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
Interested in your opinion – how to choose safe salmon, all adored the fish.
A few tips:
1. Do not buy fish with meat a bright pink color. Diet artificial fish defective, there is no shrimp and plankton, so the meat is pale.
2. Note the streaks in the Phil. If they are white, not bright pink, the dye was not used. If a fish’s little fins and red meat, so she was pumped full of dyes and growth stimulants.
Most often in fish stores buy pangasius and tilapia, because they are delicious and not very expensive. This fish brought to us from China and Vietnam – where its bred on small farms. So grown and salmon, Dorado, sea bass, sole, carp, pangasius, tilapia. Experts say that foreign products are not really fish. It can be compared to chicken-broiler. Artificial salmon are bred in special cages where the fish lives almost without movement, growth stimulants, give food with dyes, which give the meat a “dirty” color, and are pumped with antibiotics. Continue reading
Going on vacation to Egypt, it should be remembered that in the Red sea is home to many dangerous species of fish and shellfish and that your vacation turned into a nightmare, it is necessary to observe elementary safety rules.
One of the biggest predators – shark in the Red sea about thirty species. As a rule, sharks don’t attack people for no reason, not approaching the coast, but accidents still happen.
Very poisonous mollusk, the cone, seeing him, do not rush to grab hands. The venom of this marine life causes an immediate paralysis of the limbs, can occur stop breathing and anaphylactic shock. According to statistics, every third bite of the cone is lethal.
Starfish. Are about the size of one meter. It is beautiful, they have at their ends are sharp spikes. If you accidentally step on star, get a sharp prick and burning sensation. Continue reading