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New Inverts and fish in stock...

We have a bunch of inverts in stock including; Med Blue Leg hermits.. 50 for $35.00, Emerald Crabs, Turbo Snails, XXLG Skunk cleaner Shrimp, Sm Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Orange Anthias, Ornate Leopard Wrasse.. Hawaiian, Red Tile Stars, Fromia Stars, Yellow/Blue Midas Blenny.  The sale is on for the Blue Leg Hermits, Come get some while supplies last.

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New Corals, fish and inverts...

We have some great new corals, fish and inverts in stock today. Including; Red Sponge, Firefish gobies, med Blue Hippo Tangs, Bali Sand Sifting starfish, Azure Damsels, Yellow Tangs. Sml Copperband Butterfly, Citron Goby, Domino Clown Pair, pink/yellow tile starfish, Red linka starfish, Orange linka starfish, Fireshrimp, Xxlg Mandrin Goby., Alleni Damsel., Onyx clown lrg, bright yellow Sea Cucumber, Trochus snails, Acan Echinata, Red and green Bowerbanki, eight rainbow acans, rainbow Scoly, Ironman mushrooms, Show rainbow Symphyllia brain, Show Aussi Trachyphyllis brain, rainbow Wellso brains. Also LRS reef Frenzy 4oz.
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New Fish, Corals and Clams in Feb 5th, 2016...

We have a small shipment of Fish, Clams and Corals including; Orange Anthias, Royal Gramma, Flame Tail Blenny, Copperband Butterfly, Lrg Green Mandrin, LRG Spotted Mandrin, Yellow Watchman Goby, Banded Pipefish, Gragonface Pipefish, LG Powder Blue Tang, Sm Yellow Tang,  6 new Maxima Clams, LRG Tiger Trochus Snails, Bumblebee snails,  Cultured Euphyllia, Micromussa SP frags, Carnation Dendroephthya, Scleronepthya, Cultured Montipora, Red Goniopora, Rainbow Pastel Scolymia, SP Mushroom, Candy Cane Coral, Orange Clove polyps, Red Wellso, Goniastrea Maze Brain, Gold Torch Coral.

We also have ME Corals Amino in stock along with Coral Headz new Filtered Coral Viewer.

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New Fish in today Jan 28th 2016...

We have some really nice fish in today including; Orange Anthias, Midas Blenny, Red Scooter Blenny, Black Ice Ocellaris Clowns, True Percula Clowns, Firefish goby, XL mandarin Goby, Spotted Mandrin Goby, Citron Goby, Yellow watchman Goby, Dragonface Pipefish, Yellow Banded Pipefish, Powder Blue Tang, Yellow Tang, Dot Dash Fairy Wrasse, RedFin Fairy Wrasse.

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Lot f New Frags in Stock Jan 26th 2016...

We have lots of new Beautiful frags in today including; JF Jack-o-lantern, Purple Death Palys, Hawaiian Palys, Rainbow Monti, Blue Pinwheel Zoas, JF SlowBurn, JF Pink Stylo, JF Limelight Hydno, Tequila Sunrise Cap, Molten Lava Lepto, JF Space Invader Pectina, Hypnotic Cloves, WWC Bizzaro Cyphastrea, JF Sunset Stylo, Crazy LRG Head Candy Cane, Golden Mauls Palys, JF Jingle Bells Cyphastrea, and Rainbow Hornet Zoas.

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New Fish and Clams in Stock...

We have some beautiful fish and clams in this week including, Dispar  Anthias, Royal Grammas, Black Bleeny, Ruby Red Dragonette, Striped Fanged Blenny, White Algae Blenny, Moorish Idol, Black Ice Clowns, Platinum Clowns, Orange Tail Damsels, Firefish Gobys, Green Mandrins, Scissortail Goby, Antenna Goby, Desjardins Sailfin Tang, Thompson Tang, Yellow Tang, ChristmasWrasse, Yellow Coris, Eightline Wrasse, Potters Wrasse, Derasa Clam, Maxima Clam.

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We have Fish in Including; Midas Blennys, Copperband Butterfly, True Percula Clowns. Diamond Sleeper Goby, Orange Spot Goby, Citron Goby, Clown Goby Black, Clown Goby Green, Yellow Watchman Goby, Blue Hippo Tang, Desjardini Sailfin Tangs, LG and XLG, Powder Blue Tang, LG, Yellow Tang, Dot Dash Fairy Wrasse,  Leopard Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse and 5 New Maxima Clams, some Bali Maricultured Acros, Acro Frags, and Aussi Ultra Zoas.

We also have a bunch of Inverts including Blue Leg Hermits, Turbo Snails, Bumble Bee Snails, Mexican Turbos, Med Cleaner Shrimp, Peppermint Shrimp, Emerald Crabs, Pacific Red Leg Hermits, Hawaiian Zebra Hermits, Fancy Red Scarlet Hermits, Halloween Hermits, Lg Nassarius Snails, Red Pistol Shrimp.

We are doing our 50 Blue Leg hermits for $30.00 If you need some Hermits, I can also do 15 of the Pacific Red Leg Hermits for $30.00 too.

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We hae some Beautiful fish in today including; Blue Eye Orange Anthias, Midas Blenny, Striped Fang Blenny, White Algae Blenny, True Percula Clowns, Green File Fish (eats Aiptasia), Firefish Gobies, Green Mandrins, Orange Spot Shrimp Goby, Antenna Goby, Citron Goby, Yellow Watchman Goby, Kole Tang, Yellow Tang, Indean Ocean Cleaner Wrasses, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasses, Redfin Fairy Wrasses, Sixline Wrasses and one Large Blue Maxima Clam.

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Lots of New Corals in this week 12-16-15...

We have some really beautiful corals in for the Holidays, Lots of Acros in every color!   But here's the list;  Green Wellso Brain, Torch Coral, Red Wellso, Pipe Button Polyp, Colored Zoa Polyps Blue, Multicolored, Palm Trees, Candy Cane, Giant Cup Mushroom, Spiney Cup Coral, Wellso Red Brain, Pulsing Xenia, Colt Coral, Bubble Corals, Goniopora Lobata Flower Pot Corals, Alveopora Corals, Blue Mushrooms, Yellow Polyps, Star Polyp Green, Recordea Yuma Colored,Scoly Brains, Cynarina Button Brains, PLatygyra Maze Brains, Lobo Brains, Bali Maricultured Acros, Aussi Wild Acros, Lord Acans, Dragon Soul Favia brains, Pentagona War Coral, Rotundoflora Acan, Duncans, Rhodactus SP Mushrooms, Heliofungia LT Plate corals, Acropora Frags, Alveopora Frags, Aussi Elegance Corals, Blastomussa Wellsi, Feather Dusters, Fire Shrimp, Cocoworms. Come Check it all out, we have more coral right now than at any time this year!

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New Shipment 12-11-15 and Weekend Sale

Our new shipment includes over 100 new frags including, acros, duncans, zoas, acans, favia, and chalices, and more!!!. Encrusting metallic gonis, orange tip torch, bright orange hammer, green bubble corals, blue long tentacle xenia, 8 medium bali maricultured acros (Stunning!!), feather dusters, coco worms, beautiful bright colored tube anemonies (Orange, pink and purple with metallic green centers), 6 medium bright rose bubble anemone, metallic green LT anemone, firefish gobies, yellow coris wrasse, spotted mandarins, fire blood shrimp, large skunk cleaner shrimp, small flame scallops, tiny hippo tang, yellow eye kole, Trochus snails, L tiger nassarius snails.

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We have some really nice new beautiful fish corals and inverts in for the weekend Sale,  Including; Bubble Corals, Torch Corals, Hammer Corals, Scroll Corals, Goniopora SP, Alveopora Branching Daisy, Fox Coral, Silk Coral, Coco Worms, Tube Anemones, Feather Dusters, Flame Scallops, BubbleBee Snails, Trumpet Corals, Lobo Brains, Moon Brains, Scoly Brains, Trach Brains, Acropora SP, Micromussa Frags, Duncan Frags, Dragon Soul Favia, Lord Acans, Acro Frags, Aussi Zoas, Christmas Tree Worm Rock, Anthias Orange Females, Royal Gramma, Canary Blenny, White Algae Blenny, Copperband Butterfly, Tank Raised Clowns, Green Mandrin, Bali Jawfish,  Spotted Mandrin, Citron Goby, Clown Goby, Yellow Watchman, Hogfish Coral, Pipefish Dragonface, Naso Tang Blonde, Powder Blue Tang, Yellow Tang, Eightline Wrasse, Dot Dash Fairy Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse. Naoko's Fairy Wrasse, Med Midas Blenny, Med Dejardini Sailfin Tang, Med Green Bubbletip Anemones, Pacific Red Legs, Sand Sifting Starfish, Tank Raised Darwin Clowns, Yellow Finger Gorgonias, Red Finger Gorgonias, Joes Juice, Deep Water Fromia Starfish.

We will be having our Buy Two Corals, Get  a third Free Sale, Saturday and Sunday.  Also, Hermit crabs are in stock 50 Sml Blue Legs for $30.00.

 We will be Closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

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We have some really nice fish in this week including; Blue Eye Anthias, Blue Hippo Tang, Royal Gramma, Copperband Butterflies, Blue Chromis, Mandrin Green, Yellowhead Jawfish, Powder Brown Tang, Sailfin Tang, Yellow Tang, Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Ultra Maxima Clams, Scarlet Hermits, Md Cleaner Shrimp, Harlequin Shrimp, Nassarius Snails, Sml and LRG, Blue Linkia Starfish, SandSifting Starfish, Blastomussa Wellsi.  These are super healthy Blue Chromis, Hard to find and rarely seen!

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New Fish and Inverts in Stock Nove 5th 2015...

We have a bunch of new fish and inverts in stock this week including; Orange Female Anthias, Powder Blue Tang, Hippo Tang, Yellow Tang, Spooted Mandrins, Blue Green Chromis, Sixline Wrasse, Ornate Leopard Wrasse, Pink Skunk Clown, Orange Skunk Clown, Goldflake Maroon, True Percula, Green Clown Goby, Desjardins Sailfin Tangs, Longfin Fairy Wrasse, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Yellow Feather Duster, Blue Sea Fan, Coral Banded Shrimp, Purple Body  Banded Coral Shrimp, Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Randall Pistol Shrimp, Mexican Turbo snails, Tiger Trochus Snails, Fromia Starfish, Serpent Starfish Orange. we also have some really nice new frags


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We just received a nice shipment of frags from Rich Reefer on the west coast,  Multiple aquacultured acro frags as well zoas that have been in the high end hobbiest tanks.  Some that I haven't seen before on the east coast.  Also we have the Inverts we were to get in last week including Mexican Turbo snails, Astrea Snails, Blue Leg hermits and Skunk cleaner shrimp.  Tomorrow we will be getting in a shipment of Fish as well.  Come check everything out, including some crazy Rare Aussi Acropora from Sea Dwelling Creatures. 

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Fish and Corals in today October 21st 2015

We have some great fish in this week including; Orange lyre tail Anthias, Green Mandriva LRG, Citron Gobies, Green Clown Gobies, Yellow Watchman Goby, Yellow Tang, Carpenters Flasher,wrasse, Fiji Leopard wrasse, Sixline wrasse. CORALS; Montipora Confusa, Maricultured Acros, Red Spotted mushrooms, Superman Tonga mushrooms, Rainbow zoasCome in and check them out, James Coral Connection Sarasota.
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Coral Connection has lots of new gems in this week. 10/7/2015. Fish include; Female blue eyed orange Anthias, Blue Hippo Tang, Royal Gramma, Klausewitz Blenny, Copperband Butterfly, Platinum Clowns, True Perculas, Firefighters Gobies, Green Clown Goby, Yellow Banded Pipefish, Dragon face Pipefish. Corals include; Maricultured colored acropora, ultra Acan Frags, Pastel Brain, Beautiful Blasto Wellso, two tone Candy cane corals, Green Finger leather, Ultra Mushroom frag, Jello eye Aussi Goni frag, Ultra Raptor Favia frag, Crazy one polyp eight mouth fireworks Ricordea rock, Maricultured Blue Stag, Pink Millie, duo Acropora purple/yellow, Yellow tip Acropora, Maricultured Prostrate Acropora, Yellow Acropora. Inverts include; Velvet Nudibranch, Orange Sponge, Marbled Starfish, OrangeLinkia, Red Framia, Blue leg hermits, Pacific Red Leg hermits, Med cleaner shrimp, Haiti LiveRock, Pukani Live Rock.
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Oct 1st, new corals, fish and inverts....

We have lots of new jewels in stock today including, Hawaiian Naso tang, clown tang, Naoko fairy Wrasse, blue sided fairy Wrasse, Yellow tangs, Pacific sailfin tangs, spotted Bristletooth tang, scopas tang, diamond goby, Rosy scale fairy Wrasse, Aussi Ultra Blasto frags, cultured purple acro, cultured Mille acro, Cultured Monti Cap, Samoa acro, Sp mushrooms, Yellow polyps, Goniopora, Flower pot gonis, Alveopora, Fox Corals, Daisy polyps, Scroll corals, Colored zoas, Button polyps, crazy Welso brains, Candy cane corals, Lobo brains aussi, Prism Favias, 18 Aussi wild Acro colonies, Recorded Yuma, Acropora frags, cultured Montis, Cynarina brains, Pacific Red leg hermits, Bumblebee snails, Lrg Nassarius Sand snails, lrg Mexican turbo snails. Come check everything out.
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New Fish and Corals Sept 23rd 2015...

We have some really nice fish and corals in this week, we ordered from multiple wholesalers.   Blue Hippo Tang,Chalk Basslett, Royal Gramma, Copperband Butterfly, True Percula Clowns, Yellow Head Jawfish, Yellow Watchman Gobies, Yellow Banded Pipefish, Medium Desjardin Sailfin Tangs, Yellow TAng, Sixline Wrasses, Yellow Eye Aussi FAvia Frag, Ultra Favia Frag, Speckled Blastomussa, Bi-Color Chalice, Blue Berry Gorgonian, Ultra Blue Maxima Clam, Gold Tourch, Aussi Blue Acropora, Deepwater Smooth Acropora, Rainbow Millie Acropora, Purple Ultra Acropora, Cult Ultra Purple Tenius Acropora, Cult Pink Tip Staghorn Acropora, Pacific Red Leg Hermits.

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New Corals and Fish in Friday Sept 18th...

We have a lot of new beautiful goodies in stock for the weekend;  Including Royal Grammas, Green Chromis, Mandrins, Bristletooth Tang, Golden Trevali, Tiger Wardis Glider Goby,  Golden Sleeper Goby, McCoskers Flasher Wrasse, Rosy Scale Wrasse, Green Mandrins, Black Ocellaris Clowns, Queen Angel, Cooperband Butterfly, Naokos Fairy Wrasse, Scopas Tang KOI VAR, Fire Shrimp, Bumblebee Snails, Cleaner Shrimp, Flamee Scallops, Red Fromia Starfish, Coco Worms, Trochus Snails, Goniopora, Sun Coral, Green Purple Welso Brain, Red and Green Welso Brain, Blue Paly /Zoas Aussi, Colored Aussi Zoas, Pink Aussi Palys, War favia Pentagona,Special Mushrooms, Alveopora Daisy Flower Pot, Dragon Soul Favites, Duncan Polyps, Acropora Frags, Cultured Aussi Favia Frags, Chalice Frags, Acan Frags, Maze Brain Frags, Blasto Frags, Meteror Shower Frags, Blue Green Mushrooms, Ultra Lobo Carpet Purple and Gold, Florida Ricordea, Deep Purple Acro Aussi Frag, LRG Show Acropora Table, Pacific Red Leg hermits, Sml Midas Blennies , Ruby Red Dragonettes.

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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...