The Number – Cypriniformes
Family – Priniv
The genus/Species – Serrasalmus nattereri
Length: average 20 cm, in some species up to 50 cm.
Mass rarely exceeding 1.5 kg.
Caviar: a few thousand eggs.
The incubation period is 10-15 days, depending on water temperature.
Habits: constant float huge flocks.
Food: primarily fish; attack mammals, floating or come to the waterhole, and birds.
18 known species of piranhas, 4 of which are dangerous to humans, although fatal cases have been identified. Continue reading
Watching fish in an aquarium, you’d think they never rest or sleep. In the understanding of man, they are in constant motion. However, like all animals, fish periods of active behavior alternate with phases of slowing of physical functions – this is the dream fish.
Dream fish is different from our understanding of sleep. Structural features and habitat not allow the fish to fall into a state in which they would be completely disconnected from reality. In such a state is immersed most mammals during sleep. The fish also during sleep, the brain activity remains unchanged, – they are not able to fall into a state of deep sleep.
This feature and may cause the issue: how do aquarium fish sleep?
Studying the behavior of aquarium fish, you will notice that at certain times the fish are almost motionless, transfixed in the water. This is the sleeping fish. During sleep, the fish usually drift without active movement. But the slightest influence of external factors leads fish into an active state. Continue reading
There are many ways to create a pond to breed fish at home – as difficult, requiring a lot of physical and material costs, and simple and cheap.
Before you can create a pond for breeding fish, you should become familiar with the basic requirements to create an artificial pond.
1 the Pond should not be in the shade of trees or buildings, so it can be illuminated by the sun at least part of the day. It is best to create it among the flower beds and close to home. And if the choice of the shape of the reservoir can fully rely on imagination, the depth of the reservoir depends on its purpose. For example, hoping to leave the fish in the pond for the winter, need to build special wintering pits or wells. Continue reading