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Illumagic’s wired light controller will dim Vitamini and piXel LED

Taiwanese lighting brand Illumagic is to launch an inline LED light controller capable of adding dimmer and timer functions to the previously uncontrollable Vitamini light bar and new piXel LED puck. Light bars are gaining massively in popularity as reefers…

Monocentris chrysadamas is a new species of Pineapple Fish from Taiwan

A new, fourth species of Pineapple fish has been described from specimens collected in Taiwan. Named Monocentris chrysadamas, or the Golden Diamond Pineapple Fish, it lives sympatrically with the very similar Monocentris japonicus, but was found to be a new…

AAC lands ten Zebra tangs, Acanthurus polyzona

Advanced Aquarium Consultancy has successfully imported no fewer than ten Zebra tangs, Acanthurus polyzona, into the UK. A holy grail amongst surgeonfish, Zebra tangs look superficially similar to Convict tangs, Acanthurus triostegus, but Zebras only come from  Madagascar, Mauritius, and…

The Beloved Duncan Coral Discovered in Indonesia!

The Duncan coral is one of the most distinctive, hardy and beloved of all corals which grows well in a wide range of aquarium setups. Reefers tend to think of Duncanopsammia as uniquely Australian as that is where all of the…

Birdsongichthys rectus and Robinsichthys nigrimarginatus are two new deepwater gobies from the Caribbean

Two new gobies have been collected and described from deep waters in the Caribbean Sea. New species Robinsichthys nigrimarginatus becomes only the second member of the genus Robinsichthys, while Birdsongichthys rectus is given both new genus and new species status. …

Holy Grail Angelfish is a venusta X multifasciata hybrid

RVS Fishworld Inc has collected an exquisitely colored hybrid dwarf angelfish in the Philippines. A naturally occurring cross between the Blue back angelfish, Centropyge venusta, and the Many-banded or Multibar angelfish, C.multifasciata, few hybrids surpass the beauty of either parent…

Two companies plead guilty to unlawfully importing corals from Vietnam

Two aquatic companies pleaded guilty this week to federal criminal charges for illegally importing protected live corals from Vietnam, concealing their unlawful activity, and submitting false records with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The United States Attorney’s office…

Metalhead Echinopora Grows like Devil Horns

The ‘MetalHead Echinopora‘ is certainly not going to win any beauty awards and it’s a decidedly grey coral but what it lacks in fluorescence is more than made up for by a very unique branching pattern. In a reef tank…

New deepwater butterflyfish extends its range to North East Taiwan

A recently described butterflyfish has been reported for the first time from northeast Taiwan. Roa haraguchiae was described in 2020, but the only member of its genus represented in Taiwan until now has been Roa modesta. Most of the eight…

Anti-Cyano Symbio kit is a Tag Team treatment for Cyanobacteria 

The Anti Cyano Symbio Kit is a new two-part red slime algae treatment coming out of Reef Workshop in France. The treatment tackles cyanobacteria in saltwater tanks by combining two freeze-dried bacteria products, Anti-Cyano Symbio, and Bacto Symbio, which when…