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Month: May 2017

Death of Dr. Herbert Richard Axelrod

Dr. Axelrod
Sadly, Dr. Herbert Axelrod has passed away. If you have ever had a fish in your tank with the word "axelrodi" as part of its name it's because it was named after this fellow. As a scientist and discoverer he has been an ever-present part of our hobby and his influence will be felt for generations to come. My atlas is one of my prized books. I highly recommend the body of work he has left...
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Got aggressive hermit crabs? Give them better homes — Advanced Aquarist | Aquarist Magazine and Blog

Scarlet Reef Hermit
This is an interesting study that certainly mirrors my own observations in the tank. I've keep hermit crabs since I was a small child, including land hermits. The behavior is the same for them. Hermit crabs are a fascinating part of the reef ecosystem that frequently go unnoticed by hobbyists due to their reputation as coral eaters. Certainly there are some hermit species that will munch on corals...
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