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December 2012

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Volume XI, Issue XII

Aquarium Corals: Making Corals Colorful: New Information on Acropora species

By Dana Riddle on Dec 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

We will look at colors of some of the most popular reef aquarium corals - Acropora species (Family Acroporidae). There is a considerable amount of relatively new information presented in this article.

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Aquarium Corals: Feeding and oxygen affect coral growth: implications for coral aquaculture

By Tim Wijgerde on Dec 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

It is common knowledge that many coral species depend on their symbiotic zooxanthellae to survive. Their alliance with these dinoflagellates has allowed corals to build vast underwater structures known as coral reefs, in an environment that seems almost devoid of nutrients. Research has shown that, in addition to energy gained from photosynthesis, plankton constitutes an important source of nutrients for corals. Although zooplankton supplementation may significantly enhance their growth, new findings suggest that corals are best fed when the aquarium lights are on.

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