Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Personal tools
Log in
Sections
You are here: Home

Advanced Aquarist

By admin - Posted
BLOG

A new Japanese freshwater goby

By on

Rhinogobius mizunoi is a new species of goby from the mountain torrents of freshwater streams in Japan (western Hokkaido southward to southern Kyushu) and Cheju Island, Korea.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   


BLOG

The Pacific leaping blenny is a weird, gifted reef fish

By on

Like mudskippers, coral reefs also have other amphibious fish that spend part of their lives out of the water. Leaping blennies of the South Pacific emerge out of the sea to hop around the rocky shores.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Strongest underwater glue ever inspired by bivalves

By on

Move over Cyanoacrylate? Inspired by the natural adhesive proteins that bivalves such as clams and mussels use to anchor themselves to rocks, scientists have developed a new "super"glue called Poly(catechol-styrene) that may be the strongest underwater adhesive ever.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Sparkly! A new species of triplefin blenny

By on

Helcogramma atauroensis is a new species of triplefin blenny from the Indian Ocean that packs a lot of colors - almost like a galaxy of stars - into its tiny frame.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   


BLOG

Two new species of deep-water Grammatonotus fishes from Pohnpei

By on

Surveys of deep reefs (a few hundred meters down) are discovering exciting and gorgeous fish species previously unseen by man. Two striking Grammatonotus (AKA Groppos) species have just been described.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

The evolution of one of the world's best reef tanks

By on

Viking V's massive 2000 liter (528 gallon), 300X80X80cm (120x30x30") reef tank is truly one of the world's great aquariums. This video shows the progression of this reef - from a pile of rocks in 2011 to a masterpiece in 2017.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Understanding how corals respond to stresses

By on

Corals don't have obvious vital signs (like a heart beat) that we can take readings of to gauge a specimen's health, but new research into their stress response may give us the first metric to get a coral's "physical" snapshot.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Be careful with zinc levels in your reef

By on

A new study partly authored by Dr. Tim Wijgerde has concluded that while zinc is an essential element to coral health (for key enzymes), elevated levels of zinc (levels found in some synthetic salt) can cause corals harm.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Orphek introduces new Atlantik V4 with novel spectrum

By on

Look at the spectral plot. See anything novel? Orphek's new Atlantik V4 features new "dual-chip" LEDs including ones that produce infrared (above 800nm) light.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

One of the sexiest fairy wrasses ever

By on

This Cirrhilabrus lanceolatus was‎ posted in the Singapore Reef Club Facebook page by Junkai Ong. It is one of (if not) the finest fairy wrasses we have ever laid our eyes on. And it's for sale!

Read More…    |    Comments    |   


BLOG

Breakthrough in live coral imaging

By Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen on Mar 08, 2017 at 09:00 AM

Interdisciplinarity scientists have used a well-known biomedical imaging technique called optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain fascinating insights to the structural organization and dynamics of reef-building corals.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Rare damselfish hybrid found on GBR

By on

Scientists have documented a very rare hybrid between Dascyllus aruanus (the three-stripe/convict damsel) and D. reticulatus on the Great Barrier Reef.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

Fantasy aquascape by Narcis

By on

Narcis' aquascape reminds me of Fangorn Forest from in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth with its dark lighting, hard shadows, primal and unkempt plants, and of course the big old tree stump.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

An incredible Jewel "Seahorse" Aquarium*

By on

Aquariums during the art deco era of the early 1900s were truly sculptural works of art. Jewel Aquarium Company created arguably the most iconic aquarium of the era and quite possibly of all time: the Crane (AKA Seahorse) aquarium.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

BLOG

I ❤ Paludarium

By on

I've always loved paludariums (half aquarium, half terrarium) since I was a kid. There's just something about the interaction between land and water that captivates me. Here is a spectacularly detailed view of a lush waterfall within a paludarium. The primal vegetation surrounding a soothing cascade is simply enchanting.

Read More…    |    Comments    |   

Document Actions
Support Our Sponsors

Support Our Sponsors

Support Our Sponsors
Latest Comments
Powered by Disqus
Recommendations