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.
Cleaner wrasse perform a cleaning service for coral reef fish -- namely eating parasites off their customer's skin. However, what the females of some species actually want is to lure in clients and 'cheat' them by biting off some tasty mucus before escaping.
On June 9-11, 2017, 'Corydoras World Cory-Vention' will take place in the UK. As far as we know, this will be the world's first convention dedicated to these adorable little bottom dwellers.
Eviota erdmanni is the newest described member of the goby family. The tiny 12mm (0.5 inch) reef fish is unmistakable with its unique - and exceptional - pigmentation.
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.