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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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This is how Nemos are made

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Aquarists are aware that much of today's aquarium clownfish are captive-bred, but few of us have seen the entire egg-laying process from start to finish ... let alone in such detail as this 4K macro video.

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When yellow water is beautiful

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Most of us strive to keep our aquariums as crystal clear as possible. But in many natural habitats, the water is anything but clear. Sometimes a little color is a beautiful thing.

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MASNA sets up fund to publish marine aquarium research

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Few people know how expensive it is to not just carry out research but to publish research in a peer-reviewed journal. No doubt, the cost has prohibited a lot of advancement. MASNA has set up a new fund to help scientists publish marine aquarium research. The fund is set up in memory of Florida Institute of Technology professor, Dr. Junda Lin, who in 2016 was taken from us way to early at the age of 55.

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Is the market ready for another aquarium monitor?

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In recent years, a number of aquarium monitors have been introduced, each with varying feature sets. A university design team from Korea has started a crowd-source campaign to develop a new device that monitors and wirelessly reports pH, temp, and salinity, plus comes with a built-in prop pump.

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Krzysztof Obarzanek's astonishing reef

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Whether viewed from the front or top, Krzysztof Obarzanek 700 liter (180 US gallon) SPS-dominant reef aquarium is truly special. Even more remarkable than the tank itself is the fact that this mature-looking reef is less than two years old!

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A new Hawaiian deepwater anthias named after President Obama

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Tosanoides obama is a new deepwater basslet/anthias from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. It was named after Obama, who in 2016 expanded the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument to become the world's largest protected marine reserve.

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Baby cardinalfish have internal magnetic 'compass'

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The ocean is a big place, and without any sun or moonlight, how are baby reef fish suppose to find their way home? It turns out cardinalfish have internal sensors that are able to orient themselves according to the earth's magnetic field.

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Captive bred Hawaiian Cleaner Wrasses now available

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Quality Marine's latest press release begins "2016 has been a year of amazing developments in marine species aquaculture," and we could not agree more. The aquaculture research cooperative Rising Tide Conservation has made many scientific and commercial breakthroughs, including now the first ever commercially available Hawaiian cleaner wrasses!

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Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium hopes to breed WHALE SHARKS

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Yup! The Japanese public aquarium is hoping to be the first to not only breed whale sharks in captivity but also the first to ever observe the mating and breeding behavior of these mysterious ocean giants.

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Surreal! Art blending freshwater fish with coral reefs

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In vibrant and dreamlike paintings, Portland artist Lisa Ericson "hybridizes" tropical freshwater fish with coral reef imagery. Her work is meticulous, creative, and simply stunning.

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Green Star Polyp Fields Forever

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Some reefkeepers may consider GSP pests because they spread so quickly. And the GSP in this aquarium has certainly taken over. But with results this beautiful, why wouldn't you let them dominate the aquascape?

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The noble work of coral reef restoration

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Coral reefs around the world are under siege, and scientists are fighting the good fight to repair them. SECORE shares with Advanced Aquarist a detailed overview of reef restoration: its present day techniques, limits and challenges, as well as opportunities for the future.

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A new Silver Dollar species

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Myloplus lucienae is a new species of "silver dollar" (AKA Myleus, AKA pacu) from Brazilian Amazon. While resembling piranhas (also of the family Serrasalmidae), Myloplus are peaceful but voracious herbivores.

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The hardiest fish in the world?

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The Atlantic killifish, Fundulus heteroclitus (AKA Mummichog) is a North American fish that not only can survive highly variable salinity, temperature fluctuations from 6 to 35 °C (43 to 95 °F), and nearly anoxic (oxygen-less) water, but can withstand toxic levels 8,000 times more lethal than other fish can survive.

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Guppies can distinguish quantity – some better than others

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Guppies can't count exact numbers like people and a few animals (e.g. African grey parrots) can. But they do possess the ability to discern "more" vs "less," and some guppies are better at this skill than others.

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