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
Until tempers cool about sharks Bay Sharm El Sheikh, I would like to remind that there in the Red sea is not less dangerous inhabitants. Will tell you about some of them:
Jerzy. If the people of Japan it is a real delicacy, it is possible for tourists on the Red sea, thanks to their sharp needles, the trouble is a real one. In shallow water there is a big risk to step on them. So always watch your step, if the bottom is not sandy. Sea urchins inhabit the coastal waters, often settling there in the cavities of the rocks. Reach a length of 35 centimeters (depending on the species).
If You stepped on a hedgehog, the first thing you need to remove the needle from the body. Doctors advise to clean the wound with hot water or drop into her injured body. Then clean the wound with warm water and soap and apply an anesthetic ointment. The prick hedgehogs in extreme cases lead to paralysis or even death. 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