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Glossary: mottled

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

Marked with variable spots or streaks; blotched.

Glossary: mound spring

November 20th, 2012 — 12:00pm

Natural, isolated, relict¬†artesian springs found in arid, outback Queensland and South Australia.¬†Water stored in deep aquifers seeps to the surface through fault lines in the rock, and the sediments and salts within the spring water form elevated mounds as it evaporates. Most such springs support marginal plant growth that help stabilise the sediment and provide […]

Glossary: mouth rot

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

See columnaris.

Glossary: mouth-brooder

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

Used in reference to fishes which brood or protect their eggs or offspring in the mouth of one or both parents.

Glossary: mucous

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

Of, relating to, or resembling mucus.

Glossary: mucus

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

Slimy, viscous substance used as a protective lubricant. Secreted by mucous membranes.

Glossary: mulm

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

Organic sediment which typically accumulates in an aquarium.

Glossary: mutualism

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

Symbiosis from which both organisms involved derive some benefit.

Glossary: Mycobacterium

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

Genus of gram-positive bacteria of the family Mycobacteriaceae, members of which cause tuberculosis in fishes and other animals.

Glossary: mysid

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

Any member of the shrimp-like crustacean order Mysidacea.

Glossary: Mysis

February 15th, 2012 — 3:34pm

Genus of mysid crustacean of which members inhabit both marine and freshwater environments. Some species are used as fish food in aquaria, and usually available frozen.