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Damming the Río Xingu: field update

With the specter of an ecosystem-killing hydroelectric dam project moving ahead in Brazil, the eyes of many concerned observers, especially those interested in the fate of native fish species, are on the Lower Xingu River.

03 Dec 5:41 PM 6 Read More...

Presidential Darters: A Fish Called Obama

Biologists have described five new species of darters in freshwater river systems in the eastern United States and named them after four U.S. presidents and a vice president: Theodore Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, and Barack Obama.

23 Nov 10:41 AM 0 Read More...

World's Smallest Vertebrate?

Dr. Ralf Britz at the British Natural History Museum asserts that the world’s smallest vertebrate is still a fish, if consistent systems of biological measurement are used.

09 Nov 12:57 PM 0 Read More...

Finding and Breeding The Sentani Rainbowfish

The next morning, though, we were greeted with a surprise. We saw gorgeous fishes radiating bright red all over their bodies, with a hint of pink and bold black edgings to the fins.There was no longer any trace of pop-eye! Had it been the long period of transportation or the pure oxygen I had put in the bags at the meeting? We had no idea—the main thing was, they were healthy. We both sat in front of the tank and celebrated like small children, even after several decades together in the aquarium hobby.

30 Oct 2:01 PM 1 Read More...

AMAZONAS Preview: January/February 2013

The first issue of AMAZONAS for 2013 will feature angelfishes and will have a publication date of December 4, 2012.

29 Oct 3:39 PM 1 Read More...