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Our unique Black sea

Our city Odessa is located on the best sea in the world. There are living animals that can’t cause great harm, it’s just not natural cataclysms.

Lovingly the black sea washes the shores of Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Georgia. It is connected with other seas through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles and the sea of Azov – Kerch Strait.

Our sea is not too big (in the world), but that is not the last place. With a total area of 422 000 km from North to South the sea stretches for 580 km and from East to West 1150 km, the biggest depth – 2210 m, the average – 1240 m.

The length of the coast around the Black sea – 3400 km Into the sea fall into 3 major rivers: the Danube, Dniester, Dnieper.

Known than the Black sea?

First, one of its exclusive feature is the total absence of life at depths greater than 150-200 m (although there are a few anaerobic bacteria), due to the fact that at this depth the water is saturated with hydrogen sulphide. Continue reading

Viviparous fish

Viviparous fish are among the most popular aquarium fish species. Earned its popularity because of the ease of breeding in aquariums, even without any special conditions. Main popular representatives of the species: guppies, swordtails, and platys mollienesia. Due to the ease of breeding, viviparous fish have been widely disseminated among breeders. They are called viviparous, because they don’t spawn and immediately throw the fry, they develop the female in the abdomen after fertilization by the male of the female. Other viviparous fish kept in aquariums more often. They are less popular because of the modest color or bad habits — excessive aggressiveness or jednosti.

Sex differences viviparous:

Anal fin of females have fan-shaped. Anal fin of the male has the appearance of a twig (gonopodium) and can rotate in all directions.

Mosquitofish. A male and female.

Conditions viviparous fish:

Almost all types of viviparous fish will be suitable tank volume 100 litres, planted with aquatic plants. Some viviparus, for example mollienesia, doing a good job with small growths of algae on the plants, thereby helping us in cleaning and maintaining an aquarium. But there are those types of viviparous fish that don’t mind to eat some plants, especially tender leaves. Continue reading

Popular marine aquarium fish

Clowns

clown fish

Some of the most popular among fans — the family Pomacentridae. This reef inhabitants of subtropical and tropical seas. Look these fish are thick and sturdy, they have a very bright color. But a real favorite of aquarists is a clown fish due to its small size and high resistance to harmful factors and diseases. It draws the family and its unusual behavior. For example, a clown fish can coexist with poisonous polyps. The reasons for this cohabitation still remains a mystery to scientists.

Clown and anemone form a symbiotic relationship. At first the fish allows itself a little sting, and then produces a protective substance and lives near poisonous

clowns in anemones

polyp without fear of predators. The clown “cares” for his Actinia, removing remnants of food, mellowing, water and even attracting other animals to food to the polyp. So anemone and clown fish provide mutual protection and benefit. The clownfish eats zooplankton and algae.

Another amazing present to view orange amphiprion. It is a bright fish in a large orange and white stripes. In one pack there is always only one breeding pair and several smaller males. They are not able to reproduce and still not clear of their role. Continue reading

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