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Tapping on the Aquarium

Two researchers carried out an investigation into the noise exposure of one of the aquariums due to the visitors in the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, and found some surprising results. They hid an underwater microphone in a one cubic metre aquarium to register the effects of visitors tapping on the glass. Helmut Kractochvil and Harald Schwammer investigated this activity for four weeks, counting the taps per 100 visitors between midday on Monday to midday on Friday, and then from midday to Friday to midday on Monday. They then introduced three different signs with the inscriptions: “Tapping on the glass kills the fish”, “Only idiots tap the glass”, and “Please do not tap the glass”.

Diseases in Fish

White spot disease is caused by a unicellular parasite called Ichthyophthirius multifiliis which is often known fearfully as ‘ich.’ The parasite bores right into the mucous membrane of the fish and implants itself there. An infestation can be seen clearly from the outside due to the slightly elevated, white spots. If the disease is in its more advance stages, the small dots can unite to form gray spots. The skin of the fish forms more mucous and begins to loosen. If affected fish are not treated, the disease is fatal. It is important to spot the symptoms early on, so you can act accordingly.

Tapping on the Aquarium

Two researchers carried out an investigation into the noise exposure of one of the aquariums due to the visitors in the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, and found some surprising results. They hid an underwater microphone in a one cubic metre aquarium to register the effects of visitors tapping on the glass. Helmut Kractochvil and Harald Schwammer investigated this activity for four weeks, counting the taps per 100 visitors between midday on Monday to midday on Friday, and then from midday to Friday to midday on Monday. They then introduced three different signs with the inscriptions: “Tapping on the glass kills the fish”, “Only idiots tap the glass”, and “Please do not tap the glass”.

Your First Aquarium

Anyone who has fulfilled the lifelong dream of buying an aquarium will be eager to populate it as quickly as possible! It is important to select the appropriate number of fish for the space you have available, and you will need to ensure you have matched these fish according to their respective needs, such as water type. To do this you should consult a marine expert or other trusted form of guidance. To give you an idea of the fish you could soon be welcoming into your aquarium, here is an overview of the best-known fish families and an example member of each group:

Aquarium Plants: Starter Guide

Aquatic plants fulfil important tasks in the world of your fish. They offer hiding places for shy fish, with fast-growing plants reducing the burden on the water and enriching it with oxygen. Last but not least, healthy aquatic plants are a great focal point for any aquarium and provide a calming visual for any onlooker.

Creating a Garden Pond

A pond can be a real gem, enriching any garden and bringing a great deal of joy! However, anyone dreaming of a garden pond should be sure to plan correctly from the very start, so as not to be overwhelmed by the amount of work needed later on.
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Tapping on the Aquarium

Two researchers carried out an investigation into the noise exposure of one of the aquariums due to the visitors in the Schönbrunn Zoo in Vienna, and found some surprising results. They hid an underwater microphone in a one cubic metre aquarium to register the effects of visitors tapping on the glass. Helmut Kractochvil and Harald Schwammer investigated this activity for four weeks, counting the taps per 100 visitors between midday on Monday to midday on Friday, and then from midday to Friday to midday on Monday. They then introduced three different signs with the inscriptions: “Tapping on the glass kills the fish”, “Only idiots tap the glass”, and “Please do not tap the glass”.
Aqua Aquarium Plants

Aquarium Plants: Starter Guide

Aquatic plants fulfil important tasks in the world of your fish. They offer hiding places for shy fish, with fast-growing plants reducing the burden on the water and enriching it with oxygen. Last but not least, healthy aquatic plants are a great focal point for any aquarium and provide a calming visual for any onlooker.
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Diseases in Fish

White spot disease is caused by a unicellular parasite called Ichthyophthirius multifiliis which is often known fearfully as ‘ich.’ The parasite bores right into the mucous membrane of the fish and implants itself there. An infestation can be seen clearly from the outside due to the slightly elevated, white spots. If the disease is in its more advance stages, the small dots can unite to form gray spots. The skin of the fish forms more mucous and begins to loosen. If affected fish are not treated, the disease is fatal. It is important to spot the symptoms early on, so you can act accordingly.