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There has been a fair bit of research published in recent years on the evolutionary history of angelfishes. One of the most surprising results from these studies is support for the relatively distant relationship between the various dwarf angelfishes. These are mostly classified in the large genus Centropyge, but, in truth, miniaturization appears to be a phenomenon that has happened on multiple occasions within the family. 

For all their beauty, diversity and popularity, the colorful little basslets of the genus Pseudanthias have not been particularly well-studied to date. Many of the geographically widespread species which we know and love are likely to be hiding a great deal of hidden biodiversity. The Lyretail Anthias (Pseudanthias squamipinnis) is perhaps the best known example, as the populations in the Indian and Pacific Oceans are striking different from one another. This is also true for a somewhat lesser-known member of this genus, P. cooperi. 

Roaops is a small genus of mesophotic butterflyfish, which has endeared itself to aquarists thanks to the robust nature of its species and their relatively benign behavior in reef tanks. Though exceptions arise, these fishes can usually be mixed safely with most corals, as the natural diet in this group tends more towards picking at benthic crustaceans and worms, as well as the occasional planktonic morsel.

08/31/17Link to the original articleCache of the original articleThe World Pet Association (WPA) will host the return of the American Cichlid Association Fish Competition, Aquascaping Live! Contest and 2nd International Shrimp Contest USA during its fifth-annual Aquatic Experience Chicago, which will be held Nov. 3 to 5 at the Renaissance...

Pufferfishes have long been a fan favorite among aquarists, thanks to their bizarre morphology and cheery personality. And one of the most recommendable species for freshwater and brackish aquariums is certainly the Figure Eight Pufferfish (Tetraodon biocellatus).

Our ever popular Aquaculture Flame Angelfish is back in our livestock and in limited quantities. Its popularity is largely due to it being a triple threat. And by that I mean that it has a bold appearance to draw the attention of any passerby, it is aquacultured and its husbandry is easy. All of which make this angel an excellent pet for any...

Our ever popular Aquaculture Dwarf Flame Angelfish is back in our livestock and in limited quantities. Its popularity is largely due to it being a triple threat. And by that I mean that it has a bold appearance to draw the attention of any passerby, it is aquacultured and its husbandry is easy. All of which make this angel an excellent pet for any...

This is how we like to start off our week! We are proud to announce that another new aquacultured species is being added to the Quality Marine stock list! Today we are releasing our first ever aquacultured Sea Cucumber available here; the aquacultured Caledonian Sand Sifting Cucumber (Holothuria fuscopunctata). 

Coral reefs have a reputation for colorful fishes, but theres something to be said for a stately fish dressed in black and white. For instance, the Hawaiian Damselfish (Dascyllus albisella). This attractive species is a close relative of the ubiquitous Domino Damselfish (D. trimaculatus), but, while that fish remains mostly black or grey in adulthood, the mature D. albisella is washed across its midbody with a stark white. Interestingly though, the juveniles come equipped with the same spotted patterning seen in its Indo-Pacific cousin, illustrating the close relatedness these fishes share. 

08/09/17Link to the original articleCache of the original articleResearchers are proposing gene alteration to save ocean ecosystems ravaged by rising temperatures.
The Great Barrier Reef was recently proclaimed dead in a tongue-in-cheek obituary. While CNN reassured us this was an exaggeration, it brought the impending threat of coral...