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Reef Threads Podcast #218

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It’s podcastin’ time once again. This week we talk about our most-recent Reef Threads Plus podcast, replacing lamps and heaters, the impact of LEDs, hobby accessibility, and the Triton system and tank data. Download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter at reefthreads.—Gary and Christine

Sponsor: Rod’s FoodRod’s Food websiteBeing skepticalSkeptical Reefkeeping XII: Triton Lab ICP-OES Testing of a Certified Artificial Saltwater Standard,Rich Ross and Dr. Chris Maupin

Mocha Frostbite + RARE Clownfish – Clownfish Depot

 In this CoralFish12g video I feature Clownfish Depot’s rare clownfish. They have mocha frostbites, picasso breeding pairs, helmet head picassos, and other rare clownfish! MORE: Mocha Frostbite + RARE Clownfish- Clownfish Depot

Early Success with a Halichoeres Wrasse!


Here at the Tropical Aquaculture Lab we’re very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a field we’re truly passionate about. That passion inspires me to not only work on captive breeding of marine species here at work, but to also explore other fish by working from home. I’m pleased to announce that the first project I’ve taken on as an at-home aquaculturist resulted in the successful captive rearing of the melanurus wrasse, Halichoeres melanurus, using only cultured prey items. Although only a few fish were brought through metamorphosis, survival should be higher when larvae are raised in the controlled environment of a dedicated facility as opposed to the chaos of a MORE: Early Success with a Halichoeres Wrasse!

Fincasters Episode 58 Professional Coral Fragging

 Fincasters visits coral wholesaler and importer Carolina Aquatics to gawk at all the corals and to learn how professional Chris Klein frags his corals for re-sale. Learn more about Carolina More: Fincasters Episode 58 Professional Coral Fragging

Reef Threads Plus #2

reefthreads In our second Reef Threads Plus podcast we welcome Richard Ross and Kathy Leahy to address the difficult question: Is the hobby cruel to animals? We hope you enjoy the discussion and that it gets you to think and share with your fellow hobbyists. As always, you can download the podcast here, or subscribe to our podcasts at iTunes. Also, follow us on Twitter @reefthreads. We hope you enjoy our new series, find it thought provoking, and will share it with others.—Gary and Christine

Venomous Marine Fish: It’s Hard to Define the Effects of Their Stings

Stonefish are some of the most venomous fish in the worldPeople are naturally fascinated by venomous animals and often very curious about the effects their venom might have on people they bite or sting. Any marine aquarium hobbyist who’s kept a lionfish, rabbitfish, saltwater catfish, or other fish species equipped with venomous spines, can attest to this curiosity, as they’ve probably been asked time and again by people observing their tank to describe how painful the fish’s sting might be or whether its venom is potentially deadly. The trouble with these questions is that there isn’t always a straightforward answer to them. Besides, it’s generally not a good idea to make assumptions about how someone’s body might react to being envenomated by a given species. Let’s explore why this is true a bit further:The pain comparison How painful is a lionfish sting? Is it the same as a bee sting? Which sting hurts more: a foxface’s or a leaf scorpionfish’s? MORE

Reefs In Art: Unfathomably Gorgeous Macro Timelapse Edition

Wait. Please, please do yourself a favor and do NOT watch this on your tablet, phone or other minuscule-screened device – watch full screen and in the highest definition possible.  Italian filmmaker and documentarist, Sandro Bocci released this captivating short film, “…Meanwhile…” for his upcoming non-verbal feature titled “Porgave“. MORE

Offer: Free Coral Foods With Red Sea Coral Pro Salt

Red Sea are inviting you to take advantage of a fantastic offer to purchase their Coral Pro Salt for a special price of only £55 and get Reef Energy A&B Coral Foods FREE (mrrp £16.95).The offer is available from selected Red Sea Dealers, and only while stocks last. Click the graphic for further detail. MORE

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