Birdsongichthys rectus and Robinsichthys nigrimarginatus are two new deepwater gobies from the Caribbean

Two new gobies have been collected and described from deep waters in the Caribbean Sea. New species Robinsichthys nigrimarginatus becomes only the second member of the genus Robinsichthys, while Birdsongichthys rectus is given both new genus and new species status. …

Tampa Bay Saltwater’s New Owners Will Breathe Life into Live Rock Farm

Tampa Bay Saltwater is a name that has become synonymous with Caribbean live rock, having pioneered the concept of turning dry rock into life-encrusted pieces of the reef. TBS has been on the quiet side the last couple of years…

Epic Reefscape Photography In Tela Honduras

Have you ever thought about underwater landscapes—or better yet reefscapes? The reefscape extends as far as the eye can see. It includes, sponges, sea weeds, corals, and critters, but more importantly, it includes the hills, valleys, walls, and other physical…

Get To Know Some Unique Corals You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

You could be hard pressed to see the difference between an Adonis and Hallucination Zoanthid, or between a Walt Disney and Homewrecker Acropora tenuis, but there’s no mistaking the Caribbean corals and their unique assortment of species.  It’s always been surprising to…

You’ve Never Seen Caribbean Corals Like This!!! (VIDEO)

When you think of a real colorful, lush Coral Reef with fields of corals growing like a garden, all of us picture the crystal clear waters and endless corals of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. That’s because we’ve mostly wiped…

Fishes: Greater Caribbean v2.0 App adds 100 species and nearly 3,000 pictures

Having a reef aquarium is one of the most expensive hobbies in the world and it seems like every product carries a reef tank tax. Thankfully, in the wide world of smartphone applications you can quickly download great resources, and…

Indigo Hamlet: A Comely Sea Bass Suited to Modest-Sized Systems

The family Serranidae, the sea basses (not to be confused with a certain film character portrayed by Cam Neely), is a diverse assemblage of fishes ranging in size from tank-busting “bruisers” to diminutive species that are well suited to life…

Rock Beauty Angelfish: a Finicky Feeder Best Left in the Sea

On one of my earliest dives down in the Florida Keys back in the 1990s, a gorgeous yellow and black angelfish caught my attention as I drifted over a section of reef. In my mind’s eye, I envision the angel…

Ricordea florida: an Underappreciated Caribbean Beauty

As an American reefkeeper, it’s all too easy for me to forget that some truly gorgeous invertebrate livestock originates relatively close to home in the tropical western Atlantic and Caribbean. I was reminded of this recently when CC entrusted several…

The Harlequin Bass: An Exceptionally Hardy, Beginner-Friendly Marine Fish

Prized for its striking patterning, modest adult size, exceptional hardiness, and overall adaptability, the harlequin bass (Serranus tigrinus), denizen of the tropical western Atlantic and Caribbean, makes an excellent choice for the novice marine aquarist and experienced hobbyist alike. (In…