The Incredible Display of Rare Reef Fish by De Jong Marinelife

When it comes to sourcing and handling rare marine fish, De Jong Marinelife is definitely one of the world leaders for exotic reef animals from all over the world. This normally wholesale-only operation is not open to the public but every…

500 gallon Mountain View reef tank is home to an exquisite wall of corals

Nestled in the foothills of Genesee Colorado, there is a most excellent 500 gallon reef tank with an exquisite wall of corals and an impressive view of the Colorado Rockies. This Mountain View reef tank is maintained by Premier Fish & Reef…

Bellissima bellus: The biology and hybridization of Genicanthus bellus

The genus Genicanthus boasts of ten medium to large angelfish species that have evolved away from the regular substrate perusing stereotype. All members of this genus are rather streamlined, being longer than they are tall. Their caudal fins are festooned with…

Bali Aquarich’s angelfish accolades part 3: Trimaculatus trifecta

It has been a wonderful week for us here in Bali again, and our two-monthly visit to Bali Aquarich never fails to deliver amazing stories. Having seen their first ever captive raised Pomacanthus hybrid and the development of those darling Holacanthus…

Sequential Hermaphrodites: Protandrous, Protogynous or serial bidirectional?

Things are rather peculiar in the realm of reef fish. Few phenomenons are clear cut in black and white. At a glance it’s as if the myriad of biological processes walk the grey zone, waiting for the deciding waves to push them…

Understanding the photography triad: ISO, aperture and shutter speed

As aquarium owners, we are often very proud of our creations and want to capture them in pictures. Perhaps it’s that Acropora that you’ve been growing, or that fish that you love so much. Photography is a great way to…

Who knew Chris Turnier is so talented at painting and carving aquarium fish?

The aquarium hobby is blessed with talented painters like Kaitlyn Cameron and Nate Wilson but the big surprise today is that one of our pioneering aquarists is also gifted with the brush, and the chisel. Chris Turnier who has paid his…

BlueSpace and Crazy Aquarium in Bangkok is a mecca for Anthias and well groomed reef fish

In the second part of our Thailand escapade, we navigate through the labyrinth that is Jatujak. Jatujak, or JJ market, is a humongous fair that happens every weekend. The market contains over 15,000 stalls spanning 35 acres, and sells everything…

Karen Brittain attempts rearing of the bandit angelfish

Karen Brittain is at it again with an attempt to rear another rare angelfish, this time making progress with the bandit angelfish, Apolemichthys arcuatus. We came across this video of the bandit angelfish larvae posted by Bruce Carlson and are impressed…

2012 Marine Breeder’s Year in Review

As has become a tradition, it’s time again for a look back at the past year’s advances in marine fish breeding with our annual Marine Breeder’s Year In Review.  (see 2010, and 2011 Part 1, and 2011 Part 2, for…