Category Archives: freshwater fin fish

nutritive metals in rainbow trout diets

Nicolas R. Bury, Paul A. Walker, and Chris N. Glover from the King’s College London, School of Health and Life Sciences, have published a report entitled Nutritive metal uptake in teleost fish. From the abstract: Transition metals are essential for … Continue reading

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keeping native fish as pets

The Native Fish Conservancy is about preserving the North American aquatic heritage. A group of like-minded conservationists, they are seeking other people, willing to donate time and skills to the ongoing development and production of the e-newsletter, the web site, … Continue reading

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Freshwater Fishes of Iran

Brian Coad has published a substantial work in the Freshwater Fishes of Iran. From the introduction: This work is meant to provide a guide to the freshwater fishes of Iran. There are no modern keys to this fauna, some available … Continue reading

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Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) in the Great Lakes

Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) was initially noted as a disease of cultured European rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). The disease has been noted amongst marine species, notably farmed turbot (Germany, Scotland and Ireland), but until relatively recently (approximately Spring 2005), appears … Continue reading

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grass carp – Ctenopharyngodon idella

Grass carp, or white amur (Ctenopharyngodon idella) are originally from China. They are a different species from the common carp. Aptly named, grass carp feed on vegetation, and will consume pelleted food when available. They can grow to 35 kg, … Continue reading

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