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     For the November 04, 2009 Pet Fish Talk Show.
In this show the Bailey Brothers talk about the Fish in the News, Nevin's Fishy Factoid, then talk with callers and read questions from listeners.

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Listening Guide with Comments, Pictures, and Links for this Week's Pet Fish Talk Show
Fish in the News from Brad in Michigan
Hey Guys, WOW, have to watch out for those pesky giant jellyfish!! ... giant-jellyfish.html
Fish in the News from Dan in Missouri
Just in case Robert in NJ missed this one ...
Also - Next time you get into planted tanks w/ CO2 injection, please review the role Drop Checkers can play and mention the special benefits canister filters confer on CO2 injected tanks.
I really like all of the camera discussions of late. My "point and shoot" is dying, so I guess it's time for me to get a D40 or something similar. My mom has an older (seldom used) Nikon film camera with some excellent lenses that I would not mind using (despite having to manually focus them) with a dSLR.
Fish in the News from Robert in New Jersey
Win $500 in the 2009 North Carolina Aquariums' Photo Contest. ... Photo_Contest
Aquarium of the Bay Analyzes Sevengill Shark Research. ... 91015
Dive volunteers needed. ... bodycopyrag-shores.html
Oldest Bongo In North America Dies At Zoo Atlanta.
Diver bitten by angel shark.
More than 600 lionfish caught. ... 86528
Something fishy! ... something-fishy.html

Fisherman hauls in super-starfish with eight legs instead of five. ... 4tOqT
Manatee in James River? ... 04998.story
Briceville students study creek to see science in action. ... science-action/

Despite tightened regulations, exotic pets still popular.
8 Safe Fish for Pregnant Women ... 02102
Float it in your fish tank? ... aquarium-casemod/
Fish eating worm invades aquarium. ... 18980.stm
Mantis Shrimp Eyes Could Show Way To Better DVD players. ... 62459.htm
Marine Lab Team Seeks To Understand Coral Bleaching. ... 14357.htm
Healthiest Coral Reefs In Gulf Of Mexico ... 42508.htm
First Ever Method To Genetically Identify All Eight Tuna Species. ... 20014.htm
Heavier FITN from Robert in New Jersey
Meeting point hypothesis for schooling in pelagic fish. ... 829ff89
The sonic effects of offshore wind farms on fish in the EU region. ... xfcb7f4
Multi-scale determinants of parasite abundance ... ... a608c2
Summer fish communities in northern Gulf of Mexico estuaries ... ... 83e6a4
Intergenomic epitasis causes asynchronous hatch times ... ... art00017

Each week for a long time our fishy pal, Robert in New Jersey, has scoured the Internet for interesting news about fish. He sends us an email with those links, we post them, and then discuss them at the beginning of each show. We encourage you to click on the underlined links and read some of the stories. Then call us during any live show and talk about it. You too can send us a link to an interesting story about Fish in the News.
San Diego Tropical Fish Society's Show
This weekend, October 31 - November 1, 2009, the San Diego Tropical Fish Society has it's annual show in beautiful Balboa Park. Tom and Nevin were there chatting it up with lots of wonderful fishy people.
Neon Green Rasbora - Microrasbora kubotai
Neon Green Rasbora - Yikes!! Beautiful!!
Mark Ferguson, who we've known for a long time, had a fabulous aquarium with a few of these Neon Green Rasbora. Someone said that they grow to a maximum of about 3/4ths of an inch, which is a little less than 2 centimeters, and that they are easy to breed and to raise. Tom said, "Dang, I want some and want to breed them too, and Robert in NJ probably does too!!." Several nearby aquarists nodded their heads in agreement.
Harlequin Rasbora
Harlequin Rasbora
The same aquarium with the Neon Green Rasboras also contained some of these Harlequin Rasboras. Probably because of Mark's good care, they looked fabulous. These are wonderful aquarium fish, and seem to be very compatible with the Neon Green Rasboras.
Mature male Silver Tip Tetra
Mature Female Silver Tip Tetra
Silver Tip Tetras
Shown above are a male and a female. As the male matures, he develops more colorful brassy appearance. The females remain less colorful, as you can see in the pictures above. Silver Tips grow to about 1-1/8" long, which converts to about 3 centimeters. So they are a small Tetra, but they can be nippy and often bother Neon Tetras, Cardinal Tetras, and Glowlight Tetras. Silver Tips seem to do well with slightly bigger slightly more aggressive fish. These two Silver Tips were photographed on Saturday in an aquarium filled with beautiful plants on display at the SDTFS show.
Mature Male Red Albino Guppy
Male Blue Fancy Guppy
Ben Ivy's Fancy!! Guppies
Whoa! Ben Ivy's Fancy Male Guppies were on display. His Albino Red Guppies were national champions this year. He said, "My Blue Guppies are coming along too." I guess so. Charlie Pratt also showed his Fancy Guppies, which were also fantastic, and the aquarium with Charlie's Guppies won the big "Favorite Aquarium" award. Another famous Guppy Breeder named Clyde, was also there. Ben said, "Clyde's Guppies are better than mine." Tom and Nevin wondered how that could possibly be true?? Ben's Guppies are out of this world! If you'd have been there Charlie, Ben, and Clyde would have been happy to talk and share their knowledge with you.
Red Tail Shark
Red Tail Shark
Shown above, a young Red Tail Shark about 2" long looked very good and very energetic in Bill Cline's fabulous aquarium, which also contained a Black Ghost, Clown Loaches, Congo Tetras, a beautiful Panaque, and two Flagtail Porthole Catfish, which we'd not seen anywhere in a few years. Plus there were beautiful pieces of drift wood and lots of live plants, making a wonderful aquarium. Of course, Bill is about the nicest guy you'll ever meet too.
Double deck cut away Aquarium Cave with Tropheus moorii and Rare Plecostomus species
Split Level Cut Away Aquarium Cave
We like this cave. It's quite big and features two levels: an upstairs, where you can see an nice Tropheus moorii, and a downstairs with a nice spotted Plecostomus. From time to time there were several Synodontis catfish inside too. At times it was crowded. The inside of the cave was rather dark, but the flash from the camera lit it up so you can see better. The cave is cut in two vertically, so the cut-away side can fit right up against the glass of the aquarium, which allows us to see inside the cave easily. We've never seen a cave like this one. We think it is innovative, and Tom was heard to say, "I want one, right away."
Crytocoryne species growing in a planted aquarium.
Live Plants Everywhere
There were many many types of live plants, including this beautiful plant that was about 5" tall. Tom thinks it's probably a Crytocoryne species. Many types of Crypts are easy to keep in aquariums and add great beauty.
Clown Loaches in a planted aquarium
Clown Loaches
These Clown Loaches drew a lot of attention. They usually stayed together and were beautiful in a nicely planted aquarium.
Fred Kuperstein - owner Clairemont Tropical Fish - Kearny Mesa - San Diego - California.
Fred Kuperstein
Fred was at the show on Sunday afternoon. Just about every time he saw someone, he was heard to say, "Yup, that person used to work for me in my store." Fred owned Clairemont Tropical Fish in San Diego for many many years. He was actually Tom and Nevin's first, best, and favorite customer. However, Fred's comments were apparently exaggerated, because some of the people he identified as former employees said that actually they had never worked for Fred. But they loved his store so much and were there so often, that Fred just thought they worked for him. We all had a big laugh about that. Wow, these people were funny and fun to talk with.
San Diego Tropical Fish Society Annual Show in Balboa Park
The Patio
The picture above shows the patio just outside the room where the SDTFS had their annual show in Balboa Park which is very beautiful and enjoyable.
More Pictures Next Week
We'll have some more pictures of fish from the SDTFS annual show next week, including some really interesting pictures of a group of Congo Tetras in Bill Cline's aquarium. Click here to read a great article featuring comments by several members of the SDTFS.
So-called Malawi Red Peacock - Mature Male - Aulonocara species.
So-called Malawi Red Peacock - Mature Male - Aulonocara species.
So-Called Red Malawi Peacock
This fellow hid inside a piece of black plastic pipe most of the time for the first couple of weeks he lived in Tom's basement. Finally he came out but still does not seem too confident. He is of course a Cichlid and every Cichlid seems to have a different personality. This guy was very shy but is now warming up. No he didn't make an appearance at the SDTFS annual show, but it's nice that he finally made an appearance at all. This fish does very well in aquariums and is obviously very beautiful.
Bonnie from Iowa's Paludarium
We just got an email from Bonnie saying, "This is my Paludarium It has plants and fish in it." Maybe she'll call the some sometime and tell us more about her Paludarium.
Robert in New Jersey Sent some Pictures
We're thinking that Robert will call during the show and discuss these pictures.
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Richard from Santa Ana, California, calls and talks about the used 100-gallon acrylic aquarium that he recently "bought for 100-clams".
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