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

Five new Eviota dwarfgobies from Fiji

The family of tiny gobies is growing rapidly. David W. Greenfield and John E Randall have described five new dwarfgobies for the genus Eviota: E. eyreae, E. mimica, E. richardi, E. teresae, and E. thamani.

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2016's Reef-A-Palooza Orlando Has a New Home

Reef-A-Palooza Orlando takes place this month on April 23 & 24 2016 at the Caribe Royal All Suites & Convention Hotel. This marks the third year the show takes place in Orlando, Florida and the first year at its new home at the Caribe.

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The microscopic life of aquarium water

This is a beautiful high-resolution video by the Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa of some of the strange and wonderful organisms that can be found in a drop of aquarium water. Keep this in mind the next time you accidentally get some tank water in your mouth! :-)

ORA announces success with Ruby Red Dragonet!

ORA announces success with Ruby Red Dragonet!

A bevy of ruby red dragonets!

The Ruby Red Dragonet is arguably the most attractive dragonet species. It made it's way into the aquarium scene in 2013, and now it has been captive-bred by ORA Farm! ORA shares some photos and breeding insight about this super cool, rare, lil' bottom-dweller.

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Tiny probes developed to measure pH and carbonate ion INSIDE corals

Tiny probes developed to measure pH and  carbonate ion INSIDE corals

Photo by Andréa Grottoli, Ohio State University

Researchers from the University of Delaware have engineered the first microelectrode that can be inserted inside corals to directly measure internal pH and carbonate ion concentrations.

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Jaw-dropping Korean reef aquascape

We have no information about this this reef tank, so you'll just have to enjoy the video. The corals are unbelievably colorful and the gravity-defying aquascape is truly spectacular.

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So cute! Snorkeler rescues trapped porcupine puffer as mate watches on

A snorkeler carefully cuts free a porcupine pufferfish ensnared in netting, all while the puffer's friend hovers close for the entire ordeal. Once free, the two fish swim away side by side. As aquarists know, fish can form some pretty powerful bonds.

This video was recorded on March 20, 2016 and published by CORE Sea, a marine conservation and research organization focused on Southeast Asian (predominantly Thailand) reefs.  As sweet as the video is, it's a little depressing to see so much man-made ocean debris; the snorkeler is even cutting the discarded netting with a broken glass bottle.

http://www.youtube.com/v/JtgEtUIu4Q0

Channa pardalis: a new snakehead species

Channa pardalis: a new snakehead species

Channa pardalis sp. nov

Channa pardalis is a newly described, gorgeous snakehead. It was discovered in northeastern India and is known by aquarists as "Channa sp. Meghalaya leopard." Now it's got a formal name.

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Air bubbles to improve reef water chemistry?

A new trend has emerged among reefkeepers to inject their aquariums with copious amounts of fine "micro scrubbing bubbles" for eight to ten hours per day to improve coral health. Most of the claims have questionable scientific basis, but at least one new study supports the contention that bubbles can remove excess CO2 from seawater.

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A new pufferfish species

A new pufferfish species

Arothron multilineatus

Arothron multilineatus is a newest pufferfish species. It is described from four specimens collected off Japan's southern reef. However, based on photographic evidence, it appears this new species is very wide ranging in the Indo-Pacific and also the Red Sea!

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The Dragon Behind the Glass

'The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish' is a new book by Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship journalist, Emily Voigt. With equal parts science and journalistic storytelling, she chronicles the lore of highly prized Asian arowanas.

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Things people do for their fishes: 2016 edition

Things people do for their fishes: 2016 edition

Photo by Lehigh Valley Veterinary Dermatology/Facebook

A common goldfish is born without its lower jawbone, making it difficult for the fish to open his mouth (kind of important to breath and eat). Instead of euthanasia, his owner and vet decide to fix a prosthetic "brace" to improve the quality of life for this finned friend.

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SPS release hydrogen peroxide when feeding

SPS release hydrogen peroxide when feeding

A beautiful pink Stylophora pistillata. Photo by Dr. Scott Mills (c.c.)

A fascinating study has discovered that the SPS coral Stylophora pistillata releases hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) when it feeds on zooplankton. Furthermore, both feeding and H2O2 emission completely stop in the absence of calcium.

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Four seasons

Father time moves with purpose! This week marks the official start of Spring. Our partner, AquaA3, shared with us this clever aquascaping depiction of the four seasons.

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How do you silence the reef's loudest citizen?

How do you silence the reef's loudest citizen?

Snapping/pistol shrimp with his goby partner. Photo by Steve Childs.

Pistol shrimps (AKA snapping shrimps) are the loudest critter in the sea. But if you raise CO2 levels high enough, they can fall silent. This actually has very dire consequences for coral reefs because many animals use the sound of pistol shrimps to make their life decisions.

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