10 most expensive fish species

10 most expensive fish species

I recently visited a friend who makes his living as a day trader and who had earned a small fortune taking short positions while margin trading CFD positions. Don’t worry if you didn’t understand a word of that, I didn’t either until he told me to read this website. He invited me to see his new fish that he purchased to celebrate his recent fortune, 1 Red Arowana and a Platinum gar!!! I am so jealous of this guy right now. Continue reading

Fish of the day: German Blue Ram

The German blue ram is a fantastic little fish.  It is a true gem that can be kept with other friendly species.

New Website

New Website

Welcome to the new AquaticCommunity.com.   The new layout is only available on selected pages and will be slowly rolled out as I am able to iron out bugs and other features.  Right now the only new page that is visible is the index page. I will update this page as i add the new layout to new sections.

I am doing it in baby steps since AC is a very large website and I do not want any mistakes to affect all pages.  It is better that the bugs can be discovered on a single affected page before I update more pages.

The new layout is very different from the old one and i know that some people will not like it.  The old layout do however work very poorly on mobile devices and we have to change with the times.  The version of the index page you can see right now is not the final version. It will develop over the coming weeks.  The main focus right now is to make sure that it loads fast and that it scales well on different devices.

The new layout is a little bit disappointing at the moment. But i am sure the end result will be great.

I usually aim high end up changing nothing.  This time i want to change one small thing after the other and hopefully bring AC into the modern era.

New Population of Mangarahara Cichlid, Ptychochromis insolitus found

Ptychochromis insolitus
The Mangarahara cichlid is known as one of the most endangered cichlids in the world. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) thought that their two males, together with one fish at the Berlin Zoo might be the last 3  in the world. In a hope to try to save this species they reached out to the public and aquarists around the world to see if anyone had a female Mangarahara cichlid. Continue reading

Two species of African Slender-Snouted Crocodile – Mecistops cataphractus

Image credit: Leyo

Image credit: Leyo

An international team of researchers from the University of Florida and the SFM Safari Gabon have through DNA Testing discovered that the African Slender-Snouted Crocodile ( Mecistops cataphractus) is actually two different species. Continue reading

New Arapaima species -Arapaima leptosoma – Slender Arapaima

arapaima-leptosomaA new species of arapaima, Arapaima leptosoma, has been described by Dr. Donald Stewart of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) at Syracuse University. The new species has been described from specimen that were collected in 2001 near the confluence of the Solimões and Purus rivers in Amazonas State, Brazil. Stewarts discovery brings the total number of Arapaima species up to five . Continue reading

Sea Life London Aquarium weans gourami off Kit Kats

KitkatWhen a 4 kilogram pet gourami named Gary was moved to the Sea Life London Aquarium, he went on a hunger strike and refused to eat the fruit given to him. Eventually, the aquarium staff found out why he was shunning the natural diet of a gourami – Gary had been raised on Kit Kats only.

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Native American tribes strive to save the lamprey

Lamprey used to be an important source of food for Native American tribes living along the northwestern coast of North America, and the fish was once upon a time harvested in ample amounts from rivers throughout the Columbia Basin, from Oregon to Canada.

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Radioactive strontium-90 found in fish in Vermont, USA

Vermont health officials have found radioactive strontium-90 in a smallmouth bass taken from the Connecticut River.

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Gold Nugget pleco and Mango pleco finally described by science

Two pleco species from the Xingu River drainage that are popular within the aquarium hobby have finally been scientifically described and given scientific names.

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