Reef Nuggets 5: Pseudanthias and notes regarding feeding and husbandry

In Reef Nuggets 4 we recounted Macropharyngodon and our personal experience with maintaining a harem using M. vivienae as an example. Today’s installation will aim at covering a topic that’s widely discussed, and on a subject that is ubiquitous and iconic in…

Reef Nuggets 4: Macropharyngodon and notes on maintaining a harem

This is the fourth installation of a running series we call Reef Nuggets, a platform in which we share informative and useful tips on reef keeping in general. In this chapter we take a look at my recount regarding the…

Reef Nuggets 3: Fairies and Flashers, with notes from the wild

Today’s Reef Nuggets deal with a topic very close to my heart. Cirrhilabrus and Paracheilinus, or more commonly known as the fairy and flasher wrasses. Instead of my usual banter on “this ultra rare flasher wrasse” or that “extremely deepwater…

Reef Nuggets 2: Aquatic Lepidopterans for your reef (Revised edition)

In our previous episode of Reef Nuggets, we explored our options for peaceful and lesser known damselfish to add a little spark of colour and life to our aquariums. Having vanquished the hateful stereotype that not all damsels are malevolent and…

Reef Nuggets 1: Damsels in disguise

Here at ReefBuilders, we keep our readers on their fins as we strive to deliver the latest aquarium happenings around the world. At the same time, we also try to pepper our blogroll with informative posts so as to keep that…

3 days, a camera and a reef aquarium: Upgrade recorded in stop motion

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BF7H6suBI4[/youtube] Setting up or upgrading your reef aquarium is hard work but despite being time consuming and frustrating, it is one of the most rewarding yet sadistically fun parts of the hobby. One hobbyist set up a camera to capture…

Simon Garratt’s inspiring intertidal reef at six months

[youtube width=”640″ height=”505″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6MUPVyFDUM[/youtube] Simon Garratt, our reefing friend across the pond, recently posted a video of his latest experiment an intertidal reef-flat biotope and we were able to garner a few nuggets of wisdom from Simon on the genesis of the…

Midweek Misnomer: Sexually confused Pseudochromis tonozukai

Misidentity, misinformation and misnomers are rampant and rife within the aquarium hobby and our peers. Some can be detrimental, while some are harmless pet peeves that run its course amongst new enthusiasts. We aren’t perfect, and more often than not we…

Pyronotanthias, Nemanthias and Mirolabrichthys help to Sort Out the ‘Classic’ Anthias Species

Anthiadines have had a taxonomic shake-up this week with 18 Anthias species being reclassified into three other genera, one of which is completely new. Dr Anthony Gill of the University of Sydney has been sifting through what was the sixty-plus species…

Tunze Osmolator 2 Has Been Completely Redesigned

The Tunze Osmolator 2 is the company’s long awaited follow up to one of the most popular auto top-off solutions in the wider aquarium hobby. Power users of the Tunze Osmolator would be hard pressed to find much to improve…