One of the most sought-after plecos, previously known as the the cactus pleco, scarlet pleco, or simply as L025 now has a formal identification. This Brazilian beauty is Pseudacanthicus pirarara.
Who loves yellow Acropora staghorn coral? These banana-coloured corals sometimes appear in the aquarium trade, often with hefty price tags. Thanks to biologists from the XL Catlin Seaview Survey, we now know that yellow Acropora's are actually highly stressed corals.
A hybrid species of all-female fish in the north Pacific Ocean (Japan) may have survived for an uncharacteristically long period of time by switching mating species.
Rising Tide Conservation (and by extension, Hawaiian Oceanic Institute and the University of Florida) are our heroes! Their dedicated aquaculture research is now producing commercially viable yields for reef fish previously only available from the wild. Quality Marine has received the first captive bred C.miliaris butterflyfish for resale.
The tank style I've always wanted set up but somehow have never gotten around to in my three decades in this hobby is a discus hardscape. A dramatic earthtone abboreal graveyard decorated with splashes of vibrant color with mellow personalities ... what's not to love?
Quality Marine (USA) received a shipment from Monsoon Aquatics (Australia) of a possible undescribed species of Cirrhilabrus sp. that is said to glow red under actinic lighting. They have named it the Darwin's Glow Fairy Wrasse.
We've all seen photos of award-winning aquascapes, but photos can't compare to videos when it comes to capturing three-dimensional, living beauty. Here is a jaw-dropping video of Yoyo Prayogi's jungle aquascape, "The Forbidden Forest."
Researchers have for the first time that corals play a role in reef microbe population by selectively feeding on certain types of nutrient-rich bacteria. Just as fascinating: the bacteria appear to be feeding on something the corals are providing them.
Blotched foxface (Siganus unimaculatus) has now been sighted offshore Dania Beach, FL. It marks the 36th non-native fish introduced into Floridan waters. It's a good time to remind all aquarists: NEVER dispose of fish, corals, inverts, plants, or livestock into local waters.
At the depth of 80 meters (~240 feet) in the Sea of Oman (between the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean), explorers discovered a new delicate, lacy octocoral.
Last year, Texas State Aquarium lost 389 fishes in one of their exhibits due to a mislabeled batch of chemicals they used to treat parasites. The public aquarium has won their lawsuit against the chemical supplier.
Have you ever wondered what temperature your fishes prefer if they had control of the thermostat? Researchers presented Chromis viridis this choice to find out.
It's official. The Ruby Red Dragonet - arguably the is most alluring of dragonets - is now recognized as the new distinct species, Synchiropus sycorax. It is currently known only from Jolo Island, Philippines.
Grammatonotus brianne is an amazing new callanthiid fish discovered by a team of California Academy of Sciences and Bishop Museum ichthyologists. The new species is currently only known from Luzon Island (Philippines) at the remarkable depth of 150 meters.
The Fire Shrimp (Lysmata debelius) is popular among reefkeepers for their blood-red color, peaceful nature, and their important roles as scavengers and cleaners. This species has been bred in small batches for decades, and now Roger Williams University is delivering commercially aquacultured Fire Shrimps.