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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Valuehost (Carassius auratus)
A distant ancestor of the goldfish - common goldfish that live in marshy lakes and ponds in East Asia. Distinctive features Body length up to 20 cm rounded Body, with…

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Mutually beneficial relationship of the deep sea

Like many animals living on land, the denizens of the deep need in each other. These bright yellow fish offer their services to many beings sharing their marine habitat.

Sea turtle, that serve fish-shiners or yellow zebrasoma. Photo: Doug Perrine

In the photos, made famous 59-year-old photographer-naturalist Arcs by Perrin (Doug Perrine) near the Hawaiian Islands, depicts a sea turtle, that serve these fish-shiners or yellow zebrasoma (Zebrasoma flavescens).

Sea turtles, like other inhabitants of the seas, you must regularly clean yourself from fungi, different organisms, harmful parasites or algae settling on them. However, they can’t do it yourself, so use the services of these bright yellow fish.

Fish-the cleaner can easily cope with this problem. For some fifteen minutes, it is fully possible to clean the tortoise shell. — Both parties benefit from such relationships, says the photographer, — One finds food, the other gets rid of the algae that had settled on her armour, and the armour makes it more streamlined. Continue reading

Marine aquarium and marine aquarium

Portrait Krylatov the mass consciousness of the part of the public aquarium, which has so far avoided a direct clash with the sea, entrenched two extreme view on the sea aquarium. The first one is insanely difficult and scary. The second is the amount of salt dissolved in water can not change anything seriously. However, as always, lies somewhere in the middle and is similar to the following:

Marine aquarium itself isn’t much more complicated freshwater. Both can be practiced at the elementary level, and climbing up into the jungle.

Marine aquarium is fundamentally different from freshwater and freshwater mechanical transfer of concepts, skills and techniques in the marine aquarium leads to fatal consequences.

A saltwater aquarium requires much more powerful, complex and expensive equipment, more complicated and expensive materials than freshwater. Continue reading