Alectis albacore (Alectis ciliaris; international name African pompano; English name – thread-finned trevally) fish or a philosopher. This original and unusual representative of the family Lavrinovich widely distributed in subtropical and tropical waters of all oceans; primarily dwells among the coral reefs of the Indian and Western Pacific ocean.
Covered with small scales, or even “naked” body of a fish-philosopher has a rhomboidal shape and strongly compressed laterally. Subspecies of alectis that can be bred in captivity, can reach a body length of 50 cm in the oceans as maximum body length of these fish is 150 cm Color is a cold color scale: upper body colour is dark blue, below silvery; on the sides there are transverse stripes of dark metallic colors, and at the base of the longest rays is a small blue-black spots. The caudal peduncle of the fish-philosopher short, thin and ends with seroquelcialis fin.
Young individuals are characterized by greatly elongated filiform appendages of the rays of the dorsal and anal fins; the length of these spikes can exceed the length of the body even half. Age and growth of fish, they are shortened, and then completely disappear. 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