As betta popularity grows, how will it impact the saltwater hobby?

Walking into a large pet store, you might find that lowly endcap of freshwater betta fish has now expanded with entire aisle of shelves dedicated to the Siamese fighting fish. The rising popularity of keeping this fish is fueling the growth of betta-related products. The one question we ask, will this impact the saltwater side

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Abei Angelfish Collected in the Coral Sea

The Abei Angelfish, Centropyge abei, is a reef fish so rare that most of us, ourselves included, have never seen one in real life. To date, your only chance to see a living Abei Angelfish has been at the Waikiki Aquarium where this fish is one of the superstars of their rare fish on display. However

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First video of coral bioluminescence in the deep sea

For the first time in history, deep-sea coral bioluminescence has been recorded in full-color HD video. The hypnotic video was captured in the deep sea off the coast of Oahu Hawaii and is a collaboration with Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (DOER) and Canon USA. In the short video clip, you see the arm of a submersible

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Nominations still open for Marine Aquarium Hobbyist of the Year

There is still time to nominate a deserving hobbyist for the Neptune Systems Marine Aquarium Hobbyist of the Year (MAHY) award. Now in its second year, the award recognizes a saltwater aquarium enthusiast exemplifying a passion for the hobby, dedication, persistence, patience, helpfulness, humility, and incredible respect from their peers. If you know of anyone

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Radion G4 LED to Feature Radical New Lens Design

The Radion G4 LED will be the successor to the third generation Radion LED light from Ecotech Marine. The Radion G3 Pro LED has easily been one of the most popular full-fledged reef aquarium LED lights in recent years and since it’s been well over two years since its introduction, you can count on the Radion

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Teenyreef’s impeccable 10 gallon reef tank

Today’s featured reef tank is not a massive piece of room furniture, but rather a a restrained, miniature desktop masterpiece. Teenyreef’s nano reef tank is a shining example of how much you can do in the confines of a 10 gallon tank, with a very reasonable amount of effort and investment. Although you can practically pick up

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QuietFlow LED Pro from Aqueon Lights Up When Dirty

The QuietFlow LED Pro is a new version of the Aqueon power filter with a few new features to help users get the most from the device. Most noticeable of the new additions is an LED indicator light to alert users when their cartridge has become clogged. A simple level sensor inside the QuietFlow LED Pro

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The Hottest Corals of 1996

1996 was an interesting year for a number of reasons as it was the year that Dolly the sheep was cloned, DVDs were launched and my Steelers lost to the dreaded Cowboys. There were no digital cameras, nor smartphones, and very few named corals and only 45 million people in the entire world used the

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Friday Smorgasbord: The raven, fake fish, ocean views and strange spheres

It’s hard to believe August is already here and that means MACNA is right around the corner. To start your weekend off right, we have a few tasty tidbits in this edition of the Friday Smorgasbord including a new whale, information on fake seafood, a cool 360-degree interactive video and an odd (and stinky) floating

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Captive Bred Mandarin Goby from Biota Aquariums

The mandarin goby is one of the most popular marine aquarium fish, unfortunately it is not the easiest fish to keep, and definitely not recommended for beginners. One way to make the iconic dragonet more accessible is to offer them as captive bred, which ORA has done in the past, and which Biota Aquariums is

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