A new species of pygmy seahorse has been described from South Africa. Named Hippocampus nalu, its adult size is less than an inch long and its the first of its kind to be found outside Asia, with its closest known relatives living 5000 miles away. The name “nalu” is a fitting one as its the […]
So you’re interested in seahorses? It’s easy to see why! Keeping seahorses is not more difficult than keeping a reef aquarium, it’s just different. If you have reefkeeping experience, you will need to unlearn some of what you know and follow a set of seahorse specific rules.
Tiger Tails have been successfully aquacultured in Vietnam for export to the aquarium trade. Wild-caught seahorses are considered difficult to care for. However, with proper care aquacultured Tiger Tails will thrive in captivity.
Seahorses are one of the most interesting animals you can keep in a home aquarium. The way they look and swim is fascinating and, whether you have an appreciation for aquatic animals or not, most people will agree they are just plain mysterious and unearthly creatures. Seahorses embody a mystical symbolism within a number of […]
While saltwater aquariums were once reserved for dedicated hobbyists, they are now more accessible and easier to keep than ever. With all of the new information and resources that allow beginners to keep saltwater aquariums, more and more people are entering the hobby with the goal of creating a system they can be proud of. […]
I had no idea that Part 1 of our Women in Reefing blog would become the most shared blog on this website. In a time of disheartening news, focusing on the good in the world, and on ladies that bring that good in their own way to everyday people has been a journey of self discovery for me.
The University of Florida has revealed the annual value of tropical fish aquaculture in the US was over $40 million in 2018. They are well placed for the study as Florida is both the biggest fish breeder and the biggest seller of ornamental fish in America, with sales of those farmed fish generating $28.7 million […]
Meet some freshwater hobbyists from all over that are as passionate about the hobby as any aquarists you have ever met. Some of them have kept reef tanks and find interesting differences between the salty side and staying fresh.
Hope was born with an exposed heart. There isn’t a diagnosis for it in turtles but it’s called ectopia cordis in humans.
Everyone’s excited about natural and organic food these days, and with good reason. This trend has recently made its way into the aquarium hobby. We’re excited to see food makers roll out innovative foods with less additives and more natural ingredients.