CARE OF ORNAMENTAL POND
However, it's not all bad. Even if for financial or other reasons you want to do everything with your hands - go for it. But first study in detail the…

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Som is the most common freshwater fish
Family somovyh has more than 550 species of fish, widely distributed on all continents of the earth. A large part of somovyh inhabits deep, slow-flowing or stagnant waters. However, there…

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Piranha

Among the fish, horror at the man, the most terrible is the white shark. But no less chilling stories to tell about the little fish-the piranha. In many legends she is able to strip a large animal in just half an hour. Only the water gets a drop of blood, piranha transforms into a crazed demon who hits on anything that he comes across.

Here it is — the famous and legendary piranha. A small fish, only some 20 cm, with purple (female) or blue-black (male) color. Can also be olive-silver or bright red. Nice fish? Believe me, it’s no longer be the case. Piranha known reputation of bloodthirsty fish. Just look at her strong jaw with many sharp, pyramidal teeth.

The name itself is fraught with danger. The word “piranha” is borrowed from South American Indians and means “sharp-toothed demon.” Indeed, the teeth they terrible. Jaw muscles are so developed that the piranha can to shave off the smallest piece. She does not tear the prey, and cut it in pieces, like a surgeon with a scalpel. The teeth are very sharp, no thick skin no protection. Adult piranha can bite a stick or a human finger. Piranha can even bite through steel. Piranhas are especially dangerous during the spawning season, when fish pair first, and later one male, guarding a clutch of eggs. Continue reading

The inhabitants of the underwater depths

In recent years, studies of the deep sea are very active. However, the oceans keep so many secrets that I reveal have scientists of several generations. There is evidence that to date 99% of the area of the bottom of the oceans of the Earth remain unexplored. However, there are animals, scientists are already open. And most of them boggles the imagination as to their appearance and lifestyle. A large part of deep-sea animals are predators. So, bathysaurus that live in tropical seas, is the predator who has mastered the very deep part of the sea.

He is able to swallow everything that gets in his way. His sharp tongue equipped with teeth, does not give the prey the slightest chance to escape. Bathysaurus not necessary friend of life: nature gave him the genitals of male and female at once. Long and sharp fangs has a fish-Viper. Your teeth that do not fit in the mouth, it is able to kill any prey, but can eat fish larger than themselves: her stomach is stretched if necessary. Continue reading

Live-bearing aquarium fish

To viviparous fish include a large group of fish that live in fresh and salted waters of South America. The main difference between these fish from the others because the eggs fertilized inside the female’s body and are born fully formed fry, ready to eat. The maturation of eggs occurs on average during 22-50 days, depending on the variety.

Guppy.

the guppies smack the most undemanding aquarium viviparous fishes are guppies, that’s why they advise you to start the novice aquarist. These fish have a calm disposition, friendly, beautiful, and at the same time they do not need thorough maintenance, the strict temperature control. Its name was given by name English botany Guppies, who in the mid-19th century brought them to Europe from the journeys together with lots of plants from the tropics. Among the fish were bright with males scattered throughout the body stripes and spots of various colors, and gray, nondescript, but large females. So took root and became widespread in the aquariums of the Europeans the inhabitants of Venezuela, Guiana, Barbados and Trinidad Islands. Continue reading