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Bali Aquarich floors us with captive-bred cleaner wrasses

Hobbyist have been chipping away at attempting to successfully breed the cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, for years, with many well-documented captive spawns in Germany and the United States, yet nothing more came from those spawns. Then a 53-day success was reported in…

Rare fish alert: The original hybrid Paracentropyge, and BlueHarbor unleashes teaser clips

It has been just less than a month ago when we broadcasted about the newest Paracentropyge hybrid to hit the scenes. Well we hope that’s still fresh in your minds, as BlueHarbor has just uploaded a video of the “original”…

Elos partners with CoralVue as sole North American distributor

Score another victory for CoralVue. Elos has just announced the transfer of North American distribution and customer support for Elos products to CoralVue effective June 1, 2013. The news comes at a time where Elos USA has had a minimal…

AI Hydra LED coming in hot at 95 watts & $399

The AI Hydra LED light is a surprise from left field by AquaIllumination which is going to be available quite soon. It’s been great having AquaIllumination cranking out new product releases including the AI Vega, New Controller, EXT Rail, Powerpucks,…

Philips TLED lamp prototype hits 200lm/W

Philips, the lighting company behind the Luxeon series of LEDs that are used by a number of aquarium fixture makers, recently announced that they have a prototype LED lamp that is hitting an efficiency of 200lm/W. The 1500lm, 3000-4500K, 7.5W…

Successful First Breeding of Hawaiian Endemic Flame Pipefish, Dunckerocampus baldwini

60 day post settlement Baldwini PIpefish – Copyright Jim Welsh, 2013 Proof that hobbyists can really innovate, we’re pleased to share the news from Jim Welsh, a private aquarist, of his successsful breeding and rearing of Dunckerocampus baldwini, the endemic Flame…

Tougher wildlife import restrictions proposed by US…again

Newly proposed federal legislation is taking aim at halting the importation and interstate trade of non-native livestock, including fish and aquatic organisms bred or collected for the aquarium trade. This isn’t the first time legislation like this was proposed and…

Crested Oyster Gobies – 3 years to Commercially Captive-Bred

Image: Crested Oyster Goby – Cryptocentroides gobiodes – quite a looker! (image courtesy Matthew L. Wittenrich) – Male Above, Female Below In a classic example of hobby & scientific collaboration, word broke today that the Crested Oyster Goby, Cryptocentroides gobiodes,…

ORA Black Cardinalfish available soon, Goth Reefers pensively rejoice

ORA’s announcement of their Black Cardinfalfish may make 2013 the year of the Cardinalfish.  Banggai Rescue is slated to be published, David Watson is presenting “Cardinalfish breeding beyond the Banggai” at the 2013 Marine Breeder’s Workshop, and twice this month…

Industry mourns the loss of aquarium pioneer Gunther Eheim

We are sad to report that aquarium industry pioneer Gunther Eheim, founder of EHEIM,  passed away Saturday at the age of 93. As an entrepreneur and innovator, Mr. Eheim revolutionized the aquarium industry with the invention of the first EHEIM…