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Tropical Fish Blog post - ..18-year-old fish survives six hours in dry tank after robbery vandalism
“Big Blue,” an 18-year-old blue tang fish, miraculously survived an encounter with robbers who smashed her reef tank at the Animal Instincts Aquarium & Pet Center in Fall River, Massachusetts. The damage left her out of water for nearly six hours. Four robbers broke into the pet store vandalizing the store and taking computer equipment, cash and pet supplies. The malicious crime was caught on security camera and shows one suspect hitting the 180-gallon reef tank with a metal pipe, then he removes a piece of glass from the cracked tank to hasten the flow of water. In all, 25 fish and 40 coral were killed. The lone survivor in that tank was “Big Blue.” Store owner Bob Schenck said, “Beyond me how that fish survived. It truly is a miracle. On top of a tremendous amount of disaster that is pretty spectacular.” Police are investigating and an $800 reward is being offered for information that leads to the suspects’ arrest...

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..18-year-old fish survives six hours in dry tank after robbery vandalism
February 26, 2013, 12:07 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Monster Goldfish Found in Lake Tahoe
A new kind of lake monster has been found, in the depths of Lake Tahoe: gigantic goldfish. Researchers trawling the lake for invasive fish species scooped up a goldfish that was nearly 1.5 feet long and 4.2 pounds. Monster Goldfish Found in Lake Tahoe

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February 21, 2013, 1:18 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Marineland Stealth & Stealth Pro heaters
NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2011 Release #11-202 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 338-4896 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Aquarium Heaters Recalled by United Pet Group Due to Fire and Laceration Hazards WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of Product: Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro Aquarium Heaters Units: About 1.2 million Importer: United Pet Group, of Cincinnati, Ohio Hazard: A wiring problem can cause the aquarium heaters to overheat or break during normal use, damaging the aquarium and posing fire and laceration hazards to consumers. Overheating can cause the heater to shatter or the aquarium glass to break. Incidents/Injuries: United Pet Group has received 38 reports of fires resulting in property damage and 45 reports of broken aquarium glass. United Pet Group has received one report of a consumer who suffered an eye injury when the aquarium heater forcefully broke while he held it. Description: The recall involves the following Marineland Stealth and Stealth Pro aquarium heaters. The heaters are black plastic tubes and have a temperature adjustment knob at the top. The model name "Stealth" (in white letters) or "Stealth Pro" (in red letters) is printed on the side of the heater. The model number and the wattage rating are printed below the model name. Stealth Pro heaters were also sold as part of aquarium starter kits. Marineland Stealth Models Marineland Stealth Pro Models Wattage Model # Wattage Model # 25W ETP25 25W ML90447-00 50W ETP50 50W ML90448-00 75W ETP75 75W ML90449-00 100W ETP100 100W ML90450-00 150W ETP150 150W ML90451-00 200W ETP200 200W ML90452-00 250W ETP250 250W ML90453-00 300W ML90454-00 Sold at: Pet stores nationwide and on various websites from January 2004 through February 2011 for between $20 and $300. Manufactured in: China and Italy Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled aquarium heaters and contact United Pet Group for a free replacement aquarium heater or a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact United Pet Group at (800) 338-4896 between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at --- CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting

For more information from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Web site

May 5, 2011, 7:52 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Tropical Fish events, auctions, meetings 2011
Million Dollar Tropical Fish page has launched its 5th year on the Internet and continues to solicit the participation of any Nonprofit or not for profit Aquarium club, society or organization to post its logo, as well as its events on our calendar for free. Our enhanced SEO allows our site to be listed in the top 5 positions of the first page when visitors to search engines like Yahoo or Google type in Tropical fish events, Tropical fish auctions, Tropical fish meetings.
January 1, 2011, 2:01 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Missouri fisherman catches 130-pound catfish
Missouri fisherman catches 130-pound catfish Fisherman makes World Record Catch
July 21, 2010, 10:02 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - World's Largest Goldfish
Meet Bruce - the GARGANTUAN goldfish from Hong Kong World's Largest Goldfish
July 21, 2010, 10:01 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Single Asian carp found 6 miles from Lake Michigan
CHICAGO – An Asian carp was found for the first time beyond electric barriers meant to keep the voracious invasive species out of the Great Lakes, state and federal officials said Wednesday, prompting renewed calls for swift action to block their advance. Single Asian carp found 6 miles from Lake Michigan
June 24, 2010, 10:51 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Lake Tanganyika warming fast, life dying - Yahoo! News
ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Africa's lake Tanganyika has heated up sharply over the past 90 years and is now warmer than at any time for at least 1,500 years, a scientific paper said on Sunday, adding that fish and wildlife are threatened. Africa's Lake Tanganyika warming fast, life dying
May 16, 2010, 4:28 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Fish pedicures: Carp rid human feet of scaly skin
Fish pedicures are creating something of a splash in the D.C. area, where a northern Virginia spa has been offering them for the past four months. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair and Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, said 5,000 people have taken the plunge so far. Ready for the latest in spa pampering? Prepare to dunk your tootsies in a tank of water and let tiny carp nibble away.
July 23, 2008, 8:58 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Photo Contest Rule Change
Million Dollar Tropical Fish Photo contest has a change in the rules:
We will be selecting the winner of the contest in a different manner.
The top Twenty (20) photos with the most votes will be submitted to a Three (3) panel team for final judging. The panel will be made of a Saltwater/Freshwater Hobbyist, a representative from TFH and a professional photographer.
If there is a tie for the 20th place, then each photo that has the same amount of votes as the 20th place will be included for judging.
The judging criteria of each photo will include color, deportment, and condition of the photographed aquatic life as well as the clarity, quality, theme and presentation of the photo itself.
Decisions of the judges are final.
November 30, 2007, 5:57 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - 3 days of voting and the participation is fantastic
We are very excited about the participation in our Tropical Fish Photo Contest after only 3 days of having the voting started. As of 2:00 pm EST, we have over 3,200 votes cast.

I am getting emails from all over the world asking about participation and voting. I am also receiving emails from participants questioning why some have so many votes and others only a few. Some have even referred to the contest as a "popularity" contest.

I want to clarify that from a technology standpoint, we are only allowing 3 votes per day per IP address. That means that the unique identifier of your computer is logged in when you vote and this number can only vote 3 times in a day. So how is it that some photos are getting so many votes?

Well, some people have posted on the sites of other Tropical Fish pages. In the words of one participant "They’re posting on forums, and having forum members vote for them. I assume that’s within the rules (getting your “friends” to vote). It’s actually posted on a lot of different Fish related forums, you can find search results here." (

I also had a short conversation with one participant who said that some people are using "My Space", If you don't already use this great way of networking, I would say to check it out and post your picture so people know which one to vote for if in fact they feel your photo is worthy.

This site was designed to be a fun place to have your photo shown to the world and see what aquatic life others are keeping. Our homepage is the only Graphic Tropical Fish Specific Directory on the web. Use the internet to your advantage as there is still 57 days and anything can happen with the voting tally. Spread the word, contribute and participate at any level.

November 27, 2007, 2:27 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Let the Voting on our Photo Contest begin
November 16, 2007. Although we have not reached our goal of 200 photos, we do have enough to start the 60 days of voting for YOUR favorite tropical fish photo. Vote every day for 3 different photos, but only once a day. The formular for winning is simple: get your family, friends and anyone else you know to visit the contest page and click. It is not too late to enter, but to win, you need to get the vote out. May the best photo win.
November 25, 2007, 10:01 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Products for Aquatic Animals Recalled
HBH Pet Products, Inc., Sergeant's Pet Care Products, Inc.and Zeilger are voluntarily recalling certain fish found to contain the contaminant melamine. Visit the link below for additional information:

For more information from American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Web site

September 2, 2007, 9:48 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Fireman and son of Brooklyn Aquarium Society, Joe Graffagnino, killed in line of duty
Dear fellow hobbyists and friends,

By now, you all must be aware of the tragic death of Joey Graffagnino, the heroic firefighter son of Joe Graffagnino, president of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society.

Joey was killed on Saturday, August 18, at 5:30 PM at the old Deutsch Bank site next to the World Trade Center here in New York.

He was fighting the fire and became trapped on the 14th floor in a stairwell and ran out of oxygen before his fellow firefighters could get to him and two other brave firefighters.

Joey and another fireman from his house died of cardiac arrest from lack of oxygen.

Joey left behind his wife Linda and two young children, 4 year old Mia, and 9 month old Joe Jr.

The directors of the Brooklyn Aquarium Society have created a fund for the future education of his children. We would be grateful for any donations you could make to the Joey Graffagnino Children's Fund. All donors, individuals or societies, will be gratefully acknowledged in the BAS Bulletin.

Checks should be made to: Brooklyn Aquarium Society and sent to:

The Joey Graffagnino Children's Fund

Brooklyn Aquarium Society

P.O. Box 290610

Brooklyn, New York 11229-0011

Thank you so much for your generosity in this time of sorrow.

August 26, 2007, 12:05 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Tropical Fish Voting - Half way there
It is July 10th 2007 and we have 106 pictures to go before we begin the voting. Participants extend from the 50 United States to Nova Scotia, United Kingdom, New Foundland, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Calgary, France, British Columbia, Alberta, Hong Kong, Australia and Malta. Get your family and friends to participate and vote for their favorite photos. Remember only 3 votes per day.

We are getting emails from all over the Globe from people commending the site for its orginality, content and ease of use. Our site has received almost 500,000 hits last month and increasing. If you have any comments or questions, please send them to us.

July 10, 2007, 8:16 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - HBH recalled fish food - contamination sited
HBH Pet Products, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain fish found to contain the contaminant melamine. Listed products are included in the recall;

20002 Crab and Lobster Bites 1.3oz

11012 Goldfish Bites 1.5oz

11013 Goldfish Nibblets 4.3oz

11024 Goldfish Nibblets 8.0oz

11015 Goldfish Nibblets 32oz

11016 Goldfish Nuggets 32oz

25000 Shrimp Pellets 1.6oz

25001 Shrimp Pellets 4.6oz

25002 Shrimp Pellets 9.1oz

22001 African Cichlid Attack 3.8oz

22008 African Cichlid Attack 8.0oz

22009 African Cichlid Attack 28oz

11017 Oscar Bites 1oz

11018 Oscar Grow 3.8oz

11019 Oscar Show 8oz

22012 Super Cichlid Sinkers 29oz

2010006 Atlantis® Tropical Fish Flake Food, 0.88 oz.

* 10057 Atlantis® Tropical Fish Flake Food, 2.25 oz.

* 10154 Atlantis® Goldfish Flake Food, 0.75 oz.

* 10731 Atlantis® Goldfish Flake Food, 2.15 oz.

* 10847 Atlantis® Color Enhance Tropical Fish Flake Food, 0.88 oz.

* 10926 Atlantis® Betta Food, 1.2 oz.

* 88515 Atlantis Tropical Fish Flake Food, 0.42 oz.

* 88516 Atlantis Goldfish Flake Food, 0.42 oz.007 Baby Bites 1.2oz

For more information from HBH Web site

For more information see the FDA Web site

July 7, 2007, 10:38 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Is it time to start running your Tropical Fish club like a business?
Here is a article published in TFH from a few years back. Agree, Disagree or no opinion at all? Fact is the hobby needs to get an "octane" boast and what better facilitor of that then your local and national Societies and Clubs. Read the story
July 1, 2007, 12:57 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - You've heard of Cat Fights, how about Fish Fights
It is just a matter of time before HBO starts broadcasting these matches live from Mohegan Sun. Green terror & Cyrtocara moorii ,Cichlid fight Clash of the Vegatarians Fish Fight Club
June 21, 2007, 11:35 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Fishing in Venezuela - This guy looks familar
Has anyone else seen this guy in New Jersey? Seems the Jersey Shore doesnt have enough challenge with the alligator bluefish. Check it out: Fishing From Venezuela
June 21, 2007, 11:33 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Hoplias aimara : Tropical Aquarium Fish Video
An interesting video. Don't try this at home. Hoplias aimara : Tropical Aquarium Fish Video
June 21, 2007, 11:21 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Tropical Fish Card Trick
Tropical Fish Card Trick. For others then Far East visitors, don't worry about what he is saying.. watch what he is doing. Don't try this in your home...
February 5, 2007, 10:06 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Terror and fish
Just when you thought that fish were just food or pets, comes the latest from War on Terror. A type of fish so common that practically every American kid who ever dropped a fishing line and a bobber into a pond has probably caught one is being enlisted in the fight against terrorism. Story from Daily News.
September 18, 2006, 2:52 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Million Dollar Tropical Fish Events Calendar
The Million Dollar Tropical Fish Events Calendar is up and running. Currently we have three events posted for Missouri Aquarium Society. If your club has meetings of events you want to post, become a member of the community and post your event.
May 25, 2006, 9:58 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino (G.A.S.) of Italy joins MDTFP
Fish keeping, be it Fresh, Salt, or Water Gardening is huge around the world. Although our personal experiences of these events across oceans or continents are limited, Million Dollar Tropical Fish Page can "hook you up". Once a year, the Gruppo Acquariofilo Salentino organizes, in the city of Lecce, a three-day national event, known as the "Salento Acquari", displaying numerous aquaria representing the most important marine and freshwater biotopes of the Planet. More than 5000 people came from all over Italy and other parts of the World came in Lecce to attend the fourth edition of "Salento Acquari 2004". Give them a shout "come va il pesce che mantiene in Italia?"
April 14, 2006, 6:00 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Public Aquariums join MDTFP
A huge welcome to the New York Aquarium , Maui Ocean Center, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Mystic Aquarium, Mote Marine Laboratory, Vancouver Aquarium and The Florida Aquarium for joining the Million Dollar Tropical Fish page. Conservation, preservation, education and entertainment are at the heart of our public Aquariums. Most people are first introduced to ornamental and food fish by these great institutions. When ever your in a new town for a couple of days, be sure to visit and support your local Public Aquarium and check their websites frequently for changing lectures and displays.
April 6, 2006, 10:11 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - First Coast Koi and Gateway Guppy join MDTFP
Two more specialty clubs have joined the Million Dollar Tropical Fish Page. Keeping Koi and having a Water Garden is truly an enjoyable experience. It is an amazing area of fish and plant keeping that has been around for years but has really taken off the last few. Raising, Breeding and Showing Champion Guppies is not for the weak-hearted. Check out out Gateway Guppy (GGA) for information on this subject.
March 29, 2006, 1:16 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Interesting Club Membership Approach direct from UK
Linking "accross the pond" to Dunstable from the Million Dollar Tropical Fish Page is Dunstable and District Aquarist Society . Check out DDAS home page for an interesting "online membership".
March 29, 2006, 1:05 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Victorian Cichlid Association of Australia joins MDTFP
The Victorian Cichlid Society (VCS) is the 2nd Hobbyist club from Australia to join the community. The Society was formed at Mulgrave in March 1972, thus becoming the first specialist fish society in Victoria. Check out their site and give their members a shout.
March 15, 2006, 9:03 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - MDTFP goes International with the addition of Australia New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA)
The Australia New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA) from 'down-under' has joined the community. This is a major accomplishment in just under 30 days of going live. The world has become a smaller place with the advent of the internet and information disemination is important in getting the best and most current information out. We welcome ANGFA and look forward to other international organizations to join Million Dollar Tropical Fish Page.
March 14, 2006, 4:39 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Michigan Killifish Assoc and Big Apple Betta Breeders join MDTFP
Welcome MKA and BABB in joining the Million Dollar Tropical Fish Club. For those that didnt know Tropical Fish Clubs existed, you will be more surprised to know that there are speciality clubs focusing on specific species. MKA is a Michigan club specializing in Killifish and BABB is a NY/NJ metro club specializing in betta species.
March 14, 2006, 3:32 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Brooklyn AS joins MDTFP
Brooklyn Aquarium Society (BAS), one of the largest and oldest fish clubs in the New York metropolitan area has joined Million Dollar Tropical Fish page to expand it's reach to both advanced and novice hobbyist. I have personally attended their meetings for years and know their members to be quite knowledgable and great people. If you are in town during one of their monthly meetings, this is "don't miss event", right next to the New York Aquarium at Coney Island.
March 14, 2006, 3:19 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Mike Reed join MDTFP
Mike Reed, the former editor of Tropical Fish Magazine (TFH) and current contributor to this and other publications has chosen to join the Million Dollar Tropical Fish Page. M. Reed Enterprises is your source for highly nutritious, tropical fish food, including some technically advanced, all-natural, color- and behavior-enhancing foods you can get nowhere else. We welcome Mike to the community and invite anyone else who would like to share their knowledge, wares or services to the Tropical Fish Industry to be a member.
March 8, 2006, 8:44 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association joins MDTFP
Representing the great state of Iowa and the surrounding community is "Eastern Iowa Aquarium Association" EIAA . They are a fun group of aquarium enthusiasts with an educational component to their meetings. The 2nd club to join the community.. where will the community find it's next pixels?
March 2, 2006, 4:06 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Aqua-land Aquatic Society joins MDTFP
First Aquatic Society stepped up to the plate.. and it's a HOME RUN for "Aqua-land Aquatic Society". There is no substitution for the experience and networking that can be achieved by joining your local Aquarium Club. So the first club on our site is from Bristol, Connecticut.. who will the next one be?
March 1, 2006, 12:22 pm
Tropical Fish Blog post - Congrats to Jack Wattley Discus.. the first to join the Community
Welcome to Jack Wattley and Gabriel Posada for being the first graphic posted on MillionDollarTropicalFishpage. For anyone not familar with the world famous Wattley Discus, give the site a click and check out these beautiful animals.
February 18, 2006, 12:28 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - Launch in right on schedule
February 15th and we have officially launched the Interest has been positive with some good questions being asked by the major manufacturers. I have added to the FAQ section addressing some clarification on concept, value and participation. We expect a slow start as every new concept is viewed with caution, but the comments have been very good and as soon as we get some content on the site, I am sure that it will fill up quickly. "If you build it they will come". Well it's here and it's available to the world, let's see what the next few weeks bring.
February 16, 2006, 12:03 am
Tropical Fish Blog post - MillionDollarTropicalFishPage is coming together
A few weeks into the process and we believe that our "Community" concept and "search" capabilities are going to move the "Million Dollar Community Pages" to the next level. In searching the internet, there is just no easy way to view the entire span of "buyers to sellers" without multiple web site queries. Even if you select the best "key-words", you still have to scan page after page of results. This is going to be a dynamic and cool way for everyone to get access to major amounts of information pertaining to the goods, services and products associated with the Tropical Fish Industry. Stay tuned..
January 26, 2006, 1:11 am
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