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Archive for February, 2010

Introduction

More terrible weather in Perthshire didn’t stop it being a busy night. Most members were present as well as a few visitors. (more…)

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Infusoria is the general name given to a whole host of micro organisms found in any body of water containing vegetable matter. In a fish tank, it is seen as a cloudiness of the water and can be of great value when trying to rear extremely small fry. Infusoria can be the difference between raising 90% of your fry or a few weak specimens. (more…)

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Introduction

After last meeting’s mammoth Table Show it was back to normal with most of the regular club members attending despite yet another cold evening. (more…)

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A shoal of spitting fish at an aquarium in Bristol is being taught hunting techniques – using artificial flies.

An unusual way to feed archer fish (Toxotes jaculatrix). Read more here – BBC News

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It has been thought that young fish, lacking well-developed hearing organs, could not perceive the sounds made by their larger, older relatives. Now, researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology have used a combined fish tank and sound-proof chamber to show for the first time that catfish of all ages can communicate with one another.

Squeaker catfish (Synodontis spp.) make a sound by rubbing the spines of their pectoral fins into grooves on their shoulder. New research suggests that even young fish can hear these noises. It was previously thought that only adult fish could hear.

Read more here – Science Daily.

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An interesting account by club member John Reid on how he was able to breed an unusual South American catfish and an attractive Asian rasbora in the same tank. (more…)

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Introduction

Last Thursday we held the 7th Table Show of the season and it was the busiest Table Show anyone can remember. (more…)

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