Australophyllia is the new home of ‘Symphyllia’ wilsoni

Australophyllia wilsoni is the new name for what we currently call Symphyllia wilsoni. We’ve always known that there was something special about Australophyllia wilsoni, from it smorphology, polyp appearance on from where in the world it comes from. Compared to other Symphyllia, the coral formerly known as ‘Symphyllia wilsoni’ is much brighter, more colorful and

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Shark Whisperer removes hook from wild shark by hand!

Sharks are some of the most dangerous animals in the ocean but sometimes they need our help too. Since sharks pose a danger to humans in the water, they have been demonized and treated with the utmost disrespect. Because of this disdain, people have hunted sharks with abandon, but this onslaught has left many sharks maimed and permanently scarred, often

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SpeedStir magnetic stirrer because mixing by hand is for suckers

The SpeedStir is a very interesting miniature magnetic stirrer for better and easier testing of water quality. However this novel contraption comes to us not from the aquarium hobby, but from the pool water testing division of Taylor Technologies. Home water testing of aquarium water is the backbone of what allows us to manage water quality

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Wisdom from a 15 year old “extremely large” aquarium

For most of us, upgrading and having a larger aquarium than the one we currently have is never far from our minds. We constantly dream about what corals and fish we would keep in it. What kind of lighting and filtration equipment we dream of having. How much flow is enough for our new dream

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Where are thou, Thrive Aquatics and your Waterlab?

This is the story of the rise and fall of Thrive Aquatics, and their missteps with the Thrive Water Lab which led to empty promises to retail stores across the United States and abroad. It was a cold morning when Jeff logged onto this site to check the daily news of the aquatics industry. The day

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Chimera Heliofungia, a fusion of two long tentacle plate corals

It’s quite rare that we see a long tentacle plate coral which is noteworthy enough to turn heads, but we have a special treat for you today. This incredible Heliofungia actiniformis comes to us from Bali Aquarium who spotted this specimen exhibiting a nearly perfect split coloration; grey brown on one side, neon green on the

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Aberrant ‘Superfemale’ Bellus angelfish

Genicanthus bellus is one of the prettiest species of swallowtail angelfish, and their small adult size also makes them the most suited to aquarium life. Like all Genicanthus, G. bellus has very strong sexual color differences and some would argue that the female bellus angelfish is even prettier than the male. Of all the angelfish groups and

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Pacific Sun LED make a return to North American distribution

Pacific Sun LED has been has been making interesting LED lights in Poland for several years now, and they’ve once again secured a distribution deal in North America. Deepwater Aquatics which has racked up a few exclusives including their BLDC pump and Aquaforest products has now become the exclusive distributor for Pacific Sun LED lights

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What do you think about Longfin Clownfish?

Longfin clownfish have been around for a little while and by now some of you have seen these fish in real life. Now that we’ve all some time for the concept of clownfish with long fins to sink in, it would be interesting to gauge the public opinion of this domesticated strain of Amphiprion ocellaris.

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Comiquarium coral care comics are way beyond cute

Artist Raymond Wibowos CORAL SPECIES series has to be one of the cutest ways to learn coral care. Raymond started the educational comic series on his Instagram account @Comiquarium and we’ve been hooked ever since. The Bubble Coral, Plerogyra sinuosa was the first comic coral to pull at our cute strings, and we couldn’t contain ourselves when more cute

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