Sebastian Hirsch Loves The Anglerfish

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Sebastian Hirsch has had a unique fascination with the creatures of the deep for many years, half of his life in fact. Hirsch has taken more appreciation to the unique deep sea anglerfish for the past 5 years because of it’s wicked look and way it “hunts” for food, but would not suggest any butler to serve this fish as a meal. The anglerfish, according to Sebastian Hirsch, has a right to be grumpy and aggressive because it is perhaps the ugliest creature in the world and think of where it lives. If you had to live in pure darkness and lonesomeness, which is where the fish can be found, you’d surely be grumpy too.

Sebastian Hirsch says there must be well over 200 species of anglerfish, but the majority of these live far too deep to be found in the Antarctic oceans at this time. One of the most fascinating things Sebastian Hirsch loves about the gloomy Angler fish is the appearance of these creature. Their mouths are full of jagged teeth which are actually transparent. The light on their heads is a baiting tool used to lure victims to their doom.

Reefs2Go Clean Up Crews Review

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Reefs2GoKeeping a coral reef tank clean is often quite a difficult task, as removing cloudy water from the tank may also remove some of the vital nutrients that many tank inhabitants need to thrive. Aquarists therefore spend a great deal of their time attempting to strike the ideal balance between the appearance of their tank and the continued health of the many members of the contained ecosystem, an accomplishment that is certainly no easy feat. Apparently is quite familiar with the many issues facing saltwater tank enthusiasts, as the online provider of just about everything related to reef tanks has an entire section of its site devoted to custom clean-up crews.

This is an ingenious idea from a company that clearly understands the needs of its customers. The concept of the clean-up crew is one that is common to aquarists, but the fact that has done its research in order to put together crews that serve a variety of specific purposes makes the cleaning process that much easier. The customized clean-up crews vary in type and in number, as they are all grouped together in order to ideally perform a specific function within the tank.

Aquarists who find their nitrate levels rising can achieve reduction through the use of a clean-up crew that includes copepods, amphipods, caulerpa and chaeto, all of which work in concert to lower the nitrate levels in a saltwater tank in a natural manner. The clean-up crew immediately goes to work upon arrival and nitrates return to levels that are safe for the tank’s varied inhabitants, with the crew seamlessly fitting in with the original members of the tank.

The efforts of the clean-up crews offered by are not limited to nitrate reduction, as there are many other functions that these unique crews are able to serve. The company has also put together a clean-up crew for the specific purpose of eating any of the algae that may be growing within the tank. This crew is populated by a variety of snails that typically function best in tanks that are in excess of 50 gallons. Over 100 snails in total are included, with half of them being Nassarius snails and the remainder being made up of Cerith snails (both large and small), Turbo snails, Astrea snails and Nerite snails. These snails work together to control the development of any nuisance algae while safely inhabiting the reef tank in which they have been introduced.

In addition to crews that specifically address nitrate levels and algae development, has also put together crews that are uniquely suited for the many different types of tank environments that aquarists keep in their homes. Whether these are small saltwater tanks or large Caribbean saltwater tanks, the company has assembled clean-up crews that address the cleaning needs of each tank in the most ideal way possible. These particular crews include various types of hermit crab, snails and starfish, and are assembled to achieve the practical cleaning goals while also contributing to the overall aesthetic appeal of the tank through the crew’s diversity.

As always, can be counted on to provide outstanding customer service that includes some of the most impressive shipping practices in the industry. The company exercises a great deal of caution in shipping so that customers can feel confident that their cleaning crew is very likely to arrive alive and well, making it possible for tank enthusiasts to allow every member of the crew to get right to work. The company has stated time and again that it strives to provide the best level of care to all of its “Wet Pets,” and the amount of time and care that is put into each shipment is certainly emblematic of this particular statement.

With regard to cost, the cleaning crews available through represent some of the best values in the industry. Given that the crews are already assembled for a specific function, it is quite surprising that each crew’s cost was so low in spite of this additional service provided by the company. Perhaps it should not be all that surprising, however, as the company does have a longstanding reputation for offering exceptional prices and outstanding services to its customers.

Sunbeam Monster Fish

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imagesGL105NF8 imagesHAZGCKJCThere is a monster fish in Sunbeam Lake.  When I paddle my kayak through the lake this huge fish jumps out of the water right next to me.  It must be an old carp but it sure acts like a monster.  I would guess it at two feet long and around twenty five pounds.  I am not a fisherman but this fish is interesting.  I thought there was something wrong with this fish at first but it seems to be making it just fine.  I have seen it float on the surface and wave its fin at me.  Luke Weil has seen the monster fish and believes.

Backyard Fish Ponds Are the Next Logical Step for Fish Tank Enthusiasts

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Another Montana gem, the Big Hole.

Another Montana gem, the Big Hole.

Fish tank enthusiasts simply cannot get enough of saltwater and freshwater tanks, but not nearly enough tank enthusiasts try their hand at managing a backyard fish pond. These ponds are every bit as enjoyable as a tank, and it is a great medium in which enthusiasts can use their creativity in a less traditional way. According to Luke Weil, there are more suitable options for the inhabitants of these ponds than many people realize, as a backyard pond can house more than just goldfish or koi.

Depending on the geographic area, these ponds can be stocked with rainbow trout, largemouth bass, catfish, bluegill and more. These types of fish are hardly ever found in traditional fish tanks, so a backyard pond can be useful in providing additional diversity for fish tank enthusiasts to enjoy. Of course, a backyard pond is also an enjoyable project that requires different care and maintenance than a traditional tank, but it is not so different that it is difficult in any way.

For fish tank enthusiasts looking for a new challenge that also beautifies their backyard, a pond stocked with fish is the way to go. New fish can be stocked in the pond and there are plenty of landscaping options to enhance the look of a pond of any size. Just like a tank, a pond will require a pump to keep the water circulating, so placement will be somewhat dependent on the location of a power source to operate the pump.

Fishy Business

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untitled (202) untitled (201)The typical pet store will have gold fish for sale.  Gold fish are the most common fish for aquariums as they are hearty and can live in most environments.  As they are easy to keep alive most people begin their fish experience with them.  How many gold fish get flushed down the toilet every day?  I would have to guess it would be hundreds.  How many have you flushed in your life.  What does that men about the fish?  Are their lives so worthless that we flush them away when they perish?  I guess so. is a look at the wasted lives of the humble gold fish.

Something Fishy

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untitled (11) untitled (10) imagesXFXB3PD7I woke up this morning to a stench coming from my room mates room.  Upon investigation I discovered a filthy fish tank full of dead or dieing fish.  I imediately dispatchd the dead and dieing fish to the toilet and dump the entire tank in the dumpster.  I cant wait to see if my room mate even notices the tank missing.  He obiviously doesnt care about the poor creatures or he would have tended to their needs more.  We do have a no pet rule so I feel I am within my rights.  This is so typical of pet owners that cant even take care of themselves.  Tonye Cole can speak on my behalf.

Giant Fish

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untitled (17)I kayak in the lake near my home often and I have seen the biggest fish ever jump out next to me!  It was a bit scary but amazing at the same time.  I must have startled the fish as it jumped right out of the water and landed with a great splash.  I continued around the lake and here comes a turtle!  This was how I got hooked on kayaking.  You just don’t see these things from the bank.  I try to go a few times each week.  the exorcise is good ant the exploring is fun.  I would like to take the kayak with me but it is too large for the car rack. Dana Sibilsky is a great lake person.

Sick Fish

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untitled (2)Are your fish sick.  By the time you notice that your fish are not acting right it may be too late to save them.  Some fish problems are not preventable so it is best to do the things that we know helps.  Keeping the water clean is one of the most important things you can do for your fish.  This sounds simple but it isn’t.  Keeping the water clean with a filter is basic but what about the oxygen levels or the acidic levels?  You cant see these problems with the naked eye so how do you know when they need attention?  The best way is to change out the water frequently.  Fresh water is the answer to most water related problems.  Consolidated Credit can help you buy the right equipment.

Many Fish Are at Risk Due to Human Impact, Including Climate Change and Poaching

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Arctic Cod

It is not any big secret that humans have had a major impact on ecosystems all over the world. Two activities in particular are poised to have a damaging effect on a number of different types of fish and may ultimately lead to extinction. Due to climate change and poaching, both the Arctic cod and the Atlantic sturgeon may be at risk of disappearing altogether if changes are not made quickly.

The Arctic cod is dependent on the cold temperatures of the northern Alaskan waters, and the range that they can tolerate is shockingly small. These fish typically thrive in conditions in which the water is a relatively constant 0 degrees Celsius, but they do not survive well if the temperature goes up by a mere 2.5 degrees.


Atlantic Sturgeon

This could have disastrous consequences, as there is a great deal of marine life that depend on the fat-dense Arctic cod for sustenance. The loss of the Arctic cod could also lead to the widespread expansion of the saffron cod, a species of fish that has already begun to migrate to the Arctic waters.

As for the Atlantic sturgeon, poachers have become quite bold in fishing the endangered species for nothing more than a meal. It seems that these poachers are proud to boast of eating a fish that is so rare that it is endangered, and the disgust over these poachers’ actions has been widespread.

As recent Occidental Vacation Club reviews pointed out, educational activities are the key to conservation. Many vacationers have returned from their tropical destinations with a renewed dedication to conserving the beautiful wildlife they encountered. This was especially true of those who went snorkeling in the beautiful reefs just off the sandy shores of Aruba.

Always Conduct Due Diligence Before Adding a Fish to Your Tank

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It is easy for fish tank enthusiasts to act impulsively during trips to the local pet store. After all, there are always plenty of available options and it is not uncommon for a new fish to quickly catch a tank enthusiast’s eye. There are, of course, several drawbacks to acting impulsively, and new additions to the tank should always be carefully considered well in advance.

Adam Kutner, a longtime fish tank enthusiast who has seen this mistake made all too often, notes that there can be many disastrous consequences to impulsively adding a fish to an existing tank. How the fish will interact with other inhabitants of the tank is an important consideration, so tank enthusiasts should do their homework so they understand the temperament of the fish they are adding and what dangers they may present to an existing community.

Considering how expensive many of the fish that populate tanks can be, it is incredibly wasteful to buy a fish that is going to cause harm to others already in the tank or that will be harmed once it is added to the tank. This is not only a waste of money, but it is also incredibly unfair to the fish involved. If a tank enthusiast is going to buy a fish impulsively, they might as well buy the fish that are available at the annual Mullet Toss, which is, of course, both a waste of money and an event that is so obviously unfair to the fish.