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Australia to introduce virus to kill invasive carp; Koi at risk

Australia to introduce virus to kill invasive carp; Koi at risk

by Leonard Ho last modified Jan 20, 2017 12:34 PM

In an effort to eradicate invasive European carp, the Australian Government plans to introduce a herpesvirus into the environment at the end of 2018. The virus specifically targets only carps, but this means that Japanese koi are also susceptible to the virus.

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Aquatic Life Releases New EDGE Reef LED Aquarium Lights

Aquatic Life Releases New EDGE Reef LED Aquarium Lights

by Leonard Ho last modified Jan 18, 2017 11:10 PM

Aquatic Life has released a reef version of their attractive, simple-to-program EDGE LED lights. The spectrum of the new light is designed with corals in mind; their relatively modest wattage (36" @ 48W and 48" @ 71W) make the EDGE Reef LED suitable primarily for LPS and soft corals or very shallow SPS reefs.

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The new Mississippi Aquarium in Downtown Gulfport

The new Mississippi Aquarium in Downtown Gulfport

by Leonard Ho last modified Jan 17, 2017 03:27 PM

Details about the planned public aquarium were announced over the weekend. Instead of one large building, the relatively modest but beautiful aquarium is designed as an open campus spanning four main buildings with outdoor exhibits in between.

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Hygienic and safety reminder for all aquarists

Hygienic and safety reminder for all aquarists

by Leonard Ho last modified Jan 18, 2017 02:36 PM

A recent report of a rare Mycobacterium marinum infection in an aquarist's lungs is a good excuse to remind all aquarists to practice safe, hygienic fishkeeping. Don't foget your aquarium is a chemical and biological soup.

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Ruby Seadragon seen live for the first time!

Ruby Seadragon seen live for the first time!

by Leonard Ho last modified Jan 16, 2017 11:18 AM

Phyllopteryx dewysea was described in 2015 based on trawled specimens from Western Australia. Scientists searched the deep waters off the Australian coastline in an attempt to film living Ruby Seadragons in their natural setting. In April 2016: success! This weekend, researchers published the first live video of the mythical seahorse.

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The intoxicating slow motion of LPS corals

The intoxicating slow motion of LPS corals

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 26, 2016 10:27 PM

This award-winning video reveals the psychedelic movements of corals as only time-lapse photography can capture. The four-minute video (composed of 25,000 photographs) features gorgeous LPS corals with cameos from zoas, clams, and feather duster worms.

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Incredible indoor waterfall aquarium

Incredible indoor waterfall aquarium

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 26, 2016 10:37 PM

In 2015, Dana Luebben said he "wanted to build an aquarium to host some fish and got a little carried away." The result? This magnificent indoor waterfall aquarium, which is the best use of an awkward staircase wall we've ever seen.

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Stony corals suffer jet lag, too

Stony corals suffer jet lag, too

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 26, 2016 10:07 PM

Like most organisms, corals and zooxanthallae have built-in circadian clocks. Research shows that if you change the lighting schedule, it can take corals some time to adjust their calcification to a new circadian rhythm.

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"Play dead," fishy

"Play dead," fishy

by Leonard Ho last modified Jan 02, 2017 05:59 PM

Some fish have a strange and unexplained habit of lying perfectly still - sometimes on their sides or even their backs. It's a really fascinating behavior that is both entertaining and terrifying seen for the first time for an owner who thinks his fish is dying.

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One of the world's sexiest gobies ... is freshwater

One of the world's sexiest gobies ... is freshwater

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 27, 2016 12:55 AM

This is Stiphodon anniaeae. It may look saltwater, but this gaudy goby was only recently discovered (2014) on the rocky bottom of clear freshwater streams in Indonesia.

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This is how Nemos are made

This is how Nemos are made

by Leonard Ho last modified Jan 02, 2017 05:59 PM

Aquarists are aware that much of today's aquarium clownfish are captive-bred, but few of us have seen the entire egg-laying process from start to finish ... let alone in such detail as this 4K macro video.

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When yellow water is beautiful

When yellow water is beautiful

by Leonard Ho last modified Jan 04, 2017 12:40 PM

Most of us strive to keep our aquariums as crystal clear as possible. But in many natural habitats, the water is anything but clear. Sometimes a little color is a beautiful thing.

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MASNA sets up fund to publish marine aquarium research

MASNA sets up fund to publish marine aquarium research

by Leonard Ho last modified Jan 03, 2017 11:36 AM

Few people know how expensive it is to not just carry out research but to publish research in a peer-reviewed journal. No doubt, the cost has prohibited a lot of advancement. MASNA has set up a new fund to help scientists publish marine aquarium research. The fund is set up in memory of Florida Institute of Technology professor, Dr. Junda Lin, who in 2016 was taken from us way to early at the age of 55.

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Is the market ready for another aquarium monitor?

Is the market ready for another aquarium monitor?

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 28, 2016 01:35 PM

In recent years, a number of aquarium monitors have been introduced, each with varying feature sets. A university design team from Korea has started a crowd-source campaign to develop a new device that monitors and wirelessly reports pH, temp, and salinity, plus comes with a built-in prop pump.

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Krzysztof Obarzanek's astonishing reef

Krzysztof Obarzanek's astonishing reef

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 26, 2016 08:14 PM

Whether viewed from the front or top, Krzysztof Obarzanek 700 liter (180 US gallon) SPS-dominant reef aquarium is truly special. Even more remarkable than the tank itself is the fact that this mature-looking reef is less than two years old!

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A new Hawaiian deepwater anthias named after President Obama

A new Hawaiian deepwater anthias named after President Obama

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 22, 2016 09:53 PM

Tosanoides obama is a new deepwater basslet/anthias from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It was named after Obama, who in 2016 expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to become the world's largest protected marine reserve.

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Baby cardinalfish have internal magnetic 'compass'

Baby cardinalfish have internal magnetic 'compass'

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 22, 2016 12:05 PM

The ocean is a big place, and without any sun or moonlight, how are baby reef fish suppose to find their way home? It turns out cardinalfish have internal sensors that are able to orient themselves according to the earth's magnetic field.

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Captive bred Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses now available

Captive bred Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses now available

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 20, 2016 09:53 PM

Quality Marine's latest press release begins "2016 has been a year of amazing developments in marine species aquaculture," and we could not agree more. The aquaculture research cooperative Rising Tide Conservation has made many scientific and commercial breakthroughs, including now the first ever commercially available Hawaiian cleaner wrasses!

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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium hopes to breed WHALE SHARKS

Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium hopes to breed WHALE SHARKS

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 20, 2016 10:54 AM

Yup! The Japanese public aquarium is hoping to be the first to not only breed whale sharks in captivity but also the first to ever observe the mating and breeding behavior of these mysterious ocean giants.

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Surreal! Art blending freshwater fish with coral reefs

Surreal! Art blending freshwater fish with coral reefs

by Leonard Ho last modified Dec 18, 2016 07:21 PM

In vibrant and dreamlike paintings, Portland artist Lisa Ericson "hybridizes" tropical freshwater fish with coral reef imagery. Her work is meticulous, creative, and simply stunning.

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