LiveAquaria shows off what could be the studliest male Paracheilinus piscilineatus yet

The highly elusive demi god of the flasher wrasses,¬†Paracheilinus piscilineatus¬†has eluded divers and rare fish collectors alike for the longest time imaginable – that is until 2011. Since the start of last year, the industry has been getting fleeting glimpses…

Paracheilinus piscilineatus, the Mauritius flasher wrasse pops up at Yadokariya

Paracheilinus piscilineatus, the Mauritius flasher wrasse, is an interesting species of wrasse which we’ve yet to ever see in person. Found only in the tiny biogeographic zone of Mauritius, P. piscilineatus is a regionally endemic wrasse species that was recently…

Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus, the Holy Grail Flasher Wrasse Being Collected in Madagascar

Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus, the half-banded flasher wrasse is a very elusive species that has been all but absent in the aquarium hobby. Hailing only from Madagascar and a few locations in South Africa, this species has turned out to be the…

Cool video shows the whole process of exporting fish from Mauritius

We like to promote the marine aquarium industry, and particularly the export of tropical marine fish, as a force for sustainable harvest of marine fish, sometimes undertaken by tight knit families living in coastal island communities. Nowhere is all of…

1.3 Fairy Wrasses: The lanceolatus group

The members of the lanceolatus group are some of the largest and showiest fairy wrasses, collectively celebrated for their grandiose caudal fin and chromatic brilliance. The group spans most of the Indo-Pacific, with its various species occupying a series of…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The Mauritian endemic Pseudojuloides xanthomos

Pseudojuloides is a genus of touchy labrids that¬†are aptly named pencil wrasses for their slender figure. The genus boasts a sizeable number of mostly colourful sexually dichromatic species, of which only a small sampling is offered to the aquarium trade.…

The ultra rare Paracheilinus hemitaeniatus makes its 2013 year end debut

As the countdown for 2014 ticks closer with each passing day, the chances of seeing another industry’s first grows narrower and narrower. We’ve seen some incredible fish this year, even some never before seen species, and here’s another last minute…

Tank bred Clarion Angelfish swims with the ultimate fish collection at LiveAquaria

LiveAquaria released a video recently on their new tank bred clarion angelfish swimming happily and healthily in one of their SPS tanks. Beautiful and groundbreaking as the captive bred clarion angel may be, it vies for attention in this tank…

Kevin Kohen is elevating reef aquarium fish photography to an art form

Kevin Kohen, MASNA Hobbyist of the Year, Mr. LiveAquaria himself is a proficient livestock manager as well as a rare fish afficionado. Of the many ways that Kevin enjoys reef fish and shares that passion with all of us is…

The highly elusive and beautiful Bodianus opercularis surfaces in Hong Kong

The Bodianus hogfishes get loads of quality air time here at ReefBuilders, and for good reason. Hogfish are gorgeous, rare, easy to keep and overall a group of very hardy fish that can withstand the rumble and tumble of a…