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Testicle-eating fish is a myth, Scandinavian men can return to the water

August 15, 2013 – 3:08 pm |
Pacus look like piranhas, but mainly eat vegetables. Photo: PEDRO LUZ CUNHA/ALAMY

Danish male swimmers, you can go back into the water now.
The recent capture of a fish species off the coast of Denmark that is rumored to sometimes mistake human male …

Shipping Live Fish: Striking Images Reveal How Betta Fish Are Packaged And Delivered

August 15, 2013 – 9:02 am | 2 Comments | 

That betta fish you picked up at your local pet store may look pretty swell in its fishbowl, but ever wonder where it came from?
One Reddit user, who claims to …

New species of cave fish identified

August 14, 2013 – 2:58 pm |
A cave fish with a difference: Typhlerotris mararybe. Photograph: John S Sparks

Most of the 150 or so types of cave fish pale in comparison to a newly discovered species from an isolated karst sinkhole in south-western Madagascar. Fish living in perpetual …

In Colombia, turning coca farmers into breeders of ornamental fish

August 14, 2013 – 2:47 pm |
Amazon's International Trade President Alvaro Marles and Vice President Carlos Ramirez are shown near the company fish farm in Florencia, Colombia. The company expects to ship 20,000 arowana fish to Asia this year. (Chris Kraul / For The Times / August 11, 2013)

FLORENCIA, Colombia — The expansion of China’s middle class isn’t some abstract notion in this sweltering corner of Colombia’s Amazon River basin.
It’s driving a private-public partnership trying to steer the …

Rescuing the Pearl Gourami and other rare fish species

August 12, 2013 – 2:00 pm |
Fish hunt: It took three years of hard searching in Sumatra, Java and Kalimantan before Yunedi could find someone who could sell him a population of peral gourami, locally known as sepat mutiara, for his laboratory. Photo: Syofiardi Bachyul

The fish is only the size of two fingers and flat, with a bright silver abdomen and a dark back. A black horizontal line, extending from between the eyes to …

Men in Sweden warned after sighting of testicle-eating fish

August 11, 2013 – 8:22 pm |
Pacu, the testicle-eating fish

A small piranha-like fish with a fierce reputation has been found in European waters for the first time
It sounds like the plot to a low-budget horror movie but the discovery …