In our world there are about 25 thousand species of fish, but only some of them really fascinate us with their beauty. Today we want to present you our selection of the 10 most beautiful fish in the world.
1 Imperial angels
Imperial angels belong to the species of marine tropical fish and are considered some of the most beautiful individuals. Their coloring has a kind of uniqueness: it is able to change during the life of the black with blue and white stripes in young fish to a bright purple body with yellow-orange stripes in adults. With age the head becomes emerald green color, and around the eyes forms a characteristic mask.
2 Mandarin ducks
Mandarin is an extremely colorful fish of small size. The name they were given because of the color, which is very similar to the robe-the robe of a Chinese Mandarin. This species inhabits coral reefs at the bottom, mainly in the Pacific ocean. They like being protected from marine inhabitants of the lagoon, at the slightest danger, the body secretes poison. Continue reading
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
Mysterious beast Barracuda.
Many consider the Barracuda as dangerous as sharks, piranhas and eels. Fortunately, this fish species live exclusively in tropical and subtropical waters of the World ocean, therefore we encounter very rarely.
The most ominous feature of the Barracuda – powerful lower jaw, far coming from the top. Jaws equipped with fearsome teeth: a series of small, razor-sharp canines dot the jaw outside, and inside there are several large teeth like daggers. The largest Barracuda caught by the man, was a little more than two meters long, and weighed almost 50 kg!
The great Barracuda has a reputation as a voracious predator. All the sea creatures, inferior to her in size – fish, squid, large prawns and even other Barracuda can become its prey. Usually, these evil fish lie in wait for their prey in ambush among stones, rocks or in thickets of underwater vegetation. In addition, quite often they attack shoals of small fish, gathering in small groups. If Barracuda large size – it does not need a pack and prefer to hunt alone. Continue reading