Picture of the Week, Huge Acanthophyllia

Huge Acanthophyllia Unique Corals

We love LPS corals, especially huge, fluffy, wildly colored ones. That’s why we’re featuring this sexy Acanthophyllia for our Pic of the Week, which sports some awesome maroon, orange, and green coloration arranged in vertical striations. What we love about Continue reading

Picture of the Week, Rock Flower Anemones

Rock Flower Anemone Reef Currents

Here’s a pretty treat to help you get through this already long Monday. It’s a trio of rock flower anemones (Epicystis crucifer), and dang they look good. These lovely anemones are Caribbean natives, and even though they don’t play nice with Continue reading

Picture of the Week, Tahitian Maxima Clam

Tahitian Maxima Clam

Pictured in this round of the AquaNerd POTW is an awesome little Tahitian Tridacna maxima clam, which we spotted at FJW Aquarium here in the Houston area. This lovely clam sports a rich black and blue mantle, with the patten Continue reading

Picture of the Week, Pico Reef

Pico Reef

Who says you need a big aquarium in order to have a thriving reef tank? It is frequently said that you need a large aquarium in order to keep a captive reef with any long-term success. While a large tank Continue reading

Picture of the Week, Refugium Loaded with Macroalgae

Grape Caulerpa and Chaetomorpha

Ahh, the refugium. A staple of the American marine aquarium. These interesting tanks beneath the aquarium are the source of a lot of debate, but in our opinions, their benefits outweigh their drawbacks. Their drawbacks you ask? Well, many feel Continue reading

Picture of the Week, Clownfish and Anemone

Clownfish in Anemone

There was supposed to be a slow motion video associated with this post, but unfortunately, YouTube decided to automatically adjust the speed to a normal rate. Regardless, we can still talk about the intended subject, an anemone playing host to Continue reading

Picture of the Week, Green and Orange Fungia

Cherry Corals Green and Orange Plate Coral

Monday is back, and even though we’re already well into September, we wanted to take a quick stroll down memory lane with this image of a rather lovely plate coral from MACNA 2014. This amazing piece has alternating green and orange coloration Continue reading