Captive Bred Target Mandarins at ReefStock Australia

From the very beginning we developed and produced the Australian flavor of ReefStock to be a showcase of Australia’s best corals. We especially wanted to accelerate Australia’s reef scene to adopt coral fragging and propagation but this year we were…

Biota’s Captive Bred Mandarins Caught Eating Flake Food!

The mandarin dragonet is a fish which needs no introduction to seasoned and beginner saltwater aquarists alike. The psychedelic pattern of this fish makes it one of the most recognizable small reef fish, but its preference for live foods makes…

Synchiropus sycorax Is The New Official Name of the Ruby Red Dragonet

Synchiropus sycorax is the newest species of dragonet to get an official name, brought to you by Yi-Kai Tea, better known as Lemon in the Reef World, and his advisor Dr. Anthony Gill. The Ruby Red Dragonet, which the aquarium…

Captive Bred Mandarin Goby from Biota Aquariums

The mandarin goby is one of the most popular marine aquarium fish, unfortunately it is not the easiest fish to keep, and definitely not recommended for beginners. One way to make the iconic dragonet more accessible is to offer them…

Ruby Red Dragonet successfully captive bred by ORA

The Ruby Red Dragonet is one of the newcomers to the aquarium world and yet, ORA has already managed to successfully breed this species. Building on their previous success with other species of dragonets and scooter blennies, Oceans Reefs &…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The scarlet Synchiropus

Synchiropus is an immaculate genus famed for the unorthodox juxtaposition between cute and freaky. With frog like faces, huge bulging eyes and pursed lips, coupled with their undulating fin movements, they make for a highly peculiar animal. In the aquarium context, few species illicit…

The elusive and illusory Synchiropus circularis shows up at Bali Aquarium

Synchiropus is an immaculate genus famed for the unorthodox juxtaposition between cute and freaky. Their martian like faces with huge bulging eyes and pursed lips coupled with their undulating fin movements make for a highly peculiar animal. In the aquarium context,…

It looks as though Synchiropus circularis and S. splendidus are intentionally hybridising in the wild

The mandarins and scooters in the genus Synchiropus are among some of the most endearing and staple favourites in the aquarium hobby. Mandarins are especially colourful, and their crawling like behaviour coupled with their unorthodox appearance makes for some of…

Synchiropus circularis is the first gem of a reef fish pulled up by CAS in the Philippines

Synchiropus circularis is one of those “book fish” that we have admired in pictures and from a distance, never really expecting any fresh specimens to be documented by our colleagues. The circled dragonet is so rare, it doesn’t really have…

Wine red Dragonets still hot on the wish list despite appearing again in bigger numbers

Call it whatever shade of red you want, but there’s no denying the flaming beauty of these dragonets. We featured the appearance of an unfamiliar dragonet a few months ago that made its appearance in various fish stores worldwide. They…