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    The Official Description of Prognathodes basabei

      This past September Richard Pyle and Randall Kosaki published the official description of the deepwater Prognathodes basabei. Best of all it’s free to read and some great pictures of this Butterfly can be seen. Sidebar: Prognathodes remain one of my favorite group of fish. I’ve been fortunate enough to own a variety of species […]

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    Amazing Reefs on Instagram: 2016 Edition

    I may not write as much these days, but I’m still involved in the hobby and generally keeping tabs on the industry. Recently Instagram has been my reef-voyeur medium of choice. Thankfully there are some incredible aquariums that get shared on the social media platform. Here are a few of my favorites, in no particular […]

    Radium 20K Lovers: Consider Stocking Up

    For those old school metal halide coral keepers using the irreproducible Radium 20K–take note. Osram, which sells your coveted Radium bulbs, is undergoing a business unit carve out of their general lighting unit. The legal separation is slated to be completed by July 1st and the entity’s new name is LEDVANCE. We spoke with Osram […]

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    Aqua Rei Photo Contest Shows Off Japanese Reef Hall of Fame

    Thinking of re-aquascaping your tank? A heavy dose of Japanese Reef inspiration awaits you below. From the Archives. This was originally posted in June 8th, 2009.  Aqua Rei, a LFS in Japan put on a Photo Contest for its customers to see who had the best aquarium of all. Fortunately for us it has been […]

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    ‘My favorite ocean animal is a little fish with orange polka-dots and a large yellow head’

    As I browsed LiveAquaria this morning I was surprised to see this rarity still available. Yes, I am talking about that $6,000 three inch fish that only the 1% of the 1%, that are actually fish nerds, could justify splurging on. But so far in Amercia it’s not happening. When I got word from Japan […]

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    Juvi Personatus Grows Up Quick in Japanese SPS Reef

    Remember that tiny juvenile Genicanthus personatus that was collected back in 2010 by Rufus Kimura? Fast forward to this video taken at the start of this month, and you can see that baby has grown into a meaty Genicanthus in a maturing SPS reef. It’s unfortunate that two of the three Bandit Angels in this […]