What an amazing predatory fish monkfish?
Monkfish (Lophius piscatoris), or sea Scorpion, from the squad utilitycompany (Lophiiformes) has a repulsive appearance. He has a huge head, which is the half length of all fish, with big…

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Interesting facts about the Mediterranean sea
A cruise in the Mediterranean sea is very popular with tourists. This is an opportunity to visit several countries in one vacation. Here are some interesting facts about the Mediterranean…

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Goldfish in the pond

Goldfish (lat. Carassius auratus auratus) subspecies of the freshwater fish of the genus carp. Her ancestor was domesticated by the man in the VII century ad, and is one of the most popular aquarium fish, presented to a group of breeds of domestic aquatic animals, obtained as a result of centuries of hybridization and directional selection individuals with certain accidental characteristics, resulting from mutations. One of the obsolete naming all home and pond “goldfish” was “gold carp”, derived from General scientific systematic names, Carp.

History

The history of breeding goldfish Asia has at least a Millennium and originated from children’s hobby to collecting in which the housing was offered and developed in cages, in pens, in wells, in tubs and barrels for all small and medium animals — as the first kind of Pets at home. Continue reading

The structure of the pharynx, the feeding of fish.

The structure of the pharynx is also closely linked to feeding habits of fish. As indicated, the number and structure of Gill rakers may be very different — from a few small hard bumps predatory fish to a complex network of frequent rakers in silver carp — Hypophthalmichthys molitrix (Val.), litumelo planktonic algae. The mullets — Mugili – dae — muscular throat adapted for crushing lisovogo clump, consisting of detritus and vegetation. Some fish developed teeth on the pharyngeal bones. Some they are on top – and ninepatch bones, as, for example, wrasses — Labridae, or only ninepatch, as, for example, cyprinids — Cyprinidae.

Haeckel (1843) divides nizhnelomovskie teeth of cyprinid by the nature of the structure related to their function into four types:

1) hollowed — excavati, a type of Longhorn beetle,

2) chewing — mastic torii, a type of carp, Continue reading

Aquarium fish

Fish is one of the ancient groups of vertebrates living on Earth over 300 million years. They now inhabit most waters of the globe, despite the different conditions of existence in them. For a long period of evolutionary development and adaptation to life under different conditions has resulted in an extraordinary diversity of fish species.

In home aquariums usually contain a warm-water exotic fish. They have bright coloration, small size and habit of living at a stable temperature. Fish that do not tolerate temperatures below 18-20 degrees, are warm, but some time most of them may exist without much harm to themselves at lower temperatures.

Aquarium fish can live in the bottom layers of water, such as various catfish, in medium – size viviparous toothcarps. There are kinds of aquarium fish living in the upper layers of water. Depends on the shape of the aquarium to the content of specific fish species. Continue reading