Category Archive: species

Feb 04

The aulonocara peacock cichlid aquarium

The aulonocara peacock cichlid aquarium If you have previously kept a Malawi cichlid tank and want a change or are considering setting up a new one, then you may consider setting up a peacock cichlid aquarium. Rather than having a wide range of species from lake Malawi, concentrating on just peacocks will give you an …

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Jan 19

The dwarf cichlid aquarium

The dwarf cichlid aquarium Often, aquarists are quick to dismiss cichlids as being too aggressive and territorial for their tanks that dig up the gravel and plants. However, if the aquarist instead explores the possibilities offered by dwarf cichlids, he will be amply rewarded. Dwarf cichlids, although closely related to their larger cousins, are much …

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Jan 16

Review of koi fish for beginners

Koi fish book reveals all The recent eBook on koi fish released by Adam Short is nothing short of amazing. Koi fish for beginners delivers everything a beginner needs to select, buy and maintain these fascinating fish. This “must have” eBook is comprehensive, accurate and written in easy to understand language. The eBook starts with …

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Feb 02

New Species of Sweeper Fish Discovered in Indian Ocean

Pempheris flavicycla has been discovered in the seas off Oman, Tanzania, Kenya, Seychelles, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and islands of the Andaman Sea. It has a yellow body and a bright yellow ring around the pupil of its eye. The yellow ring gives it its name of flavicycla. It dwells in shallow coral reefs in water …

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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 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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