Ornamental fish the distant past – the inhabitants of tropical rivers. Their breeding began in Ancient Egypt, and the number of species of aquarium fish has hundreds and hundreds, because the only species of fifty units! Among this variety is the most diverse and variegated fish, and of course, there are the most loved by aquarists, the popular and quite rare instances.
When buying fishes for aquarium always pay attention to their behavior and appearance. In healthy fish characterized by their bright sight paint, body without spots and damages, the fins are transparent and the abdomen firm and swollen.It is recommended to choose young birds because they will be easier to get used to the new housing and new neighbors-fishes.
There are two major groups of ornamental fishes, distinguished by their method of reproduction: ikromechuschie (lay eggs, from which after a time there fry) and viviparous (give birth to live fry). Continue reading
European catfish or Wels catfish is among the largest fish. Sometimes reaching gigantic fish from family somovyh can attack people who get near his habitat.
The catfish has an elongated body shape and a brownish-green color, his head is rather large, the mouth has many small and sharp teeth and upper jaw are long whiskers.
Catfish coloring may be different and it depends on where com. It varies from almost black to light yellow and, in rare cases, the fishermen even caught catfish-albino.
Som is a true survivor among fish – it can reach the age of one hundred years. However, on average, soma live approximately fifteen to twenty years the Maximum length of a catfish – five meters, and weighs over three hundred pounds. Much more often an individual weighing 60-80 pounds. Continue reading