When we think "zoantharians," we think of colorful colonies of hundreds of polyps - like fields of flowers. But scientists have discovered a new, unique species of Japanese zoa that lives alone.
Quality Marine (wholesaler) provided us with a press release announcing that the first ever aquacultured Stonogoniops yasha are on the way. These little gobies are some of our favorites, so it's awesome to see them added to the growing list of commercially available aquacultured reef fish.
Scorpaenodes barrybrowni is the newest described venomous scorpionfish from very deep (95-160 meter = 310-525 feet) vertical walls at Curaçao, Caribbeans. As we've come to expect of deep-water reef fish, S.barrybrowni is extremely colorful.
Kinda creepy, very cool, and eminently useful for ichthyologists (lovely people who study fish for a living). Professor Adam Summers of the University of Washington wants to 3D scan every species of fish in our oceans. Pokemon Go, eat your heart out.
Rising Tide Conservation and the UF Tropical Aquaculture Lab announce the success of captive-bred Pacific blue tangs (Paracanthurus hepatus)! We provide their statement after the jump as well as a link to a wonderful Reef-to-Rainforest article.
Most pet fish - even those bred and raised in captivity - keep a healthy distance between themselves and their owners. But every now and then, you find fishes that love physical interaction with their owners.
University of Southern California researchers have discovered that fish have joints similar to mammals that are capable of developing arthritis — just like you or me.
Aquatic Life's Reno LED fixtures are now available in 10 different moels with spectrums for both freshwater and saltwater. Models include 7 and 9 inch clamp-mount lights as well as a 20 to 48 inch adjustable rail-mount lights starting at under $20 USD.
The BUM underwater microscope we reported about earlier this week is already producing some exciting footage that may show a phenomenon we've never seen before: polyps "kissing" each other.
SECORE is a global coral reef conservation group involved in research, education, outreach, and reef restoration. They share with us a new film summarizing their important work. Share this video so your friends can get involved with SECORE. It's an excellent cause!
To date, studying corals at the microscopic level was confined to artificial laboratory settings. The Scripps Institution of Oceanography in California has designed and built a beast of a microscope that works undersea, allowing researchers (for the first time) to study corals in the wild at nearly micrometre resolution.
By now, we've all seen or have walked through submerged tunnels at public aquariums. The Byculla Zoo in Mumbai, India, is breaking ground on their new aquarium featuring a tunnel that is clear all the way around including the floor.
A Chinese company is using crowd-source funding to develop an aquarium system that features WiFi, rotatable underwater camera, social media sharing, drum feeder, optical water level sensor, temperature sensor, and app-controlled LED lights.
Halichoeres gurrobyi is the newest described reef wrasse. Like a lot of fish from Mauritius, H.gurrobyi is as unique as it is beautiful with its brilliant yellow stripes and striking peduncle ocellus (false eyespot near its caudal tail).
We are seeing more aquascapes featuring terrestrial backdrops to create the illusion of picturesque landscape. This aquascape adds a very-well-done sandfall (AKA "underwater waterfall") to reinforce its visual trickery.