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  • www.tips-fb.com Fish that I have and used to have

    Friday, May 29, 2009
    1) Alligator Gar Fish (Atractosteus spatula)

    Alligator gar are found in the southeastern United States: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri,Florida,Georgia,Maryland, and in Paris, Illinois, in the Twin Lakes area, they have also been recored in Lake Summerset, Illinois. They have also been known occasionally to come as far north as central Kansas, off the Republican River and up into Clarks Creek. They inhabit sluggish pools and backwaters or large rivers, bayous, and lakes. They are rarely found in brackish or saltwater, but are more adaptable to the latter than are other gars. In February 2007, a 1.5-meter Alligator Gar was found roaming far in the city ofJakartaIndonesia, when the city was hit by a major flood (see External Links below). In January 2008, a 3-kg Gator Gar was found by fishermen in Bera, Pahang (East Coast State of Malaysia), when it was caught entangled in a fishing net.

    2) Black Ghost KnifeFish (Apteronotus albifrons)

    The black ghost knifefish,  is a tropical fish belonging to the ghost knifefish family (Apteronotidae). They originate in South America in the Amazon Basin in Peru and from Venezuela through Paraguay in the ParanĂ¡ Rivers. They are becoming popular in aquaria. The fish is all black except for two white rings on its tail, and a white blaze on its nose, which can occasionally extend into a stripe down its back. It moves mainly by undulating a long fin on its underside. It will grow to a maximum length of 25 inches (60 centimeters). It does not have scales.
    They are nocturnal, but they are weakly electric fish and use an electric organ and receptors distributed over the length of their body in order to locate insect larvae. Along with Peters' elephantnose fish they are the most studied of the active electrosensing fish

    3) Tiger Shovel Nose CatFish (Died) :(

    Originated from Brazil, Amazon River Basin, Argentina, Peru & Venezuela. The typical pet shop offering is a 3 inch fish which can grow to 12 inches or more within a year. In 2 years these fish can reach 24" in length. They can attain a length in excess of 4 feet at maturity.

    4) senegal Bichir (Polypterus senegalus)- Two died, only two remain :(

    The Senegal Bichir can be found all throughout Africa’s rivers and lakes. The Nile River, Lake Chad and Senegal River are just a few of the main bodies of water this fish can be found in. This fish is also known as the dinosaur eel because of its elongated, eel-like body and its serrated dorsal fin that is dinosaur-like. This species, however, is not a true eel. The small pectoral fins of the Senegal Bichir only allow this fish to swim slowly, preventing it from being a better predator. A modified swim bladder gives the Senegal Bichir the ability to breathe atmospheric oxygen.he male Senegal Bichir has a broad anal fin when compared to the females. Females are also noticeably larger than the males. The lifespan for this fish is 12 years or more, depending on how well it is cared for.

    5) Rope Fish ( as mention on earlier post)

    The reedfish, Erpetoichthys calabaricus, ropefish (a name more commonly used in the United States), or snakefish is a species of freshwater fish in the bichir family and order. It is the only member of the genus Erpetoichthys. It is native to West Africa, with its natural habitat stretching from Nigeria to The Congo.

    The reedfish has a maximum total length of 90 centimetres (36 inches)but usually 40 cm in a fish tank. It lives in slow-moving, brackish or fresh water, warm water (22-28 degrees centigrade), and it can breathe atmospheric air (meaning it is able to survive in water with low dissolved oxygen content) using a modified swimbladder which it uses like a pair of lungs. This organ means it can survive for an intermediate amount of time out of water. The reedfish is a nocturnal creature that feeds on annelid worms, crustaceans and insects at night, and it is sometimes displayed in aquariums. Its genus name, Erpetoichthys, derives from the Greek words erpeton ("creeping thing") and ichthys ("fish").

    I want to add a Red Tail catfish to my aquarium, unfortunately, I need to buy a new aquarium to placed my Alligator Gar , which is being postpone because I don't have enuff money yet. Well, one day...

    About Red Tail Catfish

    The redtail catfish, Phractocephalus hemioliopterus, is a pimelodid (long-whiskered) catfish named for its red or orange caudal fin. In Venezuela it is known as cajaro and in Brazil it is known as pirarara.[1] It is the only extant species of the genus Phractocephalus. This fish originates from South America. Despite reaching a large size, this fish is a common aquarium fish.

    www.tips-fb.com My new fish ..I love it.. Erpetoichthys Calabaricus

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009
    Yesterday, I bought myself a new fish. I've seen this fish before and ever since I have been searching for it, that's why, last week when I saw it, I completely fall in love with it. The scientific name is Erpetoichthys Calabaricus  but commonly knwon as Reedfish or Rope Fish. Originated from Cameroon and Niger river in Africa.

    here are the picture of the fish I google out from the net.


    Image Source from  www.petshop-zoomania.com/PREDATORS/

    www.tips-fb.com Self Professed ...

    The Me sounded off by every definition because it is not definite.

    I strongly feels everything, the bad part is, each feels is different at one time, and it was true during that precise time, not before or in the later time.

    Two opposite feels, mold me into two different character each time.

    The question is, which one is truer than the other, and which one is the ME?

    The real me... I also do not have any idea.

    That why, the ME can't be trusted by me...

    Me would be trigger to feel things by scents, memories, and her never rested conscious mind...

    www.tips-fb.com The night is dark

    Tuesday, May 26, 2009
    The night was really dark. There's no light to see from anywhere, well except from my computer. I have this sick feeling in my gut. as if something is gonna happen. Lonely night like this always make me feels so weird.

    I am not here tonight to shout out my despair lament towards the forsaken life, nor do I am here to tell a story like I usually would. Yes, there's alot of thing running in my mind currently. Most of it were just replay of my recurring issues, which seem like I could never solve it anyway. Just let it be.

    Well, what else could I say.. the night is dark... and I am here... pitifully...

    www.tips-fb.com Thinking of You [Katie Perry]

    Monday, May 25, 2009
    Comparisons are easily done
    Once you've had a taste of perfection
    Like an apple hanging from a tree
    I picked the ripest one
    I still got the seed

    You said move on
    Where do I go
    I guess second best
    Is all I will know

    Cause when I'm with him
    I am thinking of you
    Thinking of you
    What you would do if
    You were the one
    Who was spending the night
    Oh I wish that I
    Was looking into your eyes

    You're like an Indian summer
    In the middle of winter
    Like a hard candy
    With a surprise center
    How do I get better
    Once I've had the best
    You said there's
    Tons of fish in the water
    So the waters I will test

    He kissed my lips
    I taste your mouth
    He pulled me in
    I was disgusted with myself

    Cause when I'm with him
    I am thinking of you
    Thinking of you
    What you would do if
    You were the one
    Who was spending the night
    Oh I wish that I
    Was looking into...

    You're the best
    And yes I do regret
    How I could let myself
    Let you go
    Now the lesson's learned
    I touched it I was burned
    Oh I think you should know

    Cause when I'm with him
    I am thinking of you
    Thinking of you
    What you would do if
    You were the one
    Who was spending the night
    Oh I wish that I
    Was looking into your eyes
    Looking into your eyes
    Looking into your eyes
    Oh won't you walk through
    And bust in the door
    And take me away
    Oh no more mistakes
    Cause in your eyes I'd like to stay...

    www.tips-fb.com He's Just Not That Into You

    Sunday, May 24, 2009
    1)If He's Not Asking You Out

    2) If He's Not Calling You

    3)If He's Not Dating You

    4) If He's Not Having Sex with You

    5) He's Having Sex with Someone Else

    6) If He Only Wants to See You When He's Drunk

    7) If He Doesn't Want to Marry You

    8) If He's Breaking Up with You

    9) If He's Disappeared on You

    10) If He's Married (and Other Insane Variations of Being Unavailable)

    11) If He's a Selfish Jerk, a Bully, or a Really Big Freak

    Its hard but its true. Well I watched this movie yesterday, and you know what, its true.

    We create thousand of reason for what happen, but the answer is right in fornt of us...


    DOES HE??:-?

    www.tips-fb.com Soul For Sale

    Friday, May 22, 2009
    And how much would it worth??

    www.tips-fb.com Playing Around with User Control in C#

    Thursday, May 21, 2009
    So you have created a few user control. Let say a mainPage.cs and login.cs. How would the mainPage.cs call a function which is being trigger by a button click in login.cs.

    It is really easy.

    First what u need to do is create a delegate for that handler. Let say submitButtonClickHandler. 

    public delegate void submitButtonClickHandler()

    Then you declare an event for that click action and declare it as public, so it is accessible in your mainPage.cs.

    public event SubmitButtonClickedHandler SubmitBtnClicked;

    Then, you would need to do some checking whether the value is not null

    protected virtual void OnSubmitClicked()
    // If an event has no subscribers registerd, it will
    // evaluate to null. The test checks that the value is not
    // null, ensuring that there are subsribers before
    // calling the event itself.
    if (SubmitBtnClicked!= null)
    SubmitBtnClicked(); // Notify Subscribers

    Lastly, on that paricular ButtonClick event, the one that is self generated when u double click the button in the designer view, you could call that event.

    private void btnSubmit_Click(object sender, System.EventArgs e)
    if (txtName.Text.Length == 0)
    MessageBox.Show("Please enter your name.");

    If you need to pass any value among the user control, create a property (getter and setter) for that particular control, e.g textbox value.

    // Read / Write Property for the User Name. This Property
    // will be visible in the containing application.
    [Description("Gets or sets the name in the text box")]
    public string UserName
    get { return txtName.Text; }
    set { txtName.Text = value; }

    How you use it on you mainPage.cs is really a simple step.
    You select the login User Control inside you mainPage.cs first, then navigate to the Event property. Find the SubmitBtnClicked then double click on it to generate an event handler for that event. And we all done. :)

    Disclaimer: This article is not self own and was taken and modified  from AKADIA.COM

    www.tips-fb.com No Newspaper today

    Tuesday, May 19, 2009
    I surely didn't have  any mood to read any newspaper today. Plus, being warn by my employer because I went back at 5.20pm yesterday to settle my telephone installation. SUCKS!

    www.tips-fb.com Today

    Wednesday, May 13, 2009
    My great grandmother passed away this morning. Her death certificate showed her age as 87, but according to my grandmother, she is more than 100 years old. My grandmother also now is 70++. I received the news at 4am today, woken up by my sister phone call to inform me the news. I am quite sad. My great grandmother really was a wonderful woman. I regret that I didn't get to know her much better during her years. She used to smile and seem so happy each time we went to visit her. I know she is a very nice lady as many people love her very much.

    I pray that she is among those who would received His blessed and would have a wonderful afterlife, floating towards the heaven. Al fatihah.

    But now,

    Sesak. Rimas. Menyampah.

    Dipaksa menpercepatkan sesuatu. Sabarlah. Asyik menggesa je, benda bukan boleh jadi lagi cepat, orang lagi meluat adalah.


    www.tips-fb.com IBS

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009
    IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

    -Based on the article, I am quite sure what I have been suffering all this year has been IBS after all, not gastric or food poisoning. I do admit, knowing this, I feel better now. No wonder sometimes I feel pain, cramp, constipation, nausea and etc, and definitely is not regular.

    What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. IBS causes a great deal of discomfort and distress, but it does not permanently harm the intestines and does not lead to a serious disease, such as cancer. Most people can control their symptoms with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications. For some people, however, IBS can be disabling. They may be unable to work, attend social events, or even travel short distances.

    As many as 20 percent of the adult population, or one in five Americans, have symptoms of IBS, making it one of the most common disorders diagnosed by doctors. It occurs more often in women than in men, and it begins before the age of 35 in about 50 percent of people

    What are the symptoms of IBS?

    Abdominal pain, bloating, and discomfort are the main symptoms of IBS. However, symptoms can vary from person to person. Some people have constipation, which means hard, difficult-to-pass, or infrequent bowel movements. Often these people report straining and cramping when trying to have a bowel movement but cannot eliminate any stool, or they are able to eliminate only a small amount. If they are able to have a bowel movement, there may be mucus in it, which is a fluid that moistens and protect passages in the digestive system. Some people with IBS experience diarrhea, which is frequent, loose, watery, stools. People with diarrhea frequently feel an urgent and uncontrollable need to have a bowel movement. Other people with IBS alternate between constipation and diarrhea. Sometimes people find that their symptoms subside for a few months and then return, while others report a constant worsening of symptoms over time.

    What causes IBS?

    Researchers have yet to discover any specific cause for IBS. One theory is that people who suffer from IBS have a colon, or large intestine, that is particularly sensitive and reactive to certain foods and stress. The immune system, which fights infection, may also be involved.

    Graphic of the body including the mouth, esophagus, colon, small intestine, stomach, reticulum, rectum and anus.

    • Normal motility, or movement, may not be present in the colon of a person who has IBS. It can be spasmodic or can even stop working temporarily. Spasms are sudden strong muscle contractions that come and go.

    • The lining of the colon called the epithelium, which is affected by the immune and nervous systems, regulates the flow of fluids in and out of the colon. In IBS, the epithelium appears to work properly. However, when the contents inside the colon move too quickly, the colon loses its ability to absorb fluids. The result is too much fluid in the stool. In other people, the movement inside the colon is too slow, which causes extra fluid to be absorbed. As a result, a person develops constipation.

    • A person’s colon may respond strongly to stimuli such as certain foods or stress that would not bother most people.

    • Recent research has reported that serotonin is linked with normal gastrointestinal (GI) functioning. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, or chemical, that delivers messages from one part of your body to another. Ninety-five percent of the serotonin in your body is located in the GI tract, and the other 5 percent is found in the brain. Cells that line the inside of the bowel work as transporters and carry the serotonin out of the GI tract. People with IBS, however, have diminished receptor activity, causing abnormal levels of serotonin to exist in the GI tract. As a result, they experience problems with bowel movement, motility, and sensation—having more sensitive pain receptors in their GI tract.

    • Researchers have reported that IBS may be caused by a bacterial infection in the gastrointestinal tract. Studies show that people who have had gastroenteritis sometimes develop IBS, otherwise called post-infectious IBS.

    • Researchers have also found very mild celiac disease in some people with symptoms similar to IBS. People with celiac disease cannot digest gluten, a substance found in wheat, rye, and barley. People with celiac disease cannot eat these foods without becoming very sick because their immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. A blood test can determine whether celiac disease may be present. (For information about celiac disease, see the NIDDK’s Celiac Disease fact sheet.)

      How is IBS diagnosed?

      If you think you have IBS, seeing your doctor is the first step. IBS is generally diagnosed on the basis of a complete medical history that includes a careful description of symptoms and a physical examination.

      There is no specific test for IBS, although diagnostic tests may be performed to rule out other problems. These tests may include stool sample testing, blood tests, and x rays. Typically, a doctor will perform a sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy, which allows the doctor to look inside the colon. This is done by inserting a small, flexible tube with a camera on the end of it through the anus. The camera then transfers the images of your colon onto a large screen for the doctor to see better.

      If your test results are negative, the doctor may diagnose IBS based on your symptoms, including how often you have had abdominal pain or discomfort during the past year, when the pain starts and stops in relation to bowel function, and how your bowel frequency and stool consistency have changed. Many doctors refer to a list of specific symptoms that must be present to make a diagnosis of IBS.

      Symptoms include

      • Abdominal pain or discomfort for at least 12 weeks out of the previous 12 months. These 12 weeks do not have to be consecutive.

      • The abdominal pain or discomfort has two of the following three features:

        • It is relieved by having a bowel movement.
        • When it starts, there is a change in how often you have a bowel movement.
        • When it starts, there is a change in the form of the stool or the way it looks.

      • Certain symptoms must also be present, such as

        • a change in frequency of bowel movements
        • a change in appearance of bowel movements
        • feelings of uncontrollable urgency to have a bowel movement
        • difficulty or inability to pass stool
        • mucus in the stool
        • bloating

      • Bleeding, fever, weight loss, and persistent severe pain are not symptoms of IBS and may indicate other problems such as inflammation, or rarely, cancer.

      The following have been associated with a worsening of IBS symptoms

      • large meals
      • bloating from gas in the colon
      • medicines
      • wheat, rye, barley, chocolate, milk products, or alcohol
      • drinks with caffeine, such as coffee, tea, or colas
      • stress, conflict, or emotional upsets

      Researchers have found that women with IBS may have more symptoms during their menstrual periods, suggesting that reproductive hormones can worsen IBS problems.

      In addition, people with IBS frequently suffer from depression and anxiety, which can worsen symptoms. Similarly, the symptoms associated with IBS can cause a person to feel depressed and anxious.

      What is the treatment for IBS?

      Unfortunately, many people suffer from IBS for a long time before seeking medical treatment. Up to 70 percent of people suffering from IBS are not receiving medical care for their symptoms. No cure has been found for IBS, but many options are available to treat the symptoms. Your doctor will give you the best treatments for your particular symptoms and encourage you to manage stress and make changes to your diet.

      Medications are an important part of relieving symptoms. Your doctor may suggest fiber supplements or laxatives for constipation or medicines to decrease diarrhea, such as Lomotil or loperamide (Imodium). An antispasmodic is commonly prescribed, which helps to control colon muscle spasms and reduce abdominal pain. Antidepressants may relieve some symptoms. However, both antispasmodics and antidepressants can worsen constipation, so some doctors will also prescribe medications that relax muscles in the bladder and intestines, such as Donnapine and Librax. These medications contain a mild sedative, which can be habit forming, so they need to be used under the guidance of a physician.

      A medication available specifically to treat IBS is alosetron hydrochloride (Lotronex). Lotronex has been reapproved with significant restrictions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for women with severe IBS who have not responded to conventional therapy and whose primary symptom is diarrhea. However, even in these patients, Lotronex should be used with great caution because it can have serious side effects such as severe constipation or decreased blood flow to the colon.

      With any medication, even over-the-counter medications such as laxatives and fiber supplements, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions. Some people report a worsening in abdominal bloating and gas from increased fiber intake, and laxatives can be habit forming if they are used too frequently.

      Medications affect people differently, and no one medication or combination of medications will work for everyone with IBS. You will need to work with your doctor to find the best combination of medicine, diet, counseling, and support to control your symptoms.

      How does stress affect IBS?

      Stress—feeling mentally or emotionally tense, troubled, angry, or overwhelmed—can stimulate colon spasms in people with IBS. The colon has many nerves that connect it to the brain. Like the heart and the lungs, the colon is partly controlled by the autonomic nervous system, which responds to stress. These nerves control the normal contractions of the colon and cause abdominal discomfort at stressful times. People often experience cramps or “butterflies” when they are nervous or upset. In people with IBS, the colon can be overly responsive to even slight conflict or stress. Stress makes the mind more aware of the sensations that arise in the colon, making the person perceive these sensations as unpleasant.

      Some evidence suggests that IBS is affected by the immune system, which fights infection in the body. The immune system is affected by stress. For all these reasons, stress management is an important part of treatment for IBS. Stress management options include

      • stress reduction (relaxation) training and relaxation therapies such as meditation
      • counseling and support
      • regular exercise such as walking or yoga
      • changes to the stressful situations in your life
      • adequate sleep

      Points to Remember

      • IBS is a disorder that interferes with the normal functions of the colon. The symptoms are crampy abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.

      • IBS is a common disorder found more often in women than men.

      • People with IBS have colons that are more sensitive and reactive to things that might not bother other people, such as stress, large meals, gas, medicines, certain foods, caffeine, or alcohol.

      • IBS is diagnosed by its signs and symptoms and by the absence of other diseases.

      • Most people can control their symptoms by taking medicines such as laxatives, antidiarrhea medicines, antispasmodics, or antidepressants; reducing stress; and changing their diet.

      • IBS does not harm the intestines and does not lead to cancer. It is not related to Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

        Source From http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/

    www.tips-fb.com Never Again

    Last week has been very tiring and i am all exhausted. Apart from moving house, between cleaning and packing and unpacking, lifting and carrying my stuffs, I was feeling not very well, there's one time I think I am having period, but actually the blood come from my anus, and of course the continuos pain from my back muscle and my waist. He said that maybe my action has some how left a damage to my body. Thank God, this week, its all getting better. My stuffs have been moved to new house, minus a few little things here and there which are out of place, the pain has finally subside, and I am feeling way much better.

    This is a promise I make and I really hope I will keep it, for my own sake, "LOVE MYSELF".

    Most people dont understand my action, and I don't think they would ever see it from my point of view, but altho its sound cliche, I am doing whatever I think is the best for me and everyone else. If I am wrong, it is my fault and my call to make. People can see in whatever way they seem to comprehend, and I will leave it like that.

    www.tips-fb.com Tips Bits on Silverlight

    Thursday, May 07, 2009
    • To make a textbox accpet multiline text,we need to set the textbox to accept return value.

    <textbox height="24" width="93" text="> Charm (Daya Penarik) > Grace (Lemah Lembut) > Elegance (Keanggunan)> Pose (Gaya Diri)" textwrapping="Wrap" margin="12,67,0,0" acceptsreturn="True">

    • In Visual Studio, we could set the grid to display the line, so we could easily design the layout. To do this just use ShowGridLines=true but don't forget to change it back to false when running the application 

    • when checking the checkbox status using an if statement, always use if(checkbox.IsChecked==true) , and not if(checkbox.IsChecked) because IsChecked is of the new C# 3.0 type nullable bollean ( bool?) which indicates that it may have three states, not two: true, false or null.