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    Monthly Archives for March 2010

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

    ORA to Release Captive Bred Mandarins in 2010

    Building on the past success and knowledge of Julian Sprung, Wolfgang Mai and Matt Wittenrich, ORA has announced the commercial availability of the Mandarin Goby–both the Blue Splendid (Synchiropus splendidus) and Target Mandarin (Synchiropus picturatus) will be offered for sale. The once near impossible to keep fish has been successfully captive bred en masse and […]

    Amazing Marine Crabs & Shrimp in HD

    Crabs are often ignored by aquarists and/or labeled carnivores (read: snail killers); this amazing video from famua provides ample evidence why these crustaceans should not be crossed off any list. With a bit of research and good husbandry these animals can add diversity and interest to any tank If you’re looking for something more delicate, […]

    The Reef Odyssey $75 Gift Certificate Winner is…

    After a random drawing, the winner of our Reef Odyssey $75 gift certificate is…

    Let’s Really Go Green, Can We Stop the Hot Potato?

    As aquarists we are always drawn to the new gadget, and recently even more so if it’s energy efficient. I am a testament to this–just look under the lighting category and browse the hundreds of posts I’ve done on new innovative LEDs, T5s and Plasma lamps. These are all terrific advances and I urge aquarists to try and shave energy consumption where ever possible; however, this is not where the short term ‘green gains’ will be made.

    InterZoo 2010 | Skimz Monzter II Skimmer

    Singapore reef aquarium manufacturer Skimz will be introducing their new Monzter II Protein Skimmer at the highly anticipated pet trade show InterZoo this coming May. Details are slim at this point, but take note of the yet to be identified pump. Enlarged volute on a Laguna?

    Saddleback Clowns Tending Eggs in Lembeh

    Watch as a Pair of Sadleback Clownfish (Amphiprion polymnus) tend their clutch of eggs while staying nearby the protection of their host anemone (Stichodactyla haddoni).