GLASS CATFISH (Indian glass catfish, Kryptopterus bicirrhis; Cuvier et Valenciennes) — in length reaches 10 cm Its second name — som-Ghost — fish received for the transparency of his body. Visible skeleton and all internal organs. Body strongly elongate and flattened laterally. The dorsal fin is extremely small and is located immediately behind the head; below the head is deeply cut almost to the caudal fin extends continuously oscillating, crystal clear anal fin. In the reflected light of the fish glisten all colors of the rainbow, at the same time, remaining so transparent that through them are visible for the fish items.
In addition to transparency, the glass catfish is distinguished by a long anal fin, a pair of long antennae on the upper jaw, small dorsal fin (from one beam) and the position of the head body to the surface.
Glass catfish (Kryptopterus bicirrhis Cuvier u. Valenciennes) lives in South-East Asia, the Great Sunda Islands, Java, Sumatra and Borneo. Continue reading
Our nature is amazing and unpredictable. And sometimes her creations are so surprise that serious doubts arise as to the Earthly nature of their origin.
Whether it’s the Condor horrible or terrifying monsters from the ocean floor, they cause the interest of their being different from those animals to which we are accustomed.
First on the list of the most unusual animals is the grey monkey(called snub-nosed monkey). These monkeys live in Asia and southern China, and are also found in Myanmar and Vietnam. Very rare species, is under threat of total destruction, as it is hunted for local residents. An interesting feature of this monkey is considered to be the fact that during rain, this monkey sneezes constantly because of falling water in the nostrils.
The Shoe bill or Royal egret (Shoebill)
This looks like a stork, the bird has a funny beak that resembles a smile. This is a very large bird, the height of 1.2 meters. A characteristic feature of this bird that distinguishes it from all others is the location of the eye in front of the head, which gives her the opportunity to see the space. Continue reading
Today, many gardeners strive to create a beautiful pond on the site, but fill it with amazing fish . different types of which there are plenty. The fish pond is really a great option which allows you to make the garden more lively, bright and attractive. Colorful fish are not only surprising for its beauty, but also make the pond even more original. In addition, there is the practical side – the fish consume mosquito larvae and other insects, which makes the stay in the garden more relaxing and enjoyable.
However, before launching into the pond any fish . you need to get acquainted with all the nuances of this field. Any fish in the pond . regardless of its kind, always rather fanciful as to environment and food. Therefore, before you purchase any fish . you need to know about the conditions of their detention, feeding, and also about the features of each type of pond fish . Continue reading