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     For the May 13, 2009 Pet Fish Talk Show.
       
In this show the Bailey Brothers talk about the Fish in the News, Nevin's Fishy Factoid, then talk with callers and read questions from listeners.
     
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Fish in the News from Robert in New Jersey
Hi Tom & Nevin, Here is the fish in the News for this week.
Your friend, Robert In NJ
 
Aquarium plant deemed possible threat to bodies of water
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=293226&src=3
 
RP's most expensive fish faces extinction
http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/ ... faces-extinction
 
Under the Sea: Disney’s Dive Quest
http://www.ibtimes.com/ ... disneydive-quest.htm
 
Probe on spread of janitor fish sought
http://www.philstar.com/ ... Id=75
 
Hunt on for fish pest
http://www.tweednews.com.au/story/2009/05/11/hunt-fish-pest/
 
Shelly the giant oyster is record catch of the day
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/may/12/oyster-record-size
 
Dennis Anderson: Walleyes seem to be bigger near the border
http://www.startribune.com/ ... aUU
 
Prickly fish undergoes operation
http://www.inthenews.co.uk/ ... 1294598.htm
 
Aquarist enjoys working with jellyfish, despite stings
http://timesfreepress.com/ ... jellyfish-despite-stings/
 
Calif. water agency changes course on delta smelt
http://www.nytimes.com/ ... 10572.html
 
New (and Improved?) Ears Found in Deep Fish
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ ... ears-fish-hearing.html
 
PHOTO: Biggest Trilobite Sea Beasts Found ... in Swarms
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ ... swarms-picture.html
 
Artificial-reef project may help restore fish species to Lake Pontchartrain
http://www.nola.com/ ... coll=1
 
Officials battling Waco's water-taste issues using fish and aquatic plants
http://www.wacotrib.com/ ... lake.html
 
First Right Whale Sedation Enables Disentanglement Effort
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/03/090311180335.htm
 
Midge Bones In Lake Sediments Reveal Fish History
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090511181248.htm
 
Catch causes hallucinations
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2427265.ece
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ... British-coast.html
Special thanks to Robert in New Jersey for sending us the links to these stories.
 
 
55-gallon aquarium with Angel Fish (Freshwater Angelfish)
 
Tom's 55-gallon Angelfish Aquarium
You can see the new ornaments that greatly changed the Angel Fish's behavior. There is a pair of Angels on the right side of the aquarium, and they keep most of the other Angels on the left side of the aquarium most of the time. Tom will almost surely talk abut this aquarium in the next Pet Fish Talk Show, and you are welcome to call and talk about pet fish.
 
Gold Angel Fish (Freshwater Angelfish)
 
Gold Veiltail Angel
This Gold Veiltail Angel lives in Tom's 55-gallon Angelfish Aquarium, which is shown above on this page.
 
Gold Marble Angel Fish (Freshwater Angelfish)
 
Gold Marble Ange Fish (Freshwater Angelfish)
 
Beautiful Gold Marble Angelfish
Two pictures taken this week of very beautiful Gold Marble Angel Fish. Every young Angel Fish seems to spend most of its time and energy searching for food.
 
Flame, a Red Zebra - Pseudotropheus maylandia estheri - an Mbuna from Lake Malawi in Africa
 
Flame is Still Holding Her Eggs.
She spawned two weeks ago with Percy in Tom's 55-gallon Mbuna Aquarium. Flame is still carrying her eggs, which are now probably wigglers, in her mouth. You can see the bump in her buccal cavity, which is below and behind her mouth.
 
Labeotropheus trewavasae male, an mbuna cichlid species from Lake Malawi in Africa
 
This Week's Pictures of Tré
Here is a picture taken at midnight before the day of this Pet Fish Talk Show. It's Tré the mature male Labeotropheus trewavasae, an Mbuna species from Lake Malawi in East Africa. That is not Flame in the background but another so-called Red Zebra female, which had just spawned.
 
Male Mbuna, African Cichlid from Lake Malawi
 
Later another Mbuna hid in a Cichlid Stone near Tré. He swam to take a closer look and suddenly turned a brilliant blue then clamped his fins close to his body, as you can see.
 
Lake Victoria Cichlid, Male Haplochromis sp. 44
 
Julius is a Haplochromis species 44.
He is as ornery as usual and seems a little bit bigger. I found out the name of the fish farm that produced Julius and sent them an email with this picture, asking for Julius' scientific name. They replied that they sell this Cichlid species as the "Red Fin Obliquidens" a Hap from Lake Victoria. I then searched for that name on the internet and found several sources saying the Obliquidens name was almost certainly scientifically incorrect, and this species was being called Haplochromis species 44, or sp. 44, Haplochromis sp. "Thick Skin," Haplochromis obliquidens, and Astatotilapia sp. "Red Tail." The scientific names of many Cichlids from Lake Victoria are confused. Nevin will probably tell the story about our first shipment of Cichlids from Lake Victoria many many years ago ... none of the bags had any names written on them.
 
Bushymouth ancistrus plecostomus (pleco) - a young male
 
Bushymouth Pleco
Here's the one Bushymouth Pleco. that lives in the Angel Fish Aquarium. Male Bushymouths have more tubercles than females, and this fish is undoubtedly a male.
 
Leporacanthicus triactis - Three (3) Beacon Plecostomus catfish species L091
 
Three Beacon Pleco
This is the one catfish in the aquarium with the Mbunas. It was called L091 for a while, before it was given the scientific name Leporacanthicus triactis. As mentioned before on Pet Fish Talk, this fish likes to stay inside its cave. In this picture it had just backed out.
 
Leporacanthicus triactis - tail showing bristles
 
Tiny Bristles
In this close-up picture of the same fish you can see the tiny bristles on the top lobe of its tail. When other fish in this aquarium try to investigate this cave, this catfish will wag its tail back and forth, and the curious fish will quickly leave. If is probably unpleasant to make contact with the bristles on this fish's tail.
 
Omega-Iris from eye of Leporacanthicus triactis
 
Omega-Iris
Here's a close up of the same fish's eye. You can see the so-called omega-iris in its eye. Instead of its pupil being round like yours, its pupil has a round flap that expands to effectively decrease the area of the pupil and adjust to the intensity of the light. Incidentally, you can also see the omega-iris in the eye of the Bushymouth Pleco. farther up this page.
 
Callers during this Show
Nathan from Michigan calls and talks about the algae and cyanobacteria growing in his aquarium, and he wonders if it could all be caused by the fluorescent bulb in his 20-gallon aquarium.
Robert in New Jersey calls and gives a report on feeding Xtreme Cichlid Diet to his Discus Fish.
The Bailey Brothers encourage YOU to call Pet Fish Talk
during the show and talk about your pet fish.
 
 
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