Flyer for a missing fish

Missing Fish

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Missing Fish Has this ever happened to you? You sit down for a few minutes to enjoy your reef aquarium—but instantly you get the feeling that something is wrong. You then search the aquarium, taking inventory of everything—corals—the LPS and leather corals all look normal. Then you take inventory of …

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ORA Goldflake clownfish

ORA Goldflake Clownfish

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The latest innovation to come out of ORA Farms is here–and they are calling it The Goldflake Clownfish.   What is a Goldflake Clownfish? It is the offspring of a Gold-Striped Maroon Clownfish with a unique striping pattern that was specially selected because of its own individually unique and attractive striping …

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Clownfish grow out tub: Watch as camera zooms out

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Friends, family and newcomers to the hobby are sometimes surprised at how small the clownfish juveniles really are. I always find humor in the irony of that observation, since clownfish larvae are some of the largest larvae among marine fish–but that said, this video, when the camera zooms back out, …

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Clownfish juveniles eat newly hatched brine shrimp

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Here is a short video of the juvenile clownfish, amphiprion ocellaris, feeding on newly hatched brine shrimp. I selected this clip, because it shows a wide range of development across the various juvenile clownfish. Front and center in the video is one of the larger, faster developing common clownfish–with a …

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Clownfish Juveniles

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I have to admit–I’m a superstitious guy. I was afraid to post anything about the clownfish larvae that hatched on March 23rd, but I can’t wait any longer.  The larvae hatched relatively early in the evening, and I already mentioned that the larval snagger was a success. So, you must …

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Clownfish use sense of smell to find their way back home

Clownfish Can Find Their Way Back to Their Reef Using Sense of Smell

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Clownfish can find their way back to their reef using their sense of smell After clownfish hatch from their eggs, they spend about 10-12 days floating freely in the ocean, as pelagic larvae.  After that time, they often return to the reefs close to shore, where they were born.  The …

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