LiveAquaria’s incredible Centropyge interruptus angelfish

If you thought all Centropyge were small and cute, then obviously you haven’t met a full grown, 6+” Centropyge interruptus from the Sea of Japan. There’s nothing ‘pygmy’ about this ginormous blue-spotted beauty, not even the price. The specimen pictured…

Recent trip to Japan: Part2 – Visiting Ceppo in Aichi prefecture

The second opportunity to visit an aquarium shop in Japan was Ceppo in Aichi prefecture.  Aichi prefecture is just middle of between Tokyo and Osaka, so it takes 100 minutes from Tokyo station by Shinkansen (Bullet train).  Unfortunately many of…

Sugoi Sakana Supottoraito: Chaetodon nippon

No, your screen isn’t displaying random alphabets in a series of unpronounceable words. Our atrocious attempt at translating today’s title post into Japanese was intentional. We’re going international on today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight (literally), and we’re featuring a butterflyfish that could…

Dr. Chung Wing Hung’s Pomacanthid perfection

Dr. Chung from Hong Kong is a familiar name to any rare fish lover worthy of his salt. A dentist by profession, Dr. Chung has had the privilege of owning some of the most elusive and rare species in the same tank.…

Geminate sisters and their path to speciation

Ever wondered why with an endless possibility of patterns and permutations, there is always somehow a few fish with consistently repeated pattern templates? A few species that share the same overall appearance but not quite the same. That confusing group of…

Behind the face of LiveAquaria – Kevin Kohen’s fish collection part 2

Here’s part two of our trip to LiveAquaria and a peek inside Kevin Kohen’s office and his fish collection. Incase you still do not know, Kevin Kohen is the man behind the company and as mentioned in part 1 of…

DeJong Marinelife’s Interzoo Booth is a rare fish oasis amid exhibition chaos

Wandering the numerous halls of Interzoo 2014 is intense. It requires endurance, comfortable footwear and ton of caffeine to take it all in. But once we found DeJong Marinelife’s booth among the chaos, we found ourselves in fish-geek heaven. Unlike…

Hong Kong through Digiman’s eyes part 1: Legendary reefers Dr. Chung and Jimma Ma

Here’s another exciting Reef Builders travelogue showcasing the sights and adventures of the reefing scene in a foreign country. Like our Japan and Bangkok travelogues, we visit yet again another Asian country – the mystical land of Hong Kong. This…

Attention MACNA 2013 attendees: Get ready for a whole lot of Koji

MACNA 2013 will not be the same this year for sure. A whole lot of excitement, with a little touch of japanese flare. Koji Wada from BlueHarbor is playing Santa this year and a few very good children will be…

New form of aberrant coral beauty angelfish looks truly weird

Just when we thought we’d seen just about every iteration, aberration and permutations of the way that coral beauty angelfish can get funky, one comes along with a while new swag. Whereas many of the aberrant coral beauty angelfish look…