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We have some beautiful new fish in as well as plenty of new frags and large colonies.  Fish include; Flame Angel, Orange Anthias, Purple Queen Anthias, Royal Gramma, Ruby Red Scooter Blenny, Green Filefish, Green Mandrin, Antenna Goby, Citron Goby, Clown Goby, Yellow Watchman Goby, Dragonface Pipefish, Desjardins Sailfin Tang, Purple Tang, Yellow Tang, Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Exquisite Super Male Fairy Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse, McCoskers Wrasse.

Corals Include: Cultured War Coral, Cyphastrea, Faiva Brain, Chalice Coral, Aussie Acan Lordhowensis, Platygyra Maze Brain, Feather Dusters, Coco Worm Red and White, Bumblebee Snails, Red Welso Brain, Green Welso Brain, Lobos Orange, Blue and Pink, Dendronepthia Orange and White, Fat Head Dendros Singles, Double and Mulit. Head, Gonioporas, Symphyllia Brains, Daisy Polyps, Rhodactus Mushrooms, Discosoma Mushrooms, Alveopora Branching, Yuma Mushrooms, Encrusting Goniopora, Florida Ricordea, Acan Echinata, Purple Haze Monti, Tooth Lobos, Goniastrea Maze Brain Cultured, Trachy Super Color Brain, Blasto Super Red and Green, Orange Bubble Mushroom, Octo Neon Euphillia, Acro Aussie Spath, Acro Super Color Aussi Spath 4 total lrg Wild Colonies.

Clams;  Maxima Clam LRG, 2 Crocea Clams Medium

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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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Brittle stars are covered with thousands of light sensors

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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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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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Epic #Reef Tank

Gravity-defying suspended reef aquarium!

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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

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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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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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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 hermit crab uses live coral as its home

Just a hermit crab taking his coral for a walk

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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

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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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

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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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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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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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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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