Fish Families

Conures

Conures are a big parrot in a small package… attractive, talkative, comical, and affectionate!Conures are wonderful pet birds that are members of the parrot family. The word & 34;conure& 34; means cone tail. Small to medium sized conure parrots are found in the new world, throughout the central and southern regions of the Americas....

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Caique Family

What& 39;s a Caique? A Caique is a great pet bird that comes in a small package but with all the intelligence and beauty of a larger parrot!There are two species of Caiques, containing five subspecies. Both the White-bellied Caique species and the Black-headed Caique species are not only some of the most colorful birds in the parrot family, but are extremely intelligent....

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Hawkfishes

Hawkfish are a small predatory family of fish that spend most of their time on protruding coral blocks or branches of the reef.The name & 39;hawkfish& 39; comes from their predatory, & 39;hunting like a hawk& 39; behavior. They use their pectoral fins to & 39;sit up& 39; and watch for prey, and when they see it, they swoop down and devour it quickly....

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Hell's Fire Anemone

The Hell& 39;s Fire Anemone looks a lot like a coral, but beware of their much more powerful sting!The Hell& 39;s Fire Anemone Actinodendron plumosum looks more like a coral, but is actually a burrowing anemone. They bury their foot and body in the sand with only their oral disc and tentacles emerging....

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Parrot Species<br> Unique Types of Parrots

Parrot species like the Hawk-Headed Parrot is just one of a whole bunch of fun and interesting pet parrots!Whether you are looking for a good pet parrot or an aviary companion, there are many different types of parrots to choose from. There are about 372 parrot species from around the world. The greatest diversity of parrots are found in Australasia, Central America, and South America, but there are some very unique birds from other regions as well....

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African Grey Parrots, About the African Grey Psittacus erithacus

African Grey ParrotsThe best talkers of all the exotic birds!Psittacus erithacusPsittacus timnehAfrican Grey Parrot OriginThe African Grey Parrots Psittacus erithacus are found in a broad area of Western and Central Africa, inhabiting both primary and secondary rainforests. African Greys usually reach maturity at about 4 or 5 years of age, and have a life span of about 50 (or more) years in captivity....

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Pionus Parrots

Members of the Pionus family make some of the best pets of all the exotic birds. Many consider them to be the ideal all-around family pet!The Pionus parrots are very colorful when they reach full maturity. They are curious and quite intelligent, able to learn a variety of tricks as well as say a few words....

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Dove and Pigeon Types

Dove and Pigeon keeping goes back as far as recorded history and they inhabit the entire world, exept the polar regions!Doves and pigeons are universal symbols of peace, love, and tranquility throughout recorded history. From Noah to today& 39;s peace negotiations, writers, poets, and artists have used the dove and pigeon to embody these ideals....

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Finch Varieties

Types of Finches ArticlesFinches make lively virtually & 34;hassle-free& 34; little companions!Finches are very neat, they are also quiet and easy to care for. A perfect pet for people with limited space and time. Unlike a parrot, a finch does not require daily interactive attention.The keeping of finches is a worldwide hobby!...

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Parakeets

Parakeets are small in size but big in personality... playful, outgoing, and very friendly!Parakeets belong to the parrot family and the word & 34;parakeet& 34; means long tail. They are small to medium sized parrots with long, tapered tail feathers rather than having the stockier bodies and more square-shaped tails found on larger parrots....

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Killifish

The Killifish are very diverse and extraordinary fish, highly favored by dedicated aquarists!Killifish are intriguing and quite beautiful. They come from many diverse habitats and range from hardy to extremely difficult to keep. Killifish live in both moving and still waters. Mostly they are freshwater fish, however there are a few species that are brackish and some even saltwater....

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Rainbowfish

The Rainbowfish species come in many vivid & 39;rainbow& 39; colors, and are as beautiful as their name suggests!Rainbowfish are also called Blue Eyes or Rainbow Fish. These are gorgeous fish to observe in nature. They also make fascinating aquarium fish. Kept in a school, they are peaceful, hardy, and undemanding....

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Soft Corals

The true Soft Corals are beautiful corals, where each polyp has side branches that give it a feathery look!The hobbyist idea of & 34;soft corals& 34; refers to the true Soft Corals. The true soft corals consist of many beautiful species that occur in all the colors of the rainbow and come in all sorts of attractive shapes....

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Tridacna Clams - Hippopus Clams

Tridacna clams and Hippopus Clams have become very popular reef aquarium inhabitants. They are very beautiful and if given the right conditions will thrive!The largest of the giant clams is Tridacna gigas. This particular species of giant clam is also known by the common name & 34;Giant Clam& 34; because of its incredibly large size....

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Leather Coral

The handsome Leather corals make some of the best beginner soft corals for the reef aquarium!Leather corals are a soft coral with a rather tough leathery skin. They come in all sorts of attractive shapes and can be quite dynamic in the reef aquarium. They can change form by expanding and deflating their body or extending and retracting their tentacles....

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Small Polyp Stony Corals

The Small Polyp Stony (SPS) corals have small polyps on a calcerous skeleton!The SPS corals have much smaller polyps than the LPS corals. LPS polyps are large and soft. SPS corals are usually either branching or plated. For the most part they enjoy bright light and strong currents. They are often fragile and are propagated by breaking off pieces....

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Large Polyp Stony Corals

The Large Polyp Stony (SPS) corals have large polyps on a calcerous skeleton!Hard corals are generally broken down into two categories; large polyp stony (LPS) corals and small polyp stony (SPS) corals. The LPS corals are generally larger calcareous corals. They have much larger fleshy polyps than those of the small polyp stony (SPS) corals....

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Gorgonians

The elegant and unique Gorgonians add an exciting feature to the ocean& 39;s landscape!The Gorgonians are soft coral colonies that are generally tree like. Though found in many areas of the ocean, those found in tropical and subtropical waters have the most diversified shapes. The distinctive forms of the Gorgonians include the beautiful sea fan, a dynamic sea whip or sea blade, or they can be bushy creating a sea rod resembling a soft sea spray....

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