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

Madagascar Clownfish Breeding Update: An ‘N’ of One

Madagascar Clownfish Breeding Update: An ‘N’ of One

The first captive bred offspring of A. latifasciatus.

Let's all welcome the first Madagascar Clownfish baby born in captivity! Breeding a rare species of clownfish has been a goal of mine for many years, and it seems fitting that after 7 batches and thousands of eggs I was able to achieve this with an ‘N’ of one!

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Discovery has REALLY jumped the shark this year

Discovery has REALLY jumped the shark this year

We would love to claim credit for this graphic, but this is actually Discovery's real ad campaign for Shark Week 2014. Seriously ...

Remember the days when Discovery channel produced educational programming? This year's Shark Week has proven the network has completely abandoned quality content to pander for ratings. To think: Advanced Aquarist once promoted Shark Week.

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Fritz will manufacture and distribute Mardel aquarium products

Texas-based Fritz Aquatics has reached an agreement with Sergeants Pet Care Products to both manufacture and distribute the popular Mardel chemical/pharmaceutical brand (a product line that includes Maracyn and CopperSafe, which most aquarists have used). Fritz provides Advanced Aquarist with their press release.

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Two new cory cats for 2014

Two new cory cats for 2014

A new longfin cory, Corydoras sp. ‘Misiones’ which may turn out to be C.gryphus. Photo by Ian Fuller

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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Study reveals orange-spotted filefish have VERY selective coral diet

Study reveals orange-spotted filefish have VERY selective coral diet

The orange-spotted filefish. Photo by Juergen Goevert (c.c.)

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

Tropical herbivores are mowing down temperate kelp forests

Tangs, rabbitfish, and parrotfish (above) are expanding their range into temperate waters. Photo by David Sandord (c.c.)

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

Tropical fish may have the most delicate lil' hearts

The moon wrasse, Thalassoma lunare, has a weak heart.

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

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.

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

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

Color-corrected image of a deepwater siphonophore documented by E/V Nautilus

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

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

Another study supports reef fish see red

A lot of reef fish fluorescence red, and there's probably a good visual reason for this phenomenon.

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)

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

Twisted "nom nom"

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

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!

Fairy wrasses seeing red!

Fairy wrasses seeing red!

The brilliant red fluorescence of a displaying Cirrhilabrus solorensis.

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?

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

My fishes are a bit jet-lagged but doing great.

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