Ick saltwater fish
Causes: the Causative agent of this disease is Cryptocarion irritans, which is a kind of analogue of the freshwater "ihti", parasitic on tropical marine fish. It looks similar to its…

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The variety of aquarium fish
What sizes, shapes and colors do not exist in nature among the inhabitants of the underwater world! To date there are over two thousand known species of fish, and how…

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Predatory and peaceful fish

Carnivorous (lat. Carnivora — “flesh-eating”) is a detachment of the placental mammals ( Mammalia ), consisting of sub-units dog-like family ( Caniformia ) and maskoobraznym ( Feliformia ). 11 modern families of prey contain about 270 species in 110 genera and are distributed almost worldwide. The vast majority of the squad are classic carnivores, hunting mainly vertebrates. Predatory sometimes is also divided into two groups that are very different from each other in their mode of life: terrestrial Carnivora ( Fissipedia ) and pinnipeds ( Pinnipedia )

Carnivora scientific name in Latin means “flesh-eating” and consists of two roots — caro (born. p. carnis ) ‘meat’ and vorare “devour, swallow”.

Many predatory eat not only meat. Bear ( Ursidae ) are opportunistic omnivores. some species such as the giant Panda and does specialize in plant nutrition. The small pandas, badgers, olingo, kinkajou, raccoons-Poloskov and raccoon dogs vegetarian food also makes up a significant, if not the main part of their menu. Continue reading

The Sevastopol marine aquarium

Group decorative landscape modeling Sevastopol marine aquarium professionally engaged in the creation of artificial landscapes for zoo – and water parks, aquarium and Museum exhibits. Our group also has extensive experience in the application of simulations of rocks, waterfalls, caves, ancient ruins, etc. for decorating the surrounding areas, walls, swimming pools and interior decoration.

Group decorative landscape modelling was established in 1994 to perform work on the creation of a new exposition at the reconstruction of one of the halls of the Sevastopol Marine Aquarium. In the result were designed and built scenery simulating landscapes of the habitats of animals, on display in the Aquarium.

During its existence (about 15 years) our group has implemented several major projects. These include the complex “the bears continent” in the Kiev zoo, where he created a simulated rocky landscape with waterfalls and a stream, and the exhibition “Karst cave” in the building of the Water information center in the Park downtown. Continue reading

Fish of the Black sea

The fish fauna of the Black sea is peculiar. The class of fishes that includes about 20 000 species, is divided into two sharply distinct branches — the cartilaginous and bony fish. In the Black sea are mainly of bony fish and only four cartilaginous family: cat sharks, prickly sharks, common stingrays and stingrays. Out of 167 species of sea fish of 37 species is primarily freshwater, 27 – 103 and brackish – marine. A significant part of the primary freshwater species that live in coastal lakes and river estuaries, can tolerate some salinization of water. Many of them (several species of herring, almost all servie fish, etc.) are semi-migratory and passage species, and some species are fully adapted to marine conditions of life.

Most of the group of brackish-water fishes of marine origin can withstand large desalination, and others (several species of gobies, etc.) live in fresh water. It is autochthonous relict species characteristic of the Ponto-Caspian basin. Their origin is connected with seas that filled the black sea geosyncline during the Neogene. In the third group — marine fish — can distinguish Continue reading

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