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Lifespan of freshwater aquarium fishes

October 23, 2013 – 1:01 am | One Comment | 
lifespan of cichlids

The lifespan of most aquarium fish is much longer than most people expect. We made a list with the most common aquarium fishes.

A New Species of South American Freshwater Pufferfish

September 13, 2013 – 12:53 pm |
New species of South American Pufferfish

Hello world!

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 …

A new Corydoras from southern Brazil

July 13, 2013 – 11:51 am |
Corydoras lymnades Photo: © Tencatt et al.

A new species of Corydoras is described from the rio São Francisco basin in northeastern Brazil, Minas Gerais and Bahia States. The new species is distinguished from most of its …

Tiny New Catfish Species Found in Rio Paraíba Do Sul Basin, Brazil

July 10, 2013 – 2:59 pm |
This image shows the newly discovered catfish Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis. (Credit: Gabriel de Souza da Costa e Silva; CC-BY 3.0)

Scientists discovered a tiny new species of catfish in the waters of Rio Rio Paraíba do Sul basin, Brazil. The new species Pareiorhina hyptiorhachis belongs to a genus of armored …

Sharkfin or Longfin Boomerang Discus

June 28, 2013 – 3:23 pm |
Longfin Boomerang Discus at the Aquarama 2013. Photo: Cüneyt Birol

A few months ago we presented the Sharkfin Discus to the world in our Dutch news blog. At that time the breeder was just showing his first samples to the …

Foreigners hooked by Miss Kerala unregulated export threat to biodiversity

June 25, 2013 – 9:59 am |

Scientists have warned that the ongoing unregulated trade in ornamental fish can seriously affect the biodiversity of the state. The warning has been issued in a scientific paper titled ‘Uncovering …

New Killifish Species from Cameroon

June 22, 2013 – 9:32 am | One Comment | 
New Central African killifish described as Aphyosemion pamaense. Image: © Rudolf Pohlmann, courtesy | Creative Commons

A strikingly handsome new species of killifish from the Pama River, a small tributary of the Nyong River flowing into the Gulf of Guinea in Central Africa’s Republic of Cameroon …

First naturally fluorescent vertebrate is a fish!

June 16, 2013 – 9:37 am |
The eel Anguilla japonica glows green when exposed to blue light © A. Kumagai/A. Miyawaki

Fluorescent fishes have been around for a number of years now although all the ones known to date, such as the infamous ‘Glofish’, have been genetically-modified in order to produce …

Research shows male guppies reproduce even after death

June 13, 2013 – 6:46 pm |

Performing experiments in a river in Trinidad, a team of evolutionary biologists has found that male guppies continue to reproduce for at least ten months after they die, living on …

Two New Cichlid Species From Lake Victoria Discovered and Described

June 9, 2013 – 8:05 am |
Live specimens of Haplochromis goldschmidti

Tanzania Cichlids were studied for speciation in 1985 but not described.
Two new species of cichlid fish have been discovered in Lake Victoria, Tanzania by scientists from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center …

Stingrays find their way into home aquariums

June 8, 2013 – 2:58 pm |

The freshwater stingray is fast becoming a mainstay in many home aquariums in Singapore.
Fish farms told My Paper yesterday at the Aquarama and Pet Asia exhibitions in Marina Bay …

New species of Balitora fish discovered in India

May 29, 2013 – 2:58 pm |

At team of Indian freshwater scientists have found a new species of freshwater fish in one of the most biodiverse regions of the world.
The new species, which was found in  the …

Imported ornamental fish are colonised with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

May 23, 2013 – 3:34 pm |

This is not a surprise, given that many ornamental fish exporters routinely use prophylactic medicines prior to shipping out fishes. Tetracycline and triple sulfa are the most commonly used antibiotics …