Biota Breeds Blackcap Basslets – We Interview the Breeder

When Biota announced that they had successfully bred the Blackcap basslet, Gramma melacara, we were keen to find out more. Larviculture specialist Todd Gardner filled us in with all the details: Can…

Could Marine Purple Photosynthetic Bacteria be the Fish Food of the Future?

A Japanese technology company has made a commercial fish diet from just light, bacteria, and air that can rival or beat the nutritional profile of normal fish meal. With some commercial fish farming diets coming under scrutiny, (the feeding of…

How to Set Up a Quarantine Tank for Saltwater Fish

No matter if you’re brand new to the reefkeeping hobby, or have forty years of experience under your belt, you need to quarantine every new saltwater fish you purchase, and you need a separate quarantine tank.  Remy went to the…

Mirage Hotel’s Famous 20,000-gallon Aquarium is No More

The Mirage Hotel’s famous aquarium has been shut down and emptied as the iconic Las Vegas resort closes for good. Situated in the lobby behind the registration desks, the huge fish-only saltwater aquarium was home to 450 fish from 85…

Rare Mesophotic Acropora pichoni Surfaces at ACI Aquaculture

Last week, I visited ACI Aquaculture in Plant City, Florida. While there, Chris showed me a variety of specimens that he had recently imported. Among them was something I had never seen before. At first, I thought I was looking…

Golden Reef Solomon Islands FINDS PAIR of Aberrant Bicolor Angelfish 

Golden Reef Solomon Islands L.T.D has collected not one but two aberrant Bicolor angelfish, and what’s more, they’re a pair!  Bicolor angelfish, Centropyge bicolor, are widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific, from East Africa to the Samoan and Phoenix Islands, north to…

The Secret Nazi History of the Lyretail Anthias

In recent years, we’ve seen the classification of Pseudanthias slowly get whittled down in the light of molecular and morphological revisions. This has resulted in the expansion of Nemanthias from 1 to 6 species, the recognition of Mirolabrichthys as a…

Video: How to Set Up the Red Sea Complete Reef Care Program

When Red Sea changed its popular dosing system from seven parts to a controlled ratio 4-part based on calcium consumption, we were keen to try it out for ourselves and get it set up on the Reefer Peninsula display tank…

Corals from Honduras Could Help Florida Corals Survive  

In a pioneering effort to overcome the severe impacts of rising ocean temperatures on Florida’s coral reefs, scientists from The Florida Aquarium and the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science have embarked on a groundbreaking…

Does Size Matter in an NPS Coral Reef Tank?

One of the questions I get asked most often from people planning their NPS or azooxanthellate coral reef tank, besides my feeding schedule, is the ideal tank size for such a system. With regular, photosynthetic reef tanks, it’s a common…

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