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Mar 21, 2013 - Despite the way it looks, the sheepshead fish (Archosargus ..
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Beautiful fish but not what you need for snail control as they usually only eat the food you feed your other fishes. Also they cannot eat Mylasian trumpet snails making them useless against them. I always reference people with snail problems to get assassin snails (Clea helena) they eat any type of snail they don't over breed and they don't fin nip ha. but the zebra loach is a great addition to any tank as long as you want them to look at not to work. From: Nathan
The Zebra Danio is one of the most popular tropical fish for many reasons. They are very hardy, attractive to look at and they usually do well in groups.
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One of the most popular freshwater fish in the fishkeeping hobby today is the Zebra Danio (Scientific name: Danio Rerio). Originating from several places in central Asia, such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar, the Zebra Danio is a very peaceful, and beautiful looking fish who will be a welcomed addition to any community tank. Also commonly referred to as the ‘Zebra Fish’, these small iconic fish get their name from the striped, and color patterns that resemble those of a zebra (Obviously!). : ID for Zebra looking fish?
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Photo provided by FlickrThey can be highly aggressive and are best kept away from any similar looking fish such as other Gold Zebras or yellow Mbuna
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The Zebra Danio is one of the most popular tropical fish for many reasons. They are very hardy, attractive to look at and they usually do well in groups of 6 or more. The Zebra Danio is a good first fish for beginners to the tropical fish hobby because of their tolerance of a wide range of water parameters.The Queen Arabesque Pleco comes from South America in the rivers Brazil, Para and Rio Tapajos. Because of their beauty, the Queen Arabesque Pleco is the fish keeper's substitute to the much sought after zebra pleco, although they don't look very much like them.We’ll start with the incredibly popular Metriaclima sp. “Gold Zebra” from Kawanga. These absolutely lovely specimens are sunflower yellow with deep brown to black chins and bellies. Their body is banded with brown-black as well, with bolder bands towards the fish’s head and face and narrower as they proceed towards the tail. Their anal fin is brilliant sky blue with a hint of black and a cluster of four to five bright yellow egg spots. An adult size of four to five inches, with males the larger of the sexes, dictates a 30 gallon minimum for one of these fish. They can be highly aggressive and are best kept away from any similar looking fish such as other Gold Zebras or yellow Mbuna. They are frequently found at depths in excess of 40 feet where plankton is abundant. Dominant males and females graze heavily on biofilm, while subdominant males must vie for food in the plankton clouds. These territorial males will claim a region of open sand between rockwork and construct a nest beneath an appropriately sized rock. While OB females do occur, we’ve received brown females in this shipment.First, the bad news for those who see this fish and its weird, stubby, lobe-like fins as a creature frozen in time: the coelacanth’s genome as a whole is evolving at the normal rate. But the individual genes themselves, the part of the genome that codes for proteins, are evolving very slowly. In fact, the genes are changing more slowly than those of just about any other organism researchers looked at, including dogs, humans, mice, elephants, armadillos, chickens, turkeys, zebra finches, zebrafish, tilapia, and the elephant shark.Now wait a minute! Didn't I just say that dyed fish are unsuitable for beginners and just plain bad in general? I did, but GloFish are not dyed fish. They are in fact a trademarked brand, and they are the result of complex scientific research and experimentation. In reality, GloFish are really just plain old zebra danios - a fish that has been a staple in the hobby for a long time. The original GloFish was created by inserting a gene from a jellyfish into the embryo of a zebra danio causing it to glow. It originally was a step in research to create a fish that could detect pollution in the water by glowing. However, they have since crossed genes from coral to create different colors and marketed the fish to the public. They are still surrounded by controversy as another manmade creation that is replacing the natural beauty of their less flashy kin. While I personally do not like the unnatural look of the GloFish, the fish have not been harmed at all. In fact, most of the GloFish sold in stores are the offspring of the originals. There is no more insertion of genes into embryos involved. They are born "naturally" with no negative side effects resulting from their creation. If you want a futuristic feel to your fish tank, GloFish are my pick for you.If you're looking for a small, active fish that is easy to take care of, the Zebra Danio is a good choice. They will do quite well in a larger fish bowl even without a heater.