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We have a new shipment of frags in as well as large pieces of Coral, Fish and Inverts in for this weekend.    Friday thru Sunday Buy Two Frags Get a Third Frag Free.  Free Frag is of Equal OR Lessor Value to the lowest price frag.

New in stock includes; Red Linka Starfish, Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Mexican Red Leg Hermits, Re Banded Trochus Snails, Purple Base Bubbletip Anemones, Blue Tip Torch, Pink Tip Torch, Yellow Tip Torch, War Paint Scolly, Purple Red Sea Tang, Azure Damssels, Aussi Rainbow Acan, Cora lBanded Shrimps, Orange Frogspwan, Pygmy Angel, Eibli Angel, Purple Queen Anthias, Red Scooter Blenny, Copperband Bufly, Green File Fish, Randalls Goby,  Hi Fin Goby,  Yellow Watchman, Sm Desjardins Sailfin Tang, Scopas tang, Red Fin Fairy Wrasse, Secretive Wrasse, Double Starfish, Diamond Sleeper Gobies, Florida Recordea, Acan Maxima, Aussi Maze Brain.  Also OVer 50 new Frags in today!

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The world's rarest fish discovered at a new (secret) site

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The Red Handfish (a close cousin of frogfish) is believed to the world's rarest fish, previously only known from a tiny population of 20-40 individuals. To scientists surprise and delight, a new population was found at a new Tasmanian reef site and is being kept secret to protect this critically end...

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#Tangs

Some Zebrasoma tangs have serrated scalpels

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Tangs, AKA surgeonfish, are known for their scalpel-like caudal spines located on their tail peduncles. On tangs with retractable spines such as Zebrasoma and Acanthurus, the scalpels are thought to be flat blades. But researchers have found that on a few scopas tangs, the spines actually have forwa...

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Intensely colored strain of Acropora florida

My Favorite Corals: Toxic Green Acropora florida Acropora, Featured, florida, SPS Corals Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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In the world of aquarium stony corals, the 'Bali Green Slimer' has been the king of green SPS for more than twenty years, since the mid nineties. This part

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It is a delightful sight.

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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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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One of the allures of reef tanks is to replicate a harmonious captive ecosystem in our homes.

Reefspy's charming 180 gallon mixed reef

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There hasn't been a whole lot of aquarium-relevant scientific papers published this month (or this year for that matter). Fortunately there are still a lot of really wonderful aquariums. This is Reefspy's 180g mixed reef. "True" mixed reef tanks are a rare breed these days, so we love it when we see...

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#FishBiology

A new tetra with color-coded sexing

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Many tetras are difficult to sex. Often, differentiation comes down to fin lengths, subtle color deviations, or sometimes just the "fullness" of their bellies. But with Hyphessobrycon myrmex, the color between the sexes is unmistakable, and that's a good thing because this species is tiny.

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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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Navigobius kaguya

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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#Ctenophores

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

Study In Bermuda Found That Warmer Summer Water Can Speed Up Coral Growth News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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Bermuda A two-year study of coral growth rates in Bermuda, has shown a positive correlation between coral calcification rates and warmer summer ocean tempe

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Two new Devario "Giant Danio" species

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Devario annnataliae and Devario udenii are two new, gorgeous species of Devario danios described from fast-moving freshwater on the island nation of Sri Lanka.

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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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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!

MACNA 2018 Will Be In Las Vegas For It's 30th Year News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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MACNA, the Marine Aquarium Conference of North America, will be in Las Vegas Nevada, September 7th to the 9th. If our math serves us correctly this will be

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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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Check it out,

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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What are your fishes' personalities?

News flash: Fish have personalities!

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Scientists are finding out what aquarists have long known: fishes have very distinct, complex, and stable personalities. All snarkiness aside, it's important for science to test and validate our anecdotal observations.

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Reed Mariculture tweaks TDO Chroma BOOST for optimal coloration Food Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

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We know the red carotenoid astaxanthin is essential for optimal red and orange coloration in fish and coral, but Reed Mariculture conducted an experim

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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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