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Old 06-22-2012, 12:59 PM   #1
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Talking Fun Facts...

I haven't seen a fun facts thread yet if there is one sorry if not this is a simple thread just post some fun facts about fishes or anything related so maybe someone might learn something and pass it on

Going to start with my favorite marine fish!

1.) Seahorses are fish! (Really they are)
2.) Bad swimmers! (Well a horse in water of course they are)
3.) They live around the world from temperate to tropical waters (So look out)
4.) There are 53 species of seahorses from 1in to 14in (They get big)
5.) They dont have stomachs so they eat none stop (Confirmed POP)
6.) They mate for life (True love)
7.) Male seahorses give birth (Thats got to hurt)
8.) Experts at hiding (Wheres waldo?)
9.) Sadly they are used as medicine and souvenirs and art (Makes me sad)
10.) Vulnerable to extinction due to over harvesting and #9 (Makes me cry)

and keep sharing your fun facts!
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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1- Guppies breed like rabbits
2- Platies breed like rabbits
3- Swordtails breed like rabbits
4- Mollies breed like rabbits
5- Livebearers breed like rabbits
How to breed livebearers-
Get a tank
Add water
Cycle
Add livebearers
Wahla! Baby fish!
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #3
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1- Guppies breed like rabbits
2- Platies breed like rabbits
3- Swordtails breed like rabbits
4- Mollies breed like rabbits
5- Livebearers breed like rabbits
How to breed livebearers-
Get a tank
Add water
Cycle
Add livebearers
Wahla! Baby fish!
Haha true!

The clown fish has the ability to change its gender and sexual organs depending on what is needed to breed
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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Mudskippers spend more time on land then in water.

Another fish that goes on land is the climbing perch.

Beta is actually pronounced beh-tuh not bay-tuh
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #5
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Goldfish have teeth.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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The mangrove killifish can live for months out of water (in trees) by converting it's gills, it's a self fertilizing hermaphrodite, and it can also maneuver and hunt on dry land.
http://www.practicalfishkeeping.co.u...t.php?sid=3383
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Fish do not have a 3 minute memory span, and they can be taught to do tricks!
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Erm, not to burst your bubble but seahorses will mate with multiple partners (not monogamous)
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Parrot fish(saltwater) can produce a protective toxic slime coat when they sleep to protect themselves from predators
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:31 AM   #10
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The knife fish has a weakly electric organ it uses to help find its way around, and food. Other fish with electrical signals will throw this off.

The only Knife that lives in a group is the Glass Knife, and they use these signals to communicate.

The Glass Knife is known as such because it is partially clear, but it's fin is completely clear, so you can't see the rippling movement, making the Knives look jet-propelled.

Smaller species of knife, like the common African Brown Knife, range from 8 to 11 inches, but one of the largest, the Aba knife, can reach over 5 feet, but it is still kept by aquarists, even though it is highly aggressive towards tank mate and owner, and must be kept alone.

The Aba knife is also one of the only ones to have its long fin on its back instead of belly.

The Featherfin knife has one fin on its back, pointed upwards and, like the name suggests, roughly feather-shaped.
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Fish do not have a 3 minute memory span, and they can be taught to do tricks!
Here is a cool video of comet the goldfish doing some tricks

http://animal.discovery.com/tv-shows...g-goldfish.htm
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Plecos have the ability to breath out of water.
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Fact monster is hungry!

aka bump lol
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FUN FISH FACT #1: Fish have been on the earth for more than 450 million years.

FUN FISH FACT #2: Fish were well established long before dinosaurs roamed the earth.

FUN FISH FACT #3: There are over 25,000 identified species of fish on the earth.

FUN FISH FACT #4: It is estimated that there may still be over 15,000 fish species that have not yet been identified.

FUN FISH FACT #5: There are more species of fish than all the species of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals combined.

FUN FISH FACT #6: 40% of all fish species inhabit fresh water, yet less than .01% of the earth’s water is fresh water.

FUN FISH FACT #7: The spotted climbing perch is able to absorb oxygen from the air and will crawl overland using its strong pectoral fins.

FUN FISH FACT #8: Some fish, like sharks, don’t possess an air bladder to help keep them afloat and must either swim continually or rest on the bottom.

FUN FISH FACT #9: Some fish make sounds by grating their teeth and others, like some catfish, make sounds from their air filled swim bladder.

FUN FISH FACT #10: Some species of fish can fly (glide), while others can skip along the surface and others can even climb rock.

FUN FISH FACT #11: Fish have a specialized sense organ called the lateral line which works much like radar and helps them navigate in dark or murky water.

FUN FISH FACT #12: The largest fish is the great whale shark which can reach fifty feet in length.

FUN FISH FACT #13: The smallest fish is the Philippine goby that is less than 1/3 of an inch when fully grown.

FUN FISH FACT #14: Tropical fish are one of the most popular pets in the U.S.

FUN FISH FACT #15: I once caught a fish thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis big! (just kidding)
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# 15 is the best.
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