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PETA challenges 'Tanked' stars

PETA challenges 'Tanked' stars

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 23, 2016 01:08 PM

PETA has called out Wayde King and Brett Raymer of Animal Planet's TV show 'Tanked' for "confining sentient beings to artificial environments" and requesting they serve fish-free meals at their new Las Vegas restaurant to absolve them of their "guilt."

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A new species of tiger-striped porcelain crab

A new species of tiger-striped porcelain crab

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 24, 2016 06:59 PM

Petrolisthes paulayi is a new species of filter-feeding reef crab from the Central Pacific. With it's orange and red spots and stripes throughout its white carapace, it is also one of the most striking porcelain crabs.

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Aquatic Life's new RO/DI systems feature simple twist-in replacements

Aquatic Life's new RO/DI systems feature simple twist-in replacements

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 20, 2016 10:31 PM

The classic reverse osmosis designs can be annoying and messy when it comes time to replace media. Aquatic Life's new Twist-In systems feature the quickest method of changing out all the cartridges without any tools or spills.

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City seeks public's help identifying koi thiefs

City seeks public's help identifying koi thiefs

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 22, 2016 03:33 PM

The City of Villa Rica, Georgia, is looking for three men that may be responsible for the disappearance of six to eight mature (and expensive) kois from the Pine Mountain Gold Museum.

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Color-changing cephlapods found colorblind

Color-changing cephlapods found colorblind

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 18, 2016 05:07 PM

Despite being able to camouflage themselves in colourful surroundings, cuttlefish, squid and octopus are colourblind, QBI research has found.

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University of Florida seeking biologist for their Tropical Aquaculture Lab

University of Florida seeking biologist for their Tropical Aquaculture Lab

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 15, 2016 10:43 PM

University of Florida, in participation with Rising Tide Conservation, has made remarkable progress researching captive breeding of reef fish, including their recent success with blue tangs. UoF currently has a opening for a full-time staff scientist for their aquaculture lab.

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The Biota Aquarium

The Biota Aquarium

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 14, 2016 09:43 PM

Biota Aquarium aims to introduce people to reefkeeping with simplicity and sustainability as its core principles. Biota's system and process will insure hobbyists set up their aquariums according to the proper timeline and stock with appropriate, aquacultured fish and corals.

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A new species - and genus - of subtropical crab

A new species - and genus - of subtropical crab

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 13, 2016 10:31 PM

Yuebeipotamon calciatile is a newly described genus and species of crabs from the humid, subtropical Southern Chinese province of Guangdong. The new crab was first discovered within the aquarium trade.

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Reef Bloke's gorgeous reef

Reef Bloke's gorgeous reef

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 12, 2016 10:19 PM

This is Reef Bloke's impressive aquarium powered by Deltec LSS equipment and Aqua Illumination Hydra 52 LEDs. The polyp extension on his SPS are super yummy!

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Extraordinary measures

Extraordinary measures

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 11, 2016 11:02 PM

Conker is the adorable ranchu goldfish and beloved pet of 21-year-old, Emma March. When Conker was found choking on a large pebble, Emma rushed him to the vet to save his life.

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Prognathodes basabei, a new of deep-water Hawaiian butterflyfish

Prognathodes basabei, a new of deep-water Hawaiian butterflyfish

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 08, 2016 10:54 PM

Prognathodes basabei is a lovely new Chaetodontid species observed in Northwestern Hawaii at depths ranging from 45 to 187m (150 to 600+ feet).

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First commercially available aquacultured Centropyge multicolor

First commercially available aquacultured Centropyge multicolor

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 08, 2016 02:10 PM

Los Angeles wholesaler Quality Marine announced the arrival of the first commercially available captive-bred multicolor angelfish along with a shipment of captive-bred flame angels too!

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Orhphek introduces Atlantik Compact LED

Orhphek introduces Atlantik Compact LED

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 06, 2016 09:40 PM

The Orphek Atlantik V3+ Compact LED light is the half size version of its bigger sibling. The Compact features 42 5-watt "dual-chip" LEDs with 130 watts of power controlled via built-in WiFi.

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A lionfish terminator

A lionfish terminator

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 05, 2016 08:33 PM

Scientists are developing a robotic remote operated vehicle armed with shock paddles that is designed to electrocute invasive lionfish to death without harming surrounding sea life.

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Home Improvement: A hermit crab with anemones

Home Improvement: A hermit crab with anemones

by Leonard Ho last modified Aug 31, 2016 10:07 PM

Some hermit crabs (Dardanus spp.) have formed symbiotic relationships with anemones on their shells. Jonathan Bird recorded this amazing footage of one such hermit crab changing shells, then transferring anemones to its new home!

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Century-old aquarium at Green Aqua

Century-old aquarium at Green Aqua

by Leonard Ho last modified Aug 30, 2016 11:38 PM

This is the 106-year-old, wrought-iron aquarium, which had belonged to the great-grandfather of one of Green Aqua founders. It has been brought back to spectacular life by András Czesznak and Viktória Cseh.

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Lobster poop and jellyfish

Lobster poop and jellyfish

by Leonard Ho last modified Sep 09, 2016 01:57 PM

Scientists have wondered how animals are able to eat cnidarians (corals, jellyfish, etc.) that possess nematocysts (stinging cells) without their insides getting all stung up. Researchers have found that lobsters encase their feces with a protective membrane to prevent the stingers from firing off in their digestive tracts.

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MACNA® 2017 to be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana

MACNA® 2017 to be hosted in New Orleans, Louisiana

by Leonard Ho last modified Aug 29, 2016 12:59 PM

Bayou Reefkeeping (BRK) is elated to announce that the 2017 Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA®) will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, August 25th-27th, 2017 at the Earnest M. Morial Convention Center and Hilton Riverside Hotel.

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The world's largest marine reserve established at Hawaii

The world's largest marine reserve established at Hawaii

by Leonard Ho last modified Aug 26, 2016 12:53 PM

President Obama has expanded the size of Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument to 582,578 square miles. This is more than twice the area of Texas, six times the size of the UK, making it the world's largest marine reserve.

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St. Louis to build 1 million gallon aquarium

St. Louis to build 1 million gallon aquarium

by Leonard Ho last modified Aug 26, 2016 11:33 AM

What does a city do with an obsolete train station? St. Louis has decided to turn its Union Station into a $45 million, AZA-accredited public aquarium.

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