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    Monthly Archives for January 2010

    It was a very good month. Dig in. Every entry is a classic.

    Japan’s Blue Harbor Reopens this Weekend

    For our Japanese readers, or those planning to make a trip in the near future, Koji Wada’s well known shop Blue Harbor will be reopening this weekend after intense renovation. Congrats to Koji on the remodel and the new shark tank! Taken from the second level, here you can see some of the recently re-stocked […]

    CASCO Group Acquired by North American Pet Products

    Just this week, Cerritos, California based CASCO Group Inc. was been acquired by North American Pet Products. N.A. Pet only acuired the North American Division of CASCO, who has operations and distribution through North America and Europe. Casco is better known by industry insiders, rather than hobbyists, for their store fixtures and retail displays. They […]

    Quality Marine Gets in Crosshatch Trigger Hybrid

    Quality Marine recently received this suspected hybrid of Xanthichthys mento x Xanthichthys lineopunctatus from Christmas Island. While the hybridization of these two species has been discussed in the past, this is the first time we have heard of recent collection, let alone seen photos. Similar looking trigger hybrids have entered the trade in the last […]

    Deadly Fish Virus Spreads Through Great Lakes

    Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus (VHSV) is a fatal disease that causes anemia and hemorrhaging in freshwater fish species. This deadly virus was first discovered in the Northeast in 2005, but a recent report validates the rapid spread of VHSV as it has now been found in Lake Superior–thought to be the last of the Great […]

    LiveAquaria to Release Aquacultured Peacock Feather Acropora latistella in February

    Following up from their Real Deal Echinata, our friends at LiveAquaria will be releasing a new Dr. Foster and Smith aquacultured coral next month called the Peacock Feather Acropora. The broodstock of the Peacock Acro (Acropora latistella) was originally acquired from an Australian colony that was grown out and propagated. I got a glimpse of […]

    Grow Chaeto in Your Nano with the JBJ Nano Glo LED Kit

    Nutrient export in small tanks can be a significant hurdle to overcome. There are very few effective nano skimmer on the market, leaving water changes, chemical media, and if you can fit it in–macro algae–to maintain water quality in your pint sized reef. JBJ’s nifty Nano Glo makes incorporating a refugium into nano reefs relatively […]