Tubastraea Sun Coral Care Tips

This video is all about sun corals from the genus Tubastraea. Sun corals get their name from their bright yellow coloration and sun-like appearance of each polyp. Despite their bright sunny name, these corals are non-photosynthetic which means they do not get any energy from the light unlike most corals in the hobby. Their popularity is rooted both in their beautiful appearance as well as the challenge to keep them alive and thriving. Feeding and nutrition is so important for these corals that it frames the discussion of just about every aspect of their care requirements as you will see. Let’s get right into it! #tidalgardens #coral #reeftank Video: Camera Gear List on Amazon Canon C200 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS macro Canon EF MP-E 65mm f/2.8 macro Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8 Free Fly Movi Pro Stabilizer Kessler Crane Motorized Slider Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all intellectual property rights to this content.

Recently discovered shark species squirts glowing clouds from pockets

A pocket-sized pocket shark found in the Gulf of Mexico has turned out to be a new species. And the mysterious pouches that it’s named for, up near its front fins? Scientists say they squirt little glowing clouds into the ocean. Researchers from around the Gulf and in New York have named the species the American pocket shark, or Mollisquama (mah-lihs-KWAH-muh) mississippiensis (MISS-ih-sip-ee-EHN-sis). It’s only the third out of more than 500 known shark species that may squirt luminous liquid, said R. Dean Grubbs, a Florida State University scientist who was not involved in the research. He said the other two are the previously known pocket shark and the taillight shark , which has a similar gland near its tail

Sea & Reef is Back in the News with two New Designer Clownfish

In case you haven’t noticed, Sea & Reef has dozens of designer clownfish options and they have just added two new variations. The new clownfish are called Mocha Vinci Extreme Clownfish and the Midnight Lightning Ocellaris. MochaVinci Extreme Clownfish Sea & Reef created the MochaVinci Extreme Clownfish by breeding their Jet Black Ocellaris Clownfish (Darwin) with our DaVinci Extreme Ocellaris Clownfish. The MochaVinci Extreme has inherited the classic swirly white pattern of the DaVinci Clownfish, but the red coloration has been replaced by a more golden and black coloration similar to that of Black Ice Clownfish and Maine Mocha Clownfish. The white swirly patterns fall into the same variations as their DaVinci Ocellaris Clownfish with three different grades – Grade B, Grade A and Grade Extreme. MochaVinci

Focus on Fish – Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish

A Butterflyfish in a reef tank? Surely you jest. You see them all the time in videos and photos of natural reefs but fish in this family are typically housed in fish only with live rock (FOWLR) tanks due to their propensity to nip at corals. However, there are a few exceptions, including the Yellow Pyramid Butterflyfish. This fish feeds on zooplankton and is usually found feeding high in the water column above coral heads in its natural ecosystem, making it a “reef safe” edition to a tank housing SPS and LPS corals. Cool Pattern The pyramid of white on its body meshes beautifully with its yellow fins and black/brown head to give it a unique look. I have been a fan of these fish for
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