Why aquarium fish?
The aquarium hobby is a pretty popular hobby. But why? What are people in slippery allowed, which it is impossible to pet and hug that you can not play, and…

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Marine aquarium fish. The Council
Marine aquarium fish have become today a subject of interest to avid hobbyists, they make a welcome exoticism in a city apartment. Now you can relax on the shore of…

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Selection of fish for a small aquarium

Picking up the fish in small aquariums up to 50 litres, should heed some advice from experienced aquarists. Buying your favorite fish, be sure to ask what size reaches the adult stage, because sometimes the small occupant of the home pond maybe in time turn into a large predator.

A good combination for a small aquarium can be considered a combination of fish: 5 platies, catfish Ancistrus – 3 individuals, 10 neons, 5 swordtails. Also nice to get Remora 3 catfish, 2 angelfish, 4 mossy of Mahseer. The optimum and such a combination: 3 swordsman, 5 Zebra fish, 2 spotted catfish, guppies 10. What kind of fish to buy, everyone decides for himself, and not necessarily on the above list – as long as they can peacefully coexist. The optimum number of fish determined based on the fact that 1 individual length of 5-7 cm had 3-5 liters of water.

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Care for the pond in the fall

With the advent of autumn, there is still one concern — well to clear the pond. And start should start with plants that can freeze during a frost type of water lilies. If the depth of the pond greater than 1 m and decreases steadily during the winter, aquatic plants need to survive. However, the condition of their successful wintering — preliminary purification from rot and shield of all […]

With the advent of autumn, there is still one concern — well to clear the pond. And start should start with plants that can freeze during a frost type of water lilies .

If the depth of the pond greater than 1 m and decreases steadily during the winter, aquatic plants need to survive. However, the condition of their successful wintering — preliminary purification from rot and cover all parts under water. Continue reading

Whales in the Black sea

I was introduced to reader’s letter “Change” V. Karataeva from Voronezh. He writes to the editor: “. In the fall I was vacationing on the black sea coast. Ya big fan of fishing, made friends there with an old fisherman. Once he told me, among other things, that in the Black sea were the whales. But he no details about it does not know. After returning home, I mentioned this fact to my friends in the shop, and I was scoffed at. I ask the editors to help me figure out if there was an old fisherman.”

I remembered that I had read something similar in one of the old magazines.

Indeed, reviewing the magazine “Nature and hunting”, who edited a well-known ichthyologist L. P. Sabaneyev, I found in the may book for 1880 the note, “the Capture of a whale in the Black sea”.

Here are some quotes from it: “In “Novorossiysk Telegraph” reported from Batum the following details of the capture of a whale in the Black sea. Continue reading