Black neon dottyback product review: a really sweet hybrid from Sea & Reef Aquaculture

This might be the first time we’ve ever had a live aquarium animal to review but seeing as the Black Neon Dottyback is an artifact of captive bred hybridization, we want to tell you why this fish has quickly become…

Tales from Thailand: Chingchai’s incredible DSPS tank

Having just returned from an amazing trip in Bangkok, it would almost be considered criminal if we weren’t going to spill and share on the reefing goodies this amazing city has to offer. Like our previous recount of BlueHarbor in…

Red Sea Showstopper: Purple Tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum)

When it comes to vivid coloration, the purple tang (Zebrasoma xanthurum) is arguably in a class all by itself. This resplendent Red Sea showstopper has won a special place in Chris’s heart and, given appropriate housing, tankmates, and nutrition, might…

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…

Reef Culture Technologies dabbles in rearing reef fish from wild harvested eggs

Reef Culture Technologies recently announced the successful rearing of several species of marine fish which were not spawned in aquaria, but whose eggs were collected from the Ocean. Since RCT is based in Hawaii they have good access to lots…

Tour de BlueHarbor – Part 2. Fixing a deepwater malady

This is the second and final installment to the two part BlueHarbor tour visit. In this article, we visit one of Koji’s customers with perhaps the biggest and most impressive collection of deepwater fish ever. Rare fish aficionados, you do…

Nahackyi angelfish video is the first of this isolated endemic reef fish from Johnston Atoll

The Nahacky angelfish, Centropyge nahackyi, is a super rare little Centropyge¬†that is almost as isolated in its distribution as the resplendent angelfish. Coming only from Johnston Atoll, where permits are required just to visit, the Nahacky angelfish is super well…

Remarkable collection of rare fish on Diver’s Den proves that LiveAquaria is indeed a force to be reckoned with

One can hardly deny that LiveAquaria is indeed one of the best online stores in the U.S. Although they ship only within the United States, their top notch customer service and impeccable range of high quality products are legendary even…

Prognathodes obliquus and P. dichrous are two similar yet unobtainable species from the Atlantic

The Prognathodes butterflyfishes are an underrated and seldom kept group of fishes that surely deserves some quality air time. While commoner species such as P. marcellae, P. aculeatus and P. aya make it into the trade from time to time,…

Reef Culture Technologies already beginning to ship a few ‘Hawaiian Cherub’ angelfish

Without context the image above shows a trio of the ubiquitous Caribbean pygmy angelfish, Centropyge argi, but if we told you these fish were made in Hawaii you might call us crazy. That is until we tell you that these…