CORAL New Issue “SEXY SHRIMPS” Inside Look
A preview of articles and images in the just-published issue of CORAL, The Reef & Marine Aquarium Magazine, March/April 2023.
Will This Indonesian Torch Coral Garden Withstand a Bleaching Event?
It’s a beautiful sight; a Torch Coral garden, but it’s under stress. I encountered a mild bleaching event while visiting some island offshore reefs in Tomini Bay, the equatorial gulf which separates the Minahassa (North Sulawesi) and East Peninsulas of the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia. The Togian Islands lie near its center. To the east, the Gulf opens onto the Molucca Sea. It’s one of the most diverse coral zones in the world.
Seachem Launches "JOLT" Caffeine Dosing System For Aquarists
It’s an entirely new caffeine dosing system for the aquarist. The new Seachem “JOLT” comes in a set of two, ensuring you always have a clean caffeine delivery vessel, or allowing you to share one with a friend!
Quality Marine Labs Successfully Breeds and Rears Wide-band Clownfish (Amphiprion latezonatus)
The Latezonzatus Clownfish (often shorthanded “Latz”) is known for being an expensive rarity in the aquarium trade and a challenging species to keep successfully as a wild-caught specimen. They are only rarely captive-bred, arguably being the most difficult clownfish to breed, and even more challenging to produce in quality. Aquarists who appreciate a large and unique clownfish won’t want to miss this latest release from Quality Marine Labs.
New Death Knell for Caribbean Corals
In 1983-1984, a mass mortality event decimated populations of the keystone reef herbivore, Diadema antillarum, the Longspine Sea Urchin, in the Tropical Western Atlantic and Caribbean. In 2022, a second mass mortality event swept the U.S. Virgin Islands and the many areas of the Caribbean, reducing the already sparse D. antillarum population by an additional 98 percent.
Jon Gordon says:Please sign this to support common sense rules in Florida. Ask Fish and Wildlife not to use an ill-advised whitelist of animals that can be kept. All you need to do is add your name to the following statement, "A viable option I support would be a list of prohibited species, which would be a much smaller, manageable and enforceable list than one that attempts to encompass all allowed species. " https://petadvocacy.org/advocacy-campaigns?vvsrc=%2FPetitions%2F3902%2FRespond
Bryce David says:To whom it may concern, A whitelist approach to regulating which species are legally allowed to be obtained and traded will decimate fish farms and pet stores. This is not a well thought out approach for combating invasive species release into ecosystems. Best Management Practices have already made inroads on preventing the release of foreign invader species. I suggest a review of those practices and amend them if they are deemed to be insufficient. Sincerely, Bryce David
Edward Moats says:I urge you to consider the ramifications of losing a 172 million dollar industry in your state. I completely support the black list and agree that invasive species is a big concern. However , I feel that this bill is over reaching and will have a negative impact not only On the industry , but to Florida’s economy.