AQUARIUM NEWS: FIVE NEW SPECIES OF DWARFGOBIES DISCOVERED

Aquarium News: Five New Species of Dwarfgobies Discovered
Written by Katherine Barrington Updated March 10, 2017
Gobies are some of the smallest fish in the world and dwarfgobies are the smallest of those. Keep reading to learn about five newly discovered species of dwarfgoby.
There are thousands upon thousands of different species of fish in the world, many of which have yet to be discovered. Each year brings new discoveries which expands our knowledge of the world around us and the animals that inhabit it. Scientists recently discovered five new species of dwarfgoby – keep reading to learn more about them.
 
What is a Dwarfgoby?
 
The term dwarfgoby and dwarf goby are used interchangeably to refer to the smaller species of goby. A goby is a species of fish belonging to the family Gobiidae. This family includes more than 2,000 separate species over 200 genera. Gobies are typically small fish with most species growing to a maximum length under 4 inches. In fact, gobies are some of the smallest vertebrate animals in the world with several species growing to under 1 cm in length. For the most part, gobies are benthic species, or bottom-dwellers – they often burrow into the substrate to hide.
 
 
One of the most interesting thing about the goby is that they have fused pelvic fins that form a sort of disc-shaped sucker that the fish uses to adhere to corals, rocks, and even the walls of the aquarium. Gobies can be found in a variety of locations around the world. These fish can be found in both tropical and temperate regions in shore-marine environments as well as brackish and freshwater environments. Most of the gobies kept for the home aquarium trade are marine species, though there are...

AQUASCAPING THE AQUARIUM: MARCH 2017 AQUARIUM TRENDS

Aquascaping the Aquarium: March 2017 Aquarium Trends
Written by Katherine Barrington Updated March 10, 2017
The art of decorating a home aquarium is called "aquascaping" and it is a trending topic in aquarium social media this month.
For many aquarium hobbyists, one of the biggest joys in cultivating a home aquarium is decorating it. The process of decorating a home aquarium is known as “aquascaping” and it is something of an art. Bringing together a collection of natural elements to mimic the look and feel of a real aquatic environment is a skill that takes many aquarium hobbyists years to develop. This week on social media, the topic of aquascaping has been particularly popular. Keep reading to learn more.
 
Purchasing Aquascaping Supplies
 
On March 6th, Twitter handle @AquarGardens announced the launch of a new aquascaping YouTube channel. This twitter handle belongs to Aquarium Gardens, a UK-based company that sells aquascaping supplies. The YouTube channel was developed not only as a means of promoting Aquarium Gardens’ aquascaping supplies, but also to educate aquarium hobbyists in the art of aquarium decoration. There is currently only one video available, but the company plans to release many more in the coming weeks.
 
 
If you visit the Aquarium Gardens website, you will find a wealth of different supplies for turning your aquarium into a lush aquatic environment. Aquascaping involves creating harmony amongst the different design elements in your aquarium dcor concept. It usually starts with the substrate. If you plan to keep live plants in your aquarium, choosing the right substrate is essential. Plants require certain nutrients to thrive, and those nutrients come from the substrate. In addition to starting with a solid foundation of plant-friendly substrate,...

CICHLID COMPATIBILITY: FEBRUARY WEEK 2 AQUARIUM TRENDS

Cichlid Compatibility: February Week 2 Aquarium Trends
Written by Katherine Barrington Updated February 13, 2017
In the second week of February 2017, one of the highest trending topics in aquarium-related social media is in regard to cichlid compatibility. Keep reading to learn more about housing cichlids with catfish and other sepcies as well as some interesting information about how cichlids communicate aggression through their urine.
With more than 2,000 different species currently identified, cichlids account for some of the most popular aquarium fish in the industry. In addition to being highly proliferated, cichlids are also among the most colorful and unique freshwater fish. This week on social media, various cichlid compatibility-related topics have been trending including cichlids that are compatible with catfish and housing red terrors and Jack Dempsey cichlids together. There has also been some interesting research released regarding methods cichlids use to communicate.

Cichlids and Catfish: Are They Compatible?

On Monday February 13, the Twitter handle @fishlore, run by Aquarium Fish Forum, posted a question regarding the compatibility of catfish and cichlids. The question was posed by FishLore forum user Cichlidtankowner in hopes of identifying some potentially compatible catfish species to add to an existing 60-gallon African cichlid tank. Among the nearly one dozen responses to the post were numerous implications that catfish in general African cichlids are too aggressive to be kept with most other species, including catfish.

To further explore this topic, you may want to review an article posted on Cichlid-Forum.com that talks specifically about compatibility issues with African cichlids. This post does make an important point – that there are hundreds of different species of African cichlid and each one has its own compatibility issues. For the most part, however, you can reduce African cichlid aggression by not keeping conspecifics in the same tank. A conspecific is simply a fish of similar morphology. For example, many Lake Malawi...

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