Catfish have a rather unusual body structure, protected by a bony plates on the head are protuberances, especially pronounced and branched in males. The mouth of these fish, also very unusual, it resembles a suction Cup and has a horn plate, with them, the catfish ancistrus is attached to rocks, driftwood, plants, etc. are held to flow easily, scratches out the various types of algal fouling.
Kgs the color can be from light grey to almost black, as compared to receive a large number of ancistrus variety of colors, including albino and veil tail forms. Size of fish depends on the size of the reservoir in which they are kept, on average, 5 to 15 centimeters, sometimes there are instances of larger. The lifetime is about 6 years depending on the conditions of detention kgs. Continue reading
Eerie inhabitants of the deep sea: 6 of the most unusual animals
Man seeks in outer space, despite the fact that our planet is studied very little. In any case, the oceans are Terra Incognita for scientists who have examined, in beam case, ten percent of the surface waters of the Oceans.
Funny name, isn’t it? Found this fish at a depth of about 800-1600 meters from the surface. This fish is equipped with luminous bodies that help to find the way in the complete darkness of the deep ocean floor.
The majority of members of the species completely transparent. Also these fish eyes are increased, in order to collect the maximum amount of sunlight. Continue reading
Sea-dog (Blennius sanguinolentus) – a small fish squad okuneobraznyh often found in the Black sea. This fish bites, leaving a trail like a dog bite, for which he received its name. Males usually more than females. I love to fight and are known for their great voracity. At shallow depths in the coastal zone of the Black sea sea-dog inhabits the space, almost under every big stone at the bottom, where the algae looking for food. The interesting fact is that in Crimea this little fish is called a sea dog . and on the Caucasian coast of the Black sea – a sea cow .
The body of sea dogs glabrous, fusiform, covered with a thick layer of mucus. On the fins of the fish are small spikes. Dorsal fin rather long, it is composed of flexible spines and soft rays. Soft and spiny part of dorsal fin equal in length. Continue reading