We've seen many outstanding new species of tropical fish described in 2015. This year closes out strong with three new beautiful reef damselfish of the 'Chrysiptera oxycephala complex' from the Indo-Pacific.
This is a photograph of the rare short nosed sea snake discovered on Ningaloo reef, Western Australia. Image: Grant Griffin, W.A. Dept. Parks and Wildlife
It's always a cause for celebration whenever an once-thought extinct animal is found still alive ... even the slithering, highly-venomous kind. Now comes the important responsibility of making sure they stay alive.
Due to its painstaking process, few artists work with layered resin to create life-like three-dimensional art. Fewer still are regarded as masters of this unique media - a media that is naturally suited for aquatic subjects. Keng Lye is a master.
Scientists have finished decoding the genome of Scleropages formosus. There's a reason why Asian arowanas look so prehistoric. It turns out they're the most primitive of the modern (ray-finned) fishes sequenced thus far.
Hyphessobrycon delimai n. sp. and H.krenakore are the two newest species of tropical tetras described from the Tapajós and Xingu River basins in Brazil.
Orphek has been revamping their LED line with their new dual diode LEDs. The Atlantik Pendant V3 is a WiFi-controllable LED pendant now boasting 40 five-watt dual diodes in a new configuration for more spectral customization.
A millepora colony is releasing gametes during a mass spawning event in 2011 at Heron Island GBR Australia. Photo by Dr. Oren Levy
Aquarists looking to sexually reproduce corals should carefully control stray and/or ambient lighting. That's because a new research finds that low intensity (~5 µmol m-2 s-1) nighttime light can mess up Acroporid's biological clocks.
A research team has engineered the smallest image ever created. These clownfish and their host anemone are printed on a surface area that measures only 0.0092 mm² and is invisible to the naked eye!
Asian arowanas are some of the most prestigious, sought-after fish in the world (and still illegal in some parts, including the USA). They're usually kept in spartan aquariums, but here is a small specimen in an unique setting.
A new study substantiates past findings that methylene blue - a chemical commonly used for the treatment of fish diseases - has the incredible ability to not only delay human cell aging but mysteriously and almost completely fixes damaged cells. Said senior researcher Kan Cao: "It’s like magic!"
We featured Eren Yelkenci's aquarium back in 2012. Three years later, the heavily stocked reef tank is looking as spectacular as ever.
Today's aquarium cabinet choices are mostly either traditional or modern. If you're looking for something different — perhaps rustic or vintage — furniture-maker WarKnot can customize a design to your unique tastes.
Artfully Acrylic is set to launch a new and unique line of acrylic all-in-one aquariums called the Reef Crest. These aquariums are the first commercially manufactured reef drop-off AIOs available to hobbyists.
In an age when local fish stores are dwindling, it's really great to see a new LFS done right. Atlantis Aquarium in Hamburg, Germany commemorates their first business year with a beautiful trailer of their even more beautiful storefront.
Researchers are making progress developing a synthetic underwater adhesive that mimics the byssal filaments of bivalves. Anyone who's tried to remove a Tridacna clam from substrate knows how strong these filaments are.