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Clownfish Eggs Development and Clownfish Breeding Journal

Do you have clownfish breeding in your tank? Did your clownfish lay eggs? Raising baby clownfish from clownfish eggs that were laid in my reef aquarium is one of coolest things I have ever experienced in this hobby. If your clownfish pair laid eggs in your tank, congratulations–I’m so glad you will also share in this experience. Of all the …

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Helper Gobies

You may have heard of Neon Gobies, Clown Gobies and Cleaner Gobies, but have you heard of Helper Gobies? According to a study published in the Journal Science, when a species of coral, Acropora nasuta is threatened by an invading species of toxic seaweed, A. nausuta sounds the alarm by releasing a chemical signal. Within minutes of sounding the alarm, …

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Is Global Warming Shrinking Your Fish?

Is Global Warming Shrinking Your Fish? That’s what some scientists think. In a paper published online for the journal Nature, scientists used a statistical model and computer simulation to conclude that global warming could actually cause fish to shrink in size over the next 30 years. The paper states that as the temperature of the ocean rises, the amount of …

So long and thanks for all the fish

The final issue of Aquarium Fish International shipped to subscribers.  You can find my previous post about Aquarium Fish International here, where I first announced that the magazine would no longer be published. The magazine, which catered to both freshwater and saltwater aquarists, ran for 24 years before shutting down. Had the magazine not sent a letter notifying me that …

Aquarium Magazine Shuts Down After Twenty-four Years

October 2012 will be the final issue of Aquarium Fish International.  In a form letter to subscribers, a marketing manager refered to increasing printing and postal costs as the reason the publication has been stopped. Luckily, the increasing costs of printing and postage that afflicted Aquarium Fish International do not appear to be affecting dogs to the same degree–because the letter (a black …

Alloblennius frondiculus

Alloblennius frondiculus A new species of blenny was recently discovered in the Indian Ocean. The fish, Alloblennius frondiculus, whose species name in Latin translates to “small leaf,” is named so because of a beautiful mark, called a cirrus, located behind its eyes.  A. frondiculus is the fifth species to be classified in the genus Alloblennius. The diminutive fish, 2.3 cm in …