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Two new cory cats for 2014

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This isn't exactly breaking news, but no aquarist publication AFAWK reported about these two Corydoras spp. described earlier this year. And we know how much freshwater aquarists adore cories.

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Toledo Zoo Fish Health Q&A: Gas Bubble Disease

By Dr. Yousuf Jafarey, The Toledo Zoo on Aug 06, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Dr. Jafarey, staff veterinarian at the Toledo Zoo, answers why an aquarist may experience massive fish die-off with symptoms of swollen eyes and abnormal buoyancy.

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Study reveals orange-spotted filefish have VERY selective coral diet

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The orange-spotted filefish/harlequin filefish is one of the most beautiful, weirdly shaped and colorful reef fish available to marine aquarists. Once thought of as strict coral-eaters, bold reefkeepers have attempted this species in reef tanks with mostly positive experiences. A new research may explain why.

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Tropical herbivores are mowing down temperate kelp forests

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I'm sure this thought has crossed many reefkeepers' minds who live close to the ocean: How cool would it be to have a tropical reef nearby? Careful what we wish for. Many studies show coral reefs and their fish are moving poleward. A new study shows tropical fish are making quick work of temperate kelp forests.

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Tropical fish may have the most delicate lil' hearts

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Scientists studying fishes' response to warming water temperatures discovered tropical fish may have the toughest time coping. Tropical wrasses had the narrowest thermal range and able to only tolerate a few degrees of temperature shift before heart failure.

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Our latest contribution to your aquatic well-being

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There's just something magically calming and therapeutic about planted aquariums. Lose yourself (if only for two minutes) in this ADA 90 (50 US gallon) aquascape by "Raw Aquatic Design." We just wish the video was longer ... like 2 hours longer. Serenity now.

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The effect of pH, alkalinity, and calcium on hermatypic corals

By Christie D. Raji, B.S. on Jul 30, 2014 at 09:00 AM

Are reefkeepers striving for the right levels of pH, alkalinity, and calcium? Using PAM fluorometry, Christie D. Raji studies the effects of high and low levels of each of these parameters on hermatypic corals in a captive environment.

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We bet your know-it-all friend has never seen this animal

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Scientists aboard the exploration vessel Nautilus surveying the deep ocean floor documented one of the craziest animals they (and we've) ever seen. If your friend claims to know what this thing-of-the-deep is, we recommend you unfriend him immediately.

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Innovative Marine brings NUVO FUSION to nanos

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Innovative is giving the mini treatment to their new NUVO Fusion all-in-one aquarium line. These high clarity glass aquariums with built in filtration rear compartments, pumps, mesh tops, and leveling mats will come in 10 and 20 gallon sizes. Perhaps the best part: they will start at less than $100.

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Another study supports reef fish see red

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Earlier in the week, we described a new research paper that demonstrates fairy wrasses are able to see red light. Now another new research paper reinforces the theory that many species of reef fish can also see red.

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Being eaten from the inside out (SAFE for work and the squeamish)

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Imagine a parasite that forces its feeding tube into your mouth to slowly suck the life force out of you. This is essentially what scientists observed snails doing to hapless SPS corals at Grand Cayman Island.

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Stunning time-altered video of Komodo reef life

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Words really just get in the way of works of art, so enjoy this impeccable macro video by Dustin Adamson showcasing the weird and beautiful animals of Komodo Reef, Indonesia. Simply splendid!

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Fairy wrasses seeing red!

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Common belief theorizes marine fish can not see longer wavelengths (e.g. red) because the upper visible spectra is quickly absorbed by seawater. A new study debunks this theory, at least for Cirrhilabrus solorensis.

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We ♥ Logistics™ ... oh really?

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UPS Next Day Air with Saturday option: What's wrong with this picture? I finally understand what the Saturday delivery surcharge is for.

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New Trimma gobies are outrageously beautiful

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Richard Winterbottom, Mark Erdmann, and Dita Cahyani have just described three new Trimma gobies from Indonesia that are mind-blowingly colorful. Judge for yourself: We share photos of two of the three species.

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