Dynasty Marine’s Hybrid Basslet Makes A Rare Video Appearance!

The hybrid basslet specimen collected by Dynasty Marine earlier this year made quite a commotion as it is one of the first supposed hybrids of Liopropoma ever documented, especially between these two species. This is the kind of uber rare fish…

Ultra RARE Basslet Hybrid Collected By Dynasty Marine!

The Liopropoma genus of marine basslets includes some very beautiful species, many of which are rarely or never seen alive due to their preference for very deep water. However today we’ve got a specimen of a hybrid Liopropoma which is the rarest of them…

Rare Spotfin x Foureye Butterflyfish Hybrid Collected By Dynasty Marine

A very rare hybrid of the spotfin and four-eye butterflyfish was recently collected by Dynasty Marine in South Florida. The hybrid specimen shows an appearance with a near 50/50 split in the features of its parent, resulting in a ghostly…

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…

Dynasty’s deepwater deluge series 3: Plectranthias garrupellus and Gonioplectrus hispanus

The final series to this short Curacaoan sampling deals with two prominent and rather well known Serranids from the region. Plectranthias garrupellus and Gonioplectrus hispanus are more or less icons of the surrounding region and are again, one of the few…

Dynasty’s deepwater deluge series 2: Schultzea beta and Parasphyraenops incisus

Our second series of deepwater Curacao fish aims to shed light on two very unorthodox aquarium offerings. The waters of the Atlantic are home to a smorgasbord of basslets, and it is no doubt that the family Serranidae attains maximum…

Dynasty’s deepwater deluge series 1: Lipogramma evides and L. klayi

Like an infinite looping paradox, we yet again find ourselves dealing with a deluge of deepwater Curacao fish that would be criminal if we did not at least feature briefly. While it’s usually the more charismatic and regalia clad Liopropoma and…

The ‘First’ Hybrid Angelfish, Holacanthus townsendi

Marine aquarists love their saltwater angelfish and we at Reef Builders especially love the hybrid angelfish specimens. The way they express the genes of their respective parent species can be highly varied, leading to unique and original color patterns that are…

Incredible Timelapse Video of Spawning Flower Anemone!

Flower Anemone Spawning In September of last year, Dynasty Marine sent me a box of flower anemones (Epicystis crucifer) to set up a Caribbean biotope aquarium. While the aquarium has gone through some growing pains and at the moment is not very…

Mermaids, Megalodon, and Cyanide: A Real Look at the Aquarium Trade and the Battle Against Cyanide Collection

The ocean is full of the unknown, allowing people‚Äôs imaginations to run wild. Combine that with film producers, writers, or groups with a divisive agenda, and you get mockumentaries entertaining the idea of a monster shark as big as a…