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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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Octopus peek-a-boo

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There is an amusing video making its rounds of an underwater photographer trying to snap a picture of an uncooperative Hawaiian octopus. There is an obvious reason why so many people ♥ octopus.

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The Golden Passer Angelfish

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Meet El Dorado, the incredible amelanistic Holacanthus passer. This angelfish is virtually devoid of melanin, leaving it with only the brilliant golden coloration of its carotenoid pigments.

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New research reveals first warm-blooded fish

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New research by NOAA Fisheries has revealed the opah, or moonfish, as the first fully warm-blooded fish that circulates heated blood throughout its body much like mammals and birds, giving it a competitive advantage in the cold ocean depths.

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The Blue Moon crayfish finally has a name

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The Cherax "Blue Moon" (AKA Hoa Creek) crayfish is one of the most beautiful tropical freshwater crustaceans. It started showing up in the aquarium trade circa early 2000s, but no one knew much about its origins. Scientists have finally located this crayfish in the wild and determined it is a new species: Cherax pulcher.

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Fish can produce their own sunscreen

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A new research has discovered that fish (at least zebrafish) are able to produce their own sunscreen when bombarded with UV light. Scientists want to learn if this discovery has human application. Regardless, we think it's neato that our fish friends can protect themselves from UV.

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The power of driftwood to lead the eye

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Here are two beautiful aquascapes featuring gnarly driftwood projecting from both sides of the tank towards the middle to frame and add a lot of "movement" to their composition.

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Chrysiptera caesifrons: A new reef damselfish

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Chrysiptera caesifrons is the newest Pomacentrid species. What's most remarkable about the damselfish isn't its appearance or behavior but rather how wide its natural range is and that it has only now been described.

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Feeding Acropora helps them handle elevated temperatures and CO2

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A new research by the UM Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science finds that staghorn corals fed dried zooplankton were able to sustain normal growth at elevated temperatures and CO2. Studies like this further reinforce the importance of coral nutrition in the wild and in captivity - a subject Advanced Aquarist has covered extensively in recent months.

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This crazy pleco can scale vertical walls!

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Loricariids aren't known for death-defying antics; fact is, they live a very unexciting sedentary lifestyle. But this pleco, Chaetostoma microps, was recorded climbing up and down a vertical wall in an Ecuadorian cave ... using its sucker-mouth!

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A crab that burrows in your brain has been identified

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Sorry for the click-bait title. We couldn't resist. A new species of gall crabs that lives inside open brain corals, Trachyphyllia geoffroyi, has just been described.

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A new twilight zone anthias from Pohnpei

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Luzonichthys seaver is a newest described anthias hailing from very deep waters at Pohnepei, Micronesia. No photo of a living specimen currently exists, but the preserved holotype shows a supremely colorful fish, which many super deep water reef fish are.

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Vintage bronze-framed nano aquarium

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The frame appears to be made of copper or bronze (which would make more sense around water). It's always fascinating to see aquariums from decades gone by. Designs have radically changed over the years from both a material and aesthetic point of view.

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CAS' advanced jellyfish + seahorse system

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California Academy of Science worked with Tenji Aquarium Design+Build to build a total jellyfish system designed to culture jellyfish through every point of their life stage. The feat of engineering is impressive! Plus there is a nifty bonus seahorse culturing system.

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Pocket sharks are freaking weird and cute

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Mollisquama parini is a supremely rare dwarf shark from very deep (300+ meters/1000 feet!) subtropical waters off both costs of the the Americas. Virtually nothing is known about these sharks.

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Stunning Dutch-style 530L (140G) "Softscape"

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We're ashamed to admit we don't give "Dutch" planted aquariums as much as press as "nature" aquariums, which rely heavily on rocks and driftwood (AKA hardscapes). However, aquariums like this remind us you can create immensely colorful, layered, textured aquascapes by simply using plants.

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