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…

Watanabe angelfish successfully bred and reared by Karen Britain

If we just stumbled across a random youtube video claiming to be documenting captive bred marine angefish we’d be skeptical to say the least. However we are a lot more credulous when we see that the video of captive bred…

House of Fins has another amazing SPLASH event coming up this weekend

The SPLASH celebration is an annual sale, aquarium event and mini conference put on every year by House of Fins, one of the biggest rare reef fish dealers in the country, especially at the brick-n-mortar retail level. House of Fins…

Footage of Centropyge interrupta in the wild shows off its large and beautiful stature

Very few Centropyge angelfish can rival the beauty and grace of Centropyge interrupta. The combination of iridescent blue and orange coupled with the yellow tail fin screams for attention and it’s hardly a surprise that this fish lands itself right…

Super rare Chaetodontoplus niger photographed in Oak Island, Japan

Chaetodontoplus niger is a fish so seldom seen and so little is known about, that the word rare is quite simply, an extreme understatement. It is possibly the rarest member of the Chaetodontoplus genus, along with C. ballinae. There have…

Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Exhibit opens at Waikiki Aquarium

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kN2ypEDoop0[/youtube] We wrote about the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands exhibit at the Waikiki Aquarium earlier this year and it finally opened in August. As the first major display in nearly six years at the aquarium, the NWHI exhibit features fish and…

Two great aquarium stores in Greenwich CT having big annual sales this weekend

House of Fins and Greenwich Aquaria are two of the finest retail aquarium stores in the country which we have written about extensively over the years – only LiveAquaria and Old Town Aquarium do as much shaking down of rare…

Genicanthus semifasciatus angelfish makes a surprise appearance in large numbers

Genicanthus semifasciatus is perhaps the rarest of the obtainable six species of swallowtail angelfishes that make up part of the Genicanthus genus. The other four members are extremely rare and conventionally unobtainable to the average aquarist, perhaps with the exception…

Following passion to a job in the aquarium industry

Seems like just a few months ago, I was comfortably rat-holed in my souless, financial-sector job, using every spare second to play with, or plot about my aquariums, writing my weekly rants on all things saltwater, or traveling to speaking gigs and…

Reef Fish Hawaii HD for the iPad is the perfect companion to Reef Critters Hawaii

Reef Fish Hawaii HD from Keoki and Yuki Stender of Marine Life Photography is the fishy follow up to the Reef Critters Hawaii app that was previously released for the iPad. Like its predecessor, Reef Fishes Hawaii includes tons of…