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Petco’s tank sale slashes prices on all Aqueon aquariums

Pet care retailer Petco is having a tank sale across a wide range of popular aquariums. Large or small, 1 gallon up to 75 gallons, prices have been slashed across the extensive Aqueon range, saving fishkeepers valuable dollars off their…

Living Coral Biobank Project Kicks off in Australia

You might have heard of a seed bank but have you ever heard of a Living Coral Biobank? A relatively new initiative by Great Barrier Reef Legacy is taking place in tropical North Queensland, Australia. Right on the doorstep to…

Coelastrea, Red-headed Stepchild of the Merulinidae

This article is a guest post by long term coral-taxonomy Liason Joseph Rowlett. His Indo-Pacific corals book is one of the best and newest references to learn more about coral identification. Coelastrea had a troubled entrance into this world. The…

What it’s Like To Start a ‘Career in Corals’

My name is Levi Peterson and a few months ago I made a decision to work closely with corals at ACI Aquaculture. I formerly worked at a local pet store and personally worked very closely with Non-Photosynthetic corals. However, when…

First Captive Spawning of Homophyllia australis, the Australian ‘Scolie’

For the past ten years my work has been focused on successfully inducing coral spawning events in aquariums, but Homophyllia australis is a species that remained elusive to me despite four years of effort and commitment. The challenge of working…

Breeding the Wide Band Anemonefish at De Jong Marinelife

The wide band anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus, is a rare clownfish which is endemic to a limited range in Australia. Beside the wide white bars, ‘Latz’ clownfish are also recognizable by their beautiful blue lips. This species is often found in…

In Memorium: Octocoral taxonomist Dr. Leen P. van Ofwegen

On June 25th, 2021, one of the preeminent octocoral taxonomists, Dr. Leen P. van Ofwegen of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, passed away. Though his name may not be immediately familiar to the average aquarist or diver, his impact on our…

The Hybrid Beauty, Blue Phantom Angelfish by Poma Labs

Guest Author – Ken Kwan Back in 2019, Poma Labs revealed a new hybrid angelfish called the blue phantom. A hybrid between the beautiful Blue Line Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis), and the Black Phantom angelfish (Chaetodontoplus sp)., a distinctive and very dark…

World Wide Corals 13th Anniversary Live Sale!

Come celebrate World Wide Corals 13th Anniversary Live Sale! Posting 3,100+ frags in 32 hours, with over 300 $5 frags, and Raffle Prizes too.  The sale starts this weekend on reef2reef.com and here at ReefBuilders are crazy excited to see…

Ventralis Anthias, Observations and Experiences on their Captive Care

I was always under the impression that ventralis anthias (Pseudanthias ventralis) were hard to keep, as they are often listed as “expert only”. I have always loved the looks of this fish and was a Holy Grail fish to me…