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Anubis Tang is Probably the Rarest Surgeonfish Ever

We’ve been following Anubis, the one-off purple scopas tang hybrid, for almost a year now. Despite its radical juvenile appearance, we initially thought that the Purple X Scopas tang would lose its appeal as it grows. But we are glad…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Leaf Scorpionfish

The leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus) is a species of marine fish and the only member of its genus. These fish are highly camouflaged and sit patiently waiting to gobble up any passing crustaceans or tiny fish. The leaf scorpionfish is about 10 cm (4 in)…

Halimeda Ghost Pipefish is More Unusual Than You Can Imagine

We’ve been quite busy the last few weeks, setting up coral nurseries all around the island of Bali, Indonesia. One of our reef restoration sites which is an Ocean Gardener project in Amed, North Bali is starting to attract more…

These Cute Monster Eggs are from the Psychedelic Frogfish

The Psychedelic Frogfish (Histiophryne psychedelica) is one of the weirdest fish, ever found in the ocean and it is considered as the Holy Grail of Underwater Macro Photography. The Psychedelic frogfish is not only an insane looking fish, but it’s…

Awesome Fish Spotlight! Super Xanthic, Yellow Scopas Tang Shows Up In Indonesia

Following the hype on the multicolored aberrant or Koi scopas tangs that showed up in the last few years, our friends at Bali Aquarium scored a very nice Super-Xanthic Yellow Scopas Tang this week. Unlike the aberrant Scopas tang that…

Commerson Frogfish- Hide and seek champion of the reef

Not your ordinary fish The Commerson Frogfish (Antennarius commerson) or Giant Frogfish is a large species that can reach up to one foot in length. This frogfish species has a wide range, it can be found in the tropical Pacific…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: The Ornate Butterflyfish

The Butterfly Effect We have always been told a swift “NO” on keeping most butterflyfish species in reef aquariums and it constantly reminds us of an old Mark Twain quote: “There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Sargassum Frogfish

Sargassum Frogfish By: Quentin Caussin Sometimes a fish comes along that just makes you stop and stare for hours on end. The Sargassum Frogfish (Histrio histrio) definitely falls into that category. We were lucky to spent time with a pair…

Awsome Fish Spotlight: Hawkfish A Bird’s Eye View

 Hawkfish belong in the Cirrhitidae family, which contains 35 known species worldwide, 3and typically only 7 of these arrive in the aquarium trade. This family of fishes is usually considered one of the most popular when it comes to reef…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Acanthurus triostegus

Acanthurus triostegus – Convict Tang By: Greg Collinske The convict tang is one of the most widespread Acanthurus species in the world as well as in our hobby. Found throughout the Indo-Pacific and Hawaii in small groups to enormous schools, these successful…