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Amphiprion latifasciatus, the Madagascar Anemonefish hits in Japan, hints at new imports from Western Indian Ocean

Amphiprion latifasciatus, the Madagascar Anemonefish is a rare species from the western Indian Ocean that recently hit in Japan.  Two pairs of Ampiprion latifasciatus were successfully imported: one pair is for B-Box Aquarium and other pair is for Namamugi Kaisuigyo…

Chaetodontoplus cephalareticulatus syn., the orange face angelfish from Japan

Chaetodontoplus cephalareticulatus syn., the orange face angelfish was recently aquired by a Japanese marine aquarium store called Sea Park.  The orange face angelfish usually is usually collected from the waters of Taiwan, but this fish was collected from the ocean…

Awesome Japanese Trachyphyllia geoffroyi tank only uses LED spotlights

You might know that reefers in Japan have many opportunities to access very colorful LPS, especially Trachyphy geoffroyi.  One Japanese reefer, REEF, is an experienced reefer and he has been collecting Trachyphy geoffroyi for many years.  When he buys Trachyphy…

Roa excelsa status: one is still swimming

As we reported a while back, one of the best shops in Japan, Blue Harbor, obtained two Roa excelsa from Hawaii three weeks ago. Unfortunately, one of the butterflyfish was already dead in a plastic bag when they arrived at…