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Helpful carnivorous snails

Generally speaking aquarium owners are not great fans of snails. Plagues of bladder and ramshorn snails are particularly common problems. However, there is a very useful and interesting species that can help get rid of them: the assassin snail.
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Ingenious octopus astonishes researchers

The larger Pacific striped octopus is not only attractive, but also displays behaviour that astonishes researchers – and is quite unlike that of a typical cephalopod.
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“Get to know your creatures”

Taking photos of fish, shrimps and other aquatic creatures is deceptively challenging, so we’ve asked wildlife photographer Peter Uhl* to reveal some tricks of the trade.
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Pets help to combat the stress of school

Dogs, fish and other pets can improve children’s performance at school. An expert also offers parents and their offspring several other tips for combating stress too.
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Archerfish can recognise human faces

Eyes, nose, mouth – fish can recognise people’s faces. And that’s not all: they can also distinguish between people they do and don’t know.
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Defensive palette surgeonfish

The palette surgeonfish shoots through tropical waters like a blue flash, drawing its secret weapon if potential predators get too close.
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Tricky clownfish

The clownfish is certainly eye-catching. But it is not just visually that this little marine fish has plenty to offer: it also has a couple of astonishing tricks up its sleeve.
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Industrious guppies

Guppies dart around many aquariums like sparkling gems. They are particularly exciting to watch at breeding time.
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A characterful crustacean

It is not only fish that make great pets, but also freshwater crayfish. The blue one is particularly attractive. But it is not just its appearance that makes it exciting.