Marked with variable spots or streaks; blotched.
Glossary: mound spring
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
Used in reference to fishes which brood or protect their eggs or offspring in the mouth of one or both parents.
Of, relating to, or resembling mucus.
Slimy, viscous substance used as a protective lubricant. Secreted by mucous membranes.
Organic sediment which typically accumulates in an aquarium.
Symbiosis from which both organisms involved derive some benefit.
Genus of gram-positive bacteria of the family Mycobacteriaceae, members of which cause tuberculosis in fishes and other animals.
Any member of the shrimp-like crustacean order Mysidacea.
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.