A Lego reef, captive bred Copperbanded Butterflyfish and The Hawaiian Fish Ban, Band-Aid. Jeremy has all his fish and coral in tubs and just heard that the Crystal Dynamic Tank build is going well! Peter is enjoying the afterglow of RAP his new shed build and a beautifully stable system! All this and more on Episode 165 of the Reef News Network. Listener Coupon Codes: Marine Depot 10% off your order REEFNEWS Reef Kinetics – $50 off ReefBot RKLOVES Show Watch 2021 Reef-A-Palooza New York – June 26/27 California August 21/22 Chicago October 16/17 MACNA – September 3, 2021 – September 5, 2021 Aquashella- Orlando June 12/13 Chicago August 14/15 Dallas October 30/31 Powered By: Fritz Aquatics: www.fritzaquatics.com ReefBreeders: www.reefbreeders.com Sicce: www.sicce.com/en/ Media Partners: ReefHacks: https://reefhacks.com Reefs.com: https://reefs.com/ Bahama Llama Coral: https://www.youtube.com/c/BahamaLlamaCoral Reef2Reef: www.reef2reef.com News: Jeremy- Captive Bred Copperbanded Butterflyfish. The broodstock pairing attempts started in 2017 with one successful pair, then additional potential broodfish were obtained in 2018. Currently, there are four bonded pairs of copperband butterflyfish at IRREC. One pair (henceforth referred to as Pair A), consisting of the largest-sized individuals, is spawning consistently. Another pair has spawned a few infertile eggs but is not consistently spawning yet. Two other pairs may not be sexually mature yet. There is still a long way to go but the very large numbers of eggs laid (upwards of 50k) and fair fertilization rate (up to 35%) actually make these a viable option in the near future. http://bit.ly/newsJeremy164 Peter- A Lego Reef?? In a makeshift saltwater nursery located on an offshore Singapore island, a vital scientific experiment is taking place involving corals and sea invertebrates and Lego bricks. We needed to create flat and stable surfaces for the animals to rest on, explained Neo Mei Lin, a leading marine biologist and senior research fellow from the National University of Singapore’s Tropical Marine Science Institute. Detachable Lego bricks proved very useful in helping us to hold corals and giant clams in place. http://bit.ly/newsPeter164 Remy’s Bahama Llama Tip of the Week: Spring Purge Main Topic: Hawaiian Fish Ban what does it mean for us? Will this fuel a major push of captive bred options? Will we see price increases, what will be available/scarce? Will we also go over some favorites and alternative options that might float your boat. Outro: Please like our Facebook and Instagram pages as well as subscribe to the Podcast Reef News Network: www.reefnewsnetwork.com Reef News Road Trip: https://bit.ly/2LZfoKd . Instagram: ReefNewsNetwork Hashtags to follow #ReefNewsNetwork , # , #nation Listener Calls: Go to: www.reefnewsnetwork.com click the tab on the right side of the page to leave us a voicemail. Reviews/Ratings: Reviews and Ratings help us reach new heights and continue to produce quality content, let us know how we are doing.