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A solitary female can spawn entire guppy populations

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In more guppy news, these tropical fish - native to Central and South America - now inhabit outdoor waters on every continent except Antarctica. Science explains why: Females are able to store sperm for months on end, and all it takes is a lone female to colonize a waterway. This also serves as a cautionary reminder.

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Feature Aquarium: Small Wonders - 3 'Postmodern' nano aquariums that are small in stature, yet big in impact

By Scott Fellman on Oct 12, 2011 at 08:00 AM

Small in stature, yet big in impact, these are but a few examples of the wealth of potential offered by the wonderful marriage of the 'Postmodern'; nano aquarium and the creative hobbyist. The aquarium world is being re-invented daily, thanks to this union.

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Guppy Love

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Male guppies get desperate too. A new study found that when a male guppy is historically deprived of females, he will court with just about any female he encounters. On the other hand, males accustomed to female company are more relaxed and selective with their courtship. Furthermore, males experienced with attractive females prefer them, but males only used to average females are not as picky.

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First look at the Ecotech Marine Radion quick-start manual

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We are pleased to bring you the first look at the official Ecotech Marine Radion XR30w quick-start manual, full of information about the Radion's design and features.

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Coral reef preservation has been around longer than you might realize

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Do you believe that coral reef preservation only started recently? Think again. Native Hawaiian’s had been practicing coral reef preservation since the 1400’s. That is, until Europeans showed up two centuries ago. Then things went downhill and are just now recovering but only in certain areas.

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Petitition to Stop Hawaiian Fishing Ban

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There have been multiple attempts to shut down Hawaii's aquarium fishery this year alone, with fears that anti-trade activists may one day succeed with their vocal persistence. There is now an online petition calling the State NOT to ban any form of fishing, instead endorsing responsible fishery management.

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It's a snake eat eel world [video]

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We bet you've never seen this before: Watch amazing footage of a Fiji sea snake consuming a moray eel virtually its size. Video by Bruce Carlson.

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New video of the Gramma dejongi

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BBox Aquarium (Japan) has posted a video of this recently described, ultra-rare, ultra-beautiful basslet. The video is the clearest one we've seen yet. In 2010, Gramma dejongi was discovered on Cuba's reefs. Due to the US embargo of Cuba, American aquarists are unlikely to see this species for sale in the States anytime soon.

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Rare species of seahorse found in the River Thames, London

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A routine fisheries survey of the River Thames by the the UK's Environment Agency Friday uncovered evidence of a breeding population of seahorses farther up the River Thames than previously documented.

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Brazilian Seahorse and Azoox 110 gallon Display

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Phishy Business has set up a new and unique aquarium in their store's lobby, stocked with Caribbean sponges, gorgonians, and 5 pairs of Brazilian Seahorses (Hippocampus reidi). With advances in nutrition, the latest technology, and our improved understanding of husbandry, aquariums are venturing into new frontiers.

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Manhattan Reefs Fall Frag Swap, December 4

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, from Dec 04, 2011 05:00 AM to Dec 04, 2011 01:00 PM

Published on Oct 07, 2011 at 05:00 PM

The Manhattan Reefs Fall Frag Swap will be held on Sunday December 4th 2011 at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. You must RSVP in order to attend this event as it will be sold out.

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Cloaking device for our aquarium gear? [video]

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Using carbon nanotubes, researchers have discovered a way to completely hide objects that are submerged underwater. Could this mean the beginning of the end of seeing equipment in our tanks?

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Not all marine reserves work

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University of Miami researchers have discovered corals on the marine reserve at Glover's Reef in Belize (Caribbean) have continued to decline over the past 10 years of protection. Ecosystem management is a complex undertaking; Researchers urge better implementation.

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Marine art by Karen Talbot is a perfect balance of art and science

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Karen Talbot is a very talented artist from Laguna Beach, California who specializes in reef-related art. After seeing some of her latest work, we couldn't help but share them with our readers.

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Another attempt to shut down Hawaii's aquarium fishery

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Via Ret Talbot, Coral Magazine: Maui anti-trade activists have initiated another attempt to end aquarium fish collection in Hawaii. However, unlike the Hawaii Senate bill from earlier this year, the new proposition is an empty threat in the form of a resolution.

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