Almost all members of the family of catfish unpretentious, so they are recommended even for beginner aquarists. But still some features to care for them.
In a group of catfish includes more than 200 species of fish, but in the aquarium you can hold not all members of this family. This is due to the physiological characteristics of individual species.
Some catfish in adulthood reach an impressive size, so they begin to pose a danger to small inhabitants of the aquarium. In addition, there are breeds which differ quite aggressive in nature, so they too are not suitable for keeping with other fish.
Popular species of catfish
Of course, you can only breed catfish, but the majority of aquarists prefer to choose peaceful members of this large family that they get along with other Pets.
The most popular species suitable for aquarium rearing are: Continue reading
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
Quote: “Who wants to live must fight. And who doesn’t want to resist in this world
eternal struggle, he has no right to life”.
Dear reader, this article focuses on the predators freshwater aquarium. Online wanders a lot of tall tales on the subject, to the extent that Angelfish is fierce predators of the aquarium.
Therefore, before to lay out our selection of predatory fish, let us define the concepts.
All animals can be divided into carnivores and herbivores:
CARNIVOROUS – those who feed exclusively on meat.
HERBIVORES are those who eat only plants.
Now it is worth noting the fact that in nature is very rare to find a PREDATORY ANIMAL that eats only meat. For example, cats! Cats are predators, but all the happy owners of Barsik and Murzik know that their Pets love to chew grass and house plants.
Same situation is with fish. In a huge aquarium the Kingdom very hard to find “fish masueco”. Perhaps that would not. Do not renounce, but in the diet of all aquarium fishes includes both plant and animal food.
From the above we can conclude – PREDATORY AQUARIUM FISH in the true sense of the word does not exist. Speaking of chasnosti fish most likely appropriate the word aggression. But aggression has its own trick question – after all, even guppies exhibit intraspecific aggression, although predators they by no means pull. Continue reading