Hoplolatilus oreni Arrives at Iwarna Aquafarm

Hoplolatilus oreni is an interesting, beautiful and colorful species of tilefish that we had never even heard of before fall of last year. Before that fateful photo was taken in South Africa, the deepwater Hoplolatilus oreni was only known from…

Incredibly rare Cirrhilabrus hybrid from RVS FishWorld lands in Iwarna Aquafarm, Singapore

The amazing wrasse pictured above is an incredibly rare fusion between two already rare species. The yet to be described Pintail fairy wrasse (Cirrhilabrus cf. lanceolatus) and the also difficult to obtain Crescent tail fairy wrasse (C. lunatus) sometimes hybridizes…

Iwarna Aquafarm provides last minute candy canes of the aquatic kind

The holidays are in full swing and besides being a legal excuse to put on weight, it’s also a time to indulge in a little something extra. All in the spirit of holiday cheer, of course. The fish deities know…

The Hybrid Beauty, Blue Phantom Angelfish by Poma Labs

Guest Author – Ken Kwan Back in 2019, Poma Labs revealed a new hybrid angelfish called the blue phantom. A hybrid between the beautiful Blue Line Angelfish (Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis), and the Black Phantom angelfish (Chaetodontoplus sp)., a distinctive and very dark…

Ventralis Anthias, Observations and Experiences on their Captive Care

I was always under the impression that ventralis anthias (Pseudanthias ventralis) were hard to keep, as they are often listed as “expert only”. I have always loved the looks of this fish and was a Holy Grail fish to me…

Pseudocheilinus citrinus, the First ‘Yellow Mystery Wrasse’ Enters the Aquarium Hobby

Pseudocheilinus citrinus is a gorgeous little wrasse from the south Pacific that is so rare we knew of only a few images of this fish until now. Iwarna Aquafarm, a Singapore based purveyor of rare fish from all over the…

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus – Red Blotched Fairy Wrasse Collected in Mauritius

Cirrhilabrus sanguineus, the red-blotched fairy wrasse is a very rare, deepwater species of fairy wrasse from the Indian Ocean that we’ve never personally seen in the aquarium trade. A few lonely specimens of Cirrhilabrus sanguineus have made their way to Asia…

Get A Look at this Rainbow Carpet Anemone!

Back in my day, bright blue or purple carpet anemones were the bee’s knees, and I distinctly remember where I was when I heard there were RED carpet anemones, and again when I first saw one. That’s all ancient history now because…

Top 10 Festive reef life that could get lost in a candy cane factory

It’s no secret that our society loves the combination of red and white colors, which is no doubt why it is employed so much during winter festivities. But it turns out that nature really appreciates this peppermint or candy cane…

Bali babies on display at Aquarama 2015

Bali Aquarich, the Asian sensation of the aquaculture scene, has been collecting accolades and trail blazing this niche in the last few years. They’ve come a long way since captive bred clownfish, and now boasts a stunning repertoire of angelfish…