awesome fish spotlight

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Serranocirrhitus latus, the Sunburst Anthias

We’re continuing with the Awesome Fish Spotlight mini series this year and today we feature a most beautiful aquarium staple – the Sunburst Anthias. Also known as the fathead anthias, it is the only member of the genus Serranocirrhitus, and its…

Reef Builder’s recap on 2013’s most alluring hybrids

We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t cover any hybrids this year, and like the hardworking elves at Santa’s factory, we made sure we did it with glitter and bow ribbons. This year we had our fair share…

The mystery of Bodianus “kimura”- shocking information that will leave you asking for more

Recently, some light has been shed on a new species of Bodianus that has gotten everyone worked up. Some light has been shed, but not nearly enough, and we’re still scratching our heads at this Bodianus conundrum. The new species,…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus brunneus, specter of darkness

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight is a recap on a species that we’ve highlighted before, but aims to introduce new pictures of a brand new specimen that recently entered the market again. Cirrhilabrus brunneus is a rare species that is closely…

The Many Faces of Mimicry in Marine Fish

In the fish-eat-fish world of the coral reefs, it can sometimes be beneficial to look like something you’re not. This strategy, known as mimicry, is employed by a wide variety of marine fish and other organisms in order to garner…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus squirei dressed in full regalia

We’ve been covering head to toe on the newest Cirrhilabrus from down under that there’s hardly anything new to say. That did not stop us from taking some incredible pictures of this extremely beautiful terminal male specimen though. We’ve been…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Cirrhilabrus claire like you’ve never seen, up close and in HD

Today’s Awesome Fish Spotlight features what is probably the rarest and least often seen species of Cirrhilabrus currently that has entered the trade. These are some of the clearest pictures of a large stunning alpha male anywhere right now and…

Pseudojuloides sp 4 has entered the trade before under our watchful radars

Lagoon is a well known LFS in Japan that occasionally snares up pretty amazing rare fish. While checking their website out recently, we stumbled upon this image in their rare fish hall of fame archives. While this specimen is not…

Awesome Fish Spotlight: Ecsenius pictus

Today’s edition of Awesome Fish Spotlight finds us looking at yet again, another cool Ecsenius blenny. While not nearly as hard to get as E. oculus, E. pictus is not a common find in the hobby. We’ve already stressed on…

Keeping butterflyfish in reefs: What to look out for and what to avoid

Butterflyfish are the quintessential reef inhabitant. Take a look at any coral reef picture, video, documentary, poster, you name it. There’s a high chance a colourful butterfly is flitting around there somewhere. The same is not to be said in…