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We have New Fish and Crabs in stock 9/10/2015

We have Dispar Anthias, Bangaii Cardinals, Royal Gramma, Bimaculatus Blenny, TR Picasso Clowns, LRG Green Madrins, Citron Goby, Black Clown Goby, Yellow Banded Pipefish,  Yellow Tang, Fiji Leopard Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse.  Also We haveFiji Brnching Live Rock, Lettuce Rock, Emerald Crabs, Blue Leg Hermits.  We will be doing the 50 Crabs and !0 snails for $30.00 While Supplies Last.

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New Fish and Frags in Stock August 20th ...

New fish this week include; Orange African Anthias, Red Scotter Blenny, Cooperband Butterfly, Moorish Idol, Dragon Goby LG, Green Mandrin XL, Spotted Mandrin Lg, Arc Eye Hawk, Falco Hawk, Longnose Hawk, Pipefish Banded, Pipe Blue Stripe, Blue Hippo, Clown Tang, Powder Blue Tang, Sailfin Tang, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, RedFin Fairy Wrasse, Green Chalice, Ultra Superman Tonga Mushrooms, Red Favia Frag, Lemon Lime Goni Frag, Goblin Chalice Frag, Blasto Frag, RB Chalice Frag, RB Lord Acan Frag, Aussi RV Chalice Frag, Honeycomb Brain Sml, 5" Ultra Maxima Clams.

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New Fish and Corals/Sponges Aug12th 2015...

We have some new fish and corals in stock including; Royal Gramma, White Algae Blenny, Red Bali Damsel, Diamond Goby, Bali Tiger Jawfish, Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby, Green Clown Goby, Yellow Watchman Goby, Spanish Hogfish,  Banded Pipefish, Yellow Dottyback, XL Pacific Nassarius snails, Orange Beehive Sponge, Orange Fan Sponge, Red Tree Sponge, Pacific Blue Sponge, Blue Linckia Starfish, Red and Purple Moonstone Favia,  Green and Red Moonstone Favia, Maricultured Acroporas, Ultra Superman Tonga Mushrooms, Orange Palys.

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August 5th fish shippment...

We have some really nice new fish in today including; Anthias Dispar, Hippo Tang, Chalk Bass, Royal Gramma, Sailfin Blenny, Scissortail Goby, Spotted mandarin, Twin Spot Goby, Pipefish Blue Sided, Blue Eye Tang, Powder Blue Tang, Tennenti Tang, Yellow Tangs, Christmas Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse.  A&M pink Palys and Purple Palys as well a couple choice Acros.

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We have some really nice fish in stock today including; Orange African Anthias, Ruby Red Dragonette, Green mandarin, Yellowhead Jawfish, Randalls Goby, Spotted mandarin, Green Clown Goby, Yellow Watchman, Naso Tang Hawaiian, Powder Blue Tang, Yellow Tang, Niger Trigger, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Leopard Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse.  and last but not least a beautiful blue and pink Welso brain.

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New Corals in stock July 9th 2015...

We have some great new frags as well as large pieces in stock including; Aus Blastos,Ultra Acan Echinata, Aus Purple Goni, Candy Goni, Ultra Chalice, Super Orange Zoas, Ausi Grinch Monti, Aussi Purple Eye Cup frags, Super Lobo, Red Trach, Orange Eye Zoas, Orange Fuzzy Lobo, Aussi Gold Torch, Aussi Merletti, Multi Colored Wellso Brain, Blue Spot Red Discomma Mushrooms, Blue Favia, Orange Purple Palys,  BPE Palys.

Come in and Check them out,

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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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Royal Gramma Lg, Ruby Red Scooter Blenny,  TR Platinum Percula Clowns, Diamond Sleeper Goby, Spotted Mandrin LG, Antenna Goby, Citron Goby, Clown Goby Green, Yellow Watchman Goby, Pipefish Blue Strip, Yellow Dotty, Orange Spot Rabbitfish, Blue Eye Tang, Blue Hippo Tang MD,  Powder Blue Tang, Sailfin Tang, Tennenti Tang, Yellow Tang, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Mystery Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse, Kryptonite Brain Aqua Cultured, Grape Acro, Green Eye Lepto, Christmas Moonstone, Chalice Frags, Mari Cultured Acros, Saturn Eye Zoas, Pink Palys, Black Abysis, Red Dress Zoos, Orange Rim Palys.

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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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New Fish this week include....

Swallow Tail Lamark Angel, Blue Eye Orange Anthias (African), Chalk Basslet, Black Blenny, Black Ocellaris Clowns, XL Mandrin, Spotted Mandrin LG, Yellow Watchman, Yellow Dottyback, Tennenti Tang, Yellow Tang, Dot -Dash Fairy Wrasse, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse and Six line Wrasses.  New Corals Include... Rainbow Torch, Orange Thin Tip Torch. 

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New Corals, Inverts, Specialty Foods...

We have some Crazy Beautiful Aussi Corals in as well as Inverts to help clean your tank, not to mention we have Reef Chili in stock.   Corals include; Crazy Skittles Wellso Brain, Bazooka Goni Frag, Super Rhodi Mushroom, Aussi Ultra Goni Frag, Powder Pink Goni Frag, Speckled Chalice Frag, Red Prism Favia, Gold Eye Acan, Show Size Neon Table Acropora Aussi, Ultra Shortcake, Pistol Shrimp, Lrg Blue Linkia Starfish, 1,000 Blue Leg Hermits, 200 Turbo Snails, 15 LRG Mexican Turbo Snails, 50 Peppermint Shrimp, LRG Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Sml Maxima Clam.   We are having our Crab Sale!   50 Blue Leg Hermits for $30.00.

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New Corals and Fish May 13th 2015...

We have a bunch of new Coral and Fish in today including;   Maricultured SP Montipora, Maricultured Sp Acropora, Spiney Cup Pectina, Echinopora Chalice Coral, Rainbow Wellso Brains, Open Brain, Red Encrusting Goniopora, Wellso Radiata, Rose Bubbletip, Scroll Coral, Dendronepthya Carnation, Lordhowensis Acan, Blue iscosoma Mushrooms, Bubble Coral,   Green Encrusting Flower Pot, Daisy polyps, Rowleyensis Australomussa, Lobophyllia SP, Aussi Elegance Coral, Coral Banded Shrimp, Cocoworm, Skunk Cleaner Shrimp, Emerald Crabs, Nassarius Snails, Bumblebee Snails, Torch Coral, Aussi Special Rainbow Torch Maricultured, Trochus Snails, Florida Recordea, Colt Coral, Aleveopora, Acan Echinata,  Blue Acropora Maricultured, Blue tip Yellow Orange Skin Acropora Maricultured.

Fish Include; Atlantic Pygmy Angel, Dispar Anthias, Male Lyretail Anthias, Chalk Basslet, Royal Gramma, Red Scooter Blenny, Tailspot Blenny, Copperband Butterfly, Green mandarin, Yellowhead Jawfish, Orange Spot Shrimp Goby, Randalls Shrimp Goby, Spotted  Mandrin, Antenna Goby, Citron Goby, Clown Goby, Yasha Goby, Coral Hogfish, Red Dragon Pipefish, Yellow Dottyback, Blue Hippo Tang LG, Orange Shoulder Tang Adt Md., Blue sided Fairy Wrasse, Flasher Wrasse, Lubbocks fairy Wrasse, Fiji Leopard Wrasse, Sixline Wrasses, Maxima Clam, Feather Duster Red & White, Red Candy Pistol Shrimp, Linckia Starfish Blue.

We have a customer who is selling a Cardiff 28 gallon tank with a Kessil light with the gooseneck and the 90 degree adaptor.  Asking $400.00 for everything.

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Inverts in today, May 8th...

We have a bunch of new inverts in today including; 500 Blue Leg hermits, 10 Fancy Red Scarlet Hermits, 20 Tonga Nassarius Snails, 50 Peppermint Shrimp, 10 Green Emerald Crabs, 1 Yellow Finger Gorgonia,  6 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Harlequin Shrimp, 1 Red Finger Gorgonia, 1 African Orange Frilly Sponge, 10 Sand Stars, 1 Red Pistol Shrimp, 1 C.B. Shrimp pair,  Branching Alveopora Coral.  We are doing our 50 blue leg hermits for $30.00 deal this week.

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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 Corals and Fish in April 30th...

We have some Nice corals and fish in including; Royal Gramma, Bi-Color Blenny, Black Blenny, Black Ocellaris Clowns, Aurora Goby, Firefish Goby, Green mandarin, Orange Spotted Goby, Spotted Mandrin, Yellow Watchman Goby, Royal Dottyback, Yellow  Dottyback, Niger Trigger,  Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Lubbocks Fairy Wrasse, Scissortail Goby, Sixline Wrasses, Mata Tang, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Percula Platinum Clowns.   Corals include; Blue Green Sympodium, Blue Mushrooms, Recordea Yuma mushrooms, Green goniopora, Daisy Poylp, Bubble Coral, Colt Coral, Duncan Polyps, Fox Coral, Elegance Coral Aussi, Wellso Red Brain, Scolymia Brain, Red Aussi Goniopora, Lord Acans, Green and Yellow SP Rhodactis, Yuma Recordea, Lobophyllia Sp, Favia Brain, Florida Recordea, Dendronephthya Carnation Coral, Feather Duster, Tube Anemone, Trochus Snails.  We also have 1,000 Med Blue Legs in 50 crabs for $30.00 while supplies last.

Come Check them all out,  James Coral Connection Sarasota

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New Fish and Coral in today 4,21,2015...

We have some really nice new Corals and Fish in today. Including, Coral Beauty, Ruby Red Dragonette, Scooter Blenny, Tribal Blenny, Copper and Butterfly, Ocellaris Clowns, Citron Goby, Fire fish goby, Tiger Goby, Dragon pipefish, Strawberry Pseudochromis, Powder Blue Tang, Leopard Wrasse, Whip fin fairy Wrasse, Yellow Coris Wrasse, Cult Ultra Favia, Gold Torch, Aussi Ultra Rhodi, Cult Pink Lobo, Bleeding Bowerbanki, Limonade Chalice, and 24 ultra frag package. We also have one Harlequin shrimp.James Coral Connection Sarasota
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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...