The Long Island Aquarium: A Pleasant Surprise Near the Tip of the Island

If you are ever visiting NYC and have time for a day trip out on Long Island, I would highly suggest the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center out in Riverhead as an excellent family destination. The center is about…

ReefGen offering Long Island Aquarium corals, Flamboyant cuttlefish and rare captive bred fish

ReefGen was cofounded by Laura Birenbaum and Justin Credabel to produce premium aquacultured coral, invertebrates, fishes and sharks. The operation is in collaboration with Joe Yaiullo, curator of the Long Island Aquarium, probably best known for his highly respected 12-year-old,…

Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center is the new name of Atlantis Marine World

The iconic Atlantis Marine World of Long Island, NY is reinventing itself with the launch of a new hotel as the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. After ten years of operating as the Atlantis we all know and love…

How to Cycle a Reef Aquarium Right Away – With Corals First

Forever and a day we have been schooled in how to set up and cycle an aquarium. Set it up, wet it, add bacteria, test, add fish, test again, and then eventually add corals. But here at Reef Builders we can’t help but think there’s another way to fast reef tank cycling, and that actually, people have been doing it wrong all along…

10 Rare Hawaiian Aquarium Fish

Hawaii is well known as a hot spot of endemism both above and below the water and this is a fact which aquarium fish fanciers are very well acquainted with. Many common shallow water species that have been enjoyed by…

Top 10 Classic Hawaiian Aquarium Fish

There certainly has been a lot of commotion surrounding Hawaiian reef fish lately, following the total closure of commercial collection of aquarium fish from the Pacific island chain last week. It’s been a long, drawn out legal battle in the…

Pseudojuloides pluto and proserpina are two new pencil wrasses from Micronesia and the Marquesan islands

Prolific Ph.D. candidate Yi Kai Tea (Lemon Tyk) has published papers on not just two but four new species of Pencil wrasse this week. Pseudojuloides crux and P.paradiseus are now being joined by P.pluto and P.proserpina, taking the total number of Pencil Wrasse species to 18.

Transfer Your Freshwater Skills And Setup Your First Saltwater Aquarium

Making the switch from freshwater to a saltwater aquarium is easier than you think. If you already have the skills to maintain a freshwater aquarium you only need to familiarize yourself with a few new techniques, additives, and saltwater aquarium…

Incredible Shipment of Solomon Island Acros land at Unique Corals

The Solomon Islands was the birthplace of many of the nicest colorful SPS corals we originally enjoyed in the boom days of reef aquarium keeping. This is what makes corals from this part of the Coral Triangle so special and…

Cirrhilabrus briangreenei, an Old Aquarium Fish is a New Species of Fairy Wrasse

Cirrhilabrus briangreenei is a long overdue description for a fish that has been known in the marine aquarium hobby as the black spot pyle wrasse since at least 2008, see video below. The official description proposes the name Latigo fairy wrasse…