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Awesome Fish Spotlight: Antilligobius nikkiae, The Sabre Goby

We feature yet another deepwater Curaçao fish today, but this time it’s a goby from the monotypic genus Antilligobius. Antilligobius nikkiae is named after Dutch ‘Antillen’ referring to the region now known as Antilles or Caribbean Sea.; nikkiae: Named after Nicole Laura Schrier, the daughter of Adriaan ‘Dutch’ Schrier, owner of the Sea Aquarium in Curaçao. Despite its Read More

First Tusk Hermit crab goes on sale in the U.S. at Old Town Aquarium

Hermit crabs are rarely thought of as little more than the janitors for our reef and marine aquariums and blue leg and scarlet hermit crabs are purchased for cheap by the dozen to do our bidding. These species are colorful and attractive in their own right but they can’t hold a candle-shaped shell to the Read More

The Blunt-nosed Basslet is a perfect Caribbean curiosity for your deepwater tank

Bullisicthys caribbaeus is a remarkably cute fish from the deep waters of the Caribbean that is worth taking a second look. Not often is the word cute used to describe a fish, but the blunt-nosed or pug-nosed basslet is certainly cute, in every definition of the word. The name sake comes from its highly unusual one Read More

Plectranthias face-off: Two incredible species, P. fourmanoiri and P. garrupellus

We LOVE Plectranthias! Now repeat it with conviction, and then again while you read this post. Here at ReefBuilders we’re always on the ball with the genus Plectranthias for new discoveries, new species for the trade, you name it. We’ve covered a whole plethora of Plectranthias species in the past and do we have a treat Read More

Halichoeres bathyphilus is one of many Curacao rarities from Dynasty Marine

Halichoeres bathyphilus may not look like much as a juvenile, but this deepwater Atlantic species is one of the most beautiful and elusive of its genus. In its initial phase, it is very difficult to distinguish from the many times more common H. sazimai and H. bivittatus. The adult form however, is tremendously beautiful as Read More

Serranus chionaraia, the snow basslet, is the Plectranthias pelicieri of the Atlantic

The snow basslet, Serranus chionaraia, is a beautiful and interesting deepwater basslet from the Carribean Sea. As with many of these curiosities of the rare fish world, the snow basslet above was recently collected by Dynasty Marine and sent to Old Town Aquarium. We didn’t know what to expect when Jim first started telling us Read More