By: on January 6, 2018
Three new species of zoantharians -- relatives of the better-known hard corals and sea anemones - were discovered in southern Japan. One of them, Antipathozoanthus remengesaui, was named after the current president of Palau, Tommy Remengesau, in honor of his and the nation's support to the authors and marine conservation as a whole. The species can be found widely across the Indo-Pacific. Pensoft Publishers Three new species of zoantharians were discovered by researchers from the Universit...
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By: on January 5, 2018
Corals may have unexpected allies in improving their health and resilience. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) Corals may have unexpected allies in improving their health and resilience. In a new study published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society, the scientists show how tiny hydrozoans, polyps smaller than one millimeter and commonly found in dense colonies on the surface of hard corals, may play a role in keeping corals safe and healthy. Tibor Navracsics, Commissio...
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By: on July 18, 2016
This guide is intended to help out hobbyists who are new to keeping saltwater fish or new to the aquarium hobby in general and would like to start off with a saltwater aquarium. The livestock stocking advice given is intended to be somewhat generic in nature in that it is based on basic filtration, water flow and beginning marine aquarium experience. While advanced filtration, protein skimming, live rock, water changes, sumps with live plants or algae scrubbers will greatly enhance the number ...
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By: on July 18, 2016
After selecting the perfect new Coral colony for their aquarium, the marine reef hobbyist should take the necessary steps to safely add their new marine coral to its new aquatic home. The recommended steps are clearly laid out, so that a hobbyist of any level will benefit from this blog. Notes and warnings are included for areas that require special attention or are common areas where new hobbyists typically make mistakes. The vast majority of aquarium hobbyists strive to provide the best pos...
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By: on July 14, 2016
Acropora corals are highly adaptive, opportunistic and fast growing, which has made them a very popular species in reef aquarium hobby. Acropora can be found in a variety of grow forms ranging from plates to staghorns and a variety of colors. With the popularity and variety of this coral an entire website could be dedicated to their selection and husbandry. However, this guide will introduce the various varieties of Acropora and will cover their scientific background and information related to...
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