Today I want to write about a tough little fish with very strange skin, the X-Ray tetra.
I think that God created an X-Ray (Tetra) Fish just so kids would have an animal to relate to the letter X. Otherwise, it’s just x-rays and xylophones, right? (And boxes, axes, and foxes, if you’re thinking about learning to read). Anyways, my son absolutely loved making this little fish and learning about skeletons along the way.
I made a template and a coloring page for you to make your own x-ray fish! I am not an artist, but I hope you find this helpful!
Handprint Alphabet – X for X-Ray Fish Has prints for entire alphabet
x-ray fishy.....oh cousin Alex! Check this dude out!
I dig this because, on verbal description, this sounds rather dull. X-rays of fishes. Great. But when you actually see the images you remember two very important facts: First, fishes have tons of little, teeny bones packed into a relatively small body; Second, fishes come in a wide variety of frequently crazy shapes. That all adds up to fish x-rays being way more interesting than you might initially guess.The X-Ray Tetra is a small species of schooling Fish that is naturally found in the Amazon River's coastal waters in South America. The X-Ray Tetra is also known as the Golden Pristella Tetra and the Water Goldfinch due to the faint golden colouration of their translucent skin.Take the scorpionfish. —runaway cast members from "Labyrinth" or something. In x-ray, you can see past the wild colors and stubbly, camouflage skin to spot the spines these fish use for delivering a numbing, toxic poison.The most of the X-Ray is the translucent layer of skin that covers its small body, allowing the Fish's backbone to be clearly seen. The scales of the X-Ray are a silvery-yellowish that is very faint, looking almost golden in some lights. The X-Ray also has a re-tipped tail and strikingly striped dorsal and anal fins that are yellow, black and white in . This is a relatively small of that actually has a bony internal structure known as the Weberian apparatus, which is used in picking up sound waves, and contributes to their acute sense of hearing (this bony structure is also found in many of their relatives). Females are generally slightly larger and rounder than the more slender males, although the two are very similar in appearance.X-Ray Tetra (also known as Golden Pristella Tetra or Water Goldfinch) - Pristella maxillaris - a small species of fish that is naturally found in the Amazon River. Derives its name from the translucent layer of skin that covers its small body, allowing the fish`s backbone to be clearly seen (like viewing X-Ray)X-Ray Vision: Fish Inside Out explores the diversity and evolution of fish through x-ray images produced by Smithsonian scientists. Although the x-rays featured in this exhibit were made for research purposes, the strikingly elegant images demonstrate the natural union of science and art. Arranged in evolutionary sequence—from fishes such as sharks and skates, which have cartilage instead of bone, to bony, spiny-finned species—these x-rays will lead you on a tour through the long stream of evolution.