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Navigobius kaguya Is Another Spectacular Dartfish From Japan & Philippines Featured, gobies, navigobius, New Species Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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Navigobius has been one of our favorite groups of dartfish since the genus was erected in 2009. So it is with great pleasure that today we get to add anoth

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Sera LED Moonlight Makes Nighttime Viewing Fun and Easy News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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I remember a time, when LEDs were just a twinkle in our collective eyes, and dedicated moonlights were the breakthrough LED device. As our lights have beco

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This study suggests that wild corals can continue to grow as summer temperature rise.

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#Seahorses

Seahorses Can Get Domesticated Too News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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Clownfish and some dottybacks may get the most attention in discussions of captive bred marine fish, and especially domesticated of aquarium species. But s

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Phytoplankton use photosynthesis, to create oxygen and essential fatty acids that are important to the health of marine organisms.

AlgaGen PhycoPure SeaPro, Frozen Phytoplankton For Your Reef Tank News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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PhycoPure™ SeaPro AlgaGen PhycoPure™ SeaPro is a frozen phytoplankton concentrate that instantly activates and becomes live as soon as it's added

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Some Corals Can Be Downright Vicious! News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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It's well known that coral compete for space both on the reef and in aquariums, but some species fight with no holds barred. I just returned from Reefapalo

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#mantisshrimp

Further evidence that insects evolved from crustaceans

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Scientists have closely examined the brains of mantis shrimp and discovered a brain structure that was previously only found in insects. The reason why crustaceans and insects resemble each other is increasingly evident: they diverged from the same evolutionary ancestor.

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Best Of Video

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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Let's Go To Vegas!

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#Ctenophores

The Case Of The Missing Ctenophores California Academy of Science, Deep Water, Public Aquariums, Steinhart Aquarium Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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In 2015 a team from the California Academy of Science set out on a expedition to the Philippines to explore the Coral Triangle's biological treasures. The

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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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Awesome inhabitants for reef

A new Caribbean snapping shrimp

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Shrimp tanks are popular among freshwater aquarists, but marine aquarists largely view shrimps as afterthoughts. Why? It's not as if coral reefs aren't filled with colorful and interesting shrimps such as this newly described snapping shrimp.

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This encouraging trend may be the result of education about proper stocking levels.

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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Aquatic Life Debuts its Classic RO/DI Series

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What is old is new again. Aquatic Life improves the classic, time-tested reverse osmosis design. Their new Classic Series is one of the cleanest iteration of the classic RO/DI form factor we have seen.

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Fish respond to predator attack by doubling growth rate

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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#Aquascaping

Lit! Sascha Hoyer's "Aquascaping Home Studio"

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We're going to go out on a limb and say your fish room looks nothing like this. Sascha's "Aquascaping Home Studio" is what we all wish our fish rooms could be.

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There are now three more species added to the official record.

Three new crayfish species found in the Bluegrass State

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Three new big, beautiful crayfish species are described from neighboring streams found in the Kentucky Appalachians. Anyone up for an Appalachian crayfish biotope aquarium?

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New Doser Maxi Announced By GHL News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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The Doser 2.1 Maxi is an exciting new addition to GHL's growing list of smart aquarium devices. Like their other products that don't force you to buy into

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This is one of the few studies to explore how pollution from human activity impacts schooling behavior in fish.

Noise makes it hard for fish to school

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Marine aquarists have all experienced it: Reef fishes that naturally school simply refuse to in captivity? Common theories are that the lack of predators or the relatively small size of aquariums discourage schooling. A new study finds that noise plays a big role. Noisy water = less cohesive schooli...

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