Encyclopedia of aquarium - fish tanks, plants, care, feeding, keeping and breeding aquarium fish
My aquarium fishes - a complete version of the electronic encyclopedia aquarist in Russian. Detailed, colorfully illustrated guide that will be extremely useful to all beginning hobbyists and experienced enthusiasts…

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The food chain, Sea
"Natural systems" - Global. The continents and oceans. Zonal natural complexes. Savannah. The natural areas. Climate. Taiga. Major. The lower part of the atmosphere. Flora. The Arctic desert. "Component"-in translation…

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Marine aquarium

MARINE AQUARIUM, a vessel for keeping marine animals and plants. Is usually large in size (200 litres), as its inhabitants usually larger than the inhabitants of freshwater aquariums.

Compared to freshwater marine aquarium is more time-consuming in use, since the secret of the successful maintenance of marine fish is the maintenance of conditions corresponding to their natural habitat. Often contain well-dressed inhabitants of tropical coral reefs. It is interesting to contain cold-water marine life. Such an aquarium should be in the summer especially cool.

Sea water is prepared artificially by division or from commercially available ready mixes for marine aquariums. It must have a salinity of 30-35‰, pH of 8.0 to 8.4, temperature depending on the content types. You need a constant control of temperature, pH, density (measured by hydrometer) and water salinity. Most dangerous is the accumulation of toxins in the water due to protein contamination. To combat protein contamination need a strong filtration system and water reclamation, as well as weekly substitution is not less than a quarter of the fresh water well preferirana water of the same density. The destruction of proteins contribute to aquarium lighting UV lamps and ozonation of water. Primenjajutsja special tools — catchers protein. Continue reading

The most amazing inhabitants of the water depths of the world

1. Fish-drop

One of the most remarkable inmates of the depths. Her look is so not attractive, and bizarre. As a rule, fish-drop lives at depths of 600-800 meters. There were also instances that prefer more extreme depths, namely 1,200 meters.

Prefer to live off the coast of Australia and Tasmania.

This fish is endangered. It is very actively caught and sold by fishermen. Of course, not palatability attract customers, and its unusual appearance.

The fish-drops no muscles, it is composed entirely of a gelatinous mass which density is close to water. It is this anatomical feature allows fish to swim at great depths without spending a large amount of energy.

This fish eats everything that floats by. Generally, its diet consists of molluscs and various.

2. Sea urchin

Some of the oldest animals. They inhabit the Earth more than 500 million years. Today there are about a thousand species of sea urchins. They are divided into two large groups, called: right and wrong. Continue reading

Popular fishing

Venezuela is one of the best and most visited places for sport fishing in the world. Here is a great opportunity, both for marine and for freshwater fishing.

Freshwater fishing

Based on the opinions of most anglers, the best fishing occurs in Venezuela on lake Guri. Lake Guri is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world (about 175 km long and 48 km wide). It appeared in the construction of a dam on the river Caroni, a tributary of the great Orinoco. Favorable ecological situation and perfect conditions for fish to have made this place very popular among fishing enthusiasts from all over the world. Of special interest on the lake is fishing in a strong and aggressive tropical peacock bass pavón (average specimen weighs about 5 kg) and predatory fish Paru – distant relative of the piranha that inhabit the Amazon and Orinoco.

Another popular fishing spot in Venezuela is located in the district of waterfalls ARIMA (river Paragua), in the state of Bolivar in South-East of the country. Here you catch Paro and Aymara. It was here that they caught the largest specimen of Para (weight was 17.8 kg) and thus set a world record IGFA. The best time for fishing is from January to may. Continue reading