The Bamboo Shark

The Bamboo Shark

Chiloscyllium punctatum                                      Bamboo Shark This is one of my favourite sharks, and one that many think is okay for a reef aquarium—yet how wrong they are! Also because of its relative small size, many try to keep them in 6 ft long tanks,...
Sun Coral

Sun Coral

Tubastrea faulkneri                          Sun Coral The one thing that the majority of reef keepers have in common is the desire to introduce an array of vivid colours into their reefs. Let’s face it: the majority of corals that you will see on display are...
Fathead Anthius

Fathead Anthius

Serranocirrhitus latus                         Fathead Anthias   /   Sunburst Basslet Anthias oh my dear Anthias, what beauty abounds our coral reefs non more so than in the sub family Anthiinae… for here lie the coral perches, without a shadow of doubt the most...
The Chocolate Chip Starfish

The Chocolate Chip Starfish

A magnificent starfish in both behaviour and looks, and a definite trap that is lurking for the unsuspecting budding aquarist. It is a trap that can be easily avoided and one that raises its ugly head every day in hobby. How easy it must be to go along to your local...
The Christmas Tree Worm

The Christmas Tree Worm

Spirobranchus giganteus : Christmas tree worm When I look at this hobby/obsession, the one thing that stands out from all else and really, really turns me on (no, not the wife) are the amazing array of little beasts that exist with other beasts in symbiotic...