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Asian Arowana Scleropages formosus
2013-10-17 08:51:48

The Asian Arowana (Scleropages formosus) comprises several phenotypic varieties of freshwater fish that are distributed geographically across Southeast Asia. As they are native to Southeast Asia, Asian Arowana inhabits blackwater rivers and slow moving water flowing through the forested swamps and wetlands. The adults feed on other fish while the juveniles feed on insects. These popular...

African Sharptooth Catfish Clarias gariepinus
2013-02-09 08:30:28

Image Credit: WA Djatmiko/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The African sharptooth catfish is native throughout Africa, and the Middle East, and in the 1980’s it was introduced all over the world. This catfish lives on muddy bottoms in freshwater lakes, rivers, swamps, man-made habitats, and occasionally found in urban sewage systems. This species is able to crawl across dry...

Silver Arowana Osteoglossum bicirrosum
2012-12-26 17:27:47

The silver arowana is native to South America in the Amazon, Rupununi, and Oyapock rivers. It is a freshwater fish that is commonly kept in aquariums. This fish will spend most of its adult life swimming near the surface feeding. It is also very aggressive towards other silver arowana. The silver arowana is a bony fish that has a long body and very large scales. Both top and bottom fins...

Airbreathing Catfish Clarias gariepinus
2012-12-25 12:26:23

Air breathing catfish or clariids are all fresh water fish found mainly in Africa, but also can be found in Syria, southern Turkey, and Southeast Asia. There are 14 different groups and 100 different species of clariids. Clariids have an elongated body with a long dorsal fin (top fin) and a long anal fin (bottom fin). Around the mouth there are 4 barbels (whiskers) and the clariids are the...

Common Barbel
2008-10-16 17:40:22

The Common Barbel (Barbus barbus) is a species of freshwater fish that belongs to the Cyprinidae family of minnows and carps. It is native throughout Europe and China. It has been introduced to Morocco and Italy. They are usually found at the bottom of rivers and open water. They only play a small role in commercial agriculture, but they are a very popular sport fish. The adult barbel can be...

Grass carp
2007-04-13 19:39:20

The Grass carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is an herbivorous, freshwater fish. It is cultivated in China for food but was introduced in the United States for aquatic weed control. It is a species of carp native to Siberia and northern China. The name White Amur derives from the Amur River, where the species is believed to have originated. Grass carp have an...

Gold barb
2007-04-06 08:23:57

The Gold barb, Green barb, Chinese barb, or Schuberti barb (Puntius semifasciolatus Günther, 1868) is a subtropical freshwater fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Its native habitat is the Red River basin in southeast China. This species was originally named Barbus semifasciolatus, and is also referred to as Capoeta semifasciolata, Barbus fasciolatus, and Puntius...

European sea sturgeon
2007-02-13 13:09:49

The European sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), also known as the Baltic sturgeon or common sturgeon, is a species of Sturgeon found on most coasts of Europe. It is currently an endangered species. The wedge-shaped head of this sturgeon ends in a long point. There are many sensitive barbels on the facial area. The dorsal fins are located very far back on the body. Five longitudinal lines of...

Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.