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ORA Fish, Clams and Corals in today...

We have a nice shipment of OCEANS REEF and AQUARIUMS animals come in today.  Included; Platinum Percula Clowns, Blood Orange Clowns, LARGE Red Sea two banded clowns, Hybrid Cleaner Gobies, Derasa Clams, Squamosa Clams, Marshall Islands Purple Mushrooms, Micronesian Light Green Sinularia, Micronesian Pink & Green Acropora, Marshall Island Fuzzy Yellow Acro, Hawkins Blue Echinata Acro, Shortcake Acro, Verde Acro, Elkhorn Monti, Easter Egg Chalice, Red Goniopora, Marshall Island Purple and Green Acro.  Alo, more of the Coral Smoothie Oyster Delight.

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New Corals, Fish, Live Rock in Today...

We have some Really Nice Corals in today including; Maricultured Acros, Christmas Tree Worm Rock, Purple Goniopora, Blue Mushrooms, Ultra Mushrooms, Red Mushrooms, Watermelon Mushrooms, Aussi Ultra Lord Acans, Fish Include Tank Raised Fancy Whites/DaVinci, Snowflake Birdshot, Snow Onyx,  Wild Fish Include; Mystery Wrasse, Orange Anthias, Bi-Color Blennies, Longnose Hawk, Cleaner Shrimp, African Divided Wrasse, Green Clown Goby, Rainford Goby, Psychodelic Mandrin, Fancy Scarlet Hermits, Halloween Hermits, Hawwaii Ornate Wrasse, Peppermint Shrimp, Sand Sifting Star, Choc Chip Star, New Colored Live Rock.

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Fish, Crabs, Sails and Live Rock are Here.

We have a shipment arrive today, includes; Yellow Watchman Gobies, Blue Mandrin Goby, Psychodelic Mandriin, Mystery Wrasse, African Female Orange Anthias, Black Blenny, Green Chromis, Blue Leg Crabs, Red Leg Crabs, Turbo Snails, Cleaner Shrimp, Midas Blenny, Desjardini Red Sea Sailfin Tang med., 3 Boxes Hatian Live Rock  157lbs total.


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New Corals and Fish at Coral Connection...

We have a lot of new corals and fish in stock.  Including Acropora Maricultured, Acropora Aussi Wild Collected, Lobophyllia, Trachyphyllia Radiata Wellso (red), Red Purple Scoly, Red/Orange Yellow Scoly,  Acanthastrea Australian Lordhowensis  (Multiple Colors),Orange?Gold Aussi Wall Hammer, Crazy Beautiful Echinopora Chalice Coral, iridescent Blue Green Vase Sponge, Blue Sponge, Dasiy Flower Pot, Gren Yellow LT Plate, Orange Silk Coral, Red Pople Eater Palys, White Dendron Carnation Corals, Trochus Snails, Recordea Yuma, Quaddricolor Bubble Tip Anemones, Dasiy polys, Choc Chip Stars, LRG Vlamingi Tang, Choc Tang, Pearl Scale Butterfly, Big eye Squirel Fish, Bangaii Cardinals, Yellow Coris Wrasse, Polka Dot fairy Wrasse, Fire Fish, Spotted  Mandrin, Melenaurs Wrasse, Blond Nao LRG, Sohal Tang LRG, White Face butterfly, Asfur Angel, Ornate Butrfl, Clown Tang Med/Lrg, Lavartus Buttefly, Solar Fairy Wrasse.

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New Aquacultured corals in today...

We have some really nice aquacultured corals in today including Jason Fox Setting Sun Monti Cap, Lynx Eye Cap, Nuclear Green palys, Kornbread Miami Heats Zoas, Sunny D's, Northern Lights Monti, Jedi Mind Trick, Punkin Patch Chalice, 3G's Mummy Eye Chalice, Sand Dollar Monti, Bloody Marry Cap, Nebula Zoas, Pink Rino Zoas, Froot Loop Zoas, Nightmares, Honey Blue Zoas.

We also have Tisbe Pods in stock as well Phycopure Algae. 

Thursday after 2pm we will have bags of crabs available till end of day.


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New Shipment just arrived, Fish and Corals...

We have a new shipment, including Solar Fairy, Whipfin Fairy, Blue Eye Kole, Coral Beauty, Naso Tang, Yellow Clown Gobies, Heraldi Angel, Line Spot, Purple Firefish, Melenurus, Pencil Wrasse, Blue FAiry, Lubucks, Clown Trigger, Heniochus, Green Wrasse, Brown Heniochus, Super Rare Gold and Blue Hammers  very Limited!,  Aussi Lobo, More,  Acans Aussi Cultured, Dragon Soul Favia Cultured, Quadricolor Bubble Tip Anemone, Wall Hammer, Choc Chip Starfish.

We also Have coming in this afternoon African Female Orange Anthias, Male Anthia, Mystery Wrasse, Yellow Tang, Mandrin Goby, Blur Green Chromis, Cleaner Shrimp, Midas Blenny, Blood Shrimp, Yellow Watchamn Goby, Sml Sailfin Tang, Peppermint Shrimp, and Pacific Red Leg Hermits and Blue Leg Hermits in 100 lot Bags.  Hermits available today till close at 1/2 price in the bag.

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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...