Pederson’s cleaner shrimp doing it’s thing on fluorescent ricordea

As we approach the new year, the artful reefers at CoralMorphologic have just released another visually stimulating video. The diminutive Pederson’s cleaner shrimp, Periclemenes pedersoni, is a gorgeous little crustacean that is nearly see-through save for a few subtle and…

Ricordea shrimp from Coral Morphologic could be a new species of Periclemenes

Ricordea Shrimp are a newly collected Periclemenes species from Southern Florida reefs which may be new to science. Our pals over at Coral Morphologic observed and collected this species living in Ricordea species corallimorphs. The diminutive discovery ranges in size…

Haiti live rock and Ricordea rock will soon be available again

After being unavailable for a few years one year, we’ve just come to learn that Haitian live rock and Ricordea rock will once again be available to the U.S. aquarium trade. Caribbean live rock from Haiti usually originates from elkhorn…

Preis Aquaristik and Ricordea Farm launch Coral-Energize food

Coral Energizer is a special blend made just for Ricordea, Zoanthids, soft corals (Alcyonacea) and leather corals (Sarcophyton sp.) Coral Energizer contains a high-quality mixture of nutrients and minerals, various marine algae, bio-polymers, proteinogenic amino acids such as arginine, glycine,…

I Got Stung By a Ball-Tentacle Shroom!

Shrooms or corallimorphs are classified as some of the most innocuous of all stinging ‘corals’ and they tend to be at the bottom of the aggression pyramid in most reef environments. The smooth surfaces of Discosoma and most Rhodactis don’t really have…

Red Mini-Maxi Anemone Lives Much Deeper than we Thought

Mini maxi Carpet anemones, Homactis tapetum, have been a hot commodity from Vietnam for a long time already. They used to come in all possible coloration, and it took us quite a long time to actually discover their habitat in…

Paracorynactis Ball Tentacle ‘Anemone’ is a Starfish Killer!

The Ball tentacle Anemone is a very unusual tropical reef cnidarian that has a more than few interesting things going for it. You would think that such an attractive critter would be a popular aquarium candidate but there are some…

Unboxing Some Fun LPS Corals from Cali Kid [Video]

If there’s one thing we wish we could share with you more, it’s the enjoyment and excitement of opening up a box of brand new corals for the Reef Builders Studio. Unfortunately many corals simply aren’t that photogenic in any…

What Should You Add First To A New Saltwater Reef Tank

Adding your first tank inhabitants is fun and exhilarating. But, it’s important to add the right creatures at the right time to ensure their survival and the health of your newly established reef tank. Start With A Clean Up Crew…

Fast Growing Corals To Quickly Fill Your Saltwater Aquarium

Fill Your Tank Quickly Does your tank look like a barren rock garden, peppered with bite-sized frags? Patience is the key to keeping a successful reef aquarium but waiting around for tiny frags to grow isn’t very rewarding especially for…