Anna VOLKOVA, “FACTS” (Poltava)
Gosrybagentstvo of Ukraine reported that on 17 June in the Kremenchug reservoir near Svitlovodsk in Kirovohrad region one of the fishermen lucky enough to catch an unprecedented fish — 600-gram armored catfish, which is found in the waters of South America (earlier, the “FACTS” reported about the lion cub roaming the streets of Odessa).
“Localiy or loricariidae (Loricariidae) is a family of freshwater fish of a number of samopodoben. Their body is covered by fused bony plastics, reminiscent of the armor of knights and protect these fish from their natural enemies. To meet the armored catfish in the river basins of South America”, — explained in the message.
State fish Agency, supporting information photo the strange catch of the unknown fisherman, however, did not explain how the South American catfish could be in our latitudes. He could not have to come from another continent.
“Someone of ancistrus from the tank threw”, — immediately suggested our colleague Anatoly Havrysh, looking at the photo.
The same opinion is shared by numerous Internet users, who left your comments below this enticing news. “Dear lovers of exotic!!! Enough, damn it, to flush your fish down the toilet or released into the river, if you don’t mind! Take it to a Chinese restaurant or something. You harm the ecosystem!!!” — calls one of the participants in the discussion. “They only eat algae bloom on the rocks and driftwood. Neither fish nor plants do not represent any danger”, — comes to the defense of the spotted catfish second. “Someone has released, as was once the piranhas. But I wonder how he wintered?” — puzzled by the third. “Thanks to the aquarists. I’m under the sink with Kiev, Bortnichi, where year-round +20, scalar (also aquarium fish, her second name “angel fish”. — Ed.) float fished”, — shares his experience of another expert on fish. And some joke about it: “Everything is cheaper than at the pet store”, “Better to fry or to the trunk? I think smoked will be the same,” “And with hides to make shoes”…
Information “FACTS”. Or ancistrus catfish-the suction Cup is very popular among aquarists, was first brought to our latitude in the 70-ies of the last century. Large chainmail som (pterygoplichthys) with an unusual body shape and a stately slowness, launch into aquariums a large amount. They have a beautiful appearance and benefit by eating the algae bloom.
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