Beautiful? Cheating? This mountainous aquascape (reminds us of a Chinese landscape painting) uses a dramatic landscape backdrop to enhance its visual impact, although we're not entirely convinced this lovely aquascape benefits from it. What do you think?
The ViViDSpectra VS-3X14-W LED light boasts 27 LEDs delivering 105 watts of power with built-in one-button WiFi setup. ViViDSpectra provided Advanced Aquarist with the following product press release.
Kiwi, a thalassoma wrasse, developed blinding cataracts in one of his eyes, which was surgically removed. Other fish would bully Kiwi because of his disability, so his loving owner and a crafty veterinarian decided to do something about it: give Kiwi a prosthetic eye in hopes of improving his quality of life.
I think it's safe to say most of us agree that the pet fish department at WalMarts are subpar if not downright atrocious. A new petition seeks to end WalMart's practice of selling live fish, and it has almost reached its goal of 160,000 signatures.
A new troubling NOAA-led study has found that corals around popular tourist locations are not producing sperm or eggs. This finding obviously does not bode well for the recovery of reefs already heavily stressed and imperiled by climate change.
We've seen a lot of messed-up aquarium concepts over the years, but this is mind-bogglingly terrible. How anyone thinks this is a good idea is beyond us. *sigh*
Aquatic Life announced a very compact and economical ($129.99 USD) 4-state reverse osmosis and deionization system. Now you have no excuse not to purify your water for your aquatic friends.
We have another newly described iddy biddy goby. Eviota melanosphena is only known from the shallow reefs of the Great Barrier Reef between Lizard Island and Endeavour Reef.
Reef-A-Palooza (RAP) is billed as North America's most-attended reefkeeping event. RAP New York occurs on June 25 and 26. RAP organizers supplied Advanced Aquarist with information about next weekend's event (press release after the jump).
Japanese artist Haruka Misawa has taken the polar opposite approach to aquascaping as the late, great Takashi Amano. Instead of natural elements, Misawa's art exhibit, Waterscape, uses glass and 3D printed plastics to compose the final imagery.
The AI Prime HD is the next evolution of the popular Prime LED light with 10% more power using the "HD" LED puck found in the latest AI Hydra lights.
ORA has been busy commercially breeding reef fish in recent years, but it's been a while since ORA introduced a new Acropora to their product line. Laura's Purple Polyp Acropora is available starting this week.
Most of us know that many reef fish like clownfish, anthias, and wrasses are hermaphrodites, able to change sex throughout their life. But did you know the chalk bass can change genders at least 20 times each day? And they're faithfully monogamous too.
Exploration of the mesophotic Caribbean reefs have discovered many new goby species previously unknown to science. Varicus lacerta, dubbed "Godzilla Goby" by the scientists who described it, is the latest (and most unique) species yet.
We know this is a bold statement, but just take a look at these images by Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich; we're certain you will agree this gentleman possesses unparalleled talent.