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Breeding the Blue Reef Chromis

Sometimes news comes along that really excites me. The news of someone successfully breeding a fish that is rare in the hobby is always on that list. This particular fish is actually one of my favorites. It's the Blue Reef Chromis and it's a stunner. I've owned them before but not often. I found the fish easy to care for and it swam with my other chromis in the shoal. As you may know the green ...
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Pacific Blue Tang Success!

First there was the success with the Yellow Tang, an incredible feat, now the Pacific Blue Tang by a different group of conservationists. These kind of breakthroughs will keep the hobby going for years to come. Rising Tide Conservation and the team at the University of Florida Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory are extremely proud to introduce the first ever captive-bred
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Nine new goby species

I'm a big fan of goby so a discovery like this excites me enough to share it with you all. The interesting thing is, I may never see these in the hobby, or I may already have seen them. Sometimes unidentified species get caught and sold. Since some of these look very much like known species it's possible we've seen them before. Thanks to advances in submersible technology, recent exploration of m...
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A new pufferfish, Arothron multilineatus (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae), from the Indo-West Pacific – Springer

Puffers are my favorite fish, hands down. They are like dogs to me in that they get attached to specific people, play, and within the limits of their aquatic environment and morphology, can be trained. So whenever news of puffers comes long I like to read about it. Take a moment to read this scientific paper on the new species Arothron multilineatus. Though I doubt any of us will ever have one ...
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The Kole Tang

Tangs are one of the most popular aquarium fish and several hundred thousand are sold annually. The problem is, most aquarists who buy a tang, shouldn't. There is a constant debate in the hobby over just what size of tank is required to keep a tang, for most tangs the answer is (half-joking here) larger than the one you have. A yellow tang for example needs at the very least a 6' long aquarium and...
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