We Really Do Miss the Soft Corals from Fiji

Soft Corals are such an important part of wild coral reefs but as with most corals that aren’t radioactive, they are massively underrepresented in the reef aquarium hobby. We’re not talking about zoanthids, or shrooms, start polyps or any of…

Cryptocentrus nanus from Fiji is the first Nano Watchman Goby

Cryptocentrus nanus is a new species of watchman goby recently described from Fiji. Clocking in at a whopping two inches long when full grown, the nano watchman goby is the smallest species of what we tend to think of when…

Fiji Rock & Coral Ban Officially Withdrawn

During the waning hours of December 28th, with virtually all other offices closed for the holiday and new years break, the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forrests placed an immediate ban on all exports of live rock and corals. This…

Aquaculture ADE Project Might Be The Best Counter to Fiji Coral Ban!

2018 got off to a rocky start for the fate of ornamental fisheries in Fiji – it all began with a notice from the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forrests (FMFF) stating that they plan to essentially ban everything but…

Walt Smith Int’l lays off 75% of Staff Following Fiji Rock & Coral Ban

It’s been less than a week since the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries & Forests abruptly announced an immediate and complete ban on all live coral and live rock exports from the small island nation. The immediate result has been the…

Fiji Coral & Live Rock BANNED by Ministry of Fisheries!

A statement just released by the Fiji Ministry of Fisheries and Forests is aiming to completely halt the aquarium business in the country, effective immediately! This is very bizarre as for one thing, Fiji has been a model of sustainable…

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Yellow Eyed Damselfish Is The Newest Species From Fiji & Tonga

Damselfish are some of the most prominent fish of many different marine habitats, and today we get to celebrate one more new species. Sometimes the species look very similar in appearance but Pomacentrus flavioculus has just been recognized from reefs…

This Scroll Coral Is Bigger Than Most Fish Stores!

Aquarists have unfortunately become so far removed from natural reefs and the sizes of truly large corals, that many often forget how big corals actually grow. I often crack an internal chuckle when a coral grower points to a few…

Coral bleaching is heartbreaking, but reefs CAN recover

With the massive coral bleaching event occurring right now in the Great Barrier Reef and other parts of the Pacific Ocean, it’s easy to get depressed and discouraged about the future of coral reefs. In the face of so many…