Fished Out, a comedy short on the “other” dangerous side of lionfish

We know the invasive lionfish is doing significant damage to local underwater habitats in the Atlantic and Caribbean, but what about the harmful “street” danger this spiny alien invader brings? This comedy short that premiered back in 2013, shows the danger of spiking — using the poisonous spines to get high. The 18-minute film follows

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Truncatoflabellum veroni, this unseen azoox coral makes reef aquarium debut

Truncatoflabellum is a genus of Azoox corals so obscure, and rarely documented (alive), that we never had hope of seeing specimens in our aquariums. Thankfully, Cairns Marine, purveyor of so much exotic marine life from Australia has scored again by bringing this unseen coral to the surface. You wouldn’t know it by looking at a

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Reef aquarium secrets, good or bad, we need to share them

Coca-Cola has secret ingredient 7X. What goes into Chanel No. 5 is known by only a couple of people and we have all seen a movie where discovering the secret formula was the plot. And truth-be-told, most of us know or have a secret or two that we keep to ourselves. Unfortunately this is also

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Panta Nouri Sponge & Nouri Polyp specialty foods for angels & butterflies

Nouri Polyp and Nouri Sponge are two new specialty foods from Panta Rhei which are aiming to be some of the most natural diets ever produced for marine aquarium fish. As you might infer from their names, the headline ingredients of Nouri Polyp and Nouri Sponge are specifically targeted at marine butterflyfish and angelfishes. Better

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Monsoon Aquatics, spawning Euphyllia paraancora VIDEO

Monsoon Aquatics from Darwin Australia posted these amazing videos to their Facebook Page of spawning Euphyllia paraancora. The videos clearly show egg bundles accumulating in the hammer shaped tentacles before being released through the polyps central mouth. At least 30 colonies of all different color varieties started spawning on April 27th follow by a second

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Labor Test: Fauna Marin launches its mail-in water testing service

The Labor Test is Fauna Marin’s answer to the growing popularity of mail-in water tests, especially the elemental diagnostics provided by ICP pioneer, Triton Lab. In stark contrast to the Triton double-vial water testing envelope, the Fauna Marin Labor Tests come in a plastic box, containing sampling devices, several water containers and two tiers of

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HydroClear & HydroClear XP, pre-rinsed activated carbon & GFO

HydroClear and HydroClear XP is Two Little Fishies’ new pre-rinsed and pre-packaged chemical media filtration products. Both media bags help to create clear and colorless water which is beneficial for the health of the aquarium corals, fish and invertebrates, and helps to promote a lower nutrient environment for the general well-being of the entire aquarium. There

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Coral “toolkit” discovered, tells corals when to “build” skeletons

When coral release larvae, they don’t yet have that reef-building skeletal structure and at some point, they know when its time to settle down and start building. Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Monoa, Rutgers University and the University of Haifa have just identified the key components of this molecular “toolkit” that allows the coral larvae to build

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Terelabrus flavocephalus, third candy hogfish finally gets described

Terelabrus flavocephalus is the newest species of hogfish to be described and added to the growing family of the ever popular marine wrasses. This third species of candy hogfish has been known from the Indian Ocean, Maldives to be precise, for many years now and its official description ties up the few loose ends we

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First look at the huge 440 LED Dense Matrix Array for the Kessil A2000

The Kessil A2000 really took us by surprise when it was first shown off at the Regional Aquarium Workshop earlier this year. It’s not that Kessil made a bigger light which took us off guard, but that they made one so big as the Kessil A2000, and now we’ve got our first look at the heart

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