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By admin - Posted Oct 26, 2009 09:10 PM

Redfish January 2012 hits the 'newstands'

Redfish magazine's first issue of the new year is available today for free download. This issue discusses puffers, boxfish, and their cousins, freshwater plant selection, whisker corals, high-bodied tetras, and how to turn around a failing aquarium.

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Three new magnetic products by Vertex Aquaristik

From protein skimmers to LED lighting fixtures, Vertex is recognized for their high-end, streamlined designs ... a philosophy that apparently extends to 'mundane' accessories such as their new mini magnet cleaners and probe holder.

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Gorgeous red carpet anemone hosting many clownfish [video]

Gorgeous red carpet anemone hosting many clownfish [video]

Red carpet anemones off Kwaj's Emon Beach

Carpet anemones host many species of clownfish in both the wild and in our tanks: clarkii, sebae, percula, ocellaris, and others. Here is a video by diver Will Webster of a drop-dead gorgeous solitary red carpet anemone hosting a number of A.tricintus clownfish.

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Zooxanthallae can adapt to different temperatures

Zooxanthallae can adapt to different temperatures

Thousands of tiny symbiotic algae called zooxanthallae provide reefbuilding corals with energy.

We know corals are able to cope with changing temperatures when they host a mix of zooxanthellae clades (types), favoring one clade over another depending on environmental conditions. But AIMS researchers have now discovered the symbiotic algae themselves can adapt to different temperatures.

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Destination Reefs: Curacao and Bonaire

We've spent the last few Sundays in the Pacific. It's time again to show the Caribbean some love. A lot of rare and super expensive deep water fish from Curacao are now being collected for the first time ever, so let's take a visit to this Caribbean reef and its neighbor, Bonaire.

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Even fish are attracted to bling!

Even fish are attracted to bling!

Red Tide Luminescense. Photo by catalano82 / Flickr.

What benefits do bioluminescent bacteria gain by glowing? All it does is make it more visible and increase the likelihood of getting eaten by predators. Or maybe that is the point...

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16 new Hawai'i Senate measures introduced, seeks aquarium trade ban or regulation

16 new Hawai'i Senate measures introduced, seeks aquarium trade ban or regulation

A shoal of Hawaiian fish

As initially reported by Ret Talbot (CORAL): The 26th Hawai'i Senate legislature has started off 2012 with at least SIXTEEN new measures seeking the regulation or total ban of the aquarium trade.

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Montipora White Syndrome disease outbreak at O'ahu, Hawai'i

Montipora White Syndrome disease outbreak at O'ahu, Hawai'i

Coral reef affected by Montipora White Syndrome.

Kāneʿohe Bay is being attacked by Montipora White Syndrome. This outbreak is eerily similar to White Pox disease that devastated Acropora in the Caribbean. The cause of White Pox was recently determined to be caused by humans. Are humans also to blame for Montipora White Syndrome?

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Like Father, Like Son... [video]

Like Father, Like Son... [video]

Mini Migaloo.

Migaloo, Australia's famous albino humpback whale, might just be the proud papa of another albino humpback whale affectionately dubbed Mini Migaloo. Only DNA testing will show this for certain.

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ATI's new Fiji White Sand

ATI's new Fiji White Sand

ATI Fiji White Sand (9.07kg bag)

ATI Aquaristik (Germany), largely known for their high tech lighting and protein skimmers, has introduced their new marine aquarium substrate named Fiji White Sand, with properties different than commonly-available aragonite.

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Advanced Aquarist wallpaper #12

Need a new desktop background? Here's a gorgeous HD wallpaper from Advanced Aquarist photographer Mitchell Brown (of www.aquaticprints.com). A long-nose hawkfish perched atop Acropora makes for the perfect photo op!

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High carbon dioxide levels change fish behavior?

High carbon dioxide levels change fish behavior?

Amphiprion ocellaris.

This fish looks perplexed. Why? It could be that carbon dioxide levels in its water are affecting its decision making processes causing it to behave erratically.

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Watch as a venomous cone snail captures its prey [video]

Watch as a venomous cone snail captures its prey [video]

A cone snail stalking its prey.

The fish-eating Conus geographus cone snail is one of the most venomous cone snails in existence. Its poisonous harpoon barb (which it spears its prey with) contains upwards of 200 different toxins which make short work of its intended meal.

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How Fungiid Corals avoid being buried alive [time-laspe video]

How Fungiid Corals avoid being buried alive [time-laspe video]

A Herpolitha limax (Plate Coral) raises itself out of sand through pulsed inflation.

Many reefkeepers who keep Plate Corals know these corals are able to exhume themselves when they're covered by sand. But the process in which they do this is more complex and interesting than you know.

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Destination Reefs: Great Barrier Reef

Destination Reefs: Great Barrier Reef

Ribbon Reefs: One of countless underwater spectacles found in the Great Barrier Reef.

This week's destination really needs no introduction. Being the world's largest reef structure, there's no shortage of underwater dive sites to explore. We have not one, not two, but three professional videos of the GBR for you this week.

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