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2013-12-05 23:01:07

Each and every pond takes about four to eight weeks at the first of a new season to get used to its new environmental balance. When this develops, the pond water will almost certainly be green in appearance. Lake View Terrace, California (PRWEB) December 05, 2013 “Ponds and aquariums need to be kept clean by using natural solutions in order to sustain plant and animal life,” states Clifford Woods, Executive Director at Effective Environmental Services. The company now offers several...

2013-11-15 23:02:11

Join the South Carolina Aquarium for the Polar Express, Scuba Claus, Shark on a Shelf, and Gifts that Make a Difference. Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The Polar Express 4-D Experience is now playing in the South Carolina Aquarium 4-D Immersion Theater through January 1, 2014. Children and adults of all ages are invited to see The Polar Express come to life. The movie and a visit to the Aquarium is the perfect family activity to kick-off the holiday season. 4-D Theater tickets...

2013-11-12 23:03:35

The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk opens its backstage spaces for a special behind-the-scenes tour this Saturday (Nov. 16). Conducted before the Aquarium opens, from 8:15 to 10 a.m., the guided tour offers unique opportunities to see how the animal-husbandry staff meets the varying food and water needs of some 2,000 resident animals. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 Enjoy a special backstage look at how the sharks, seals, sea turtles, river otters and hundreds of other aquatic species...

2013-11-11 23:02:31

No other modern animal may command both our fears and fascination as much as the great white shark – but The Maritime Aquarium’s new IMAX film suggests, instead, that these incredible predators mainly need our help and respect. “Great White Shark” unravels the mystery of the creature we love to fear in telling the true story of its role atop the oceanic food chain. Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 We're not going to need a bigger screen. The six-story screen of The...

2013-11-04 23:01:41

Rocket21, the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe, today announced the winners of the company’s latest Dream Big Competition. San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Rocket21, the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries,...

2013-11-02 23:02:15

Rocket21, the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe, today announced the winners of the company’s latest Dream Big Competition, in collaboration with Nat Geo WILD’s popular series, Fish Tank Kings. San Francisco, CA and Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 02, 2013 Rocket21, the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids...

2013-11-01 23:21:45

Rocket21, the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe, today announced the winners of the company’s latest Dream Big Competition, in collaboration with Nat Geo WILD’s popular series, Fish Tank Kings. San Francisco,, CA and Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 Rocket21, the only social networking platform designed to safely connect...

2013-10-31 23:32:02

Rocket21, [the only social networking platform designed to safely connect kids and teens with professionals and experts representing industries, professions, passions, and movements that span the globe], today announced the winners of the company’s latest Dream Big Competition, in collaboration with Nat Geo WILD’s popular series, Fish Tank Kings. San Francisco, CA and Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Rocket21, today announced the winners of the company’s latest Dream Big...

2013-10-01 23:00:57

Monies help fund new aquarium experience, Shark Shallows. Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 Marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey will visit the South Carolina Aquarium on October 5, 2013. In addition to touring the facility, he will present the Aquarium with a $75,000 grant on behalf of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. The grant will be used to help fund the Aquarium’s newest major experience, Shark Shallows, opening Spring 2014. Shark Shallows will be an...


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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