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2014-04-01 23:29:43

Keeping outside summer ponds clear of mosquito larva, clear and active does not take harmful chemicals. A firm like Florida Pond Management can help you convert a stagnant body of standing water into a show piece with fountains and fish, without insect larva and odorless in a few easy steps. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 After years of research Florida Pond Management announces a new program designed to control mosquitoes in backyard ponds without chemicals. Thomas R. Reich PhD...

2014-01-10 20:21:54

*CASTING ANNOUNCEMENT* FISH BOWL Premieres Super Bowl Sunday -- Feb. 2, from 6 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the award-winning team that launched the careers of The Dog Whisperer and The Incredible Dr. Pol, Nat Geo WILD is proud to announce the latest face of the network -- "Goldie." New to the Hollywood scene, this up-and-coming "actor," who also happens to be a goldfish, snagged the leading role in Fish Bowl, the...

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....

Invasive Giant Goldfish Found In Lake Tahoe
2013-02-22 05:12:28

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have paid any attention whatsoever to the news of late, you have no doubt heard of exotic animals being released back into the wild. One such situation is the invasion in the Everglades of the Burmese Python. Exotic animal enthusiasts, not fully understanding the necessary care or the full adult size of these animals, have released their creatures into the wild. Another example of this was also realized in the waters of Lake...

2011-10-25 19:00:00

Caroline DeLong, an assistant professor of psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology, is researching object discrimination in goldfish and echolocation in dolphins to bring scientists closer to unlocking the mysteries of animal perception and cognition. (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 The fictitious storybook character Dr. Doolittle was known for talking with animals. Caroline DeLong, an assistant professor of psychology at Rochester Institute of Technology, is a real-life Doolittle whose...

Fish Become More Aggressive In Reduced Environments
2011-09-22 08:10:22

  An angry glare from the family goldfish might not be the result of a missed meal, but a too-humble abode. Fish in a cramped, barren space turn mean, a study from Case Western Reserve University has found. Ornamental fishes across the U.S. might be at risk, all 182.9 million of them. "The welfare of aquarium fishes may not seem important, but with that many of them in captivity, they become a big deal," said Ronald Oldfield, an instructor of biology at Case Western Reserve. Why,...

2010-10-05 08:00:00

SECAUCUS, N.J., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Hartz recently introduced the latest addition to the company's extremely popular Crunch 'n Clean(TM) line of biscuit products, Hartz Crunch 'n Clean® Savory Flavors Dog Biscuits. These mouth-watering treats, which contain three crave-worthy flavors in every box, help to keep dogs happy by providing them with the delectable tastes they love. They also help to keep dogs healthy by addressing a top concern of dog owners - tartar...

2010-03-23 11:15:00

Imagine if your fear of spiders, heights or flying could be cured with a simple injection. Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal, Behavioral and Brain Functions suggests that one day this could be a reality. The cerebellum, an area of the brain thought to be involved with the development of our fears, was studied in goldfish by researchers at the University of Hiroshima in Japan. Using classical conditioning, Masayuki Yoshida and Ruriko Hirano taught their fish to become...

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2009-12-29 12:30:00

Japanese researchers have succeeded in producing goldfish whose beating hearts can be seen through translucent scales and skin, AFP reported. The development is just one part of efforts to reduce the need for school dissections, which have become increasingly controversial, particularly in schools. Yutaka Tamaru, an associate professor in the department of life science at Mie University, said the fish allow them to see a live heart and other organs because the scales and skin have no...


Latest Goldfish Reference Libraries

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2007-04-13 19:39:20

The Grass carp, (Ctenopharyngodon idella), also known as the White Amur, is an herbivorous, freshwater fish. It is cultivated in China for food but was introduced in the United States for aquatic weed control. It is a species of carp native to Siberia and northern China. The name White Amur derives from the Amur River, where the species is believed to have originated. Grass carp have an elongate, chubby body form that is torpedo shaped. The terminal mouth is slightly oblique with...

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2007-04-10 16:02:02

A Shubunkin is a type of single-tailed goldfish with calico coloration, a combination of orange, white, black, red, and blue markings, blue being the most desired. They are similar to the common goldfish and the comet goldfish. Also called speckled goldfish, harlequin goldfish, calico goldfish, and coronation fish, they were developed in Japan about a hundred years ago by crossing calico fantails with single-tailed goldfish to produce a hardy, able swimmer with bright colors. There are...

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2007-04-10 16:00:31

The Telescope eye is a type of goldfish characterized by its protruding eyes. The eyes are situated at the end of what is called the eye-stalk. Telescopes are a variety of fancy goldfish and possess a double tail and dorsal fin. Telescopes occur in all of the typical colorations of goldfish, but are most frequently seen in orange, calico, panda (black and white), and black, which is often referred to as a black moor. Care Because their protruding eyes cause poor vision, telescopes...

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2007-04-10 14:17:18

The Pearlscale is a breed of fancy goldfish which is commonly stocked in the aquarium trade. It has a short round body, and its noted feature (as the name suggests) is the white domed scales which rise out of the body slightly, glittering in the aquarium lights. This appearance is due to extra calcified scale material building up in the center of each scale. A variant of this breed with head growth is quite common and known as the Crown Pearlscale. It is a highly sociable fish (like all...

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2007-04-10 14:11:27

An Oranda is a type of goldfish characterized by a fleshy outgrowth on the top of its head and sides of its face, called a wen. Standard Oranda goldfish have a dorsal fin and paired anal fins. Orandas can survive in temperatures ranging from 65-78 °F, in water with a pH of around 7 to 8, and are best fed a collection of fresh foods or hand made food due to the frequency of Flip-Over cases seen in these fish. Due to the design of the wen, and the fact that it appears to grow in stages or...

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