Fish enliven the garden pond: for their graceful movements interesting to watch. The role of fish in maintaining the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the water is usually exaggerated, while the benefits they offer by eating mosquito larvae, it is difficult to overestimate. However, the presence of fish in the pond is desirable, but not necessary, since usually little impact on maintaining the purity of water.
When choosing fish, primarily guided by the size of your pond. If you are not strapped for cash, you might want to purchase expensive and beautiful koi. Unfortunately, these fish need special conditions – the surface area of the pond not less than 7.5 square metres and a depth of at least 1.2 m. At the other end of the scale are hardy and unassuming goldfish and shubunkin who are able to live with any, even very tiny pond – it is necessary only to ensure that in winter the surface water is not delayed by ice for a long time. Between koi and goldfish is Golden Orff, which required a pond with a surface area of at least 4 sq. m.
Another important consideration is visibility. Motley shubunkin and black telescopes spectacular aquarium, but in a pond they are lost. Better to populate the pond with bright white, yellow, orange and red fish. The most suitable for this is the movable gold zolotarivka and Orpah, because they always stick at the water surface. Continue reading
Want to know where was the biggest catfish caught? Then read on this fascinating material, which we have prepared especially for you.
Everyone knows that the largest creatures on our earth are marine inhabitants. But this does not mean that fresh water can not boast of their giant representatives. River giants have long been commonplace for the modern man. Catch one of the river dwellers will be able to provide a delicious meal the whole family for a few days. It is first and foremost about soms. This wonderful fish has become a familiar inhabitant of reservoirs of Russia and CIS countries. But the major representatives soms were seen and other countries.
The biggest catfish man-eating
Few people know that catfish possess limitless power. There were cases, when starved fish could flip the fishing boats and attack fishermen. Sometimes it happens that soma attacked the washing of water bodies of women, literally snatching them from the hands of underwear. Such aggressive behavior of the catfish, in fact, it is not surprising, because it is the only large predators that live in rivers. Continue reading
In recent years, and especially in the last two years, there has been increased attention of buyers to this specific form of koi carp as a “veiltail” carp. Its other names – “Ghost”, “butterfly”, “Voile”, “dragon” and so on. In our newsletter we decided to devote special attention to this specific form of carp.
In order to properly “place” such an interesting fish to a buyer, it is worth to mention the problem of its origin. Traditionally it is believed that the “veil” carp is a hybrid of a goldfish, especially comets, carp and traditional koi different variations.
We do not know reliably, what is the situation in Ukraine and on the territory of the Russian Federation known positive experiments of this crossing. However, to receive the intelligible F2 generation of such offspring is impossible, the fish loses the specific characteristics of the species, externally, it’s not like the “veil” of carp, lose the mustache, “leaves” in carp and gets symptoms of degeneration. There are also quite a scientific concept of the origin of the veiltail forms within species through a long process of breeding selection. However, it suffers from incompleteness – the real “veil” carp in the dynamics of its development resembles the traditional carp, the development and selection forms must remind razvijenog. Continue reading