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(Science: zoology) a small domesticated cyprinoid fish (Carassius auratus); so named from its colour. It is native of china, and is said to have been introduced into Europe in 1691. It is often kept as an ornament, in small ponds or glass globes. Many varieties are known.

Synonym: golden fish, and golden carp. See telescope fish, under telescope.

a California marine fish of an orange or red colour; the garibaldi.

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Study of Fishes - Branch Name ?

... Urine, Sputum etc Examination Vertinary - Animals - Cats, Dogs, Cows etc etc We see so many Fishes species viz Dolphins, Aquariam Fishes - example Goldfish, Big Fishes example Sharks, Whales etc. But there is no specific Branch name given for Study of Fishes. Can we give the Branch Name "Piscesology" ...

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by prashantakerkar
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Study of Fishes - Branch Name ?
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Blood Transfusion in Aquariam Fishes

... give local anaesthetia to the fish requiring blood as suffering from some disease or has become weak due to anemia ? For example : Gold Fish. The Goldfish requires blood. now how do we do blood transfusion from another gold fish ? Looks a Interesting experiment to perform isn't it ? Thanks & ...

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by prashantakerkar
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Blood Transfusion in Aquariam Fishes
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Fish tank microrganisms under a scope...

Hi, My wife and I have an experimental aquaculture tank (testing with goldfish right now) and an aquaponics grow bed. We've been checking water chemistry and see evidence of the nitrogen cycle as we 'cycle the tank'. We looked at the filter area under a microscope ...

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by chuckngrace
Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Fish tank microrganisms under a scope...
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Re: Question about Dawkins' The Selfish Gene

... is still very sketchy. Further to this, experiments have been carried out where the genome of a carp has been inserted into a enucleated eggs of goldfish Normal carp have 33 to 36 vertebrae. However, the resulting cloned fish had between 26 and 28 vertebrae--the same number as goldfish--suggesting ...

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by jevg
Fri Jul 02, 2010 12:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Question about Dawkins' The Selfish Gene
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... anyone know the major pollinators of the species Hypocyrta glabra? It has small pouched flowers which are red/orange in colour, often called the goldfish plant. I have searched everywhere, but I cannot find the information. I have tried looking for if it has a strong scent to see if i could narrow ...

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by adam89frew
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Pollinator
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