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2008-03-24 09:00:25

By Karen Shade, Tulsa World, Okla. Mar. 24--She doesn't know it yet, but Alaina Molinar is about to learn a hard lesson. With the recent passing of Bubbles, her pet goldfish, she wants to set up a new aquarium. But there's a trade-off. "When she starts cleaning her room a little bit," her father, John Molinar, will think about getting his 9-year-old daughter a larger fish tank to keep on her own. Dropping into one of his favorite local fish stores, Molinar was with Alaina and...


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2009-01-17 21:00:25

The Green Swordtail (Xiphophorus hellerii) is a species of freshwater fish native to an area of North and Central America stretching from Veracruz, Mexico, to northwestern Honduras. It has been introduced to a number of countries and has become a nuisance pest. It has caused ecological damage because of its ability to rapidly reproduce in high numbers. Feral populations have established themselves in southern Africa, including Natal, Madagascar and eastern Transvaal in South Africa and Lake...

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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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2007-04-06 08:34:00

The Cherry barb, Puntius titteya is a tropical fish belonging to the spotted barb genus of the Cyprinidae family. It is native to Sri Lanka, and introduced populations have become established in Mexico and Colombia. Physical description The cherry barb is an elongated fish with a rather compressed body. It is fawn-colored on top with a greenish sheen. Its sides and belly are gleaming silver, often reddish. A horizontal stripe (brownish black to deep bluish black) extends from the tip of...

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2007-02-13 15:15:11

The Indian glassy fish, Parambassis ranga, is a species of freshwater fish in the Asiatic glassfish family (family Ambassidae) of order Perciformes. It is native to an area of south Asia from Pakistan to Malaysia. The Indian glassy fish has a striking transparent body revealing its bones and internal organs; the male develops a dark edge to the dorsal fin. The fish grows to a maximum overall length of 3.1 in (8.0 cm). It occurs in standing water, especially in impoundments, and it...

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