We recommend only doing this with specimens known to be in good health, and that they should be kept at approximately room temperature for the duration of travel.
Terry discusses tips on acclimation, nutrition, supplements, the immune system, and medication for Aquarists.
While this discussion is by no means an exhaustive list of worthy species nor a complete guide for aquarium husbandry, it is hoped that the descriptions and images of the creatures herein featured arouse a greater interest in this highly rewarding art.
Practicing these good habits will minimize stress, prevent injury and insure that your stock will be well nourished.
Short Take: Variable Rates of Photosynthesis of Zooxanthellae within the Lobe Coral (Porites species): An Explanation for 'Mottled' Bleaching?
This article will present information concerning variable rates of photosynthesis across the surface of a small Lobe Coral (tentatively identified as Porites lobata) and offer discussion of the implications.
The benefits we see with 11 ppt low salinity water have proven to be very useful to the quarantine of warm marine teleost. The advantages it offers the aquarist in disease prevention and treatment are very promising.
Different families of fishes will spend different amounts of time feeding.
Why is stress important to understand? Because of the affect it has upon the health, beauty, reproduction, growth, longevity and survival of your prized specimens!
How much will it cost? How much can I make? Two questions that often arise when we discuss coral culturing facilities. However, maybe they are two questions that shouldn't be asked. We'll get back to that....
Most of what we know about stress in fish comes from research targeted to commercial fisheries. Science has really just begun to scratch the surface of what appears to be an enormous field of study.
To understand how each of these patterns is useful to the home aquarist, we need to discuss common locomotive styles.
I will illustrate for you exactly why I believe that water changes are an integral part of the regular maintenance on reef tanks and how much should be changed at once.
A continuation of Jon's in-dept article on digital photography.
Good water flow will keep solids in suspension, which increases feeding opportunities by fishes and invertebrates, and improves filter/skimmer opportunities to export such matter in a well-designed system.
Another great book review for our readers.
I think the overall attitude about them would change if people kept them long enough (in a separate tank of course) to get to know them. I will give a brief background on them and describe their husbandry requirements for people who would actually like to keep them around.
How important is the level of phosphate in your calcium reactor substrate?
Richard shares tips on winter shipping.The single best tip I can provide is to not have the corals shipped to your door. Instead, have FedEx ship to the local depot and have them hold them there until you can pick up the package. This sounds complicated, but it is really easy.
In this short article I would like to re-examine the taxonomic status of Calloplesiops argus.
Mike discusses using a flow meter for use with carbon dioxide cylinders for calcium reactors.