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CAS' advanced jellyfish + seahorse system

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California Academy of Science worked with Tenji Aquarium Design+Build to build a total jellyfish system designed to culture jellyfish through every point of their life stage. The feat of engineering is impressive! Plus there is a nifty bonus seahorse culturing system.

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Pocket sharks are freaking weird and cute

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Mollisquama parini is a supremely rare dwarf shark from very deep (300+ meters/1000 feet!) subtropical waters off both costs of the the Americas. Virtually nothing is known about these sharks.

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Stunning Dutch-style 530L (140G) "Softscape"

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We're ashamed to admit we don't give "Dutch" planted aquariums as much as press as "nature" aquariums, which rely heavily on rocks and driftwood (AKA hardscapes). However, aquariums like this remind us you can create immensely colorful, layered, textured aquascapes by simply using plants.

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A recap of what we've learned about invasive Lionfish this month (none of it good)

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We're piling on to the innate suckiness of Mondays by summarizing three interesting things researchers have recently learned about lionfish in the Atlantic.

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Sir, I think it's time for a bigger aquarium

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Luisgo, I think you may want to consider a new reef tank. When corals have grown to such an extent that a quarter of your 125g's front viewing panel is encrusted with SPS, it's probably time to upgrade. And then there's that massive Euphyllia colony ...

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Update on Texas Aquarium tragedy

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Last week, we reported on mass fish mortality at Texas State Aquarium due to fluke treatment. In all, 389 fishes ended up losing their lives. The primarily investigation faults a mislabeled container of chemicals supplied by the manufacturer. What should have been Trichlorfon ended up being something completely different. Yikes!

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Advanced Aquarist Wallpaper: Glorious Zoa

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Zoanthids are one of the few "weed" corals that has increased in popularity as the years have gone by, and it's obvious why. The elegance of their radial symmetry rivals the most beautiful flowers, as is depicted in our latest wallpaper by Mitchell Brown.

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Literally puking guts

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Evisceration is not a sexy topic. Gross as it may be, it is an excellent defensive mechanism that a select few animals can do. Most of us know about a sea cumcumber's ability to expel its digestive tract to escape predators, but they aren't the only reef creatures able to do this. Tunicates (AKA sea squirts) also can. Scientists discovered the amazing extent of tunicates' ability to regenerate and how this research may help humans.

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Yoshi's Trimma goby!

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A new Japanese dwarf goby has just been officially cataloged into the books. Like many other new Trimma and Eviota species recently discovered, Trimma yoshinoi is another pint-sized beauty!

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Innovative Marine's new Gourmet AUQA Gadgets

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IM is set to launch three new feeding tools that make fish-feeding simpler, faster, and cleaner (for both you and your aquarium). The affordable Gourmet series AUQA Gadgets are ingenious designs that aid multiple modes of feeding.

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Eating (with your) fish

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In addition to a line of aquarium coffee and end tables, AZOO also makes an aquarium dining table with a look-down glass top. Would you want to eat with your fish?

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Even the pros get it wrong sometimes

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The Texas State Aquarium at Corpus Christi accidentally killed most of the fish in four of their indoor exhibits including their largest. The fish responded negatively to anti-fluke medication.

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Jack Allen's 220 gallon reef tank is amazing

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Big, beautiful coral colonies of all types stretching end to end with fat tangs and angelfish cruising leisurely through the reef. What's not to love?

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Effects of Different Spectra Generated by LEDs on Growth of the Stony Coral Porites lobata

By Dana Riddle on Apr 15, 2015 at 09:00 AM

Stony coral nubbins (tentatively identified as Porites lobata; see Figure 1) were exposed to light of the same intensity (128 µmolm²sec) but different spectra for 75 days. Growth rates were determined by weighing the fragments periodically with an analytical balance.

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Cercamia melanogaster is your newest described cardinalfish

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The new Apogonid is beautiful due as much to its colors as its lack of colors. C.melanogaster is recognizable for its striking pigmentation on its anterior half combined with its pigmentless, nearly transparent posterior half.

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