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Fish – Animal Biology Unit Study for Kids

For kids who have pet fish or enjoy catching or learning about all sorts of fish animal biology.

Aquarium Fish

Finding Nemo in Your Home
Turning a child’s impulsive enthusiasm into a lasting hobby requires a realistic understanding of what keeping a clownfish in a marine aquarium setup really involves.

Mapping Fish Habitats at Home
Do you have an aquarium? Here’s how to track your fish in a way scientists track fish in the wild. Why is it important to track fish?

Biology of Fish

Fish Biology Just for Kids
Can you say “Ichthyology?” That’s the study of fish. Learn about the difference between true fish and sharks. From the Florida Museum of Natural Biology.

Fish FAQ
Must be a hundred questions here about fish and crustaceans answered here from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center.

Strange Creatures of the Deep
Xiphactinus, with its enormous jaws swallowed its prey headfirst & whole! Leedsichthys, so huge nobody could imagine it alive!

Vocabulary building of Fishy Terms
“A find kettle of fish.” “Like a fish out of water.””Other fish to fry.” “Fish or cut bait.” If you really love fish you may be an ichthyomaniac!

Courses about Fish

The Diversity of Fishes
Teens and older. From the American Museum of Natural History. Fishes were the first creatures with brains and bony jaws. But their incredible diversity—fishes make up half of all vertebrate species alive today, and live everywhere from mountain streams to ocean depths—makes it easier to determine what’s not a fish. This seminar explores this paradox by demonstrating how ichthyologists pursue the evidence through the study of evolution, diversity ecosystems, and biogeography.

Fish to Eat

California’s Golden Seas
An activity book in Adobe Acrobat format, for students ages 9-11. Focus is primarily on fish for consumption. From the California Seafood council.

Recipes for Kids from Gorton’s
Do you like fish for dinner? Here’s some kid-pleasing recipes you’ll love: Clamaroni Casserole, Clam Cakes, Codfish Cakes, Crab Meat-Stuffed Baked Shells, Fish And Chips, Mixed Seafood Kebabs, and Parmesan Fish Stick Dippers.

Pet Fish

Best Pets: Top 7 Fish For Children and Kids
Kids love pet fish and they make for great exploration and learning. Fish of all size, colors, and shaped can really spark the imagination of everyone. It may sound a bit strange, but I like being in a room with a nice fish tank as it soothes the senses. The trickling water of the water pump is also quite soothing too!

How to Set up a Fish Tank
Attention needs to be given to the location of the aquarium. This should be done before setting it up as moving it once operational can be a real hassle. When choosing a prime spot, keep the following points in mind…

Penn Plax Cascade Canister Aquarium Filter by Penn-Plax
Large capacily stackable media trays allow for multi-stage filtration
Quick & easy push-button primer and two independent 360 degree rotating taps
Flow rate shut-off valves adjust water flow and provide for easy maintainance.
You will need the sponge and floss pads sold along with the filter. Buy the correct size for your tank.

Endangered Fish

Bluefin Tuna 
Bluefin Tuna fish are the largest tuna and can live up to 40 years. Learn more about this fish and what threats it is up against.

Atlantic Halibut
The Atlantic halibut is the largest flatfish in the world but sadly it is going extinct.

Sturgeon
Sturgeons are one of the oldest families of bony fish in existence. They are native to subtropical, temperate and sub-Arctic rivers, lakes and coastlines of Eurasia and North America but are dying out.

Top 10 Most Endangered Fish Species 
“There are plenty of other fish in the sea,” goes the old cliché. But are there? According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of endangered species, 1,414 species of fish, or 5 percent of the world’s known species, are at risk for extinction.

Sport Fishing

Places for kids to fish for free
Add your state name or county to find nearby places where you can take you child to fish for free – no license required, just the pole and bait. Double check that the fish in that area haven’t unsafe levels of toxins in their bodies, or you’ll have to catch and release. (Which some kids prefer anyway.)

Fly Fishing for Beginners
This website is designed for the beginner (or even those who may need a refresher) wanting to learn the basics of fly fishing.

Kids Cove
Tips for helping kids catch fish. Submit your fishing tales. If you live near Wichita, join in on the real fun, too.

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