Snakeheads – Bringers of Fear, Myths and Controversy
Snakeheads have some pretty terrible nicknames such as Frankenfish. They have gotten a lot of media attention lately since they found a breeding population in a pond in Maryland. They have since been found living in other waters in southern USA but are still not to be considered established in any area. This is largely due to massive government work to keep them from establishing themselves. The fear for snakeheads has its basis in the fact that they are ferocious predators that can swallow fish of half their own size. This has meant ...
Snakeheads: New Sightings of Invasive Aquatic Aliens
One aquatic horror film proclaimed it "Part fish. Part snake. Pure Evil." National Geographic dubbed it "Fishzilla." Fishermen call it "A Pike on Steroids." The US Fish and Wildlife Service acknowledged the name "Frankenfish" and noted that Giant Snakeheads (Channa micropeltes) had "reportedly attacked, and in some instances killed, humans who approached the mass of young" being guarded by their parents. The discovery of a breeding population of Northern Snakeheads (Channa argus) in Crofton, Maryland in 2002 spawned three bio-horror films: ''Snakehead Terror'' (2004), ''Frankenfish'' (2005), and the ''Swarm of the ...
Movies About Killer Fish Who Should Be Kept in Giant Safe Fish Tanks
The sea is a mysterious and strange place. There are immensely deep section of the ocean that still have not been discovered or studied, which makes the ocean a subject of much terror and horror in people. Film makers have taken this mysteriousness and horror of the water to make some of the scariest but often unbelievable horror movies based on killer fish or sharks. Here is a list of films about killer fish who should be kept in large fish tanks so that they cannot cause anymoreterror or death. Jaws The classic horror film that made a generation of people ...
Snakeheads in the USA
Snakehead fish became famous when wild and breeding specimens of this Asian predator was found in the United States. The fact that the Snakehead fish can grow larger than one metre and is highly adapted to low-oxygen waters and seasonal droughts naturally made the newspapers print article after article about this huge vicious predator fish that can breathe oxygen from the air and travel vast distances on land. The Snakehead is however not a ferocious baby-eater or pet dog attacker. There is a more sensible reason behind the Snakehead bans that were ...
Tips on Glofish Care and Spawning
Glofish do not exist in nature. They were created in a laboratory. Glofish are genetically modified zebra danios or Brachydanio reri. Geneticists in Singapore added the fluorescent gene from sea coral to zebra danio eggs. The result was the glofish. Aside from their genetically altered neon color palette they are identical to zebra danios. These fish are vibrant under any circumstances. But they fluoresce or light up when they encounter environmental toxins. They were first created to do precisely that, detect environmental toxins. They were made available for sale to the general public ...
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