Fringed angelfish (Apolemichthys arcuatus)
Fringed angel fish – small, 15 to 18 cm in length, sea dweller, which is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands and Johnston Atoll, located in the Central-Eastern Pacific. Mainly it…

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Carp — cultural form of carp, bred by man in the ponds, lakes, and reservoirs. Carp are bred mainly in southern and Central Russia, Ukraine, the North Caucasus. Some species…

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Sea Scorpion fish (Scorpaena porcus)
In the Black and Azov sea and the Kerch Strait, you can see an interesting fish called a sea-bristle brush or small Scorpion. It is interesting to observe, but it…

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The world of fish

The oldest living fish — latimeria

Coelacanth, or latimeria, is the only representative of the lobe-finned fishes. She was believed to have become extinct about 70 million years ago.

The project “coelacanth”

Latimeria: three-dimensional computer model

The largest fish — whale and basking sharks

Sharks are extremely diverse. There are sharks, the dwarf, slightly longer than the pencil. They weigh about 200g And there are sharks-the giants — they are the largest among all the fishes living on the Earth.

The largest freshwater fish of the new world — arapaima

Family arapinovich one, but very impressive view of giant Mirakuru, Peitsch, or arapaima (Arapaima gigas), living in the mainstream of the Amazon and in the basins of the rivers of Guiana.

In the old world, too, there are fish-giants

The most dangerous freshwater fish is the piranha

These fish have long had a bad reputation. They are thirsty for blood, their appetite is insatiable; a flock of piranhas ready to nibble, a whole carcass of the pig or sheep, deftly tearing off meat from bones.

The truth in the middle

The smallest fish photocorynus spiniceps

In recent years, two groups of ichthyologists Australian and American and British — independently from each other announced they have found the smallest fish in the world.

Other contenders

Most of glubokovodnye — abyssobrotula and pseudoliparis

Today in deep-sea trenches found only 7 species of fish: three types osebnih and four species of sea saliva.

Side lights

The most famous of deep-sea fish — the angler

Crawling adelphoe

Telescopic eyes

Blind deep-sea fish

Fish that can’t swim

Fishing rods there is only the females

When the male is ten times smaller than female and merges with it

The ability to self-replication

The spawning of deep-sea fish

Hunting by means of a vacuum


The terrible teeth of the underwater world

Monkfish swallowing whole

As mitten, stretched to the prey

New discoveries of deep-sea fish

Deep-sea Chimaera

When lifting deep-sea fish

The most powerful discharge — the electric eel

The family contains only one genus with a single species is the electric eel (Electrophorus electricus).

The largest gastropod molluscs — giant tridacna The oldest living fish — latimeria

Breeding fish in artificial reservoirs
How nice to go fishing on his own land! And it is quite possible, and easy. How to breed fish in the pond . Need to follow a few rules.…


Luciferia wrasse (Acantholabrus palloni)
Luciferia wrasse is the only representative of the genus Acantholabrus family of wrasses. In the hands of a human, this fish is rarely, however, does not say anything about its…