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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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New shrimp looks like a cross between a jelly bean and a scorpion

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This is Metapontonia scorpio, a weird, new species of symbiotic coral shrimp from Taiwan. The tiny pill-shaped shrimp features an unique tail that can turn upwards like a scorpion's tail.

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Chromis may adapt to acidification by modulating their biological clocks

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A new research has uncovered a fascinating way some reef fish may be able to adapt (to an extent) to ocean acidification. The reef chromis, Acanthochromis polyacanthus, adapts to higher CO2 levels by altering its circadian rhythm genes to essentially think it's always nighttime.

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A new, bigger NoClean Aquarium

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The original NoClean Aquarium, introduced in 2012, is a small one-gallon tank featuring a built-in auto-starting siphon for quick and easy water changes. NoClean is now preparing to launch a larger two-gallon version in a new fish-bowl form factor.

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Mass die-off at East Flower Garden Bank

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Something is killing invertebrates of all types (corals, starfish, urchins, clams, sponges, etc.) at an alarming rate in East Flower Garden Banks (Gulf of Mexico) ... and scientists have yet to identify the cause.

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A new tetra species: Hemigrammus aguaruna

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Hemigrammus aguaruna is a lovely new species of tetra from the western Amazon basin in Peru and Colombia, South America.

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The reef aquarium at DORMERO Hotel Rotes Ross is maturing ridiculously well

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We're always excited to share updates about this 660 gallon reef aquarium famous for its lush mix of SPS, soft corals, and gorgonians as well as the huge zebra moray eel that patrols its waters. A new video shows just how spooky beautiful the reef has become.

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Not all Zoas are social

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When we think "zoantharians," we think of colorful colonies of hundreds of polyps - like fields of flowers. But scientists have discovered a new, unique species of Japanese zoa that lives alone.

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First commercially aquacultured Yasha Gobies available soon!

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Quality Marine (wholesaler) provided us with a press release announcing that the first ever aquacultured Stonogoniops yasha are on the way. These little gobies are some of our favorites, so it's awesome to see them added to the growing list of commercially available aquacultured reef fish.

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Deadly beauty: A new deep-water scorpionfish

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Scorpaenodes barrybrowni is the newest described venomous scorpionfish from very deep (95-160 meter = 310-525 feet) vertical walls at Curaçao, Caribbeans. As we've come to expect of deep-water reef fish, S.barrybrowni is extremely colorful.

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Professor seeks to 3D scan every fish species in the sea

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Kinda creepy, very cool, and eminently useful for ichthyologists (lovely people who study fish for a living). Professor Adam Summers of the University of Washington wants to 3D scan every species of fish in our oceans. Pokemon Go, eat your heart out.

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Pacific Blue tang aquaculture breakthrough

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Rising Tide Conservation and the UF Tropical Aquaculture Lab announce the success of captive-bred Pacific blue tangs (Paracanthurus hepatus)! We provide their statement after the jump as well as a link to a wonderful Reef-to-Rainforest article.

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This clown triggerfish loves belly rubs

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Most pet fish - even those bred and raised in captivity - keep a healthy distance between themselves and their owners. But every now and then, you find fishes that love physical interaction with their owners.

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Your fish can get arthritis, too

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University of Southern California researchers have discovered that fish have joints similar to mammals that are capable of developing arthritis — just like you or me.

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Aquatic Life's affordable Reno LED lights

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Aquatic Life's Reno LED fixtures are now available in 10 different moels with spectrums for both freshwater and saltwater. Models include 7 and 9 inch clamp-mount lights as well as a 20 to 48 inch adjustable rail-mount lights starting at under $20 USD.

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Kissing Corals

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The BUM underwater microscope we reported about earlier this week is already producing some exciting footage that may show a phenomenon we've never seen before: polyps "kissing" each other.

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