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Yoshi's Trimma goby!

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A new Japanese dwarf goby has just been officially cataloged into the catalog of species. Like many other new Trimma and Eviota species recently discovered, Trimma yoshinoi is another pint-sized beauty!

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Innovative Marine's new Gourmet AUQA Gadgets

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IM is set to launch three new feeding tools that make fish-feeding simpler, faster, and cleaner (for both you and your aquarium). The affordable Gourmet series AUQA Gadgets are ingenious designs that aid multiple modes of feeding.

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Eating (with your) fish

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In addition to a line of aquarium coffee and end tables, AZOO also makes an aquarium dining table with a look-down glass top. Would you want to eat with your fish?

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Even the pros get it wrong sometimes

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The Texas State Aquarium at Corpus Christi accidentally killed most of the fish in four of their indoor exhibits including their largest. The fish responded negatively to anti-fluke medication.

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Jack Allen's 220 gallon reef tank is amazing

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Big, beautiful coral colonies of all types stretching end to end with fat tangs and angelfish cruising leisurely through the reef. What's not to love?

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Effects of Different Spectra Generated by LEDs on Growth of the Stony Coral Porites lobata

By Dana Riddle on Apr 15, 2015 at 09:00 AM

Stony coral nubbins (tentatively identified as Porites lobata; see Figure 1) were exposed to light of the same intensity (128 µmolm²sec) but different spectra for 75 days. Growth rates were determined by weighing the fragments periodically with an analytical balance.

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Cercamia melanogaster is your newest described cardinalfish

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The new Apogonid is beautiful due as much to its colors as its lack of colors. C.melanogaster is recognizable for its striking pigmentation on its anterior half combined with its pigmentless, nearly transparent posterior half.

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Rambo, the Octographer

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To entice visitors to contribute to conservation programs, Sea Life Aquarium (Auckland, New Zealand) has found a novel way to exploit octopus' ability to learn and perform tasks. They taught Rambo the octopus how to photograph aquarium patrons.

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Filipe Oliveira's newest aquascape

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Filipe Oliveira's is a masterful aquascaper, and we always look forward to seeing his imagination at work. He uploaded a video of his latest aquascape: a gorgeous 3 week old 350 liter (90 gallon) planted aquarium. Who says a centered composition can't convey motion?

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Dokdo Tank: An upcoming affordable, high-tech nano reef system?

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Information about the Dokdo Tank is sketchy at best. From what we've gathered, a South Korean manufacturer plans to introduce a total nano reef system that includes prop pumps, hang-on sump (with protein skimmer), LED lights, and monitoring sensors – all controlled wirelessly.

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New rainbowfish really lives up to its name

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Rainbowfish are beautiful fish, but let's face it; some species aren't quite as colorful as their common name suggests. Melanotaenia rubrovittata, the newest described species, lives up to its billing and then some.

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A Coral Love Story

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A Coral Love Story is a short animated film produced by Reef Patrol to explain the unique coral restoration work of SECORE. It's like a reef version of the birds and the bees ... only with a few scientists involved.

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Commercially Raised Clown Triggerfish available now

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Biota Marine Life Nursery (Palau) has successfully hatched and reared clown triggers (Balistoides conspicillum), and the first batch of captive raised specimens is now available through livestock wholesaler Quality Marine.

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Research finds reef fish can adjust for gender as oceans warm

By Marea Martlew on Apr 06, 2015 at 09:00 AM

UTS research has shown Spiny Chromis coral reef fish have the ability to compensate for the gender bias caused by rising ocean temperatures. While this is an important trait that could help constrain the impacts of ocean warming on reef fish populations and other species, there is a limit to this "transgenerational plasticity"

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Close-up of coral fluorescence in a reef lab

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Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with Advanced Aquarist this video of stony corals fluorescencing under blue light, including some time-lapse footage of neon SPS polyps contracting and expanding.

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