Parascolopsis akatamae, A New Species of Fluorescent Monocle Bream

Parascolopsis akatamae is a new species of dwarf monocle bream from Japan which has a very curious and unique feature. Fluorescence is well documented among many different groups of reef animals, especially the corals, but the new Akatamae bream exhibits…

“Weather” Coral Movie Is a Fluorescent Caribbean Coral Romp

The short film ‘Weather’ by Reef Patrol is a gorgeous video that has a lot of cool things going for it. The theme of this movie is fluorescent reef life, with a special on corals, and it is shot with exquisite…

Toxic Acropora florida is a Whole New Level of Fluorescent Green

Acropora florida is a common shallow-water reef building coral which is commonly seen on the reef, and also a popular coral for aquariums. The typical Acropora florida is green with axial corallites that are a varying degree of orange, but not all ‘Florida…

Fluorescent Friday: World Wide Corals edition

For our previous installment of Fluorescent Friday we focused in on WWC’s famous ‘Grafted’ orange and green Montipora capricornis but today, we check out some of their other bangin’ corals with a fluorescent filter. World Wide Corals is one of the undisputed global…

Fire dive gear is this weeks Fluorescent Friday

If you’ve been following along with our Fluorescent Friday series and you’re getting the itch to go diving you might what to check out this website before your next trip. Fire Dive Gear is a great online resource for fluorescence…

Fluorescent Friday: Acanthophyllia edition

Acanthophyllia is a particular group of corals which holds almost a mythic place in the realm of coral reef aquarists. This large showy coral has been a mainstay of mini reef aquariums for decades, with the solitary polyp being one…

Fluorescent Friday – the macro time lapse videos of Coral Morphologic

When it comes to imaging and photographing corals, few shooters can come close to the level of skill displayed by Coral Morphologic. In addition to growing lotsa vice zoanthids, presenting at a TEDx conference, and rescuing rare corals from the Miami River,…

Fluorescent Fridays – Explore a fluorescent coral reef with Luminescent Labs

We are seeing more and more fluorescent photographs emerging from the interwebs but this is the first time we have found a fully interactive Fluorescent coral reef you can explore without getting wet. For this week’s edition of Fluorescent Fridays…

Fluorescent Friday: Blastomussa edition

We visited Jakarta Indonesia last week, touring the bustling coral and aquarium exporting locations to see corals from all over Indonesia. While at Reefmaster Indonesia, we sighted an awesome, huge solitary polyp of Blastomussa vivida; we pulled out the underwater…

Fluorescent Friday – Reef fish edition

Coral reefs are one of the most richly fluorescent ecosystems on the planet. When it comes to fluorescence, most of us reef aquarists tend to think of corals first, but many of the tropical reef fish in your tanks right…