Our first look at this new video of Odontanthias katayamai made our heart palpate a little bit. Like the previous live specimen of O. katayamai, this stunning specimen of anthias was collected by Deep Sea Challengers in Japan at the incredible depth of 780 feet (240 meters). Despite being caught at a soul crushing depth and taking a long submarine ride back to the surface, this yellow spotted anthias appears unfazed by its long voyage. It is unclear how long this fish has been residing in the cool water aquarium featured in the video but its calm demeanor suggests that this fish is in the prime of health- this fish is hot and he knows it.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.