Omega One Photo Contest – Be Featured in the 2017 Calendar and Win Free Fish Food for a Year

The 6th annual Omega One® photo contest is officially open for entry! Thirteen lucky winners will receive free fish food for a year (up to a $250 value) and a coveted spot in the glossy, globally distributed Omega One® Calendar. The Contest is open to residents of the United States (USA) and Canada. How to Enter Photos

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Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus, the Monsoon Fairy Wrasse Officially Described

Cirrhilabrus hygroxerus is the latin name of the newest species of fairy wrasse on the block, and it’s got a cool common name too. The monsoon fairy wrasse hails from the Timor Sea in Northwest Australia. The newly described Cirrhilabrus hydroxerus is introduced with some great aquarium photography showing the similarity between it and two other

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Friday Smorgasbord: Giant goldfish, shipmaps and leaping manta rays

What a strange week! There have been some pretty cool and unusual stories this week that deserved a bit more than just a run down in the Friday smorgasbord, like giant fish pee and cute purple squids, but we’ve still managed to uncover a few stories worthy of our weekly overview. Here we go! Seems we

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Coral Bleaching: This sad video shows the violent process

We know what the after effect of coral bleaching looks like, but now we are able to know what actually happens during this process thanks to this time-lapse video of coral dumping its zooxanthellae as a reaction to the stress of rising water temps. The video of this plate coral (Heliofungia actiniformis) shows the coral

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Awesome Fish Spotlight: The Catalina Goby

The Catalina Goby, Lythrypnus dalli, is one of those irresistible nano fish that puts other many gobies to shame. Sure, it may be in running competition with the flaming prawn goby or a Yasha goby but those vivid blue and red stripes stand out in any reef tank.  The Catalina Goby is as its name suggests,

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Deep Sea Big Eyed Squid Looks Too Silly To Be Real

This newly discovered big-eyed squid looks so goofy that it could easily be a character in Finding Nemo. The vivid purple color and especially those huge, widely spaced eyes gives this animal such a comical appearance that researchers couldn’t help but giggle when they first stumbled across this bizarre animal. In fact, the discoverers of

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Evolution Aqua joins the AIO party with eaReefPro and eaReef aquariums

The Evolution Aqua eaReefPro and eaReef all-in-one aquariums are among the recent additions for the UK company known more is aquatics products for ponds and aquariums. These new aquarium, sump and stand combinations are in line with the sleek, modern approach we are seeing more and more in the industry. The eaReefPro is the latest line of

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Fish pee is essential to the health of coral reefs

A study published in the journal Nature Communications suggests, that urine from big fish is essential in maintaining healthy coral reefs. Researchers found that reefs with more large predatory fish had healthier levels of phosphorus, from fish pee, compared to reefs depleted of large fish. Researchers from the University of Washington departments of Aquatic and Fisheries Science, surveyed 143

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Radion G4 LED Light Will Have Unspecified ‘Additional Control Functionality’

Ecotech Marine has formally taken the wraps off its next flagship LED aquarium light and we couldn’t be any more excited for the fourth-generation Radion. From the radically improved lenses, to the additional colors, increased power, and extra control channels, there’s lots to look forward to about the Radion G4 LED light. But apparently, it seems

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Tantalizing Video Clip Of A Luscious Peppermint Angelfish

The Peppermint Angelfish is the undisputed holy grail of rare and exotic reef fish. We’ve written at length about what makes Paracentropyge boylei special, and every account of this species both in the wild, and in the aquarium world. Since it’s been a while since we’ve had a peppermint angelfish in the headlines, we just wanted

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