November 05, 2012

Extreme Tankover Facts

  • The Rainforest CafĂ© has almost 10 thousand gallons of aquarium in one restaurant alone.

  • The Amazon River is home to more than 2,000 species of fish, more than the Atlantic Ocean.

  • The popular Siamese fighting fish, more commonly known as a Betta fish, originates from Southeast Asian rivers. Betta fish are carnivorous.

  • The All Fish Emporium has over 130 different species of salt and fresh water fish for purchase.

  • Living Color manufactures more than 250 types of artificial coral, the largest selection in the industry.

  • Every year, coral reefs provide $400 billion in goods and services.

  • Some corals such as the Brain and small Star corals are hermaphrodites and produce both sperm and eggs at the same time, allowing them to reproduce with themselves.

  • The oldest ancestors of modern coral reefs are dated back over 240 million years ago.

  • The Great Barrier Reef is made up of 3,000 individual reefs, 1,000 islands, and can be seen from space.

  • Some reef fish such as the Neon Dottyback are hermaphrodites.

  • The bright patterns on reef fish play a role in how they attract mates.

  • Coral reefs have helped contribute to treatments for cardiovascular diseases, ulcers, leukemia, and skin cancer.

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