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

Stressing parent corals can produce stronger coral babies

Stressing parent corals can produce stronger coral babies

Pocillopora damicornis. Credit: Hollie Putnam

Scientists show when you expose mature corals to environmental stresses such as higher temperatures and acidic waters, their offspring appeared healthier when they, too, were exposed to these stresses.

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RIP Takashi Amano

RIP Takashi Amano

The man. The legend.

We sadly report the passing of the world's most influential aquascaper, Takashi Amano on August 4, 2015 from complications of pneumonia. Amano was only 61 years old. The aquarium community will greatly miss Mr. Amano.

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New genus and species of frogfish

New genus and species of frogfish

Gray and red color morphs. D. Harasti

Frogfish are incredibly cool, so a new species - and genus - of frogfish is incredibly cool news. Meet Porophryne erythrodactylus, an Australian fish as weird as it is rare and beautiful.

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Some fish like it hot!

Some fish like it hot!

Maroon clownfish. Photo by Jenny Huang.

The bulk of global warming research suggests that reef life will be negatively effected by warming oceans. However, a new research shows that juvenile maroon clowns actually fared better (yes, better) at higher temperatures.

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New Danio species

New Danio species

Photos of preserved male (top) and female (bottom) specimens of Danio annulosus. Live specimens are similarly colored.

Danio annulosus is the 25th species of the genus described. Unlike the striped patterns of the zebra danios, D.annulosus has a chain-link pattern. And it's not the only new Danio on the block.

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Scientists study the calming effect of watching fish

Scientists study the calming effect of watching fish

Male whale shark at the Georgia Aquarium

The theory goes: Aquariums are good for people's wellbeings. UK scientists have confirmed the health benefits of fish-watching and discovered that the greater the biodiversity and the more colorful the fish, the greater the health benefits.

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Longhorn cowfish inspire engineers

Longhorn cowfish inspire engineers

Longhorn cowfish. Photo by Michael Apel

Oddball reef creatures (e.g. mantis shrimp) are muses for scientists and engineers. UCSD researchers are drawing upon longhorn cowfish (AKA boxfish) to design new materials for body armor and flexible electronics.

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Three new stunning killifish

Aphyosemion jeanhuberi, Moema beucheyi, and Melanorivulus imperatrizensis are the three newest species of killifish described in the latest issue of Aqua International Journal of Ichthyology.

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Even in the Red Sea, Xenia are taking over

Even in the Red Sea, Xenia are taking over

Birdseye quadrat view of the portion of monitored coral reef.

Reefkeepers know Red Sea Xenia for both their beauty and their aggressive growth. They're weeds in the wild too. 37 years of monitoring a section of the Red Sea revealed that stony coral growth is declining, and Xenia are colonizing in their place.

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New Era fish foods acquired by World Feeds, rebranded

New Era Aquaculture, makers of popular fish foods for private and public aquaria, has been acquired by World Feeds. Their products are now rebranded as Vitalis Aquatic Nutrition in the UK and Balance Aquatic Nutrition in North America.

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Pacific Sun's new Sentry Auto-Top-Off System

The Sentry ATO joins an already crowded auto-topoff system marketplace. But as we've come to expect from Pacific Sun, the Sentry ATO's feature set, refinement, and price makes it a worthy consideration.

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Mindstream Aquarium Water Monitoring System nearing release

Mindstream Aquarium Water Monitoring System nearing release

The MindStream Monitor

The Mindstream was announced almost two years ago. Today, they launch a Kickstarter campaign to help them reach the finish line, with first deliveries targeted for the end of 2015. We share their press release, which includes information about the technology and pricing.

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The Billabong Paludarium

Billabong isn't just a surfer clothing brand. Billabongs are isolated ponds left behind after rivers change course or stop flowing. Ian Cook's paludarium (part aquarium, part terrarium) replicates a lush tropical billabong to perfection.

I've always been fascinated by paludariums.  The boundary between water and land is where we find some of the most dynamic, interesting ecosystems in the world.  Ian Cook's Billabong Paludarium masterfully conveys the wild, raw magic that I adore.   Bravo!

Reef fish can genetically adapt to environmental changes

Reef fish can genetically adapt to environmental changes

The secret of species acclimation to warming oceans across the generations lies in the genes. Image: J. Krajewski

A new study by ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies finds that a chromis' genes can change from one generation to the next to adapt to higher temperatures. The finding demonstrates how fish might adapt to warming oceans and also explains why captive bred fish are better suited for captivity than wild-caught fish. It's in the genes!

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Two striking Pseudocoris wrasses described

Two striking Pseudocoris wrasses described

Terminal phase of Pseudocoris occidentalis.

Pseudocoris heteroptera (from the Line Islands to Indonesia, north to Taiwan and southern Japan, and south to the Great Barrier Reef) and Pseudocoris occidentalis (western Indian Ocean) are the two newest species of reef wrasses.

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