pacific map2 Diversity and forms of the Pseudanthias ventralis species flock: How many are there? In light of our recent trend in picking apart cryptic species within a given complex like we did for Pseudanthias pascalus and Nemateleotris helfrichi, we continue yet again with a rather massive undertaking. This time with Pseudanthias ventralis. This beautiful species is wide ranging across much of Oceania, but seems prone to insular variations with at least
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Blue Dragon Acro tops the list of must-have Bali Deepwater Acropora

The Blue Dragon Acro, a variant of Acropora walindii, has been available in the reef aquarium hobby infrequently ever since Bali first started shipping maricultured Acropora. With all those cool Mariculture Acros coming out of Bali these days, recently the Blue Dragon Acro has been a more regular sighting and  it’s super cool to see what kind of Read More

Some amazing corals hiding in plain sight

So many rare and unusual corals that are infrequently seen in the trade make up a small percentage of all corals which are harvested for the ornamental coral trade. With that premise, LiveAquaria’s ability to  handle a huge number of coral specimens means that their coral farm is a treasure trove of unique wild and Read More