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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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Another pleco described as a new species: Panaqolus tankei

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L398 is now officially recognized as Panaqolus tankei. We are witnessing a golden era in fish taxonomy thanks to technology, modern research techniques, and the cooperation between aquarists and the scientific community.

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Would you "keep" a realistic robotic fish?

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South Korean tech company AIRO is manufacturing one of the most realistic robotic fish currently on the market. The MIRO is an advanced submersible robot that mirrors both the look and movement of fish.

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New ways to measure fish personality

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Multiple studies have concluded what fishkeepers have known for ages: fish have very distinct personalities. Some are skittish while others are bold. Some are friendly while some are simply born SOBs. A new study further reinforces this conclusion while also outlining simple, low-cost methods for breeders to measure fish personality.

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Corals and zooxanthallae: A 210 million year old relationship

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A new study has found strong evidence that the iconic partnership between corals and zooxanthallae is really old ... like when-the-first-dinosaurs-walked-Pangea old.

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Where your corals are collected matters

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A University of Texas study found that Porites astreoides from more dynamic inshore reefs are much better able to adapt to stresses and changes at the genetic level compared to Porites from more stable offshore reefs.

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The puffiest pufferfish

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Most of the puffed-up pufferfish photos and videos we've seen are of the spiky porcupine variety. Here's footage of a dogface pufferfish at its most extreme.

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A much-needed balanced perspective about the marine aquarium trade

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Recently, a lot of negative press has been written about the aquarium trade. Shannon Switzer Swanson has embarked on a global "adventure" to present a balanced view of the aquarium trade - both its impact on coral reef conservation and its people.

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That odor Acros give off when out of water

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If you're a SPS keeper, you know the smell. Most people find the smell unpleasant though reefkeepers may have learned to tolerate or even enjoy the odor (we are lovely weirdos!). So what is that odor?

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A new Papiliolebias killifish

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Papiliolebias habluetzeli is a new vibrant annual killifish. It is found in seasonal streams about 6 km east of the city of Trinidad, Bolivia (South America).

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Danio htamanthinus: a new danio species

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Danio htamanthinus is a new species of tropical fish from Southeast Asia. It represents the 25th valid species of this popular genus of small, schooling, hardy fish.

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Pet shop sold goldfish with "nose" rings

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An animal welfare organization received one of the strangest reports of animal cruelty this month. A pet shop in Rajarajeswari Nagar, India, was selling goldfish with pierced snout rings!

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A new, incredible 4K time-lapse reef video

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Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with us the next installment of his brilliant time-lapse videos featuring reef life as you've never seen them before. As we've said before, sped-up photography is the best way to fully appreciate the magic of slow-moving reef organisms.

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Breaking up the spike-fin fairy wrasse "family" - Two new fairy wrasse species

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Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis is now split into two additional allopatric species: Cirrhilabrus africanus and Cirrhilabrus rubeus.

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Trending: Fish petting and stoning

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There's an odd topic trending within the last 24 hours at Reddit.com, the self-described "front page of the internet." People are going crazy over video of fishkeepers petting and "gravel showering" their friendly fish.

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Pleco L025 has been formally described as Pseudacanthicus pirarara

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One of the most sought-after plecos, previously known as the the cactus pleco, scarlet pleco, or simply as L025 now has a formal identification. This Brazilian beauty is Pseudacanthicus pirarara.

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