BD Aquascaping published a video showing the entire set-up process of "Running Up That Hill." The process itself really is as beautiful as the finished product and should serve as a great inspiration to expand your aquascaping techniques.
Big isn't always better when it comes to the size of male genitals, according to new research. Scientists found when it comes to fish, females don't find males with big genitals any more attractive than those with normal or smaller genitals.
'WEATHER – a Coral Nightmare' is a (strangely titled) short film shot and produced by Reef Patrol that showcases the spectacular biofluorescence of reef life on a macro scale. The footage is some the very best we've seen.
It's a fish eat fish world. Research has found that small, baby fish are less stressed when there are big predators around. Large predators prey on smaller predators (referred to as mesopredators) who prey on smaller fish, so having these big guys is comforting for the small guys.
Research doesn't come cheap. In an effort to fund his research, Dr. Tim Wijgerde (a regular Advanced Aquarist contributor) is publishing ultra HD videos showcasing reef life. By simply watching (and sharing) these videos, you support reef research.
Here is a fish we bet you've never seen in real life. Ned DeLoach of blennywatcher.com photographed this tiny pipefish (size of a toothpick!) weaving its way in between coralites of a Galaxea coral. Oh, and blennywatcher has a shiny, new, awesome website you should check out!
Contrary to minimalist Iwagumi aquascapes or the lush, manicured Dutch aquascapes, jungle and nature aquascapes - like this tank - may not look as prim and proper. And that's precisely the point.
Thanks to advances in submersible technology, recent exploration of mesophotic (AKA twilight zone) Caribbean reefs have yielded nine new deep-water goby species and a reclassification of the Nes subgroup of gobies.
Three men may have killed one of the world's rarest fish, the Devil’s Hole Pupfish. This fish exists in no place else except Devil's Hole, a secluded hot springs in Death Valley National Park, NV. The National Parks Service has increased the reward to $15,000 for information leading to these men's arrest and conviction.
Blue rams pack a lot of personality and color into their diminutive form. When you add a few dozen into a big, elegant 6 feet (2 meter) aquascape, the result is this pretty darn impressive exhibit.
Why build a conventional swimming pool when you can build an awesome swimming pond, complete with live plants and fish to accompany you while you dip your toes or go for a few laps?
I recognize Advanced Aquarist is a hobbyist website, but that doesn't mean AA can't also be a platform to help our fellow man. The fires in Alberta, Canada, have devastated thousands of families. When I saw this video of an Alberta reefkeeper's house go up in smoke within seconds, it hit close to home.
The video shows how frighteningly sudden and fast the fire advances. James O'Reilly and his family were able to safely escape before their house was engulfed by flames. Tragically, his home, including his two clownfish, were lost in the blaze.
Advanced Aquarist encourages all our readers to donate to the Canadian Red Cross. Any amount of money will help people like James O'Reilly whose lives have been completely upended in a blink of an eye. To date, over 100,000 people have been displaced by the Alberta fires, with at least 1,600 homes and buildings lost.
The BLDC3 is Deepwater Aquatic's newest DC brushless, variable-speed water pump. What separates it from most other pumps on the market today is its spherical rotor (vs conventional shaft rotors). The BLDC3 is rated for 3000lph (792gph) with a max head of 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The California Academy of Sciences is investing big time in coral reefs. Along with their successful Philippine scientific expeditions and a new coral reef exhibit set to open this July, CAS has pledged an initial investment of $8.5 million towards a initiative to study and conserve coral reefs. Also, Dr. Pim Bongaerts is joining their team!
Aphyosemion bitteri, Anablepsoides hoetmeri, and Melanorivulus polychromus are the newest described rivulid species. All three are spectacular little gems.