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Metallic green mask Cryptocentrus pavoninoides is a rare aberration on a common fish

Aberrations in fish are rare, but extreme aberrations are seldom seen and almost unheard of. Over the years we’ve covered a heck load of aberrant and hybrid fish, but this one today is quite something. RVS Fish World just bagged a really neat aberrant Cryptocentrus pavoninoides, but there’s something unique about this guy.  Read More

Reef Nuggets 2: Aquatic Lepidopterans for your reef (Revised edition)

In our previous episode of Reef Nuggets, we explored our options for peaceful and lesser known damselfish to add a little spark of colour and life to our aquariums. Having vanquished the hateful stereotype that not all damsels are malevolent and malicious, we’ll delve into another touchy topic today. Having butterflyfish in reef aquariums. Yay or Read More

Get to know some unique, free-living and “walking” corals

Disc corals have gotten incredibly popular over the last few years for their ability to have extremely brilliant colors, a single polyp & corallite which is hard to propogate, and because they are just that cool! However disc and tongue corals are not the only free-living corals on certain parts of the reef environment. Other super Read More

Three more new MACNA talks; Nick Klase on LEDs, Laura Birenbaum on cuttlefish and Justin Credabel

MACNA may be more than a month past but the density of high quality speaker presentations continues to be felt on a weekly basis with releases from BulkReefSupply every seven days. Up this week are talks from Nick Klase of BuildMyLED, and Laura Birenbaum and Justin Credabel both from ReefGen. Nick Klase has been pushing Read More

Advances in Cephalopod Science, a new book to cover their biology, ecology, cultivation and fisheries

Books are getting rarer and books on Cephalopods are especially few and far between. It’s a good thing then that the new cephalopod book of the day seems to be a huge pile of information on so many different aspects of cephalopods in general. The new book entitled Advances in Cephalopod Science: Biology, Ecology, Cultivation Read More

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Genicanthus watanabei and notes on the genus

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight features a member from the angelfish family Genicanthus, which features medium to large plankton feeding species that sport unusually long tail filaments. Like the colloquial name “swallowtail angels” suggests, Genicanthus are noted for their markedly long filamentous extensions on both caudal lobes in both sexes. This genus of angelfish stands apart Read More

Friday Smorgasbord: Why fish smell, stupid human tricks, circuit pen, cold corals, nudis and more

Welcome to this addition of the Friday Smorgasbord. We have a few fun ones lined up for you today. Ever wonder what makes fish smell, well fishy? It has to do with the natural process of decay and some physiology unique to sea creatures. In order to maintain fluid balance, ocean critters like fish must Read More

Let’s talk about anything you want for the next hour

It’s Friday and the weekend is just around the corner. It’s also fall and the days are also getting shorter which signals that we are headed towards prime reefkeeping season, letting the warmth of our tanks and their powerful lights distract us from the fact that it’s about to get less than stellar for outdoor Read More

Apex User meetup at Reefapalooza later this month

Neptune Systems has been investing heavily in research and development of new products but they’ve also really been putting a lot of effort into personally reaching their users. Between the MACNA Apex users meetup, and the Apex road trip this summer, Neptune Systems is doing everything in its power to bring their community of aquarium Read More

Photos of Cirrhilabrus cenderawasih and Paracheilinus walton give us a glimpse into the endemic life of West Papua

In a world abundant with coral reefs and geographical landscapes, no place captivates me quite like the amazing and wonderful West Papua. Isolated and disjunct from just about everywhere, the local flora and fauna both terrestrial and aquatic have evolved in harmony over the years into a collection of highly endemic species. As a fish geek, Read More