Reef Beef Episode 18 – Nickel Bag of Beef

Reef Beef - Episode 18 - Nickel Bag of Beef In this episode we talk about whether reefkeeping is entertainment, and keeping octopus. Thank you to our sponsor: Terra Reef 30% off your first order of coral and/or other invertebrates! Get notified of new episodes by receiving an email from Reef Beef! Buy Reef Beef a Beer! Become a Member: Links: Aquarium Ethics: Time Stamps 00:00:00 Intro 00:00:31 How you doing? 00:03:42 Follow up 00:10:08 Octopus Keeping 00:19:38 SPONSOR: 00:23:23 More Octopus 00:32:34 Support ReefBeef 00:35:43 Responsible Octopus Keeping? 00:57:38 Who do we educate? 01:06:05 Wrap up 01:09:49 BEEFY Bloopers

Introducing Fritz FixIck

Fritz FixIck is a brand new product that promises to treat fish with external parasites such as Ich, Chilodonella, Trichodina and Tetrahymena in an all new way. The all new product replaces Fritz Quick Cure, which was deemed hazardous in the U.S. Jacob, from Fritz Aquatics, tells us that the company has been perfecting the formula for the last 3 years and as of July 2020, it is now available at authorized Fritz Aquatics dealers. As one of the most common diseases most aquarists will encounter, finding an Ick treatment that is simple, safe, and highly effective can be difficult. Fritz FixIck does not contain formaldehyde, a common active ingredient in many ick treatments. Formaldehyde will cause damage to gills and internal organs, which can result in additional

Aquacultured Juvenile Koran Angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus)

It’s nice to start off the new year with yet another aquacultured marine fish species:  juvenile Koran Angel (Pomacanthus semicirculatus). Read the official press release from Quality Marine. Quality Marine is excited to start the New Year by offering yet another new aquacultured species: juvenile Koran Angel (Pomacanthus semicirculatus). We are an ardent supporter of aquaculture and are continually searching for new producers both in the US and around the world. We believe aquaculture to be a key component in continuing to uphold our sustainable industry standard. Back in 2011, the University of Florida’s Tropical Aquaculture Lab in collaboration with Rising Tide Conservation were the first in the world to successfully produce captive bred specimens of Pomacanthus semicirculatus and now this momentous achievement has been recreated in Indonesia

The impacts of releasing marine ornamental species

Published August 17, 2016 Introduction The introduction of species into areas outside of their native habitat is a concern for all ecosystems, both terrestrial and aquatic. These non-native introductions occur through a variety of pathways including intentional introductions, accidental releases, and natural events such as hurricanes. The majority of species released into new, non-native areas either are not able to establish within the introduced range, or are able to establish but do not cause significant damage. However, a small percentage of these introductions become established and cause severe environmental and economic damage; these are referred to as invasive species. In the marine environment, accidental release through the ballast water exchange of oceangoing vessels has traditionally been cited as the most likely pathway for marine species