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2014-08-26 00:21:20

SINGAPORE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquarama is the leading biennial international ornamental fish, aquatic plants, invertebrates and accessories trade exhibition in the world (www.aquarama.com.sg). Throughout its history stretching back to 1989, it has attracted exhibitors, trade and public visitors from all corners of the globe. The 14th edition -- scheduled to run from 28-31 May 2015 in its traditional home of Singapore, will be no different -- with one important exception....

2014-08-18 23:02:11

SPHERE Corporation’s “The Capsule” pioneers electronic lifestyle decoration through fusing electronics, technology and art. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 SPHERE Corporation, a lifestyle design team, is currently in the investment phase for its newest design, “The Capsule." This designer aquarium display has already been awarded a Guinness World Record for “The World’s First Wireless Induction Powered Aquatic Toy." The aquarium is maintenance-free, lifestyle...

2014-08-04 23:09:08

EcoTech Marine Launches Its First Freshwater LED Light Fixture Allentown, PA (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 EcoTech Marine is proud to announce its newest member of the Radion LED lighting line, the Radion XR15 FW. Available soon at your local fish store or favorite online retailer, EcoTech’s newest LED light is designed to meet the needs of the Freshwater tropical fish and planted aquarium hobbyist. The EcoTech Freshwater light will be sold under the EcoTech Freshwater brand name. Priced at...

2014-07-24 23:00:44

The Texas State Aquarium (TSA) is pleased to announce its nomination for the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in North America. The Texas State Aquarium is one of 20 contenders vying for the top 10 spots, and is the only nominee from Texas. Corpus Christi, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 The Texas State Aquarium (TSA) is pleased to announce its nomination for the USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Aquarium in North America. The Texas State Aquarium is...

aquarium tropical fish trade
2014-07-21 04:23:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While watching brightly-colored fish flit about in an aquarium tends to be a calm and relaxing experience, monitoring exactly where those aquatic creatures came from and what methods were used to capture them is an entirely different story. According to Jane J. Lee of National Geographic, the aquarium fish trade “is a global industry with no centralized database to track what gets bought and sold, and with no central governing...

2014-07-17 23:01:06

Jaw-some Fun Starting August 1, 2014 Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Splash into the South Carolina Aquarium, August 1-10, 2014 and become immersed in all things shark during the Aquarium’s Shark Week celebration. From shark themed dive shows, to shark touch experiences, there’s fun for all ages all week long. Dark Blue kick-off party: Sink your teeth into the official Shark Week kick-off party, Dark Blue, taking place July 31, 2014 at the South Carolina Aquarium. Eat, drink,...

South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue
2014-07-10 23:01:58

Large Loggerhead Successfully Treated at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program Charleston, SC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 A 182-pound loggerhead sea turtle treated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program for more than thirteen months has fully recovered and is ready to return to the deep blue sea. The public is invited to say goodbye to Briar on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. at the Isle of Palms County Park. The release is being held in partnership with the...

2014-07-02 23:11:14

EcoTech Marine launches new LED light for smaller reef tanks, the Radion XR15wPro. Allentown, PA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 EcoTech Marine launches new LED light for smaller tanks, the Radion XR15wPro. EcoTech Marine is proud to announce its newest member of the Radion LED lighting line, the Radion XR15wPro. Available soon at your local fish store or favorite online retailer, this Radion XR15wPro is ideal for smaller or shallow reef tanks (80 gallons or less) and for hobbyists who want to...

2014-06-25 23:14:17

Aquatic Creations Group, Inc is celebrating its 10th year serving aquarium clients in the Raleigh Triangle area, offering professional aquarium maintenance, installations and custom-designed aquarium systems. To show our appreciation, ACG will offer two months of maintenance and fish food free with any new 55 gallon or larger aquarium installation. Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 With over 30 years of experience in the aquarium industry, marine biologists Gil and Michelle...

2014-06-19 23:05:42

Author of "Frogmen" will take audience aboard Calypso, behind the scenes and under the sea with the famous ocean explorer/filmmaker. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Relive a Weston man’s inspiring experiences diving with famed ocean explorer/filmmaker Jacques Cousteau in a special presentation on Monday, June 23 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Richard Hyman will share some of the memorable experiences he documented in his book, “Frogmen: The True Story of My Journey...


Latest Aquarium Reference Libraries

Chinese Fire Belly Newt, Cynops orientalis
2013-10-07 13:41:26

The Chinese Fire Belly Newt (Cynops orientalis) is a small black newt measuring about 2.2 to 4 inches. It has bright orange aposematic coloration on the ventral sides. C. orientalis is commonly seen in pet stores where it is frequently confused with the Japanese Fire Belly Newt (C. pyrrhogaster) because of similarities in size and in coloration. It typically exhibits smoother skin and a rounder tail than the C. pyrrhogaster, and has less obvious parotoid glands. They are mildly poisonous...

Aquascaping
2013-04-02 10:31:02

Aquascaping is the art of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, cavework, stones, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium. Aquascape designs incorporate numerous distinctive styles. Usually, an aquascape houses fish as well as plants, although it’s possible to produce an aquascape with solely plants, or with rockwork or other hardscape and no plants. Even though the main goal of aquascaping is to construct an artful underwater landscape, the technical...

Queen Triggerfish, Balistes vetula
2009-07-04 15:54:13

The Queen Triggerfish (Balistes vetula) is a reef dwelling fish that which resides in the Atlantic Ocean. This fish is sometimes kept in marine aquariums or caught as a gamefish. This fish is rather large and may grow to be about 24 inches. It is usually brown with blue lines on its head and fins. Due to its size and aggressive nature, the Queen Triggerfish is not the best choice for a marine aquarium. However, if provided its proper environment this fish may be an exuberant fish. Five...

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2007-04-13 19:44:35

The Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, also known as the tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow, is a schooling community fish of family Cyprinidae and the sole member of the genus Balantiocheilos. This species is not a true shark, but is commonly called a "shark" because of its torpedo-shaped body and large fins. Native Habitat The Bala shark's native habitats include streams and rivers in Southeast Asia (Sumatra, Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia, etc.) Aquarium Care...

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2007-04-13 19:36:10

The Harlequin Rasbora is a small fish belonging to the Family Cyprinidae, subfamily Rasborinae, which was originally given the scientific name of Rasbora heteromorpha. The specific name heteromorpha, translating from the Greek as "differently shaped", alludes to the fact that the body shape of this species differs from that of other members of the genus Rasbora. As a consequence of this and assorted other factors (including the difference in breeding technique), the fish was assigned to a...

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