MASNA has published three must-read educational articles for reefkeepers. Two articles explain the hidden dangers of zoonotic dieseases and palytoxin - and how you can safeguard against them - within reef aquariums. The third article describes the terrible impact of releasing aquarium species into local waters.
Advanced Aquarist author Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with us his incredible 4K time-lapse video revealing the mesmerizing behavior of coral polyps, tube worms, tunicates, crinoids, starfish, urchins, flatworms and anemones.
Few reef fish are as vibrant as fairy wrasses. The color palette just got more colorful by one species with the formal description of Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, the monsoon fairy wrasse.
The flapjack octopus has competition for most adorable deep-sea cephalopod. This cuttlefish is Rossia pacifica, AKA the googly-eyed stubby squid. Life way down there is really weird and wonderful.
A new study finds that the urine of big reef fish plays a major role in providing the nutrient-poor reefs with the available phosphorus that it needs. Past studies have shown reefs with fish grow more than twice as quickly.
In a newly published video, Eli describes the design, installation, and life support system for his massive 37,000 liter reef system. Yes; it is as impressive as it sounds.
Labeotropheus chlorosiglos and L.simoneae are the two newest described cichlid species from Lake Malaŵi, Africa, and they are real stunners.
The Radion G4 is the next evolution of Ecotech's revolutionary LED light. The G4 features more LEDs, more power, more control channels, and a new HEI optics. The new features contribute to Ecotech's most powerful and advanced lighting system yet.
Anti-aquarium activists Robert Wintner (AKA Snorkel Bob) is teaming up with filmmakers Paula Fouce and Michael Flores to produce a full-length, self-described "entertaining exposé" to attack the marine aquarium hobby.
Advanced Aquarist readers surely know what coral bleaching is, but few of us have ever seen the process in action. A new study records how the LPS long-tentacle plate coral, Heliofungia actiniformis, actively (and rapidly) sheds zooxanthellae.
Studies about the effects of warming waters and acidification on fish have focused on their direct physiological impact. But a new study links the food chain to show that climate change can malnourish fish by stunting the zooplankton (e.g. copepods) they feed on.
We shared this beauty in 2014, and the reef is only getting more amazing with age. Viking's 2000 liter (~525 US gallon), 300x80x80cm (120x32x32") aquarium is simply jaw-dropping, and we have four minutes of 4K video to prove it.
Fallicambarus schusteri is the newest described crayfish from the Americas. The new burrowing species was discovered, surprisingly, along seasonally-flooded roadside ditches.
Here are two hours of ultimate relaxation featuring the left half of one of the world's best public aquaria reef exhibits. Set it to full-screen HD and let your week's stresses melt away.
This is Metapontonia scorpio, a weird, new species of symbiotic coral shrimp from Taiwan. The tiny pill-shaped shrimp features an unique tail that can turn upwards like a scorpion's tail.