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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...

2014-07-14 12:22:39

Repel Pro Teaches Youth Attendees Bass Fishing SANTA ANNA, Texas, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The statement about the youth being the future of any activity has been repeated in many different forms. But, when it comes to hunting and fishing activities, that statement could not mean more. As the youth of today are presented with more options for leisure activities, integrating them into the outdoors becomes even more critical; for them and the future of outdoor...

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...

Fish Can Remember Where They Were Fed 12 Days Later
2014-07-02 03:18:58

Society for Experimental Biology It is popularly believed that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds. Canadian scientists, however, have demonstrated that this is far from true – in fact, fish can remember context and associations up to twelve days later. The researchers studied African Cichlids (Labidochromis caeruleus), a popular aquarium species. These fish demonstrate many complex behaviors, including aggression, causing the scientists to predict that they could be capable...

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...

2014-06-14 23:03:07

RPT played a pivotal role in the newly opened Aquarium Inbursa in Mexico City by manufacturing customized R-Cast® acrylic for several state-of-the-art exhibits. Grand Junction, Colorado (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Visitors are now able to explore a new, state-of-the-art aquarium in Mexico City. Aquarium Inbursa, which opened to the public on June 11, is considered to be one of the world’s most advanced aquariums. The facility earned this recognition in part by housing an astounding 230...


Latest Fishkeeping Reference Libraries

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...

800px-Capnella_sp
2012-04-03 17:35:45

Nephtheidae is a family of soft corals known as carnation corals, tree corals or colt soft corals. These corals are very striking and show a wide range of rich colors including red, pink, yellow and purple. These corals are mainly tree-like in that they branch out and have little knobs on the end of their rubbery branches. Another name given these animals are broccoli corals, due to the fact that their polyps retract in the daytime, giving them the resemblance of the vegetable. The polyps...

800px-Discosoma
2012-04-03 15:24:52

Discosoma (or Actinodiscus) is a genus of soft mushroom coral native to the Indian Ocean. This genus is sometimes incorrectly referred to as mushroom anemone or disc anemone. This coral is commonly collected and used worldwide in marine aquariums, where it is known to grow easily. There are 5 known species of mushroom coral: Actinodiscus dawydoffi, Actinodiscus fungiformis, Discosoma nummiforme, Actinodiscus rubraoris, and Actinodiscus unguja.

Zebra Plecostomus, Hypancistrus zebra
2009-07-04 16:10:42

The Zebra Plecostomus (Hypancistrus zebra) is a species of catfish that is frequently found in the Xingu River, which is a tributary of the Amazon River. The Zebra Plecostomus received its name because of its black and white stripes. In the early 1990s this fish was first identified. Brazil exported this fish in large numbers, regardless of this, the Zebra Plecostomus is not found on the IUCN red list. The Brazilian government did put a band on the exportation of this fish. Because of the...

Zebra Oto, Otocinclus cocama
2009-07-04 16:02:41

The Zebra Oto (Otocinclus cocama) is a fish from Peru. This fish is from the genus Otocinclus and is a family member of Loricariidae. In 2004, a tributary of the Rio Ucayali in Peru described the Zebra Oto. Relatives close to the Zebra Oto are O. mariae, O. huaorani, O. bororo, O. mura as well as the O. batmani. This fish is found in the Ucayali River in Peru and likely in the Maranon River. This fish is also found in clear water and mid-sized creeks. The Zebra Oto associate with...

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