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

One of the most impressive Golden Fairy Wrasse "supermales" for sale

One of the most impressive Golden Fairy Wrasse "supermales" for sale

A trio of C.rhomboidalis at Pacific Island Aquatics

Continuing the rare fish theme for today, Pacific Island Aquatics has a Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis trio up for sale that has what may be the most impressive male specimen I've seen in a very long time.

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The Spanish Flag turns up at Absolutely Fish

The Spanish Flag turns up at Absolutely Fish

Goniplectrus hispanus: The Spanish Flag. (photo by Scott Michael)

Absolutely Fish in Clifton, NJ has obtained one of the rarest tropical grouper/basslets available in our hobby: The Spanish Flag (Gonioplectrus hispanus)! Read on for video of this rare gem.

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How I beat dinoflagellates, and the lessons I learned

How I beat dinoflagellates, and the lessons I learned

Don't pay attention to the pretty, red Rhynchocienetes sp. shrimp. We're talking about the brown stuff it's walking over.

It's a slow news day, so I thought I'd share how I finally beat dinoflagellates in my 176 gallon reef aquarium. I know many reefkeepers struggle with dinoflagellates - and often get frustrated to the point of calling it quits (I know I was on the verge!). Hopefully my experience can help.

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Australia plans its own cryogenic coral bank

Australia plans its own cryogenic coral bank

Freezing the reefs for posterity ... round three!

Cryogenic gene banks are not anything new; In fact, it's a common conservation tool many research institutes and conservation societies have already utilized for many endangered species (both flora and fauna). However, only recently has this concept been applied to reef conservation. Australia is the latest to announce plans to save coral reefs via cryogenesis.

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Do Sperm Whales Have Names? Possibly...

Do Sperm Whales Have Names?  Possibly...

Sperm Whale, Photo cianc/Flickr CC

A recent paper published in the journal Animal Behavior raises the question that it might be possible that sperm whales broadcast unique identifiers that could be a personal "call-sign" like old time telegraph operators used for identifying themselves.

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Kessil Lighting Debuts A150W LED Aquarium Light in Three Spectrums

Kessil Lighting Debuts A150W LED Aquarium Light in Three Spectrums

The new Kessil A150W LED pendant.

Advanced Aquarist has received a press release for Kessil's new compact LED aquarium pendant lighting system. The A150W will be available in three different spectrums: a 10,000K "Sky Blue," and 15,000K "Ocean Blue," and a 20,000K "Deep Ocean Blue."

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Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in full nuptial display

Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in full nuptial display

For anyone wondering why C.rhomboidalis is named the Golden Fairy Wrasse ...

Although Fairy Wrasses are popular amongst reefkeepers everywhere, few people have witnessed a male Cirrhilabrus in full nuptial display. It is an indescribable experience! Read on to see photos of the rare Cirrhilabrus rhomboidalis in courtship.

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We're looking for a few good bloggers!

Advanced Aquarist is looking for a few good writers for our blog team. If you are passionate about aquariums/reefs and enjoy sharing and discussing relevant topics with fellow advanced aquarists, let us know.

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Indo-Pacific Acropora and Porites Growth Anomalies Strongly Related to Human Population Size and Host Density

Indo-Pacific Acropora and Porites Growth Anomalies Strongly Related to Human Population Size and Host Density

Porites Growth Anomaly, PLoS ONE

In a recently published paper, scientists have documented that these tumor-like diseases are highly correlated to the coral host density and in the case of Porties, the human population size near the reef. The human population size factor documented in this study is possibly the first time that this factor has "unambiguously link(ed) a coral disease with human population size."

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Parrotfish, Surgeonfish, and other Weed-Eaters Vital to Reef Survival

Parrotfish, Surgeonfish, and other Weed-Eaters Vital to Reef Survival

Parrotfish / Matthew Hoelscher

In order to prolong the livelihood of coral reefs, Australian researchers say that maintaining a healthy population of weed-eating fish like parrotfish and surgeonfish is vital to keeping reefs from becoming weed-dominated by sargassum and other macroalgaes.

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New Tunze nanostream on the horizon

New Tunze nanostream on the horizon

Tunze to announce their new nanostream 6095 (photo of Tunze 6055. The 6095 is reported to be the same size)

I've confirmed with multiple sources that Tunze will introduce a new nanostream at Reefstock 2011 (March 12). The new Turbelle nanostream - currently designated 6095 - will the most powerful nanostream yet.

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Advances in Coral Husbandry in Public Aquariums Isn't Your Ordinary Reef Aquarium Book

Advances in Coral Husbandry in Public Aquariums Isn't Your Ordinary Reef Aquarium Book

Advances in Coral Husbandry

Advances in Coral Husbandry is a 444 page, 47 chapter, compilation from noted coral researchers covering major aspects of keeping large public coral reef aquariums and is available free online for download or for purchase from their website.

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Sylvia Earle's 2009 TED Prize Talk on Saving the World's Oceans

Sylvia Earle's 2009 TED Prize Talk on Saving the World's Oceans

Sylvia A. Earle, Mission Blue. Photo by Doc Searls

In her acceptance speech, she shares stunning video of the oceans and its inhabitants as well as disturbing statistics on their decline over the years.

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Hawaii HB580 "Aquarium Ban" Legislation AMENDED

Hawaii HB580 "Aquarium Ban" Legislation AMENDED

Pseudanthias ventralis. Photo by Nico Tao.

HB580, introduced to prohibit the collecting and selling of aquatic life for aquariums, has been dramatically revised from its original scope and no longer directly targets the aquarium trade.

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Could a Coral Reef Cyanobacterium Aid Treating Serious Bone Fractures and Disease in Humans?

Could a Coral Reef Cyanobacterium Aid Treating Serious Bone Fractures and Disease in Humans?

Photo by Aldo Croquer. AAOLM, February 2008 Issue.

Published this week in the ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, researchers have discovered that a coral reef cyanobacterium that produces the compound largazole could help treat serious bone problems, disease and tumors.

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