Big catfish weigh over a hundred pounds, and fish weighing thirty to forty pounds are not uncommon.
There are people the idea that som fish dirty, eats only carrion. No, catfish is a predator. Yes any and its main prey — fish. Do not hesitate to take it and frogs, leeches, crayfish and river shells, with pleasure eats any animals trapped in the water. Often had to meet som floating birds in the stomach. Although likely, the fish were caught by hunters wounded weakened birds. But on any other river you will hear stories about the huge predators living here in this concrete pit and simply packs feeding domestic geese and ducks.
Beginning with the warming water catfish actively feed on fish, especially the ROE ceiling. Thus, reward yourself for a long post.
A predator usually hunts from an ambush without attacking actively, as perch or pike, and just sucks in the little thing swirling around it. It is equipped with magnificent control devices — mustache. Thanks to them he can find food and darkness, and even in very dirty water. And if it does reciprocos, lightning-fast and very short, never the pursuit of prey after a miss. Continue reading
Catfish has a long body with rounded front, compressed laterally, and with a rear-naked with a large number of mucous glands and soft skin. Large fish head compressed, the eyes are small and close to the occipital part.
The catfish has a big mouth. the lower jaw exceeds the upper in length and slightly curled up. On the jaws there is a huge amount metkovich teeth. Is a pair of long whiskers on the upper lip, two pairs of short – on the chin.
Body colour black catfish on your back turns into dirty white on the belly. There is a small feature, the slower the flow in the habitat of the fish, the darker its color.
Another characteristic feature of the soma can be called the dorsal fin. It is very short and rather strongly shifted to the head. In most reservoirs the size of the fish up to five feet in length with a weight up to fifty pounds.
The soma area in Russia serve as basins of the Neva (Ladoga, Ilmenite and lake Onega), Kuban, Dnieper, Terek, don, Ural and Volga. This fish cannot be found in Levitanovskoy the pool and in the upper reaches of the rivers. Continue reading
The archipelago of Raja Ampat in West Papua – the heart of the “coral triangle”, the epicenter of the coral growth in the oceans. It is from these places the majority of coral species of the planet, ocean currents carry their eggs throughout the Pacific Ocean, creating new coral populations in tropical waters with suitable conditions. 75% percent of the total number of coral species on the planet occur here. It is not surprising that the underwater gardens of Raja Ampat is perhaps best seen in my diving career. Their preservation in their original form contributes to the lack of advanced civilization in the nearby regions of West Papua still is home to some of the most traditional cultures, the activity of which does not cause much harm to the environment. The tropical waters of Raja Ampat support the greatest species diversity in the oceans – more than 4,000 species of fish and marine animals, including unique species of macro-world and the largest fish on the planet – whale sharks (meet with which here, however, is very difficult). To reach the archipelago you can Continue reading