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Danio htamanthinus: a new danio species

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Danio htamanthinus is a new species of tropical fish from Southeast Asia. It represents the 25th valid species of this popular genus of small, schooling, hardy fish.

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Pet shop sold goldfish with "nose" rings

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An animal welfare organization received one of the strangest reports of animal cruelty this month. A pet shop in Rajarajeswari Nagar, India, was selling goldfish with pierced snout rings!

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A new, incredible 4K time-lapse reef video

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Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with us the next installment of his brilliant time-lapse videos featuring reef life as you've never seen them before. As we've said before, sped-up photography is the best way to fully appreciate the magic of slow-moving reef organisms.

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Breaking up the spike-fin fairy wrasse "family" - Two new fairy wrasse species

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Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis is now split into two additional allopatric species: Cirrhilabrus africanus and Cirrhilabrus rubeus.

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Trending: Fish petting and stoning

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There's an odd topic trending within the last 24 hours at Reddit.com, the self-described "front page of the internet." People are going crazy over video of fishkeepers petting and "gravel showering" their friendly fish.

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Pleco L025 has been formally described as Pseudacanthicus pirarara

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One of the most sought-after plecos, previously known as the the cactus pleco, scarlet pleco, or simply as L025 now has a formal identification. This Brazilian beauty is Pseudacanthicus pirarara.

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Be cautious of yellow Acropora

By Dr. Tim Wijgerde on Oct 24, 2016 at 09:00 AM

Who loves yellow Acropora staghorn coral? These banana-coloured corals sometimes appear in the aquarium trade, often with hefty price tags. Thanks to biologists from the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, we now know that yellow Acropora's are actually highly stressed corals.

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All-female hybrid fish species “uses” males for better genetics

By Hokkaido University on Oct 21, 2016 at 09:00 AM

A hybrid species of all-female fish in the north Pacific Ocean (Japan) may have survived for an uncharacteristically long period of time by switching mating species.

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First aquacultured Lemon Butterflies now available

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Rising Tide Conservation (and by extension, Hawaiian Oceanic Institute and the University of Florida) are our heroes! Their dedicated aquaculture research is now producing commercially viable yields for reef fish previously only available from the wild. Quality Marine has received the first captive bred C.miliaris butterflyfish for resale.

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♥ Discus hardscapes

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The tank style I've always wanted set up but somehow have never gotten around to in my three decades in this hobby is a discus hardscape. A dramatic earthtone abboreal graveyard decorated with splashes of vibrant color with mellow personalities ... what's not to love?

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Possible undescribed fairy wrasse enters aquarium trade

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Quality Marine (USA) received a shipment from Monsoon Aquatics (Australia) of a possible undescribed species of Cirrhilabrus sp. that is said to glow red under actinic lighting. They have named it the Darwin's Glow Fairy Wrasse.

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The Forbidden Forest by Yoyo Prayogi

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We've all seen photos of award-winning aquascapes, but photos can't compare to videos when it comes to capturing three-dimensional, living beauty. Here is a jaw-dropping video of Yoyo Prayogi's jungle aquascape, "The Forbidden Forest."

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Corals consume (lots of) bacteria

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Researchers have for the first time that corals play a role in reef microbe population by selectively feeding on certain types of nutrient-rich bacteria. Just as fascinating: the bacteria appear to be feeding on something the corals are providing them.

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Crud! Indo-Pacific Foxface observed in Florida's reefs

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Blotched foxface (Siganus unimaculatus) has now been sighted offshore Dania Beach, FL. It marks the 36th non-native fish introduced into Floridan waters. It's a good time to remind all aquarists: NEVER dispose of fish, corals, inverts, plants, or livestock into local waters.

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Melithaea davidi: A new deepwater sea fan

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At the depth of 80 meters (~240 feet) in the Sea of Oman (between the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean), explorers discovered a new delicate, lacy octocoral.

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