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
Most fish lay eggs, and it is fertilized outside of their body. Fish that spawn, are called oviparous. But some fish give birth to live fry. Such fish are called viviparous.
To live-bearing are guppies, sword fish. The eggs of these fish are fertilized inside the mother’s body and develop there until the fry. At a certain time they are born. This happens 21 days after fertilization.
The number of eggs, fertilized and deferred, differs greatly depending on the type of fish. Some fish lay eggs and abandon her, without showing her any more interest. This is a fish that produce huge amounts of eggs. Those fish that look after their young, they lay only a few eggs.
Caviar can be of two types. One kind of eggs floats on the water surface, the other sinking. The caviar, which floats, is called pelagic. It is usually tiny, bright and contains a lot of protein. Caviar, which is sinking, is called Donna. It is usually harder and more protein in it. Continue reading
Pros: tasty, inexpensive, very useful
Someone in my family loves fish. I have therefore tried many kinds of fish and ways of cooking. And in this case, the issue price of not standing in the first place.
At first, I often bought salmon. She is tender, beautiful and expensive.
Tried to buy tilapia, sea language, sea bream, trout, carp, catfish, pike, sturgeon, hake, and do not list.
Later read a lot about what fish to bring us where it was harvested, the conditions in which it inhabits. And found a bad moment.
It turns out that in addition to dividing the fish of the sea and river, the fish is divided more and growing conditions. So, fish is artificially grown and living in natural conditions.
Fish grown in razvodnyh (fish farms), to put it mildly, is not subject to the use. Fish live in artificial ponds in a large quantity, often in dirty water, fed unnatural feed, is constantly sick. Therefore, it is continuously fed with antibiotics (to prevent mass mortality), as well as growth hormones (to quickly sell the fish maximum weight. Continue reading