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    A new and very gold fish

    Dear Carassius auratus, with all due respect, I think I might deserve your common name more than you do. Sincerely, Pethia sahit

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  2. A new reef micro shrimp named after a hobbit

    This chubby lil' guy is named Odontonia bagginsi. These shrimps live inside sea squirts and are currently only known from the coral reefs of Tidore, Indonesia.

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    Sea urchins see with their feet

    Sea urchins lack eyes, but can see with their tentacle-like tube feet instead, previous research has indicated. Now, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have tested their vision in a new study,...
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    Time lapse of Acropora growth

    Even fast-growing corals such as SPS only lay down millimeters of growth per day. The only way to see their growth "in action" is many weeks of photography stitched together in a time-lapse. Peter...
  5. A new invention safely brings deep-water fishes to surface

    Fishes collected from deep waters require time-consuming decompression to bring them to the surface healthy and alive. Now a new invention called SubCAS - designed and first built by Matt Wandell!...
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    An Amazon Aquarium at Amazon.com

    With the support of the world's largest ecommerce website, aquarium systems designer Tenji Aquarium has built some of the world's most remarkable aquatic exhibits we've laid eyes on.

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    The BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project

    The BIOTOPE AQUARIUM Project aims to create the first multilingual interactive mobile app to help aquarists recreate habitats as close to nature as possible.

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  8. The ultimate vacation destination for reef lovers?

    How would you like to vacation in the Maldives ... living UNDERWATER with the corals and reef fishes? This dream vacation can be yours for the reasonable cost of only $50,000. PER NIGHT.

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  9. The blue-throated fairy wrasse: a new species

    At a cursory glance, we tend to lump similar-looking reef fish into a monolithic species and chalk up differences as variants. But upon closer examination, we are finding sufficient distinction to...
  10. Schooling fish expend less energy due to flow dynamics

    We all know fish school for defense against predators. Schooling also enhances foraging success and increases success in finding a mate. Now new advanced hydrodynamic modeling proves that schooling...
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    Hypnotizing coral time-lapse

    Technology is awesome! It is allowing us to view corals in ways we could not have imagined just a couple of decades ago. After over 50 hours of shooting and editing, Elite Reef Denver composed this...
  12. New fun fact: Corals can produce omega-3 fatty acids

    The generally held principle is that animals get their omega-3 fatty acids from plants and microbes (algae and bacteria), but new research has found that some marine animals such as corals, worms,...
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    A new, slender Aussie rainbow fish species

    Cairnsichthys bitaeniatus is a new species of rainbowfish described from an apparently-isolated population in the Daintree rainforest in northeastern Queensland, Australia.

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  14. Microbe populations in saltwater aquariums highly dynamic

    In closed systems without water changes, scientists hypothesized that microbial composition would stabilize and become relatively homogeneous and static. However, a new, first-of-its-kind 14-month...
  15. Hermit crabs that blanket themselves with anemones instead of shells

    Just about every hermit crab species seeks mobile shelter within empty shells. Not blanket-hermit crabs. These oddball crustaceans have developed a special relationship with anemones where...
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    Forecasting the fate of corals

    Many of us concerned about climate change's effect on corals have wondered how long corals might survive rising ocean temperatures. Researchers studying Acropora millepora believe this SPS can adapt...
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    Massive 9-foot Amazon driftwood hardscape

    Readers know Advanced Aquarist loves reporting science. Sadly, we have seen a precipitous decline in the number of aquatic-related studies published over the past couple of years. Fortunately,...
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    Orphek launches powerful strip LED lights

    Orphek is now shipping their new OR Bar LED Light. Available in 3 different lengths (24, 35, and 48") and five different fixed spectrums, these are not your average strip lights. Ranging from 55...
  19. A new freshwater goby that gives any reef fish a run for its money

    Rhinogobius maxillivirgatus is a new goby species described from freshwaters of Anhui Province in Eastern China. While we generally (and rightfully) perceive reef fish as more colorful, there are...
  20. Study: Effects of light spectrum on growth and colouration of the corals Stylophora p

    Dr. Tim Wijgerde investigates the effects of blue and red light on the health, colouration, growth and zooxanthellae density of two coral species, Stylophora pistillata and Porites cylindrica.
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  21. Study: Effects of light spectrum on growth and colouration of the corals Stylophora p

    Dr. Tim Wijgerde investigates the effects of blue and red light on the health, colouration, growth and zooxanthellae density of two coral species, Stylophora pistillata and Porites cylindrica.
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  22. Perhaps it's time to hold off buying Aussie fish

    The Great Barrier Reef has been hit by two consecutive years of devastating severe bleaching events. A new study shows that not only are corals being wiped out but so are reef fishes that rely on...
  23. One of the world's greatest reef tanks is aging like fine wine

    We first blogged about Viking's 2000 liter reef tank back in 2014. Each year, new footage of this AMAZING aquarium surfaces. It's 2018, and the tank is looking better than ever. It is hard to argue...
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    A new species of tropical fiddler crab

    Tubuca alcocki is a new, colorful species of fiddler crab. This species travels well! It has a surprisingly wide range from Western Thailand all the way to the India, Pakistan, and all the way to...
  25. A new website educates the public about the marine aquarium trade

    With funding from National Geographic Society, a group of scientists traced and documented the supply chain of marine fish from coral reef to home aquarium. Refreshingly, unlike many exposés, the...
  26. An ultra-fine biodegradable film can protect corals from bleaching

    When modern reefkeepers want to prevent our aquarium corals from bleaching, we have the luxury of controllable lighting. But there's no way to turn down the intensity of the sun. Scientists have...
  27. How to mass-manufacture glass aquariums [video]

    Red Sea has become one of the biggest (if not the bigggest) glass aquarium manufacturers in the world. They shared a video showing how their aquariums are made ... and the production process is...
  28. The Rariphotic: Smithsonian Researchers Name New Ocean Zone

    Manned submersibles in Curaçao are discovering so many new species of super deep-water reef fish that scientists are now defining a new ocean zone below the mesophotic. The rariphotic (400 to 1,000...
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    Some clownfish lack personalities

    A study has concluded that some clownfish species are full of individual personalities while others had no discernible individual personality traits.

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  30. Color-changing reef fishes "see" with their skin

    If you've kept reef fish, you know that many species - from tangs to anthias to wrasses - can change colors. But did you know that fish don't rely just on their eyes to adjust their colors? ...
  31. Decision-making in fish with parasites are impaired

    A new study has concluded that parasites such as marine ich and flukes not only tax a fish's body but also it's mind. The study is also reminds us why the aquarium trade shouldn't harvest cleaner...
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    One of the largest plecos now described

    L186 now has a formal description. Pseudacanthicus major is the newest described Loricariid. Hailing from the Amazon, this monster pleco can grow upwards of two feet (600mm).

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    Product Review: Kessil's AP700 LED Luminaire

    Dana Riddle exhaustively reviews Kessil's AP700. Kessil is a lighting manufacturer well-known for their pendant LED lighting systems, but how does their first and currently only panel fixture...
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    Marian Sterian's magnificent Dutch aquascape

    Dutch-style aquascapes are the closest thing to underwater (living) floral arrangements. By purely relying on the composition of high-contrast plants, Marian is able to create an amazing aquascape...
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    $460 surgery to save clownfish? Worth it.

    Our friends at AquaA3 share an inspiring story of a fishkeeper's love. Spending $500 to save a $100 fish is only irrational if you view fish as objects. When it comes to animals that rely on you...
  36. A mutant zooxanthallae can refuse coral symbiosis

    Scientists have engineered a zoox that is can reject symbiosis with cnidarians by simply withholding a single nutrient compound. Now researchers hope these mutants can help identify the algal genes...
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    This new squid species is adorably tiny

    Idiosepius hallami is a new pygmy squid from eastern Australia. These cephlapods are tiny ... like really really tiny. Adults grow to only 1 to 2 cm (0.4-0.9 inches). They're so small that...
  38. Epizoic acoelomorph flatworms inhibit growth and expansion of the soft coral Cladiell

    Acoel flatworms can form dense blooms on coral hosts, both in the wild and in aquaria. Adverse effects of acoels on scleractinian corals have been shown in the form of coral mucus consumption by...
  39. Innovative Marine lauches external overflow NUVO EXT aquariums

    Innovative Marine is jumping aboard the external overflow trend with their new NUVO EXT aquarium line, which are essentially IM's excellent Fusion aquariums with external "Herbie" glass overflow...
  40. Digging deeper into the chemical armament of SPS corals

    A new study has isolated the first identified toxin specific to stony corals as well as discovered many interesting characteristics of coral toxicity.

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  41. Reimagining eggcrates: Innovative Marine's SnappGrid

    Eggcrates are very useful in aquariums as frag holders and tank dividers. Innovative Marine has created a better eggcrate system that allows aquarists to quickly and securely create customized...
  42. Thread: Anemone eats bird

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    Anemone eats bird

    We all know anemones can ensnare fishes, crabs, shrimps, snails, and most any organism that ventures too close to their deadly tentacles. But birds? There's actually footage and scientific...
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    Anemone eats bird

    We all know anemones can ensnare fishes, crabs, shrimps, snails, and most any organism that ventures too close to their deadly tentacles. But birds? There's actually footage and scientific...
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    Crenicichla ploegi: A new pike cichlid

    Crenicichla ploegi is the newest species of pike cichlids from Brazil. C. ploegi is the twenty-third described species that is part of the C. saxatilis group (AKA "spangled pike").

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  45. Brittle stars are covered with thousands of light sensors

    Have you ever wondered how brittle stars hide from light without eyes? Scientists have now discovered the mechanism for their eyeless "vision": The skin on the arms and bodies of brittle stars are...
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    Plastics linked to coral diseases

    A new research has found a clear link between contact with plastics and the prevalence of coral diseases. Corals in contact with plastic were over twenty-two times (yes, 22x) more likely to suffer...
  47. Thread: Coral deathmatches

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    Coral deathmatches

    We often think of reefs as bustling, harmonious gardens of beautiful sealife, but they are highly competitive arenas where corals are constantly vying with their neighbors for real estate dominance. ...
  48. The world's rarest fish discovered at a new (secret) site

    The Red Handfish (a close cousin of frogfish) is believed to the world's rarest fish, previously only known from a tiny population of 20-40 individuals. To scientists surprise and delight, a new...
  49. Man steals fishes from LFS ... by stuffing them down his pants

    A man and a woman enter a Pet Safari (Cleawater, FL) with a conspiracy to steal Blue Acaras and German Blue Rams. The thief made off with a bag of stolen fish by concealing it in his pants.
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    A man and a woman enter a Pet Safari (Cleawater, FL) with a conspiracy to steal Blue Acaras and German Blue Rams. The man made off with a bag of stolen fish by concealing it in his pants.

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