OLYMPUS-DIGITAL-CAMERA Breathtaking views of coral reefs at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands Alright, alright, alright! We’ve been teasing you with innumerable posts about individual corals and novel colonies found at Kwajalein Atoll but now it’s time to blow your mind with some serious eye candy! If you thought scenery like this has become rare on coral reefs, we can assure you that they abound on the stony
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The Ebeye Special Acro – a new ‘shortcake’ from Kwajalein Atoll
Reef Octopus Prime skimmer is a near-perfect clone of the Vertex Omega

Giesemann coming to CoralVue, company secures rights to North American distribution

Giesemann, one of the world’s premier aquatic lighting companies based in Germany, recently announced CoralVue has been named as the North American distributor for Giesemann products. CoralVue has already begun branding the company as Giesemann Aquaristic USA. Update: This agreement does not include Giesemann bulbs. This is another significant win for both CoralVue and hobbyists Read More

Coral-Shop RANN nitrate reducing inoculation chamber

RANN is Coral-Shop’s clever new take on keeping aquariums healthy and low of nutrients using a combination of familiar nitrate exporting techniques. The RANN system consists of three parts, CS NitraClean which is a bacterial food & supplement, ANN 905 BioCat which is an inoculated biological substrate and the Innoculation chamber for holding and tumbling Read More

Is global warming creating zombie fish?

It almost sounds like a premise for the next SyFy movie, as timid fish go from prey to predators. A recent report has found ocean acidification is changing the behavior of some fish on a remote South Pacific reef as some fish are now more fearless thanks to an increased CO2 levels. The research team have noted Read More

Precious video of Ball’s Pyramid shows rare footage of Chaetodontoplus ballinae in the wild

Chaetodontoplus ballinae is a dichromatic beauty of legendary proportions, documented based on two trawler specimens off the deepwater Australian coast in the late 50s and 80s. One of the rarest and least known of the Chaetodontoplus genus, this angelfish is known only from few locations off Lord Howe Island. Needless to say, the fish is Read More

Pseudanthias calloura makes an unexpected resurgence after a long hiatus

Pseudanthias calloura is widely known for its rarity as well as its beauty. It’s scarcity in the trade has promoted this species to the top of many wish lists, only to bring disappointment to said list makers. Commonly known as the Aurora anthias, P. calloura is always rare and has only appeared a handful of Read More

Porites coral dominates certain zones of Marshall Island reefs

Porites is among one of the first coral groups the budding stony coral reefers learn to identify but as recognizable as this genus is, Porites is much more ubiquitous on wild reefs than it is in our aquariums. Around the world Porites corals make up a big percentage of the coral cover found on certain reefs, and this Read More

Mitch Carl to MC MACNA 2014, Todd LaJeunesse and Mike Paletta added to speaker lineup

Now that 2014 is in full swing and we are closer to the next MACNA than we are to the last one, it’s time to kick our 2014 MACNA pre-coverage in high gear. As you know the world’s premiere marine aquarium conference will grace Denver, the Mile High City, with its presence at the end Read More

Kwajalein’s Montipora sp. “likatu” comes in three different polyps colors

Kajalein Atoll is a veritable paradise of SPS corals, and if you couldn’t tell already, there’s plenty of Acropora to go around. But we’re not leaving out the unique Montis of the Central Pacific region, it’s just taken us a while to get to them. First up for the most notable Montipora we sighted in the Marshall Read More

Syngna – a dedicated all in one seahorse aquarium by Reef Eden

The Syngna is a new all in one Seahorse Aquarium currently under development by Reef Eden International. Following in the footsteps of their popular Aurelia aquarium dedicated to Jellyfish, the Syngna inherits Eden Reef’s know-how in creating specialized aquariums for marine life with exacting requirements for the best health, growth and vitality. What we know Read More

Acropora tortuosa in Kwajalein has a unique blue tip color

Prior to traveling to Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, we read a report citing the occurrence of huge tree-like old-growth stands of Acropora tortuosa that were discovered at Rongelap Atoll several hundred miles north of Kwajalein. We didn’t expect to see such huge colonies of Acropora tortuosa in Kwajalein but we did hold out Read More