Catfish: aquarium species

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

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

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