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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Garden pond. Clean and healthy water
Garden pond is a luxury. Water fascinates. Water is pure joy of life and the personification of relaxation. A pond in your garden is a symbol of vital force, courage…

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To increase sales, Belarus diversifies the types of processing of pond fish
The fish farms of the Department of land reclamation and water economy of the Ministry of agriculture and food of Belarus have started harvesting feeding ponds and sell pond fish…

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Diseases of aquarium goldfish

Beauty is always fragile. Perhaps this may explain that the Queen of aquaria — gold fish — quite often sick. They can get as common to several species infection. and characteristic only for relatives. All diseases of aquarium goldfish can be divided into two groups: contagious and noncontagious.

The first group includes infectious and so-called invasive. The agents of the first group of diseases -mycobacteriosis, “rubella” carp, carp pox, columnaris or mouth rot, fin rot, become bacteria, fungi, viruses and unicellular algae. They mostly fall into the aquarium along with new infected fish that have not undergone quarantine. The danger is that all these ailments have a fairly long incubation period without external manifestations. Subsequently, the sources of infection are not only fish, but also algae. And even the ground. Conclusion: to prevent infection be sure to observe the 5-day quarantine in a separate tank for all beginners. Continue reading

Fish-pineapple or Australian kishechnik (Cleidopus gloriamaris)

Australian kishechnik has in common several names, and all of them are connected with the appearance of this marine life.

The English call it fish-pineapple because of coloring and body shape. Each of fairly large flakes fish has a yellow color with black outline, which is very like a pineapple rind.

Another name for the Australian kishechnika sounds like “fish knight”. It is due to the fact that each lamella has a spinous process, making the fish seem as if clad in armor like a knight. By the way, this “outfit” several prevents her to swim (aided by and large fins), but it’s a good idea to protect themselves from predators.

The first species was described in 1882 scientist De Vis. Today to meet kishechnika in the coastal waters of Western and Eastern Australia. Typically inhabits estuaries and coastal bays to a depth of 5 to 25 meters, where there are rocky debris and coral reefs. However, sometimes they get caught in fishing nets trawls that sweep the ocean at a depth of 250 meters.Colorful kishechnike Continue reading

Moray

Moray is not very attractive. With it does not want to communicate, not even knowing about its danger. Their skin is naked, without scales. Head with small eyes and a huge mouth, no pectoral and pelvic fins — all this only reinforces the similarity of these fish to snakes.

Moray eels are elongated and very sharp teeth. It used to be that they are poisonous, like the teeth of serpents, but now it is proved that it is not. A thick layer of mucus protects the skin from mechanical damage, bacteria and parasites. Some eels are poisonous mucus: from contact with her person on the skin to prevent burns.

Color them camouflage, to match their surrounding environment. Even the inner side of the mouth they painted also. After all, almost all the time morays hold her mouth open.

This fish is quite large, reaches 2.4 meters, and weighs up to 45 kg. Meet and most babies who do not grow more than 10 cm Although they are equipped with sharp teeth. Continue reading

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Fish-drop (Psychrolutes marcidus)
Fish-drop – not the most beautiful creature in the ocean. First sight very few people will say that this shapeless lump is fish because it has no usual scales, and…

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Shells in the aquarium
Shells in the aquarium cannot be considered a suitable decoration, as they are almost 100% composed of calcium carbonate (like chalk or limestone), the presence of which in the aquarium…

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