The unusual inhabitants of the deep sea
World Maritime day has been celebrated since 1978 in the last week of September. This international holiday was created to draw public attention to the problems of pollution of 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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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 feeding fish one should follow two basic rules: the more varied the feed, the better; it is better underfeeding than overfeeding.

Food should be given in small portions; as soon as the fish stop eating, feeding should be discontinued, and uneaten food to remove. Feed the fish once a day, preferably in the same clock. No irreversible development will not take place if for any reason the feed will not be given fish for a few days (5-8). but this should not be the rule.

Currently on sale offers many high quality brands of dry, canned and frozen feed for fish, which greatly simplifies the problem. However, for a number of fish prefer live food, as well as in the preparation of fish to reproduce is preferable to give live foods, dry — only temporarily. Continue reading

Dangerous fauna of the red sea. What dangerous animals are found in the Red sea?

The red sea is considered one of the most beautiful water places on our planet, but also dangers for health and life in it, too, abound. I will describe the five most dangerous variants encountered personally.

The first SEA URCHINS.

Any tourist first came to the Red Sea can be faced with this problem, and on the first day and at the coast. The sea urchin is very dangerous, it is found in shallow water and the opportunity to step on it very high, very dangerous vadimony view of the needle it reaches ten inches and when it enters the body easily break down, causing severe inflammation, therefore it is advisable to use special rubber shoes.

Second – a very nice fish of LIONFISH.

This fish is very common in the Red Sea and lovers of snorkeling (swimming with a mask and snorkel) often play with them. Do not in any case impossible, it is very poisonous, physical contact with her may lead to fatal outcome even sea predators prefer to avoid this “beautiful monster”. 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