Who will be the MASNA 2015 Aquarist of the Year?

  Each year MASNA members nominate individuals who have contributed to the hobby for the MASNA Aquarist of the Year award.  The award is presented at MACNA, during the Saturday banquet.  Last years winner, Rich Ross, joined a renowned group of authors, speakers, breeders and reefing contributors. There are only 6 days left to nominate

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Canadians warned not to flush ‘invasive’ goldfish

Tell your neighbor not to flush that darn goldfish. As aquarists we need to do our job to help educate people about our hobby and as this report from Alberta, Canada shows, flushing a goldfish down the toilet has dire consequences. Officials in western Canada are urging people not to flush their pet goldfish down

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Tunicate that ejects guts could help humans regenerate organs

A tunicate that spews its internal organs when stressed could lead scientists to scientific breakthroughs in human tissue regeneration. A recent study in Scientific Reports took a closer look at Polycarpa mytiligera a common tunicate found in reefs off the coasts of Red Sea, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa, that display a rather odd and

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Getting lighting right with Neptune Systems PAR Monitoring Kit

Neptune Systems has a new PAR Monitoring kit that allows for continuous light-level monitoring for your aquarium. The simple kit allows you to get a better understanding of your aquarium’s light level – 24 hours a day. The new PAR monitoring kit is a great way to get a realistic snapshot of the actual light

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Rare Madagascar Clownfish Offered via eBay

Last year, Ross DeAngelis caught the attention of clownfish enthusiasts with his announcement of success in breeding the very rare Madagascar Clownfish, Amphiprion latifasicatus. Many have speculated what would happen next, and this past week the first offering of this species as a captive-bred fish was made via eBay (see fish #1, and fish #2). Only

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Deepsea Under the Pole

We love stunning underwater video and this blast from the past is an incredible video titled Deepsea Under the Pole by Rolex. The stunning video captures the 45-day pioneering expedition and innovative human adventure that combined ski trekking and scuba diving in one of the toughest climates on the planet. Throughout the journey, the eight

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Is Japan really home to any endemic Fairy Wrasses? Cirrhilabrus katoi disagrees

The reefs of Japan are known to harbour unique fauna found nowhere else on this earth. Rife with endemics, species such as Centropyge interrupta, Chaetodon daedalma, Genicanthus takeuchii, Chromis mirationis and a whole hodgepodge of other reef fish call this place home. 

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Proaquatix’s new captive-bred Jackknife Fish: Why you need them!

On June 16, 2015, Proaquatix officially released the news that they’ve successfully spawned and reared the Jackknife Fish, Equetus lanceolatus (see the press release and additional images at the end of this article). This isn’t a species first; captive-breeding of the Jack-Knifefish was first accomplished decades earlier by Forest Young (currently of Dynasty Marine) at Aqualife Research Corp., and

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Fluval launches 8 new LED lights in US

Fluval is elevating its game with one of the largest launches of LED lights we have seen in a while unveiling eight new lights in the US with plans to roll them out globally this fall. The mainstay of the Flubal LED brand are updates to the existing Fresh & Plant and Marine & Reef

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Fairy Wrasses: The cyanopleura group

The cyanopleura group is the next collection of fairy wrasses from the second major Cirrhilabrus clade (whose member taxa share the trait of mid-length pelvic fins) and is sister to the scottorum group. In the latter, certain traits that were diagnostic to the members will be more evidently presented in the various species here, suggesting the closeness between the two groups. Read More