IF A BEST FRIEND asked you to recommend several species for his or her first marine aquarium, what fishes would you suggest?
An informative short look at various types of Xenia, and Xenia-like, corals in the aquarium by the engaging Than Thein of Tidal Gardens in Ohio.
Especially nice shots of the small reef invertebrates most divers miss in their quests for big, blue-water pelagic species, although there are some of those too, near the end.
I was, quite frankly, shocked that a commercial fishery in U.S. waters would be so unregulated.
After years of rumblings, annual temblors with threats of legislation, and constant prophesies of doom for Hawaiian aquarium fishers—as well as mounting calls for a total ban on the marine aquarium trade—a landmark law has just been passed that will bring a sea change in the way a unique resource is used and managed in the volcanic islands of Hawaii.