Here is a fish we bet you've never seen in real life. Ned DeLoach of blennywatcher.com photographed this tiny pipefish (size of a toothpick!) weaving its way in between coralites of a Galaxea coral. Oh, and blennywatcher has a shiny, new, awesome website you should check out!
Contrary to minimalist Iwagumi aquascapes or the lush, manicured Dutch aquascapes, jungle and nature aquascapes - like this tank - may not look as prim and proper. And that's precisely the point.
Thanks to advances in submersible technology, recent exploration of mesophotic (AKA twilight zone) Caribbean reefs have yielded nine new deep-water goby species and a reclassification of the Nes subgroup of gobies.
Three men may have killed one of the world's rarest fish, the Devil’s Hole Pupfish. This fish exists in no place else except Devil's Hole, a secluded hot springs in Death Valley National Park, NV. The National Parks Service has increased the reward to $15,000 for information leading to these men's arrest and conviction.
Blue rams pack a lot of personality and color into their diminutive form. When you add a few dozen into a big, elegant 6 feet (2 meter) aquascape, the result is this pretty darn impressive exhibit.
Why build a conventional swimming pool when you can build an awesome swimming pond, complete with live plants and fish to accompany you while you dip your toes or go for a few laps?
I recognize Advanced Aquarist is a hobbyist website, but that doesn't mean AA can't also be a platform to help our fellow man. The fires in Alberta, Canada, have devastated thousands of families. When I saw this video of an Alberta reefkeeper's house go up in smoke within seconds, it hit close to home.
The BLDC3 is Deepwater Aquatic's newest DC brushless, variable-speed water pump. What separates it from most other pumps on the market today is its spherical rotor (vs conventional shaft rotors). The BLDC3 is rated for 3000lph (792gph) with a max head of 3 meters (9.8 feet).
The California Academy of Sciences is investing big time in coral reefs. Along with their successful Philippine scientific expeditions and a new coral reef exhibit set to open this July, CAS has pledged an initial investment of $8.5 million towards a initiative to study and conserve coral reefs. Also, Dr. Pim Bongaerts is joining their team!
Aphyosemion bitteri, Anablepsoides hoetmeri, and Melanorivulus polychromus are the newest described rivulid species. All three are spectacular little gems.
You think your corals are exotic and beautiful? Take a look at this rare footage taken by NOAA's exploration vessel, Okeanos, of an amazing Crossota sp hydromedusae, a type of animal related to corals and jellyfish. Otherworldly, isn't it?
Nothing says a LFS knows the hobby they serve quite like a beautiful in-store show-tank. Aquaristic Arncliffe, a Sydney (Australia) LFS, has multiple show-tanks that should inspire faith in their expertise.
The Royal Australian Navy came to the resuce when a snorkeler reported sighting two explosive sea mines at the GBR. It turns out, the mines were nothing more than big urchins. Crisis averted!
In 2013, our friends Ned and Anna DeLoach from blennywatcher.com shared with us some photos and a video of a potentially undescribed goby that lives exclusively inside lacy bryozoan colonies. It turns out the species is indeed new to science, and Gerald Allen, Mark Erdmann, and N.K. Dita Cahynai have just formally described Sueviota bryozophila n. sp.
Urchins are one of the ocean's best lawnmowers, so when two invasive algae started to smother Hawaiian reefs, a team bred 300,000 native urchins and relocated them to the troubled sites. The urchins are doing their jobs like bosses!