Perciformes (lat. Perciformes) — a detachment of the class of bony fish. There are over 6000 species and about 150 families. Characteristic features: part fin rays has the form of undifferentiated acute spines, pelvic fins are usually located under the breast and sometimes in front of them; swim bladder not connected with the intestine.
The squad is part of the Perch family (Percidae), with 160 species, many of which have important commercial value. In particular, the Zander (Lucioperca), several species of which live in the basins of the Black and Caspian seas. Some of them live permanently in rivers, others in the seas, others are semi-anadromous fish coming from the rivers into the sea. Perch (Perca) are widely distributed in the rivers and lakes of Russia. Are also objects of the fishery.
The family of Labyrinth fishes (Anabantidae) is a kind of fish, characterized by the presence of saccular outgrowths of the Gill cavities, which are used for temporary breathing air. These fish, such as anabas (Anabas testudineus), often come out to shore and even climb trees. They live in fresh and brackish waters of tropical Africa, Asia and the Islands of the Malay archipelago. Some species, such as gourami, are used as aquarium fish. Continue reading
A fisherman from Transcarpathia (Ukraine) during sports! fishing on the Tisza river caught a big catfish – fish draped 52 kg, and its growth reached 2.10 m About the secrets of fishing gear for catfish and how to catch a record catch, read on.
Yuri balázs, a resident of Pyiterfolvo (Vinogradovsky district, Transcarpathian region, Ukraine), went fishing on the Tisza river in the neighboring village of Forks. The place of fishing, he chose a road bridge – not in vain, as it turned out. Yuri has long been hunted for its record-breaking catch, so the question “Where fishing?” was rhetorical.
“Under the bridge over the river washed a few pits with depths ranging from three to ten meters, and there are catfish, – said the fisherman. – This fish has twice recently caught my hook on this fish, but each time frustrated because I threw from the bridge”. Continue reading
Practieal, or redtail catfish is a beautiful fish, but very large and predatory. In order to contain such a catfish, you should have an aquarium of at least 500 liters. The growth of the red-tail catfish is not limited to displacement, it will still increase for the year not less than half a meter, and further more will add 30-40 centimeters.
Compatibility with other fish
Red tail catfish is an active predator, and since a very young age systematically destroys all the neighbors on the aquarium that fits in its vast mouth. And he does it not by his vampirism, but simply because he likes to eat. For this reason, phractocephalus contain singly, or with very large fish. Often neighbors in the aquarium become pseudoplatystoma. astronotus. arowana .
What to feed a red tail catfish
Red tail catfish feeding aquarium animal food and it is hard to say what food they don’t like. When catfish are small and sell to their size 6-8 cm and feed them bloodworms, beef heart, squid, shrimp, fillet of sea fish (all finely chopped). As you grow in the diet administered also small living fish, chicken heart, liver (without cutting). Love phractocephalus raw capelin, it can be cut into pieces with bones. Continue reading