Kalamat – fish-snake
Kalamat Calabar (Calamoichthys calabaricus), or the fish-snake . – being remarkable. This fish originally from Africa (Nigeria, Cameroon) belongs to the family mnogomernyh and is one of the oldest extant fish species.
The body of Kalamita indeed reminds a serpent – strongly elongated and covered with rhomboid scales. Flattened triangular head with a large mouth equipped with teeth, completes the resemblance. Closer to the tail are from 5 to 18 dorsal spines. Pelvic fins are absent or shifted in the posterior half of the body, thus reinforcing “sleevenote” appearance of the fish body Color – from almost yellow to greenish-olive. In aquariums erpetoichthys calabaricus grow up to 40 cm long, in nature – as much as 90. These fish live 8-10 years. Continue reading
Taking the decision to start an aquarium, it is very important to take care of is to populate the aquarium with compatible species of fish. Otherwise some fish will hunt for others or eat their food, while others will be constantly in danger. So the compatibility of aquarium fish is a very important factor that should take into account the novice aquarists.
It is known that in nature, the coexistence of different species is regulated in a natural way: for each other fish just will not be settling there. But in the aquarium by the will of man predatory and peaceful fish have to be “neighbors” that usually leads to problems: the strong eat the weak, and the number of inhabitants of the aquarium has been steadily declining.
However, not only in danger of eating some types of fish other lies the reason for the incompatibility aquarium fish among themselves. There are also problems related to the content of different species of fish in the aquarium associated with different needs for water parameters, the size of the available area, presence of aquatic plants, etc. Continue reading
I think that every lover of the beautiful there in my dreams to dive into the exotic underwater scenery of the coral reef. Transparent crystal water, enchanting design of the marine landscape and fantastic forms and colors of underwater inhabitants. But this dream can be realized, not necessarily go scuba diving and go far enough to find some space in the apartment for aquarium marine type. As in freshwater aquarium, it is difficult to create such vivid and unusual setting. Though this beauty is significantly more expensive, complex and requires constant care. Marine life is more gentle to the environment, quality and composition of water, its temperature parameters.
Types of marine aquariums
The most affordable option – aquarium for small aquatic animals such as clowns, chrysiptera, thalassoma. These fish coexist peacefully in a single vessel. This “Sea pond” with its calm and bright colors. Continue reading