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post #1 of 3 Old 08-06-2011, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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How fish swim

Short article on how fish swim.

New research into how fish use fins for swimming | News | Practical Fishkeeping

Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-08-2011, 02:29 AM
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Wow, never thought of it that way. It's almost like how humans have muscles that provide strength and stabilizers to smoothen and coordinate the motion.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-08-2011, 04:09 AM
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Am alway's fascinated by those fishes such as Banjo catfish,and some pleco's,otocinclus, which can get very quick burst's of speed by gulping in water and expelling it across their gills in addition to those fishes who can leap into the air with seemingly little effort.
Even large broad bodied fishes such as Discus,Angelfish,Severum's, can exhibit amazing speed when needed and this alway's proves amazing to me.

The most important medication in your fish medicine cabinet is.. Clean water.
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