Bluelined surgeonfish inhibits coral growth says Coral Sea Foundation

The charitable organization Coral Sea Foundation has observed Bluelined surgeonfish, Acanthurus lineatus, actively suppressing coral growth at one of its monitoring sites, Lizard Island, on the Great Barrier Reef. Also known as…

Two Dipsastraea speciosa corals we wish we’d bought when we saw them

Do you ever regret not buying a coral? We were scrolling through our phone pictures recently when we were reminded of two “Favia” which were on sale when we worked in a wholesaler’s. There we dealt with thousands of corals…

WAMAS donates $20,000 to the Living Coral Biobank Project

The Washington DC Area Marine Aquarist Society (WAMAS) has donated $20,000 USD to the Great Barrier Reef Legacy Living Coral Biobank Project. Based in Port Douglas, Australia, the aim of the project is to safeguard the biodiversity of all known…

Oceanic Institute of Hawaii raises Longnose Butterflyfish, Forcipiger flavissimus

The Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University has succeeded in culturing the Longnose Butterflyfish, Forcipiger flavissimus. The institute that bought us the first captive-bred population of Yellow Tangs has today released pictures of 90-day-old captive-raised F.flavissimus, breaking the 86-day record…

ReefStock Australia is a big success down under

ReefStock – the global reefing event and the biggest reefing show in Australia – was held last weekend and proved to be a huge success for all the hobbyists and vendors who attended. Situated at the Sydney showground, ReefStock attracted…

Nyos join the two-part epoxy putty party

Two-part epoxy putty needs no introduction as most of us get covered in it every weekend, but Nyos has launched its own epoxy called Reef Putty. Like other epoxy putties in the hobby, Reef Putty contains two equal parts that…

Reef S2/M Desktop Mini is the new feature-loaded nano tank from Cade

Cade showed off a new desktop mini reef system at Reefstock Australia 2022. Called the Reef S2/M it’s the smallest in the S2 range at 45x45x40cm tall, only it has one big, novel feature hidden away under that base plinth…

Sunday tank maintenance: Do you siphon or not siphon your substrate?

Maybe it’s because we’re from the land that we are so obsessed with the substrates in our aquariums. Deep sand, shallow sand, live sand, Aragonite, sugar-sized fine, coarse, chips, coral gravel, or bare bottom – we’ve done them all, and…

Triton gets reloaded with Core 7 Flex and new Concentrated Reagents

You may be forgiven for thinking TRITON has been quiet recently, but in true TRITON fashion, the leading, global aquarium lab company has been anything but, and instead has been busy inventing new ways for reefkeepers to use and experience…

Great Barrier Reef records highest hard coral cover in 36 years

The Australian Institute of Marine Science has reported a 36-year coral coverage high across the Great Barrier Reef for 2021/22. The greatest coverage increases were reported in the North and Central regions of the GBR, which is in direct contrast…

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