About two thousand species of catfish inhabit the fresh water of the world. This is one of the most ancient fishes of the planet, their fossil remains discovered in sediments of the late Cretaceous period (70 million years ago).
One of the main signs is the lack of scales, often replaced by bone plates. Catfish are benthic nocturnal or crepuscular lifestyle. Among them are predators, but most species prefer detritus, vegetable foods, and benthic invertebrates. Aquarists contain up to 800 kgs, not including hybrid forms. Content are suitable for normal aquarium conditions: the stiffness of 6-12°, the temperature 22 to 26 °C. the acidity is neutral, with small deviations in one direction or another. Thanks to the cutaneous respiration, or the ability to breathe atmospheric air, most catfish are not picky to oxygen mode. Hoplosternum, for example, swallow the air, he popadat in the intestine and absorbed into the bloodstream through the dense network of capillaries. Continue reading
I still remember how in the childhood went with his parents to the zoo. I admired all the animals and I could stand for half an hour about cells. Very much I liked to observe the life of fauna. But the most loved were the cages with the lions(maybe it has something to do with the sign of the zodiac under which I was born) I. oddly enough, the fish tanks. I, as if spellbound, “stuck” to the cold glass and watched them non-separable.
And look at what it was. Large and small, of all colors and plain, sea and river… it seemed to Me then that fish is also looking at me. And that they somehow like it, I smiled and built “faces”. And after visiting the zoo constantly pestered to their parents: “Daddy, let’s buy home lion!”. The parents smiled and said in response: “Daughter, it is Grand and it will be quite cramped in our apartment.” I’m not lost: “And we’ll buy a small, pocket-lion!”. Poupesheva about 5 minutes and realizing that everything is useless, I switched to “villenkolonie” fish. “Well, at least one of gold and small-prés-a small aquarium”. Continue reading
Watching yesterday on TV contest “Eurovision -2011”. something was seriously disappointed, a shame for the power, the sixteenth place. Did not meet Alexei Vorobyov our hopes.
And like made well. Do not vote for Russia in Europe. This morning the mood is so-so. Well, I think, have animals to feed. Hungry, waiting.
Someone who likes dogs, someone who loves cats, and in our family as Pets live fish. Today photo hunting for Japanese carp and goldfish living in the pond near the house. I want to share with You. we’ll see. The fish ran to the pond in the month of August last year. They successfully passed the winter and spring we saw the fish grown and got stronger. Well, I fed the little pigs and the mood has improved. The best way to relieve stress I Recommend.
When we approach the pond, the fish begin to fuss and swam very close. Feel. what would you like Breakfast! Continue reading