Two marine aquarium communities with will soon become one. Reef2Reef announced they have finalized the purchase of 3reef.
Look who was just honored with the etymology of a new Indonesian fangblenny species? Adelotremus deloachi is a new blenny named for Ned DeLoach (yep! blennywatcher.com Ned), who first discovered the fish while muck diving in Bali and the Lembeh Strait.
How big does this aquascape look to you? If you're like me, it looks much bigger than its actual size: 45x30x30cm (17x12x12") = 10 gallons. Paying attention to scale and arrangement can result in a aquacape that appears much bigger than it really is.
"Go with the flow" can be good advice sometimes. This holds especially true for reef–building corals, which require constant water flow to stay healthy. This is because water flow affects many processes in corals, including gas exchange, heat dissipation and nutrient supply.
Sharks, groupers, frogfish, and scropionfish are some of large predators known to hunt these spiny venomous fish. Now for the first time, researchers have live documentation of moray eels preying on lionfish. The video is amazing.
It may shock you to learn that bettafish don't naturally live in sterile plastic cups. Bettas splendens are native to Thailand. Whether from rice paddies or drainage ditches, river basins or streams, bettas are found in tropical waters surrounded by vegetation.
A strikingly bright pink-clawed species of pistol shrimp, discovered on the Pacific coast of Panama, has been given the ultimate rock and roll name in recognition of the discoverers' favourite rock band -- Pink Floyd.
New research, published in Nature, brings a trove of new information to potentially control the invasive species. A collaboration of OIST and Australian scientists sequenced the entire COTS genome for the first time.
Hyphessobrycon klausanni is the newest described tetra species. It appears most closely related (at least superficially) to other tetras in the Hyphessobrycon agulha-group, which share the common trait of possessing dark longitudinal stripes.
Most marine aquarists think of all tangs as herbivores, so they add any tang they prefer to their aquariums to control algae. And while it is true that the vast majority of tangs are algae-eaters, a new study finds that some tangs (in the case of the study, Ctenochaetus striatus) are really detrivores.
SECORE International, the California Academy of Sciences and The Nature Conservancy join forces to implement larger-scale coral restoration.
Fangblennies of the genus Meiacanthus are popular reef fish kept by marine aquarists. We've long known their fangs pack venom (used primarily as defense), but until this year, we had no idea what was in that venom. A new study discovers it is a complex and elegant drug cocktail.
Opistognathus schrieri is a new Caribbean species of jawfish currently only known from Curaçao. Specimens were collected from sand beds at the crushing depth of about 152 m (500 ft).
A poor blue-spotted jawfish is just trying to remodel his house, but a punk diamond goby doesn't approve of the construction. A little clownfish bears witness to an epic sand fight.
Thylacodes vandyensis is a newly described species of vermetid snail that was found on a Floridian shipwreck. Vermetids are worm-like snails that cast mucus nets. They are often found warm Indo-Pacific reefs and are regularly aquarium pests hitchhiked on live rock. Now they may pose an invasive problem in the Atlantic.
Technically a new Corydoradinae, not Corydoras: Aspidoras kiriri is a new species of armored catfish that is found in small streams of the Atlantic Forest, Southeast Brazil (not the Amazon).
Aphanotorulus rubrocauda is a new Loricariid species from the Amazon River, Brazil. Its most prominent feature is its strikingly long, forked, red caudal fin — hence its latin name rubro (red) + cauda (tail).
IM's new NUVO Peninsula all-in-one (AIO) aquarium systems place the filter compartment on one of the far sides of the long aquarium to allow placements where other AIOs would not be suited for. The Peninsula series features all the bells and whistles that IM AIOs are known for.
Like tree rings and ice cores can tell us a lot about the history of the physical world, studying coral skeletons using powerful x-rays can reveal an impressive amount of information. Did you know stony corals absorb less strontium when it is warmer?
Many reefkeepers have never had the chance to visit the exotic reefs some of their fish and corals come from. We hope everyone reading this has the opportunity some day. Mantaray Island in Fiji is a poster-child for a healthy coral reef in all its splendor.