Even hermaphrodites are monogamous. Scientists have discovered that whenever two or more cleaner shrimps are placed in the same tank, the two dominant specimens will kill off all other individuals until only a single pair remains. And you thought your dating scene was tough ...
UC Santa Barbara scientists have found an interesting case where herbivorous fish nurseries have helped severely damaged reefs recover from predation from crown-of-thorns sea stars, harsh cyclones, and other factors.
Redfish Magazine's November 2011 issue is now published and available for FREE download. The six-article issue #5 covers topics about cichlids, aquascaping, substrates, lighting, and the Garibaldi Damselfish. More details after the break.
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Have some fun during this holiday season with Air Swimmers radio controlled clownfish and sharks. Watch them fly around the room for hours of enjoyment.
Last Sunday, we toured the wondrous seas of the Philippines for the first video in our "Destination Reefs" series. Now the Atlantic gets some love. We visit Cordelia Banks, Honduras. This week's video may change your perception of Caribbean coral reefs. The density of SPS corals at Cordelia Banks rivals any Pacific reef.
In October, we learned how to extend our hobby into extreme pumpkin carving, found that birdsnest corals do not adapt well, observed some great reef videos, and met a playful Nassau grouper. Here's a look back at our most popular posts for October 2011.
Reefkeeping is a global passion. Here is a marvelous Kuwaiti 650 liter (~170 gallon) reef aquarium filled with extremely colorful and mature SPS corals of all shades, shapes and sizes.
We are pleased to let everyone know that the January through October 2011 issues are ready for purchase and download from our site. More after the jump!
Passer Angelfish (Holacanthus passer) are beautiful fish, but this particular specimen collected by Cortez Marine is blessed with the finest genes ... an absolute show-stopper.
Climate change and increasing carbon dioxide emissions are fueling ocean acidification and damage to coral reefs like the Great Barrier Reef. However, depending on areas adjacent to a reef, the effects of carbon dioxide ocean acidification might actually be negated by adjacent photosynthetic areas.
Ever wonder why Montipora corals are so brittle and easy to frag? Eric Roth took a sample of a Montipora digitata frag (recently lost to RTN) under a scanning electron microscope. His images show the extremely delicate, low-density, and quite beautiful skeletal matrix of Montipora.
Leave it to Blue Harbor to get the good stuff! They recently received shipment of not just one but two adorable baby Centropyge interruptus angels. These Japanese angels are as beautiful as they are rare.
Whale-watching groups are advised to stay a minimum of 100 feet away from foraging whales. This group of individuals didn't and almost became lunch.
The US Coast Guard and Australian Navy conducted air and sea searches this weekend for seven men who had gone missing in the Marshall Islands. The men embarked on an expedition to collect marine fish for the aquarium industry. We are happy to report they were all found a few hours ago, alive and well.