VIDEOS: Frogfish Mating is CRAZY and AMAZING!

The courtship and mating of pelagic-spawning frogfishes & anglerfishes is an incredible sight. The female rapidly swells with eggs to the point where she appears ready to burst. The act culminates in what some have described as a tornado of eggs and sperm, with a massive egg-raft or veil as it is sometimes called being expelled by the female in a matter of seconds. If you’ve never seen it before, you’re going to be impressed and perplexed.

28 Apr 11:20 PM 1 Read More...

Friday Photospread: MASNA's Aquatic Expo, 2022

We look back at the first-ever Aquatic Expo, hosted by the Marine Aquarium Societies of North America. The convention and show was held in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 2-3, 2022. The event was unique for MASNA in that it sought to include the freshwater side of the aquarium hobby.

22 Apr 1:20 PM 1 Read More...

Friday Photospread: Aquatics at Global Pet Expo, 2022

Since the 2020 Global Pet Expo was the last aquatic event we attended before the COVID-19 Pandemic set in, it seems only fitting that the 2022 Global Pet Expo would be the first event that we attended in this post-vaccination world we now live in. What follows is a pictorial look at some of the aquatics-related highlights, as captured through the lens of Alex Rose.

22 Apr 11:41 AM 0 Read More...

Aqueon's New Aquarium Model: The 60-gallon Breeder

We first encountered Aqueon’s new 60-gallon breeder aquarium at MASNA’s Aquatic Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Seeing the aquarium, it was a bit of a “Why didn’t they make that sooner?!” type moment.

22 Apr 3:11 AM 1 Read More...

Reef Ready Smartphone Lens Kit from Oceanbox Designs

The new ReefLens MKII PRO 7 Lenses Kit from Oceanbox Design, specifically designed for reef aquarium photography, expands the photographic capabilities of many smartphones. The kit includes a universal mount, 3 macro diopters, 3 custom actinic filters, and a circular polarizing filter.

15 Apr 2:29 AM 0 Read More...