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Study Confirms what Aquarists Already Knew

Archer Fish
Betta and Puffers are especially adept at this from my own experience but I've had many other fish recognize me. This is a behavior fishkeepers have understood for years but it's nice to have science quantify it for us I suppose. My puffer easily recognizes my face, comes to the glass, and also treats me differently. For example, if I put my finger on the glass, he looks at it, follows it, but...
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Nine new goby species

I'm a big fan of goby so a discovery like this excites me enough to share it with you all. The interesting thing is, I may never see these in the hobby, or I may already have seen them. Sometimes unidentified species get caught and sold. Since some of these look very much like known species it's possible we've seen them before. Thanks to advances in submersible technology, recent exploration of m...
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A new pufferfish, Arothron multilineatus (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), from the Indo-West Pacific – Springer

Puffers are my favorite fish, hands down. They are like dogs to me in that they get attached to specific people, play, and within the limits of their aquatic environment and morphology, can be trained. So whenever news of puffers comes long I like to read about it. Take a moment to read this scientific paper on the new species Arothron multilineatus. Though I doubt any of us will ever have one ...
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How to care for a Betta and pick a tankmate

Bright red Betta fish.
Betta are plentiful and inexpensive. Because of this, many people come to think of them as disposable fish. This attitude is terribly sad as the the Betta is actually one of the most beautiful freshwater fish available to the aquarists. It also has a very engaging personality. Below is a simple guide to caring for your Betta. https://youtu.be/5-vBFu5HZYw Can I keep my Betta in a cup? No. That's...
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The Kole Tang

Tangs are one of the most popular aquarium fish and several hundred thousand are sold annually. The problem is, most aquarists who buy a tang, shouldn't. There is a constant debate in the hobby over just what size of tank is required to keep a tang, for most tangs the answer is (half-joking here) larger than the one you have. A yellow tang for example needs at the very least a 6' long aquarium and...
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