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Catfish Panda Corydoras panda

The Panda catfish is a loveable, friendly fish. Inhabits the upper Amazon river in the basin of the river Ucayali in Peru. Can live both in clean and turbid waters of streams and tributaries, often floats on the surface of the sandy bottom. In this region the rivers are fed by melt water flowing down from the snow-capped Andes, because the tetras hiding Panda accustomed to the rapid flow and relatively low temperature ( about 19 ° C).

The catfish on the body attractive figure with a combination of dark and light stripes, resembling the coloration of the giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) . which gave its name to the fish. This catfish is the best choice for a beginner, it is peaceful, hardy and easily kept and bred. Corydoras panda was very expensive and was in great demand when first appeared in the late 1970s. the popularity remains the same still, but now it has become much more accessible.

Panda catfish are Armored catfish – they have two rows of Horny scales along the body. The genus name is from the Greek words Cogu – and helmet Doras – skin. The fish has a dense and flattened laterally body with a high back. The upper and lower jaws of the mouth of the lower pair of antennae. The dorsal fin is bilobed, black, with transparent upper edge; in females — rounded, the male’s is pointed and longer. The other fins are yellowish. The body is orange-coricnevogo with wide black stripes around the eyes fish, and on the basis of the caudal fin.

Tetras hiding Pandas are omnivorous and will not give you much trouble in feeding. As foods it is possible to use specialised dry feed (pellets, flakes), and also can give live and frozen food – Tubifex, Daphnia, Artemia, bloodworm. Continue reading

Sea aquariums

Sea aquariums has recently become increasingly popular. In Europe and America marine aquarium, a phenomenon long familiar, and Russia, the level of development of the marine aquarium, a little ahead of Ukraine. Although, in fairness, it should be noted that the oldest existing public marine aquarium is located in Sevastopol.

Now, the presence of a marine aquarium at home or office likewise the statement that “life is good”.

To have a marine aquarium is prestigious and beautiful, and, finally, very, very interesting. Marine aquarium you can simply admire, and can be observed to the limit of detailed, complex and fascinating world of the coral reef.

But there are a number of factors that hinder the development of this area of the aquarium. And it’s not just a financial issue.

Although the creation of a marine aquarium is an expensive enterprise, but the main factor, in my opinion, is the lack of information on the merits. Tell friends about your desire to start a marine aquarium and you’ll probably hear something like: “But it’s so hard.”, “Here’s so-and-so did and, as a result, all fish died, corals are gone.” etc., This reaction is quite understandable. The unknown is always, to put it mildly, alarming. Continue reading

Carp – the carp species

Carp (fish), carpia, Korop, carp (Cypriuns carpio), fish herewith. Cyprinidae (see), characterized by little oblate body covered with large scales, a blunt rounded snout, and 4 thick tendrils and serrated on the rear edge of the third ray of the dorsal and anal fins. Found in rivers throughout Europe, Asia, and divorced in the North. America, also in the Azov, Black and CASP. seas at the mouth of the rivers; reached. length from 30 cm-1 m, rarely up to 1.5 m with a weight of 15-20, and up to 35 pounds. There are several varieties (Royal Hungarian K.). In Europe everywhere is bred in ponds where live 100 to 200 years, and feeds on vegetable and animal food.

Cyprinids (Cyprinidae), a family of bony otkratougolnah (Physostomi) fish. Numerous (up to 2 thousand species) members of this predominantly freshwater family are characterized by the absence of oral teeth, which is to soften food, there are several rows of teeth on ninepatch bones. Common everywhere except Rep. America, Australia and polar regions. Males during the breeding season are the so-called. marriage dress, reflected red or pink coloration. Many are commercial fish; to K. are: carp, carp, gudgeon, roach (roach, roach), tench, nase, bitterling, Sopa, vimba, bleak, Shemaiah, sabrefish. (Encyclopedic dictionary of Brockhaus and Efron).

Carp is the flagship of the family Cyprinidae. But first, we are not talking about him, and about his ancestor — the common carp. This river carp, or carp,is very beautiful. It is covered with unusually large dark Golden-yellow scales, which on the back of it, with a bluish tinge, and the belly lighter; it seems as if the Golden field he is all strewn carnations with copper hats. Continue reading

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