Reef Fish Will Risk It All For A Tasty Meal

Coral Reef Habitats Coral reefs are complex three-dimensional landscapes and coral reef fish experience this ‘landscape of fear’ based on how much shelter is available compared to the number of predators roaming the reef. A new study from the University of California,…

Meet Ataúro Island, home of the most diverse reef fish population in the world

Our ocean reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, but not all reefs are created equal. In fact Ataúro Island, part of the small Indo-Pacific country Timor-Leste, might just have the most diverse fish population of…

The Incredible Display of Rare Reef Fish by De Jong Marinelife

When it comes to sourcing and handling rare marine fish, De Jong Marinelife is definitely one of the world leaders for exotic reef animals from all over the world. This normally wholesale-only operation is not open to the public but every…

Top 5 big reef fish discoveries from the Philippines this year

It’s been a busy year for the reef aquarium hobby and especially for reef fish discoveries in the Philippines. The Philippines is the largest single exporter of ornamental fish for the aquarium trade. With a population of nearly 100 milion people,…

Wes Shinego documents the shallow reef life of Hawaii one instagram post at a time

Reef culture and social media may not be the likeliest of pairings, but it’s safe to say that in recent years the movement toward a more internet savvy environment has definitely taken a footing. You’re now hard pressed to find wholesalers or…

A set of Reef Fish notecards can be yours for only $8

Not long after we posted the first images of a live Sacura speciosa, Nate Wilson became inspired to paint up a watercolor of this highly photogenic fish. A few pieces later and Mr. Wilson was sitting on a beautiful set…

OMG! Stunning Rainfordia opercularis appears at Blue Harbor

The Rainfordia opercularis is one of the most uncommon reef fish we know about and its not to often this rare specimen available in the market. We don’t know too much about this specific specimen except it’s in the hands of…

Hawaii HB580 aquarium ban is thrown out, adds marine conservatories instead

The Hawaii HB580 Legislation that we shared earlier this year has been amended. The original bill that was introduced in January 2011 was to prohibit the collecting and selling of aquatic life for aquariums in Hawaii. Thankfully, due to lack…

New bill threatens to ban commercial reef fish harvest in Hawaii – updated

On the heels of Ret Talbot’s January 2011 CORAL Magazine article on the Hawaiian Marine Aquarium Fish Trade comes a bill in the Hawaii State Legislature to amend Chapter 188 of the Hawaii State Statute.  Specifically, revisions to marine life…

Video of many aquarium fish in a natural reef environment in the Phillipines

[youtube width=”680″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX1fMzBAxOk[/youtube] This video by TikiTiki Divers in Moalboal, Ceb Island Phillipines is an interesting one documenting a wide variety of popular reef aquarium fish in their natural habitat. In this video you can see a small group of…