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
Before every novice aquarist that decided to save on diving and make your home a magical underwater world, the question is: marine aquarium or freshwater. On the one hand, freshwater aquarium is a simple and inexpensive maintenance, to keep it can not only fish, but also snails and even freshwater shrimp. However, Maritime aquarium at first sight striking in its beauty: fabulous fish and exotic corals and other creatures of the sea – to resist it is impossible. However, both of these aquariums have their advantages and disadvantages.
First, when making your choice, keep in mind that having a saltwater aquarium in your home costs 3-4 times more expensive. 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