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Popular marine fish for reef aquariums

In this article we give a list of the most popular fishes for marine and reef aquariums.

Fish-surgeons ( Acanthuridae ). Got its name due to the razor-sharp spikes on the end of the caudal fin. These spines are used for protection of the territory and protection. Surgeons prefer vegetarian food, so their diet needs to add seaweed. The life cycle is 2-3 years.

The Triggerfish ( Balistidae ). So named because of its unusual ability to cling to its dorsal fin behind cover so that to get them is not possible. Triggerfish have sharp, protruding teeth. Feed on marine invertebrates. The life cycle is about 4 years old.

Kusovky, or fish balls ( Ostraciidae ). Fish is not for beginners. It got its name for the appearance, resembles a box. It should be noted that in case of danger, or stress kusovky secrete toxins. The life cycle is 2 to 4 years.

Angelfish ( Pomacanthidae ). Highly sought after by aquarists. An incredibly beautiful fish, however, it is very difficult to contain. Angels are very sensitive to any changes in water parameters and extremely picky in food. Also, if they normally get along with other species that do not tolerate the presence of other individuals of their kind. Feed marine algae, fresh greens and frozen foods. Live about 20 years.

Butterfly fish or pantodon ( Pantodontidae ). Butterflies live well with each other and with other fish. However, they could not be maintained in the aquarium, anemones, corals and other marine invertebrates, as it is their natural food source. These fish need shelter for the night. Feed them as angels. Live about 4 years.

Lionfish ( Scorpaenidae ), with graceful fins, bright color – an amazing combination of charm and danger. It is a predatory carnivorous fish, eating live food. Long dorsal fins contain venom. Live up to 10 years. Continue reading

What predatory fish, but sharks are dangerous to swimmers?

After most dangerous sharks, apparently, Barracuda or sea pike, from SEM. spiranovic. She’s aggressive, rapid, klinovidnye armed with long teeth, sharp as a knife. Barracudas are often the real culprits of accidents attributed to sharks.

The representatives of the OTP. preobrazaj – Moray eels can bite brutal punish the diver, who had violated their peace in the crevices of coral reefs.

Barracuda (ocean pike) occur in subtropical and tropical

seas. It is a large fish about two metres long with an elongated body green

novatago color. Huge mouth lined large knife-like teeth. Bar-

rakodi go in flocks and are more dangerous than sharks, because attack without any visible

my reasons for that. The attack is fierce and swift — they swim at a speed of

30 knots (60 km/h)!

Morays usually hide in rock crevices, under rocks, in thickets Ko

tapered on the sides and covered with mucus. To grab the Moray arms is impossible

she instantly slips out. And her skin is so strong that breaks

a knife with great difficulty. Narrow powerful jaws equipped with large Moray eels

knife-like teeth. In open water spaces morays are not presented Continue reading

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Popular marine fish for reef aquariums
In this article we give a list of the most popular fishes for marine and reef aquariums. Fish-surgeons ( Acanthuridae ). Got its name due to the razor-sharp spikes on…

Continue reading →