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Yarkon Bleak Reintroduction into Isreal Rivers a Success

The Yarkon bleak Acanthobrama telavivensis is a small minnow native to Israel’s coastal river systems.  It is an unremarkable fish, really, silvery in color and reaching a maximum length of only 20 … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sabre-toothed Blenny Implicated in Bizarre Underwater Panty-cleaning Scheme

The Sabre-toothed blenny Aspidontus taeniatus is one of several species of fishes known as false cleaner fish.  These fish mimic the coloration and movements of cleaner wrasses, which make their … Continue reading

February 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fish Festival of the Week: Barcelos Festival of Ornamental Fish

Woo hoo, says Beel.  A fish festival.  Brazil.  Way cool! The Barcelos Festival of Ornamental Fish, AKA Festival do Peixe Ornamental de Barcelos, was established in 1994. It is held in Barcelos, Brazil, … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Doctor Fish to Appear in Court for Practicing without a License

The Phoenix Business Journal reports that the case of a Gilbert, Arizona USA nail salon owner who provided “fish pedicures,” to remove dead skin is getting her day in court against … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Topmouth Gudgeon Arrives on the Wirral Pennisula, England: War Declared

The Heswall News reports that war has broken out in England. The famous fishery at Larton Livery in Frankby has been invaded by topmouth gudgeon Pseudorasbora parva.  The United Kingdom’s Environment … Continue reading

January 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fishing for Trophy Whitebait on the West Coast of New Zealand

While researching a recent post, Beel recently discovered a wonderful blog post about whitebait fishing in New Zealand. The post, “Let me take you whitebaiting on the West Coast of … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bad News for the Great West Coast Whitebait Festival

Last October, the Westland District Council (of west coast New Zealand) sponsored the Great West Coast Whitebait Festival, which was held in Christchurch, the most populous city on the South Island. Shortly … Continue reading

December 31, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wacked Out Puffer Fish Chases Laser

One of Beel’s favorite movie quotes is from the 1979 Peter Sellers movie, “Being there.”  In this movie Sellers plays the role of Chance the Gardener, a man of very … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

The British Discover Their Feet: Fish Pedicures To The Rescue

Four or five years ago, or so, a number of spas in the USA began offering fish pedicure treatments.  These treatments, imported from the Middle East, use a small minnow … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

A Fish So Dangerous, It Has A Bounty On Its Head

Beel asks you to imagine a fish so dangerous that there literally is a bounty on its head.  A fish so terrible, that it had to change its name.  What would … Continue reading

February 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Better Get Your Umbrella: It Looks Like Fish

Beel loves fish festivals, so Beel loves the Festival de la Lluvia de Peces (Festival of the Rain of Fishes), held May through July in Yoro, Honduras since 1998.  Pretty much … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 5 Comments

Fugu. And Google, Too

Fugu, a dish prepared from the pufferfish shows up in the news from time to time, as in the recent article, “How the puffer fish gets you high, zombifies you, … Continue reading

January 30, 2012 · 1 Comment