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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.

Blackfooted Penguins, Spheniscus demersus (Breeding, climatic adaptation, threats and conservation measures) – Video

This video was taken at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA in June 2012 Breeding: The African Penguin reaches breeding maturity in about four years.  They form nesting colonies, with pairs returning to the breeding site year after year. The breeding nests are usually found on coastal islands, where pairs construct their nests from their hardened excrements …

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Black-footed penguins, Spheniscus demersus (Description, distribution and feeding habits) – Video

This video was taken at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA in June 2012 The black-footed penguins or African penguins, Spheniscus demersus are water birds which belong to the family Spheniscidae Description: Black-footed penguins when fully developed grow to 60-70 centimeters tall and weigh between 2 and 5 kilograms. These penguins have black backs, faces, wings, feet and …

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California spiny lobster, Panulirus interruptus (Characteristics, distribution, feeding, reproduction, predators)

These two photos were taken at the Sea World, USA in June 2012 Characteristics: The California spiny lobster is one of the largest spiny lobster species, and typically grows to a length of 30 centimeters. Males can weigh up to 12 kilograms and Adults can grow to be more than 2 feet long. Spiny lobsters may …

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White whale, Delphinapterus leucas (Introduction, description, distribution, feeding) – Video

This video was filmed at the Sea World, California, USA (June 2012) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) Introduction: The beluga whale and white whale are the common names for the Arctic and sub-Arctic cetacean species, Delphinapterus leucas, which belongs to family “monodontidae”.  We preferred to use white whale to avoid confusion with …

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Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus (characteristics, distribution, feeding, reproduction, electric charges) – Video

This video was filmed in the Freshwater Aquarium, Sea World, California, USA (June 2012) Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) Characteristics: Despite its name, electric eel is not true eel but more closely related to catfishes. They have elongated, cylindrical, non-scaled bodies, typically growing to about 2 meters in length, and …

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Lionfish, Pterois sp. (Characteristics, distribution and habitats, feeding habits and predation style, venom) – Video

This video was taken at Aquarium de la Mer, Sea World, California (USA) in June, 2012 Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) Characteristics: Lionfish have distinctive brown or maroon color, and white stripes or bands covering the head and body. Their colorful exterior helps them to blend in well …

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Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas (Life span & reproduction, respiration, salinity management, and survival threats)

Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website and video channel) Life span and reproduction: green sea turtles seem to grow very slowly and usually reach sexual maturity at the age of 10 – 50 years with an average of about 25 years. Although green sea turtles live most of their lives in the …

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The Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini (Life history and conservation status) – Video

This short video was taken on 09 June, 2012 at Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA Life history: The Giant Pacific Octopus is a short-lived animal, with life spans of 3-5 years. When sexually mature, females may lay 20,000 – 100,000 eggs over a period of several days. Eggs are intensively cared for by the females until …

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The Giant Pacific Octopus, Enteroctopus dofleini (Introduction and distribution)- Video

This short video was taken on 9 June, 2012 at: Monterey Bay Aquarium, California, USA Introduction: The Giant Pacific Octopus or North Pacific Giant octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini), is claimed to be the largest or the second largest octopus in the world. This animal belongs to the genus Enteroctopus, order Octopoda. Octopuses are cephalopod mollusks characterized …

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Breeding of ornamental fish in Uruguay

Credit: Alejandro Perretta (Uruguay) The breeding of ornamental fish is considered the oldest aquaculture activity in Uruguay. This activity, despite being undervalued by big businessmen, it takes place in a national market in which they move about 500,000 fish per year, most of which are bred in Uruguay by artisanal farmers. This number is considered …

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