Carp. Types of carp. Record-breaking carp.
Class: ray-finned fish Order: Cypriniformes Family: Carp Gender: Carp Dorsal fin long, pharyngeal teeth single-row. The body high with the thick back, moderately compressed from sides. Scales large and smooth…

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Preparations for the care of water in the garden pond
Algae is a natural part of any body of water, including garden ponds. As one of the most important parts of the food chain, they are the basis of life…

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Preparations for the care of water in the garden pond
Algae is a natural part of any body of water, including garden ponds. As one of the most important parts of the food chain, they are the basis of life…

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Aquarium fish catfish

This species belongs to the family of Armored catfish, Callichthyidae or Kalligrafie This family is included in the squad SOMO-shaped (Siluriformes). Members of the family — small fish that live in the waters of southern

The distinguishing characteristic of this family of two rows careerealism bone plates on the sides of the body. Records act as a kind of carapace – which is a good kind of protection from enemies, predators.

Around small mouth armored catfishes placed three pairs of small antennae. Do aquarium catfish swimming bladder is arranged difficult, it also fulfils partly the function of the lungs. Because of this fish from time to time rise in the aquarium to the water surface and take a breath.

Aquarium fish catfish

Homeland — South America (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay).

Catfish

be contained in domashnih conditions since the second half of the nineteenth century to the present day have a well-deserved popularity.

The body length of fish 5-8 cm catfish males are smaller and slimmer than females. The front part of the body of the catfish is wide, the back tapers from the sides to the caudal fin. The back is convex, the abdomen, especially in males, flat. Coloring of the back and sides are olive or grayish-brown, abdomen yellowish. Body and fins with large spots pokrytiem. The male’s dorsal fin, pointed, and the female has a rounded appearance. After the dorsal fin closer to the tail, there is a small adipose fin. Almost all fish armoured catfish . are on the sides of the bony plates and barbels near the mouth.

For breeding fish take a female and two males, deposited them in a small aquarium(8-10 l) pristovnik. To stimulate spawning of fresh water was added, the necessary aeration and lower temperatures in the spawning at 1-2 °C. Spawning is very unusual . The female lubricates the milk of a male, which she gathers in the mouth the prepared substrate (which is a well-lit area of the aquarium glass or the leaves of plants). Then the female begins to migrate on the substrate of the eggs that spawns in small portions, several eggs and keeps ventral fins folded pinch. Thus fertilized almost all eggs. After spawning the fishes are removed from the aquarium and raise the water temperature by 2-3 °C. Spawned and fertilized eggs develop slowly, the fry begin to vyklevyvajutsja at the end of the second week. They eat small food, which sinks to the bottom. Bred by aquarists and veiltail albino form of the catfish. Veiltail catfish have large fins and the characteristic albino red eyes and light coloration (white or yellowish-white).

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The inspection found the cause of mass death of fish in the Nikolaev reservoirs
From 11 to 19 June this year, the State ecological inspection in the Nikolaev area repeatedly documented fish kills in the rivers the southern bug, Ingul and the Bugsky estuary.…

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