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TOP 10 most popular aquarium fish species

For anybody not a secret that the home aquarium is not a cheap pleasure. Today many fans of home waters do not spare money on beautiful and safe decoration, expensive fish, aquariums and more. We offer to your attention the TOP 10 most popular types of pet fish in 2011.

Let’s start with one of the most famous fish – parrot fish. This fish got its name due to the resemblance of the beak on your bird. Many varieties and colors of marine parrots even more emphasize their analogy with parrots-birds. Its powerful beak for crushing corals, in search of the small invertebrate that fish eat parrot. Most of the sand near coral reefs is the result of the search for food of this fish. Having pinched off a piece of coral, parrot fish, crushes his powerful jaws, eating invertebrates, calcium and spitting the debris out.

Our next fish with a very unusual name surgeon fish . After the release of the animated film “finding Nemo”, children call these fish “Dory fish”. “Dori” belongs to the family Hirurgiya fish, which have sharp retractable small plate near the caudal fin, used for protection.Guiding your “scalpel” in the direction of the enemy they, therefore, attempt to get rid of the conflict. This is a very beautiful coral fish, mainly feeding on algae. Some representatives of the numerous “surgical” family eat plankton and detritus. Continue reading

The most interesting and large aquariums in the world

The aquarium in Atlanta, USA

The Georgia aquarium (Georgia Aquarium), the largest aquarium in the world, located in the U.S. city of Atlanta. Opened in 2005, the total volume of water in the tanks of the aquarium – with more than 32,000 cubic meters.

The Oceanarium is divided into 60 thematic sections which are home to around 120,000 sea creatures, belonging to more than 500 different species.

The most interesting inhabitants of the aquarium of Georgia can be considered as four huge whale sharks, two Beluga whales and two manta rays.

The aquarium has not only closed reservoirs, but the reservoirs where the inhabitants can touch, for example, a small pond with stingrays.

The aquarium in Atlanta is not only a scientific and educational institution, but also a serious research centre, where scientists study marine life.

The aquarium in Okinawa, Japan

The aquarium is the Okinawa churaumi aquarium (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium) is one of the largest aquariums in the world, opened in 2002, on the Japanese island of Okinawa. A Japanese aquarium is the second largest in the world, after the aquarium in the U.S. city of Atlanta. Continue reading

The denizens of the deep

What is life in the dark, deprived of light the depths of the ocean? The deeper one penetrates into the sea the daylight is, the faster it weakens. A traveler in the depths of the ocean V. Beebe writes that the water in the upper 50 m green color, at the depth of 60 m is greenish-blue or blue-green, 180 m in her clear blue color, at 300 m is a weak blackish-blue. Even at a depth of 580 m Bib caught the last traces of light. Various devices with photographic plates, and more precisely with the help of photomultiplier cameras detected that the light penetrates into the ocean to a depth of 1500 m. Deeper no devices it not get it. But animals and deeper 1500 m. They exist here in complete darkness, in which only here and there the glimmer of ghostly lights cold “living light”. Even on the biggest depth of about 11 thousand m — you can find animals. At this depth, they feel a tremendous pressure.

Life on the sea bottom at a depth of 3-5 m In the center — luminous brittle star hitching a ride, a spider crab and cancer munidopsis. For them. — animals leading a sedentary lifestyle, sea feathers. Top left — red crustacean shrimp. Continue reading

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