New Zealand’s new Species of Pygmy Pipehorse, Cylix tupareomanaia

The Manaia Pygmy Pipehorse, Cylix tupareomanaia, is a brand new syngnathid from New Zealand that doesn’t just represent a new species, but is so unique that it warranted the creation of separate genus. This newly described pygmy pipehorse was discovered at…

Free Guide to Anemones of New Zealand

Anemomes are a numerous group of marine creatures with diverse appearances and lifestyles from tropical shallows to bone chilling ocean abyss. Aside from a few species, mostly of the clownfish-hosting variety, the reef aquarium world is very poor in their…

Potential new species of seahorse collected in New Zealand

An unknown seahorse has been discovered in the shallow coastal waters of New Zealand. During recent surveys using a beam trawl, researchers collected this unidentified species of seahorse from New Zealand’s Northland Islands. The small brown Syngnathid is just about 3cm…

Jono Chang’s reef is a stunning system in New Zealand

Simply titled My SPS Reef Tank, we have don’t have a whole lot of information about Jono Chang’s reef from New Zealand, but we do know one thing for certain, this reef is stunning. Large SPS colonies with Acropora formosa…

Reef aquarium from New Zealand is ‘top down’ picturesque

Some reef aquariums are just not meant to be seen from the side, something which is especially the case for this reef from New Zealand. From your traditional side view the tank doesn’t impress above and beyond your typical reef…

Eviota kermadecensis and Paracaesio brevidentata two new species of reef fish

Paracaesio brevidentata and Eviota kermadecensis are two recently described species of reef fish which may not get the reef aquarists clammoring for them, but at least it’s good to know that the Ichthyologists aren’t resting on their laurels. Paracaesio brevidentata is a…

200 Gallon Cold Water Reef from New Zealand is a Beauty

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rnlh6AK9Ig[/youtube] When most of us think of New Zealand, rolling hills and eucalyptus trees come to mind. It turns out the sea life in New Zealand is actually also quite impressive. This 200 gallon Coldwater Reef from New Zealand is…