Archive for September, 2008

The Bubble Eye Goldfish

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Depending on one’s point of view, the bubble eye goldfish is either a freakish mutant, or one for the connoisseurs.  One thing everybody agrees on is that it is a very unusual goldfish.

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A Closer Look at Black Spot Disease – Part 2 (Parasites)

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

There are two very different fish diseases that get called ‘black spot disease.’  One is caused by healing after injury (most commonly ammonia burn), and the other is caused by a parasite that infects the intestine of birds.  This second type of black spot disease is rare in fish tanks, but more common in ponds.

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A Closer Look at Black Spot Disease – Part 1 (Ammonia)

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

There are two very different fish diseases that get called ‘black spot disease.’  One is caused by healing after injury (most commonly ammonia burn), and the other is caused by a parasite that infects the intestine of birds.

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Videos of Goldfish Ink Painting Artists in Action

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Here are 4 videos of 3 different artists painting goldfish using ink.  Each artist’s style is their own, but they all know the meaning of the word subtle, and give wonderful demonstrations of a steady hand.

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Fish Brain Anatomy & Function

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Compared to the familiar shape and form of a mammal brain, the fish brain is rather odd looking.  It is elongated, has distinct sections, and is much smaller that a mammal’s brain in relation to its body.  However, it does everything a fish needs it to do.

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