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First Ever Tosanoides flavofasciatus for Sale in the U.S.

It’s been more than 12 years since we stated that Tosanoides flavofasciatus was one of the most beautiful of all the rare and deepwater marine fish and in all that time, we’ve still never personally laid eyes on this illustrious species.…

Is This Coral Pocillopora acuta or a Hybrid with Seriatopora?

Hybrid reef animals are a very common sighting and it is especially well documented in the marine angelfish, clownfish, butterflyfish, surgeonfish, and basically many different families of fish but it is much less well documented or studied among the corals.…

AquaEl Opti Set aquarium can house up to nine LED light strips

The marine conversion market is considerable and few freshwater aquarium sets scream out for some saltwater fun like this one from Polish manufacturer AquaEl.

Hydor – Financially Troubled Brand is acquired by Ferplast SpA

Hydor – a global brand known for making aquarium equipment and supplies has been sold to Ferplast SpA – a large global company that makes pet products including in the aquatics market. Ferplast has taken over Hydor and told us…

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…

Oregon Mummy Eye Chalice Forgot What Color It’s Supposed to Be

The Mummy Eye Chalice coral is one of the oldest and most beloved of the classic strains of Echinophyllia but this coral has a unique trick up its tentacles. When it was first introduced to the reefing world by Isaac Seidel…

Pulzar G3 Tropic & Marin LED Striplight from Giesemann Aquaristic

The Pulzar G3 is the newest version of Giesemann Aquaristic’s LED striplight which will be available in both a freshwater ‘Tropic’ and a saltwater ‘Marin’ color spectrum. First introduced in 2014 the Giesemann Pulzar was the company’s first foray into…

Gold Torch Anemone is Unlike Anything We’ve Ever Seen

If you’re anything like us, when your eyes first focused on the image above you instinctively thought this coral was one of many new strains of gold or holy grail style torch corals which are all the rage in the…

Red Sea ReefDose 2 & 4, Hands-On and Teardown

The Red Sea ReefDose has been a long time coming and after more than three years of waiting we’ve finally gotten our hands on this exciting new product. Coming in two models, the two channel ReefDose 2 and the four…

Pectinochromis lubbocki is a Gorgeous Dottyback from the Red Sea

Dottybacks are some of the most beloved tropical marine fish for the small to the large saltwater and reef aquariums and today we learned about one more species that we had never heard of before. Pectinochromis lubbocki is one of…