Recently we were at the dacha longtime friend of the family Valeria. Celebrating the birthday of: food, guests, fun – all of the people. But most of all I remember this cottage is a small pond in the pond are blooming white lilies, floating fish, as it turned out a very smart fish. Ring the bell – sail, stick the muzzle out of the water, open their mouths, asking for food. As said Valery – this is a common goldfish, which many are kept at home in aquariums.
The relatives of the goldfish goes regular carp. Less thoroughbred aquarium species even look different maybe color, and crucian carp. For the maintenance in a pond and these work best: the more the appearance of fish close to the natural form, the fish is more tenacious and strong. Most often such breeds as the comet and shubunkin – with an elongated body shape, without bulging eyes, but with bright spots on the body. These fish are perfectly at home in cool water and faster will be able to sail away in case of danger.
In recent years, also the common inhabitants of suburban ponds become Japanese colorful koi, they are sometimes confused with Golden. To distinguish from young crucian carp is very simple, Karpov on the muzzle have short antennae. When buying keep in mind that these large fish can live far from each pond. And often, their successful content requires considerable physical and monetary investment. Continue reading
The China red crucian (Carassius)
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Gold, or Chinese, crucian carp (Carassius auratus) found in the wild in Korea, China and Japan. This crucian carp in nature has a Golden hue, especially in shallow, well warmed by the sun waters.
Of all aquarium fish, goldfish have the longest history. Goldfish, a domesticated form of the Golden carp was first bred in China over 1500 years ago, where these, taking advantage of the variability of carp in coloration and in the shape of the body, engaged in the culture of ornamental carp. Goldfish bred in garden ponds and reservoirs in the estates of the nobility and wealthy people. It was the first time goldfish imported in the mid-eighteenth century. Currently widespread many varieties of goldfish.
Main color of body and fins reddish-Golden, the back is darker than the abdomen. Other types of coloring: pale pink, red, white, black, black-blue, yellow, dark bronze, fiery red. The body of a gold fish is elongated, slightly compressed laterally. In ponds goldfish can grow up to 35 cm, but in a normal aquarium its size is much smaller. To distinguish males from females monolist during the spawning season. Then the female has a rounded abdomen, while the males have pectoral fins and the gills there are a white “rash”. Continue reading
It is considered that only the southern tropical sea full of dangerous for human beings and there only should be used with caution. However, in the Russian moderate climate meet the inhabitants of the waters, meeting with which should be avoided. One danger ascribes only a popular rumor, but with other really better not to meet.
The great raft spider, or the spider-hunter (Dolomedes plantarius), living along the banks of rivers, lakes and swamps is actually on the verge of extinction, so meeting with him is unlikely. In Russia, the spread of Western-Palearctic species of this family of spiders, mainly living in the Samara region and the Republic of Karelia. The size of females plantarius can reach 25 mm. the Spiders are hunters able to dive and move quickly through the water. They feed mainly on insects, but can attack young fish and tadpoles. For humans the bite of plantaris painful, the pain may persist for several weeks, but a lethal danger to humans, the spider is not.
Folk people call the hair-worm, that live in open water, Russia, horsehair, living in water and capable of penetrating the human body, usually through the heel, while bathing. Once under the skin, horsehair allegedly moving towards the heart, causing unbearable pain and itching of the skin. Remove it from telecities impossible. Actually for a person hair quite harmless: Continue reading