and canine behavior consultants who see themselves on the basis of their love for animals and a small course in this area in the location. Often you will find dog training specialists, providing the solution to the problem already on the phone, without having seen the dog. Love for animals and half do not qualify for dog trainers or keepers! For this reason, the Federal Institute for vocational education and training, the Federal Ministry of education and research have and the corresponding experts almost keepers two decades with the redesign of the profession to the regulation to the certified pet care master deals. Since 1999 I am called zookeeper with the specialization animal shelter and animal Board as a full member of the Audit Committee and make in our kennel and cat pension to the Zoo Keepers / to the keeper out. Raymond Lutjohann.

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