Mandarinfish do not have scales. But they do have toxic skin swirling with blue, orange, and green that carries a warning: Don’t eat me, you’ll regret it.
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Imagine a half-ton tuna laid out on a dock next to a seahorse, a
minnow, and a moray eel.
That’s just a snapshot of the astonishing
diversity found in the group of fishes called teleosts, or ray-finned
fish, which today have 30,000 species—more than all living mammals,
birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined. For more than a decade, many
researchers have assumed that teleosts’ dizzying array of body types
evolved because their immediate ancestor somehow duplicated its entire
genome, leaving whole sets of genes free to take on other functions.
Now, an examination of the fish fossil record challenges that view.
Despite duplicating their genome about 160 million years ago, teleost
fish hewed to a few conventional body types for their first 150 million
years. Meanwhile, the holostean fishes, a related group with genomes
that never underwent a doubling, evolved a stunning diversity of body
the deep sea, when an animal comes across a potential meal, it has to
take advantage of the opportunity, regardless of how daunting a task it
may seem. This image shows a deep-sea armhook squidGonatus onyx fighting to eat
an owlfishPseudobathylagus milleri. It was recorded using remotely
operated vehicle Doc Ricketts in the Monterey Bay.
you can’t see what i did very well because of the bubbles so i’ll have to post later but
i uprooted all the plants again and bombed them with hydrogen peroxide because i was too lazy to rub off the diatoms and i wanted to do a thorough cleaning job. h2o2 got most of the diatoms off the plants without any effort from me and im super happy about that. i ran out of it though so next time i do a wc im gonna bomb the substrate.
ALSO!! IM GETTING A PYTHON WATER CHANGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg im so happy my next water change is probably gonna be with a python
NO MORE 2.5 GALLON BUCKETS AND DAMAGED FLOORS AND SPILLAGE AND WATER AND 2 HOUR WATER CHANGES