The Resplendent Cherub Angelfish is hybrid of Centropyge argi and the ultra-rare C. resplendens. These hybrids (one that could never occur naturally because of the geographic separation between the species) were bred by RCT Hawaii. Retailer Absolutely Fish (NJ) has landed one of only three specimens made available in the USA.
Reefkeepers know Acropora sp. can be "cloned" via fragmentation, but scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science have discovered a surprisingly novel reproductive strategy for these corals. Their embryos are so weak that they break apart in turbulent waters, and instead of dying like every other known animal, each broken embryo can grow into full colonies as exact clones of one another! Read the AIMS news release about this exciting finding.
Borrowing a trick from the Big Bad Wolf, lionfish blow puffs of high-velocity water at their prey fish to both disorient AND orient them for a more successful hunt. Find out what we mean - and watch a video of lionfish in action - after the jump. Trust us; It's really cool.
Reefkeeping is a global passion, and nothing makes us happier than seeing successful reef tanks from the far reaches of the world. Here we present videos of two reef tanks from Poland - one which is widely-written about and the other a beautiful up-and-comer.
TED rocks! We mere mortals are treated to eloquent, thought-provoking talks presented by the brilliant minds of their respective fields. We present two new TED talks: one with AMAZING sea life photos and another discussing how we are perpetually downwardly adjusting our baselines when it comes to gauging our ocean's health.
If there’s one habit every aquarist needs to pick up, it’s to quarantine every new fish. With minimal equipment and a little patience, you can save the lives of many fish as well as saving your time, money, and sanity.
The latest issue of Redfish Magazine (free PDF download) is out today. The February issue has articles on damselfish, faviids, Malawi Cichlids, fantails, and more. Our friends from down under are putting out good stuff!
Married couples: Do you ever notice your spouse listens to you less and less as time goes by? That you've given up trying to mold your spouse into your ideal partner. Turns out, you're not alone. Cleaner wrasses (research darlings!) are less cooperative with familiar partners.
The ongoing discussions about and with anti aquarium trade groups have been hopping on Facebook. Sadly they have taken a turn that makes me feel engaging with the anti trade side is often useless and should possibly be avoided.
The drug cartels' disregard for life have taken a massive toll on tropical fish. Over 16,000 animals have died because two smugglers attempted to import cocaine into the UK by shipping the drugs in bags containing live tropical fish.
We head to tropical Acapulco (Mexico), but instead of visiting their rocky coral reefs, we're going to throw a curve ball by investigating the floating fields of kelp and natural debris. These "floating reefs" are fascinating ecosystems filled with life and out-of-this-world scenes thanks to the surreal interplay of light and shadows.
Three giants in their fields - Google, the University of Queensland and an international insurance company called Catlin Group - are teaming up to survey the Great Barrier Reef in unprecedented detail and give the public a breathtaking view in the process.
The only thing cooler than a Flamboyant Cuttlefish on the prowl is two of them on the prowl! Here is a fun Friday video showing a pair of sexy Flamboyants doing their thing: shifting colors and strutting around on the sandbed shooting chameleon-like tongues at unsuspecting shrimps.
By sheer luck, scientists encountered these reclusive whales while searching for blue whales just off the coast of Portland in Victoria, Australia and captured an extremely rare video of an extremely rare whale.
KENT Marine has issued a "product advisory" over quality concerns about their Reef Carbon manufactured between Dec 5, 2011 to Feb 8, 2012. This particular batch contains high levels of heavy metals. Batch numbers for recalled Reef Carbon and instructions on how to refund/exchange after the jump.