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The diversity of reef life is mind-blowing

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 09, 2015 09:00 AM
When you walk into good fish store looking for the next addition to your reef tank, you may be overwhelmed with the selection of livestock. But we really only see a fraction of the plants and animals that populate the world's reef. Ned and Anna DeLoach of show us how incredibly beautiful and weird reef life can be.
The diversity of reef life is mind-blowing

Two male sand divers puff up for each other.

Visit our friends at for more incredible photos and videos from Dumaguete, Philippines.


Saddle up!  An emperor shrimp (gorgeous crustacean) rides a Nembrotha nudibranch.



What you're seeing is actually amphipods. A bustling colony of tube-building amphipods, to be more precise.  Weird!  This reminds of of a scene from Aliens. Anna plans to post videos of these bizarre creatures soon.  We can't wait!



This is an aptly named skeleton shrimp

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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