Yearly Archive: 2013

Dec 15

Fighting Betta Splendens – some say cruel others say entertaining

History of Fighting Betta Splendens Wild bettas (fighter betta) originate from the tropics of SE Asia, Thailand, Malaysia and parts of Vietnam. Where children would collect them from the paddy fields and then pit them against each other for sport. In Thailand, the fish has been raised in households since the Sukhothai Period, more than …

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Dec 07

The Amazing Archer Fish

What is so amazing about the Archer Fish? The only fish that can shoot a surface to air missile to hit targets above the water, knocking its prey down and eating it.  Once that they spot their prey, they shoot it down by squirting a precisely aimed jet of water with their mouth, so that …

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Nov 27

‘Extinct Jellyfish’ Sighted After 103 Years

The Crambione Cookii has not been seen since 1910 but was spotted off Queensland, Australia, by Puk Scivyer, who chanced upon the animal while releasing a rescued sea turtle. The aquarium worker said: ““As soon as I saw it I realised it was a species I’d never seen before. “But to then discover I was …

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Nov 16

Living Planet Aquarium prepares for December opening

Construction, which started 2th Oct 2012, continues on the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper. The aquarium is scheduled to open the last week of December 2013. The two-story Journey to South America exhibit, the slot canyon that will feature species unique to Utah, including the now indoor/outdoor River Otter exhibit. The highlight to be …

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Nov 14

An outsider’s view of the Burlington Fishkeepers Club in Vermont

This is an article by a sympathetic reporter into what he sees as the unusual activities in a fishkeeper’s club during an auction. With about 45 current members, the Tropical Fish Club of Burlington has been uniting freshwater fish fans for almost a quarter century. Judging by the scene in the club house, it’s a …

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Nov 13

Why the Zebrafish will Never Die of a Broken Heart

Dr Jana Koth works at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, based at the John Radcliffe Hospital, studying how the tiny Himalayan freshwater zebrafish repairs its heart after damage.   More than 6,700 people in Oxfordshire were affected by heart failure in 2011/12.   By looking at the way the zebrafish’s heart repairs itself after …

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Nov 13

A Rare fish only found near Islands in the Pacific has given birth in Captivity

A rare species of fish which is only found off a group of isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean has given birth at Blue Planet Aquarium, Cheshire Oaks. The tropical fish – which is black and white with long fins – is known as a cardinalfish and is found only on the coral reefs of …

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Nov 10

Excellent Portraits of Siamese Fighting Fish by Visarute Angkatavanich

            The Thai Photographer’s gallery is here.  

Nov 08

The Night Scene Extends Itself into London Aquarium

After the success of its special after-hours, adult-only event, London Aquarium is opening its doors again.Unsurprisingly, the event on 27 september 2013 was a sell-out. And the SEA LIFE after dark will be back again on Friday 22nd November, opening its doors exclusively to adults only for their second VIP late night opening.   Buy …

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Nov 04

Aqua Pacific Launches 360 New Products

The UK market is way behind other EU countries in the planted tank, betta and shrimp segments. The company launched its Opti Plant and Betta tank ranges which should go down well in the UK. Opti Plant is a range of Opti White glass aquariums , CO2 systems, substrates, and the PlantGlo LED lighting, cabinets …

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