Big thanks goes out to Jay Hemdal for informing us about a mirror site to the online fish reference website Fishbase. For some unholy reason the most comprehensive website to all fish uses servers that are made of popsicle sticks and ducktape, therefore they are slow as molasses in January. It was really painfully slow. We don’t know much about the masked crusader which took upon him/her/itself to put all of Fishbase onto a lickedy quick mirror site but someone please award them a medal. Now you won’t have to go to specialty sites like Goby Frontiers, Centropyge.net, or plain old image searches for Fish ID . Hopefully the new site doesnt get so much traffic that is freezes up like the original Fishbase. Now if someone could just resurrect CoralSearch we’d be set.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.