Moving New Fish to Displays After a Thorough Quarantine

Quarantining new fish is a necessary protocol to ensure the health and safety of the displays they will eventually be living in. This delayed gratification might be less desirable than enjoying your new fish in their new home right away,…

It’s Always Fun Adding New Fish to an Aquarium [Video]

Aquarium hobbyists may not agree on much, like how to set up an aquarium, how to acclimate livestock, or how to efficiently deal with nutrients, mineral replenishment etc. But whether you have a freshwater tank, a reef aquarium or even…

How to Setup a Reef Tank Part 5: Adding Fish and Short Term Maintenance

We are coming into the last, ‘major’ installment in our how to setup a reef tank series wherein we discuss adding fish, what cycling actually means, and the short and medium term maintenance of caring for a new reef tank.…

How To Set Up A Simple & Effective Quarantine Tank

I must really like quarantine tanks because it seems like I’ve set up more of them than actual fish tanks over the years. There’s something about knowing you have the perfect environment to do whatever is necessary to acclimate a fish…

New blenny species discovered near Curacao

A tiny but beautiful new blenny species has been discovered off the coast of Curacao in the Caribbean. Named Haptoclinus dropi after the Smithsonian Institution’s Deep Reef Observation Project (DROP) where the new fish was discovered. The proposed common name…

Four new species of Eviota gobies described: E. rubrisparsa, E. shimadai, E. winterbottomi & E. toshiyuki

There’s been a lot going in the gobiid taxonomic world lately with a big push to describe new species of Eviota gobies by Drs. Greenfield and Randall. Just over a month ago we got our first look at the gorgeous…

Histiophryne psychedelica: Psychedelic frogfish has no lure and it doesn’t swim

What do you get when you cross a human face with an anglerfish and a beach ball? You get a psychedelic frogfish with forward facing eyes that prefers to bounce around over swimming.  The freaky flat anglerfish we first told…

The smallest of the small, newly discovered pigmy seahorses

Thanks to Rich for pointing this one out, National Geographic just posted a gallery of five new Indonesian pigmy seahorses. Three of the species were described by talented fish photographer Rudie Kuiter (original description). The pony above is Satoni’s seahorse…