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

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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New Trimma gobies are outrageously beautiful

Richard Winterbottom, Mark Erdmann, and Dita Cahyani have just described three new Trimma gobies from Indonesia that are mind-blowingly colorful. Judge for yourself: We share photos of two of the three species.

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For the love of shrimp aquariums

Who needs fish? Pedro Madeira is obsessed with the tiny Red Crystal and Sakura Shrimps who reside in his amazing tropical eden aquascape he calls Guangdong Forest. After watching his videos, we can appreciate his obsession.

Here are just three of Pedro's video.  He has a whole youtube channel mostly dedicated to his planted aquariums and their crustacean citizens, including this video of shrimp pooping ... yeah.

 

Red Crystal vs Sakura stand-off!  We're taking wagers on who backs down first.  These are tiny animals with big colors and even bigger personalities; It's easy to understand why so many aquarist fall in love with these beautiful little shrimps.

 

A ground-floor vantage of Guangdong Forest and its shrimpy population doing what shrimps do.

A new tube anemone species

A new tube anemone species

Beautiful but deadly (to fish)

Pachycerianthus schlenzae is a new ceriantharid from Brazil. The timing of the paper documenting this new species of tube anemones couldn't have been more perfect (and no, we aren't talking about the World Cup). Tomorrow, Advanced Aquarist publishes a new magazine article about tube anemones.

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Fish larvae set adrift can smell and hear their way back home

Fish larvae set adrift can smell and hear their way back home

Twenty percent of these soon-to-hatch reef fish could find their way back home.

A new research finds that 20 percent of swimming fish larvae can return to "home reefs" thanks to their auditory and olfactory senses while only two percent of passive coral larvae return. This study is interesting in and of itself, but we also can't help but wonder how the noises and smells within captive aquariums affect our fish.

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Crowd-sourcing to develop continuous CO2 monitor and controller for aquariums

Crowd-sourcing to develop continuous CO2 monitor and controller for aquariums

The OCO Aquarium CO2 Monitor

Dissolved CO2 is harder to measure than dissolved oxygen, but it's also a very important parameter to track for plant/nature aquarists. Tim Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of the CO2 monitor and a controller, the OCO.

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Steinhart's baby pygmy seahorses are growing up so fast

Steinhart's baby pygmy seahorses are growing up so fast

An adult Bargibant's pygmy seahorse. Photo by James Wiseman.

As if Bargibant’s pygmy seahorses aren't adorable enough, their babies will melt the coldest heart. Last month, Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences successfully bred these lil' precious animals for the first time in captivity, and they sure are growing up quickly!

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