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By admin - Posted Feb 14, 2011 10:00 PM
Below is a comprehensive listing of our latest blog posts sorted by date with the newest posts at the top of the list.
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ORA releases aquacultured scooter dragonet; red scooters coming soon

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Tally up another commercial breeding success for ORA Farm. They are now offering captive bred scooter dragonets (Synchiropus ocellatus), with red scooter dragonets (Synchiropus stellatus) coming in circa March 2016.

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So clean!

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One word comes immediately to mind when watching this video of Chinhooi Tan's "Aquascape Hidden Valley": CLEAN. Both the video quality and the aquarium are impossibly immaculate. Wonderful setup. Wonderful composition. Wonderful video. Bravo!

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Potential invasive species identified in S. Gulf of Mexico

By Nova Southeastern University on Feb 03, 2016 at 09:00 AM

New research centers around the diminutive regal damselfish, found in non-native waters in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Damselfish are some of the most beautiful fishes in the ocean, and that's why they are so attractive to those who want a saltwater aquarium in their home or place of business. But there's a bit of a concern when it comes to one damselfish species -- it is starting to pop up in a part of the ocean where it doesn't really belong.

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Fish can get "drunk" on CO2

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If there is excessive carbon dioxide in seawater, your reef fish may exhibit signs of disorientation similar to a human who's had one too many drinks. This condition is referred to as hypercapnia.

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Deepwater Aquatics is Pacific Sun's new North American distributor

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Deepwater Aquatics has reached agreement to become the exclusive North American distributor of European aquarium equipment manufacturer, Pacific Sun, maker of high-end LED and T5 lights as well as advanced dosing systems.

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Shark eats shark

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Seoul, South Korea – A large 2.2 meter female sand tiger shark did not approve of a smaller 1.2 meter banded houndshark sharing her tank. So she ate him ... in front of a live audience.

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Look at those lovely lips!

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Our friends over at BlennyWatcher.com captured photographs and this video of one of the juiciest reef fish lips we've seen. This is Cheiloprion labiatus, the big-lipped damselfish.

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Discovery of first freshwater coralline algae

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Up until now, coralline algae was thought to be the exclusive domain of sea and brackish waters. Scientists have now discovered a red calcareous algae that lives strictly in pure freshwater.

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Euroquatics E5 LED T5 retrofit lamps now available in the USA

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The Euroquatics E5 lamp is an eco-friendly T5 (hence "E5") retrofit employing LEDs housed in T5 form factor. E5 lamps boasts eight year lifespans with little spectral degradation as well as a 45% energy savings over fluorescents. The E5 are available in 2, 3, 4, and 5 feet lengths, all with a 3-year manufacturer warranty.

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The 'High Hill' Aquascape

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We visit India for our next aquascaping inspiration. Parthapratim Chakraborty showcases excellent use of jagged rockwork in his dynamic "High Hill" Aquascape.

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Tenji builds Monterey Bay Aquarium colossal quarantine system

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We've regularly preached the value of quarantine to ensure healthy fishes. Simply put, quarantine works. This is why public aquariums like Monterey Bay Aquarium set aside immense resources and spaces for quarantine systems.

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EcoTech Marine launches Coral Lab project

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EcoTech's product line has vastly expanded since their inception. With all the integration, power, flexibility, and control of their lighting, circulation, and return pumps, EcoTech's Coral Lab sets out to explore the best way to maximize coral husbandry ... and more.

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Minnesota to hold aquarium fish donation drive

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It may not sound like this article pertains to you, but it does. Aquarium fish are often introduced into local ecosystems as a "humane" way to get rid of unwanted pets. It's hardly humane; quite the contrary, it's highly destructive.

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It's ok to judge a fish by its tail

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No big surprise: Researchers have found that a fish's morphology has evolved to suit its environment - namely the shape of its tail is a good predictor of whether a fish lives in the shallows or deep down in the twilight zone.

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Gift for gab: Schooling fish are chatty

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Lateral lines alone might not be enough for some fish to maintain schooling behavior. Researchers have found the first direct evidence that fishes talk to each other in order coordinate tight formations.

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