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Can Fish Feel Pain? Finally An Answer

by Fishhook on 07-08-2014 at 03:59 PM
sourced from:
http://www.weather.com/news/fish-feelings-20130114
Note this article on reflects study done while fishing and if the hook results in pain to the fish.

For years a fight has raged over whether angling is a cruel sport, and now researchers have waded into the debate by claiming that fish cannot feel pain.A study has found that, even when caught on a hook and wriggling, the fish is impervious to pain because it does not have the necessary brain power.

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Lepomis macrochirus or Bluegill

by Fishhook on 07-07-2014 at 07:22 PM
A member of the sunfish family, also called a Bream (pronounced Brim) or Panfish.
The native North american species that can be found nearly all the way across the country and thrives in waters from 60 degrees F - 80 degrees F.

They exhibit beautiful natural colors of blues, greens red and oranges that would rival any store bought tropical fish.
North American Native Tanks are fast becoming popular type of aquatic fish tank set up in the aquarium hobby
Bluegill, like

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Elsa the Ice Betta moved up to a 5.5g today

by Fishhook on 07-06-2014 at 01:35 AM
Elsa and Gary (the apple ivory snail) got a new home during their water change today. They went from a 3.5 Bow front tank to 5.5G tank.

I never did like the distorted perspective from the bow front. At least I know not to get a Bow front in the future..just not my thing I guess.

I used sand as the main substrate with scattered rocks. I also added some aponogeton bulbs for some live fare. I feel I can add acouple more elements to this tank now..another snail or a shrimps

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The Star of the Tank

by Fishhook on 07-01-2014 at 08:33 PM
After returning the Tetras, I exchanged them for the peaceful Dwarf Cobalt Blue (or Powder Blue) Gourami.

He is now the centerpiece of the tank and compliments the gold rasboras nicely.

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Dwarf Gourami: Trichogaster lalius

by Fishhook on 07-01-2014 at 07:30 PM
A usually peaceful and popular aquarium fish, the Dwarf Gourami should be kept with other non-aggressive fish if stocked in a community tank.
Like the popular Betta, they are also considered Labyrinth fish, meaning they can breathe atmospheric air.

Minimum Tank Size: 10 Gallons

Info below, referenced below from:
http://www.seriouslyfish.com/species...gaster-lalius/

Distribution:
Widely distributed through Pakistan, northern India and Bangladesh.

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