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Data Sheet: Tetraodon Fluviatilis “Green Puffer”

DATA SHEET Scientific name: Tetraodon Fluviatilis Common name: Green Puffer Taxonomic classification: Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order: Tetraodontiformes Suborder: Tetraodontoidei Family: Tetraodontidi Genus: Tetraodon Species: Fluviatilis Description: The Green puffer Tetraodon Fluviatilis has a claviform body with a very large head, eyes are spaced and independent and are part of a few fish that can close their eyes, no ventral fins, caudal peduncle used as […]

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Data Sheet: Xenia Sp.

TECHNICAL DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Xenia sp. Common Name: Xenia pumping, Pulse Corals Taxonomic Classification: Phylum: Cnidaria Class: Anthozoa  Subclass: Octocorallia  Order: Alcyonacea  Suborder: Alcyoniina Family: Xeniidae Genus: Xenia Species: Xenia sp. Description: Xenia Sp. belongs to the family of soft corals and has a incrustant and weed growth if the conditions allow it. It has very […]

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Data Sheet: Poecilia Reticulata “Guppy”

DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Poecilia Reticulata Common Name: Guppy Taxonomic Classification: Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii Order: Cyprinodontiformes Suborder: Cyprinodontoidei Family: Poeciliidae Genus: Poecilia Species: Reticulata Description: The male is smaller, has a squat body with a small head, curved back, rounded belly and a pointed caudal peduncle, ending with a rounded tail. The dorsal fin is high, the ventrils are, the anal is […]

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Data sheet: Limulus Polyphemus

DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Limulus Polyphemus Common Name: Horseshoe Taxonomic Classification: Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Merostomata Order: Xiphosura Suborder: Xiphosurida Family: Limulidae Genus: Limulus Species: Polyphemus Description: Since the Cambrian period there were the Xifosurides, a primitive marine group, which today we consider living fossils. The Horseshoe has a hard segmented horseshoe-shaped segmented carapace, with two simple, median and light-sensitive eyes as well as two side-facing eyes […]

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Data sheet: Chaetodon semilarvatus

We could not start the fish data sheets without talking about the fishes on the logo of the Magazine   and Forum Vitadibarriera.               DATA SHEET Scientific Name: Chaetodon semilarvatus Common Name: Blue-cheeked butterfly fish Taxonomic Classification: Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Subclass: Neopterygii  Order: Perciformes Suborder: Percoidea Family: Chaetodontidae Genus: Chaetodon Species: Semilarvatus Description: It has a heavily […]

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Remedy to bad smell coming from collection cup of the skimmer

A “Protein Skimmer” is a well-known marine aquarium-based tool that helps keep water clean from pollutants. Each marine aquarist knows very well the result of a good foaming, a dark-smelling liquid in the collection cup. This liquid contains a mixture of many substances that have been removed from the aquarium’s water and is the product of […]

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Zoomark 2017 International in Bologna 11-14 May

Zoomark International is the top trade event in Europe for the pet supplies market in the odd years. Started in 1985 and celebrating its seventeenth anniversary, the event is a powerful networking platform that allows to unveil the latest products, upgrade professionally, meet international top players, promote business and develop new partnerships in Italy and […]