The Cretan aquarium. Among the inhabitants of the depths of the Mediterranean
One of the largest European aquariums, CRETAquarium of Crete is located to the East of Heraklion, between the resorts of Kato Gouves and Kokkini Hani. Visiting the aquarium is an…

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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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Types of aquarium filters

Assuming that novice aquarists often have trouble with choosing the right filter for the aquarium, we present the most popular filter for small and large aquariums.

Internal filter

Internal filters are the most simple. They should be placed inside the aquarium and fixed to the glass suction cups or special hooks. Water is absorbed in the lower part of the filter passes through the filter element, which is used as a foam or synthetic cotton wool, and then released at the top of the filter. Emerging jet is directed at the surface of water in the tank and thereby effectively enriches the water with oxygen. This type of filter is recommended for all aquariums. The extent of their advancement this filter may, in addition to mechanical filtration of water, and contain a biological filter.

Currently gaining popularity cascading filters. The filter is attached to the outside of the aquarium. Here the container with filter cartridge is located outside the vessel. In the middle of the water is pumped from the aquarium through the intake manifold to the filter. Continue reading

Catfish catfish clingy or clingy

In General, large catfish and Remora are most inclined to free life, often travel without assistance. Many small catfish live almost hopeless Remora, sucker, mouth in whales, sharks, manta rays, and again between the gills of sharks Macedonia and other large fish.

Columbus in 1494 and set anchor off the coast of Cuba, seen catfish hunt with the hangers on the turtles. In our days this hunt with “hunting fish” described by many researchers. Catfish adhesion to the custom of the fishermen of Torre owl Strait, South China, Venezuela, Cuba, Mozambique and Zanzibar. Catch any fish, even sharks, but mainly sea turtles. And the aborigines of Australia hunted with clingy catfish and dugongs.

Start with the fact that they catch in the sea catfish Remora. Then he pierce a hole in the tail, pass through a long thin rope and tightly tie it around the tail. The second, shorter, the twine is passed through the mouth and gills of catfish Remora. So two “moorings” and towed catfish Remora at the side of the Shuttle. Continue reading

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

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