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We have some new animals in stock this week including;XL Midas Blenny, Ruby Red Scooter Blenny, Randalls Goby, Clown Goy, Red Hawaiian Christmas Wrasse, Emerald Crabs, Red Legged Hermits, Peppermint Shrimp, Red pistal Shrimp, XL Pacific Nassarius Snails, Ranbow Monti Frag, Orange Ricordea, Rainbow Acro, Green Mushrooms, Benjamin Zoas, Pink Passion Palys, Nuclear Green Palys.

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New Corals, Fish and Inverts 10-7-16...

We have some beautiful new high end corals in from Aussi, Super Symphylia Brain, Lava Lamp Mushrooms, Super Red Rainbow Welso, Cultured Acropora, Yellow Eye Goni. (sweet and sour), Blasto Welso super Red and Green, Superman Goni, Red and blue Austalomussa, Pink and Pinker Sympylia Brain, Blasto Green and Red, Purple Green Hammer, Ultra Channel Brain.   Fish include; Anthias, Royal Gramma, Midas Blenny, Red Scooter Blenny, Vanderbilts Chromis, Spotted Shrimp Goby, Randalls Goby, Green Clown Goby, Yellow Bellied Blue Hippo, Yellow Tang Md, Yellow Tang sm, Hawaiian Christmas Wrasse, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse,  Blue Spot Leopard Wrasse, Ornate Leopard Wrasse, Blue Leg hermits, Cleaner Shrimp, Pistol Shrimp, Bumblebee Snail, Fromia Starfish, Sand Sifting Starfish, White Trocus Snails, Turbo Snails, Emerald Crabs, Margarita Snails, Green Chromis, Fire Shrimp.

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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 Fish, Corals, Inverts and LRS Reef Frenzy...

We have some really nice Corals and Fish in this week as well as Inverts to clean and LRS Reef Frenzy and Fish Eggs in stock.   Fish Include; Purple Firefish, Firefish, Green Mandrins, Yellow Banded Pipefish, Longfin Fairy Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Leopard Wrasse, Tiger Pistol Shrimp, Cleaner Shrimp, Orange Tree Sponge, Red Tree Sponge, Bumblbee Snails, Mex Zebra Snails, Red Banded Trochus, zBlue Hippo Tangs, Purple Tang, Mexican Red Leg hermits, Blue Leg Hermits, Tiger  Stripe Nassaurus Snails.  Corals Include; Candy Cane Kryptonite, Purple Lava Lamp Mushrooms, Aussi Acropora, Tourch Combo Coral, Red Whip Gorgonian, Red Bowerbanki, Pink millipora, Purple Bonzai Acro,  Electric Green Torch, Orange Frogspawn, Electric Green Frogspawn, Rainbow Channel Brain, Moonstone Brain, Kryton Green Mushrooms.

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New Fish and Corals in Stock Sept 8th 2016...

We have a huge shippment of Fish in this week and a nice box of hand picked Corals.  Fish include; Orange Anthias, Tank Raised Bangaii Cardinals, Lg Royal Gramma, XL Midas Blenny, Ruby Red Dragonette, sm Copperband Butterfly, Vanderbilts Chromis, Green mandrins, Lg Randalls Goby, Spotted Mandrins, Citron Gobys, Clown Goby Green, Yellow Watchman Gobies, DragonPipefish, Yellow Banded Pipefish, Yellow Bellied Blue Hippo tangs, Tiny Desjardins Sailfin Tang, Purple Tang, Yellow TAng, Red Hawaiian Christmas Wrasse, Green Coris Wrasse, Yellow Coris Wrasse, Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Longfin Fairy Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Yellow Flanked Fairy Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse. Corals include;  Blue Eye Goni Frag, @ head Hammer Frag, Blasto Merletti Frag, Blood Sucker Paly Frag, Flaming Lips Cyphastrea Frags, Orange Super Mushrooms, Rhodi Mushrooms, Neon Green Modern Brain, Super Rainbow Welso, Yuma Mushrooms, Super Red and Blue Mushrooms Rhodi, Yellow Green Welso,  Gold Banded Coral Shrimp.

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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 16th 2016...

We have some really nice frags, Med and Large Acros in stock,  Sunset Lepto, Merlina coral, Yellow plays, Orange palys, Green Goni, Strawberry fields Cap, Grape purple Acro Frag, Pink Eye Rainbow Moonstone Frag, Atlantic Pygmy Angel, Green mandrins, Spotted Mandrins, Blue Hippo Tangs, Blond Naso Tang, Powder Blue Tang, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Walindi Fairy Wrasse, Fiji Leopard Wrasse, Splendid Female Wrasse.

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We have a nice selection of new fish and corals in stock at Coral Connection Sarasota.  Including; Md Copperband Butterfly, Hawaiian Moorish Idol, Blk Ocellaris Clown, Firefish Goby, Blue Spot Jawfish, Md Desjardin Sailfin Tangs, Sm Yellow Tangs, Sixliine Wrasse, Harlequin Shrimp, Tiger Trochus Snails, RedTree Sponge, Star Urchins,  Peach Acro, Green Acro, Turquoise Acro, Check Bounce Mushroom, Ultra Tonga Mushroom Rock, Pimple Mushroom Rock, Red Palys, Orange Palys, Gold Dust Zoas.

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New Fish and Corals at Coral Connection...

We have some great fish, Corals and Inverts in at Coral Connection. Including pygmy angels, Bangai Cardinals, Royal Gramma, Flametail Blenny, Pajama Cardinals, Spotted Mandrin, Blue Hippo tang, Longines fairy Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Fiji Leopard Wrasse, Six line Wrasse, Gold and Purple Gorgonia, Harliquin Shrimp, Tiger Trochus snails, Red Tree Sponge, Tricolor Acros, Blue Acros, Purple Acro, Pink Acro.
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We have a bunch of new fish, Inverts and Coral Frags in today Thursday 5-19-2016.  Including; Orange Anthias, Royal Gramma, Copperband Butterfly, Green Chromis, Black Clown Goby, Green Clown Goby, Dragonface Pipefish, Sml Rabbitfish, Sm Sailfin Tang, Md Yellow Tang, Fiji Leopard Wrasse, Six line Wrasse, Re Tile Starfish, Red Linkia Starfish, Emerald Crabs, Med Blue Leg Hermits, Pacific Red Leg Hermits, Sand Sifting Starfish, Tonga Nassarius Snails, Coral Banded Shrimp.

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We have new fish and corals in stock including; Red Scooter Blenny, Green Chromis, Adorned Fairy Wrasse, Redfin Fairy Wrasse, Chalk Bass, Matta Tang, Flame Angel, Firefish Goby, Green Mandrin, Northern Dragonet, Spotted Mandrin, Antenna Goby, Citron Goby, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Potters Wrasse, Sixline Wrasse, Double Star, Umbrella Mushroom,  Fiji Acros, Maricultured Purple Goni, Maricultured Red Goni, Flame Mushrooms, Purple Acro, Tri- Color Acro, Green Acro, Flor. Green Kenya Tree, Lemnalia, Tonga Mushroom (Possible Bounce).  We also have fragged up a bunch of the acros and zoas in the 300 gallon.

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We have a new shipment of fish, corals and Inverts in including; Atlantic Pygmy Angel, Royal Gramma, Midas Blenny, Red Scooter Blenny, Copperband Butterfly, Tr Black Ocellaris Clowns, XL green Mandrin, Spotted Mandrin, Yellow Watchman Goby, Powder Blue Tang, Dot-Dash Flasher Wrasse, Lubbock Fairy Wrasse, Fiji Leopard Wrasse, Orange Flame Gorgonia, Red Frilly Gorgonia, Banded Coral Shrimp, Red Tree Sponge, Blue Linckia Starfish, Orange Palys, Maricultured Acropora Bali, Aussi Acropora Lrg Colonies, Goniopora Ball, Encrusting Goniopora, Spotted Mushrooms, Special Bullseye Mushrooms, Yuma Bounce mushrooms, Open Brain Corals, Colored Zoas, Fiji Colored Zoas and Palys, Tri- Color Bubbletip Anemones, Sp Daisy Polyps, Zedra Trochus, Banded Tiger Trochus, Florida Recordea, Coco Worms, LT Plate, Bubble Corals,  Branching and Wall, Laminillia Corals.

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We have some great fish in this week including;  Pygmy Angel, Dispar Anthias, Royal Gramma, Midas Blenny, Algae Blenny, Pajama Cardinal, Blue Green Chromis, Red Bali Damsel, Lg Green Manrin, Randalls Goby with pistol, Spotted mandarin LG, Yellow Watchman Goby, Sm Blue Hippo Tang, Naso Tang Blond, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Harequin Shrimp, Lrg Blue Maxima Clam, Purple Monti Cap, Orange Hammer Coral, Rainbow Palys, Pink Palys, Purple Death Palys, Dragon Eye Zoas.

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New fish, starfish etc 3-22-2016...

We have some Beautiful fish in this week including; Orange Anthias, Royal Gramma, Midas Blenny, Green Mandrin, Randalls Goby, Green Clown Goby, Yellow Watchman, Desjardins Sailfin Tang, Powder Brown Tang, Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Solar Fairy Wrasse, Ornate Leopard Wrasse, Six line Wrasse, Scarlet Hermits, Blueberry Sea Fan, Orange Finger Gorgonia, Red Finger Gorgonia, Yellow Cucumber, Peppermint Shrimp, XL Nassarius Snails, Tiger Trochus Snails, Blue Linkin Starfish, Pink and Orange Fromia Starfish, Red Channel Brain, Yellow and Purple Lamnalia, Blue Leg hermits, Pacific Red leg Hermits, XXL Cleaner Shrimp.
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New Fish March 8th 2016...

We have some new fish in this week including Flame Angel LG, Orchid Dottyback, Royal Gramma, Flame Tail Blenny, Blue Chromis, Green Clown Goby, Yellow Watchman Goby,Dragon Face Pipefish, Lavendar Tang, Orange Shoulder Tang, Yellow TAng, Blue Sided Fairy Wrasse, Dot Dash Flasher Wrasse, Lubbock Fairy Wrasse, RedFin Fairy Wrasse, Giant Rhodactus, Pimple Musrooms, Tonga Mushrooms, Ultra Zoas.

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New Fish and Clams in for March 2nd...

We have a new shipment of fish and Clams in ready to sell March 2nd. Includes; Atlantic Pigmy Angel, Midas Blenny, Copperband Butterfly, Lg Ocellaris Clowns, Randalls Goby LG, Lg Spotted Mandrin Goby, Lg Green Mandrin Goby, Black Coral Goby, Citron Goby, Purple Tang, Blood Shrimp, Blue Linckia Starfish, Black Ice Ocellaris, Dragonface Pipefish, Maxima Clams.

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Crazy new Corals in Stock at Coral Connection...

We have some really nice new corals in stock for the weekend including, Florida Ricordea Mushrooms, Aussi Elegance Corals, Yellow andOrange Tubastrea SunCoral, Aussi Favia Frags, Aussi Acro Frags, Yellow with Blue polyped Monti Frags, Gold with Black Spot Mushrooms, Aussi Eflo Acro, Crazy Paly Frags and Zoa Frags, Bounce Mushrooms Colored Carnations. Come Check them out

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New Fish in this week 2-23-2016...

New Fish this week include, Pygmy Angel, Blue Eye Orange Anthias, TR Bangaii Cardinals, Lg Royal Gramma, Midas Blenny, Md CopperbandButterfly, TR cellaris Clowns, Mandrin Goby, Yellow Watchman Goby, Dragonface Pipefish, Sm Blonde Naso Tang, Md Powder Blue Tang, Md Yellow Tang, Dot Dash Fairy Wrasse, and Some New Maxima Clams as well some really cool frags in stock.

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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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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

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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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Contact #CoralConnectionSarasota to order smart aquarium devices.

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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#Coral #Micromussa

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

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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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