Australia LFS Tour: Majestic Aquariums Sets a High Bar!

In the spirit of learning everything about the hobby, from all corners of the aquarium world. we’re on a tour of the great land down under, Australia. We’ve got a crazy touring schedule planned to visit fish stores, aquariums, wholesalers…

The Ocean’s Protein Skimmer Is Overflowing In Australia!

Anytime someone is first introduced to the concept of a protein skimmer for cleaning saltwater aquarium water, we invariably use the example of beach foam that is sometimes seen on beaches. Well this week that example got kicked into overdrive…

Meet The Desert Dwelling Australian Shield Shrimp

Australian Shield Shrimp Last months after heavy rains in Australia, tiny shield shrimps (Triops australiensis) started hatching after years of lying dormant in the middle of the desert. The shrimps are adapted to desert conditions and their eggs can remain dry…

Friday Smorgasbord: Giant goldfish, shipmaps and leaping manta rays

What a strange week! There have been some pretty cool and unusual stories this week that deserved a bit more than just a run down in the Friday smorgasbord, like giant fish pee and cute purple squids, but we’ve still…

First Video Of Coral Bleaching Behavior

For the first time coral researchers in Brisbane, Australia have recorded a time-lapse video of coral bleaching behavior. To capture the video researchers took a photograph every 3 seconds using a combination of digital camera, smart tablet and microscopes to record…

Captive Bred Royal Grammas Coming Soon to Australia

The royal gramma is such a common and low profile fish, that news of this fish’s successful breeding may not register on the popularity radar. However if you are a fan of Gramma dejongi, or live in Australia, captive bred royal…

Leopard Shark “Virgin Birth” at Reef HQ Townsville Australia

A female leopard shark in Townsville Australia has given birth to three adorable shark pups, without a male shark. Although ‘virgin birth’ has been documented before in leopard sharks it is still quite unique for eggs to hatch successfully without…

Gorgeous xanthic scribbled angelfish discovered in East Australia

A xanthic specimen of the scribbled angelfish, Chaetodontoplus duboulayi, was discovered in Mackay, eastern Australia. The news of this very unusual female scribbled angelfish comes to us from Aqua Lovers in Japan who received this fish and shared an incredible photo…

So a fish walks into a jellyfish…

OK, so it didn’t exactly walk in, but photographer Tim Samuel caught this shocking image of a fish swallowed whole by a jellyfish in Byron Bay, Australia. The photographer documented the struggle managing to capture a few images he posted online.…

Great Barrier Beer: Drink a beer, save a reef

We are fans of social causes that benefit our reefs and oceans. We are also fans of a tasty beer. Australia’s Good Beer Company is combining the two in their “Great Barrier Beer: Drink beer. Save The Reef.” campaign that will…