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