Cat shark
To the genus Scyliorhinus is part of 13 species, including small and large cat shark and shark-cat. In General to the family Scyliorhinidae is part of 15 genera, including 89…

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FEEDING AQUARIUM FISH
Feeding the fish, one of the most important factors that ensure normal development and the life of the fish. From nutrition to the greatest extent depends on their appearance. When…

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The Sevastopol marine Aquarium dangerous to visitors

“The Museum building does not meet fire safety requirements. When carrying out scheduled inspections of MOE inspectors found that the emergency exits blocked by furniture, any premises not equipped with fire alarms, there were violations of the installation and operation of electrical equipment, many rooms are not provided with primary fire extinguishing means. In case of fire, visitors will be in danger.

Recall that these same violations claimed dozens of lives in 2009 in Russia on the fire in a nightclub “Lame horse”. Museum and nightclub are considered as objects with mass stay of people.

Most of the found violations of the staff of the Museum tried to explain the fact that the building of the aquarium more than 100 years, it is a monument of architecture, and changing it’s appearance they are not eligible. However, discrepancies are found for this explanation are not relevant. Continue reading

Do fish drink water?

Though marine fishes drink a lot of water, their freshwater relatives don’t drink nearly anything. The root of this difference lies in the needs of fish to maintain a normal balance of salt and water in the body.

The water in the ocean three times saltier than its own liquid environment living in the ocean fish. As a result of a natural process known as osmosis, water body sea fish rushes out through the skin and gills. To compensate the lost liquid, saltwater fish forced to consume large quantities of sea water.

The concentration of salt in the body of freshwater fish exceeds its content in the surrounding water, which is why freshwater fish do not drink, like a sea, and constantly absorb water through the skin. The excess liquid they secrete in copious urination. Continue reading

Apistos: aquarium fish at all times!

Not all aquarium fish (and especially cichlids) so tolerant of their neighbors as ramirezi apistogramma and other dwarf American cichlids. Livable but not their only advantage, they are also very beautiful, they are interesting and, without exaggeration, meaningful behavior. That is why the fashion for these fish kept for many decades.

We all know that fashion is changing. In clothing from season to season, but in the aquarium it is slower. As a rule, the interests of the masses lovers of aquarium fish have time to change considerably over five years. Sympathy for some groups of fishes, having certain pronounced features that can steadily be maintained for decades. And yet, the process goes on. I remember the fashion for viviparous fish has been replaced by fashion for barbs, then became popular South American cichlids, and then a lot of people are fascinated by cichlids, but already African. Like any fashion, the fashion fish repeats. Continue reading

Overexposure of pond fish in the winter under special conditions
Improvement of the pond in the recreation area on the private estate has become a very popular activity. In this reservoir you can grow different types of fish, to cultivate…

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North sea bass
Everyone who ever was fond of scientific and popular works about animals, probably more than once met the stories about the huge pike that supposedly lived several hundred years. The…

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