Cinnamon Clownfish, adding spice to Animal-World

Cinnamon Clownfish, adding spice to Animal-World Cinnamon Clownfish, adding spice to Animal-World

Cinnamon Clownfish makes a spicy splash on Animal-World! The Cinnamon Clownfish looks like it’s bathed in your favorite spice. The amount of black can be a lot or a little, giving it a dusting of cinnamon color. This is one of those “bullet-proof” clownfish that does really well in any saltwater aquarium or reef tank. It’s... [Read more of this article]

Three Good Protein Skimmers for a Mini Reef

Three Good Protein Skimmers for a Mini Reef Three Good Protein Skimmers for a Mini Reef

Good hang-on skimmers for the lower to mid-range budgets! There are some decent low-to-mid priced protein skimmers, though each has its own little flaws and pluses. Yet there is an aquarist for each one. Some aquarists are simply more willing to mess around with their skimmers, so as Stuart Smalley would say, “and… that’s okay!” Dating... [Read more of this article]

Brilliant New Soft Coral Species Discovered, Psammogorgia hookeri

February 17, 2014 by  
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Brilliant New Soft Coral Species Discovered, Psammogorgia hookeri Brilliant New Soft Coral Species Discovered, Psammogorgia hookeri

Photo Courtesy Yuri Hooker Peru Underwater A beautiful bright red coral species, described as Psammogorgia hookeri, has been found in the Peruvian region of the Eastern Pacific! It was the brilliant reddish color of this soft coral that first caught the attention of Yuri Hooker in 2002, and he collect the first specimens at that time. Hooker came across... [Read more of this article]

The Coral Triangle, an Awesome Visage to be Spotlighted by Animal Planet

The Coral Triangle, an Awesome Visage to be Spotlighted by Animal Planet The Coral Triangle, an Awesome Visage to be Spotlighted by Animal Planet

The Coral Triangle seen in the Philippines If you’ve ever had the opportunity to scuba dive, the area known as the “coral triangle” is a part of our world that offers a panorama of beauty to sate every artist’s palette. Animal Planet, a unit of Discovery Communications, plans to share a bird’s eye view of the incredible... [Read more of this article]

Making Babies! Once a Year Coral Spawn Event

October 5, 2013 by  
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Making Babies! Once a Year Coral Spawn Event Making Babies! Once a Year Coral Spawn Event

Tenting a Staghorn Coral Acropora cervicornisAll Photos included here courtesy Richard Ross California Academy of Sciences The Octo Mom pales in comparison to the Florida Keys Coral Spawn An event that happens just once a year yet results in hundreds of thousands of babies. Imagine have just one such happening to produce all the offspring you could... [Read more of this article]

The California Hydrocoral

June 23, 2012 by  
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The California Hydrocoral The California Hydrocoral

California HydrocoralStylaster californicus“I’m related to the beautiful Fire Coral, but without its fiercesome sting!” The California Hydrocoral has many brilliant color variations, including a beautiful yellow! The California Hydrocoral Stylaster californicus grows in many different formations. They can have tangled and dense networks... [Read more of this article]

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