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  1. General Aquaria Discussion
    Closeup Boulengerochromis microlepis. Photo by Ad Konings Commonly known as the Emperor Cichlid, Boulengerochromis microlepis is a giant from Lake Tanganyika. Reaching sizes of 20 inches in length and rumored to reach up to 3 feet, B. microlepis is the largest known cichlid. Due to its size, it...
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    Lake Malawi cichlids at Georgia Aquarium. Photo by Fredlyfish4 CC by 3.0 A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that environmental change, specifically periods of deep water, created the right conditions for diversification in Lake Malawi...
  3. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is hosting this year's International Aquarium Congress. The IAC meets every four years in different locations around the world to provide "the scientific community with the latest on marine life research, extending the opportunity to discuss global...
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    Islands of Steel exhibit. Photo: Texas State Aquarium The Texas State Aquarium is almost back to full capacity less than two months after a mislabeled chemical killed nearly 400 fish. The mistake caused the deaths of marine fish in multiple exhibits, including the 125,000 gallon Islands of...
  5. General Aquaria Discussion
    Islands of Steel. Texas State Aquarium An improperly labeled container thought to contain a parasite treatment led to the deaths of almost all fish in three exhibits at the Texas State Aquarium. Islands of Steel (pictured above), a 125,000 gallon aquarium representing a Gulf of Mexico oil...
  6. General Aquaria Discussion
    Scuba Santa at Newport Aquarium With Christmas just a month away many public aquariums will be hosting Scuba Santa. For hobbyists with a family, this is an activity you and the entire family can enjoy, especially for your youngest children. I couldn't find where the tradition began, but it...
  7. General Aquaria Discussion
    This Father's Day why not take dad (or make your kids take you) to your local aquarium. Aquarium discounts are being offered this weekend in many cities in celebration of Father's Day. This is a great way to spend some time with your father or your kids and save some money too! Most discounts...
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    Electric Eel. Photo by George Grall The National Aquarium in D.C., which first opened its doors in 1885, is set to close September 30th. As part of the Herbert C. Hoover Building renovation, the 1500 species of animals are being moved to other aquariums. The closure of the aquarium will signal...
  9. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Ptychochromis insolitus (London Zoo) Ptychochromis insolitus, aka Mangarahara cichlid, is thought to be extinct in the wild. Officially described less than 10 years ago, its habitat along the Amboaboa and Mangarahara Rivers has been destroyed. The London Zoo, which has two male specimens, has...
  10. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on beautiful Yaquina Bay in Newport, OR. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages and is currently looking volunteers. Opportunities for volunteers include serving as interpretative...
  11. General Aquaria Discussion
    The Vancouver Aquarium Jelly Cam Several aquariums and zoos are streaming their exhibits live for everyone to enjoy. These aquarium webcams offer a small glimpse of what the exhibits have to offer. Unfortunately I haven't been able to find one that provides views of their cichlid exhibits. You...
  12. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    The New York Aquarium is set to have a partial reopening some time this spring. On October 29th 2012, the storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy caused extensive flooding and power outages throughout New York City. Although animal losses at the aquarium due to the storm were minimal, there was...
  13. General Aquaria Discussion
    Photo by Kyle Ford, popphoto.com Next time you visit a public aquarium, don't go home with the same, bland photos. Make sure you come prepared with some aquarium photography tips and get a spectacular photo. Although we have some nice articles on how to photograph your fish at home in the...
  14. The C.A.R.E.S. Preservation Program
    Aquariums nationwide have seen an increased attendance. This is a positive sign in so many ways. People going out and spending money on leisure activities is a good sign for the economy. Aside from that, aquariums will have a good reason to keep their doors open and the local economies in cities...
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