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by mikejrice at 8:25 AM
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Distribution: Australia, Indonesia
Coloration: May be solid or banded in many different colors and combinations of colors
Care level: Medium
Lighting requirements: Moderate
Flow: Low to moderate

SG: 1.023-1.026.
Calcium: 400-500.
Alk: 8-12.
Magnesium: 1350-1500.
Temperature: 76-82
Growth: Very slow

Cynarina is a solitary, sand dwelling, large polyp stony coral. It forms a radial skeleton with sharp septal ridges protruding from the top surface like spokes. Surrounding a large central mouth and oral disc, fleshy colorful bubbles will extend past the skeleton during daylight hours in order to maximize photosynthetic area.

I've kept many cynarinas over the years, and have found that their care requirements are typical of most fleshy sand dwelling LPS in that their main requirement is stability. You can easily keep them at all ends of common reef chemistry spectra as long as...
by MarineDepot at 9:33 AM
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by eshopps at 11:45 AM
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by iBluewater at 4:18 PM
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Wrought Iron Butterflyfish


Chaetodon daedalma, commonly know as the Wrought Iron Butterflyfish is endemic to Japan, where they have been found in the south eastern and southern parts of the main island of Japan by the Sagami Bay area, the Izu Islands, out south east to the Ogasawara (Bonin) Islands, and further south to the Ryukyu Islands. They can be found at moderate depths of water of about 60 feet.

They are peaceful and can be kept as singles, in pairs, or in groups of 3 to 5. We have observed playful behavior to be common in single specimen conditions as well as in group conditions....
by iBluewater at 10:56 PM
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Amphiprion Thiellei



The Thiellei anemonefish is an increasingly hard to find specimen. This condition mirrors that of its "cousin" the Amphiprion leucokranos, otherwise known as the White bonnet clownfish (please see pictures below). The situation has changed a little with the Leucokranos. A small batch of captive bred Leucokranos was successfully brought to market, partially easing the pressure of scarcity.

We recently acquired a very unique looking Thiellei variant from a remote...
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