fish eyes I see you looking at me, like I’m some kind of freak Sight is a vital sensory system for most living things that enables them to process and visualise information from their surroundings. What to eat, and where to find it? Who to flee from, and who to mate with? Survival and procreation are some of the day to day necessities that would be impossible, for most, without
coral-aquarium-time-lapse Five time lapse aquarium videos that show the ‘behavior’ of corals
Two Little Fishies adds the MagFeeder and grazer ring

Coral-Shop compounds bond stone to both stone and glass

Coral-Shop, the equipment manufacturer from the Czech Republic, recently released two compounds to mount stone to both other stones and glass. The bonding agents are meant to be used dry and will provide strong and reef safe bonds while setting up your aquarium. The CS Reef Bond STS bonds stone-to-stone and is a one-part component that just Read More

Cortez Tropical Marine’s Craig Lightner convicted in diver’s death

Cortez Tropical Marine’s Craig Lightner was found guilty and sentenced to 4 years for endangering a diver that ended up dying last year off the coast of California’s Catalina Islands while illegally trying to catch blue-banded gobies (Lythrypnus dalli). Sadly this is not the first run in with the law and time spent behind bars for Read More

Eshopps Curve refugium LED available now

The Eshopps refugium light we saw at Interzoo 2014 has officially been named and released. Dubbed the Eshopps Curve, this swanky looking light is illuminated by three 3W CREE LEDs with a color temperature of 6,500K suited to grow macroalgae. As the refugium and the equipment under the tank is being treated less of a Read More

Wondrous and awe-inspiring images from the abyss

Blackwater diving is not for the faint of heart, but underwater photographer Joshua Lambus shows us why it is worth trying out. Blackwater diving involves diving in the dark of night in the deep sea to view the massive migration of deep-sea creatures that rise to the surface to feed. Lambus, based in Hawaii, often Read More

Pacific Sun adds Automatic Water Change (AWC) module for Kore 5th dosing system

Pacific Sun just released an Automatic Water Change (AWC) module for it Kore 5th dosing system. As aquarium control systems and other peripherals mature, the additional of other features like this are a welcome addition to maximize the overall benefit of the base unit. The Kore AWC is built with two DC adjustable speed pumps that Read More

Pacific Sun adds two new T5 bulbs to its fluorescent aresenal

Pacific Sun recently announced two new T5 tubes, an Ultra Wide UV and BlueEX, to its mix of T5 tubes. Although the industry is dominated by LED as of late, T5 is still holding strong and we are still seeing companies on the hunt for the perfect blend of phosphors for reef applications, especially in the supplementation arena. Read More

Penn Plax Action-Air Skeleton Ornament adds action and intrigue to any mundane reef

We have all been there before, you spend hours on aquascaping, sourcing and growing out an awe-inspiring selection of corals and adding a bevy of wonderful fish, but our reef tanks still don’t have “it”. We struggle with reaquascaping, readjusting our corals and even buying a bigger tank, all to no avail. Penn-Plax is looking to Read More

Reef Nuggets 3: Fairies and Flashers, with notes from the wild

Today’s Reef Nuggets deal with a topic very close to my heart. Cirrhilabrus and Paracheilinus, or more commonly known as the fairy and flasher wrasses. Instead of my usual banter on “this ultra rare flasher wrasse” or that “extremely deepwater fairy wrasse”, today’s topic will touch instead, on a more general note. How are these Read More

Do you ever get that feeling? The High. Are you a fish geek too?

Obsessed. To be obsessed about something. It’s such a beautiful word. Loud. Expressive. Used to convey an insufferable expression of fixation about something. Isn’t it wonderful? To be filled with that mind controlling thought. The poison that drips from the very cosmos of the human brain. And yet, something so primeval in its core, has become something of little Read More

ORA posts mysterious fry, do you know what it is?

ORA is teasing us with images of new species they plan on releasing shortly on social media with an image of a 19-day-old fry and a teasing message. We will be on the lookout and share the news when we get it, but until then, can you crack this code? “I hatched 19 days ago, Read More