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Flowerhorns locking lips and butting heads

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Flowerhorns are a man-made hybrid cichlid. To some people, they are beauties. To others, admonitions. One thing is indisputable: they are aggressive, big-personality animals. Here's a video of a newly introduced flowerhorn being "initiated" by the resident beastly male.

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Proposed listing of the Percula clownfish (Amphiprion percula) under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: What it means, and what aquarists need to know (Part 2)

By Chris Jury on Oct 22, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Chris Jury concludes his two part article by exploring each of the threat factors (including additional data as well as NMFS' response) presented in the petition to list Percula clownfish under the ESA.

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Pictures of Trimma zurae, a newly described dwarf goby

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This summer, we reported on three newly described Trimma gobies: T. pajama, T. meranyx, and T. zurae. Unfortunately, we only found photos of the first two at the time, and boy were those gobies spectacular. We now have photos of T.zurae.

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A Lego auto fish feeder

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Lego is the new duct tape. There's nothing you can't build out of them. Osamu Mizuno assembled this auto fish feeder out of mechanized Lego parts. Admittedly, the system is not practical and probably not all that reliable, but it's just plain ol' cool.

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How to make 90 gallons look small

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Matt Barnes has a problem. A good problem. The corals in his 90 gallon have grown so large they make his 90 gallon reef look tiny. A new 180 gallon system is now in the works.

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The Bird's Eye Aquarium

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A Japanese man has started a crowd-sourcing project to help launch and promote his new look-down aquariums. The Bird's Eye Aquarium is designed for the water level to reach all the way up to the top glass thus eliminating visual distortion looking down into the tank.

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Who's ready for another Red Sea video?

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We're suckers for reef footage combined with cinematic soundtrack. If you add the Red Sea into the mix, you don't have to twist our arm to share your video. This nine minute video features Red Sea fish and aquascape galore.

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Apistogramma ortegai, a new species of South American cichlid

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Apistogramma is a genus consisting of 84 species of gorgeous tropical South American dwarf cichlids. Make that 85 species now. Meet A.ortegai.

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Mangroves Protecting Corals from Climate Change

By Gabrielle Bodin, Kimberly Yates, Caroline Rogers on Oct 13, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Certain types of corals, invertebrates of the sea that have been on Earth for millions of years, appear to have found a way to survive some of their most destructive threats by attaching to and growing under mangrove roots.

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'High Five's' 15,000 gallon saltwater pond

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3reef.com member High Five already had an unique 3,000 gallon saltwater pond, but his "grouper started complaining about his 3k pond not being 'good enough'." What his fish wants his fish gets. High Five constructed a 15,000 gallon tropical marine pond to appease his diva fish.

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Science has barely scratched the surface for zoanthid species

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Researchers collecting zoanthids from the Indo-Pacific realized that we haven't even come close to discovering all the zoa species. At least 9 of the 24 species they collected are undescribed. Even more remarkable, when they reviewed 600+ zoanthids collected as far back as the 1930s, they discovered many have yet to be formally examined.

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What we really know about the diversity of Clownfish

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From curious aquarium inhabitant to intriguing biological model. Clownfish continue to inspire science. These charismatic fish have attracted attention for their vast diversity across the Indo-Pacific reefs. Understanding how so many species that span such a variety of shapes and colors have materialized has been an intriguing question worth exploring and understanding.

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Would you eat a fish dog?

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The Japanese are experts at serving up novel fish dishes. Kyoto Aquarium is bringing back its ayu dog, a whole (head to tail) sweetfish served in a soft hot dog bun.

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Innovative Marine completes their Fusion Nano AIOs with new 18w Skkye Light LED

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The IM Nuvo Fusion Nano aquariums are some of the sleekest, most functional, and most reasonably priced nano all-in-one (AIO) aquariums on the market, but there was one problem: there was no light specifically designed for this otherwise plug-n-play system ... until now.

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Public aquarium accidentally kills 100 reef fish with botched fluke treatment

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When praziquantel reportedly failed to cure fish of flukes in their Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit, the staff at Albuquerque's BioPark Aquarium inadvertently killed about 100 fish - in front of patrons during operating hours - by using a more toxic and risky treatment, Dylox.

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