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post #1 of 3 Old 01-15-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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world's smallest frog-and smallest known vertebrate-described

Frog aficionados especially will enjoy this, the description of the smallest known frog that was discovered in 2009 in New Guinea. But perhaps even more incredibly, this frog is now the smallest known vertebrate in the world.

Scientists estimate that only about 6/10 of the living species in the Tropical Rain Forest of New Guinea have been discovered, so more wonders may yet be waiting for us.

World's Tiniest Vertebrate, Paedophryne Amauensis Frog, Discovered In New Guinea (VIDEO/PHOTO)
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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 01-15-2012, 05:19 PM
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and isn't he simply adorable !

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #3 of 3 Old 01-15-2012, 07:03 PM
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Whoa!! It's so teeny tiny. Thanks for sharing Byron.

Animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.
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