Diatoms and blue-green algae are only two of many groups of organisms that can be studied using a microscope.
Chung shares his awesome aquarium with our readers this month.
Sexuality in fish is quite complex and we still have a great deal to learn about sex and reproduction from fish, but knowing the above terms will be helpful in sorting out who is who, and what, and when, in the aquarium.
Randy answers many questions in this complex relationship.
This beautiful species has both mesmerized and perplexed aquarists for many years. It's one of thirteen species of the genus Anampses, which is part of the larger family Labridae.
The author's Zebrasoma desjardinii appears to be telling the Pomacanthus navarchus to keep its distance by a show of size.
Although these stars require extra care in the initial selection, once a blue Linckia is successfully introduced into a large, well established aquarium with plenty of live rock to explore, they are usually quite hardy and are certainly a beautiful addition to a reef aquarium.
Doug reviews Fabricius and Alderslade's latest book and also points out some interesting things in the periodicals.
Today North American hobbyists have a wide range of choices when considering a new protein skimmer. Given its quality of workmanship, power efficiency, and effectiveness of the Klaes design, it is time to add Klaes to this growing list.
This is a non-parasitic flatworm that presumably feeds on algae and detritus in the aquarium. It can grow to a length of 5-7 mm and is red-yellow in color.
A selection of useful tidbits of information for the aquarist. Readers are encouraged to send their tips to email@example.com for possible publication.
Each month we'll showcase a particularly nice aquarium photograph, taking the time to discuss the identification and husbandry of the animal pictured as well as information relating to the technical details of how the photo was taken.
All reef aquarists are versed in the fact that such organisms remove calcium and carbonate from the water column in order to provide materials for calcification. Exactly how calcification takes place, however, is rarely considered.
Captive breeding is the ultimate answer to current collection practices that are endangering the survival of too many species.