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Category: Aquarium fishes

The group of fish species hosted by this category are mainly ornamental fish are found in identified aquariums. Animals in this group are adequately described addressing the biological as well as the economic sides related to target species.

Short-nosed unicornfish (Description – habitats – feeding habits – reproduction)- Video

Source: www.fishconsult.org The video was taken in the Sea World, San Diego, USA Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) General: The short-nosed unicornfish (Naso brevirostris) which belongs to the family Acanthuridae has other names including spotted unicornfish, and brown unicornfish. In general, it is a very peaceful fish whether in the wild …

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Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus (naming- habitats- feeding habits- reproduction- threats)- Video

The video was taken at the freshwater aquarium, Sea World, San Diego, USA. General: The Bala shark, Balantiocheilos melanopterus, is not a real shark this is also known as the tricolor shark, silver shark, or shark minnow, and silver bala is a cyprinid and type of minnow freshwater fish species. The nickname “shark” has been given to this bony fish because of …

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Silver dollar, Mylossoma aureum (Description – habitats – biology)

The video was taken in freshwater aquarium (Sea World), San Diego, California, USA Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) Introduction and description: Silver dollar is a common name for a fish species that belongs to the Characidae family; Dollar d’argent  is another common name. These fishes have metallic color with deep …

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Spotted gar, Lepisosteus oculatus (Introduction – distribution – description – biology) – Video

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) Introduction: The spotted Gar (Lepisosteus oculatus) is a primitive freshwater fish of the family Lepisosteidae, native to North America. Its name Lepisosteus which is Greek means “bony scale”. The spotted gars are among the few fish species with ganoid scales. Females on average are known to live longer …

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Shrimpfish, Aeoliscus strigatus (brief information) – Video

This video was taken in Monterey Bay Aquarium, USA. Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) Shrimpfish, also called razorfish, are five small species of small, tropical marine fishes in the subfamily Centriscinae of the family Centriscidae. Their name (shrimpfish) derives from their similarity with shrimp while their alternative name “razorfish” is derived from their …

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Green moray eels, Gymnothorax funebris (Biology, geographic range, and adaptation) – Video

Video credit: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia)     Technical review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal   This video was taken in mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia Introduction: The “Green moray eels”, Gymnothorax funebris are also known as “green conger”, “green congo”, “green eel”, and “olive-green moray eel”. They belong to the family Muraenidae. Based on few documents on green …

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Permanent link to this article: https://fishconsult.org/?p=9269

Southern Guitarfish, Rhinobatos percellens (distribution, description and biology) – Video

Credit of the video: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal This video has been taken in mundo marino and te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo, Colombia Introduction: Southern Guitarfish, Rhinobatos percellens is also known as “Chola guitarfish”, or “Guitarra chola” and other names. It seems there is commercial fishery for this species which is …

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Atlantic tarpon – Megalops atlanticus (Distribution – biology – conservation) – Video

This video was taken in June 2012 at the World of the Sea aquarium, Sea World, San Diego, California, USA Introduction: Atlantic tarpon, Megalops atlanticus that belongs to the family Megalopidae is also known as the silver king and Sábalo in Spanish. Although this species has no commercial value as a food fish due to its …

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Aquariums – MUNDO MARINO (Te mostramos lo que pasa en el fondo), Colombia

Photo credit: Glenda Vélez Calabria (Colombia) Information: translated from the Spanish version could be found on the website: http://imagenes.tupatrocinio.com/imagenes/5/7/3/6/65736070091555577057545152514548/Mundo%20Marino%20Te%20mostramos%20lo%20que%20pasa%20en%20el%20fondo.pdf The Marine World Aquarium (el Acuario Mundo Marino) is considered among the largest aquariums in South America. The aquarium is playing a significant role in enhancing visitors’ knowledge, conservation and proper use of marine resources. The …

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Aquariums – Sea World (San Diego – USA)

Sea World’s (San Diego) hosts three aquariums: Namely: Aquarium de la Mer, World of the Sea and Freshwater aquarium. According to the website of the Sea World, the three aquariums hosts are home to numerous number of specimens that belong to hundreds of species including exotic animals from all-over the world. Note: We decided not to watermark …

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