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Wobble Of The Earth Rings The Ocean Dinner Bell For Tiny Ocean Creatures
2013-09-14 04:18:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The nutrient known as “fixed” nitrogen, which is essential to the health of the ocean, is controlled by the cyclic wobble of the Earth on its axis, researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) claim in research appearing in the journal Nature. According to the study authors, the discovery will give scientists new insight into how the ocean regulates its own life-support system,...

Goldfish Trained To Discern Between Bach and Stravinsky
2013-09-01 08:28:50

[ Watch the Video: Goldfish Have An Ear For Music ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Your children might not be able to tell the difference between different pieces of classical music, but your pet goldfish can, according to researchers from Keio University in Japan. As the Daily Mail reported, scientists from the Tokyo institution’s Department of Psychology wrote the fish were able to distinguish between the two famous composers 75 percent of the time....

2013-08-26 23:24:56

During the sweltering heat of the summer when pets are just as much at risk of heat related illnesses as their owners, Filtersfast.com, the leading online retailer of water filters and air filters offers some cost effective suggestions for pet owners, as they kick off the Dog Days of Summer Celebration. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 The Dog Days of Summer Celebration begins today at Filtersfast.com, the leading online retailer of water filters and air filters. Pet owners, who are...

2013-07-31 23:18:43

A collaboration between experts in there fields have released an Aquatic LED light with custom spectral blend. Oakville, Ontario (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 LEDCanada.com, in collaboration with the aquarium experts at Oakville Reef Gallery, announces the launch of its GrowthStar™ AqauMax Aquarium Light. The culmination of years of research, AquaMax represents a new performance standard in aquarium lighting. Aquamax utilizes 12000K white, 430nm blue, 460nm blue, 405nm UV and 760nm Red LEDs....

2013-07-18 23:25:27

A Florida-based company has added a new light to their portfolio that provides uniform light and color blend. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 There’s an old adage that says what’s done in the dark will come to light, and thanks to a new Aqua illumination Hydra LED light sold by Salty Supply, those who use it will see maximum performance. “Combining the control of the AI Vega and unmatched power of the AI Sol, the AI Hydra brings a new level of performance,” said...


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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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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