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Fish Bio: Ostracods


Ostracods are one of the ocean-living animals which give off light when they are disturbed. Part of the crustacean family and in existence for over a whopping 500 million years old these creatures range from 1mm-32mm in size and can be found on the upper layer of the sea floor. Where does that ...

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Fish Bio: Nurse Sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum)

Nurse Shark

Description: Big, sluggish, bottom-dwelling and grey-brown in colour. They have two rounded dorsal fins (on the shark’s back), rounded pectoral fins and an elongated caudal fin. They have very strong jaws, a stout body, and a broad head with obvious barbells sticking out (thin, fleshy, whisker-like organs on the lower ...

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Nano Fish

Trichopsis Pumila (Sparkling Gourami)

I’m Taylor Daughtry, a writer for Aquascape Addiction. We’re joining Aquaec today to talk a bit about Nano Fish in aquariums: specifically nano tanks with live plants! Planted Nano tanks can be one of the most visually appealing creations for an Aquascaper or aquarium enthusiast. They’re relatively easy to set ...

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Fish Bio: Shrimp

Such a poser!

Shrimps or Prawns are fascinating organisms. There are over 130 species of shrimp and they come in a variety of different colours such as white, red, blue, pink, brown, black and yellow.  Most people associate them solely as a food item but they actually make a brilliant pet. I have had ...

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New Betta Addition to Main Tank


Been a while since I updated on the state of my tanks. The Fluval Edge is out of commission out of the moment, the guppy fry that resided there previously are all adults now and I have unfortunately lost a few of them to columnaris and dropsy. It seems I ...

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Colorful Facts about the Betta Splendens


Betta fish are small decorative fish that come in bright and exotic colors. They have flowing tails and are quick swimmers, darting through fish tanks in flashes of color.  They can even be put in quirky containers and fishbowls as part of house décor. They are popular with fish enthusiasts ...

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10 Mythical Sea Monsters


The ocean is still a vast and mysterious frontier. Over the centuries, the imaginations of men have run wild with tales of fantastic and, often, terrifying creatures that dominate the seas. From Biblical stories to sailors’ tales to real-life, camera-captured creatures, this is the list of the most famous fantastical ...

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Biggest Fish in The World

Great snap of a Pirarucu

The whale shark is the largest fish in the world. This is a bit confusing because it is a fish, not a mammal, which the whale is. This list enumerates other large fish that exclude the shark, which would otherwise dominate it.   1. The Ocean Sunfish The Ocean Sunfish ...

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The Basics of Marine Fish Keeping (Part 2)


Selecting the Tank Taking into account that marine fish are more sensitive to changes in the water, marine fish keeping requires a larger tank than one would normally need for freshwater fish. This size makes it easier to maintain chemical balance and lessens fish compatibility issues. According to experts, one ...

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The Basics of Marine Fish Keeping (Part 1)


To the enthusiastic nature lover having an aquarium at home is one of the most fun hobbies to keep. There are two main types of fish you can keep: freshwater and marine. Many people are into marine fish keeping these days but most are not aware of the huge responsibility, ...

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