Seahorse refers to ray-finned fish. Forms a genus in which there are 54 species. They live in shallow waters in tropical and subtropical marine waters worldwide. In the Pacific ocean are found from North to South America. In the Atlantic from Nova Scotia and further South. There is a colony at the mouths of the European rivers. For example, in the Thames. Three species live in the Mediterranean sea.
Body length varies from 1.5 to 35 cm External appearance resembles a chess knight. The skin is thin and stretched bony plates in the form of rings. Each type have their number of rings. The neck is flexible and well expressed. For seahorses is characterized by vertical rather than horizontal movement in the water. They tremble dorsal fin and pectoral fins behind the eyes.
This is the most slow swimming fish in the world. Their top speed is 2-1,5 km/h. Caudal fin not. These bad swimmers most of the time are stationary, hooked prehensile tails for marine vegetation. Snout long and tubular end stigma. It works like a pipette, drawing the food along with water. Eyes have the ability to move, independently from each other. Continue reading
This section is dedicated to aquarium fish . For those who want to have beautiful pet, but loves peace and quiet, the best option is to buy aquarium fish, and can be several. The great variety of breeds will allow to choose those Pets which You enjoy the most – from large and brightly colored and small, grey and inconspicuous. Caring for them would require minimal and, as a rule, the aquarium does not take up much space, so often aquarium fish give birth to even those owners who can’t boast an excess of free time and square meters in the apartment.
However, in recent years it has become fashionable and prestigious to install large aquariums at the offices of major institutions, business centers, trade halls, restaurants, banks etc. the fact of the existence of the aquarium, talks about the fashionableness, the solidity of the institution, that the owners care about both the beauty of the room in which you installed the aquarium and about the psychological condition of its customers, visitors, partners. Continue reading
These prickly predators lurk among the rocks, under the seaweed, and, like all bottom fish, change color to the color of their environment, can quickly lighten or darken depending on light conditions. Hide the Scorpion and numerous outgrowths, spikes and leathery tentacles that transforms her into one of the stones is covered with marine vegetation. Therefore, it is difficult to notice, and she relies on his “invisible” presence that floats (or rather, flies away like a bullet from a gun!) only if you approach it closely. Sometimes you can even touch – but this is exactly what not to do – that’s enough! Interesting, lying on the surface of the water and breathing through a tube, watch the Scorpion fish hunting…
The wounds from the spikes Scorpion fish cause burning pain, the injections is red and swollen, then malaise, fever, and your stay is for a day or two interrupted. If you have suffered from thorns ruff – contact your doctor. Wounds should be treated, as ordinary scratches. Continue reading