Here is a video I recently came across of a blue-legged hermit crab (Clibanarius tricolor) in the act of changing shells - as captured by a 3reef.com member.
Altantis Aquarium in Union City, California has added two videos of the new Kessil A150W (first reported here last week), complete with Kessil's optional gooseneck mounting arm.
Nova Southeastern University has issued a news release announcing construction is underway for the United States' first dedicated coral reef research center. The planned facility is massive (86,000 square-foot), with a build cost of $30 million. Read on for NSU's news release.
A slice of reef life on your computer screen: This is the first of many high-resolution Advanced Aquarist wallpapers.
Marine Aquarium Expo is coming to the Pacific Northwest July 23-24, 2011!
Continuing the rare fish theme for today, Pacific Island Aquatics has a Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis trio up for sale that has what may be the most impressive male specimen I've seen in a very long time.
Absolutely Fish in Clifton, NJ has obtained one of the rarest tropical grouper/basslets available in our hobby: The Spanish Flag (Gonioplectrus hispanus)! Read on for video of this rare gem.
It's a slow news day, so I thought I'd share how I finally beat dinoflagellates in my 176 gallon reef aquarium. I know many reefkeepers struggle with dinoflagellates - and often get frustrated to the point of calling it quits (I know I was on the verge!). Hopefully my experience can help.
Cryogenic gene banks are not anything new; In fact, it's a common conservation tool many research institutes and conservation societies have already utilized for many endangered species (both flora and fauna). However, only recently has this concept been applied to reef conservation. Australia is the latest to announce plans to save coral reefs via cryogenesis.
To summarize, it is impossible to give a single number recommendation when it comes to tridacnids' lighting requirements, even for a particular species. Each clam is genetically different, and some members of a given species will need more light than others.
A recent paper published in the journal Animal Behavior raises the question that it might be possible that sperm whales broadcast unique identifiers that could be a personal "call-sign" like old time telegraph operators used for identifying themselves.
Advanced Aquarist has received a press release for Kessil's new compact LED aquarium pendant lighting system. The A150W will be available in three different spectrums: a 10,000K "Sky Blue," and 15,000K "Ocean Blue," and a 20,000K "Deep Ocean Blue."
Although Fairy Wrasses are popular amongst reefkeepers everywhere, few people have witnessed a male Cirrhilabrus in full nuptial display. It is an indescribable experience! Read on to see photos of the rare Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in courtship.
Come join us on the 15th of May for the Sixth CTARS Marine Aquarium Conference. There will be speakers and a great raffle following the conference.
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