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Reef2Reef.com acquires 3reef.com

Reef2Reef.com acquires 3reef.com

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 28, 2017 12:55 PM

Two marine aquarium communities with will soon become one. Reef2Reef announced they have finalized the purchase of 3reef.

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Blennywatcher has a new fangblenny named after him!

Blennywatcher has a new fangblenny named after him!

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 27, 2017 01:48 AM

Look who was just honored with the etymology of a new Indonesian fangblenny species? Adelotremus deloachi is a new blenny named for Ned DeLoach (yep! blennywatcher.com Ned), who first discovered the fish while muck diving in Bali and the Lembeh Strait.

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The illusion of space

The illusion of space

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 26, 2017 10:40 AM

How big does this aquascape look to you? If you're like me, it looks much bigger than its actual size: 45x30x30cm (17x12x12") = 10 gallons. Paying attention to scale and arrangement can result in a aquacape that appears much bigger than it really is.

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Water flow enhances coral photosynthesis by stimulating CO2 uptake

Water flow enhances coral photosynthesis by stimulating CO2 uptake

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 24, 2017 01:03 PM

"Go with the flow" can be good advice sometimes. This holds especially true for reef–building corals, which require constant water flow to stay healthy. This is because water flow affects many processes in corals, including gas exchange, heat dissipation and nutrient supply.

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Moray eels documeted eating lionfish for the first time

Moray eels documeted eating lionfish for the first time

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 24, 2017 12:34 PM

Sharks, groupers, frogfish, and scropionfish are some of large predators known to hunt these spiny venomous fish. Now for the first time, researchers have live documentation of moray eels preying on lionfish. The video is amazing.

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Lovely betta biotope

Lovely betta biotope

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 20, 2017 01:12 PM

It may shock you to learn that bettafish don't naturally live in sterile plastic cups. Bettas splendens are native to Thailand. Whether from rice paddies or drainage ditches, river basins or streams, bettas are found in tropical waters surrounded by vegetation.

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New pistol shrimp named after Pink Floyd

New pistol shrimp named after Pink Floyd

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 17, 2017 10:48 PM

A strikingly bright pink-clawed species of pistol shrimp, discovered on the Pacific coast of Panama, has been given the ultimate rock and roll name in recognition of the discoverers' favourite rock band -- Pink Floyd.

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Into the DNA of a Coral Reef Predator

Into the DNA of a Coral Reef Predator

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 16, 2017 11:09 PM

New research, published in Nature, brings a trove of new information to potentially control the invasive species. A collaboration of OIST and Australian scientists sequenced the entire COTS genome for the first time.

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A new tetra fish from Columbia

A new tetra fish from Columbia

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 13, 2017 11:51 PM

Hyphessobrycon klausanni is the newest described tetra species. It appears most closely related (at least superficially) to other tetras in the Hyphessobrycon agulha-group, which share the common trait of possessing dark longitudinal stripes.

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Some tangs aren't very good at eating algae

Some tangs aren't very good at eating algae

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 13, 2017 01:48 PM

Most marine aquarists think of all tangs as herbivores, so they add any tang they prefer to their aquariums to control algae. And while it is true that the vast majority of tangs are algae-eaters, a new study finds that some tangs (in the case of the study, Ctenochaetus striatus) are really detrivores.

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Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

Global coral reef restoration effort launches in the Caribbean

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 11, 2017 02:48 PM

SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy join forces to implement larger-scale coral restoration.

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The formula for fangblenny venom revealed

The formula for fangblenny venom revealed

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 10, 2017 01:32 AM

Fangblennies of the genus Meiacanthus are popular reef fish kept by marine aquarists. We've long known their fangs pack venom (used primarily as defense), but until this year, we had no idea what was in that venom. A new study discovers it is a complex and elegant drug cocktail.

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A new deep-sea jawfish

A new deep-sea jawfish

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 10, 2017 01:30 AM

Opistognathus schrieri is a new Caribbean species of jawfish currently only known from Curaçao. Specimens were collected from sand beds at the crushing depth of about 152 m (500 ft).

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When neighbors don't get along

When neighbors don't get along

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 06, 2017 12:58 PM

A poor blue-spotted jawfish is just trying to remodel his house, but a punk diamond goby doesn't approve of the construction. A little clownfish bears witness to an epic sand fight.

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New vermetid snail found in Florida may have originated from the Pacific

New vermetid snail found in Florida may have originated from the Pacific

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 06, 2017 12:26 AM

Thylacodes vandyensis is a newly described species of vermetid snail that was found on a Floridian shipwreck. Vermetids are worm-like snails that cast mucus nets. They are often found warm Indo-Pacific reefs and are regularly aquarium pests hitchhiked on live rock. Now they may pose an invasive problem in the Atlantic.

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A new Cory!

A new Cory!

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 05, 2017 12:45 AM

Technically a new Corydoradinae, not Corydoras: Aspidoras kiriri is a new species of armored catfish that is found in small streams of the Atlantic Forest, Southeast Brazil (not the Amazon).

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A new Amazonian pleco

A new Amazonian pleco

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 04, 2017 12:54 AM

Aphanotorulus rubrocauda is a new Loricariid species from the Amazon River, Brazil. Its most prominent feature is its strikingly long, forked, red caudal fin — hence its latin name rubro (red) + cauda (tail).

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Innovative Marine launches NUVO Peninsula series

Innovative Marine launches NUVO Peninsula series

by Leonard Ho last modified Apr 02, 2017 09:18 PM

IM's new NUVO Peninsula all-in-one (AIO) aquarium systems place the filter compartment on one of the far sides of the long aquarium to allow placements where other AIOs would not be suited for. The Peninsula series features all the bells and whistles that IM AIOs are known for.

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Using the world's most powerful x-ray on coral skeletons

Using the world's most powerful x-ray on coral skeletons

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 21, 2017 10:39 PM

Like tree rings and ice cores can tell us a lot about the history of the physical world, studying coral skeletons using powerful x-rays can reveal an impressive amount of information. Did you know stony corals absorb less strontium when it is warmer?

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Mantaray Island, Fiji, is a magical place

Mantaray Island, Fiji, is a magical place

by Leonard Ho last modified Mar 30, 2017 02:22 PM

Many reefkeepers have never had the chance to visit the exotic reefs some of their fish and corals come from. We hope everyone reading this has the opportunity some day. Mantaray Island in Fiji is a poster-child for a healthy coral reef in all its splendor.

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