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

Breakthrough in live coral imaging

Breakthrough in live coral imaging

Photo: Mads Lichtenberg

Interdisciplinarity scientists have used a well-known biomedical imaging technique called optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain fascinating insights to the structural organization and dynamics of reef-building corals.

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Rare damselfish hybrid found on GBR

Rare damselfish hybrid found on GBR

Color features that separate this hybrid from both D. aruanus and D. reticulatus are marked in red

Scientists have documented a very rare hybrid between Dascyllus aruanus (the three-stripe/convict damsel) and D. reticulatus on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Fantasy aquascape by Narcis

Narcis' aquascape reminds me of Fangorn Forest from in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth with its dark lighting, hard shadows, primal and unkempt plants, and of course the big old tree stump.

Scientific research that are relevant to aquariums have proven hard to find this year.  Good thing we still have a lot of wonderful fishkeepers with beautiful aquariums to share. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2SyovdYLDg

An incredible Jewel "Seahorse" Aquarium*

An incredible Jewel "Seahorse" Aquarium*

Once upon a time, aquariums looked like this.

Aquariums during the art deco era of the early 1900s were truly sculptural works of art. Jewel Aquarium Company created arguably the most iconic aquarium of the era and quite possibly of all time: the Crane (AKA Seahorse) aquarium.

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I ❤ Paludarium

I've always loved paludariums (half aquarium, half terrarium) since I was a kid. There's just something about the interaction between land and water that captivates me. Here is a spectacularly detailed view of a lush waterfall within a paludarium. The primal vegetation surrounding a soothing cascade is simply enchanting.

Canadian judge shuts down, fines LFS $20,000 for keeping animals in distress

Canadian judge shuts down, fines LFS $20,000 for keeping animals in distress

February 27, 2017 Google search result for Riverfront Aquariums

A Calgary provincial judge has ordered Riverfront Aquariums to shut down and pay $20,000 in fines in violation of the Animal Protection Act. Additionally, the owners are prohibited from owning any new pets in the future.

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A new Congo cichlid: Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis

A new Congo cichlid: Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis

Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis

Pseudocrenilabrus pyrrhocaudalis is a new African cichlid endemic to Lake Mweru (a smaller freshwater lake directly south of Lake Tanganyika and 150 miles NW of Lake Malawi). It is most similar to P. philander and is found in intermixed population with its mouth-brooding cousin.

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Glenn Fong's "DSR" reef tank is otherworldly

Glenn Fong's "DSR" reef tank is otherworldly

This 12 year old reef tank is achieved without any water changes.

Glenn Fong has been running his reef tank for over a decade using his controversial "Dutch Synthetic Reefing" (DSR) methodology. What isn't controversial, however, is the beauty and health of his reef tanks.

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In nature, you're both predator and prey

An octopus is eyeing a delicious crab for its next meal so the chase is on! But the story ends in a plot twist. In nature, it's always wise to remember you are both the hunter and hunted.

Ecotech Radion goes freshwater

Ecotech Radion goes freshwater

The high-techiest grow light?

The new Ecotech Radion XR15FW brings the Radion LED technology to freshwater aquariums. It shares all the design features of the XR15W but with a different LED cluster that produces "full-spectrum" at full output.

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A new genus and species of tetra: Phycocharax rasbora

A new genus and species of tetra: Phycocharax rasbora

Male Phycocharax rasbora

A recent survey of rio Braço Norte (Brazil) discovered a new, colorful tetra that couldn't be assigned to any known genus, so a new one was created. Meet the new genus Phycoharax, new species P. rasbora.

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Bogdan Borta's "Tangled Roots" Aquascape

It's amazing what you can achieve with a jumbled pile of wood adorned with a wide variety of plants. Bogdan explains the design and philosophy behind his magnificent "Tangled Roots" aquascape.

Male guppies have mostly one thing on their mind, and it costs them dearly

Male guppies have mostly one thing on their mind, and it costs them dearly

Male guppies have it hard.

Yup. Sex. A new study finds that boy guppies spend almost half their waking lives chasing after girl guppies, and it comes at a great cost. Males kept in company of females suffer three times higher mortality rates compared to males kept only with other males.

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Acanthurus albimento, a new tang species

Acanthurus albimento, a new tang species

Acanthurus albimento, fresh holotype, PNM 15199, 252.4 mm SL, northeast Luzon, Philippines (J.T. Williams).

While scientists have described a lot of new reef fish recently, they're mostly small or cryptic species. Discovering a new, big tang species is exciting news indeed! Acanthurus albimento is a new tang from the Philippines and is part of the tang clade that includes the Dussumieri tangs.

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The world's smallest fishes

Don't cheat by googling. Do you know what the world's smallest freshwater and saltwater fishes are? And just how tiny are they? If it helps: All the contenders are tropical.

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