CORAL - Matt Pedersen

Larviculture Breakthrough: Commerson's Frogfish

The successful larviculture & captive-rearing of Commersons’ Frogfish, Antennarius commerson, is the latest feather in Frank Baensch’s already heavily-plumaged cap, and another proof of concept for the Hawaii Larval Fish Project.

28 Apr 11:34 PM 1 Read More...

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...

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...

Initial Impressions of MASNA's First-Ever Aquatic Expo

Just under a week ago, aquarists came together at the first-ever Marine Aquarium Societies of North America (MASNA) Aquatic Expo, held in Atlanta, Georgia. For some in attendance, it was the first aquatic event they had ever experienced, For others, it may have been the first time that old friends have seen each other, face to face, in years.

08 Apr 11:59 AM 1 Read More...