Waterpik: Removing Coral Pests with a Miniature Pressure Washer

Dealing with coral pests and parasites can be one of the most challenging experiences beginner and experienced reefers will ever have to deal with. It’s the most frustrating to have a healthy reef tank with ideal parameters, only to have…

Simplicity Coral Dipping Container is an evolved vessel for pests

The importance of dipping corals cannot be underestimated these days as we covet and culture evermore expensive coral variants, yet pass them from owner to owner, tank to tank, in frag form. We all know what it’s like to find…

Tempestichthys bettyae is a tiny new ocean sleeper from the Coral Sea

A new species of reef-dwelling ocean sleeper has been described from Eastern Australia. Named Tempestichthys bettyae the tiny 12.4mm long fish looks like a goby but is in fact from the sister family of the true gobies, Thalasseleotrididae. The ocean…

Is a ‘Pest Free Guarantee’ Too Much to Ask for in Corals & Frags?

It’s not a stretch to say that the coral aquarium hobby is a fairly mature past time with more than a few decades of experience and refinement. After more than twenty years of intensive culture we have access to a…

How To Dip Corals And Remove Pests With Gallery Aquatica TV

Removing Coral Pests and Algae Dip dip dip, don’t let those nasties in your tank! Ania from Gallery Aquatica TV is back again with another informative and entertaining video about the importance of dipping corals and removing pests. Gallery Aquatics…

Acropora tenella Ties World Record for Deepest Staghorn Coral

Acropora tenella is one of the lesser known ‘deep water’ or ‘naked’ style Acros, and it can be quite beautiful and colorful too. However a recent observation of this species in the coral obliterates the maximum known depth for this…

Top 5 invasive corals that border on being aquarium pests

We’re so used to thinking of corals as precious and delicate, it’s hard to imagine some of them are invasive species in our aquariums. Invasive corals in the wild are a real problem, with sun coral Tubastrea┬áhaving two established species…

Common Coral Reef Pests and some ideas on how to remove them

In the early days of the hobby, we paid little attention to the many small animals that came in with our corals. We had such a difficult time keeping our corals alive that little thought was paid to the potential…

Fauna Marin’s new Ultra Pest Control, for coral dips

Fauna Marin’s new Ultra Pest control will be available soon. And as much as we would like to think we don’t need products like this we all do at some point in our saltwater keeping lives. This Ultra Pest Control…

Eight Coral Treasures from The Hong Kong Aquarium Trade

Aquacultured corals are becoming more and more popular as we progress in the reefing hobby, but many of the wild or maricultured pieces seem to be appearing less frequently. Those huge tables and clusters of coral which were imported from…