Serene ‘Softscape’ Reef Aquarium by Aquarium Design Group

Serene ‘Softscape’ Reef Aquarium by Aquarium Design Group Aquascaping is a term that gets thrown around all sides of the aquarium ‘chloride divide’ but when it comes to putting the principles into practice, coral reefers can hardly touch the execution and presentation of nature aquarium gardeners. Part of the reason for this difference is two […]

Chromis sahulensis & C. norfolkensis, Two More New Damselfish Species

Chromis sahulensis & C. norfolkensis, Two More New Damselfish Species Chromis norfolkensis and C. sahulensis are two new species of one of our favorite group of reef animals, the damselfishes. Like several of the most recently described species of Chromis especially, the new species have been teased apart from other common and well known species for a variety […]

10 Smart Ways to Use an Aquarium Catch Cup or Specimen Container

10 Smart Ways to Use an Aquarium Catch Cup or Specimen Container Have you ever seen those clear rectangle boxes hanging on the outside of tanks at your local fish store? You are looking at one of the most versatile tools in the fish keeping hobby – the aquarium specimen container or catch cup. It […]

Cirrhilabrus apterygia, the Mutant Comes Home to the Fairy Wrasses

Cirrhilabrus apterygia, the Mutant Comes Home to the Fairy Wrasses Cirrhilabrus apterygia is the new name for a fish that’s been known to science for many years, but is so bizarre that one of its common names is the mutant wrasse. First described as Conniella apterygia in 1983 this particular wrasse from the Rowley Shoals of […]

The Outstanding LPS Corals of AquaShella Dallas

The Outstanding LPS Corals of AquaShella Dallas Large polyp stony corals are some of the most highly variable of all species of Scleractinia so it’s always fun to peruse a curated collection in people’s tanks, local fish stores, and especially at large aquarium events. Such a conference occurred last week in Dallas with Aquashella, one […]

Revised Queensland Coral Exports Approved Until 2024

Revised Queensland Coral Exports Approved Until 2024 The Australian government has confirmed that hard coral export from the Great Barrier Reef can continue for another three years, albeit with several caveats. In a statement by the Wildlife Trade Regulation Section, a new approval for the Wildlife Trade Operation (WTO) for the Queensland Coral Fishery has […]

Care Guide for Amazon Puffers – Freshwater Puffer for Community Tanks

Care Guide for Amazon Puffers – Freshwater Puffer for Community Tanks Puffers are fascinating fish in the aquarium hobby because of their unusual, globelike shape and intelligent personalities, but many species grow incredibly large, require brackish water, or are too aggressive to be kept with other tankmates. Fortunately, the Amazon puffer is one of the […]

Plectranthias kojii, an Attractive New Species of Marbled Perchlet

Plectranthias kojii, an Attractive New Species of Marbled Perchlet Plectranthias kojii is the newest species of perchlet from the cradle of biodiversity for this genus which appears to be the northwest Pacific Ocean. This Japanese perchlet was first recognized as being something new and different by the staff at the Blue Harbor Aquarium Factory in […]

Are Indian Almond Leaves Good for Aquarium Fish?

Are Indian Almond Leaves Good for Aquarium Fish? Have you ever seen a stack of large, dried leaves at the fish store and wondered what they are for? Indian almond leaves (IAL) or catappa leaves come from Terminalia catappa, a tree that originates from Asia and Oceania but now grows in tropical and subtropical regions […]

The Acan Garden Nano Reef and the Jump LED Lighting It

The Acan Garden Nano Reef and the Jump LED Lighting It In todays video we take a closer look at this Acan dominated reef tank, including a brand new light from Maxpect in their Jump line of aquarium accessories. A lot can be accomplished in a small space when the proper care is taken when […]