Unique and weird jawfish-mimic octopus interaction videoed in Lembeh Straits

[vimeo width=”680″ height=”420″]http://vimeo.com/23317612[/vimeo] The video by Godehard Korp is certainly one of the strangest and most unique interactions between marine animals we have ever seen. The Mimic Octopus shown crawling on the muck reefs of Lembeh-Straits has a truly unique…

6 Reasons an Octopus is an Underwater Ninja

If you’re in the market for a very unique marine creature for home aquaria, an octopus could be a great option. While they certainly have drawbacks, if you’re willing to accommodate their special needs, it allows you the right to…

Soleichthys maculosus flounder mimics toxic flatworms to an incredible degree

As much as we eat soles, halibut and flounders, it’s a pity that we almost never seen any representatives of this broad group of fishes in aquaria. One fish which would make a fascinating aquarium subject is the juveniles of…

Opportunistic mimicry by a Jawfish – amateur discovery recognized in scientific literature

It’s a rare event when something discovered by a recreational diver winds up validated in the scentific community.  But that’s precisely what’s happened with a story that first caught attention in July, 2011.  Godehard Kopp, a recreational diver, recorded a…

UPDATED: Reef Builders Destination: North Sulawesi Indonesia Aug 10th – 20th
Join us in Sulawesi Indonesia as we explore the Island's Northern Coast. Get ready for an unforgettable experience with the Passport to Paradise Reef Builders Destination. This eleven-day itinerary allows us to visit all of North Sulawesi’s amazing underwater diversity. We…
Southeast Asian Sea Life—Identification Chart

The mimic octopus ( Thaumoctopus mimicus) is one such species that has an uncanny ability to mimic other ocean creatures. Popular cartoon comic XKCD decided this was perfect for their next cartoon series. While the chart above is quite funny,…

Cebuan rarities band together for one exciting shipment

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QUbqPbcDxQ[/youtube] A large shipment of cool reef critters was recently imported to Singapore which included a menageries of rare reef fish and a wunderpus. The above video of the Wunderpus clearly shows the amazing colour and banding patterns associated with this…

A Voyage Through The Pacific – The Seattle Aquarium

We have a confession to make: We love public aquariums and we have a goal to visit as many as we possibly can throughout our travels. We recently stopped by the Seattle Aquarium and had an incredible afternoon viewing some…

How Can A Protein Skimmer Improve Your Aquarium Maintenance?

Protein skimmers are the quintessential component of aquarium filtration that almost every reefer has in their sump. It is possible to be successful without one but controlling the amount organic nutrients makes aquarium maintenance much easier. Protein skimming is when…

The Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium might just be Omaha’s best kept secret

When you think coral and saltwater fish, Nebraska would probably not come to mind immediately. Being triply landlocked, Nebraska is as far away from the sea as you could imagine. Somewhere within Omaha however is home to the Henry Doorly…