Red Sea DipX Coral Induction Bath Announced

DipX is a new ‘coral induction bath’ from Red Sea which appears to have been heavily researched by the company. Red Sea DipX includes no inorganic elements like bromine of iodine and is instead made up of natural essential oils…

Can You Test for Fish Diseases? AquaBiomics Thanks So!

If it weren’t for pests and diseases, keeping a saltwater fish aquarium or reef tank would be so much easier. Fish parasites, coral parasites, and even clam pests can present a real setback to having a thriving saltwater aquarium environment and…

Is a ‘Pest Free Guarantee’ Too Much to Ask for in Corals & Frags?

It’s not a stretch to say that the coral aquarium hobby is a fairly mature past time with more than a few decades of experience and refinement. After more than twenty years of intensive culture we have access to a…

AEFW X is Fauna Marin’s New Hot Sauce for Acropora Flatworms

AEFW X is a new coral treatment from Fauna Marin that is designed to stop the spread of the dreaded Acropora Eating Flatworm (AEFW). This very simple life form has been wreaking havoc on aquarium Acropora for over 15 years…

Watch Out for a New More Damaging Euphyllia Flatworm

Coral pests are pretty much a fact of life for any reef aquarist or coral gardener, and these parasites and diseases range from slightly irritating to downright lethal. Recently we documented our experience with a ‘new’ flatworm that is more…

There’s So Much More Living on Our Corals Than We Know

Over the last few decades a picture has been coming into focus that our corals are so much more than one simple animal, but a whole ecosystem unto themselves. Both the solitary and colonial coral species that we keep in our aquariums…

Is This the Dinoflagellate Treatment We’ve all been Hoping for?

Being a reef aquarists, means dealing with nuisance algae, parasites, and other pests… Cyanobacteria, AEFW, Red Bugs, and who here remembers that pink cotton candy algae (Callithamnion)? But dinoflagellates are usually just a pit stop in the succession of algae…

Remember to ‘De-Crab’ New Cultured Acropora

It’s safe to say that the global reef aquarium hobby is collectively elated to get their hands on fresh new cultured corals, including some of the exotic and exciting strains from Bali Aquarium. The Indo Acropora in particular are exciting…

Montipora Eating Nudibranch Finally Have a Name: Phestilla subodiosus

Of all the corals pests that reef aquarists have to deal with, prevent, and remove, Montipora eating nudibranch is one of the most egregious and damaging. The reefing community has been trying to find a ‘final solution’ to eradicate these…

Keep Sponges OUT of Your Reef Tank!

Sponges are some of the most amazing, interesting and almost alien creatures found in many marine habitats but one place they don’t belong, is in a reef tank. This statement is not a popular viewpoint in the reef aquarium hobby…