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
More details on the Coralife Aqualight LED and interchangable Tri-Lamp LEDs

Unboxing the Vossen Aquatics Larval Snagger

If you’re into fish or invertebrate breeding, or even if you just have them spawning in your reef tank, one of the largest hurdles is getting the offspring out of your aquarium and into a larval rearing environment. You may have heard about a “larval snagger” on more than one occasion, and more often than Read More

Longfin clownfish clinches title for “guppy of the marine aquarium”

While “Guppy of the Marine Aquarium” has long been a title bestowed upon the Banggai Cardinalfish, I’ve long felt that the true guppy of the marine aquarium world, with its ubiquity of hobbyist breeding and ever-increasing diversity of aberrant, non-wild “designer forms”, is the Ocellaris & Percula Clownfish complex. If there was any remaining doubt, Read More

Bali Aquarich teases first captive bred maze angelfish – updated

While much of the marine aquarium world was recuperating from MACNA 2013, Wen-Ping Su shared the latest news out of Bali Aquarich.  The official BING translation of the caption for this photo reads “24 days Maze Angelfish, has already passed two major danger, and unlike the other immortals are: back already could see blue streak, Read More

Bali Aquarich floors us with captive-bred cleaner wrasses

Hobbyist have been chipping away at attempting to successfully breed the cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, for years, with many well-documented captive spawns in Germany and the United States, yet nothing more came from those spawns. Then a 53-day success was reported in Taiwan in 2010 which might represent the species first at that timeframe, but again…nothing more. An intriguing Read More

Fisheye Aquaculture Releases first captive-bred French Grunts

Late last year we shared with you “Grunt Breeding 101“, Rising Tide’s compendium of breeding the various Haemulon species. In an excellent example of putting Rising Tide’s R&D to practical use, Fisheye Aquaculture announced today what is believed to be the first commercially available captive-bred French Grunts, H. flavolineatum. From their release: The French Grunts Read More

ORA Rubrocinctus is now identified as Amphiprion barberi – the Fiji Clownfish

ORA announced today that upon DNA testing, it has been confirmed that the fish they have been selling as the Australian Amphiprion rubrocinctus is in fact the Fijian species Amphiprion barberi.  How did this happen? In short, it happened because years back, when the all-red clownfish from Fiji was brought into the trade as “Amphiprion rubrocinctus“, Read More

Successful First Breeding of Hawaiian Endemic Flame Pipefish, Dunckerocampus baldwini

60 day post settlement Baldwini PIpefish – Copyright Jim Welsh, 2013 Proof that hobbyists can really innovate, we’re pleased to share the news from Jim Welsh, a private aquarist, of his successsful breeding and rearing of Dunckerocampus baldwini, the endemic Flame or Redstripe Pipefish from Hawaii.  For anyone not familiar with this species name, it was Read More

Crested Oyster Gobies – 3 years to Commercially Captive-Bred

Image: Crested Oyster Goby – Cryptocentroides gobiodes – quite a looker! (image courtesy Matthew L. Wittenrich) – Male Above, Female Below In a classic example of hobby & scientific collaboration, word broke today that the Crested Oyster Goby, Cryptocentroides gobiodes, should be added to our collective list of captive-bred marine fish.  While the news was Read More

ORA Black Cardinalfish available soon, Goth Reefers pensively rejoice

ORA’s announcement of their Black Cardinfalfish may make 2013 the year of the Cardinalfish.  Banggai Rescue is slated to be published, David Watson is presenting “Cardinalfish breeding beyond the Banggai” at the 2013 Marine Breeder’s Workshop, and twice this month we’ve running stories about new commercial production of non-Banggai Cardinalfish. These species are much more Read More

Rising Tide announces success with captive-bred Green Chromis

Green Chromis as a species complex (Chromis viridis, C. caerulea, and C. atripectoralis) represent the NUMBER ONE species collected for the marine aquarium hobby*, yet unlike another popular bread & better species (such as the Ocellaris Clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris), the Green Chromis evaded any captive breeding success for years. Only in very resent times was experimental rearing of Read More