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Intellectuals with obnoxious character

Fish’s extensive collection of cichlids are one of the most interesting inhabitants of the aquarium. And this is connected not only with their beautiful coloring, but also with a very complex behavior.

Watching a pair of cichlids that build a nest for future spawning. Another thing is that in a fit of parental activity they dug up the soil and rip out all the plants and you will have to equip everything all over again… But I get bored with them you just do not have. Large species can grow up to two feet in length, and live in the aquarium up to 25 years. Small cichlids live less than 3-6 years.

Fish cichlids are complex.

The origin of aquarium cichlids

Because the family is quite numerous and widespread across the globe, aquarium cichlids come from different regions with different habitat conditions. In aquariums contain mostly American and African cichlids. The last occurs, for the most part, from three major African lakes: Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi. For each of the groups requires special conditions. Continue reading

The biggest catfish

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

“Veiltail” carp

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

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