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2014-09-17 23:02:32

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra Performs at the South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C.

2014-09-16 08:24:24

Embry Riddle Aeronautical University recently turned to aquarium innovator and leader SeaQuatic Aquariums when they needed a durable hydrodynamic tank for research testing.

2014-08-26 00:21:20

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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

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

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.

aquarium tropical fish trade
2014-07-21 04:23:21

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.

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

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

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

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.


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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  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.