Aquanick's Tropical Fish Trivia

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Test your knowledge on Freshwater aquarium fish trivia using only the info provided and without images. Do not cheat using the internet! Have fun! Just enter a fake name or your MAC name into the name section. Take this quiz as many times as you want, the point of this is to test your knowledge as well as learning something new.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the proper Binomial Nomenclature for the African Butterfly Fish?
    • A. 

      Chitala chitala

    • B. 

      Pantodon buchholzi

    • C. 

      Carassius auratus

  • 2. 
    What is the meaning of the term "Coprophagy"?
    • A. 

      Wood Eater

    • B. 

      Algae Eater

    • C. 

      Faeces Eater

    • D. 

      Aufwuchs Eater

  • 3. 
    What can be inferred from the labyrinth gland in Anabantoids?
    • A. 

      They live in areas will low levels of dissolved oxygen

    • B. 

      They live in densely planted bodies of water

    • C. 

      They live in areas with high levels of carbon dioxide

    • D. 

      They live in deep bodies of water.

  • 4. 
    Inside every fish located near the spine is an organ filled with "lateral fluid". What is this organ called?
  • 5. 
    What is the largest freshwater fish on Earth that is POSSIBLE to keep in a massive home aquarium?
    • A. 

      Pacu

    • B. 

      Arapaima

    • C. 

      White Sturgeon

    • D. 

      American Paddlefish

  • 6. 
    What kind of gene was inserted in the genome of various fish to produce "Glofish"?
    • A. 

      The gene was artificially synthesised in a lab and inserted.

    • B. 

      The genes of Glow-worms.

    • C. 

      The gene of a deep-sea Jellyfish

    • D. 

      The gene of a chameleon.

  • 7. 
    Are you prepared to take on the final questions? They will be very hard.
  • 8. 
    A recent study in Singapore showed what percent of Dwarf Gouramis carry the currently fatal and untreatable disease, "Iridovirus"?
  • 9. 
    Name the GENUS of the Neon Tetra*"Genus" is the taxanomic category that ranks above "species".
  • 10. 
    Hard, Alkaline water contains a higher concentration of....
    • A. 

      Dihydrogen Monoxide

    • B. 

      Sn(CO3)2

    • C. 

      CaCO3

    • D. 

      MgCO3

  • 11. 
    Which breed of goldfish is the hardest to achieve?(hint: Hong Kong only has 2 of its kind in possession located in Ocean Park)
  • 12. 
    Asian/Chinese cultures describe this "monster fish" as a "water dog" due to its similar interactive personality. What fish is it?
    • A. 

      Red Tail Catfish

    • B. 

      Oscar

    • C. 

      Giant Gourami

    • D. 

      Iridescent Shark

  • 13. 
    Why are "Splashing tetras" called that way?
    • A. 

      They jump a lot

    • B. 

      These fish were documented by an explorer whose last name was "Splashings"

    • C. 

      They constantly jump to catch food.

    • D. 

      They lay their eggs above water and constantly "splash" them to keep the eggs moist.

  • 14. 
    Despite having gills, anabantoids can still drown if it does not have access to the surface.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Fish can get intoxicated on a 0.25-0.50% Ethanol concentration. True of False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Which of the following fish are "bentho-pelagic"?
    • A. 

      Synodontis catfish

    • B. 

      Various "shark minnows"

    • C. 

      Loracariidae Catfish

    • D. 

      Corydoras

  • 17. 
    "電光美人" is the Chinese name for which fish?(hint: the name means "Electric glowing beauty")
    • A. 

      Anchor catfish

    • B. 

      Pearl gourami

    • C. 

      Praecox's (Dwarf) Rainbowfish

    • D. 

      Cardinal Tetras

  • 18. 
    Which pleco has the L number, "L204"?
    • A. 

      Mega Clown Pleco

    • B. 

      Blue Phantom Pleco

    • C. 

      Medusa Pleco

    • D. 

      Emperor Panaqolus

  • 19. 
    What is another name of the "Denison's Barb"?
    • A. 

      Ms. Kerala

    • B. 

      Torpedo Barb

    • C. 

      Roseline Shark

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 20. 
    What is the name of the protein that could be used to modify/edit genes for genetic modification of fish?
    • A. 

      CRISPR Cas9

    • B. 

      CD4

    • C. 

      Glycine

    • D. 

      Cytosine

  • 21. 
    Which of the options below are ways that fish can communicate?
    • A. 

      Audible noises

    • B. 

      Chasing

    • C. 

      Biting

    • D. 

      Flatulence

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