Radion & Zeovit powered aquarium is a mini reef coral-scaping masterpiece

This mini reef aquarium lighted by 3 x Radion XR30w and using ZEOvit for management of nutrients and elements is a masterpiece of fine coral reefscaping. Using a variety of SPS corals with complimentary colors and contrasting shapes suggests that…

Sanjay Joshi’s amazing reef tank is equal parts rare fish and juicy corals

Dr. Sanjay Joshi’s incredible reef tank is a Smörgåsbord of goodies ranging from amazingly matured and colorful SPS corals, to an incredible collection of exotic reef fish. You may recognize the Joculator angelfish from the classic spawning footage of the pair, and indeed,…

From Japan with love: Japanese angelfish, Randall’s assessor and crescent-tail fairy wrasse

Route 66 Marine is well known for being a balling coral supplier but as of late they’ve been getting more and more into the rare and unusual marinelife. First it was the true personifer angelfish, Chaetodontoplus personifer, then the Lennard’s…

Reef Builders top ten livestock picks of 2010

2010 has been a great year for marine aquarium livestock, with many new corals and rare fish appearing in the marine and reef aquarium hobby. It was hard to make a decision, there was a lot to pick from this…

Five Reef Critters That Come ONLY From Western Australia

Australia is home to so much exotic marine life which differs wildly from coast to coast, including the southern seas which are filled with alien cold water fish. However while most of Australian aquarium animals comes from the Great Barrier…

Route 66 Marine closes, leaves behind an incredible legacy of corals

This weekend we learned the sad news that Route 66 Marine, a pioneer in coral-specific wholesaling, has closed its doors for business. The news came as a big surprise to those who knew Eric Camaano well, and to the many…

A trio of interesting yellow angelfish have been collected in the Philippines

Unique angelfish are one of our favorite topics to write on and today we’re lucky enough to bring to your attention three unique Centropyge pygmy angelfish.  While sometimes it seems like we’ve seen it all, collections in the Philippines by RVS Fishworld continue to…

Chaetodon assarius, a rare butterflyfish from down-under

Chaetodon assarius is a rare, shallow water planktivorous butterflyfish native to the waters of Western-Australia. The lovely fish is closely related to and looks similar to various other species found around the world, such as C. dolosus and C. sedentarius.…

Friday roundup: Jet ski/submersible, smaller Ecotech Coral Glue, mainstream LED lights and Tony Vargas’s new book cover revealed

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMgRqxNqYD8[/youtube] For those of you with a a few extra bucks lying around and looking to play like a dolphin, the Seabreacher might just be for you. Although it does look like some sort of futuristic submarine, the Seabreacher is…

True personifer angelfish video shows off that expensive tail stripe

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCxr8G0Dvtc[/youtube] The true personifer angelfish, Chaetodontoplus personifer, is a relatively new species of angelfish from Western Australia which was split off from its sister species on the Eastern coast of Australia, Chaetodontoplus meridithi. We love personifer angelfish, be…