Advanced Aquarist welcomes Francesco Ricciardi, a biologist and underwater photographer. Francesco shares his photography and presents an overview of tropical butterflyfish.
Many scientists dream of making a single discovery that provides fundamental insight into nature, may be used to help save human lives, and can assist in the preservation of an endangered species. In new research reported in the journal Cell, a Japanese team is on the verge of accomplishing this nearly impossible feat.
Rutgers scientists have described for the first time the biological process of how corals create their skeletons – destined to become limestones – which form massive and ecologically vital coral reefs in the world’s oceans.
Aquafront was commissioned last April to design integrated aquariums for luxury kitchen designer Poggenpohl. One of the results of this partnership is this modern kitchen reefkeepers dream of.
The new PLS-50 is a diminutive protein skimmer featuring CAD Lights patented Pipeless design (helping the PLS-50 maintain its svelte 3.25" footprint). While nano in size, it's technically not a "nano" skimmer since it is rated by the manufacturer for aquariums up to 50 gallons. We share details after the jump.
CAD Lights has announced the second generation of their patented pipeless protein skimmer technology. The new generation of skimmers feature conic bodies and a brand new (and extremely cool) geared water level adjustment system with built-in locking mechanism.
Beginning June 30, all limits are off for lionfish fishing. Florida Fish and Wildlife will allow fishermen spearfishing or net fishing lionfish to take as much as they want -- without any sort of fishing license.
According to Gizmag, the Water Discus Hotel will now be built in the Maldives, not Dubai as was originally planned. We revisit our previous report about this futuristic underwater hotel.
Sydney marine researchers are one step further in solving the mystery of how tropical fishes, in response to rising sea temperatures and the impact of climate change, are shifting, and potentially surviving within cold temperate waters.
Continuing in the same vein as my previous LED lighting tests, this article presents data on light intensity and spread along with spectral plots for several new LED fixtures.
A new species of tiny blenniiform fish has been discovered in the biodiversity rich waters of the southern Caribbean.
It's all smoke and mirrors (well, technically screen and projector), but the effect is simply amazing. With a 6000 lumen projector, super wide angle lens, and a massive screen, Dan Goods and David Delgado were able to transform their friend's patio view into a surreal underwater wonderland. I am soooo going to do this someday.
The invasive lionfish have just gotten a new predator: underwater remotely operated vehicles!
Fish with parasites attached to their heads have a stronger preference for left or right when facing a T-intersection, giving them an edge when it comes to escaping predators, research from The Australian National University (ANU) has revealed.
Redfish's 20th issue is available now for (free) download. Their newest issue is dedicated to "classic" aquarium fish which most aquarists have kept. With all the species available to hobbyist today, sometimes it's good to remember where we started.