Academic/grad, undergrad, (hi)school or fun?
Literature review or research/novel?
Your description looks like basically an essay on husbandry.
Fair enough, but.....
If you want something interesting that will be more likely to get you an A (assuming your marker/teacher is in any way inspired):
There are some LOL postings from the past (couple of) years to do with skin/slime toxicity and/or chemical defense in CL that could well base a novel research to PhD level. It would also be an interesting discussion/comparative topic based on bright colours in other (toxic) fauna for even a high-school paper.
And you could achieve loach-folk-immortality by posting it here on LOL when it's done :) Just be sure to reference your collaborators (Martin, Emma, Loachmon, Mick-The-Fish, Diana et. al.)
The low-hanging fruit is never as sweet....
Either way, there's no reason why you should not challenge your teacher.
Keep us posted ask questions and have fun,
So i pass them a textbook and ask them to choose one reason of the many, then i help them delve further into on that focussed question to find the meat.
Be careful of nebulous, descriptive questions that do not challenge you. You're a student, not a news-reader. And you're interested, so learn something new. Learn it in detail. Discuss it with interest and passion.
You know about the husbandry of Chromobotia macracanthus, so why research what you know? Choose a detail of it- it's natural habitat and ecology, the history of capture and husbandry, the history of captive breeding, it's evolutionary history, the biomechanics of it's head to empty a snail shell (no simple feat, similar "buchal pump" mechanics as a nurse shark), capture methods and recipes used by Bornean natives.... Something interesting.
Now....... GO !
It's great you already know you need to cite your sources in your papers. Citing websites can be a little tricky, and of course the species description on this website would be a great place to begin.
[As you know, you have to cite (document where you got your info) your sources or it is plagarism. What grade are you in? I am just curious. I used to teach Frashman Comp at USF, and my students often didn't know about citation and why they had to do it.]
Ps. I dont see why i cant use pictures
The closest we would currently have to that would be the article section http://www.loaches.com/articlesandyroo wrote:Is there are a section for academic papers on loaches/loach associated biology or ecology etc.... on LOL?
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