By: on January 5, 2018
Researchers have discovered the first European cave fish. A hobby cave diver first sighted the fish, a loach in the genus Barbatula, living in a hard-to-reach, underground water system in South Germany. Cell Press Researchers reporting in Current Biology on April 3 have discovered the first European cave fish. A hobby cave diver first sighted the fish, a loach in the genus Barbatula, living in a hard-to-reach, underground water system in South Germany. "The cave fish was found surprisingl...
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By: on January 5, 2018
Evolution is working hard to rescue some urban fish from a lethal, human-altered environment, according to a study. Atlantic killifish living in four polluted East Coast estuaries have adapted to levels of highly toxic industrial pollutants that would normally kill them. University of California - Davis Evolution is working hard to rescue some urban fish from a lethal, human-altered environment, according to a study led by the University of California, Davis, and published Dec. 9 in the jo...
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By: on January 5, 2018
Tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies have individual 'personalities', new research shows. University of Exeter Scientists from the University of Exeter studied how guppies behaved in various situations, and found complex differences between individuals. The researchers tested whether differences could be measured on a "simple spectrum" of how risk-averse or risk-prone guppies were. But they found variations between individuals were too complicated to be described in this way. "The ide...
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By: on December 11, 2017
Most aquarium hobbyists are familiar with the two-part scientific naming system that has been in use since the 1700's. That two-part system is comprised of the Genus and species, which hasn't really changed much since its inception. The process of assigning a species a new name or classifying it within an already described species can take time and sometimes be a confusing process. It must be determined if it is a new species? Is it a different life stage of species X? What about geographical ...
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By: on July 25, 2016
Complete guide to keeping Neon Tetra in the home aquarium Neon Tetras are native to the streams and small tributaries of the Amazon including areas of southeastern Colombia, northeast Peru and northern and western parts of Brazil. They thrive in blackwater and murky water areas of dense vegetation, including flood plains during the rainy season. Neon Tetras in the wild are found in large schools staying close to the lower areas of the streams and creeks in which they live, close to vegetation a...
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By: on July 25, 2016
Water Dogs! A crash course in keeping Oscar Cichlids Astronotus ocellatus, also known as the Oscar, is a fresh water species which is a member of the Cichlid family. Wild Oscars are native to the Amazon River basin (as well as the Orinoco and Paraguay basins) in South America. In their natural environment Oscars are typically found in slow moving, whitewater to blackwater environments and can be found taking cover around and within submerged trees, roots, rocks, vegetation and driftwood. Oscar...
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