AY Honor Fishkeeping Answer Key

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Skill Level

3

Year

2012

Version

21.10.2021

Approval Authority

South American Division

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Fishkeeping
Nature
Skill Level
123
Approval Authority
South American Division
Year of Introduction

2012



Prologue

All specimens used to complete this honor must be purchased in accordance with the laws in your country.




1

Have the Fishes honor.


For tips and instruction see Fishes.


2

What is fishkeeping?



3

Present the history of fishkeeping, the first peoples who practiced it, development of techniques, historical evidence, etc.



4

Explain what each of the following is, how it works and how it is useful:



4a

Thermostat



4b

Gravel



4c

Substrate



4d

Vacation ration



4e

Biological plate



4f

Bio ball



4g

Aquarium net



4h

Fluidized filter



4i

External filter



4j

UV filter



4k

Ozonizers



4l

Calcium Reactor



4m

Skimmer



4n

Automatic feeder




5

Give some advantages and disadvantages of a saltwater aquarium relative to a freshwater aquarium.



6

Identify, in person or by pictures, 10 decorative saltwater fish and 15 freshwater decorative fish commonly used in aquariums.



7

To know 10 aquatic fresh water plants commonly used in aquariums. Identify them by pictures or in person.



8

Identify in person or by pictures, five corals used in marine aquariums.



9

List and identify in person or by pictures five common animals in marine aquariums (do not include fish or corals in the list).



10

List and identify in person or by pictures five common animals in freshwater marine aquariums (do not include fish in the list).



11

List five different water tests, explain the importance of using them and demonstrate at least the use of one of them.



12

Complete the following activities:



12a

Assemble an aquarium of at least 20 liters with a balanced amount of plants and fish, and maintain it for at least six months.



12b

During assembly, do the following:



i

Demonstrate the ability to assemble and explain the operation of a suitable filtration system



ii

Explain your selection and install a compatible lighting system



iii

Select the type of soil most suitable for the desired environment



iv

Plants: Analyze the species that best fit the model



v

Fish: Explain about the species chosen, the relationship of space vs. adult size and number of specimens; ideal temperature for growth, temperament, ration type, reproduction, major diseases and problems.




12c

During a period of at least three months, take note of the effects of the following conditions on the fish and the aquarium in general:



i

Too much light



ii

Too little light



iii

Too much food



iv

Changes in water temperature



v

Too few plants for many fish






References