It came out of the archives as CORAL editors are working on the upcoming magazine issue about Reef Hitchhikers, and it was found among a batch of images of life forms whose identification had previous stumped even some veteran marine aquarists.
Dr. Bruce Carlson, well known to marine aquarists as the former director of the Waikiki Aquarium and chief scientist at the Georgia Aquarium, recently released a thought-provoking video showing a nautilus survey trip to Palau.
Now researchers at James Cook University on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have documented an extraordinary system of teamwork among pairs of herbivorous rabbitfishes, family Siganidae, with partners offering each other “coordinated vigilance” during grazing sessions when the fish are especially vulnerable to falling prey to larger carnivores.
Quite a lovely Amazon biotope aquarium with wild discus and an array of the species with which they associate. The videographer says he was inspired by Heiko Bleher and Oliver Lucanus.
“A titan among dwarfs,” is what scientists Henrique Varella and Mark H. Sabaj Pérezare calling Apistogramma kullanderi, the newest member of a popular genus of dwarf cichlids who described the largest known Apistogramma species, reaching lengths of more than three inches (80 mm).