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Rising Tide announces success with captive-bred Green Chromis

Green Chromis as a species complex (Chromis viridis, C. caerulea, and C. atripectoralis) represent the NUMBER ONE species collected for the marine aquarium hobby*, yet unlike another popular bread & better species (such as the Ocellaris Clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris), the Green…

SCMAS delivers another record-breaking Reef-A-Palooza

Reefapalooza is hosted by the Southern California Marine Aquarium Society and it was held at the Orange County Fair Grounds, Costa Mesa, California on October 20, through the 21.  At 23,000 square feet this facility was large enough to house over…

Drs. Mark Erdmann and Gerry Allen Coauthor Most Definite Species Reference of The East Indies To Date

Conservation International yesterday released what is currently the most comprehensive and definite species reference of the Coral Triangle to date. Reef Fishes of the East Indies is a three volume work coauthored by Drs. Mark Erdmann and Gerry Allen that…

Cirrhilabrus squirei: First specimen caught and shipped to BlueHarbor

“Cirrhilabrus squirei” is a spanking new labrid to be added to the growing list of fairy wrasses species. Collected in the Coral Sea, this ultra gorgeous species pays homage to Cirrhilabrus johnsoni, as well as Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus (The Pintail…

Dr. Seuss fish, Belonoperca pylei, in America

The Dr. Seuss Soapfish, Belonoperca pylei, brings back so many fond memories. I have never been more excited about a fish than I am on the arrival of this one. My first encounter with this fish was back in 2006 when Greg…

Bali Aquarich – Contender for first captive-bred Annularis angelfish

A recent spate of captive breeding successes, particularly with the Koran angelfish Pomacanthus semicirculatus, had us wondering what the next captive bred “Big Angel” would be.  Based on what we’re seeing from Bali Aquarich (producers of the first captive-bred Pinnatus Batfish), it…

Todd Gardner is breeding success with AlgaGen Copepods & 20,000 Gallons

Earler today, Todd Gardner (the man to first breed Liopropoma basslets) announced a new breeding success at the Long Island Aquarium where two damselfish species were specifically mentioned.  Neoglyphidodon melas, the Bowtie Damsel, was reared from larvae collected in the…

Let these Electric Imps into your house

There has been a ton of talk over the years about home automation, with various companies making big claims about how simple it will be to implement, including massive heavyweights light Google. We haven’t seen much evidence on any of…

Panda Banggai cardinalfish is the first captive strain of this iconic reef fish

The Panda Banggai Cardinalfish is an exciting new strain of Pterapogon kauderni which is a huge achievement for a fish which has captivated the hearts and minds of so many fish lovers. Hailing from a huge operation of banggai cardinalfish…

BlueHarbor releases new pictures and videos of Cirrhilabrus claire along with the other deepwater rarities

BlueHarbor released new pictures and videos of their latest haul and here’s a better look at the insanely rare Cirrhilabrus claire. As we’ve mentioned previously, C. claire has never had its live picture featured anywhere before and this pair marks…