best-of-interzoo-2014-b The new InterZoo products we expect to see at MACNA Writing about the release of the Radion Mounting System got us to thinking about all the new products we reported on at InterZoo which American reefers will see for the first time at MACNA. While it may be four months after their initial release, many of the products debuted at InterZoo 2014 are one-offs and
Pachyseris-inattesa-new-coral-species Pachyseris inattesa is a newly described coral from the Red Sea
Tunze’s smallest skimmer, the DOC 9001, set for release “any day now”

Hybrid Raccoon x Oriental Butterflyfish spotted cruising in a Bangkok LFS

Hybrid butterflyfishes are rare but not unheard of, and here at ReefBuilders we’ve covered numerous examples in the past. Wacky crosses such as this Chaetodon lunula x C. pakistani, Chaetodon lunula x C. adiergastos, C. kleini hybrid, C. tinkeri x C. miliaris, and even a whole group of inter-subgeneric hybrids within the Roaps are just some of Read More

BlueSpace and Crazy Aquarium in Bangkok is a mecca for Anthias and well groomed reef fish

In the second part of our Thailand escapade, we navigate through the labyrinth that is Jatujak. Jatujak, or JJ market, is a humongous fair that happens every weekend. The market contains over 15,000 stalls spanning 35 acres, and sells everything from clothes to pets. It is a famed tourist attraction in Thailand. Maze like is Read More

Tales from Thailand: Chingchai’s incredible DSPS tank

Having just returned from an amazing trip in Bangkok, it would almost be considered criminal if we weren’t going to spill and share on the reefing goodies this amazing city has to offer. Like our previous recount of BlueHarbor in Japan, this is our second major travelogue from Asia showcasing the sights of the fish Read More

Bluespace Aquarium’s spectacular anthias display is an eye-catching showcase from Bangkok

A tank full of colorful Anthias is always an attractive sight for onlookers. Mixing of the bright orange, yellow, pink, and assorted colors of Anthias and Pseudanthias reef fish species makes for good eye candy anytime you look at them. As you can see in the pictures of the main display tank from Bluespace Aquarium Read More

Liopropoma collettei re-appears in the aquarium scene

Liopropoma are a group secretive fishes which makes them elusive and uncommonly found in the aquarium trade. Collette’s Reef Basslet (Liopropoma collettei) is a species that closely resembles the Pinstripe Reef Basslet (Liopropoma susumi), however the former has a more pinkish body with fewer but thicker stripes. Even though Liopropoma collettei is a widespread species Read More