Fish of the Week

Fish of the Week: Koi

Happy President’s Day! Our fish of the week is the koi. Koi (Cyprinus carpio) Koi, a member of the carp (Cyprinidae) family, like the goldfish and zebrafish, are some of the most popular aquatic pets. Koi are kept in outdoor ponds and can be kept outdoors all year round, even in areas that are seasonally …

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Fish of the Week: Zebrafish

This week’s fish: Zebrafish (Danio reiro) Zebrafish are long, tiny (approx. 4 cm on average) aquarium fish that are making waves in health research. These small fish have a high regenerative capacity, making them more and more popular as a laboratory animal. They have participated in research involving cancer, cardiovascular disease, immune function, retinal damage …

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Fish of the Week: Lionfish

This week’s fish of the week is the Lionfish! Lionfish (Pterois volitans) Lionfish are a popular aquarium fish, with their red stripes and long spines. The spines, however, contain venom that the lionfish uses as a defensive mechanism. They do not move too fast, so their spines help protect against predators. Do NOT go sticking …

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