Catfish-the Changeling (Synodontis nigriventris)
Prevails in the regions: the basin of the Congo
Body length: 10 cm
Food: carnivorous fish
Habitat: fresh water
Catfish-shifter, or synodontis nigriventris, belongs to the family mochokidae. The homeland of this species is Africa, and to meet him in the natural environment, it is necessary to visit the Congo basin. Shifters reach a length of 10 cm inhabit fresh water and belong to the group of predatory fish.
In Europe the catfish-the shapeshifter first appeared relatively recently – in 1950 in Amsterdam. In our days the activity of this species, both in captivity and in natural conditions, are poorly understood. Continue reading
In the markets of Kiev sell amazing varieties of frozen fish
Walking through food markets of Kyiv, it is impossible not to pay attention to the diversity of species of frozen fish sold on the open points. There is a range around the world, ranging from herring and hake and ending with tuna, womera, seaweed and caviar.
Fantasy fish sellers will not leave indifferent person a little razbirauschegosya varieties of ocean fish and fish aquaculture production.
Among the many species first catch the eye: blue hake, Royal hake, silver hake, shrimp, sea catfish, and of course fish elephant.
Now let’s try to decipher what is hidden under these trade names invented by creative sellers of fish.
Let’s start with the diversity of Chekov. In nature is found many species of hake European hake (hake) – Merluccius merluccius, silver hake M. bilinearis, Cape M. capensis. Pacific – M. productus. Chilean M. gayi. new Zealand – M. australis. the Argentine M. hubbsi. M. senegalensis Senegalese. and M. angustimanus. M. albidus. M. polii. M. paradoxus . Continue reading
In recent years it has become fashionable and prestigious dacha or cottage on a plot to equip a pond. Of course the owner of this pond I want to breathe new life into them. The simplest solution is to run them in fish. And then the question arises, – what?
Categories of fishes can be divided into two types – decorative and domestic.
To include ornamental goldfish and koi carp. Goldfish is relatively small. Grow up to 30 cm koi can grow up to 60-80 cm unfortunately, not every breed of goldfish perfect for a pond. In open water may be in the breed, so called, the long-bodied fish. This is comet, shubunkin, simple gold fish (without rocks).
It makes no sense to buy expensive breed koi. It will fit the standard red and white colouring.
The only rule for ornamental fish is quarantine. Quarantine is done in order to reveal diseases. It should take place in the aquarium and should last at least two weeks. All types of ornamental pond fish bred in Asia and have many diseases. Continue reading