This is a beautiful high-resolution video by the Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa of some of the strange and wonderful organisms that can be found in a drop of aquarium water. Keep this in mind the next time you accidentally get some tank water in your mouth! :-)
The Ruby Red Dragonet is arguably the most attractive dragonet species. It made it's way into the aquarium scene in 2013, and now it has been captive-bred by ORA Farm! ORA shares some photos and breeding insight about this super cool, rare, lil' bottom-dweller.
Researchers from the University of Delaware have engineered the first microelectrode that can be inserted inside corals to directly measure internal pH and carbonate ion concentrations.
We have no information about this this reef tank, so you'll just have to enjoy the video. The corals are unbelievably colorful and the gravity-defying aquascape is truly spectacular.
A snorkeler carefully cuts free a porcupine pufferfish ensnared in netting, all while the puffer's friend hovers close for the entire ordeal. Once free, the two fish swim away side by side. As aquarists know, fish can form some pretty powerful bonds.
Channa pardalis is a newly described, gorgeous snakehead. It was discovered in northeastern India and is known by aquarists as "Channa sp. Meghalaya leopard." Now it's got a formal name.
As much as you can learn from reading books, magazines, blogs, and forums, nothing comes close to hands-on experience. Bruce York's journey with reefkeeping was a fraught with pitfalls and detours, but it's culminated in this beautiful 150 gallon reef.
A new trend has emerged among reefkeepers to inject their aquariums with copious amounts of fine "micro scrubbing bubbles" for eight to ten hours per day to improve coral health. Most of the claims have questionable scientific basis, but at least one new study supports the contention that bubbles can remove excess CO2 from seawater.
Arothron multilineatus is a newest pufferfish species. It is described from four specimens collected off Japan's southern reef. However, based on photographic evidence, it appears this new species is very wide ranging in the Indo-Pacific and also the Red Sea!
'The Dragon Behind the Glass: A True Story of Power, Obsession, and the World's Most Coveted Fish' is a new book by Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship journalist, Emily Voigt. With equal parts science and journalistic storytelling, she chronicles the lore of highly prized Asian arowanas.
A common goldfish is born without its lower jawbone, making it difficult for the fish to open his mouth (kind of important to breath and eat). Instead of euthanasia, his owner and vet decide to fix a prosthetic "brace" to improve the quality of life for this finned friend.
Our Editor in Chief, Terry Siegel, is reinvesting in reefkeeping in a big way! After years of trying to make do with a 90-gallon reef, he realized it wasn't enough to satisfy his reefkeeping passion ... so he has restarted his famous 10-foot long reef tank.
A fascinating study has discovered that the SPS coral Stylophora pistillata releases hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) when it feeds on zooplankton. Furthermore, both feeding and H2O2 emission completely stop in the absence of calcium.
Father time moves with purpose! This week marks the official start of Spring. Our partner, AquaA3, shared with us this clever aquascaping depiction of the four seasons.
Pistol shrimps (AKA snapping shrimps) are the loudest critter in the sea. But if you raise CO2 levels high enough, they can fall silent. This actually has very dire consequences for coral reefs because many animals use the sound of pistol shrimps to make their life decisions.