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November 2012

By admin - Posted Oct 31, 2012 08:00 PM
Volume XI, Issue XI
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Feature Article: Epizoic flatworms impair coral feeding: evidence for parasitism

By Tim Wijgerde on Nov 07, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Flatworms are well-known in the aquarium hobby and research community. Both in the wild and in captivity, they hide between the tentacles of many corals. Despite their common appearance in aquaria, the nature of the symbiosis between corals and flatworms has long been unclear. New evidence strongly suggests that epizoic acoelomorph flatworms are parasitic. Next to suffocating coral tissue and feeding on coral mucus, flatworms have now been found to impair coral feeding.

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Aquarium Fish: An Overview of Stingrays of the genus Potamotrygon, Part One

By Kenneth Wingerter on Nov 28, 2012 at 11:00 AM

While they require a high level of rather specialized husbandry, the rewards for successfully maintaining these remarkable animals are great.

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