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A Quick & Painless Guide To Identifying Those Confusing Species Of Large AcanthurusNew Icon (08/07/18)
There are somewhere around 40 species of Acanthurus surgeonfishes spread across the worlds tropical marine waters, plus another 9 species that go by the name Ctenochaetus. Together, these comprise the most diverse evolutionary lineage in the...
Carnivorous Snails For The Saltwater AquariumNew Icon (07/31/18)
Marine snails are an enormously diverse group, but, strangely, aquarists tend to overlook much of the variety this group has to offer.
Oh So Many ShrimpgobiesNew Icon (07/17/18)
The relationship shared between gobies and pistol shrimps is one of the more fascinating symbioses in all the natural world.
A Guide To Aquarium Mushroom Corals (07/10/18)
Mushroom Corals are a small group with an outsized influence in the aquarium hobby. For novice reef aquarists, these are oftentimes the first coral to be recommended, and rightfully so.
Fishes That Walk (07/02/18)
Within their weightless aquatic world, fishes have evolved to locomote in a wide variety of non-swimming ways
Revisited: Proliferation of Pests (02/10/16)
Aquaculture and frag swaps, while being a great alternative to wild coral harvesting, have provided breeding grounds and mechanisms for further distribution for predators such as nudibranchs, flatworms, and crabs in addition to other unwanted...
Revisited: Protein Skimming (Foam Fractionation) (01/04/16)
A review of an 07 article on Protein skimming.
Intro to Refugium Algae (12/23/15)
A little brush up on the ins and outs of selecting refugium algae. There is a lot more to it than picking up some scraps of Caulerpa and calling it "good."
Revisited: The Dish on Sand Grain Size (12/16/15)
Have you ever wondered how water manages to penetrate the depths of the deep sand bed? Or wondered how much thought to put into using the correct sand grain sizes for your display and sump tanks? If so, you have landed at the right place.
Bopyrid Isopods in the Aquarium (12/08/15)
The Parasitic Relationship between Bopyrid Isopods & their Hosts: with Special Reference to the Parasitism of Ornamental Crustacea by Bopyrid Species