Levi Peterson
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The Hidden Aquatic Gems of Tampa Bay Florida

Many people vacation around or near Tampa Bay in the beautiful sunny state of Florida. Sadly most of those people have little to no idea of the diversity of organisms that lie below the surface of the Bay. I have…

Levi’s Deepwater Reef Tank

Deepwater organisms have always had a special place in my heart. In this article, we are going to explore my “Deepwater Reef”.  First things first, what is generally considered to be “deepwater”? Many people have their opinions on this, but I…

Poey’s Butterflyfish is an Exception to the Prognathodes Rule

The wonderful Prognathodes aculeatus, or Poey’s Butterflyfish, happens to be my favorite species of butterflyfish in the world. This beautiful Prognathodes species originates from the tropical Western Atlantic and can be found off the coast of Florida all the way…

Molly Miller Blenny is a Viable Alternative for Aiptasia Control

The Molly Miller Blenny, Scartella cristata, is a unique blenny that originates from the Caribbean. These blennies generally grow to about four inches in length and have a unique appetite. In the hobby, many aquarium enthusiasts report these blennies to…

The Wrasse Bass is a Painted Basslet from the Western Atlantic

Liopropoma eukrines, otherwise known as the Wrasse Bass is a beautiful Liopropoma that comes from the depths of the Caribbean. Its sheer color makes it stand out to divers and aquarists. This fish is not to be confused with the…

Orangeback Bass is a Collector’s Item from the Caribbean

Ah, the odd Orangeback Bass, Serranus annularis…let’s take some time and explore this species. Some may mistake this fish for its close relative the Lantern Bass, but the Orangeback Bass is a unique Caribbean fish that is not seen very…

How To Keep Leptogorgia Gorgonians

Ahhh the wonderful Leptogorgia virgulata, a beautiful non-photosynthetic gorgonian. This wonderful species of gorgonian calls most of the eastern seaboard of the United States home. It can also be found on both coasts of Florida. This species comes in a…

The Orange Tree Gorgonian is a Rare, Deepwater Treat

The wonderful Swiftia exserta, also known as the Orange Tree Gorgonian, is a treat for all those reef hobbyists who enjoy oddball marine life. Their striking color and shape have them highly sought after in the non-photosynthetic side of the…

Levi’s Caribbean Biotope Aquarium

I’ve always personally wanted to set up an aquarium endemic to a certain area of the ocean. I recently moved across the country to Florida, and with the move, I happened to have an empty 75-gallon aquarium. I figured if…

Rare Soft Coral Surfaces at QGI Aquatics 

We have all seen our fair share of soft and azooxanthellate corals in the hobby, but this one is definitely different. Not much is known about Chromonephthea as they rarely make it into the hobby. The specimens pictured were imported…