Tag Archive: fish
Mar 16 2014
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Feb 12 2014
The Coho Salmon is plentiful in some areas, and threatened or endangered in others. This is represented in the overall population decline of the species over the last 10 years. There are several reasons for their decrease, among them fishing (which is still allowed) and damns along the rivers they return to in the late fall and early winter to spawn.
The Coho starts its life in a freshwater stream or river and (except for transplants to The Great Lakes) spends much of its adult life in salt water – The Pacific Ocean. They range all the way from Central California up to Alaska along the Bering Strait and on to Russia and Japan. They form the central staple of many traditional diets along their territory.
Take a look at the Coho Salmon Maze and see if you can run your way through it.
Original artwork composed on Bristol 9″ x 12″ acid free vellum surface paper with India Ink. Copyright 2014 by Rob Hughes.
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Jan 15 2014
The X-Ray Fish, also known as the Pristella Maxillaris or Pristella Tetra, is a fish native to the Amazon River basin. This omnivorous fish lives in large groups, and is very hardy. It is comfortable in a wide range of acidic to alkaline water. It likes both fresh and slightly brackish water equally. The X-Ray Fish has translucent skin that reveals some of its bones and interior organs. Because of its unique appearance and robust nature, this fish is often kept in aquariums.
X-Ray Fish usually live about 4 – 5 years. They spawn between 300 – 400 eggs at a time. 24 hours later, these eggs hatch into tiny and delicate fish that receive no assistance from either parent. They will grow into adults after about 9 months.
An adult X-Ray Fish is slightly less than 2 inches long; the males are a little smaller and slimmer than females.
They are omnivores and feed on small insects, worms and plankton.
The X-Ray Fish exhibits shoaling behavior: they need to have others of their kind nearby, though each individual may go its own way. Fish that school together, for comparison, usually move as a group in unison with all other members of that group.
In aquariums, X-Ray Fish do best in groups of 10, though as few as 6 is acceptable.
The X-Ray Fish, like many other fish, has a swim bladder, which is an air-filled sac that maintains and controls buoyancy. The X-Ray is part of a subgroup of fishes whose swim bladder connects via the vertebrae to the inner ear and gives the fish superior hearing. This arrangement between bladder and bone is called a Weberian apparatus.
The original was drawn on 7″ x 10″ Canson acid free mix media paper with Faber-Castell archival quality inks by Rob Hughes.
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