Nanipora kamurai, a skeleton-building Octocoral that could already be in your tank

Nanipora kamurai is a new species of Octocoral which may be small and nondescript, but it falls in a very special place on the soft coral tree of life. We are all taught that soft corals are by definition soft, and we know of two classic examples which break this rule, blue ridge coral and pipe organ

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The MicMol Aqua Air LED channels some very fancy industrial design

The MicMol Aqua Air LED is a new solid state aquarium light that truly goes above and beyond to harness the look and feel of a certain featherweight laptop. MicMol clearly takes a lot of inspiration from that fruit-named computer company with their first MicMol Aqua Mini LED looking more or less like an oversized

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Reefdoser Evo 4 from Aqua Medic with remote control

The Reefdoser Evo 4 is a new ridiculously cheap and somewhat different new dosing pump system from Aqua Medic. The Reefdoser Evo 4 is a 4-channel doser with a wired remote which will make programming and using the thing so much easier than many others on the market. When we first saw the Reefdoser Evo

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Review of the Indo-Pacific genus Pseudocoris, with a description of two new species

The genus Pseudocoris has received a full taxonomic review by Benjamin C. Victor, Allan D. Connel and John E. Randall. The paper includes a description of two new species from the Indian Ocean, Pseudocoris hemichrysos & P. occidentalis, both of which are the corresponding sisters to their Pacific Ocean counterparts. This brings the total number of scientifically

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Reef Building soft coral has the thickest stony “branches”

Soft corals are called “soft corals” because they are kind of like corals, and they are primarily soft. We know that there are always exceptions to every rule in the animal kingdom, and the most notable of these in the Octocorallia soft corals are Heliopora Blue Ridge coral, and the classic Tubipora Pipe Organ. But what would you say if we

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Fairy Wrasses: The exquisitus complex

Cirrhilabrus exquisitus is an unusually widespread and variable species which appears to form a lineage alongside the scottorum and cyanopleura groups, with all three sharing characteristically mid-length pelvic fins. Unlike any other species of Cirrhilabrus, the Exquisite Fairy Wrasse has a range which extends from Africa to Japan and the French Polynesia, with readily discernible Read More

Marine Biosystems offers unique 3D printed “spin” on biopellet reactors

The Marine Biosystems F5 media reactors are combining 3D printing and ingenuity to deliver a unique spin on the biopellet reactor. Like most innovations in biopellet reactors, the goal is to improve the churning of the media to deliver even flow, minimize clumping and most importantly, improve the efficiency of the product. The Marine Biosystems

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Abyzz America brings high end DC pump to the U.S.

Abyzz America is a new venture that aims to bring the high end Abyss DC pumps to more people this side of the Atlantic Ocean. The Austrian made Abyzz pumps have been gaining popularity in Europe as a high end water pumping engine with incredibly detailed control of how these pumps operate. Venotec has made great

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Psammocora eldredgei sets new record for mesophotic photosynthesis

Psammocora eldredgei is a new species of stony coral that is remarkable not for its size or appearance, but for how deep this Scleratinian was collected from. Most new species of stony corals are really rare, very odd, or come from very unusual habitats. Psammocora eldredgei falls into that latter category, having been collected only

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Coryphopterus curasub newly described from mesophotic curacao

Coryphopterus curasub is the newest species of deepwater reef fish described from the depths of Curacao. The new Coryphopterus goby species is yet another new discovery made by the deep-diving Curasub which now gets its full name included in the binomial designation of the new discovery. The new goby species was collected at a the fully mesophotic depths of 230

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