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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…

Among The Reef Brings Back the Prized Mauritian Zebra Tang

The zebra tang is a fish so rare in the aquarium hobby that most reefers have never even seen one, let alone know that they exists. Although very few specimens have been imported to the aquarium hobby to begin with,…

British Experts Called In To Help Mauritius Protect Coral Reefs From Oil Spill

The UK Government has sent three British ecology experts and one marine legal expert to Mauritius to support the next phase of Mauritius response to a devastating oil spill, after a ship containing 4,000 litres of fuel ran aground and…

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus Brought to America by TSM Corals

For decades the red blotched fairy wrasse, Cirrhilabrus sanguineus, has been a holy grail of wrasse collectors and pretty much known only from books and pictures. The earlier this year expert deep diving fish collector Tim Bennett shocked the world by hauling…

Stunning ORANGE ‘Tiger Tail’ Coral Beauty Has Hybrid Traits

The Coral Beauty angelfish is one of the most highly variable of all pygmy angelfish species. Ranging from East Africa in the Indian Ocean to the Central Pacific Ocean, it’s no surprise that this fish has a huge number of…

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus – Red Blotched Fairy Wrasse Collected in Mauritius

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus, the red-blotched fairy wrasse is a very rare, deepwater species of fairy wrasse from the Indian Ocean that we’ve never personally seen in the aquarium trade. A few lonely specimens of Cirrhilabrus sanguineus have made their way to Asia…

Meet Halichoeres gurrobyi, a new cool-looking wrasse species from Mauritius

Meet Halichoeres gurrobyi, a new cool-looking wrasse species from Mauritius. This new labrid fish species is found in the southwestern Indian Ocean and features bright yellow horizontal striped on its body and a signature black spot at the caudal-fin base…

Cool video shows the whole process of exporting fish from Mauritius

We like to promote the marine aquarium industry, and particularly the export of tropical marine fish, as a force for sustainable harvest of marine fish, sometimes undertaken by tight knit families living in coastal island communities. Nowhere is all of…

Second ever hybrid gem tang collected in Mauritius

The gem tang is arguably the most coveted of all surgeonfish species, making the first ever documented gem tang hybrid quite a sensation. Another hybrid gem tang has been collected and we have even better pictures of this stunning specimen…

Unknown Mauritius Valenciennea sleeper goby spotted at Greenwich Aquaria

Sleeper gobies are large showy sand-sifting gobies of the genus¬†Valenciennea, of which there are many popular species in aquariums. A newly discovered specimen from Mauritius hints that there could be yet another new addition to this highly desirable and attractive…