Cairns Marine Goldrim Chromis and Rainbow Thick Spine Acan

It’s been a while since they made waves but Cairns Marine is back in the spotlight with a fantastic coral, and even more amazing new abyssal reef fish. The very colorful thickspine Acan and the Goldrim Chromis are two very…

Take A Tour Of Cairns Marine’s Impressive Fish Livestock

So if you’ve been watching the site closely, you might have noticed we’ve been on a tear of putting out videos about traveling to Australian and visiting a ton of different fish stores. It’s been one helluva ride but finally…

Cairns Marines Discovers the Ultimate Scribbled Regal Angelfish

With its brilliant yellow, black and white striping, there is no angelfish that looks quite like the regal angelfish. There’s only species fish in the genus Pygoplites and a rare case of subspecies which are slightly different from each other, but every once…

A fly/spy on the wall at Cairns Marine – Part 2

The caliber and quality of sustainably collected animals from Cairns Marine are some of the best anywhere in the world today. From miniature shrimps to magnificent sharks, stinging anemones to demanding Acropora, every animal that pass through these doors are exposed…

A fly/spy on the wall at Cairns Marine – Part 1

The heaven and earth contrast between home aquarists and public aquarists have succeeded in fissuring the marine aquarium paradigm in more ways than one. While both industrial scenes are unified by the prevailing love of marine life, the industrial aspects and technical rigmarole…

Reef Builders x Cairns Marine: A visit to the facility

If you’ve been following our recent posts and our Facebook updates judiciously, you’d know that we had the greatest pleasure of visiting Cairns Marine and their wonderful team just a few weeks back. Apart from touring the facility and seeing how…

Aberration reversion of Ctenochaetus documented by Cairns Marine

We’re not unfamiliar to the sight of “xanthic-koi” type aberrants that plague various fishes. Vitiligo and other forms of patchy off-coloured specimens appear from time to time, and seem to be particularly prevalent in surgeonfish of the genus Ctenochaetus as…

Our Top 5 favorite stories from Cairns Marine

For twenty years Cairns Marine has been a leading collector and supplier of sustainably harvested marine aquarium livestock and for most of Reef Builders’ existence Cairns Marine has been an invaluable partner in helping us get the word out about…

Hero Turbinaria corals are coming back thanks to Cairns Marine

It was approximately three years ago that the first tiniest influx of Hero corals began making their general debut in the marine aquarium hobby. We got our piece of Turbinaria heronensis back then and it was a struggle to keep the…

Aberrant Koran angelfish from Cairns Marine shows off a wicked cobalt mask

The Koran angelfish (Pomacanthus semicirculatus) may not be the prettiest Pomacanthid in the reefs, but they are by no means any less ubiquitous in the trade. This species forms many hybrids in nature with related members of its genus, but…