Piranhas river monsters
The Number - Cypriniformes Family - Priniv The genus/Species - Serrasalmus nattereri Basic data: SIZES Length: average 20 cm, in some species up to 50 cm. Mass rarely exceeding 1.5…

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The blue Marlin
The blue Marlin is one of the largest fish in the world ocean. It can weigh up to 800 kg, with a length average body length of 200 to 300…

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Mediterranean sea on the brink of ecological disaster
No one doubts that the Mediterranean sea is one of the most beautiful seas of our planet! Anyone who has ever been lucky enough to see the fabulous beauty of…

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Do all fish spawn?

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

How fish breathes?

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, long before the appearance on Earth of man, the oceans already swam fish. At that time they were the most highly developed creatures.

Since then, they began to develop a variety of ways so that now only some species only vaguely resemble the first primitive ocean fishes.

As a rule, fish has an elongated and tapering shape. People have copied it in the construction of ships and submarines, as it is the best adapted to movement in water.

Most fish use their tail as a motor. With the help of fins and they control their movements. Except for one species of fish, all the others breathe by means of gills. Fish swallows mouth water that passes through the gills and out through the hole. Water also contains oxygen, and it through the gills into the blood of fish, as the air through the lungs in the blood of man. Continue reading

Herring

Typical representatives of the nekton is the herring. It is well known that this fish has great commercial value. Until comparatively recently, it was promyshlyali in such large quantities that its price was very low, despite excellent taste and nutritional quality. In recent years, due to the sharp increase of the fishing fleet and introduction of intensive methods of production occurred overfishing. The number of herring in the oceans have decreased dramatically.

If in the future the intensity of the herring fishery will increase or even remain at current levels in the coming years, this valuable food fish will become a Museum rarity. Reduction of stocks of herring and concerned consumers and fishermen, but the first sounded the alarm scientists.

The appearance of the herring is well known to everyone, but it is unlikely that the layman can easily distinguish one kind of herring from another: the difference between them for the untrained eye to be insignificant. Species differences are not only in the details of the structure and the size of the fish, much deeper than they differ from each other in biology, numbers, distribution. Therefore, the fishery for mackerel fishes should be strictly subordinated to scientific data, to each type needs special approach. Continue reading

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Marine aquariums
Marine aquariums can be divided into several types, depending on the animals that inhabit coral reef, fish, mixed and thematic. Of course, the most memorable and prestigious, but at the…

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How do you sleep aquarium fish?
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…

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