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Reef Aquarium Tridacna Clams – maxima, crocea, squamosa, and gigas

Reef Aquarium Tridacna Clams – maxima, crocea, squamosa, and gigas Overview of Reef Aquarium Tridacna Clams – maxima, crocea, squamosa, and gigas Giant clams of the Genus Tridacna are a popular mollusk in reef aquariums. Check out http://www.tidalgardens.com ... From: tidalgardens Views: 0 0 ratingsTime: 06:41 More in Pets & Animals
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Reef Threads Podcast #210


A fun photo from the Captive Aquatic Ecosystems website

This week our guest is Ben Johnson, owner of Captive Aquatic Ecosystems in Houston. Ben fills the show with stories about how he got into this hobby and started his aquarium setup/maintenance business. We hope you enjoy this look into another aspect of the hobby. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

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When Should Squabbling Marine Fish Be Separated?

Fish that share similarities are more likely to fight when confined to a smaller spaceI recently introduced a Kole tang to my tank, and it keeps getting in fights with the resident yellow tang. So far, neither one has been seriously hurt, but I’m worried about where this is heading. Do I need to separate these two, or will they eventually chill out and coexist peacefully?” Over the years, I’ve often been asked questions like this or read similar ones in print media and online forums. When a compatibility issue arises between fish—as is especially common when a new specimen is introduced to an established community—the combatants may eventually sort things out and establish a wary truce or there may be no alternative to removing one or the other. Here are some conditions that, in my opinion, necessitate separating the warring factions: There’s no room for escape Remember, confined spaces tend to magnify aggression. If the tank is too small to allow the subordinate specimen to flee the aggressor’s immediate vicinity or the aquascaping doesn’t provide an adequate number of retreats and hidey holes, the two won’t be able to stay out of each other’s way and will likely continue fighting. The aggression goes beyond bluster If the aggressive behavior greatly exceeds mere displaying and posturing or passive-aggressiveness (“What?
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Pod of Sperm Whales Found Beached

A mystery is unfolding on the shores of Ardrossan, Australia where a pod of seven Sperm Whales was found beached this Monday. Something of a rare occurrence, the beaching of whales rarely has any explanation and this case is no different. Dr. Deborah Kelly, an animal welfare managing the case stated “I haven’t seen a marine event like this in South Australia since the mass stranding of 58 dolphins at Nepean Bay in the 1990s.” The Department of Environment is considering options for removal of the carcasses adding “It’s a very big logistical task.” Read more and check out the video hereSeven dead whales Pod of Sperm Whales Found BeachedMore:

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Reef Threads Podcast #209


Mr. Clean Magic Erasers lead off our annual list of stocking-stuffer ideas.

It’s time for another podcast and we happen to have one. This week we announce our Where Do You Listen contest winner, offer some stocking stuffers, and play our version of 20 questions. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine
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Aquatic Experience 2014: The Interviews – Full Coverage Part 2

Aquatic Experience in Chicago was great! There were many awesome show tanks from vendors and in this video I highlight them and some other booths from the show. Enjoy! Brought to you by coralfish12g.
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Aquatic Experience 2014: The Interviews – Full Coverage Part 1

Aquatic Experience in Chicago was a blast this year, 2014! There were lots of exhibitors and many made either this or the second video, but these are all the interviews I did at the show. Doug Poindexter- World Pet Association Julian Sprung- Two Little Fishies Kessil Real Reef Solutions COLLAR Doctor Eco Systems Proaquatix PRODIBIO Blue Life I also talk a little about the Aquatic Experience banquet. This is full coverage elf the event by coralfish12g
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Reef Threads Podcast #208


A b&w view of Trikentrion flabelliforme.

We’re back! This week we talk about Snorkel Bob’s Hawaii efforts and more beginner tips. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine
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