'Suction cup' fish can grip 150X its weight - Futurity

Little Fish With a Suction Cup for a Belly
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The species of goby fish, Sicyopterus stimpsoni, also known as the "inching climber," thrives in the waters off Hawaii, and the amazing physical feat it must perform to survive is no fish tale! To reach the safe haven of its freshwater spawning area, this goby must scale a waterfall, or at least the rock behind it, using suction cups on its body.
But I am wondering if the higher weight of fish finders and the sharp movements of boat travel might make the suction cups not feasible for this use.
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Aquarium heaters are essential components to most fish tank setups. Maintaining a specific temperature is essential for the health and activity of many types of fish, particularly for the most popular tropical species. However, a common issue with installing aquarium heaters is finding a good spot to place them within the tank, where they will not distract from the visual aesthetics of your fish or decorations. Adaptable suction cup and magnetic holders are the perfect solution to affix your heater to the aquarium wall in the most inconspicuous spot possible.

Pet Mountain's Aquarium Heater Parts store features top quality products from the most trusted names in aquarium parts and maintenance, including Zoo Med Aquatic, Eheim, Lee's, Aquarium Systems, Marina and Fluval. The is an industrial strength magnetic suction cup with interchangeable clips. Holds all types of aquarium accessories like canister filter outlet tubes, aquarium heaters, filter intake tubes, filter spray bars, airline tubing etc. The uses two suction cups to hold your Jager heater away from the aquarium glass, allowing for optimum water circulation over the whole heater. feature a clip with a suction cup that secures 1 inch heater tubing to the wall of the aquarium. The Heater Holder can also be used to secure 1 inch siphon or under gravel uplift tubes.


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Photo provided by FlickrThe fish uses its suction cup to rip apart mollusks from the rocks to which they are attached—and it works even underwater!
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Adam Summers is a biologist with an extensive knowledge of sea life. At , a TEDx event on one of the many islands of the Salish Sea, Summers details his journeys tracking the wildlife of the area, from swimming with manta rays to investigating the suction cups of clingfish, wacky little creatures that might just hold the key to better surgical tools.Species evolve extreme adaptations to contend with the rigors of their environment. Microbes thrive; can live without ever taking a sip of water in the scorching U.S. Southwest; monarch butterflies can just to enjoy a bit of Mexican sun. And to colonize new habitats, determined little fish climb their way up Hawaiian waterfalls with their suction-cup mouths, like reverse .