December 2014

Electric Eels “Remote Control” Other Fish

Electric Eels “Remote Control” Other Fish
December 11, 2014

The electric eel can create its own electricity measuring up to 600 volts. However, these predators aren’t simply sending this many volts coursing through the water simply because they feel like it. According to National Geographic, the electric eel can use their specialised cells to create electricity and remotely control their prey’s movements. 

Finding Your Own Nemo: Why Owning a Clownfish is Hard Work

Finding Your Own Nemo: Why Owning a Clownfish is Hard Work
December 06, 2014

The clownfish shot to fame after the popular computer animated film Finding Nemo in 2003. After this, scores of children wanted a Nemo fish of their own. The irony being, of course, that the film is against keeping fish in captivity. However, the main cause for concern is that clownfish are not easy to take care of, and the decision to look after this fish should not be taken lightly. With the film’s sequel, Finding Dory, set for release in 2016, its time to get ready for another upsurge in popularity of marine animals. We take a closer look at clownfish and how hard they really are to look after.

40 Million Fish: Why Has Britain Gone Fish Crazy?

40 Million Fish: Why Has Britain Gone Fish Crazy?
December 02, 2014

According to the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association, in 2014 it is estimated that 14% of UK households have pet fish, with the total population coming in between 40 – 50 million pet fish (including indoor tank fish and outdoor pond fish) altogether. Dogs and cats, of course, top the leader board with 24% and 17% of households owning these animals respectively.