Hybrid Dottyback Still Enjoying Life at the Reef Builders Studio

Abby the ‘aberrant’ dottyback is a unique specimen of Pictichromis that was the first fish we ever got at the Reef Builders Studio. Nearly two years after first receiving this fish and starting it out in its own bare bones nano…

Not Every Small, Benthic Fish Is A Goby

This is a guest contribution from Joe Rowlett, one of the many talented fish geeks working the fish tanks at Old Town Aquarium in Chicago.  The taxonomy and classification of fish is not a subject that your average reefkeeper investigates…

Minute wrasse Minilabrus striatus makes first US appearance

The Minute wrasse, Minilabrus striatus, is an exquisite nano reef wrasse from the Red Sea. Don’t be alarmed if you’ve never heard of this fish, we’ve never seen one either. This recent import by ACI Aquaculture could be the first…

Fish ideas for the uninspired nano reef keeper

With the increasing variety of AIO Nano-Reefs available today and their affordability, it’s not surprising how common these little reef units are. Not too long ago, stumbling onto a tiny 10-gallon mini-reef was somewhat rare and intriguing.  It used to…

Plectranthias nanus is so nano

Don’t let the large macro photograph fool you, this Plectranthias nanus is barely topping out at 7/8th of an inch (22mm), total length. The adorable Plectranthias nanus is yet another little nano reef fish gem that Greenwich Aquaria has imported…