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This new hermit crab is a lovely weirdo

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Most hermit crabs use shells built by evicted gastropods (e.g. snails) for protection, but not this new green-eyed species. The "shells" of Paragiopagurus atkinsonaeis are actually permanent colonies of zoanthids who glue together sand into a non-calcified armor, so these "living shells" grow with the hermit crab!

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Christian Gundersen's Glimmer Wood aquascape

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Here is a elegant 50 liter (30 US gallon) aquascape to soothe the soul. Its balanced scale and vibrant pops of complimentary colors (red with green) set against the muted grey canvas are simply perfect.

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Scientists name new species of fish from the Orinoco region after singer Enya

By Oregon State University on Jul 11, 2017 at 09:00 AM

In 1988, Irish singer and songwriter Enya released a lead single titled “Orinoco Flow” from her second studio album, which went on to become an international hit, earn a Grammy Award nomination, and help launch her wildly successful career. Now a team of scientists have named a new species of fish from the Orinoco River drainage after her.

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Bleached your coral? Increase water movement!

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A new study found that bleached corals are three to FIFTEEN times less capable of removing sediment (e.g. detritus, algae) from their surfaces compared to healthy corals. To prevent sediment from smothering a bleached coral, water movement is paramount.

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Deep-water corals use fluorescence differently than shallow-water corals

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A new study has discovered that corals emit bio-fluorescence for very different purposes depending on how deep they are found. While shallow-water corals glow to protect themselves from sun damage, deep-water corals use their glow for energy.

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Fish prefer to shoal with active companions

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Scientists discovered that fish like to associate with other fish that are more active. The researchers originally hypothesized that fish may prefer to be in the presence of less active fish to reduce competition for food and mates, but they found quite the opposite.

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A new Mexican cichlid

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Thorichthys panchovillai is a new species described from the River Coatzacoalcos Basin, Mexico. As with many new species that have been recently described, this species is already in the aquarium trade.

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The strangest reef aquascape ever?

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Gorgeous rainbow open brain corals! An incredible, healthy green Stichodactyla Gigantea carpet anemone hosting a pair of percula clownfish. But will someone please explain the aquascaping?

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Tenji builds Amazon.com a jaw-dropping planted aquarium system

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There is no way to exaggerate how breathtaking Tenji's new design is. Amazon.com's Seattle building is graced with the most immaculate and beautiful planted office aquarium (with "living wall") display we can imagine.

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Just a seahorse riding a pipefish

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Pipefish camouflage as seaweed. Seahorse like to anchor their prehensile tails on seaweed. Do the math and you get this hilariously adorable result :-)

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Update: Paul's magnificent sunroom reef

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Paul Bruns' 427 reef aquarium is one of the best we've ever featured in Advanced Aquarist. Three years later, Paul shares a new video discussing how his reef system has evolved and matured.

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Loud motor noise makes fish bad parents

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A new study has found that the sound from motorboats radically decreased reef fishes' parenting skills - sometimes to the point of total neglect and the mortality of all babies. Research like should make reefkeepers question how much motor noise in our tanks does it take to create adverse behavior and well-being.

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Reef-A-Palooza New York is happening this weekend

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For reefkeepers within striking distance of the Big Apple looking for something to do this weekend, Reef-A-Palooza NY welcomes you. Get reef geek on with over 150 exhibitors, multiple educational speakers, and thousands of your fellow hobbyist

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Orphek introduces Slim Line LEDs for reef and planted aquariums

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There are situations where slim LED strips are more suitable than the larger and boxier LED form factors that dominate the market. Orphek's new Slim Line LED fixtures provide some of the highest "full spectrum" light output in a slender light strip design.

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With specialized lips, these fish dine on razor-sharp, stinging corals

By Cell Press on Jun 21, 2017 at 09:00 AM

More than 6,000 fish species that live on coral reefs, but only 128 are known to feed on corals. Now, researchers have discovered how at least one species of coral-feeding fish does it. They 'kiss' the flesh and mucus off the coral skeleton using protective, self-lubricating lips.

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