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Chub
2007-04-10 16:32:44

The chub or European chub (Leuciscus cephalus) is a freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae. It frequents both slow and moderate rivers as well as canals and still waters of various kinds. The name chub also describes numerous other cyprinid fish in several North American genera, including Algansea, Erimystax, Gila, Hybopsis, Macrhybopsis, Nocomis, Notropis, and Semiotilus, as well as the...

Gila
2007-04-10 16:30:46

Gila is a genus of fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, native to North America and Central America. Species of this family are referred to as chubs. Several members of the family are endangered or extinct due to loss of habitat causing by diversion or overuse of water resources, particularly in the western United States.

Exoglossum
2007-04-10 16:28:38

Exoglossum is a genus of mound-building freshwater fish. Common varieties include the Cutlips minnow. Species of this genus usually range from 3 to 18 inches when sexually mature. In many areas these minnows are valued as both panfish and baitfish.

Dionda
2007-04-10 16:26:57

Dionda is a genus of small minnow-type fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae. They are native to the fresh waters or North and Central America. They are believed to feed primarily on algae. The genus is also referred to as desert minnows.

Carp bream
2007-04-10 16:25:25

The Carp bream (Abramis brama) is a species of fresh-water fish belonging to the family Cyprinidae, to which about 1,500 species belong. Range The carp bream's home range is in Europe north of the Alps and Pyrenees, as well as in the Balkans. It is also found as far east as the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea, and the Aral Sea. Description The carp bream is usually 12 to 20 in (30 to 55...

Celestial Pearl Danio
2007-04-10 16:20:04

The Celestial Pearl Danio, Celestichthys margaritatus, often referred to in the aquarium trade as Galaxy rasbora or Microrasbora. It has so far been found only in a very small area east of Inle Lake at an altitude of over 3280.84 ft (1000 m). The fish lives in relatively cool, alkaline water. Discovered in 2006 the species quickly appeared in the aquarium trade where its small size and bright...

White Cloud Mountain minnow
2007-04-10 16:16:29

The White Cloud Mountain minnow (Tanichthys albonubes) is a very hardy species of freshwater aquarium fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes, native to China and Vietnam. The species was discovered at White Cloud Mountain in GuÇŽngdōng in the 1930s by a Boy Scout leader called Tan"”hence the generic name Tanichthys ("Tan's fish"). The...

Giant Danio
2007-04-10 16:14:09

The Giant Danio (Devario aequipinnatus) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). Originating in Sri Lanka, Nepal, and the West coast of India, it grows to a maximum length of 6 in (15 cm), making it one of the largest of the Danionins. They are characterized by a blue and yellow torpedo shaped body with gray and clear fins. In the wild, Giant Danios live in clear...

Zebrafish
2007-04-10 16:07:52

The Zebrafish (Danio rerio) is a tropical fish belonging to the minnow family (Cyprinidae). It is a popular aquarium fish, where it is frequently sold under the trade name Zebra danio, and is also an important model organism. Characteristics The zebrafish arose in the Ganges region in Eastern India and is also native to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar. It commonly inhabits...

Glowlight danio
2007-04-10 16:04:19

The Glowlight danio is a small fish with a maximum length of 1.25 in (4 cm). Its coloration is brown, yellow, green and red. The Glowlight can live in waters that are (20-25 degrees Celsius), 6 to 7 pH, with a soft to medium hardness and a low to medium salinity. These fish are compatible with other danios and typically live from 1 to 3 years. They are moderately difficult fish to keep, and...

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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