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Purple Queen Anthias, Royal Gramma, Green File Fish (eats Aiptasia), Spotted Mandrin, Foxface Md, Desjardins Sailfin Tang, Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Orange Anthia Anthias, Male Anthia, Divided Leopard Wrasse, Social Fairy Wrasse, McCoskers Fairy Wrasse, Angel Flame Back, Exquisite Wrasse, African Cleaner Wrasse, Mexican Zebra Strip Snails, Red Sea Purple Tang, Red Banded TrochusYellow Gorgonians, plus lots of Frags we brought in. Including Cherry Corals Voodoo Majik Acro, Inland Corals Sub Zero, Paradise, Blue Bomber, RMF, Lantania, IC Flambe.
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New Corals and Fish in this week 5-17-17

We have plenty of new  corals and fish in this week including; Purple Queen Anthias, Royal Granmma, BiColor Blenny, Scooter Blenny, Tailspot Blenny, Ocellaris Clowns, Percula Clowns, Midnight Clowns, Wyoming White Clowns, Black and White Clowns, Vivid Fancy Clowns, Snowflake Clowns, Red Mandrin Goby, Yellow Rose Goby, Longnose Hawkfish, Tiger Jawfish, Dragon Pipefish, Orange Shoulder Tang  Adult, Yellow Eye Kole Tang, Yellow Tang, Bluejaw Trigger, Exquisite Fairy Wrasse, Koi wrasse, McCoskeri Fairy Wrasse, Ruby Fin fairy Wrasse, Tri Color Wrasse, Super Agave Zoas, Blood War PE polys, Super Combo Blasto, Acro Mille Cultured, Acro Tenius Cultured, Acro Super Poyp Cultured, Acro Cultured Bali, Acro Super Cultured, Zoas Tonga, Zoa Super Mix. Plus 50 other new frags available.

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We have tons of new frags in stock including; Metallic Green Scroll coral, J.Fox Scarlet Stylo, J. Fox Burning Banana, J.Fox Lunar Lepto, J. Fox Grafting Dayglo Favia, J. Fox Hydnopora, WWC Purple Monster Paly, Lava Lepto, Sonic Hedgehog Galaxia,  Red Death Palys, Long Polyp Monti, J.Fox Spitfire, Magicians, Viscous Vixen Palys,  50 plus other new frags, Bali Sand Sifting Starfish, Trochus Snails, Mexican Turbo Snails, Red Legged Hermits, Blue Legged Hermits, War Paint Scolymia, TriColored Wellso, Vietiam Mushrooms, Blue Bubble Bounce Rhodactis, Purple Candelabra Gorgonian, Purple Plume Gorgonian, Flat Blade Gorgonian, Orange Spiny  Gorgonian, Vietnam Zoas Ultra Grade, SM Elegance Coral Aussi, Orange Lace Coral, Pink Lace Coral, Purple Firefish Goby, Green Mandrin Goby, Bluesided Fairy Wrasse, Spotted Mandrin Goby, Tri Color Anthias, Longfin Fairy Wrasse, Algae Blenny, Blonde Naso Tang, Carpenters Flasher Wrasse, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Leopard Wrasse,  Red Eye Solorensis Wrasse, McCoskers Flasher Wrasse, Snowbite Clowns, Green Chromis, Large Blue Hippo Tang, Med Desjarini Red Sea Sailfin tang, Fire Shrimp, Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Harlequin Shrimp, Aussi Acropora Table,  Blastomussa Welso Colonies.

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New Fish, Corals and Clams...

We have some really nice new fish in this week including; Atlantic pygmy Angel, Coral Beauty, Orange Anthias, Bangaii Cardinals, Orchid Dottyback, Royal Gramma, Midas Blenny XL, Vanderbilts, Yellow Watchman, Pipefish Dragonface, Blue Hippo Tangs, Sailfin Tang IndoPacific, SML Yellow Tangs, Christmas Wrasse, Redfin Fairy Wrasse, Solar Fairy, Divided Leopard, Sixline Wrasses, Golden Maxima, Ultra Maxima, Bumblebee Snails, Tiger Trochus, Blue Leg Hermits, White Trochus, Cleaner Shrimp, Ruby Red Scooter Blenny, Emerald Crabs, African Cleaner Wrasse.  Purple Yuma, Zoa Garden Mixed Rock, Mixed Mushroom Rocks, White Bubble Coral.

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New Corals, Fish and Extras in this week 9-23-16

Corals in this week include; Acropora Frags Aussi, Quadricolor Bubbletip Anemones, Acropora colonies Aussi, Discosoma Mushrooms, Gonioporas, Sp Palithoa,  Fungia Plate Corals, Aussi Blasto Frags. Fish include; Orange Anthias, Purple Queen Anthias, Royal Gramma, Green Mandrin, Blue Hippos, Desjardins Sailfin Tang, Orange Shoulder Tang, Powder Blue Tang, Dot-Dash Flasher Wrasse, Longfin Fairy Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, LT Green with pink Amenone, Bumblebee Snails, Peppermint Shrimp, Giant Rhodactus Mushrooms, Spotted Mushrooms, Supernova Palys, Sunshine Zoas.  Odds and ends that are new in the shop, Chaetomorpha, Coral Feeder Tubes, Handy Grip Tongs, Reef Roids, Polyp Labs Polyp Booster, Reef Nutrition Real Oceanic Eggs, Roti-Feast.

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New Coral and Fish at Coral Connection Sarasota.  Fish Include Orange Anthias, Royal Gramma, Bi Color Blenny, Flame Tail Bleny, Copperband Butterfly, XL Green Mandrin, Randalls Goby, Spotted Mandrin Lg, Hi Fin Goby, Black , Green and Yellow Clown Goby, Blue Hippo tang, Sailfin Tang, Green Coris Wrasse, Yellow Coris Wrasse, Hawaii Eight Line Wrasse, Fairy Solor Wrasse, Coral Banded Shrimp, Astrea Snails, Nassarius Snails, Tiger Trochus Snails, Double Starfish, Lord Acan Frag, Tonga Mushroom Frags, Red Marbled Bowerbanki, Green Hairy Mushrooms, MultiColored Mushrooms, Orange Crush Zoas.

Corals Include; Pentagona Favites, Cyphastrea SP, Echinophora SP, Platygyra SP, Leptastrea Sp, Acan Echinata, Rainbow Acan Frags, Lord Acan Frags, Duncan Frags, Big SP Sea Fans, Florida Ricordea, Goniopora, Dendronephthya Carnation,

Mushroom Rocks, Candy Cane Trumpet Corals, Flower Rock Anemones, Acan Rotundoflora, Scolymia Brain, Wellso BrainsFavia Brain, Pectina Spiny Cup, Acropora Aussi, Orange Bee Sponge, Blue Sponge, Coco worms.

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New Corals and Fish June 26th 2015...

We have some crazy new frags as well as large pieces in stock including, Acropora Frags, Orange Head  Touch Coral, Colored Torch Coral, Colored Zoas, Colt Coral, Alveopora Spongiosa, Green and Yellow Aussi Goni, Rainbow Goni Frags Aussi, Toxic Green Trumpets, Yellow Polys, Orange Silk Coral, Spiny Cup Pectina, Large Aussi Acros, Blue, Blue Puprle and Blue Green, Amazing Chalice Frags from Aussi, Special Metallic Favia (Incredible), Red andWhite Coco Worms, Bumblebee Snails, Rainbow Fire Urchin, Fire Shrimp, Green Chromis, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Mandrin Goby, Firefish Goby, Banded Pipefish, Banana Fish, Cown Fish.    

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We have a great many new corals in stock.  As well we have a shipment of 4,000 crabs to help clean your reef, and coming in today fresh Tisbee Pods and Phycopure.

We will be having our Customer Appreciation Sale through the weekend.  Buy Two Corals and Get a Third Coral FREE.  (third coral is equal to or lessor value to the least price coral).

New Corals in stock Include; Ultra Lord Acan, Blue Tonga Mushrooms, Sweet and Sour Aussi Goniapora Frags, Golden Sky Chalice Frag, Red lorad Acan, Red, Blue and Green War Coral, Purple Rhodi Mushrooms, Rainbow Trach Brain, Toxic Neon Frogspawn, Dragon Pipefish, Aussi Super Purple Acro LRG, Oulophyllia Crispa Brain, Orange Wall Hammer, Show Bubble Coral, Tourch Coral, Pagoda Cups, LT Plate Coral, Silk Coral, Flower Pot Corals, Pearl Bubble, Cloves Palm Tree Type, Alveopora, Yellow Polyps, Elegance Coral, Symphyllia Closed Brains, Lobophyllia Rainbow Brain, Red Trachyphyllia Brain, Red Wellso Brain, Maricultured Montipora, Cocoworms, Frags include, Lord Acan, Chalice Coral, Favia Brain, Platygyra Brain, Alveopora, Duncans, Orange Frogspwan, Sun Coral, Cultured Maze Brain, Red Mushrooms, Blue Mushrooms, Cleaner Shrimp, Sand Starfish, Bumblebee Snails.

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May 6th New Corals and Fish...

We have some really nice new corals and fish in today.  Corals include; Aussi Orange/Gold Torch, Ultra Leptastrea Frags, Toxic Green Aussi Frogspawn, Orange Eye Cultured Chalice, Aussi Striped Trachy, Neon Eye HoneyComb Brain, Mixed Tunicates, Ultra Honeycomb Brain, Large Super Scoly, Aussi Blue Acropora, Orange Sponge, Red marbled Starfish. Fish  Include;  African Female Orange Anthia, Ruby Red Dragonette, Blue Hippo Tang, Sailfin TAng.

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New Fish, Blue legs, Peppermint Shrimp...

We  have some really nice new fish including; Flame Angel (Fiji), Lyretail Male Anthias, Tank Raised Blue Hippo Tangs (SML), Royal Gramma, Blue Eyed Cardinals, Tank Raised True Perculas, Arc Eye hawkfish, Yellow Eye Kole Tang,  Red Sea Purple Tang, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Lubbocks Black Bar Fairy Wrasse, Red Fin Fairy Wrasse, Leopard Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse. Channel Brain, Two Beautiful Acros, Bonsai and Purple with Blue tip,  Orange Torch Coral.

We also have coming in Thursday, Skunk Cleaners, Coral Banded Shrimp, Fromia Starfish, Sand Sifting Starfish, Peppermint Shrimp and Blue Leg Hermits.  As always we are having a SALE on the Blue Legs.   50 blue leg hermits $30.00 while supplies last.

Algae Gen Phycopure , Tisbee Pods and Coral Smoothy are all coming in Thursday as well.

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New Crazy Show Corals and New Fish...

Insane Metallic Red and Metallic Yellow Wellso Brain, Metallic Toxic Yellow Wellso Brain, Gold Aussi Branching Hammers, Yellow Green Fuzy Lobo, Metallic Green Cloves, Colored Zoas, Bright Metallic Orange Frogspawn, Green Candy Canes Colony LRG, LRG Blue Berry Seafan, LRG Metallic Green Duncan Colonies, Blue Mushrooms,  Fox Coral, Orange Silk Coral, Red and White Carnation, Alveopora, Green and White Cat Eye Bubble Coral, Pearl Bubble Coral, Quadricolor  Bubbletips, Heteractis Crispa Flat Anemone, Red Fromia Marble Star, Feather Dusters, Trochus Snails, Coral Beauty, Cardinal PJS, Yellow Flanked Fairy Wrasse, Diamond Goby, Randalli Female Anthias, Alleni Neon Damsels, Yellow Hawaiian Tang, TR Ocellaris Clowns, Black Ocellaris Clowns, Pacific Sailfin Tang XL, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse. XLG Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Fire Shrimp.

Come In and Check Them all out,  James Coral Connection Sarasota

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We have lots of new fish, Corals, Crabs, Snails, Tisbee Pods, Phycopure, Zoanthelia, and Live Rock in today.  Fish include Black and Yellow Angel, Ebli Angel, Half Black Angel, Bi-Color Angel, Powder BLue Tangs, Powder Brown Tang, Spotted Rabbitfish, Flame Angel, Lemarks Angel, Lattice Butterflies, Copperbanded Butterfly, Bali Tiger Jawfish, Blue Spot Jawfish, Purple Tile Fish, Lubocks Wrasse, Greenfin Wrasse, Solarensisi Wrasse, Blue Eye Cardinals, Yellow Wrasse, Green Wrasse, Purple Firefish, Red firefish Goby, BloodShrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Trochus snails, Red Hermits, Blue Hermits, Emerald Crabs, Peppermint Shrimp, Astrea Snails.

Corals Include; Plerogyra Bubble Coral, Wall Frogspawn, Rainbow Wall Hammer, Cynarina Brain, Orange Torch Coral, Wellso Red Brain, Six Colored Chalice, Acan Maxima, Ball Goniopora, Daisy Flowerpot, Platygyra Maze Brain, Sea Fan, Clove Polyps Palm Trees, Acan Frags, Bowerbanki Acan, Helichondria Blue Sponge, Devils Hand Leather, Sarcophyton Toadstool Leather, Yellow Polyps, Carnation Coral, Blue mushroom, Red Mushroom, Sinularia Finger Coral, Green Star polyp, Colt Coral,  Actinodiscus Mushroom, Rhodactis Lampung Mushroom, Pig Tail Gorgonian Green, Red and Bubblegum.

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New ORA Coral and Fish in 4-2-14...

New  Oceans Reefs & Aquariums order in today.  Includes Black Ocellaris Clownfish, Picasso Clownfish, Pink Skunk Clownfish, Ultra Maxima Clams in Geen and Black and Blue and Black, Micronesian Purple and Green Yuma Recordea, Marshall Island Blue Bottlebrush Acropora, Marshall Island Lantana, Hawkins Blue Echinata, Blue Millepora, ORA Red Goniopora, Plum Crazy Acro, Shortcake Acro.  All corals can be looked up at

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Researchers will use a zebrafish model to search for new therapeutics that could block drug-seeking behavior.

Tropical fish can get hooked on opioids, too

Zebrafish who were exposed to hydrocodone developed fiendish drug-seeking behavior as well as withdrawal when the drug was discontinued.

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What is the purpose of the bright red spots if not to serve as a display of toxicity?

How do reef fish recognize toxic prey?

This gaudily colored nudibranch is toxic, and triggerfishes know it. But what markings on this nudibranch signal to fishes it is toxic? It's not what you may think. Here's a hint: Consistency matters.

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Scientists in the UK have observed a fascinating new fact about sex changing fish.

A better understanding of sex-changing fish

Sequential hermaphroditism is a fairly rare thing ... unless you're a reef fish. From clownfish and damselfish to angelfish and wrasses, a new study explores the dynamics and implications of fish that can change sexes.

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

Fishkeeping trends mixed

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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New Splatter Hammer is trying to compete with the Lava Lamp Discosomas for the spotlight. 
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Brittle stars are covered with thousands of light sensors

Have you ever wondered how brittle stars hide from light without eyes? Scientists have now discovered the mechanism for their eyeless "vision": The skin on the arms and bodies of brittle stars are covered with thousands of photoreceptors.

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Contact #CoralConnectionSarasota to order smart aquarium devices.

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

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

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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Epic #Reef Tank

Gravity-defying suspended reef aquarium!

George Farmer filmed one of the most amazing reef setup we've ever laid eyes on. This massive reef tank was too heavy for the floors to support, so Ralph had them cantilevered from the ceiling joists!

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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

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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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

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

Three new crayfish species found in the Bluegrass State

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 hermit crab uses live coral as its home

Just a hermit crab taking his coral for a walk

Heteropsammia sp., otherwise known as "walking corals," can scoot around on the substrate thanks to spaghetti worms that live inside the coral's base. Now a new species of hermit crab has been also found to share this special relationship.

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

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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#Coral #Micromussa

These Awesome 'Micromussa' Are Not Like The Others News Reef Builders | The Reef and Marine Aquarium Blog

For several years we've enjoyed a really cool coral that comes mostly from Western Australia which is both beautiful and intriguing. While these do look di

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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

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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A new tetra with color-coded sexing

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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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

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

Reefspy's charming 180 gallon mixed reef

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...