Sucky Fish & Relationship Advice from Ants | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 3
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Sucky Fish & Relationship Advice from Ants | Natural News from The Field Museum | Ep. 3

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  1. I feel like sucky fish are the type of fish that get invited to a private affair and then bring a plus one without asking.

    How about this, sucky fish will thumbs down a video because they have fins. Imagine the resentment it takes to crap on well produced content just to make a political statement on inclusion.

    Sucky fish will often put flying fish down as sellouts. It's kinda funny and they have half a point, but it's very hurtful.

    Sucky fish will sign a card but not chip in for the gift. So there is now no distinction as to who went the extra mile. It's like signing the Vietnam Wall when nobody's looking. You weren't there dude. You weren't even a medic or cook. You can't sign in the name of feeling their pain. Oh, by the way that analogy is perfect, there is no difference. It's the same level of offense, that's why it works so well.

  2. It's so irritating that people buy fish, do no research on it, and then release them into the wild when they get tired of them. Moron's like them ruin it for serious hobbyist who can't buy piranha's or crayfish because states decide to outlaw them.

  3. Goldfish also tend to destroy the local ecosystem when they are released from domestic aquariums … they can survive the cooler temperatures of the northern US and Canada, whereas tropical fish not so much 😉

  4. An interesting side note to the acacia-ant mutualistic relationship: A 2013 study by M. Heil et al. suggests that Central American acacia trees produce a protein, chitinase, in their nectar that inhibits the ants' invertase (enzyme that allows for the digestion of sucrose). Meanwhile, the tree also includes invertase in the nectar, so it is already sucrose-free. Basically what this means is that once the partner ants eat nectar from the Acacia, they can't digest food from other sources.
    For more information, read the paper: "Partner manipulation stabilises a horizontally transmitted
    mutualism" by M. Heil et al.

  5. many fish from the family loricidae (South American armored catfish) are worth $100's of dollars and the sheer number of species is mind boggling! Many of them all though popular amongst collectors are simply known as Lxxx (i.e. L145.) They are very important to the port trade as well as South American fishing economy. A sheered net is peanuts in comparison to a potential $10-$50 the fishermen make per specimen.

  6. this is my new favorite thing. natural news, i mean. the brain scoop is an old dear friend of mine. i'm a bit behind on videos though because life happened (why aren't there more hours in the day!! i need more) but this is great. and i'm going to catch up on videos in the most efficient way possible … by translating them. i'll be done by christmas 2167. worth it though <3 <3 <3

  7. That sucky fish is really a dangerous invasive specie in areas that it doesn't have its natural prey..
    Here in Philippines a lot of bodies of water were invaded by these fishes, Like the famous Pasig River in Manila and the Lake that connects to it Laguna Lake and other connecting rivers. It's quiet a head ache for use co's they cause other fishes to leave or die, the Pasig River and Laguna lake that once abundant of St. Peter's fish and Milkfish is now lacking of those local species plus, they cause the River Mud to be unstable because they dig them up. If you like Emily I will post a video of the Sucky fish invaded River and tag you in it.

  8. Suckermouth catfishes (a.k.a. Plecos) have already severely impacted many rivers in Central America (and not only: also South East Asia and Australia I believe). They have no natural enemies there and breed by millions. Their populations peak when they simply cover every imaginable space on rocks or sand bottoms of rivers in these areas (locals catch them and make them into fish meal for chickens for instance – but that is a drop in the… erm, the river).

    They do not eat native fishes themselves, but eat their food (e.g. algae on the rocks), destroying local food chains – and that may drive some native species extinct. Fortunately, after populations reach peaks, they start to decline, but what is hard to assess now is how they influence local species in the long run.

    Definitely a dark side of this fascinating hobby, but stupid people are everywhere.

  9. You are a "Natural" at this! Emily, if you want to know what happened to the Fish that escaped in "Finding Nemo", you have to watch "Finding Dory" 😛

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