Home Ocean

Aquarium fish

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

Aquarium fish cichlids – content, photo, compatibility

Aquarium cichlids or Cichlidae is a family of fish squad okuneobraznyh, in which more than 1,300 species, of which 600 live in aquariums and have at least 100 different color forms.

African cichlids of lake Malawi

In addition to the small species of cichlids aquarium, which will be discussed below, the larger species, like the Mozambique tilapia in Africa and the Indian etroplus, grow big, up to half a metre. Cichlids species which reach such dimensions, valuable as a food fish in their places of habitat. The body length of different species ranges from 5-70 cm In nature, they inhabit mostly freshwater, although some species live in salt water seas, easily changing environment. Some of them feed on algae, other worms, mollusks and insect larvae. Many species, growing up, become predators. Cichlids aquarium is very interesting for its color, originality of forms and complex behavior. They’re great parents and grown offspring selfless and original. So some features of the contents of these fish will be interesting for both beginners and experienced enthusiasts. Continue reading

Study of fish

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

Fish for your first aquarium baby

Thanks to aquarium care in children develop diligence and care skills for living beings, a sense of responsibility for them. In addition, the lens effect that creates water, has a beneficial effect on the condition of the retina.

The advantages of Aquarama fish

If you have purchased for the baby, the aquarium, the care should not be reduced only to the feeding fish one or two times a day – you should regularly change the water (once a week – no more than one-third), to take care not to clog the filter and daily to monitor the water temperature. Fish is not to overfeed, but the amount of feed for a single feeding are very easy to install – pour as much as fish can eat in 10-15 minutes. You can not prevent the accumulation of feed on the bottom, as this leads to water pollution.

Aquarium fish is a wonderful Pets for your children. Aquarium care will accustom kids to justice that will expand their horizons and curiosity. Continue reading

Black Sea. Danger

Black Sea. All you need to know coming.

Black sea. What to look out for?

Often, talking to people who come to vacation, they hear questions like: “But swimming is not dangerous?”, “And in the sea there are sharks?”, “A jellyfish poisonous?”.

Will try to answer a single article on these and all other similar questions.

In the Black Sea it is possible to tell: not good for the animals, dangerous to humans. Some individuals of course can cause some inconvenience, but nothing more.

Jellyfish.

Kornerot . Jellyfish are visible, and its appearance warns that it is not entirely harmless. n ate it quite large, dome-shaped. Under the dome hangs a dense pile of fleshy tentacles. This “beard” are poisonous stinging cells. Continue reading