The overall goal was to show the potential for captive aquaculture.
Feature Article: Coral Reproduction, Part Two: Asexual Reproductive Modes of Captive Corals and Anemones
As we shall see, almost every detail of the captive breeding system must be deliberately engineered to consistently and reliably obtain the desired results.
Feature Article: Coral Reproduction, Part One: A Natural Coral Spawning in Hawai'i, The Cauliflower Coral (Pocillopora meandrina)
Witnessing a coral spawning, especially in the daytime, is an unusual and memorable event. We have much to learn about coral reproduction.
Dana's limited experiences suggest you and your aquarium will make it through just fine.
Jake continues his West Atlantic Stony Coral series with Meandrinids, Mussids, Oculiniids, Caryophillidae, Hydrocorals, and others.
Media Review : Coral ID: "An Electronic Key to the Zooxanthellate Scleractinian Corals of the World" and "Corals of the World"
Dana reviews John Veron's books and CD.
This month Greg shares the evolution of his 130 gallon reef aquarium with us.
This coral will grow very quickly when conditions are correct. Specimens can double in size in just a few months.
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Jake continues his series on Atlantic stony corals.
The following article will examine some husbandry techniques for this exotic coral.
Feature Article: Coral Coloration, Part 9: Tridacna and Other Photosynthetic Clam Coloration, With Observations on Possible Functions
This month, we will continue our observations of marine invertebrate coloration with a slightly different subject - that of the impressive appearance of photosynthetic clams.
These animals are generally hardy in captivity and can grow rather quickly, making them attractive to beginning and intermediate reefkeepers.
By illustrating West Atlantic corals through close-up photography and relating the species to well-known Pacific species, this article introduces West Atlantic corals in a perspective which is familiar and informative for aquarists as well as divers.
Feature Article: Coral Coloration - Part 7: Coral Reflectance, Chromoproteins and Environmental Factors Affecting Non-fluorescent Pigmentation
All the information presented in the previous six installments of this series has been only a precursor to this article, where we identified coral pigments as described in scientific literature.
If you’ve been in the reef keeping hobby for a while, you’ve probably outgrown the use of common coral names.
Competition and the requirement to kill prey quickly means that venoms in marine species are far more powerful than similar venoms in terrestrial organisms.
Feature Article: Effects of Interspecific Interactions on the Growth and Morphology of Cultured Acropora pulchra and Porites cylindrica
This experiment is another step towards refining culturing techniques that will lead ultimately towards the reduction of harvesting wild stock corals for the aquarium trade.
Feature Article: Coral Coloration, Part 6: Non-fluorescent Chromoproteins (CP-568 – CP-610) And A Newly Discovered Colorant
Dana continues his discussion on coral pigments and pigmentation.