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1 “Fishin” in our classroom By: Madison Willits 7b Jones

2 Orange Von Rio Flame Tetra When they are exposed to a lot of disturbances, they become very timid and their coloring will pale. They don't always show off real well in pet store aquariums where they are exposed to a lot of activity, and for this reason are not the most popular of tetras. The Flame Tetra, was described by Myers in 1924. They are found in South America in coastal rivers in Eastern Brazil, around Rio de Janeiro where they feed on worms, small crustaceans, and plants. The Flame Tetra is a deep bodied fish with the typical tetra shape. They are silver in the front but becomes a fiery red on the back, especially at the base of the fins. There are two black stripes that run up and down behind the gills and they have a blue eye ring. These fish get up to 1.5 inches (4 cm).

3 Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinoptervgii Order: Characiformes Family: Characidae Subfamily: Tetragonopterinae Genus: Hyphessosbrvcon Species: H. flammeus Binomial nomenclature: Hyphessobrycon flammeus

4 Australian rainbow fish Rainbow fish belong to the melanotaeniida family and inhabit the waters of Australia and New Guinea. They are peaceful and undemanding, and are as beautiful as the name suggests, wearing the vivid colors of the rainbow. Rainbow fish have laterally compressed bodies, forming an elongated diamond shape. Their shape varies by species as they may be deep-bodied or have a more slender appearance. The size of their bodies vary from 3 cm to 15 cm. Most rainbow fish are quite hardy, with the larger species expected to live as long as six years in captivity. Rainbow fish are omnivores and generally eat all types of live, fresh and flake food. Their diet can be supplemented with white worms, blood worms and brine shrimp Rainbow fish lay eggs year round in their native habitat. When rainbow fish were first described in 1843, they were referred to as sunfish Rainbow fish is group of small and usually colorful fishes found in the southern hemisphere. They did not grew popular among aquarists until fairly recently, which is actually a bit strange considering their beauty and sturdiness.

5 Different types of Australian rainbow fish Cairns Rainbowfish Threadfin Rainbowfish Lake Eacham Rainbowfish Exquisite Rainbowfish Murray River Rainbowfish Slender Rainbowfish MacCulloch’s Rainbowfish Black-banded Rainbowfish Pygmy Rainbowfish Western Rainbowfish Chequered Rainbowfish Eastern Rainbowfish Desert Rainbowfish Banded Rainbowfish Ornate Rainbowfish Scientific classification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Actinopterygii Order:Atheriniformes Family:Melanotaeniidae Genus:Melanotaenia Species:M. fluviatilis Binomial name Melanotaenia fluviatilis

6 Glass fish The Glass Fish originated from brackish waters in India and Thailand. It is also known as the Indian Glassy Fish, Glass Perch, Disco Fish and the Painted Glass Fish. It is known by the scientific names Parambassis ranga and Parambassis baculis. It has a translucent clear glass appearance and its internal bone structure is clearly visible. The body shape is similar to that of a Blackskirt Tetra. The Glass Fish can be fed flake foods, but prefers live foods. It will eat brine shrimp, wingless fruit flies, bloodworms, glass worms and tubifex worms. The Glass Fish is frequently injected with various fluorescent dyes using a large gauge needle. In fact, “unpainted” varieties are rarely available. The injections kill a large portion of the fish that are initially injected. Others develop infections while the dye is lodged in their cells. The small percentage of fish that survive will lose most of their coloration within 6 months. The practice of painting these fish has nearly eliminated the availability of the unpainted variety in the pet industry.

7 They are a schooling fish, and prefer to be kept in groups of five or more. They can be kept in smaller numbers, but they will be shy and will spend much of their time hiding. Even when kept in larger numbers, they tend to not be aggressive, though they can get to be very bold and energetic.

8 Found in the Madeira and Guaporé regions of the Amazon river, and in upper Paraguay, the Serpae Tetra (also known as the Red Minor Tetra or the Jewel Tetra), is one of the more colorful tetras that sometimes gets a bad reputation for being a fin nipper With their body shades varying from bright red to reddish brown, they look their best in an aquarium with a lush growth of live aquarium plants. Their distinguishing marks are a black comma-shaped mark that is found right behind the gill cover. As the fish grows older, the marking grows smaller. The anal fin, ventral fins and tail are all red, and the anal fin is fringed with black and white layers. The dorsal fin of the Serpae tetra is tall and black, and has a thin white fringe (which can sometimes have a reddish tint). They frequently inhabit densely vegetated and stagnant waters where they stay close to the surface among plants. They feed on worms, crustaceans, insects and plants. These fish get up to 1.75 inches (4 cm). The

9 The parents will eat the eggs and babies Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Actinopterygii Order:Characiformes Family:Characidae Genus:Hyphessobrycon Species:H. eques Binomial name Hyphessobrycon eques The eggs should hatch in 24-28 hours.

10 Powder blue dwarf The Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami is a color-morph of the Dwarf Gourami. sporting primarily blue color overall with very diminished vertical striping. Other than its coloration however, the Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami is the same as the regular Dwarf Gourami. Not only are they hardy but they stay fairly small, reaching only about 2 inches. Being a peaceful fish makes them a good addition to a community tank but they can be a little timid, especially if housed with fish that pester them. The Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami is a captive bred color-morph of the Dwarf Gourami. Dwarf Gouramis are found in waterways and paddy fields of the tropical Far East; India, west Bengal, Assam, and Bangladesh. They typically inhabit areas with thick vegetation, such as the wetlands of the Ganges river; Jumna, Bramaputra, and the Baram river in Borneo. Two inches (5 cm) is a good length for this gourami to reach in the aquarium, though males can get slightly larger up to a maximum of two and a half inches (6cm).

11 the Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami will generally eat all kinds of live, fresh, and flake foods. Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Actinopterygii Order:Perciformes Family:Osphronemidae Genus:Colisa CuvierColisa Cuvier, 1831 Species:C. lalia Binomial name Colisa lalia

12 Golden algae eater This slender algae eater has a silver underbelly with a bright yellow/gold back. A horizontal line that is patterned runs along the side. The Gold Algae Eater comes from Northern India. It is usually kept in tanks for the purpose of keeping algae under control. The main source of food is algae on plants, rocks, glass, and driftwood. Algae based wafers should be provided if there is a lack of algae. Golden Algae Eaters tend to have an slender body and a disc-shaped mouth, which enables them to hang to slippery surface in fast moving water. Golden Algae Eaters come in a wide variety of colors, from being golden yellow, and some of them have a notable black stripe from the tip of its "nose" to its tail. The stripe is often broken, and there can be black spotting along the back and at the base of the dorsal and caudal fin. When small, golden algae eaters make good tank mates with most other fishes, as they feed primary on algae and leaves other fish alone. However, it has been noted that even small golden algae eaters has a tendency to nip at slower moving fishes such as goldfish, or flat sized fishes such as discus and angel fish.

13 Scientific classification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Actinopterygii Order:Cypriniformes Family:Gyrinocheilidae Genus:Gyrinocheilus Vaillant, 1902 Vaillant Species G. aymonieri G. pennocki G. pustulosus Gyrinocheilus, also Chinese algae eater or sucking loach, is the single genus in the family Gyrinocheilidae, a family of small Southeast Asian cypriniform fish that live in fast-flowing freshwater mountain streams.

14 Zebra danio This stripe-bodied fish is a native of Eastern India’s freshwaters. In particular, it is an inhabitant of India and Cambodia’s creeks, ditches, and even canals. It is a tough sort of fish which can survive either in whitewater or black water niche. It only requires moderate to fast moving waters. The body of Zebra Danios is a shimmering metallic silver/gold accented with bright, blue zebra stripes with a hint of purple. Female Zebra Danios have more subdued coloration than males.

15 They will eat vitamin enriched flakes, frozen, freeze dried and live foods Scientific classification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Actinopterygii Order:Cypriniformes Family:Cyprinidae Genus:Danio Species:D. rerio Binomial name Danio rerio Lifespan : 2 - 5 years

16 red tailed black variatus The Red tailed Black Variatus is a North American livebearer related to and in the same genus, Xiphophorus, as the swordtails. Males often reach 4cm (1.5 in.). Females are somewhat larger and much heavier. Males have black bodies with yellow dorsals and red tails. Females have black bodies and red caudles. This fish has no natural range, but of its ancestors hail from Mexican and Central America. This fish is not aggressive and is active.

17 Scientific classification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Actinopterygii Order:Cyprinodontiformes Family:Poeciliidae Genus:Xiphophorus Species:X. variatus Binomial name Xiphophorus variatus

18 Upside down catfish Numbered among the Synodontis species, the upside-down catfish is aptly named for its upside down swimming posture. They are a popular species that apparently have been admired for countless centuries, as their images have been found in ancient Egyptian art. Considered a dwarf catfish, they reach an adult size of 3-4 inches. Like other members of the Mochikidae family, they have large eyes, a large adipose fin, forked tail, and three pairs of barbels. Their light brown colored body is covered with dark brown blotches of various sizes. In nature the upside down catfish feeds primarily on insects at the surface of the water. They will also graze on algae to supplement their diet. In the aquarium environment they adapt readily to all types of foods, from dry to live or frozen. Like most catfish, it tends to hide during the day and become active at night. The Upside-Down Catfish grows to 3.5 inches

19 Synodontis njassae Scientific classification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Actinopterygii Order:Siluriformes Family:Mochokidae Genus:Synodontis Cuvier, 1816 Cuvier Type species Silurus clarias

20 The neon tetra The Neon Tetra has a light-blue back over a silver- white abdomen. The fish is characterized by an iridescent blue horizontal stripe along each side of the fish from its nose to the base of the adipose fin, and an iridescent red stripe that begins at the middle of the body and extends to the base of the caudal fin. Most, if not all, will develop an olive green sheen lining their backs. The fish is completely transparent (including fins) except for these markings. During the night, the blue and red become silver as the fish rests—it reactivates once it becomes active in the morning. It grows to approximately 3 cm (1.2 in) in overall length.

21 Neon tetraNeon tetra Scientific classification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Actinopterygii Order:Characiformes Family:Characidae Genus:Paracheirodon Species:P. innesi Binomial name Paracheirodon innesi

22 Glofish The GloFish is a patented brand of genetically modified (GM) fluorescent zebrafish with bright red, green, and orange fluorescent color. Although not originally developed for the ornamental fish trade, it is the first genetically modified animal to become publicly available as a pet. GloFish were introduced to the United States market in late 2003. Fluorescent zebra fish were specially bred to help detect environmental pollutants. By adding a natural fluorescence gene to the fish, scientists are able to quickly and easily determine when our waterways are contaminated.

23 Scientific classification Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Class:Actinopterygii Order:Cypriniformes Family:Cyprinidae Genus:Danio Species:D. rerio Binomial name Danio rerio Same as the zebra danio

24 Lamp eye tetra The Red Eye Tetra or Red Eyed Tetra originates from Brazil and Paraguay. It has a bright red spot over the eye and a broad vertical black band at the base of the tail. The body is silver or golden. Tetras prefer dim lighting. Opens spaces and hiding places are both desired. Red Eye Tetras are a typical schooling tetra and should be kept in groups of at least 6. They tend to nip at fins and at plants. They are definitely not good companions for smaller tetras and guppies. Red Eyes eat flake foods, freeze dried bloodworms and brine shrimp. The Lamp eye tetra is a fish native to waters of Eastern South America and is sometimes kept as a pet. Like other members of the tetra family, they are smaller with a maximum length of less than five inches fully grown. Their body shape is typical of others of their group.


26 Ghost fish re considered by some to be cute, this fish has very poor eyesight. They detect food and or danger by utilizing the "whiskers" or "feelers", located near their mouths. They have been reported to grow anywhere from two and a half inches to eight inches long. It's head and body make up less than 20% of its total size. Upon maturity, a small pink patch will appear on the operculum. The dorsal fin consists of one single hard ray, while the anal fin is particularly long, and runs from the anal opening to the base of the caudal fin, the ladder is deeply forked. These fish are known to be shy and do not fair well alone. Lifespan is approximately 8 years if well cared for. They prefer live foods such as brine shrimp, blood worms, glass worms and tub flex worms. However, they will take frozen foods such as, frozen brine shrimp, plankton, beef heart, glass worms or blood worms. They are also known as Indian Ghosts, Ghost Fish, Glass Catfish, or Glass Cats. If they are not kept in groups, they will often go into a state of stress, stop eating, and waste away.

27 Scientific classification Domain:Eukaryota Kingdom:Animalia Phylum:Chordata Subphylum:Vertebrata Superclass:Osteichthyes Class:Actinopterygii Subclass:Neopterygii Infraclass:Teleostei Superorder:Ostariophysi Order:Siluriformes Family:Siluridae Genus:Kryptopterus Species:K. minor Binomial name Kryptopterus minor

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