Wow, time certainly flies when you’re having fun… and that’s certainly how we’d describe reef-keeping… in general that is! Sure there are times when we are faced with problems and challenges and we are certainly no different in that respect. Actually, in our next ‘black tank update’ in the coming few weeks we’ll be relaying some of our experiences, both positive and slightly less positive. As ever we are also extremely busy here at the blog and this summer things have been hotting-up, not just temperature wise! Continue reading Digital-Reefs Update: Coming-up This Autumn…
Launching a revamped website recently, the SAIA (Sustainable Aquatics Industry Association) were keen to share this interesting video with us. The insightful piece gives us an interesting look at how trained collectors North of Bali use non-destructive methods to harvest ornamental marines. It’s certainly not perfect but obviously a million times better than using Cyanide…. always ask where your local fish store gets it’s livestock from, and make sure it comes from a reputable source.
Unless it’s already been snapped-up, this stunning yellow morph Gymnothorax miliaris (Banana or Goldentail Eel) could be the perfect showpiece for your specially designed system. Similar in appearance to the coveted Gymnothorax melatremus (Golden Dwarf Moray), G. miliaris is a benthic, solitary species which inhabits Atlantic coral reefs and rocky shorelines usually at depths of up to 60 metres. This species typically grows to around 40cm but may attain 70cm. It is generally regarded as one of the most peaceful of ornamental eels but still poses a small risk to crustaceans and small fishes… and any system housing an eel requires a tight fitting cover of course.
A new study from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies published in the journal Marine Ecology has shown that corals can survive the early stages of their development even under the tough conditions that rising carbon emissions will impose on them. Continue reading Coral Larvae Tolerate Acidic Oceans