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Coral thief caught on tape

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Surveillance cameras captured footage of a well-dressed man brazenly stealing corals and clams from A&R Aquarium (St. Petersburg, FL). Teng Lin, the accused, is now out of jail and charged with grand theft.

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GBR coral spawning like you've never seen before!

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Daniel Stoupin and his team at BioQuest Studios shares with us another world-class video of mass spawning on the Great Barrier Reef. The detail is breathtaking! We guarantee you'll appreciate the world's greatest synchronous reproduction event more than ever before.

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Two gorgeous new pencil wrasses

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What once was just Pseudojuloides cerasinus is now identified as three different allopatric species. Meet the new species: Pseudojuloides splendens and P. polynesica.

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Remarkable floating nano reef!

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Chinese reefkeeper Pongpit Zhang has created a 10 gallon nano reef that is fully (and I mean fully) suspended from the sandbed. I could personally do without the air plants, but everything else is amazing.

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In schools, fish zone in on neighbors

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A new study explores how fish school. By tracking rummy nose tetras on the individual level, researchers were able to better understand how fish interact with other fish in their school. Along the way, the scientists discovered several fascinating findings.

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Study finds Amazonian fish are more sensitive to ammonia

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A study finds that fishes from the Amazon are more sensitive to ammonia compared to congenors from other parts of the world. Cardinal tetras were found to be extremely sensitive while corycats were nearly bulletproof.

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Do captive fish grow slower because of the lack of predators?

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Scientists recently stumbled upon an unexpected finding: Captive fish that were exposed to predators doubled their growth rate! Could our aquarium safe-spaces be stunting the growth of our fish?

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Feature Article: Biological Succession and Trophic Structure in the Reef Aquarium (Part 1)

By Kenneth Wingertner on Nov 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Harmony and balance. Kenneth outlines the keys to reefkeeping success by focusing on two terms that might be unfamiliar to the average hobbyist: biological succession and trophic structure.

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A stunning reef time lapse to begin your week

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In 2017, Dr. Tim Wijgerde really upped his time-lapse game and produced some of the best work we've seen. Here is his "best of" video in incredible 4K video quality. As we've said before, reef life is best appreciated with this type of photography.

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Fishkeeping trends mixed

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Polls tracking pet ownership show that the number of fishkeepers (particularly marine fishkeepers) have increased in the USA over the past five years. However, over the same time period, UK fishkeepers have declined substantially. How is the fishkeeping scene where you live?

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Parapercis altipinnis, a new sandperch from the Philippines

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Parapercis altipinnis is a new species of pygmy sandperch discovered on deep (55-65 meter) rubble zones at Cebu, Philippines. This fish was first spotted in captivity in 2016 - a specimen purchased from a local aquarium in Belgium.

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Lovely forest aquascape

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Nigel's aquascape hasn't quite filled out yet, but the "bones" of this fallen forest scenery are already gorgeous. Nigel says he's new to aquascaping. Could have fooled me.

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The iridescent spots found on giant clams inspire biofuel research

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Tridacna clams are some of the most colorful reef organisms. Their iridescent spots, called iridophores, not only give them sparkly beauty, but they serve an important function for photosynthesis. Scientists want to mimick this feature of giant clams to improve biofuel production.

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Fire! Cirrhilabrus shutmani is a hot new fairy wrasse.

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Yi-Kai Tea and Anthony Gill describe a new species of fairy wrasse that is without a doubt one of the reddest fish in the sea. The researchers bestowed it a most approproiate common name: the magma fairy wrasse.

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Corals like the taste of fresh plastic

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Corals are known to ingest plastic, and now scientists have discovered that corals actually preferred the taste of unfouled microplastics vs microplastics covered with bacteria by a factor of three.

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