Multiple studies have concluded what fishkeepers have known for ages: fish have very distinct personalities. Some are skittish while others are bold. Some are friendly while some are simply born SOBs. A new study further reinforces this conclusion while also outlining simple, low-cost methods for breeders to measure fish personality.
A new study has found strong evidence that the iconic partnership between corals and zooxanthallae is really old ... like when-the-first-dinosaurs-walked-Pangea old.
A University of Texas study found that Porites astreoides from more dynamic inshore reefs are much better able to adapt to stresses and changes at the genetic level compared to Porites from more stable offshore reefs.
Most of the puffed-up pufferfish photos and videos we've seen are of the spiky porcupine variety. Here's footage of a dogface pufferfish at its most extreme.
Recently, a lot of negative press has been written about the aquarium trade. Shannon Switzer Swanson has embarked on a global "adventure" to present a balanced view of the aquarium trade - both its impact on coral reef conservation and its people.
If you're a SPS keeper, you know the smell. Most people find the smell unpleasant though reefkeepers may have learned to tolerate or even enjoy the odor (we are lovely weirdos!). So what is that odor?
Papiliolebias habluetzeli is a new vibrant annual killifish. It is found in seasonal streams about 6 km east of the city of Trinidad, Bolivia (South America).
Danio htamanthinus is a new species of tropical fish from Southeast Asia. It represents the 25th valid species of this popular genus of small, schooling, hardy fish.
An animal welfare organization received one of the strangest reports of animal cruelty this month. A pet shop in Rajarajeswari Nagar, India, was selling goldfish with pierced snout rings!
Dr. Tim Wijgerde shares with us the next installment of his brilliant time-lapse videos featuring reef life as you've never seen them before. As we've said before, sped-up photography is the best way to fully appreciate the magic of slow-moving reef organisms.
Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis is now split into two additional allopatric species: Cirrhilabrus africanus and Cirrhilabrus rubeus.
There's an odd topic trending within the last 24 hours at Reddit.com, the self-described "front page of the internet." People are going crazy over video of fishkeepers petting and "gravel showering" their friendly fish.
One of the most sought-after plecos, previously known as the the cactus pleco, scarlet pleco, or simply as L025 now has a formal identification. This Brazilian beauty is Pseudacanthicus pirarara.
Who loves yellow Acropora staghorn coral? These banana-coloured corals sometimes appear in the aquarium trade, often with hefty price tags. Thanks to biologists from the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, we now know that yellow Acropora's are actually highly stressed corals.
A hybrid species of all-female fish in the north Pacific Ocean (Japan) may have survived for an uncharacteristically long period of time by switching mating species.